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Would it be foolish to wear this jacket with black oxfords? http://us.suitsupply.com/jackets/jacket-navy-plain-havana-c680/C680,en_US,pd.html?start=2&cgid=Jackets

Notice the buttons
post #23672 of 27536
I'm all for the British style of wearing black with navy, but the patch pockets, brown buttons, and softer cut would rather go with brown shoes.

You could get away with black though.
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Originally Posted by books and tweed View Post

Are any of those linen jackets on the green end of the earth tone spectrum? A bottle green or a very dark brown would look really nice... Even the linen/corduroy texture oddity might sort of work, I think. Perhaps a sweater to bridge the two textures and add a little variety to the earth tones.

Black gingham sounds odd; I'd opt for a more classic oxford to avoid the black gingham/textured earth tone mix.... If all fails, just use the cotton navy sport coat with any simple shirt.
One of the linens is a darkish olive that I was considering using but was concerned about the colors being too close. Probably not really an issue. I like the sweater idea but when I land in NOLA, I expect to confront temps in the mid to upper 80's and humidity above 75% so that might prove uncomfortable.

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^agree that avoiding black gingham is best. Gingham is typically a summer pattern, and would be a little at odds with your corduroy pants.
Noted on both above regarding leaving the gingham behind. A solid oxford with button collars should dress up the top half without overdressing the bottom!


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It may be cliche, but I pretty much always fly in a navy blazer. Mid-weight wool. And when you're wearing an open collar shirt under a blazer, pretty much anything goes. The gingham would be fine. It is associated with spring, but IMO gingham shirts work any time that's not winter. Hell, I wore green gingham a few days ago. A more traditional oxford would also be fine.
This is practical advice. I was a bit worried about the formality of the blazer's cloth atop the informality of the cords but unless someone gainsays you ITT, I expect this is what I will wear. Flying without a jacket for warmth on an overchilled aircraft and without multiple pockets to hold all the assorted crap that one needs on a flight has become unthinkable.

Thanks for the input, gents. Huge help!
post #23674 of 27536
Brand recommendations for cashmere sweaters?

I don't want to spend over 4 bills so I guess my budget is 400 or under, prefer to spend 250-300
post #23675 of 27536
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Brand recommendations for cashmere sweaters?

I don't want to spend over 4 bills so I guess my budget is 400 or under, prefer to spend 250-300

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Kathys-Scottish-Designer-Knitwear

 

These guys are great value. Though range is pretty limited

post #23676 of 27536
I'm looking for a pair of burgandy/ wine color wool trousers. I'm a size 42

Can someone point me in a direction? Thanks
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How important is single-needle stitching on shirts, given that a good portion of it will be undone when a tailor makes adjustments?

post #23678 of 27536
In and of itself, it's not a big deal. It's generally just a sign that the shirt is well made as it is harder to do.

If your tailor is doing alterations to a single needle stitched shirt and replaces the stitches with doubles, find a new tailor. They should be able to put it back together like they found it.
post #23679 of 27536
Anyone have a lead on a mushroom suede watch strap? I'm looking for something similar in shade to these

Anything in the neighborhood of that color would be appreciated
post #23680 of 27536
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It's called "channeled stitching".  A layer around the edge of the sole is peeled back, a little channel carved into the layer underneath, and the stitching is done inside the channel.  Then the layer that was peeled back - about half an inch all the way around, is glued back down over the stitching which lies flush inside the channel.

Eventually, the layer of leather over the channel usually starts coming away or wears away, and then you'll start to see where the stitching is!

I have read this is called hidden channel stitching, since some goodyear welted shoes still have channeled stitching, but have the stitching exposed. A lot of people still do call this channeled stitching though and don't differentiate.
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Brand recommendations for cashmere sweaters?

I don't want to spend over 4 bills so I guess my budget is 400 or under, prefer to spend 250-300

 

One of the very best, is William Lockie of Scotland. They use very fine cashmere, it takes the under-hair of 3 goats per each sweater and I think they even offer bespoke creations though I've not tried the service. They are very fine sweaters ideal for wearing over a shirt under a jacket, or they offer the chunky creations too, always in very fine quality. 

 

http://www.williamlockie.com/fibre_info_cashmere.php

 

On a more budget level but much less fine Marks & Spencer cashmere is great for anyone with long arms and washes impeccably on the wool programme. They probably don't contain too much fine under-hair , if any at all, but I've never had one that shrunk yet. You couldn't layer one with a suit though, they are more to wear as an outer sweater,

 

Moths do not respect highly-prized cashmere any better than the rest so I am disinclined to pay over 4 bills as well.

post #23682 of 27536
Either my neck has gotten bigger from serious workouts, or the collars on some of my brooks brothers MTM shirts have shrunk some over the past couple of years, and now some of the older shirts (hence why I think the shirts shrunk, as the newer shirts still fit fine and I don't think they made the neck larger last time around) are about half an inch to an inch too snug. If I have the collars replaced, in the event i do need an inch more room in my neck, is that possible to do?

Thanks!
post #23683 of 27536
Just received my Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald suit in navy. I'm wondering if they sent me black?

I have a couple other navy suits but this one is noticeably darker than any other navy suit I have. I don't have a black suit to compare it to side to side though. Anyone else have a navy BB suit? Is it the darkest navy suit you have?
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Originally Posted by StephenB View Post

Just received my Brooks Brothers Fitzgerald suit in navy. I'm wondering if they sent me black?

I have a couple other navy suits but this one is noticeably darker than any other navy suit I have. I don't have a black suit to compare it to side to side though. Anyone else have a navy BB suit? Is it the darkest navy suit you have?

I have sold hundreds of them. BB 1818 with Trobaldo Togna fabric, I'll bet. That navy may look black until you put it next to something which actually is black. It is very dark.
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Can anyone identify these Lobb shit-kickers on the commando sole? No joy in the Lobb thread...

 

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