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post #24016 of 29373
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

But would you wear that bright turquoise green thing above?

I would. I wear orange and red shirts too.

I guess it might be a skin tone thing. I'm brown so I look pretty awful wearing a white shirt in the winter since it makes me look sick. Blue oxfords are fine. I personally like houndstooth shirts as well as striped blue/white oxfords or check patterns as well.
 
I work in a hospital, not as a banker on wall street, so my dress can be business casual. I get away with wearing half sleeve 'oxford' shirts etc all the time because I look put together and dress them up with my shoe choices. At the same time, I can also wear scrubs at work so it's different than most people. The doctors I work with are usually in a suit or slack/blazer combo and I often wear a blazer to work, even though I don't have to at all.
 
The point is that you have to figure out what works for you by trying different things. That green shirt would look great with khakis, rust pants, black pants, or even a darker gray. You just have to even it out. If you're wearing that with salmon pants, you'll look ridiculous (which at times I do on purpose). If you're scared to try something and have it not work, you'll never find what works for you.

As for me, I realized that you have to dress according to your skin tone, so what might work for someone who is white might not look as good on someone who is brown or black. I realized this when I started dressing for work when things would just look a little off if I was copying what I saw white 'models' wearing in menswear catalogs etc. Sure you can get by doing the super traditional thing. It works and looks great. However, if you're trying to develop your own sense of style, then why not try something else?

YMMV
post #24017 of 29373
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

But would you wear that bright turquoise green thing above?

 

Verumund. Honestly speaking. No I absolutely wouldn't , an all over plain "bright turquoise green" is indeed a very tricky wear.
However last week I was on the Tube and a guy got on wearing an expensive looking pair of pea-green suede full brogues with tan leather soles , with an otherwise well co-ordinated dark jacket, shirt, narrow grenadine tie , flannel trousers and horn-rimmed spectacles  Now those green brogues are something I would never ever consider either but I found myself strangely fascinated all the way from Marylebone to Piccadilly Circus ....  Of course nobody on the Tube speaks or catches the eye of anyone else, but staring at the floor or feet in general is perfectly acceptable.  It made me think why is this one guy wearing these shoes when everyone else is wearing uniformly black Oxfords ?       
post #24018 of 29373

Hello! 


At the end of the day, what cut is the more versatile pant? The Express Producer or Photographer?

Thanks!

post #24019 of 29373
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Fair enough. biggrin.gif
post #24020 of 29373
These are the black aldo boots I picked up. A little pricey for Aldo shoes at 90, but I think they look good. These ones were made in mexico, not china, as well.




Edited by ridethecliche - 10/18/13 at 11:35am
post #24021 of 29373
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


Fair enough. biggrin.gif

 

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Sound point " ridethecliche" ...those of us pasty-faced by mid-October must choose more carefully.    

post #24022 of 29373
I know sleeve length is a somewhat personal thing, but wanted to ask for some feedback anyway. Are these sleeves a bit too short, or just right? The cuff is buttoned in this picture.



Secondly, and this sounds kind of silly, but what's the proper way to put on a jacket and get the shirt sleeves where they're supposed to be? If the shirt sleeve length and cuff diameter allow, one can pinch the cuff between one's fingers and the meaty part of the hand, pulling the sleeve through. That's just barely possible with the sleeves on this shirt, though. Or is the answer simply to have the cuff be tight enough to not ride too far up the wrist and pull the sleeve out once the jacket is on?
post #24023 of 29373
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Originally Posted by jimanchower View Post

I know sleeve length is a somewhat personal thing, but wanted to ask for some feedback anyway. Are these sleeves a bit too short, or just right? The cuff is buttoned in this picture.



Secondly, and this sounds kind of silly, but what's the proper way to put on a jacket and get the shirt sleeves where they're supposed to be? If the shirt sleeve length and cuff diameter allow, one can pinch the cuff between one's fingers and the meaty part of the hand, pulling the sleeve through. That's just barely possible with the sleeves on this shirt, though. Or is the answer simply to have the cuff be tight enough to not ride too far up the wrist and pull the sleeve out once the jacket is on?

