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Only in the sense that they're not absurdly narrow, which would scream 2013. smile.gif

The lapels are fine. Feel free to wear the jacket, if all else about it meets with your approval.


Feel free to comment on the the jacket itself as well.  It is a bit short

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Another sportcoat question:

 

I just bought a new one on EBAY.  It is a Brooks Brothers Fitz and fits well.  The fabric looks like some tweed pants I have but a larger somewhat looser weave and much softer (it is 10% cashmere).  Any name for this type of weave? I imagine I would wear this like tweed or a herringbone?  It seems wrong with dressier worsted pants but I am not sure.

 

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Thanks for taking the time to reply. This may be it as there is indeed some neck roll and when I pull the jacket taut at the back, it diminishes the bulge/ripple. And in fact, after a day of hanging, the ripple is less noticeable. I'll take it to the tailor this weekend and see if he can provide further insight, and I'll try to get a better picture. This is the first time I've bought a jacket online and I must say it all seems a bit more trouble than it's worth...

Neck roll is a pretty common thing to see--not the end of the world if the rest of the jacket is fitting well. A good tailor can take it out for you.
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I read his comment differently and took the impression that he was suggesting we all dispose of all of our jeans the day before we turn 36. As for the jeans, they're a pair of Levis that I've had for years. I'm not making an argument for them but I don't remember them as having been given fake distressing. That small point may not make them any more appropriate as 'odd trousers' but I think it does make them a little less cheesy at least.

 

You're probably both right.  I'm wearing jeans today, but not denim and not with a jacket.  Whether or not you like my (raspberry, actually!) fil d'Ecosse over the calf socks, is immaterial.  I can wear them because I'm a bad muthafucka, at least I believe that's the correct expression.  

 

The thing about jeans is that there is pretty much always a better looking alternative. Whatever dispensation Hugh Jackman might get, it's rarely achievable for mortals like you and me.  Unless you're riding a slow motorcycle or a horse, they're not going to look as good as you think they do.  What feels familiar and easy and laid back, looks careless, cheap and scruffy.  So, really, just trust me on the jeans: wear coloured ones.  Or cords or moleskins or best of all some kind of chinos.  Perfectly casual, more comfortable, just as resilient and SO much more appealing.

 

By the way, your pic at the bottom of that picture really sums it all up. That is a rapid transformation from disheveled tryer into comfortably casual serious dude.  I like.

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What do you all think about the collar on this Land's End Canvas shirt I bought? I think it looks absurdly skimpy next to my huge head so I took a photo to get some opinions. It's a button-down. My one and only Brooks Bros button-down, on the other hand, has a beautiful flowing collar. Sorry for the general frumpiness of the photo; I just threw the shirt on to take a picture of it. This is after a machine wash & dry.

 

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Pretty skimpy, yes. It is a very casual shirt, so maybe not the end of the world, but I'd certainly prefer it to be beefier.
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White bucks vs beeswax desert boots? Which is more "stylish"?
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White bucks vs beeswax desert boots? Which is more "stylish"?

The real question is which is more your style.
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Looking for a inexpensive navy/white pindot tie

 

Should I get one from charless tyrwhitt (free with purchase of a shirt - about $50 total)

or should I get this pre-owned lands end one for around $6 or ...?

 

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Can I 'un-botton down' a collar? Will it be as easy as it is in my head to cut and re-size the collar myself? Thanks!
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Can I 'un-botton down' a collar? Will it be as easy as it is in my head to cut and re-size the collar myself? Thanks!

No.
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Can I 'un-botton down' a collar? Will it be as easy as it is in my head to cut and re-size the collar myself? Thanks!

Just leave it unbuttoned.
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Originally Posted by mixedmajik View Post

White bucks vs beeswax desert boots? Which is more "stylish"?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


The real question is which is more your style.

As a 20 year old, my style is to look better than others around me. Wear a lot of chino of various brown shades and a lot of denim...all fitted very well. Slim fit dress shirts and polos is what i wear on my top half and i leave them untucked...occasional tuck if putting on a sports coat (of which i have a grey and navy one) and as of late have been tucking in often since I'm going through a slim-fit sweater over dress shirt phase. Does this aid in your assessment? I currently have tan bucks, brown loafers, dark brown sperry tassle boat shoes, AE walnut sanfords, and some black close laced oxfords from...J&M -.-. One pair of vans canvas sneakers in grey also.

 

Does this define my style more? I have a dark complexion if that matters. My style is to look 25 years old - 30 years old in my dressing since my face makes me look 13. Just want to add another shoe to the collection...that is versatile enough to wear with the kinds of pants and style i have...so does all this answer your question and help in you helping me decide between beeswax desert boots with crepe soles or red-soled white bucks? Thanks a lot

 

P.S. A seersucker suit will be in my collection next year if i get a good deal.

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I'd still go with the beeswax desert boots. They are a great and versitle boot for denim and chinos alike. They are a great casual shoe but can easily be paired with a dress shirt and blazer for evening drinks at the bar.
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Purchased a blazer. What do you guys think of the fit? I tapered the sides a bit. 

 

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