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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. Basexc9

    Basexc9 New Member

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    Great, thanks. I checked it out but don't see anything in black - any other suggestions? What about just finding a deal at Nordstroms or Macy's?
     
  2. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    Don't get black. Go Navy or Charcoal.
     
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  3. Basexc9

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    Already have a navy and charcoal. Black is out of style? I need at least 4 suits so wanted to make sure they were different. What other colors would you recommend?
     
  4. greger

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    Prince of Wales makes a nice suit. Charcoal with stripes. Even black with strip is fine. Bottle green is another alternative. But there should be a light shade or light colored suit. You and the people you work with need to see a lighter suit sometimes. All dark suits is not good. Back in the 60s every man, who wore suits at work, had at least one olive green suit.
     
  5. Koala-T

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    Black is for funerals. Like greger said, POW is good. Solid light gray is good. Or any staple color with stripes.
     
  6. lupin23rd

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    Don't know if this is a quick question or not but here goes...

    Recently received an order of a new tweed jacket, in the Samuelsohn Ashton cut. My initial impressions are the shoulders are too big (pics probably going to be posted in the tailor help thread later).

    I have previous Samuelsohn jackets in the Geneva cut, which I believe is a more soft shouldered traveller blazer.

    When I measure the shoulders seam-to-seam, the new tweed jacket is 1" - 1.5" wider than the other jackets I own (and which I believe are at least a decent, if not perfect fit).

    When comparing two models like this, is such a difference an immediate red flag or do things like the fabric and style introduce a non-negligible difference between jackets?

    Side note - unfortunately I don't have access to the base measurements of either model, but looking at the tags I noticed that the shoulders on my Geneva jackets were adjusted by -1/4" while the shoulders on the new Ashton jacket are +1/8" ... again not sure if this is something that could be a concern.
     
  7. mosy

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    I posted this on the Meermin thread, but since it's quick I thought I might get a faster response here. What size should I get in the Meermin Hiro last? I am a 9D in Allen Edmonds 201 last. Thanks in advance!
     
  8. upcoming

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    I'm looking to buy a few new suits I'm
    Very slim I have a 34/36 chest 33 arms and 28 waist.

    Which of the following brands should I go for?

    Hugo Boss, Austin Reed, Reiss, Marks and Spencer?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  9. mosy

    mosy Well-Known Member

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    can anyone identify these sunglasses?

    [​IMG]
     
  10. justridiculous

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    Those are either Randolph Engineering or American Optical.
     
  11. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    They definitely look like AO Air Force Pilot shades. My father has been wearing those my entire life. Literally the only pair of sunglasses I have ever known him to own!
     
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  12. justridiculous

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    They're a great shape. I have the RE aviators and I love them.
     
  13. HollyJoint

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    Anyone have sweats or cardigans merino wool ASOS? they have acceptable quality?
    speak it ..

    [​IMG]
     
  14. sogno

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    what do you think of the rule that says that you should match the leather trim on your braces to the colour of your shoes?
    Is it a mandatory rule or it doesn't matter much because braces under a jacket are hidden anyway? I have worn navy braces with black leather trim with brown shoes before knowing this rule.
     
  15. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    Technically you probably shouldn't wear contrasting colours but it would be very rare for people to notice and/or to care. A solution is to buy braces with coloured cloth instead of leather for the attachments.

    Your braces should be hidden at all times anyway, you're right. Please no Patrick Bateman / Gordon Gekko impersonations!
     
  16. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    There are many better options for knitwear than ASOS to be honest.
     
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  17. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    You do risk looking like someone from the Matrix with that colour, however.
     
  18. HollyJoint

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    eg?

    Asos knits are very bad? both merino lambswool like?
     
  19. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    Go Uniqlo for thinner stuff, woolovers for thicker. Both better value.
     
  20. styleforumfan

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    How do you pronounce the French brand "Faconnable" the proper way? Fa-song-naab?
     
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