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Extra question for myself. Thoughts on blazer-suit with metallic buttons? Think of getting it in a green/olive hopsack that I can wear as separates (with gray flannel, brown linen, etc). I really like the idea of a warmish green hopsack blazer with mahogany belt/shoes, and think gold buttons would work well, but I wonder if gold buttons would make it strange to wear as a suit?
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Yes, I think it's strange to have metallic buttons for a suit. You can get a suit where the jacket is sport coat-able without those buttons.

post #27558 of 29131

Yeah, the metal buttons on suits are like the worst of the early '70s.

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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

I have two white shirts. One has sleeves that are only barely long enough, and can disappear up the coast sleeve, if not tugged down. The other is 15 years old and slightly yellowed. Next to each other the yellow is obvious; in its own in daylight, it probably appears white except on very close inspection. Sleeves in the old shirt are perfect.

Which would you say is the lesser of two evils?

The lesser of two evils would be to buy a new shirt. I know that what I said doesn't make sense, but you should still do it. In the meantime wear the yellowed shirt with suits and the roll-up the sleeves on the other one in summer with casual linen or cotton pants.
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The lesser of two evils would be to buy a new shirt. I know that what I said doesn't make sense, but you should still do it. In the meantime wear the yellowed shirt with suits and the roll-up the sleeves on the other one in summer with casual linen or cotton pants.

 

I was able to stretch the sleeves. :)

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

You can get a suit where the jacket is sport coat-able without those buttons.

What makes a suit jacket sport coat-able? I don't understand why every jacket couldn't be worn separately, except maybe business stripes.
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What makes a suit jacket sport coat-able? I don't understand why every jacket couldn't be worn separately, except maybe business stripes.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/215335/what-sets-a-sportcoat-apart-from-an-orphaned-suit-jacket/0_100
post #27563 of 29131
can i do better (in the same price range) than dockers d1/d2 khakis for business casual?

i have a few pairs and they actually seem pretty decent.
post #27564 of 29131
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can i do better (in the same price range) than dockers d1/d2 khakis for business casual?

i have a few pairs and they actually seem pretty decent.

 

Their stuff is good for the price and is relatively inexpensive which is good. I tend to like J crew stuff a lot more though. The fits are better for me, but if it ain't broke don't fix it.

post #27565 of 29131
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Their stuff is good for the price and is relatively inexpensive which is good. I tend to like J crew stuff a lot more though. The fits are better for me, but if it ain't broke don't fix it.

thanks, RTC. i do like J Crew as well but have never tried their chinos/khakis. (and they are usually pricier than dockers)

maybe ill give em a whirl. or, as you stated, stick with dockers.
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thanks, RTC. i do like J Crew as well but have never tried their chinos/khakis. (and they are usually pricier than dockers)

maybe ill give em a whirl. or, as you stated, stick with dockers.

Depends on what you're looking for. If you want dressier chinos or khakis, you might want to look at bb or check what the waywrn thread wearing.
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

thanks, RTC. i do like J Crew as well but have never tried their chinos/khakis. (and they are usually pricier than dockers)

maybe ill give em a whirl. or, as you stated, stick with dockers.

JCrew trousers are great for the price, even if it may seem somewhat expensive. The fit is classic and modern at the same time.
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I read the article which strongly suggested to not have the groomsmen match (which I am all about), however, if the bridesmaids already have dresses in the exact same color will it look odd if the groomsmen end up obviously less uniform in different shades of navy? 

I wish i had pictures from my photographer to post but my wedding was last week and i followed the advice to not have my groomsmen match. We had varying shades of light grey which maybe was more subtle than blues but it looked awesome. I pulled it together by having everyone wear the same tie and pocket square aside from myself, I was slightly different. We had several compliments on the wardrobe. 

 

The bridesmaids wore different dresses all in the same tone of "blush" which was the color of the pocket squares.

post #27569 of 29131
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post


thanks, RTC. i do like J Crew as well but have never tried their chinos/khakis. (and they are usually pricier than dockers)

maybe ill give em a whirl. or, as you stated, stick with dockers.

J Crew outlet prices are really comparable if you don't care that it's outlet stuff. The fit seems to be the same.

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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

I have two white shirts. One has sleeves that are only barely long enough, and can disappear up the coast sleeve, if not tugged down. The other is 15 years old and slightly yellowed. Next to each other the yellow is obvious; in its own in daylight, it probably appears white except on very close inspection. Sleeves in the old shirt are perfect.

Which would you say is the lesser of two evils?

Take the old shirt, soak it overnight in a strong concentration of oxi-clean and hot water. Then wash it normally. Odds are, it won't look so dingy afterwards.
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