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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. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Well-Known Member

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  2. kresso

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    mimo,
    Thanks a ton for your input. That really helped a lot. I will check out thetiebar for to get some ties really quick to replace my polyester collection and try and learn more about ties. Thanks for your suggestions on what to get for my core collection, that helps a TON.
     
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  3. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    There's a real outbreak of good manners around here lately - you're most welcome and I hope you find what you want! :)
     
  4. mrjester

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    I will +1 Mimo and give more advice.

    Search the forum for Luxeswap and look at the ties he has there. You can bid on good used ties and get some for $30-50 that are pretty solid. If you win, pm spoopoker (the owner) and you get free shipping as a SF member.

    If you want to get ties you can keep for a long time and be proud of, you should up your price-per-tie budget to around $100. You can get many nice lightly used ebay ties, Kent Wang ties, Panta ties on sale, etc. Even many ties at Sam Hober.
     
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    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    If it's to be worn with a pair of black AE Park Avenues, I'm guessing it's more likely to be worn with a suit (or at least with dress trousers), than with a pair of jeans.

    So, you want 1" or perhaps 1 1/4". A belt width of 1 1/2" is too wide for a dress belt.

    Buy your belt straps at www.beltmaster.com. Not the finest money can buy, but they do represent good value for the price. Purchase your belt buckles separately. Then mix/match as appropriate. After all, a quality belt buckle can last a lifetime. A leather belt strap... probably won't last a lifetime.
     
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    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    This one's easy - Go for the one that's the better fit on you.
     
  8. TM79

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    Isaia quality has declined, IMO.

    I'd say Golden Fleece between these two.
     
  9. sean anon

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    I have two pairs of wool pants that are a smooth worsted wool (gaberdine?). Much like suit pants. These are too dressy for my office

    I bought one pair of flat front tweed pants that are great for work but run a bit warm most days.

    Is a light weight flannel a good direction to try with these considerations?
     
  10. Sander

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    Definitely!
     
  11. TM79

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    Open weave is another pretty good option - or tropical wool. There are trousers of each kind that won't look like half a suit, or won't look too dressy.
     
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    +1. Always, regardless of label.
     
  13. DrunkenBuddha

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    Thanks for answering my questions
    Wouldn't a 1" be too skinny and weird to wear as a dress belt? I'm thinking 1 1/4" then.
     
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    Nope. :)
     
  15. msulinski

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    Quote:1" is the standard dress belt size.
     
  16. Winston S.

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    Personally 1" is too skinny for my taste.
     
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    Happy to do it, DrunkenBuddha. After all, that's why SF pays me $150,000 per year, provides me with tons of swag, flew me first class to Corsica to investigate the neckties of the opening stages of the Tour de France, and lets me control the casting couch for the "Girls of StyleForum" calendar, right? (Yeah, like that's happening.)

    Nope. 1 inch is the more or less standard dress belt width. Although a man with a large waist might upsize that slightly. 1 1/8" isn't unheard of, for example. With 1 1/4" being the very uppermost limit.

    If a really large man wants even wider than that because a 1 1/4" wide belt looks like he's wearing a length of dental floss about his waist, he's better off forgoing a belt all together, and considering options like side adjusters or suspenders. (Which are arguably superior alternatives to a belt even on a small or medium-sized man.)

    Something like a 1 3/4" dress belt is simply an oxymoron. Which leads me to believe that sometime soon, some Hollywood celebrity will show up on an awards show, wearing a 2" wide "dress" belt with his too tight, too short suit. And this will mark the beginning of a trend whereby dress belts will grow to absurd size, much as many wristwatches have grown to what are, by traditional standards, utterly grotesque sizes.
     
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    Hypothetically, let's say 17 inch on the shoulders is the perfect size for me. Would increasing or decreasing 1/4 of an inch make a big difference?
     
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    I'm a big Mad Men fan and there is one suit in particular that Mr. Draper dons every once in awhile. On his suits' lapel there is, what looks to be, a button hole, but it doesn't have a button across from it. Does anyone know what the point of it is? And if it has a specific name?

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  20. Steve Smith

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    Trad staple. Three Roll Two, which means that is a 3 button suit which is designed to have the lapel roll to the second button. There is a button across from it but it is on the back side of the lapel.
     
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