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post #24706 of 29360
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Originally Posted by Jim88 View Post

Can short men wear gingham shirts? (It's being said that they should avoid horizontal stripes.)
Yeah, lots of things are said about what a short man should wear, or do, or stand, or whatever. Mostly, it's nonsense. Even when it's not complete nonsense, it's just a general rule. You're a unique individual (just like everyone else), and not the hypothetical average short man.

So if you're thinking of wearing a gingham shirt, put one on, look in the mirror, and decide whether you like how you look. If you do like how you look in the gingham shirt, then you can wear gingham shirts (as situationally appropriate, of course). If you don't like how you look - because it makes you look short, or fat, or stupid, or whatever, then don't wear the gingham shirt.

(Plus, just for the record, there's a difference between avoiding horizontal stripes, and avoiding gingham.)

Personally, what I find makes a short man look short is standing near taller men. I don't care what shirt the guy's wearing, if he's 5'5", and he's standing in a group of 6-footers, he's going to look short. He'll look short in gingham, in horizontal stripes, in vertical stripes, in whatever. He'll look short with or without cuffs at the end of his pants, which I mention as another piece of questionable advice some short men accept as valid is that short men should eschew cuffed pants.
post #24707 of 29360

That was a very detailed answer, thank you. I will make sure to find a good tailor.

 

BTW, clothes not fitting me right does suck sometimes, but to be honest, I would not have it the other way :D

BTW2, I STILL can't decide between black and charcoal. Must be the flannel/thick chalk stripe combination, that's probably what makes it look lighter in colour.

post #24708 of 29360
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Originally Posted by Jim88 View Post

Can short men wear gingham shirts? (It's being said that they should avoid horizontal stripes.)

Of course.

If you like it, wear it.

J
post #24709 of 29360

^^ 'm 5'7" and have two gingham shirts, and plan to get more.  I look great in them, and don't look shorter.

post #24710 of 29360

The so-called Nehru collar is called here in Japan - Mao collar  - and is quite popular for junior high school and high school students uniforms. It gives a convenient and wide position to place the badge with school type and the year student is in that (almost) all students have on their blazers. I have seen several youngsters wearing such jackets in the entertainment and service industries and on several occasions have seen ready to wear suits done by my tailor in his atelier. Besides, one of my university professors - a Japanese convert to Islam - always wore such type of suit and accompanying type of shirt with Mao/Nehr/Chinese collar.

 

Anyhow, it is not so popular even here but you can still see people wearing such collar outside of the junior high and high school students, is my point. 

post #24711 of 29360
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

Really? The story I've heard is that the word khaki translates as " "sand" and was adopted by the British army in India to describe sandy coloured trousers.

The word as used in english. The story you heard is right. As you say, the word was adopted to describe the trousers, but the specific uniform trousers, not sandy colored ones. It was those specific sand colored uniform trousers made of tight tan cotton (or linen) twill. It wasn't long before trousers with similar material and construction were described with the same word, partially because the British Army screwed around with the shade all the way to an olive, and everyone just used the same word to describe it. Then the Americans got into the game, using surplus British (olive) khakis to outfit our army. Then WWI and WWII happened, with US and British forces wearing khakis in two different colors depending on weather, and well, the game was lost.

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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Stop corrupting our language, please censored.gif

As with every other problem on this planet, blame the Brits. I haven't corrupted it, it's just never been as clear and pure as you imagine it to be. I suppose the "pure" position would be that it could be applied to either tan or olive, and no other colors, but really, once you allow more than the color you traditionally think of as "khaki", the game is lost.

This is a big reason why I love the english language. It often makes no fucking sense at all, but there's usually a pretty good story as to why.
post #24712 of 29360

I posted this in a new thread, but I guess I should have looked here first. I'm so sorry for cluttering things.

I'll just copy my question over, and you can let my thread die a slow death.

 

My fashion and style sense are next to zilch. I'm choosing an outfit for an event tomorrow evening, and I wanted to be creative. From experience, this could end badly. So, for a second opinion, how does this combination of colors and such look? Stylish, clown costume, or somewhere in between? Thanks tons!

 

 

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Originally Posted by spock91 View Post

I posted this in a new thread, but I guess I should have looked here first. I'm so sorry for cluttering things.
I'll just copy my question over, and you can let my thread die a slow death.