 

For a barrel sleeve (i.e. buttons, no cuff links) your length looks just fine.  If the sleeve gets caught up inside the jacket sleeve when you put on your jacket, grab the cuff between your palm and fingers as you pull it through the sleeve - if the sleeve's too short, leave it unbuttoned so you can grab a corner of it to hold, and keep it in place while you don the jacket, then button it up after.

post #24024 of 29373
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Originally Posted by jimanchower View Post

Are these sleeves a bit too short, or just right?
The length looks okay to me.
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Secondly, and this sounds kind of silly, but what's the proper way to put on a jacket and get the shirt sleeves where they're supposed to be? If the shirt sleeve length and cuff diameter allow, one can pinch the cuff between one's fingers and the meaty part of the hand, pulling the sleeve through. That's just barely possible with the sleeves on this shirt, though. Or is the answer simply to have the cuff be tight enough to not ride too far up the wrist and pull the sleeve out once the jacket is on?
As you note, the "pinch shirt cuff while putting one's arm into jacket sleeve" approach is time tested and can prove fairly effective.

I can't believe that nobody's marketing some device which clips onto one's shirt sleeve cuff, and anchors to one's finger, preventing the shirt sleeve from riding up when one puts on a jacket. Surely, tens of thousands could be sold at $17.95 each, resulting in the brilliant inventor/marketer reaping a substantial profit. (Hey, I thought up the idea, so I want in on the ground floor.)

Alternatively, the shirt sleeve ride-up problem can be minimized by wearing jackets the sleeves of which aren't overly snug. Or, if the shirt sleeve does ride up a bit after putting on the jacket, reaching up into the jacket sleeve and tugging down the shirt sleeve via the use of thumb and forefinger of the opposite hand, is usually practical and can typically be done sufficiently unobtrusively so as to avoid attracting undue attention. (Of course, the old school, traditional rule has it that a gentleman does not remove his jacket in public. Such being the case, there would be no occasion for anyone else to see how you address this problem.)

Then again, perhaps this is an inherently trivial problem, and wasting more than half a second to it is excessive. But in a world where wars have been waged over which end of the soft boiled egg to crack (the bloody 18th century Endianess War, fought between the Lilliputs and the Blefescu, comes to mind), who is to say that a given issue is too unimportant to merit our attention, eh?
post #24025 of 29373
Thanks for the feedback, gentlemen!
post #24026 of 29373

Any input on the shoe picture earlier? I'll post a pic or two of just the shoes later if that'll help.

post #24027 of 29373
The 90 buck Aldo's? What's there to say?
post #24028 of 29373

not sure if this is the right way to ask a question for a quick reply....

 

Does anyone know the width of fabrics currently being sold by Gladson? The fabric I have in mind is a two ply 170's cotton...Is it 45" or 36"?

 

Thanks!

post #24029 of 29373
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

The 90 buck Aldo's? What's there to say?

 

Lets see how they hold up, but I think they look pretty good. Obviously, the devils in the details and the stitching isn't great... I'll probably wear them like once every week or two so I expect that I'll get atleast a couple of years out of them!

 

The uppers are softer than my AE's actually! I wanted to post pictures to show that I think that these are a great intermediary for boots that can be worn with jeans or a suit. I'll spend some time conditioning the leather and polishing them up over the weekend as well.

post #24030 of 29373
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Lets see how they hold up, but I think they look pretty good. Obviously, the devils in the details and the stitching isn't great... I'll probably wear them like once every week or two so I expect that I'll get atleast a couple of years out of them!

 

The uppers are softer than my AE's actually! I wanted to post pictures to show that I think that these are a great intermediary for boots that can be worn with jeans or a suit. I'll spend some time conditioning the leather and polishing them up over the weekend as well.

You are likely confusing soft leather with thin. In addition, those boots should not be worn with suits. Enjoy them for what they are.  

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