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I've got a wedding coming up and I was going to wear a grey suit (it's a bit on the lighter side) with dark brown shoes and a light blue shirt. I currently have a red tie I've not worn yet, but I'm not convinced it'll work. This is it with my pocket squares http://i.imgur.com/tjZIRcs.jpg which look a bit too warm due to shoddy lighting (the flash made it worse). Do you think any of these would work?

If not, I've been thinking of ordering some more ties and pocket squares through thetiebar.com (not the best I know, but as I don't wear them often they should be ok). I've been looking at some which I believe will all work with a pale blue shirt (and a variety of others for future occasions). They are a navy knitted, a chocolate brown knitted, a dark purple tie with white pindots and these two http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=23139 and http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=34696 would this be a decent collection? Thanks in advance.

Chocolate or navy would work and I think the grenafauxs from tie bar are inexspensive and serviceable. And the ones I have give good knots and dimples.
post #26462 of 28869
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hey no worries... obviously I was just joking a little but I do know what you mean. I have a pair of Alden's that are too dark to be tan and too light to be brown and they have that little bit of orange hue to them. If I got all arty-farty I would say it's kind of a burnt sienna tone that would go well with navy and some greys. Surely they would be more versatile function-wise, but I have also experienced that mine can be a bit hard to pair up aesthetics-wise because of that orangish hue.. Hope that helps and thanks for taking the joke well! smile.gif

Well, they are intended for more casual use, so the aesthetics will likely be less of an issue. And, as I live in the UK, I imagine being oxfords will not get in the way of how dressed down I am when wearing these. However, having recently expanded my wardrobe with various woollen trousers, I am particularly looking forward to pairing these with charcoal herringbones, charcoal flannels and medium grey flannels.

Also, having considered J011yroger's comments from yesterday, and as I would prefer to move towards more formal attire, I imagine these will likely provide much greater use and versatility than brown suede. For now, I will have to move the suede further down the list.

p.s.

That reminds me:



In the UK, there is a recent tradition of brown suede being worn with relatively formal attire.

That tradition was started by that guy's great great uncle some time before the last war-

post #26463 of 28869
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Originally Posted by Bungle View Post

I've got a wedding coming up and I was going to wear a grey suit (it's a bit on the lighter side) with dark brown shoes and a light blue shirt. I currently have a red tie I've not worn yet, but I'm not convinced it'll work. This is it with my pocket squares http://i.imgur.com/tjZIRcs.jpg which look a bit too warm due to shoddy lighting (the flash made it worse). Do you think any of these would work?

If not, I've been thinking of ordering some more ties and pocket squares through thetiebar.com (not the best I know, but as I don't wear them often they should be ok). I've been looking at some which I believe will all work with a pale blue shirt (and a variety of others for future occasions). They are a navy knitted, a chocolate brown knitted, a dark purple tie with white pindots and these two http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=23139 and http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=34696 would this be a decent collection? Thanks in advance.

Consider black shoes and a wedding tie.
post #26464 of 28869

Newbie looking for help

 

I'm currently looking to invest in a second suit. My first one was a solid navy one, and so for the second one I'm trying to find something navy/grey with some pattern on it; nothing crazy but just a bit of stripe or check. I came across this one and I have a few questions:

 

http://www.yoox.com/us/49134844EN/item?dept=men&tp=47830&utm_source=criteo_us&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=yoox_us&utm_content=abandoned_carts#cod10=49134844EN&sizeId=2 

(I know, it's probably fused, but I'm looking for a more trendy cut so I'm not as concerned about material, since my first suit already has floating canvas with a more conservative cut)

 

Question - what type of stripe does this fabric have? From the picture I can see this is probably not pin stripe and definitely not chalk stripe, so what is it exactly? I really like the pattern of it and would like to know what it's called

 

Question 2 - my budget is around 1500 (maybe up to 1800) for the suit, so could someone help suggest to me something with a similar cut and pattern in that price range? (I know RLBL suits have good values, but I can't seem to find that particular fabric pattern I want)

 

FYI: I'm 5'10, 145lb, wear a 36R so I need something with a slimmer cut

 

Now, given what I've said already, would it be worth it for me to wait it out and increase my budget a little more, so I can go for something like an E Zegna? I know fully canvassed Zegnas cost around 3k so it's quite a stretch and it'll then take me a while to get my budget to that number.

 

Thank you very much in advance for reading and helping me with this, gentlemen

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Are there any good online menswear retailers that sell good mens slim fit dress shirts and also ship to Canada? I wear 17 36/37 , 42L jacket, 35" waist. I am 6'4" and 200 lbs, and if anyone has suggestions for this type of fit, they will be appreciated.
post #26466 of 28869

I think you can do a lot better for that price. Check out suit supply. Canali might also offer some stuff that's to your liking if zegna is out of your price range.

post #26467 of 28869

1) Anyway to dress up a plain toe blucher with wool pants/dress shirt and tie? 

