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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. Speedy321

    Speedy321 Member

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    Accidentally posted part of this on the Streetwear quick question thread, but I have a professional headshot coming up and need to select a tie. I will be wearing a navy suit and white spread collar shirt. I'm leaning toward either of the red ties but feel that I don't have an ideal tie for a portrait in my wardrobe. Thoughts?
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  2. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    I think you're wrong on this front.

    A white linen square in a TV fold is not ostentatious. It makes a navy suit much sharper. I'm not going to grab a bright silk square and put it into a poof or anything. I'd have to respectfully disagree on this one.

    Peak lapels would stand out way more. I'm just considering my options here!
     
  3. deadAngle

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    Peak lapels are par for the course on DB suits, and thus don't stand out at all.
     
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  4. YRR92

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    The only interview a notch lapel DB suit is appropriate for is one where you're trying to convince a bureaucrat to let you adopt a child, and also it's 1981 and you're James Caan in Thief.

    Not that I'll ever have a job interview I'll wear a suit for, but I avoid DB in general if I want to broadcast any "normal" message, and I'd worry about the linen square. It would certainly make it obvious that you care about clothes.
     
  5. mianmannoi

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    I didn't say they're not sharp. Nor did I say that they are ostentatious. Like I said, I like pocket squares.

    But if some kid came in for an interview wearing a pocket square I'd think he was likely to be annoying to work with and it would definitely be a negative and make me less likely to give him an offer.

    Same person in the same outfit with the same pocket square socially it would probably be interesting.

    I didn't notice a question about peak lapels, unless you mean peak due to double breastedness. I think an ordinary notch lapel 2 piece suit is the way to go.


    Exactly.
     
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  6. ridethecliche

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    My question was more related to whether a potash lapel db is weird for interviews. I'm okay with wearing a PS. Lol I'm glad you can tell I'd be annoying to work with based on one factoid. Good thing this isn't for a job.

    I wear a PS almost every time I wear a jacket to work so I wouldn't feel self conscious at all.

    I'll stay away from the db. My question was more related to if dbs are seemingly ostentatious.


    I'll take a trip to the tailor to see how much leeway I have for the suit when it gets a little closer. It's a 40 and I'm shocked it's right already!

    Thanks gents.
     
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  7. Churchill W

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    I also wouldn't wear a double breasted suit or a pocket square to an interview. Best to be more conservative.
     
  8. benchusc

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    I am having a MTM midnight blue, shawl collar tux for my wedding in two months. Shoes... my bride-to-be has me half convinced on these Mezlan shoes. "Daniele" line, glass suede (black suede with glassy beads throughout), as something I can wear formally and in the future for a variety of functions. http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/mezlan-...4d7c16-0ca6-11e4-b7d4-001b2166c62d&origin=pla Is this too much of a deviant from tradition? Too douchey? Any thoughts? (if it's worth anything, for better or worse, they're on sale by about 40% in the chicago mezlan store)
     
  9. 12345Michael54321

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    Love her. Honor her. Cherish her.

    But don't let her dress you. Her understanding of which shoes to wear with a tuxedo is... imperfect.
     
  10. mimo

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    None of the above. I'm not averse to a shiny tie now and then, but they're harder to tie in a neat knot, and will look cheap and flashy in your photo. A challis or madder would be good. If you're going with a navy suit, I'd suggest something in burgundy or brown. SF orthodoxy would also suggest a light blue shirt over white, but there's nothing wrong with a classic white shirt.

    Listen to Uncle Michael. That's an awful thing to do to yourself. Black oxfords. Cap toe or plain toe. That is all. If you want to be dandy, get opera pumps.
     
  11. Ianiceman

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    Good answer.

    Like it or not we have to accept that a wedding day is largely, but not completely, about the bride. But that doesn't mean you have to hand over your balls along with your input in how you dress on the day. Ask her what her thoughts would be if you chose how she dresses on the day.
     
  12. ter1413

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    I made a slight edit in your post.

    Why oh why do soon to be grooms take this sort of input from soon to be brides?
     
  13. benchusc

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    Thanks, all. I was largely expecting such verification of a bad idea. Trust me, I still have my balls...
     
  14. Andrew Ryan

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    What would you wear with this sportcoat in spring/summer? I'd be going with brown/white/blue patterned shirts, tieless, but can't think of much else that would work.

    The coat is 70/30 linen/silk, billed as 'light blue' and up close consists of blue, light blue and tan flecks, although it really looks more 'slate-blue' or 'blue-grey', although I still think browns would bring out the blue-ness of it. I'm thinking navy pants (I know, I know - but w/ no tie, so I believe it works), cream or khakis, chocolate brown loafers, and brown (but not deep, autumn-winter brown) patterned shirts.

    Of course, this raises the question of whether mid-browns as accent colors (ties, PS's, and in my case - since I'm usually tieless - shirts [mid-brown stripes, blue/brown stripes, tan ginghams, blue/brown ginghams...]) are appropriate in the spring/summer.

    I asked a similar question about a dark brown sportcoat (in linen) in summer, and received mixed replies - but mostly saying fuck it, why not, the fabric is right, wear it. However, I still just can't get over dark SC's in S/S seeming off to me (I don't even go as dark as navy in jackets) so I abandoned that. But as accents, though...

    Any and all thoughts greatly appreciated.

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  15. CruzAzul

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    You seem really uptight, man. I want to buy you a drink and convince you to stop overthinking this sh*t.

    Everything you're contemplating would work great, except maybe the navy trousers.
     
  16. Sander

    Sander Well-Known Member

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    Light pants (in weight and color), linen in creme, tan, white; white denim; light grey wool. Shirts... pretty much anything, no?

    For example: red/white striped OCBD, cream chinos, maybe a brown knit tie.
     
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  17. Andrew Ryan

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    I'm of the school of thought that blue/grey jackets may indeed be able to be worn with just about anything, but rarely look optimal with just about anything. Hence my leaning towards tans/browns in shirts for this jacket, to pick up on that in the fabric. Red seems a little too bright for me - I reserve it for grey odd jackets (yes, I have a few) that seem to tone it down/balance it out some. I can see pink working here, although I generally reserve it for my more straight-up blue jackets - air force, denim-blue and the like.

    Totally agree with you that I'm overthinking it. But this is the precise place to do so, if so inclined, no? Thanks for the navy trou bit - lighter would probably work to offset the brown shirt patterns that I'm obsessing over wearing with this jacket.
     
  18. Sapianwear

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    I'm about to order a new trousers MTM (through our beloved Luxire). I would like to incorporate single forward pleats into them. If I do not change the preexisting measurements from my last order of flat front trousers (thigh and hip front would be to understanding the areas impacted by their incorporation) how will the pleats generally speaking alter the fit of the trouser?
     
  19. Kid Nickels

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  20. Isolation

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    I think white TV fold is fine but DB is a bit of a statement.
     

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