My fashion and style sense are next to zilch. I'm choosing an outfit for an event tomorrow evening, and I wanted to be creative. From experience, this could end badly. So, for a second opinion, how does this combination of colors and such look? Stylish, clown costume, or somewhere in between? Thanks tons!




The white tie isn't working. Navy is probably the best choice. I honestly can't think of another colour looking good unless you swap out the shirt. If you did a white shirt, the tie would be easier to pair. Even ignoring that the SF con census is that there is no reason to even own a white tie, it does not work with a tweed, or a sweater, ever.
post #24714 of 29360
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Originally Posted by spock91 View Post

I posted this in a new thread, but I guess I should have looked here first.
As I mentioned in the aforementioned other thread, the only thing really wrong with it is the white tie. Replace it with a brown tie, and I think you'd look fine.

As ImTheGroom notes, the shirt color really limits you. He's right; with a white shirt, there'd be several perfectly fine choices of tie color. But with the shirt pictured, I think a brown tie is the way to go.
post #24715 of 29360
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Originally Posted by spock91 View Post

My fashion and style sense are next to zilch. I'm choosing an outfit for an event tomorrow evening, and I wanted to be creative.

Forgive my bluntness, but that outfit is truly horrid. Truly. The sweater is ok, if you're going to be in a cold place, but everything else is exactly wrong. If you want to look good, wear a dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie to an evening event. If you want to look dreadful, wear that. Like I said, I apologise for the bluntness, but I'm not attacking you. I'm attacking that outfit. It's terrible.
post #24716 of 29360
Of course it always helps to know the event, but that is more than likely passable.

All it needs is a light blue shirt, and pretty much any burgundy, dark green, or brown tie.

Also make sure the back of your collar is all the way down, your sweater sits below it not riding up, and that the jacket collar/shirt collar have no gap in the back.

Collar gap tends to spontaneously rear its ugly head when you wear a sweater under a jacket.

J
post #24717 of 29360


Hi there,

Can you guys comment on the fitting of this suit? Should I do any more alterations (nipped in the waist; shorten sleeve, etc).

On other matters, would it be too flashy for a student like myself to wear this suit (cost £615 plus alterations) to a job interview? I am major in banking by the way.

Thanks all.
post #24718 of 29360
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Originally Posted by mrhoangng View Post


Hi there,

Can you guys comment on the fitting of this suit? Should I do any more alterations (nipped in the waist; shorten sleeve, etc).

On other matters, would it be too flashy for a student like myself to wear this suit (cost £615 plus alterations) to a job interview? I am major in banking by the way.

Thanks all.

Hi and welcome to the forum. There is a specific thread for questions about fit and alterations, the tailors' thread.

However, you will need to take some better photos first; it is impossible to give you any advice from this picture as the jacket is all skewed from your ipad-holding stance. You'll need to get someone to take the photos for you, or get a camera with a timer or remote that you can set on a tripod or table or something. Look at the photos in the tailors thread for examples.

I think that would be fine to wear to an interview, it's conservative enough and in any case they're probably not going to be sitting there thinking "I wonder how much this kid's suit cost." Presuming you're not turning up in a fur coat, gold rolex etc.
post #24719 of 29360

Made a separate post about this, but probably should have posted here.

 

Is this suit appropriate for a business meeting with clients? It is oxford cloth, with navy and white thread. In person, it appears more grey than navy.

 

This is the insurance industry and we are expected to wear a suit to visit clients. The clients' dress varies, but is usually business casual.

post #24720 of 29360
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Originally Posted by mrhoangng View Post



Hi there,

Can you guys comment on the fitting of this suit? Should I do any more alterations (nipped in the waist; shorten sleeve, etc).

On other matters, would it be too flashy for a student like myself to wear this suit (cost £615 plus alterations) to a job interview? I am major in banking by the way.

Thanks all.

 

 

I think the pants could be cuffed just a little more, but it looks fine as is. Can you use the forward facing camera on the ipad or on your phone to take a picture with the phone on a stand of some sort to evaluate fit with your arms at the sides?

 

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Originally Posted by koolidge View Post
 

Made a separate post about this, but probably should have posted here.

 

Is this suit appropriate for a business meeting with clients? It is oxford cloth, with navy and white thread. In person, it appears more grey than navy.

 

This is the insurance industry and we are expected to wear a suit to visit clients. The clients' dress varies, but is usually business casual.


I like that a lot actually, but I would say that it's probably too informal for clients.

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