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Originally Posted by Ramth0rn View Post

I wasn't planning on getting my suit tailored to be so tight. My pants are not that short either.
Okay, my mistake. When you said that you were "trying to pull off this look," and then offered a picture of the "look," which included the tight suit jacket, and tight and short pants, I figured that was what you were shooting for.
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I also want to wear socks, as I think it is classless to go to a wedding without them.
Okay, I didn't realize that, since you explicitly asked, "Is it ok to go to a wedding without socks...?" which suggested to me that you had not decided that going sockless to a wedding would be classless.
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The main thing I was wondering about was shirt, tie, and socks as stated in the original post. I think a pale yellow will work, but not sure if a silver/grayish tie will work with my suit.
While I acknowledge that it's possible to wear a yellow shirt with a grey suit and have it look okay, it's not really a look that appeals to me all that much. I just think that so many other choices which are so much more obviously good, that going for a "reach" like yellow is more about proving that it can be pulled off, than anything else. You know, a fashion stunt. The most obvious - and probably superior - choice would be a pale blue shirt.

I might go with a tie that brings a little color into the mixture, just for contrast with the light grey suit and pale blue shirt. Yeah, a black and silver Maccesfield is more of a traditional wedding tie, but with that suit, it probably wouldn't be my choice. (Hey, it's okay to violate a traditional rule, so long as you do it knowingly, and for a valid reason.)

But you know what? It occurs to me that if you were to stick with the yellow shirt, with that suit, a solid black grenadine (or knit) tie might just look okay. It's not a shirt/tie combination I'd wear to a wedding, but I'm just saying, light grey suit, yellow shirt, and black tie, might not be all that bad a choice.

I'd also probably wear black shoes with that suit, before walnut shoes. (The people who insist that black shoes are never a good choice, are as foolish as the ones who insist that black shoes are always a good choice.)

Socks? Is this really a tough one? Heck, wear charcoal socks, or socks the color of your colorful tie, or red-blue-and-yellow argyles, or any of a hundred other choices.

Since you also asked about the pocket square... the one pictured isn't horrible, I guess, but it'd be easy to do better. Picking a pocket square isn't all that difficult. Find one in an appropriate texture, which ties in with a minor color in some other item of clothing (most often, a necktie) you're wearing, and it'll probably work. Otherwise, wear a white linen square with a colored border. Or something else, if you like. Choosing a pocket square isn't something for which extended analysis is really appropriate. Choose it mainly on instinct. If you don't have sufficient confidence in your instincts, fine, then just go with plain white, or don't wear a pocket square at all. (Similarly, people who spend inordinate amounts of time carefully folding, measuring, and positioning a pocket square, are just over-thinking the whole thing.)

Of course, what I'm describing is nothing at all like the look you indicated you wanted to pull off. Primarily because I think that look is terrible.
post #23072 of 28366

Hey all,

 

Looking for feedback on a bespoke suit I recently had made for me at Alan David Custom in NYC relating to the sleeves.   It looks to me like there is some pulling in the sleeves up by the shoulder.  Do you think the sleeve pitch/rotation is off and I there something I can do about it?  Thanks in advance.  

 

 


Edited by bklyndoc12 - 8/4/13 at 12:56pm
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I bought this med/heavy weight overcoat by Christian Dior. It is a poly/cotton blend cloth andI like the color and length of the coat. i could wear the coat comfortably over my suits, which was my main motivation for the purchase. The only thing that I troubles me is the dropped shoulder seam on the coat. The shoulder seam is far further into the sleeve as part of the design and construction; as oppose to having a regular coat or SC that the seam ends on your natural shoulder point. What are you guy's thoughts? I need some inputs smile.gif
post #23074 of 28366

Looking for a brown leather messenger bag that will carry a 13'' macbook, a few notebooks. Any suggestions under 150$?

post #23075 of 28366
Thoughts on the fit of this? Thinking of bringing the sleeves up a bit and taking some out below the pit and around the waist. Also, top button undone or buttoned? Took pics of both for ideas.




Edited by Superfluous Man - 8/4/13 at 8:01pm
post #23076 of 28366
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Originally Posted by Superfluous Man View Post

Thoughts on the fit of this? Thinking of bringing the sleeves up a bit and taking some out below the pit and around the waist. Also, top button undone or buttoned? Took pics of both for ideas.

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Looks good.  Depending on your preferences, you can shorten the sleeve hems a 1/4".  The jacket is designed as a 3R2, so button only the middle.  As a side note, button your button down collar.

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Thanks. I wore the button down under it for the photo only; I wouldn't leave the house with the collar looking like that smile.gif
post #23078 of 28366
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

Looks good.  Depending on your preferences, you can shorten the sleeve hems a 1/4".  The jacket is designed as a 3R2, so button only the middle. 

+1
post #23079 of 28366
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Originally Posted by firubi View Post

Any idea of where to get one like this?

The pic is from the Pitti Uomo GQ shots taken in Florence (I think so).

May be it is bespoke but could be any of you know something about this SC (shooting jacket)

I have been looking for it but no luck, any clue about where to find one???







Thanks in advance


Hi to all, I am still looking for this jacket, any new idea of where to find it?

Thanks
post #23080 of 28366
does anyone know of an alterations tailor in London [with a shopfront, rather than via a tailor] who can sew excellent buttonholes, perhaps up to SR quality?
post #23081 of 28366
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Originally Posted by firubi View Post

Hi to all, I am still looking for this jacket, any new idea of where to find it?

Thanks

That jacket is very clearly bespoke.
post #23082 of 28366

Hey guys I just notice this tear on my loafers, should I take these in to the cobbler immediately? Is it just a simple resole? Also should I have gotten a resole earlier based on how much wear there is now? Thanks!

 

post #23083 of 28366

hey guys, i'm "security guarding it" (navy blazer, light blue shirt, gray trousers) this weekend.  my additional options are:

a. walnut strands with belt, b. black park avenues with belt, c. black or burgundy tie.

 

what do you think?

post #23084 of 28366
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Originally Posted by red81 View Post

hey guys, i'm "security guarding it" (navy blazer, light blue shirt, gray trousers) this weekend.  my additional options are:

a. walnut strands with belt, b. black park avenues with belt, c. black or burgundy tie.

 

what do you think?

 

Don't do the Park Avenues. These are the quintessential business-formal suit shoe, and, IMO, don't look great with odd jackets. The burgundy tie should look fine.
post #23085 of 28366
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Originally Posted by red81 View Post

hey guys, i'm "security guarding it" (navy blazer, light blue shirt, gray trousers) this weekend.  my additional options are:
a. walnut strands with belt, b. black park avenues with belt, c. black or burgundy tie.

what do you think?
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Don't do the Park Avenues. These are the quintessential business-formal suit shoe, and, IMO, don't look great with odd jackets. The burgundy tie should look fine.

I was thinking the same. Of what you posted, a summer weekend just screams for walnut strands and a tie with some color to it.
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