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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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    You have all week to locate spectators. Find them! Might be a good time to wear that new white waistcoat of yours!
     
  2. Veremund

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    Tux. No question. Take advantage of any opportunity to tux.
     
  3. ovlov

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    I wonder, what kind of enviable position you must be in to both own multiple tuxedos and opera pumps AND be unsure whether to take advantage of what for most people (even SFers) would be an increasingly rare opportunity.

    Actually asking whether pumps are ok just feels like next level trolling [​IMG]
     
  4. gettoasty

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    Any suggestions for some nice home slippers? Warm and comfortable, preferably leather outer... but not necessary

    I don;t want anything disposable but will wear well through several seasons.
     
  5. TM79

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  6. Gianni Cerutti

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    This is the true elegance ... these fantastic designs.
     
  7. Leaves

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    It's a wedding, a white shirt is essential. This is just the way it is, unless the bride and groom specifically asked for a "theme" but given your description it does not sound like it. As for the tie, for weddings a silver or grey tie is the most "correct" neck wear, and that tie looks grey on my screen and that's why I chose it over the regimental tie.
     
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    +1
     
  9. J011yroger

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    Not in winter!

    J
     
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  10. J011yroger

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    Oh, good thing you said something, I was planning on wearing a turn down pleated shirt.

    I'll post pictures of my wing shirts not sure which is more appropriate.

    I was thinking shawl collar/turn down/cummerbund for the Gatsby gala, and peak/wing/vest for the Oscar party Sun.

    Am I backwards?



    I bought the BB Gatsby collection spectators last week, so my 2014 spectator budget has been obliterated.

    My white tie vest is I think too short, I'm bringing the other two cream ones to the cleaners today. I tried them on last night with various studs and didn't have anything jump out at me as awesome, I think it looked better with a black vest.



    Leaning that way myself, I wear the chalk stripe out to town when I want to be an attention whore.



    There is no earthly logical reason to own as much clothing as I have, I just love it, so I buy it. Kind of like collecting stamps.

    I'm getting better at not buying multiples of the same thing, but you might see me on an episode of horders in 10 years if I don't get it under control.



    Thanks!

    J
     
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  11. bbhues

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    Would you trust a dry cleaner to let the waist out on a pair of suit pants, or does that require a tailor?
     
  12. TM79

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    It's a very basic thing but since it's also an inexpensive thing I choose to always let my tailor handle even the very basic alterations. I inherently do not trust dry cleaning services because I have read too many bad experiences had by others.
     
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    About as much as I'd trust my tailor to launder my suits. Not al all. The specialisation of labour is the best thing to come out of the agricultural revolution. Don't let it go to waste.
     
  15. lasbar

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    Never bring a suit to the dry cleaner...

    A bespoke steam is steamed not burnt by chemicals..
     
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  16. Van Veen

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    From what little I know of this, in the Gatsby era (early 20s) wing collars were still by far the most common with tuxedos; it wasn't until later in the decade that soft-front shirts and laced shoes became more common.

    My instinct is that you're backwards. I would take the Gatsby gala as an opportunity to dress as ostentatiously as possible, and wear my best example of contemporary black tie to the Oscar party.
     
  17. facet

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    That's reassuring to know. Thanks very much for the feedback. :cheers:
     
  18. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. It fits great. Especially for a new jacket at that price. Hey man if it feels good then wear it!
     
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    As ostentatious as possible without wearing white tie, or my frock coat?

    J
     

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