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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. TJhambone09

    TJhambone09 Well-Known Member

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    They are my favorite shirt, mainly due to their slim fit being a perfect fit for me and quality for the price. No idea about their tuxes though.
     
  2. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    Okay, so you really don't need an expedition quality parka for short walks around campus.

    Honestly, both L.L. Bean and Lands' End are sure to have parkas on end-of-season sale any day now, if they haven't been marked down already. Browse the companies' websites, read the customer reviews of the parkas that appeal to you, and buy accordingly. Both companies are easy when it comes to returns, so you'll have that going for you.

    I'll add that, if in doubt, you'd probably be better off with a medium-warmth parka and layering, than you will be with the warmest parka you can buy. And that much as I dislike the overly short and close-fitting look in suits and sports coats, an overly short and close-fitting parka is even worse. A picture of such an item ought to accompany the definition of "ridiculous," in the dictionary. (I doubt whether Bean and LE style many of their parkas that way, but you never know.)
     
  3. tcln1456

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    What do you think of AI's M-3B?

    http://www.alphaindustries.com/Mens-Parkas/Alpha-Industries-Slim-Fit-N-3B-Parka.asp
     
  4. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so I'm new to colored denim. Which of these shoes would pair best with these maroon jeans? Black monk, blue suede, or walnut blucher?

    Thanks in advance!

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  5. free-man

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    so it is a defect.
    any idea on how serious it may be?
     
  6. Chillax

    Chillax Well-Known Member

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    The blue suede. The colors look good together , plus that's a more casual shoe than the others and so goes better with jeans
     
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  7. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir!
     
  8. free-man

    free-man Member

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    So you are suggesting that this was not supposed to happen during production and that it is (whether or not a serious one) a defect. Am I right?
     
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  9. RPM1

    RPM1 Well-Known Member

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    Any thoughts on the versatility of Loake Jack brown suede shoes?


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    I think they would work with charcoal flannel trousers and a sports jacket, on the more formal end of the spectrum.
     
  10. J011yroger

    J011yroger Well-Known Member

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    I have two very similar pair from different not quite as good makers.

    I absolutely loved them, bought them, wore them like 5 times right away, and now it seems I wear them like twice a year because there is always a better option.

    Regarding when to wear them, I wear mine mostly with jeans. I wouldn't wear them with gray trousers/navy blazer as that I feel requires a bit more dressy shoe, probably not with charcoal at all but with medium gray and a more casual SC. For sure with Chinos, or a more tweedy county outfit. I've worn mine with seersucker when I didn't want to wear bucs (I want tan/white spectators so bad).

    J
     
  11. J011yroger

    J011yroger Well-Known Member

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    Omfg, I wrote "like twice a year"! I hope I'm not turning into a valley girl.

    I meant to say "approximately twice per year" I swear.

    J
     
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  12. RPM1

    RPM1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, J011yroger.

    Yes, I agree that a navy blazer would probably not be workable, although anything less formal could probably look quite balanced. Concerning the flannel charcoal trousers, I think the heavier, softer fabric texture could take precedence over the darker grey in this instance. And if also paired with a v-neck jumper or something like a tweed sports coat, it should be workable.

    Further, I feel that suede is perhaps more forgiving than leather shoes in similar, lighter colouring. And therefore could add something a little different but still elegant, while maintaining relative formality if paired with the correct attire. Having said that, they are intended for more casual wear, with the option of being a little more smartly dressed on the odd day.

    Surely, I should be able to get more than twice a year use out of them, as I intend to wear them as a second or third pair?

    Edit:

    I should clarify, the last sentence was not meant as a disagreement but rather an invitation for more opinions.
     
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  13. J011yroger

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    Yes, they are ideal for pairing with a jumper, and I am sure you will wear them often if they are your second or third pair.

    They are quite versatile and can be worn with most anything in between a navy blazer and a Rolling Stones t-shirt on the formality scale.

    The thing is that when you are starting out you buy lots of versatile stuff, and then as you go on, and your mental illness and clothing compulsion gets worse, you buy more specialized items. So someone like me, who has around 12 pair of black shoes, would not often wear the pair of black shoes that I would advise a recent graduate to purchase.

    It is like you buy a Swiss army knife, and use it all the time, then as the years go on, you get a better saw, and a better file, and better scissors, and better tweezers, and a better fish scaler, then you hardly use the Swiss army knife anymore.

    J
     
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  14. RPM1

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    Perfectly articulated analogy there, J011yroger.

    Indeed, I am still at an early stage of building a quality wardrobe. And felt that, having recently added black cap-toe oxfords, dark brown derby-style full brogues and burgundy quarter-brogue oxfords, brown suede could be the next logical addition. That way, I can add them to my daily rotation consisting of the dark brown brogues and the burgundy oxfords, with the suede providing further character and contrast while still remaining practical.
     
  15. J011yroger

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    Sounds like a solid plan.

    J
     
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  16. Veremund

    Veremund Well-Known Member

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    You don't really have 12 pairs of black, do you?
     
  17. J011yroger

    J011yroger Well-Known Member

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    Can I plead the 5th?

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  18. Poommizz

    Poommizz New Member

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    I own a pairs of Paul smith Cesar boots brown

    This is a pic of them http://www.lyst.com/shoes/paul-smith-cesar-toecap-chukka-boot/

    I just use the mink oil on it but just thin layer , it's lost thier shine.(wanna cry)

    TARRAGO IS THE MINK OIL BRAND NAME

    How can i fix this ? To return their shine Or I just continue wearing it and wait for polish time.

    I'm from Thai , I want to apologize , if my English is terrible.

    Thank you for all reply
     
  19. michaelyork

    michaelyork Well-Known Member

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    I am eyeing a 3-piece suit, nice cut, good price, my size 52.
    There has been a mixup. This last one they have seems to have a size 50 vest, 52 everything else.

    52 usually fits me loose (pants definitely need a belt to stay put in place), but I prefer the look/shape of 52. 50 fits me albeit tightly.

    My question: Is it true vests need to fit perfectly? Will the 50 be uncomfortable for me? more importantly, when just wearing pants and vest, will the 50 vest and 52 pants look not right together?

    Any advice gratefully appreciated.
     
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  20. Richard Berg

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    Point me toward a few ideas, at least? I feel like if I randomly wander into (eg) Saks I'm likely to spend $$$ on something mediocre. Thanks to my wife, I know there are lots of nifty boutiques and consignment shops and thrift stores etc out there, but the ones I've shopped at do not sell menswear ;)

    edit: quote fail, lemme do it the hard way...
    edit2: fixed
     
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