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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. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    BTW, love the new @ feature

    Now I can summon stitchy anytime I have a sartorial quandary like this :D
     
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  2. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with the larger, but neither would be my first choice.
     
  3. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    @jrd617 I thin the same as señor estitchy.

    BTW... I received the notificastion I was mentioned but it took me around 30 minutes to find the thread cause I deleted the email. [​IMG]
     
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  4. loarbmhs

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    I think that's wise. If you're not sure, pay attention to that indecision and don't buy the coat. Above all, you have to feel comfortable in your decision, and it should be a warning sign if you feel you have to convince yourself that something's okay. And you're on the right track re your "basics" comment. Get yourself some classic odd jackets first--a blue blazer, camel hair, etc.--and then begin to branch out into more unique items. Good luck!
     
  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    For some reason I've really warmed to stripes

    Also will probably get:

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  6. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    If it's the color you're after, I just gifted my boss a J.Crew silk tie that looked like the one on the right.
     
  7. jrd617

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  8. in stitches

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    top pair for me.
     
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  9. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Well-Known Member

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    Same. Top pair.
     
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  10. ImTheGroom

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    Where can I get some good quality cuff links inexpensively? Think like $30 or less. I had to loan a pair to my dad for my wedding, and, as he has several French cuff shirts now, (I think 3) he needs a pair. Toggle back is preferable, as he would never bother with double sided, but rather change his shirt.

    Bonus points if I can buy them locally in Vancouver.
     
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  11. Betelgeuse

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    Same here.
     
  12. othertravel

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    +1 on the thinner stripe.
     
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    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    Most any menswear shop (and hundreds of eBay sellers) will have silk knot cuff links. For $30, you could likely buy yourself a few pairs, and a couple of pairs for your father, too.

    If you want something a little more formal, Jos. A. Bank currently has "silver" (they're actually rhodium-plated metal, which in some ways might be preferred to silver) knot cuff links on sale for 18 bucks and change. (If you miss today's sale on them, they'll doubtless be on sale again next week.) FWIW, silver knot links are my "go to" cuff links, as they're relatively discreet and understated, while being somewhat more refined than colorful silk knots. I don't know if there's a JAB in Vancouver, but I'm sure they'd ship them to you. Here's a link: http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_100195

    Both silk and metal knot cuff links are double-sided, but are at least as straight forward as are toggle-back links, so I can't see that as being a drawback for your father.
     
  14. dapperdoctor

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    ^Hey, I just ordered one of those cuff links....that's a good deal. Thanks
     
  15. othertravel

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    Contact capnwes. He has an extensive antique cuff link collection.
     
  16. mimo

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    That too.

    (Not that I was nominated to your Privy Council, but you did ask in public :) )
     
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  17. Jr Mouse

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    When I saw it originally I didn't didn't have much of an opinion on either tie. Seeing it again on my PC I'd say go with the thin stripe.
     
  18. othertravel

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    Definitely plain navy or plain grey/charcoal. And stay away from peak lapels if it's your first suit.

    My recommendation in order of importance:

    Staples:
    1. Plain navy
    2. Plain grey/charcoal

    Semi-Staples
    3. Pinstripes
    4. Window pane

    Non-staples but fun to own/wear
    5. Chalk stripes
    6. Peak lapels
     
  19. venividivicibj

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    Is a lambswool v neck sweater casual, or can it be worn more formally? (Some people have said its casual because it's thicker than merino or casual)
     

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