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post #27976 of 28920
Hey Everyone, I was hoping for some feedback on my recent MTM experience with these gray flannel trousers.  Any tips for the next pair?
 

 

 

Thanks in advance!

post #27977 of 28920
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Which Dinner Jacket is better?

 


Or is it none of the above? I was thinking the first one IMO.
First one, unless you're Hugh Heffner in which case go for number 3.



How high up my back should I wear a messenger bag?
post #27978 of 28920
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Originally Posted by CruzAzul View Post

I don't really see the appeal of polyester pocket squares.

 

They are an ingenious invention, as they can be used to clean your glasses, tablet computers, etc. I would not wear them every day, perhaps, but they are ideal for long flights. Declan has much nicer ones, however.

post #27979 of 28920
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Originally Posted by bklyndoc12 View Post
 
Hey Everyone, I was hoping for some feedback on my recent MTM experience with these gray flannel trousers.  Any tips for the next pair?

 

Thanks in advance!

Too tight around the seat, thighs and rise. I challenge you to wear them for a whole day and report back as to how comfortable it is to wear. You will NOT be standing all day so your trou need to be COMFORTABLE. I made this mistake with altering OTR trousers. I now have a 9" leg opening and ample room in the seat & rise without being tight. My rise has to be at least 11.5" cause I wear them below my navel.

post #27980 of 28920
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post


Linen is your friend if you absolutely must wear a suit, otherwise expect to be seriously uncomfortable.

 

Point taken, thanks. It's a very light cotton suit but I'll bring a back up just in case!

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Forgive the silly question but can't get a solid answer...Does "CBD" stand for conservative business dress? If so, is that just the standard blue suit, white shirt, black shoes, etc?

 

What I ultimately am trying to find out is if i can wear double monks in a conservative environment (law firm) but didn't know if asking if they were "CBD" was the right way to ask it. 

post #27982 of 28920
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Originally Posted by bradp View Post

Forgive the silly question but can't get a solid answer...Does "CBD" stand for conservative business dress? If so, is that just the standard blue suit, white shirt, black shoes, etc?

What I ultimately am trying to find out is if i can wear double monks in a conservative environment (law firm) but didn't know if asking if they were "CBD" was the right way to ask it. 
It does stand for conservative business dress, at least on this forum. I doubt anyone else would know what you meant by it.
Double monks are not CBD. There is an entire thread dedicated to it. I don't have the link handy right now, but you should be able to search for it.
post #27983 of 28920

Just bought these but have not worn them.  Are these toes too square?

 

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They aren't but are widely accepted in most lawfirms from what I gathered. Of course the more pedantic people (AKA styleforum) may have problems with it, but eh.

post #27985 of 28920
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Originally Posted by bradp View Post

What I ultimately am trying to find out is if i can wear double monks in a conservative environment (law firm) but didn't know if asking if they were "CBD" was the right way to ask it. 
Look around your conservative environment law firm. Do some of the Senior Associates and Junior Partners occasionally wear double monks? If so, then it's probably okay to wear them, regardless of whether they're CBA-appropriate (which they technically are not).

If they're not wearing them, well, you can decide that you won't meekly follow - you will boldly lead! Just bear in mind that boldness carries certain risks. Particularly at conservative law firms.

(Don't concern yourself with what the Senior Partners are wearing. I presume you're not operating at their level, and they can do with impunity things for which lesser mortals would pay a high price.)
post #27986 of 28920
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Look around your conservative environment law firm. Do some of the Senior Associates and Junior Partners occasionally wear double monks? If so, then it's probably okay to wear them, regardless of whether they're CBA-appropriate (which they technically are not).

If they're not wearing them, well, you can decide that you won't meekly follow - you will boldly lead! Just bear in mind that boldness carries certain risks. Particularly at conservative law firms.

(Don't concern yourself with what the Senior Partners are wearing. I presume you're not operating at their level, and they can do with impunity things for which lesser mortals would pay a high price.)

Such as pink linen. I had a meeting (granted, not a high stakes anything, just kind of a get to know you) with one of the better known lawyers in the city I was in at the time. He showed up in madras shorts, a pink linen shirt, and flip flops. Having your name on the building helps. His firm wasn't particularly conservative, but still.
post #27987 of 28920
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one of the better known lawyers in the city I was in at the time. He showed up in madras shorts, a pink linen shirt, and flip flops. Having your name on the building help.
Yup. Once you achieve a certain level of success, eccentricities (including, but not limited to, those involving clothing) simply become charming and colorful.



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I recently read a piece about "essential" fashion items: http://www.tonyhakim.net.au/timeless-male-fashion-pieces/

 

My question: what do you consider to be essential items for a fashionable man?

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Light blue OBCD/spread collar shirt, navy blazer, grey slacks, burgundy captoe oxfords, and a navy/grey suit.

post #27990 of 28920
I got a suit from Hugo Boss and after they took the waist in a weird fold formed at the front of the crotch. I brought this up with the tailor there and they said that it was normal. However when I look at it, it reminds me of a camel toe... Should I complain more and have them fix it or should I try to return/exchange it?

Thanks.


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