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post #23911 of 28684
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Mr Lock: go with "don't fucking buy them, they're horrible".

I was going to go with the crepe sole, but is there anything you would recommend in place of that? Something similar?

post #23912 of 28684
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Originally Posted by AZsundevil View Post
 

 

I'm 22 and I love my beeswax Bushacres. They're the same as the DBs but with a cost-cutting rubber sole instead of crepe. They're cheap shoes to be sure but the leather uppers on them only seem to get better with age. 

 

White nubucks with red soles is a little... obnoxious. 

Thanks. I'll probably for the beeswax clark's contrary to Veremund's thinking. I've been swayed since you are now the second to respond in favour of the beeswax and your final point makes sense. I never saw white bucks as obnoxious since I could see them being paired with seersucker or denim/chinos but obviously I have no education of style etiquette as much as most around here.

 

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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


I didn't ask you a question. You cheeky monkey.

 

Not to be obnoxious since this is how you've decided to perceive me, but you actually did ask a question...the fact that you neglected to put a question mark for punctuation does not negate that:

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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


The real question is which is more your style.
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Seems they'd be a perfect match for him then.
I'll still thank you for your time since your previous question suggesting for me to elaborate on my style drew in others who actually wanted to help that gave good answers. Cheers :D I would love to have your opinion regardless though since I feel you actually did have one or else you wouldn't have asked me about my style. Have a great weekend.
post #23913 of 28684

Hey everyone, 
Glad to be writing my first post. I come here looking for more experienced opinions and advice and buying my first bespoke suit. I am new to this and want to make a good decision on this significant investment, so I will respect/appreciate everyone's input. 
I am looking to buy a suit for my upcoming wedding. The wedding will be in Woods Hole MA on cape cod, we will have a property with a beach and nice lawn (no we are not rich just found a great deal!). I am on a budget $700-$1000 and want to make sure I don't waste my money on a smoke and mirror deal which is intended to take advantage of people like myself- I want the best I can afford and don't have an unlimited budget. 
I want to find a suit that is classic and timeless while looking sharp and not "dated". That said, I am looking to go with a blue suit with a nice tailored fit. My style is eclectic, I like looking good but work in TV promotion in midtown manhattan so my day to day dress is more casual, however I always try to look good and show my own sense of style. I grew up in Massachusetts/Cape Cod so I tend to favor a classic preppy look when I dress nice, but refuse to go with the cliche Cape Cod wedding style (Khakis, blue blazer and boat shoes/flip flops). 
Currently I have my mind set on a specific bespoke in Brooklyn. I want the specific tailor to remain unnamed to avoid bias, I can reveal when I have the suit in hand- maybe this will keep some of you frequenting this post so I can receive consistent feedback while also keeping posters/repliers entertained. 
I found a place that will give me a huge deal on a bespoke suit and custom shirt for $700- fully canvased and made from these fabrics: Dormeuil, Valentino, Holland and Sherry, and Ermernegildo Zenga. 

First step: 
I am looking for some feedback on fabrics, specifically for a classic blue suit. Are there certain fabrics to watch for some to avoid? This is all new to me and fingering through 1000 fabric patterns is a lot and am looking for help narrowing down my options. Any input is appreciated, if you think I should pick another color I would love to hear it, any materials or brand to avoid I would love to hear it.

Thanks I look forward to hearing responses and questions, I am very excited and nervous to start this process.

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post #23914 of 28684
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Originally Posted by Xancatrius View Post

So the bunching that happens on the back of my thighs is due to the fabric riding up?

Maybe. We need visuals, and a tailor would be most qualified to determine the problem.
post #23915 of 28684
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Originally Posted by mixedmajik View Post

Thanks. I'll probably for the beeswax clark's contrary to Veremund's thinking.

Please forgive my earlier rudeness, I've had my knickers in a twist all day. I'd definitely go with the desert boots. They are invariably stylish, and I also think white bucks are just OTT.

Though I'm afraid I must maintain that I wasn't asking that question. Stating which question would be more relevant is not the same as asking it. wink.gif
Edited by Veremund - 10/14/13 at 1:46am
post #23916 of 28684

I'm going to attend a student union network event, and I have a chance to meet my potential employer. And the dress code is business attire (suit + tie). 

I didn't bring my suit to the uni, but I did, however, bring a peak label navy wool blazer and suede semi-brogue oxfords. I was thinking about using the blazer, shoes (need to buy a tie) and khaki chinos to the event. Would that be unappropiate or would that be ok? I could switch out the khaki chinos with some very dark navy chinos, but i don't think it will look good, but it will certainly look more like a suit than navy jacket + khaki chinos. 

 

I think I will look better than anyone at the event, because people here dress like shit, but I don't want to stand out too much... without a suit.

