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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. omgitswes

    omgitswes Well-Known Member

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    Great, thanks a lot!
    I was looking at Howard Yount recently and some of their stuff for sale is just barely over 100. If I can't find anything else I'll probably go with that.

    Again, thank you.
     
  2. sanchito

    sanchito Well-Known Member

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    I've been a jean wearer my whole life...I must say I have stayed away from pants because I haven't found one that fits "just right"...I'm a size 37/38 but I kind of have a prominent butt, not excessive but enough to cause an issue where the pants fit great in the seat but too loose in the waist and vice versa.

    I want to make my first foray into buying proper pants and am looking for the staples. If I had to purchase 4 pairs of pants which do you all recommend? Color and style. Thanks!
     
  3. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    Quick advice question...

    I'll be going in for an in person interview for a graphic/web design position in Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA).

    What sort of dress would be appropriate for this type of interview? I don't think that a suit and tie gives the right vibe. But how can I be creative with it and show that I am well put together?
     
  4. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    I think smart casual is the way to go here. I agree you probably don't want to come across as a stuffed shirt or a wannabe investment banker, but you want to show some respect with regards to your dress as well. A jacket and odd pants with or without a tie might be more appropriate if the workplace is very casual, even for an interview.
     
  5. oxfordamerican

    oxfordamerican Well-Known Member

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    I'm not at all qualified to answer any of your technical questions, but I think you look terrific. I can't say for sure because I'm not you and I'm not wearing the jacket, but it certainly looks like it fits quite well. I tend to dislike patch pockets on suits and sport coats, but this is a personal preference and the overall ensemble looks so well put together that I can easily get past it. The only thing I would do differently is swap the knit tie for a silk tie of the same color with subtle or no pattern. I have no problem with the knit tie itself, but I think it clashes with the slight formality of a double breasted jacket. If you still have reservations about the way this looks as a sport coat, then I would take mimo's advice and just wear it as a suit. You are going to look good either way. No need to drive yourself crazy.
     
  6. cptjeff

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    Casual sportcoat, oxford, knit tie, khakis?
     
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  7. kmitch101

    kmitch101 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to round out my shoe collection. I'm mid-20's and wear business casual for work, so don't need too many dress shoes at the moment. You can see by what I have below that I'm not in the high-end/baller category. The shoes with stars (*) are one's that I'm considering purchasing. Maybe not the exact brand, but at least the type of shoe. Are there any pairs I should/shouldn't get? Any I should replace or get rid of? Any that I might want to add to round out the collection? I'm not a big fan of loafers, monks, high boots.

    -- Dress --
    Black AE Park Ave
    Brown AE Strand
    *Black Kent Wang Plain toe bal
    *Brown Kent Wang Captoe or Brown AE Park Ave

    -- Casual --
    Brown AE Kenilworth
    Walnut AE Kenilworth
    Snuff AE Amok Chukka
    Brown Loake Kempton Chukka
    *Beige Bucks and/or Chukka (something like Church's Sahara or similar) to replace my old Calvin Kleins
    *White's Semi Dress Boots or similar for bad weather

    Light Brown/Snuff Sebago Docksiders
    Navy Sebago Docksiders

    Grey Suede Puma Luxe
    *White Kent Wang Sneakers to replace old white sneakers
     
  8. GreenGranted

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    My question:

    What color shoe is most versatile? I'm going to buy a pair of Clark's desert boots, I'm a 20 year old student, wardrobe consists of colorful shirts, blue/brown v necks, chinos/jeans, mostly.

    I'm thinking black or darker brown. But I like the tan Clarks a lot as well.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. donjuan17

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    Anyone know when the next Allen Edmonds sale is?
    Factory store sale would be a preference.
     
  10. Aeren

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    base on the question on shirt's placket interlining,does a interlining (said,on a french front) really help to increase it life?or its just for let the front drape better? To lining or not lining ?
     
  11. Aeren

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    base on the question on shirt's placket interlining,does a interlining (said,on a french front) really help to increase it life?or its just for let the front drape better? To lining or not lining ?
     
