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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. RPM1

    RPM1 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it has been designed as a tweed jacket, although I was looking for initial opinions based on pattern.

    Many thanks.


    p.s. What I was really interested in was to what degree the use of the over check affects that perception?
     
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  2. All Tatters

    All Tatters Well-Known Member

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    Not the overcheck per se but the boldness of the overcheck colour or width could affect the formality of the cloth. Though imho the general structure of the fabric (fine vs rough) is a much more important indicator.
     
  3. RPM1

    RPM1 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, All Tatters.

    The reason I asked was because I was afraid the over check may lean more towards suiting, in that particular pattern. However, after some more reading, I now think the over check is quite common, and the prominence of pattern and indeed the material is more relevant.

    In addition, and on a completely different topic, I have a pair of brown suede loafers that have two relatively prominent spots with missing paint on the welt stitching. As the shoes are new, I can either send them back to be exchanged, or I can cover the two white spots with dark brown shoe cream.

    Would I be better off sending them back to be exchanged?
     
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  4. deadAngle

    deadAngle Well-Known Member

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    The first time you polish them, the stitching will be covered in brown. Don't send them back over something so small.
     
  5. RPM1

    RPM1 Well-Known Member

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    I did not think I needed to polish suede?
     
  6. Kensington

    Kensington Well-Known Member

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    I'm tempted to swap the buttons on this 80's era RL blazer I own. I feel like it will make it have more of the traditional navy blazer look. However I'm also of the mindset "if it ain't broke don't fix it". The gold buttons are RL as well. Would be great to hear some additional opinions from you guys.

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  7. RPM1

    RPM1 Well-Known Member

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    Don't do it.

    Unless it's for a specific occasion, you'll just end up not wanting to wear it as often.
     
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  8. cptjeff

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    Why would gold buttons make somebody want to wear the jacket less? I really don't understand what people have against traditional blazers...

    I have a 3 roll 2 navy blazer in a fabric like that, with gold buttons. It's one of my favorite jackets. I say go for it, though I would also cut off that patch.
     
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  9. RPM1

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    It is probably due to geographical sensibilities, although I do not see the appeal in gold buttons.
     
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  10. deadAngle

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  11. CruzAzul

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    I say go for it. It's a fun, classic touch, and if you decide you don't like it it's just about the most easily reversible modification imaginable.
     
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    What do you guys think about rolling up the jacket sleeve like the guy in the teal suit?
     
  13. mimo

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    That's not rolled up, it's tailored as a "turnback cuff". Very dandy.
     
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    First attempt at rocking a non white square at work. Is it passable?
    I went for my only non silk tie that wasn't brown or green. I may have had something a little easier in silk. is texture or colour more important to take into account?

    Edit: note due to awful iPhone pic the colors are wrong. Tie is about a mid grey. Brown and green of the square are quite a bit darker. If its a sign that it works well none if my coworkers actually noticed I was wearing it for about an hour.
     
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  15. arnathor

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    mainstream coverage of pitti is becoming laughable. Lino looks a moron, time to get out of the game already. Am I alone in this thought?
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  16. CruzAzul

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  17. Ich_Dien

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    Lino is and always has been uncouth to be fair. Pitti is his biggest PR event so he's unlikely to tone it down.
     
  18. Kira

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    Going back to the topic of suspenders, I read an old post by Manton stating that low-rise trousers aren't suitable for suspenders? Most of the trousers I wear are flat front and low rise.

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    The most important thing is to wear braces (suspenders) only with trousers that are cut for them. By which I mean, with a rise long enough so that the waistband at least reaches your natural waist, and probably a little higher. Braces really do not look good with lower-rise trousers, for a number of reasons, not least being that the tabs have to jut out and curve around your belly, thus emphasizing its bubousness. And even if you have absolutely no belly, the long strips of material will tend to lengthen the appearance of your torso at the expense of your leg line, which is not good for the vast majority of men. There is nothing at all "wrong" about having suspender buttons sewn onto your trousers. However, very few RTW trousers are cut with the proper high rise for suspenders. Because of the suspender craze of the 1980s, people are much more likely to think "affected, aspiring plutocrat" rather than "formal" when they see a pair. That's the main problem that younger guys face. Some people are just incredibly turned off by suspenders, and seriously resent the wearing of them. Materials: silk tends to wear out, in my experience. The rayon ones made by Thurston look like good woven silk but last forever. Box cloth goes better with heavy cloth: winter suits. In my opinion, Albert Thurston is the best brand hands down. Coordination: First and foremost, the ends should reflect the shoe color, which means no black ends with brown shoes, or vice versa. You don't have to go so far as to match shades of brown, which is in any case impossible. White ends go with any shoe color, but look best with black and (to my eye) brown suede. The silk braided ends I think are best left for formal wear; others will disagree. As to the colors of the straps themselves, the possibilities are endless. Don't worry about "matching." Basic colors -- navy, wine, forrest green -- will complement most anything. Stripes can add a little character and perhaps reflect a color in the shirt or tie. Â Dots or other wovens are more adventurous.
     
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  19. Kira

    Kira Well-Known Member

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    I came across this on the web. [​IMG]

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  20. Kira

    Kira Well-Known Member

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    I apologize for the barrage of posts and questions, but does the button placement of this jacket fine? I just bought it a few seconds ago, and I was thinking about moving the right buttons a little closer.

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