 

Edit: I'm in a little bit hurry, because I don't have a tie yet. So I am going to buy one tomorrow. Should I buy a expensive high quality tie, or a cheap low quality tie from H&M or Topman or something?

post #23917 of 28684
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


Please forgive my earlier rudeness, I've had my knickers in a twist all day. I'd definitely go with the desert boots. They are definitely stylish, and I also think white bucks are just OTT.

Though I'm afraid I must maintain that I wasn't asking that question. Stating which question would be more relevant is not the same as asking it. wink.gif

Fair enough. Forgive my ignorance. I think my question has been answered unanimously in favour of desert boots which is great. Thanks a lot. Tomorrow is another day, hopefully it will be more pleasant for you. Thanks again.

post #23918 of 28684
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Originally Posted by theh00d View Post

Looking for a inexpensive navy/white pindot tie
The Tie Bar sells such. $15. Available in 3 lengths (the extra long is $20), and 2 different widths. And in a couple of bow tie versions.

Perhaps not the greatest ties in the world, but they're more than acceptable for routine wear, and I'd take one over a used Lands' End tie, which you indicate is an option you're considering. (It's a coin toss between a new Lands' End tie, and a new Tie Bar tie.)

http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=22109&orderPageReturn=%2Fsearch.asp%3Ftarget%3Dpin%2520dot%26viewall%3Dviewall

I would add that while you're certainly entitled to wear a pin dot tie if that's what you like, I've always thought there were just too many dots for my taste on most pin dot ties. Consequently, I generally prefer a Churchill Dot design. You can see what I mean at http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=12831&orderPageReturn=%2Fsearch.asp%3Ftarget%3Dchurchill%26btnTemplateSearchFormSubmit.x%3D0%26btnTemplateSearchFormSubmit.y%3D0
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Should I get one from charless tyrwhitt (free with purchase of a shirt - about $50 total)
If you're jonesing for a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt, I suppose that's a viable option. But I probably wouldn't talk myself into buying a Charles Trywhitt shirt, just to put together a package deal on a shirt and tie. (Well, I definitely wouldn't, simply because I tend to want longer ties than the Charles Trywhitt ones, but that's neither here, nor there.) It's not like their ties are remarkable or anything. Nor, quite frankly, do I find their shirts to be terribly special, for all that they're okay, they're available in a nice variety, and I wear the ones I own.
post #23919 of 28684
I was thinking about getting a blazer from J Crew, but since I'm on the small side (I'm 5 feet and 1 Inch,
about 125lbs and my chest measure just about 34), I was wondering if I should get a boys 14 or 16?
post #23920 of 28684

Any slim fitting, decent quality quilted jackets for $100 to $200? 

 

What's a a versatile color for navy and grey pants? What about something like Olive?  

 

Maybe something like this? 

 

http://www.zara.com/us/en/man/jackets/quilted-jacket-c496501p1293642.html

post #23921 of 28684
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


If you're jonesing for a Charles Tyrwhitt shirt, I suppose that's a viable option. But I probably wouldn't talk myself into buying a Charles Trywhitt shirt, just to put together a package deal on a shirt and tie. (Well, I definitely wouldn't, simply because I tend to want longer ties than the Charles Trywhitt ones, but that's neither here, nor there.) It's not like their ties are remarkable or anything. Nor, quite frankly, do I find their shirts to be terribly special, for all that they're okay, they're available in a nice variety, and I wear the ones I own.

Tyrwhitt makes reasonably nice shirts, it's a good deal. They're not Brioni by any means, but they're a good sight better than most of the crap you might get at the mall. Just about everybody can always stand to add or upgrade some shirt in their wardrobe. For $40, you get the new tie and a nice shirt. Considering the market he's in for the tie, the CT shirt would probably be the best he owns. That kind of purchase would be a pretty good investment, IMO.
post #23922 of 28684
Chocolate brown suit + black shoes/bal boots? Yes/no?
post #23923 of 28684
To the extent that any tie may be seasonal (wool in winter, cotton in summer, etc..) does a raw silk tie have any seasonal connotation or like traditional silks are they year round?
post #23924 of 28684
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Chocolate brown suit + black shoes/bal boots? Yes/no?

Opinions vary, but I think black shoes actually works with dark browns pretty well. But then, I usually wind up wearing brown or burgundy shoes with brown pants.
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

To the extent that any tie may be seasonal (wool in winter, cotton in summer, etc..) does a raw silk tie have any seasonal connotation or like traditional silks are they year round?

They're usually considered a spring/summer thing.
post #23925 of 28684

Does anybody have any experience with Orciani's leather jackets? I understand that their belts are relatively well regarded but I've yet to hear anything about whether or not that quality transfers over to their clothing.

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