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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. mosy

    mosy Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I ordered these Donald J Pliner shoes with chunky lug sole. When i got them I noticed some of the stitching is exposed between the lugs. is this normal for a lug sole shoe? Here's a pic:




    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. varatep

    varatep Member

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    I'm going into a corporate office in 2 weeks. Computer Industry/Software Engineer. Business casual. Tie and coat optional, but I want to.
    Edit: also want a slim-skinny fit.
    I bought a silk knit dotted tie and wool tie from the Tie Bar both 2 inches. I have a skinny tie bar ~1 inch.
    I have johnston and murphy wingtips. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0075H8QFW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Budget ~$300-400 for 2-piece.
    First suit.
    Can't decide between charcoal gray and dark navy.
    Can't decide between J Crew or Men's Wearhouse.

    Any suggestions if I should get from somewhere else?

    In the Los Angeles, CA area.
     
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  3. mosy

    mosy Well-Known Member

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    You cant go wrong with either color but my pick would be charcoal. If your budget is tops 400 you probably can't get Jcrew, as they run about 650 for the wool ones. Your best bet might be JCrew factory Thomson suiting. The quality is not quite as good as Ludlow but for the money it's considered good value.
     
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  4. davidx

    davidx New Member

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    Hi all
    Do you think this suit jacket fits ok or should I just send it back if I keep it I will be getting the trousers taken up.
    Thanks for any help.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. upcoming

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    Hi how do you think this jacket fits?

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  6. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    Both will be fine after minor alterations.
     
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  7. selvedge8tweed

    selvedge8tweed Active Member

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    Folks, how do you list your B&S listings in your posts (e.g. as Ich_Dien has in the one right above mine)?
     
  8. Churchill W

    Churchill W Well-Known Member

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    Probably an easy fix, but I don't like how you can't see your shirt sleeves in the pictures you post.

    In the upper right corner of the page you can see your user name. Mouse over that and click on "EDIT MY SIGNATURE" There are three drop downs at the bottom of your page. You're supposed to be able to link things there.
     
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  9. varatep

    varatep Member

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    I'm going to pick up just the italian worsted wool charcoal suit pants. I'll save the jacket for another time.
     
  10. upcoming

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    So you reccomend I just get the sleeves shortened and then I will have a well fitting jacket? Thanks
     
  11. WeekndOrNah

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    Not a PI, but an undergrad researcher (author on the poster) in the School of Medicine's Dept. of Biomedical Sciences

    Will be presented at the University-wide Undergraduate research presentation/symposium on a weekday. Undergrads stand in front of the poster and look pretty and answer questions when asked, while other students and faculty members walk around. Not a competitive environment

    Didn't want to embed as I posted this pic already but this look is what I was thinking of wearing (OCBD shirt, just not buttoned down in the pic)
    http://i.imgur.com/EbFNCOk.png
     
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  12. Churchill W

    Churchill W Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily, but that is one thing I noticed. It's hard to tell from just that perspective too. The arms may need some slimming too.
     
  13. davidx

    davidx New Member

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    What alterations would you suggest for mine.
     
  14. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Well-Known Member

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    @WeekndOrNah I would say, go with khakis and a dress shirt and no tie. You will probably still be the best dressed in the room. Biologists pride themselves in being able to wear whatever they want. Usually the sloppiest dresser is the smartest guy in the room.
     
  15. upcoming

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    Sorry about the background but what do you think to the fit of this shirt I know it needs a good ironing [​IMG]
     
  16. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    I'd wear that. You're at your school among colleagues and friends. No harm looking sharp. No one is going to chastise you for being overdressed.
     
  17. Koala-T

    Koala-T Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys. I just got a pair of Caruso for Spurr pants in a black sort of donegal tweed. I can't find a picture of them, but they're quite a bit similar in pattern to this hat:
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    My question is, what sort of jacket might you pair this with? Some charcoal pattern? Maybe a navy? I have no idea really. Just looking for some guidance.

    Thanks!
     
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  18. cowsgomoomoo

    cowsgomoomoo Active Member

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    Query on size of shoe trees - should one get shoe trees of the same sizing as shoes?

    I am asking because I struggle a fair bit when removing shoe tree from my oxford carmina (both size 11).
     
  19. varatep

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    Just enough break, or too little/no break?

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  20. Koala-T

    Koala-T Well-Known Member

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