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post #23521 of 29409

Question: taupe wool trousers - an alternative to dress chinos, yay or nay? 

post #23522 of 29409
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Originally Posted by acinod View Post

I'm going to NY in Christmas for a few weeks and I know it's going to be freezing.
Thinking of keeping warm by layering so I will wear an undershirt, white/blue OCBD, sweater and peacoat. Maybe a navy blazer between the sweater and peacoat but I think that might be too many layers. 

My one dilemma is deciding which sweater to pack, I can only pack 2. I'm thinking of buying a grey cashmere sweater from Uniqlo when I get there so altogether I would have 3 sweaters.

Which one of these should I bring with me?
  1. Navy Cardigan - 50% Viscose, 45% Polyamide, 5% Angora
  2. Burgundy Cardigan - 80% Cotton, 15% Wool, 5% Angora
  3. Argyle Crewneck (thickest) - 95% Acrylic, 5% Wool
  4. Red V-Neck - 92% Cotton, 8% Cashmere



FUCK, I CAN'T HANDLE THE STRESS
post #23523 of 29409
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Originally Posted by acinod View Post

I'm going to NY in Christmas for a few weeks and I know it's going to be freezing.
Thinking of keeping warm by layering so I will wear an undershirt, white/blue OCBD, sweater and peacoat. Maybe a navy blazer between the sweater and peacoat but I think that might be too many layers. 

My one dilemma is deciding which sweater to pack, I can only pack 2. I'm thinking of buying a grey cashmere sweater from Uniqlo when I get there so altogether I would have 3 sweaters.

Which one of these should I bring with me?
  1. Navy Cardigan - 50% Viscose, 45% Polyamide, 5% Angora
  2. Burgundy Cardigan - 80% Cotton, 15% Wool, 5% Angora
  3. Argyle Crewneck (thickest) - 95% Acrylic, 5% Wool
  4. Red V-Neck - 92% Cotton, 8% Cashmere


I'd say 2 & 4. Cashmere is rad in the cold because it will keep you warmer than any other sweater of the same weight. If you find a way to pick up another before your trip, I think that is your best bet.
post #23524 of 29409

This tie jacket combo work?
post #23525 of 29409
I understand that my buttonholes are machine made (or arent?).
My question is what is with this additional synthetic string that is sewn in on the right side of holes? Thanks!


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What are peoples experience with Charles Tyrwhitt suits? Is the buttoning point low or high? Is the jacket length cropped or standard length?

Are the slim fit suit jackets shorter in length than the classic cut?

And lastly, are the suits vanity size or 48R has a typical shoulder measurement of about 17.5 +/- ?

Slim
http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-suits/view-all/Blue-herringbone-slim-fit-suit-jacket?q=usddefault||EP222BLU|||||407,3792,||||||||

Classic
http://www.ctshirts.com/men's-suits/men's-business-suits/Navy-twill-classic-fit-suit-?q=usddefault||ENA40NAV|||||382,||||||||
post #23527 of 29409
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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post

I'd say 2 & 4. Cashmere is rad in the cold because it will keep you warmer than any other sweater of the same weight. If you find a way to pick up another before your trip, I think that is your best bet.

So far 1 has no votes, 2 has 2 votes and 3 and 4 have 1 vote each. In that case I'll definitely bring 2, guessing its because it has the highest percentage of wool+angora (15+5%). I think I might go 3 over 4 though because two reddish sweaters might be a bit dull. Cashmere is not cheap here so I think I'll wait till after I arrive to buy another sweater.
post #23528 of 29409
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post


This tie jacket combo work?
I can't say I'm a fan. Your suit and tie patterns are the same scale and too similar. With such a small dense pattern, you need to offset it with a larger scale.
post #23529 of 29409
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post


I can't say I'm a fan. Your suit and tie patterns are the same scale and too similar. With such a small dense pattern, you need to offset it with a larger scale.

 

Should I just go solid, I can't imagine what pattern would work.  I picked that tie bc of the lavender matches the lavender check in the coat.

post #23530 of 29409

That's another reason why it's not working - the two blend into each other because of colour AND pattern.  The stark white shirt emphasises that too.  Especially if, as I'm guessing, you're also wearing black shoes and no pocket square.  The tie is perfectly nice, but it's begging for a flat navy or grey pinstripe suit to pair with.

