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post #23041 of 28581
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Originally Posted by Ramth0rn View Post

Looking for some advice... I am going to a wedding at the end of this month and trying to pull off this look.
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I currently have this suit below and Allen Edmonds McAllistors in Walnut




The questions I have:
What tie would go with a light yellow shirt?
Should I stick with a black and white checkered pocket square?
Is it ok to go to a wedding without socks... if not what color socks should I pair up?

Thanks cheers.gif

That is a terrible look. Please do not try to pull it off.

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Originally Posted by sean anon View Post

Trying to up my gray with brown game

Thoughts on these looks for business casual
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Any of those are fine.
post #23042 of 28581
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post


return that jacket immediately.
there is no way to make that wearable.
I dont think your posture is that odd .
take a photo in just a shirt and pants.
and relax during the photo

Do you mean the posture is not particularly odd in the photo or that the photo posture is odd, but the normal one not that odd?

Photos of shirt and pants:

 

 

post #23043 of 28581
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Originally Posted by Undone View Post

Do you mean the posture is not particularly odd in the photo or that the photo posture is odd, but the normal one not that odd?
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Your posture, while quite erect, is not that odd.

That shirt also doesn't fit you.

BTW, he was right about the suit--it's never going to work. Return it.
post #23044 of 28581
In Boston--I've been visiting thrift stores (Keezer's, STA, The Closet) in search of a suit, but nothing I've found so far will fit. 38S is perfect in the chest and length, but the shoulders are invariably a bit too big. I've found a good tailor, but he maintains that these are not worth altering. Does anyone have ideas on how to proceed, on a slender budget? I'd be grateful for suggestions.
post #23045 of 28581
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Originally Posted by panaceus View Post

In Boston--I've been visiting thrift stores (Keezer's, STA, The Closet) in search of a suit, but nothing I've found so far will fit. 38S is perfect in the chest and length, but the shoulders are invariably a bit too big. I've found a good tailor, but he maintains that these are not worth altering. Does anyone have ideas on how to proceed, on a slender budget? I'd be grateful for suggestions.

Learn your exact measurements. Then scour Ebay and the Marketplace section of this site incessantly.
post #23046 of 28581
Been looking at gray suits lately on a budget, I found a suit I love however I don't know if the gray is too dark to pull of brown shoes, these compliment each other before I buy? I feel the brown should be dark enough.



post #23047 of 28581
Thanks!

Follow-up--Would an MTM like Black Lapel be a reasonable option, if I can scrape together the capital?
post #23048 of 28581
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


Your posture, while quite erect, is not that odd.

That shirt also doesn't fit you.

BTW, he was right about the suit--it's never going to work. Return it.

About the shirt, any other problems besides the glaringly obvious of too much fabric on the back?

post #23049 of 28581
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Originally Posted by panaceus View Post

Thanks!

Follow-up--Would an MTM like Black Lapel be a reasonable option, if I can scrape together the capital?

If you only need a basic suit (like navy or charcoal) I don't think it's necessary to go custom.

I've also never heard of Black Lapel so I wouldn't want to tell you yes or no there ...

I think you're probably better off reading here a bit and jotting down some commonly mentioned names of suit makers, then checking Ebay. Here are a few to get you rolling...

Caruso (they make Ralph Lauren suits plus suits for other retail labels)
Samuelsohn
JP Tilford (this is actually Samuelsohn, but made exclusively for a Canadian chain)
Canali
Corneliani
Brooks Brothers

You can find most, or all, of those right here on this site for sale on a regular basis and also on Ebay. To me, they're all very serviceable as a first suit.
post #23050 of 28581
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Originally Posted by scubaru View Post

Been looking at gray suits lately on a budget, I found a suit I love however I don't know if the gray is too dark to pull of brown shoes, these compliment each other before I buy? I feel the brown should be dark enough.



The color of the shoe looks dark enough that you should be fine wearing them with that color suit.

My issues with the suit are more around the styling (super skinny lapels, probably too short) rather than the color. The shoe styling is also not very conservative. If you plan on wearing this to work and are in a conservative industry, then you may want to reconsider.
post #23051 of 28581
I've heard of 2 alterations latently that a friend suggested he did regularly that ice never heard of. First is that his trousers are "pencilled" to stop them from fraying (why would this even happen? And secondly he has coins sewn into the inside of his pant legs to stop them riding up. Both sound bizarre to the uninitiated like me. Are these really common practice or is he talking out of his $&@! ? Or being taken for a ride by a tailor looking for a few extra $?
post #23052 of 28581
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Originally Posted by Undone View Post

About the shirt, any other problems besides the glaringly obvious of too much fabric on the back?

It looks too big all the way around--sleeves, chest, back, shoulders.
post #23053 of 28581
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

I've heard of 2 alterations latently that a friend suggested he did regularly that ice never heard of. First is that his trousers are "pencilled" to stop them from fraying (why would this even happen? And secondly he has coins sewn into the inside of his pant legs to stop them riding up. Both sound bizarre to the uninitiated like me. Are these really common practice or is he talking out of his $&@! ? Or being taken for a ride by a tailor looking for a few extra $?

Never heard of it. Also, 9 times out of 10 women know nothing about men's clothing, so ignore them. They don't take style advice from you.
post #23054 of 28581
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Originally Posted by Undone View Post

About the shirt, any other problems besides the glaringly obvious of too much fabric on the back?

Sorry I don't mean to be harsh, but if you can't look at that picture and see that you are absolutely swimming in that shirt I'm not sure what value any other advice would be to you. That shirt is made for a man fifty pounds heavier than you are.

Go no further than the MC casual thread on this site to see several examples that illustrate more closely how a short should fit.
post #23055 of 28581
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Originally Posted by crusey View Post

I have seen a few posts recommending Land's End and I had been eyeing it a bit. It looks like their charcoal wool pants are on sale right now for right about $80. I don't necessarily need them right away but probably in 1.5-2 months, do you think I should go ahead and pull the trigger for that or is it in my best interest to wait for a better sale within that time frame?

Google for a LE coupon. I bet you can find one right now for at least 15% off.
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