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Anyone have any experience with GJ Cleverly sizing? There's some sweet looking DMs on sale at Leather Soul atm from the George range but I can't find any threads on sizing advice or lasts

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Any recommendation for a peak lapel top coat in an as-white-as-possible gray?
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I've wanted a duffel coat for months. I really can't justify it. I don't have the space or the gap in terms of jackets. I have a wool peacoat that's more than warm enough and I have a ski jacket for all the nasty noreasters. If it's cool outside, I pair a sweater with a tweed blazer. I also have a really neat sweater jacket that I wear out if it's just a little cool.

But that camel/khaki colored duffel is all sorts of awesome.

 

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Those are nice ties, but can't really get a good sense of the colour. Does the last one have some navy in it?

 

Not really actually! It's a bit muted brown. I'm wearing one of them today with a navy blazer. It's a decent winter look. I'll post a picture later.


Edited by ridethecliche - 11/12/13 at 9:49am
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Hi!

 

What do you think of the versatillity of brown ties? I've been thinking of acquiring one as I've got a lot of navy ties and some basic grenadine ties. Now I don't need them, but the question is, should such coloured ties (99% of the time) be "reserved" for more rustic casual wear, like tweed?

 

Examples of the style below;

 

http://yellow-hook-necktie-co.myshopify.com/collections/fall-2013/products/hot-cocoa-flannel-six-fold

 

http://www.mrporter.com/product/373929

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Originally Posted by Xtra View Post

Hi!

What do you think of the versatillity of brown ties? I've been thinking of acquiring one as I've got a lot of navy ties and some basic grenadine ties. Now I don't need them, but the question is, should such coloured ties (99% of the time) be "reserved" for more rustic casual wear, like tweed?

Examples of the style below;

http://yellow-hook-necktie-co.myshopify.com/collections/fall-2013/products/hot-cocoa-flannel-six-fold

http://www.mrporter.com/product/373929

I would dare say brown ties are more versatile. They pair well with both navy and grey suits, while a navy tie can sometimes be difficult to pair with navy suits (depending on the shades).
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Here's me wearing one of those ties.

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Tie, good; square, bad; collar, bad.

J
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Does it look like the leather on the side here is creased or starting to rip?

 

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Hello , I`m new here. I have been wondering about big ( meaning portly ) men`s suits and sport coats. Online shops give chest measurement only, but when your waist is bigger than your chest how will the jackets fit ? Are there shops which have suit jackets, sport coats and blazers like that, meaning waist being bigger than chest ?

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Does it look like the leather on the side here is creased or starting to rip?

 

It looks like those shoes are beat up and have had something foul done to them with polish -- either gross black polish on cheap burg calf, plus too much flash, or gross red dye. They probably didn't fit the original owner so well.

 

Don't buy. If you must buy used shoes, buy better ones than those.

 

Also, dude, I know I suggested turning things down, but that tie is a little boring, and looks kind of cheap.

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Originally Posted by Xtra View Post

Hi!

What do you think of the versatillity of brown ties? I've been thinking of acquiring one as I've got a lot of navy ties and some basic grenadine ties. Now I don't need them, but the question is, should such coloured ties (99% of the time) be "reserved" for more rustic casual wear, like tweed?

Examples of the style below;

http://yellow-hook-necktie-co.myshopify.com/collections/fall-2013/products/hot-cocoa-flannel-six-fold

http://www.mrporter.com/product/373929

I'm a big fan of brown ties. Very versatile and under-appreciated color. Both of those choices would be great.

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Mid length? single breasted preferably, wool, navy blue, or tweed? something I can wear casually. A list of forum favorites outerwear brands would be great too.


Sorry about that, I'm usually lurking around the SWD side of this forum, but if it ain't designer, I doubt I'd get any advice there. 


You might try suitsupply.
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It looks like those shoes are beat up and have had something foul done to them with polish -- either gross black polish on cheap burg calf, plus too much flash, or gross red dye. They probably didn't fit the original owner so well.

Don't buy. If you must buy used shoes, buy better ones than those.

Those are Florsheim Royal Imperials, which are outstanding quality. Creased, yes (not cracking, I don't think), but get some trees in 'em, get 'em nicely conditioned/polished by a pro, and they'll be fine.
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Originally Posted by momomato View Post
 

Hello , I`m new here. I have been wondering about big ( meaning portly ) men`s suits and sport coats. Online shops give chest measurement only, but when your waist is bigger than your chest how will the jackets fit ? Are there shops which have suit jackets, sport coats and blazers like that, meaning waist being bigger than chest ?

 

Sorry mate. If you're a big fat fatty like myself, you really shouldn't be suit shopping online. It's just too big a risk. Unfortunately it seems like tubby gents aren't expected to wear anything other than sacks. The only RTW suits I've found that even come close to properly fitting are from the cheap as junky places that sell nooname and house brand. (i'm not in america so I don't know who they would be the equivalent of there). For now I've resigned myself to going the MTM route. You can generally get MTM suits an coats from local tailors fro not that much more than of the rack anyone once you factor in tailoring costs.

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Help! I want these babies so bad. But I'm still building my wardrobe. How easy are Navy Shoes to match? would they go with khakis? standard charcoal or naples blue suits?

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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Those are Florsheim Royal Imperials, which are outstanding quality. Creased, yes (not cracking, I don't think), but get some trees in 'em, get 'em nicely conditioned/polished by a pro, and they'll be fine.

Florsheim Royal Imperials are nice shoes. Those have been ridden hard, and are likely to be so broken in to somebody else's foot that they'll do nobody else any good. If they're that color in real life, then it's even worse.

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Found this really cool Pendleton trench but I'm not sure if it is real. Any thoughts? First thing that stuck out was the stitching on the label was oft but the leather patch made me second guess whether it was real. Would Pendleton do this type of lining design?
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