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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. arnathor

    arnathor Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me or is the tie looking big against this suit? Personally, I think the tie looks like it is going to eat this guy's head.
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  2. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    @thefastlife : yes, in this sloppy and decadent world it will be fine. Tuck your shirt in, wear a brown belt, and either the half brogue derbies or the loafers would work. But "smart casual" to me would suggest wearing a jacket, with or without a tie, and I'd lean towards the shoes with laces.
     
  3. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Well-Known Member

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    Does a deep deep brown suit go very well with an asian man(me) of this skin tone?

    I'm between [​IMG] and [​IMG]

    This is the suit : [​IMG]
     
  4. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    It's a great colour. Wear it with pride.
     
  5. abl

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  6. CruzAzul

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    I don't really see the appeal of polyester pocket squares.
     
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  7. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    They're all horrible. You can get a 12" silk square from The Tie Bar in a million different colours for ten bucks. And then you'll want one that's bigger and nicer. No. Don't encourage it.
     
  8. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Well-Known Member

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    Are you referring to me? [​IMG]
     
  9. raelrubin

    raelrubin New Member

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    Hi I'm just starting out collecting ray bans I love everything about them. Found this pair online and just checking if they're legit and what's a good price for them. Tried finding out about them and I couldn't find any information about them



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    Here's is what the description is

    Vintage B&L Ray Ban USA

    Model: Celebrities San Francisco Black G-15 Grey W1900

    Includes case

    Excellent Condition

    Temple to Temple 5" Height 1 7/8"

    Vintage sunglasses never worn . Because they are keep storage many years, may have or may have not sign of storage.



    Anything will help thank you
     
  10. Naphatw

    Naphatw Member

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    Can I please have some opinion on this suit?

    I am curious about the sleeves. Are the sleeves of the suit too long?
    Or are the sleeves of my (inside) shirt too short.

    Please let me know what you think.
    Thanks,

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  11. bklyndoc12

    bklyndoc12 Active Member

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    Hey Everyone, I was hoping for some feedback on my recent MTM experience with these gray flannel trousers. Any tips for the next pair?

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    Thanks in advance!
     
  12. Sir Humphrey Appleby

    Sir Humphrey Appleby Well-Known Member

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    First one, unless you're Hugh Heffner in which case go for number 3.



    How high up my back should I wear a messenger bag?
     
  13. Jojo Lapin X

    Jojo Lapin X Well-Known Member

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    They are an ingenious invention, as they can be used to clean your glasses, tablet computers, etc. I would not wear them every day, perhaps, but they are ideal for long flights. Declan has much nicer ones, however.
     
  14. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Well-Known Member

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    Too tight around the seat, thighs and rise. I challenge you to wear them for a whole day and report back as to how comfortable it is to wear. You will NOT be standing all day so your trou need to be COMFORTABLE. I made this mistake with altering OTR trousers. I now have a 9" leg opening and ample room in the seat & rise without being tight. My rise has to be at least 11.5" cause I wear them below my navel.
     
  15. ML594806

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    Point taken, thanks. It's a very light cotton suit but I'll bring a back up just in case!
     
  16. bradp

    bradp Well-Known Member

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    Forgive the silly question but can't get a solid answer...Does "CBD" stand for conservative business dress? If so, is that just the standard blue suit, white shirt, black shoes, etc?

    What I ultimately am trying to find out is if i can wear double monks in a conservative environment (law firm) but didn't know if asking if they were "CBD" was the right way to ask it.
     
  17. msulinski

    msulinski Well-Known Member

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    It does stand for conservative business dress, at least on this forum. I doubt anyone else would know what you meant by it.
    Double monks are not CBD. There is an entire thread dedicated to it. I don't have the link handy right now, but you should be able to search for it.
     
  18. Bryan2456

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    Just bought these but have not worn them. Are these toes too square?

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  19. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    They aren't but are widely accepted in most lawfirms from what I gathered. Of course the more pedantic people (AKA styleforum) may have problems with it, but eh.
     
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  20. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    Look around your conservative environment law firm. Do some of the Senior Associates and Junior Partners occasionally wear double monks? If so, then it's probably okay to wear them, regardless of whether they're CBA-appropriate (which they technically are not).

    If they're not wearing them, well, you can decide that you won't meekly follow - you will boldly lead! Just bear in mind that boldness carries certain risks. Particularly at conservative law firms.

    (Don't concern yourself with what the Senior Partners are wearing. I presume you're not operating at their level, and they can do with impunity things for which lesser mortals would pay a high price.)
     

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