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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

I'm trying to pick up a cheap tie for a wedding tonight. There is one that looks nice at JC Penny, in their house brand. It's $17. Are their ties ok, I.e. will it keep looking good for a year or two? I don't want to buy it only to find it was $17 wasted for a tie I wore four times.


Why not try a few thrift stores to see what they have? That's where I get my ties. Last find net a couple of BB ties. One was an irregular, but the pattern works even though it goes off the edges. Would have been nice if it was perfect, but it was 3 bucks.

 

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Any idea who makes these boots for RRL? (Adams Boot)
I have a pair and they are wonderful, would consider investing some money in that brand. Thanks


http://www.polyvore.com/rrl_adams_boot/thing?id=75894344

First guess is wolverine.


http://needsupply.com/1000-mile-boot-in-brown.html?gclid=COPqlq3vqroCFc6h4AodJDQALg&kwid=productads-plaid^54194994815-sku^3028657-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^33909683855

 

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I have a black jacket but no idea of what colour of pants that could work with it. I know that this is not a favourite of SF (neither for me) but something must work? Is it possible to find a good match or is it doomed to be worn only as a whole suit reserved for funerals..?


Khaki's?

post #24077 of 27530

Best place to find OTR english-spread dress shirts, preferrably below $100? Don't care as much about fit, and I am a standard size. All I see are point or semi-spread whenever I go to nordstrom/rack, etc.

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I have a black jacket but no idea of what colour of pants that could work with it. I know that this is not a favourite of SF (neither for me) but something must work? Is it possible to find a good match or is it doomed to be worn only as a whole suit reserved for funerals..?

 

Grey, as previously suggested, or camel.  Both will also go with a navy blazer nicely.  What are the details of the jacket?  If it is single breasted, and has peak lapels, and horn/plastic buttons, add a waistcoat and striped grey pants, a white or Winchester shirt, and you have yourself a stroller.

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Why not try a few thrift stores to see what they have? That's where I get my ties. Last find net a couple of BB ties. One was an irregular, but the pattern works even though it goes off the edges. Would have been nice if it was perfect, but it was 3 bucks.

 

 

I live in Vancouver, and was in Seattle yesterday when I posted that, and I scour the ties at thrift stores all the time but have terrible luck.  I ended up getting a $50 tie from Nordstrom's and looked awesome.

post #24080 of 27530
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Grey, as previously suggested, or camel.  Both will also go with a navy blazer nicely.  What are the details of the jacket?  If it is single breasted, and has peak lapels, and horn/plastic buttons, add a waistcoat and striped grey pants, a white or Winchester shirt, and you have yourself a stroller.

 

Or add dark denim and a black shirt and you have Hank Moody's outfit in pretty much every episode of Californication...

 

The evil foil to http://mantzoukaswhiteshirtjeans.tumblr.com/

post #24081 of 27530

Is there a recommended book(s) for classic menswear/style/grooming/rules/etc.?

 

I'm picking up a lot everyday on here but there seem to be some basic knowledge/rules I'm lacking.  TIA!

post #24082 of 27530
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Grey pants (not too dark) seem the most obvious choice.

 

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Khaki's?

 

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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post
 

 

Grey, as previously suggested, or camel.  Both will also go with a navy blazer nicely.  What are the details of the jacket?  If it is single breasted, and has peak lapels, and horn/plastic buttons, add a waistcoat and striped grey pants, a white or Winchester shirt, and you have yourself a stroller.

 

Thanks all for the input!

I will try khaki and maybe also a gray pant for sure! Did some browsing in some stores today and maybe olive also will work for this but I´m not sure.

post #24083 of 27530

How versatile is a light grey ocbd?

post #24084 of 27530
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How versatile is a light grey ocbd?
Generally speaking - which means there are always exceptions - a light grey OCBD is likely to be more versatile than a dark grey OCBD, but considerably less versatile than a white or light blue OCBD.

Again, there are always exceptions. So nobody need mention that they look great in light grey OCBD's and find them to be appropriate in a wide variety of situations, but look terrible in light blue ones and have little use for them.

For me, a grey OCBD would tend to be less versatile than a yellow or pink OCBD, albeit more versatile than a green OCBD.
post #24085 of 27530
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How versatile is a light grey ocbd?

It really..just...no. 

 

Maybe I'm not seeing it, maybe I'm wrong, maybe there is someone out there who can put up a great fit, but a grey OCBD just seems to go against everything an OCBD should be.

 

I would put order of acquisition as White, Light Blue, Pink, Medium Blue, Yellow, Light Green, Striped (blue or burgundy on white), Tartan.

 

I think I own two grey shirts, out of 500ish. One is a button down collar, but not an oxford that my dad got me as a monogrammed gift, the other is a Brooks Brothers semi-spread with super fine, close together gray stripes so it looks solid gray from 10 paces. I don't think I have ever worn either.

 

The problem I think is that anything that would look good with a gray shirt, would look good with gray trousers, and you don't want to match them.

 

*** Disclaimer *** I am heavily Northeast prep influenced, and OCBDs hold a special place in my heart, so I am heavily biased. I'm not sure many people look good in light gray shirts, I tend to think of kids that work in cell-phone stores who wear black pants, and a gray shirt three sizes too big with their spikey hair and square toed clunky shoes.

 

J

post #24086 of 27530

I am now the proud owner of a beautiful (beautiful to me, even if every woman and half the men I ever meet will call it an eyesore) blackwatch tartan sport coat. It is a fine wool weave, like a blazer not chunky like a field weight one (apologies for lay terms, I really need to learn more about textiles). 

 

Of course I will wear it with jeans, and I think it would look great with a dark charcoal trouser around the holidays but I am really struggling to visualize many shirt/tie/trouser combinations.

 

Any ideas/suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

J

post #24087 of 27530

I love polo collars. I tend to wear mine unbuttoned but with a tie when I go to work. I can't be arsed to button them every time.

 

I took a bit of a risk today with what I wore to work in terms of shirt/tie combo. It's not the best picture, but I'll post one. Unfortunately, I think this shirt's a little small. I picked it up for free at some point from someone who didn't want it so I'll wear it out when I'm going to a dive bar or something so it'll get destroyed that way, or give it to a smaller coworker after I wash it.

post #24088 of 27530
I've been wanting to pair this tie for a while now. Shirt is a slightly small pink H&M make. I got it for free so whatever.



Paired with Brown wool pants and AE boots.

Edited by ridethecliche - 10/23/13 at 6:28am
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post #24090 of 27530
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

I'm trying to pick up a cheap tie for a wedding tonight. There is one that looks nice at JC Penny, in their house brand. It's $17. Are their ties ok, I.e. will it keep looking good for a year or two? I don't want to buy it only to find it was $17 wasted for a tie I wore four times.

A tie doesn't degrade it will probably last 10-20 years. Jcp makes some good ties and u can get silk ones from em too. Those are fine
A bb or charbet or zegna tie isn't that much better because of brand.
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