 

It's a lovely jacket.  Try this: light blue shirt, or a fine light blue stripe even.  Navy, bottle green (dull) or deep burgundy tie, either solid, textured or with a small neat patten (but not checked or snall stripes).  Even a thick striped repp tie would work.  then add a cream (not white) pocket square, of it not available, one with a pattern that's not too bright, and is dominated by a colour that is more or less opposite to your tie - but in a similar tone.  That should warm everything up nicely.  Finally, if you want to soften the whole thing a bit more, try brown, tan or burgundy shoes too (but not with a burgundy tie).

 

Oh, I forgot your trousers.  I hope you didn't.  Mid grey or charcoal, preferably.  Flannel would be a good texture.  Usually is, come to think of it...

post #23531 of 29409
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

 

Should I just go solid, I can't imagine what pattern would work.  I picked that tie bc of the lavender matches the lavender check in the coat.

You can wear a broad-stripe tie, like this: http://www.samhober.com/grenadine-grossa-stripe-silk-ties/powder-blue-and-brown-stripes-on-midnight-blue-grenadine-tie-3.html

 

I hope that jacket is part of a suit, otherwise you might have difficulty finding a pair of pants to coordinate. I am not sure I agree with mimo on gray flannels, as the jacket appears to be mid gray also, which will not provide enough contrast.

 

I do agree that a light blue shirt would be good.

post #23532 of 29409
Hello MCers! I'm looking to get a friend a gift card so he can buy a nice pair of shoes, but I'm very unfamiliar with more traditional shoemakers, as I'm mainly into the SW&D side of things. Which shoemaker do you recommend that I buy a gift card to (looking to get about a 400 dollar gift card. price range probably 6-800?) I'd ideally like to get something English, but I am open to all suggestions. I am located in New York. Thank you for all the help!
post #23533 of 29409

I posted this in MCCas

 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post
 

Anyone know where I can get jackets like this? I've got a few sport coats but would like to vary it up for the upcoming cold months.

 

http://24.media.tumblr.com/173af65f63b5ddd919e556d4a85bfb7f/tumblr_mt1psoPjEn1s41qhqo1_1280.jpg

 

I believe that one is Liverano, Safari Jacket. 

 

edit: Doesn't have to be specifically a safari jacket, just more casual than sport coats. And my price range is up to $600... doesn't HAVE to be that high though ;) Just need to make sure the quality isn't something I'll hate a month down the road when I see others.

post #23534 of 29409
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

Hello MCers! I'm looking to get a friend a gift card so he can buy a nice pair of shoes, but I'm very unfamiliar with more traditional shoemakers, as I'm mainly into the SW&D side of things. Which shoemaker do you recommend that I buy a gift card to (looking to get about a 400 dollar gift card. price range probably 6-800?) I'd ideally like to get something English, but I am open to all suggestions. I am located in New York. Thank you for all the help!

 



Crockett and Jones. They are on 56th between 5th and 6th. They start at $650 for benchgrade.
post #23535 of 29409
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post
 

You can wear a broad-stripe tie, like this: http://www.samhober.com/grenadine-grossa-stripe-silk-ties/powder-blue-and-brown-stripes-on-midnight-blue-grenadine-tie-3.html

 

I hope that jacket is part of a suit, otherwise you might have difficulty finding a pair of pants to coordinate. I am not sure I agree with mimo on gray flannels, as the jacket appears to be mid gray also, which will not provide enough contrast.

 

I do agree that a light blue shirt would be good.

 

SHoot, it's not really gray, it is more tan and I was going to wear navy pants w/ brown shoes, brown belt.  I don't have a solid light blue shirt (yes, I'm not kidding) I do have gray flannels though, and I'm going to where teh weather is colder (50-60f)

I have almost that exact same tie, except it's missoni, grabbed it just in case, I do have a very light gray tone on tone shirt.  This was too last minute, should've put together days before my trip, but I'm new to dressing nice, and while I've worn suits before, I've never worried about it.  I just know enough to know that that tie and jacket wasn't working.  Thanks for your help, luckily I do have a huge tie collection, so I'm going to grab a few extras.  Will post the morning of that outfit, you guys can rate (or berate) me on it :D

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