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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Side question, does the classic menswear have an ebay finds thread? I.e. someone should snag this etc.

Yes, it's here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/164750/cool-shoes-paraphernalia-desiderata-part-ii

There is another thread specifically for suits, jackets and tailored clothing, but it doesn't see much action and the above thread is now used for pretty much everything from eBay or other places on the net, regardless of whether the objects are shoes, bags, ties, odds-and-ends, suits or jackets.
post #24002 of 28352
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Side question, does the classic menswear have an ebay finds thread? I.e. someone should snag this etc.

I found these prada boots in an 8.5 and someone should totally grab them if they're legit.



I wouldn't buy Prada unless you already own a few pair and are sure of their size.

Even if you just pop into Saks or Nordstrom and try them on before you buy online.

J
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Unfortunately, I don't have much style at all to speak of... so I need the help of the forum members to help me here with my choices.

 

I have a navy sports coat and a charcoal sports coat and want to know if they would go with the following shirt/pant/shoe combinations.

 

Also, should I wear black shoes instead?

 

Thanks!

 

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Originally Posted by JayLefler View Post
 

Unfortunately, I don't have much style at all to speak of... so I need the help of the forum members to help me here with my choices.

 

I have a navy sports coat and a charcoal sports coat and want to know if they would go with the following shirt/pant/shoe combinations.

 

Also, should I wear black shoes instead?

 

Thanks!

 

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Charcoal and green shirt will look sharp.  The darkest pants might look like you're trying to fake a suit - depends how dark your charcoal jacket is.  Green and navy, I'm not sure; depends really on where you're wearing it.  They can look good together, but I probably wouldn't wear it to the office; it's a pretty summery, casual combination, in my opinion.  All of the pants would look with the navy sport coat - put on a white shirt, grey pants, and a navy sport coat, and you can't go wrong.  You won't win a contest for originality, but you'll look sharp and classic.  The brown brogues are great with a sport coat and nice pants.

post #24005 of 28352
Green shirt (preferably gingham) navy blazer, and khakis are one of my favorite combinations, but by no means office wear. Bonus points for yellow tie with sailboats, tennis racquets, or some such.

J
post #24006 of 28352
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Green shirt (preferably gingham) navy blazer, and khakis are one of my favorite combinations, but by no means office wear. Bonus points for yellow tie with sailboats, tennis racquets, or some such.

J


Depends on the office. I wear stuff like that every day. I've even worn orange pants.


It comes down to how formal the place is. Mine tends to be formal at times and informal at others. Kinda hard to explain but it works pretty well and if something I wear doesn't work at all, I can always change into scrubs for the day.

post #24007 of 28352
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Originally Posted by AZsundevil View Post

Can a tailor do anything about overly puffy sleeves? I bought a BB sport shirt sight unseen and the sleeves are massive in the bicep area.. 

Yes. Slimming the sleeves is the same process as slimming the torso. In fact, it's one motion. The short is turned inside out and the tailor throws a new seam in taking in as much as desired. It's no more expensive to slim the torso and sleeves than it is to slim the torso alone.
post #24008 of 28352
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Originally Posted by JayLefler View Post

Unfortunately, I don't have much style at all to speak of... so I need the help of the forum members to help me here with my choices.

As a self-confessed style less noob, don't wear green shirts. Wear shirts that are solid white, solid light blue, or shirts that have fine blue stripes of fine light brown stripes. You can't go wrong with those.
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


As a self-confessed style less noob, don't wear green shirts. Wear shirts that are solid white, solid light blue, or shirts that have fine blue stripes of fine light brown stripes. You can't go wrong with those.

 

Nah man. You gotta start somewhere. If you don't start experimenting with what works for you (if you're into that!) then you'll be wearing those shirts for life. Ain't nothin' wrong with that, but one could have so much more fun!

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What's a reasonable price for having someone put a topy on your shoes? What if you bring the topy?

 

Is there a good source for half soles online? Thinking of having a pair of boots switched over to rubber half soles and making them the winter boots.

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Just possibly not within the lofted realm of classic menswear.

 

However, I'm assuming the OP already owns that green shirt, in which case, fine.  But keep it for a more casual look.  It's not really right with the grey flannels: keep the shoes with it, because the colour contrast is very pleasant, but look to khakis/chinos and it will be a nice gentlemanly laid-back "off duty" look.

 

When it comes to proper work-wear though, Veremund speaks truth: nothing is better than a light blue shirt with a spread collar under a navy or charcoal suit.  White under navy is also perfect business dress.  Varying stripes, pale pink, and yes even light green, are workable.  But take a lot of consideration, and are essentially unnecessary.

 

If you want to be bold, wear red socks.  But never wear a bright shirt with a suit, unless you're in a rap video.

post #24012 of 28352
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Originally Posted by JayLefler View Post
 

Unfortunately, I don't have much style at all to speak of... so I need the help of the forum members to help me here with my choices.

 

I have a navy sports coat and a charcoal sports coat and want to know if they would go with the following shirt/pant/shoe combinations.

 

Also, should I wear black shoes instead?

 

Thanks!

 

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Hey Jay, I think the tone of green looks quite vibrant ...almost Kelly or Emerald, and that's a tricky wear for a plain shirt . That said bright green is in fashion this Autumn so its just how to wear it . I would say part of an " informalist" or "posh-casual" look would be fine , certainly not for most work environments. Much easier would be a bottle green or olive or army/khaki green as that can be a great weekend shirt for Autumn.  I bought the shirt below online the other week on SALE @ £20 GBP which was a bit of an impulse buy as I wouldn't normally choose this colour, but I've actually found it versatile with chinos, cords & grey flannels , and it feels right at this time of year.  The contrast facings are a nice touch too & comes with 2 sets collar bones which is great as I always lose those guys . 

 

post #24013 of 28352
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Nah man. You gotta start somewhere. If you don't start experimenting with what works for you (if you're into that!...

That shirt looks terrible. Really awful. Don't wear it. Or, do your own experimenting as you suggest, in which case you needn't bother asking for advice.
post #24014 of 28352
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


As a self-confessed style less noob, don't wear green shirts. Wear shirts that are solid white, solid light blue, or shirts that have fine blue stripes of fine light brown stripes. You can't go wrong with those.

 

I agree to a point..White can also be a great pleasure especially a sensational white shirt made with David & John Anderson in 2/300's poplin that costs an absolute fortune but the experience is incomparable ....but some days you don't want to wrap yourself in such luxury and sophistication and I just have to choose my Turnbull & Asser's ...for that unmistakeable Jermyn Street feeling . . colourful eccentrically English stripes and checks as worn by HRH The Prince Of Wales every day, so I am led to believe .     Personally I would never wear light brown stripes.  
post #24015 of 28352
But would you wear that bright turquoise green thing above?
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