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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. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Well-Known Member

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    Danier also sells leather care products, but all Danier branded, I think.
     
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    clarksdb Well-Known Member

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    What are some good sites that carry Nudie Jeans in a wide selection? I want another Thinn Finn (I think that's what they're called?). I have a pair in dark indigo and really like the fit.I want another pair in a different shade of blue.
     
  3. buchoelbrusco

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    Hi, I'm having a job interview next week and was thinking on wearing navy trousers, black oxfords, white shirt and black skinny necktie, perhaps a black wool blazer cos it's cold. Any comments would that be an appropriate combo for the ocation
     
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    You need to provide a generic description on the position, company, etc. If interviewing for a business role, anything shy of a suit is unacceptable.
     
  5. Kevin Le

    Kevin Le New Member

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    Would you consider this to be too large of a fit?
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  6. ImTheGroom

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    ^^^ I don't think so. Obviously very casual, and I think it's meant to have that rumpled look on the sleeves, based on the fact that the bodice is the correct length. It could be argued that the shoulders should be a little narrower, the bodice a little shorter, and the sleeves much much shorter, but, again, I think this particular jacket is meant to look a bit haphazard, so really precise and perfect tailoring would actually look out of place. So it comes down to whether you like this look. I think the deep-plunging v-neck T takes it over the line into douchebaggery, personally.
     
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  7. DjangoV

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    Yes, I would definitely consider that too large. Especially the right sleeve simply looks weird to me. But then again, this is not an outfit/style I would wear, so maybe I am mistaken. Might be a better question for the streetwear and denim section?
     
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    I just did this to 2 silk ties with good results. I used a towel between the iron and towel. Be careful if you have a tail holder thingy as it'll show through after ironing.
     
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    better picture, yes it's still too large and what I'mTheGroom said.
     
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    edit: sorry wrong forum
     
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    For a business interview, it depends. The standard advice is to wear a suit. Also, I wouldn't wear a black tie because it is a bit too formal and stiff. I'd wear a blue tie to indicate trustworthiness so to speak; red is too dominating, unless it's a sales position or one where you need to be more assertive, in which case I'd use a reddish tie.

    ...anyway, I've spent a good amount of time thinking about the color of ties and what to wear where, so I might just be overthinking it!
     
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    What are these sock coverings?[​IMG]
     
  13. Parterre

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    Spats.

    I was looking for some advice in buying a basic suit- I have separate jackets but no coats except for a hideous thing I'd rather die than wear in public. So I'm looking for something... well, conservative obviously, no more than $750 hopefully, and leaning towards an English style if a little American, but certainly not Italian- moderately slim but not excessively so, I'm 185 on a good day with a 36 waist, 6'1'' and not yet 21. So something that doesn't betray the little stomach yet doesn't make me look like I'm wearing my grandfather's suit. (I'm open towards hearing the merits of the sack suit, however). Navy, I'd imagine.

    I was thinking the BB Madison or Fitzgerald... not sure what else.
     
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    Thanks!

     
  15. CheekyFireman

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    Is buying a used (pre-owned!) suit on ebay a completely silly thing to do? While browsing I found someone selling 3 Hickey Freeman suits in my size, and am considering biting. So A. Is this a bad idea, B. what should I look out for, and C. what is a ballpark fair price. I'm assuming anything over $200 is bad, as they can commonly be had at NM Last Call for sub-$500.

    Anyway, any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Grey is equally acceptable.

    A perfectly fine place to start, and probably within your budget when on sale.

    I wear a Madison fit, myself. But the Fitzgerald isn't horrible. Now by the time we get down to the Milano fit...

    Don't worry about sack suits. Sack suits are sufficiently rare these days that you have to actively seek them out, if you want to buy one. (None of my Brooks Madison fit suits are sack suits, btw.)

    Whatever you buy, there is no substitute for proper fit. A $2500 suit that is just a little off in fit, will tend not to look as good on you as will a $500 suit that fits perfectly. (Minor alterations can work wonders here. Do not begrudge the expense.)

    Nor for feeling comfortable wearing the suit. Many men rarely wear suits, and when they do wear them, they're clearly not at ease in them. The suit may fit perfectly on a physical level, but psychologically it leaves the wearer feeling uneasy. I don't know what to tell you regarding this point. Except that if you only wear a suit once every other year, you'll probably never feel natural wearing a suit. So find excuses to get dressed in a suit once in a while. There are tons of such opportunities, if you look for them. You may even find you enjoy wearing a nice suit. A conservatively tailored, properly fitting suit can be an extremely comfortable garment, and one which enhances your appearance in various ways. And once you get used to wearing it, putting it on will leave you feeling confident. And like a grown up. Not like someone wearing an unfamiliar costume, and afraid people will stare at him.
     
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    Now that I am reading up on matching and such, I wonder what to do with the solid white silk pocket square I have (atm I only wear silk ties).

    In what kind of outfit/setup is a white silk PS preferable/usable?
     
  18. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily. If the listing includes a number of high quality pictures, and a good written description (complete with actual measurements), and all seems right, buying the suit might be an excellent idea.

    A return privilege for poor fit - not just a mistake in the listing - can ease your fears, and greatly minimize risk.

    As for what you should bid for the suit... search the Completed Auctions, for suits similar to the one in which you're interested, and see what final price they brought. Bearing in mind that sometimes a different size or color can greatly impact final value.

    If you can buy the identical suit, brand new, for under $500, what do you think the previously owned suit is worth? I mean, nobody can really make this call for you, since so much of it comes down to personal preference and subjective bias.

    Personally, I wouldn't go as high as $200, for a used suit off of eBay which can be had brand new at NM Last Call for under $500, unless it were in basically unworn condition - pants' bottoms unfinished, labels still attached, etc. But I'm a cheapskate. :)
     
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    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    Wear it in a "puff" configuration, or sort of stuffed into your pocket, or folded with a flat top. Not sharply folded with points. Linen and cotton and various other materials have much more body than does silk, and are far better for wearing crisply folded with points sticking up. A silk pocket square's points are likely to droop. Which is seldom the look one wants.

    Don't worry about wearing a silk pocket square with a silk tie. So, maybe the textures won't contrast (although silk can have all sorts of textures). So what? A white pocket square may not pick up any of the minor colors in your tie, or the pinstripe of your suit, or whatever. Again, so what?

    A white silk square, particularly when worn with a dark suit or jacket, can work well, be a classic look, and prove appropriate in situations ranging from pretty casual to quite formal.

    The white silk pocket square is like the white dress shirt. Not necessarily the most creative and imaginative pocket square of them all, but still one with a tremendous degree of utility.
     
  20. Steve Smith

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    Either is fine. I would go with the Strands but only because I consider that to be a generally badass shoe.

    Some will say that only a non brogued bal is acceptable. Don't worry about it. I would bet that you will see plenty of rubber soled and square toed shoes at the party. Most people will not notice your shoes but those who do will probably be impressed with the Strands.
     
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