 

2) Same as question 1, but with boots similar to Wolverine 1K Addisons. 

 

Pictures would be great. 

post #26468 of 28869

@YRR92 et al.

This is another pair of budget black do it all boots. I've been thinking Chelsea and these are close to the shape with a side zip and a buckle that probably won't be visible during wear anyway.


What do you guys think of this:

 


They're more jodhpur-esque but the buckle will probably not be visible during regular wear with pants. They're priced about half what the lands end chelsea's are and will probably make a decent beater pair if I find something better.

What are the thoughts on the shape? About as versatile as a black chelsea boot?

post #26469 of 28869

JezeC, it depends on the PTB, but even something as gunboat-ish as the classic Aldens or the AE Leeds are right at home with flannel trousers and a tweed jacket -- as long as you're approaching it from a broadly American frame of mind.

 

RTC, the last looks okay. The strap and zipper thing isn't really my bag -- I like T. Rex as much as I like The Avengers, but I'd rather look like John Steed than Marc Bolan. I worry about the leather quality: not that I automatically hate cheap full grain leather, but I worry that it wouldn't take a good shine.

 

They'd cover the same casual ground as a black chelsea, but I don't think I'd be crazy about them with a tailored rig.

 

EDIT: That should read "traditional tailored rig," if it makes sense. A black chelsea, to my way of thinking, could sub in for a black brogue or black monkstrap. Those boots couldn't, but if you were aiming for outrageous/'70s, then they could be cool. But, really, if you're aiming for outrageous, chelseas work too.

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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

JezeC, it depends on the PTB, but even something as gunboat-ish as the classic Aldens or the AE Leeds are right at home with flannel trousers and a tweed jacket -- as long as you're approaching it from a broadly American frame of mind.

 

RTC, the last looks okay. The strap and zipper thing isn't really my bag -- I like T. Rex as much as I like The Avengers, but I'd rather look like John Steed than Marc Bolan. I worry about the leather quality: not that I automatically hate cheap full grain leather, but I worry that it wouldn't take a good shine.

 

They'd cover the same casual ground as a black chelsea, but I don't think I'd be crazy about them with a tailored rig.

 

EDIT: That should read "traditional tailored rig," if it makes sense. A black chelsea, to my way of thinking, could sub in for a black brogue or black monkstrap. Those boots couldn't, but if you were aiming for outrageous/'70s, then they could be cool. But, really, if you're aiming for outrageous, chelseas work too.

 

I actually like side zip boots quite a bit. I would also rarely, if ever, pair these with a suit since I have black captoes for that purpose and might even pick up a pair of AE PA's for that purpose for once the current shoes wear out. I just want a good all around black boot that I can wear to work once in a while and with jeans on the weekends.

 

And this might be blasphemous, but I really dislike super shiny black boots. If the shine is a matte black, then that is my preference. I own another pair of shoes by this brand and the leather is okay. How's the leather on your lands ends? I'm guessing it's probably comparable to these and these cost 50 bucks!

post #26471 of 28869
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Consider black shoes and a wedding tie.

 

I have a pair of black derbies, although I wore this suit (albeit as a three piece suit with matching waistcoat, white shirt, mid grey grenadine tie, white PS and black shoes) to my own wedding. I don't quite have the budget for a new suit right now, so I was planning on using only the jacket and trousers and changing everything else. There was only one couple at my wedding that will be at this next wedding, so it's probably not likely to be noticed.

 

To be honest, I'd love a glenplaid tie, or even a houndstooth to add to the collection, but the suit is a black/white pick and pick (appears to be a mid grey, maybe a bit on the lighter side) and I'm not sure if the pattern on the tie would clash with the pattern on the suit. Thanks for the advice!

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Originally Posted by Shawl Lapel View Post


Chocolate or navy would work and I think the grenafauxs from tie bar are inexspensive and serviceable. And the ones I have give good knots and dimples.

I know that most people in the know would consider a knitted tie to be too informal for a wedding, but the average guy doesn't know that right ;) Thanks for the advice. Oh, and I assume by your display pic you are a fan of http://thesuitsofjamesbond.com/ ?

post #26472 of 28869
Bungle, wear your proper suit. The only thing that will be noticed is that you look good. We're not women.
post #26473 of 28869
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Bungle, wear your proper suit. The only thing that will be noticed is that you look good. We're not women.

As in, the suit as a three-piece? I must admit, I did feel damn good in a three piece suit. I guess I'll leave it to the weather, it could still be quite warm then.

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Is there a way to start a thread on the mobile version of the site?

I can't figure it out, but feel there must be a way.

J
post #26475 of 28869
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Originally Posted by Bungle View Post

As in, the suit as a three-piece?

As you like.
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