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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Foxhound, instead of you binge buying another 10 pairs online, you should go to American tailors and Double Monk.

I'll probably do something like this. I'm not going to get as many pairs this time. I'll just be getting what I mainly wore. Brown DM's (My most worn shoe), Brown Suede Brogues, Tan shortwings, Navy Suede Derbies and some Black Captoes.

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This guy on the Tailor's thread.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/3960#post_6639060

 

What do you think of the pink and light grey pants? I think this is a great color combination. Do you still think this is too washed out, Jason?

post #38793 of 53494
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Originally Posted by JayH View Post
 

I got a hold of my first Suit Shop commission this week, a warm navy two button notch lapel. It is a step above any of the suits I have in my wardrobe (still studying so many).The initial fitting was bang on, I didn't need any alterations when I collected the suit which was surprising.

 

I have to say that I have learnt a lot through the process and especially what works for my body and getting the proportions right. Real life is a little different to #dressedbytheinternet

 

Glad to hear Jay!

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Michael- That looks awesome! Definitely something I would wear in summer replacing the shirt with some sort of linen and the pants with a tropical wool or other summery fabric.

post #38795 of 53494
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post
 

This guy on the Tailor's thread.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions/3960#post_6639060

 

What do you think of the pink and light grey pants? I think this is a great color combination. Do you still think this is too washed out, Jason?

 

Pink is incredibly versatile, and personally I think it works well.

 

Having said that, my skin colour is quite tanned so I never need to worry about being washed out.

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Originally Posted by kayhill View Post

 

Pink is incredibly versatile, and personally I think it works well.

 

Having said that, my skin colour is quite tanned so I never need to worry about being washed out.

Yeah that's right, your skin colour and skin-hair contrast level must be considered.

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Speaking of colours, which shirt colours work well with an Asian complexion and which should be avoided? By Asian complexion I mean something like this:

 

 

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Originally Posted by JayH View Post
 

I got a hold of my first Suit Shop commission this week, a warm navy two button notch lapel. It is a step above any of the suits I have in my wardrobe (still studying so many).The initial fitting was bang on, I didn't need any alterations when I collected the suit which was surprising.

 

I have to say that I have learnt a lot through the process and especially what works for my body and getting the proportions right. Real life is a little different to #dressedbytheinternet

 

Pics or it didn't happen.

post #38799 of 53494
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Originally Posted by acinod View Post
 

Speaking of colours, which shirt colours work well with an Asian complexion and which should be avoided? By Asian complexion I mean something like this:

 

 

 

Check out Alan See's Tumblr and bntailor's tumblr for inspiration, or even beijing1980s tumblr. Pictures > words.

post #38800 of 53494
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post
 

 

No one has a single idea as to what you are trying to get rid of. Sadly, we don't follow your purchases everyday.

 

Perhaps ask your mate StreetMinimal as to how best to sell shoes? He sold 2 pairs of AEs to.....Halifax?

 

I took them - I consider them a bargain. I don't see the point in buying better than Loake/Herring. 120 for 2 pairs which will last 10 years plus.

 

Although I'm normally a 7.5g, the 7.5f is great. The 7f is a little tight but they are stretching already and  I only plan to wear them once a month of an evening.

The 7.5f is now topied and on weekly rotation. I'm getting the lingo!

 

I now know exactly what to get when using Loake or Herring last. (026?)

post #38801 of 53494
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

GN, I haven't seen many nice, off-the-rack examples. Most of the red-and-white, bengal striped shirts that I've seen either have too much texture to the fabric - too satiny, for example - or the stripes are bordered or guarded by a fine stripe or a different texture, neither of which tends to look very nice.

It's quite a British look (in my opinion, at least), so you may have some luck with some of the British shirtmakers like H&K or H&H, although I'm not sure how well they'll fit you.

Edited to add: As I suspected, Harvie & Hudson have such a fabric in both their slim- and regular-fit ranges, but only with double cuffs. They make nice, machine made shirts but the fit is quite generous.

 

I love striped shirts (second to checks) and this post reminded me I have a list of requirements not really based on anything but a gut feel but which I now attempt to quantify...!

 

I like stripes; almost always normally blue and white.
I don't like the stripes where one stripe is needle thin and the other blocky - certainly fine or in a different texture like JM says.
 

I dislike the thin stripes as looking too try hard or cheap, and I don't like the same effect on a suit either. It is indeed very English to like blocky striped shirts - I see the forum Film Noir
Blog has an article on what it is to be an Englishman and shirted...

 

I do have a TM lewin striped shirt where the overall effect is a bit satiny which is beautiful. Sadly it has a stain I can't remove...

 

I seem to like striped shirts where the stripes are of medium width and about the same width...!

Are there any SF theories or rules of thumb?

post #38802 of 53494
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Originally Posted by herringbonePete View Post
 

 

I love striped shirts (second to checks) and this post reminded me I have a list of requirements not really based on anything but a gut feel but which I now attempt to quantify...!

 

I like stripes; almost always normally blue and white.
I don't like the stripes where one stripe is needle thin and the other blocky - certainly fine or in a different texture like JM says.
 

I dislike the thin stripes as looking too try hard or cheap, and I don't like the same effect on a suit either. It is indeed very English to like blocky striped shirts - I see the forum Film Noir
Blog has an article on what it is to be an Englishman and shirted...

 

I do have a TM lewin striped shirt where the overall effect is a bit satiny which is beautiful. Sadly it has a stain I can't remove...

 

I seem to like striped shirts where the stripes are of medium width and about the same width...!

Are there any SF theories or rules of thumb?

 

Should have googled..

It appears I am a fan of Bengal and Candy stripes.

I do have a shirt (Bengal?) where one stripe is half the width of the other.
Pedant alert!

post #38803 of 53494
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

It's my fault by trying to ignore the problem and being too lazy to send them back. There's nothing I can do now. I am looking forward to upgrading my collection though.

foxy - I'm a bit boggled at your casual ability to spend $$ whenever you feel like it - still - good luck I guess.

On the other matter - the shoes can't be more than half a size to big or small - can they?

That should be easily enough fixed by stretching or insoles or padding etc.

Still if money is easy come easy go it doesn't matter.
post #38804 of 53494
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post
 

 

Pics or it didn't happen.

 

Working on it. The only photos of me wearing it are selfies with my GF.

post #38805 of 53494
Foxy, hard to find the perfect shoe unless you go bespoke. I suggest working with what you already have and try some of the methods fxh talked about. Don't throw it all away if you haven't tried these things.
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