  12. gettoasty

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    For hangers, is it any worse if I have most of my tops hung with a broader shoulder hanger?

    I know if hangers are too short it can cause the fabric to stretch and raise up at the points. Most of my tops measure 17.5-18" so would a 21" broad shoulder hanger warp the cloth as bad? (21" x 2" to be exact. Currently using some hangers I got from Ikea)
     
  13. powenb

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    I am going to a wedding in Sorrento, Italy later this year. It is a hotel, not a church wedding.

    Do you think a Navy double breasted blazer with cream trousers plus the obvious shirt and tie are acceptable?

    p.s. There is no dress code on the invite.
     
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  14. E TF

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    What do you mean by "tops"? Suit jackets and odd jackets should be hung on broad shouldered hangers. Shirts can be hung on narrow shirt hangers if you like (I prefer them folded). Knitwear should be folded, never hung.




    You outfit sounds nice, but I would be worried that others might be wearing suits rather than odd jackets. But then I've never been to an Italian wedding, sadly. Could you double check with the bride or groom or their family?
     
  15. powenb

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    I will do.
    I do also have a blue linen single breasted suit I could wear. But it's brighter than navy and was worried it might be too bright.
     
  16. E TF

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    What makes you think jeans are any more flattering than any other type of pant? And don't forget that you can get these things altered - if they fit great elsewhere but are loose in the waist, then take them to a tailor and have the waist taken in.
    It's really impossible to answer your question in isolation, without knowing about what sort of clothes you want to wear these pants with, what you want to wear them for, etc. Really, you need to spend some time lurking and reading through the archive here to start forming your own opinion, then maybe come back with more specific questions. And this has doubtless been discussed before anyway, perhaps you could search for those discussions.
     
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    Sounds good, I think that would be my first option over the blazer, barring further info from the family.
     
  18. AmericanGent

    AmericanGent Well-Known Member

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    With a casual shoe like the clarks boot it really doesn't matter that much. I wear a brown chukka, but that is my preference because of my wardrobe. In suits I wear brown more often than black. Brown can be worn with almost everything that you would wear black with except black suit, funeral, etc.

    Living here in Naples I can say that "too bright" is not really a concern for most folks. They wear orange, lemon yellow, etc. Pink pants are a common sight.

    I'm thinking that either choice would be fine- but if you can reach the family that would help. The blue linen suit sounds safe while the navy DB blazer with cream could either be the perfect choice, of it may come off a little yacht-clubish. (Personally- If it is summer in southern Italy, daytime or more relaxed event I'd go for the Thurston Howe III.)
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  19. sanchito

    sanchito Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply...let me rephrase that, the fit on slim jeans is better off the rack than pants...as far as lurking and reading through the threads, sorry, but it's a bit daunting reading through thousands of pages and hoping that someone may be asking the same questions I am...I thought this thread was appropriate...

    Houndstooth blazer, cord blazer, standard navy blazer, sweater tie combos...since I have never been comfortable wearing pants I was looking for guidance...primarily color I suppose...I'm thinking of starting off with either Brooks Brothers or J Crew.
     
  20. eqcitizen

    eqcitizen Well-Known Member

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    (I made a few comments on the above in bold)

    I am always of the opinion that more shoes can never hurt (well, it only hurts the bank account....and that just for a little while). I was looking at your list and you have most of the basics covered and you have some relatively nice shoes in that list. I didnt see any Norwegian toes or any wingtips and I would try and get a dress boot (something like the AE Fifth st or the like) but that is just me. But mostly the shoes that I didnt see above, you mentioned that you didn't like (monks, loafers, etc). Also, since you do have the basics, why not start to save up for something of greater quality like a crockett and jones, alden or edward green or even (if you can stomach the cost) a pair of John Lobbs or G&G? Otherwise not a bad list.

    The only crucial thing missing, in my humble opinion, are a pair of something fun. How about a set of saddle shoes, spectators or maybe a pair of colored suede wingtips (make em blue if you like Elvis).
     
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