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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. Jurgis

    Jurgis Well-Known Member

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  2. 2slowt67

    2slowt67 New Member

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    good after noon I'm in a big dilemma i want to buy my first pair of Alden indy boots but not sure if u should get the 403 or 405 anyone?
     
  3. breakaway01

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    My understanding is that size 23 in this system is a short 46EU (46 divided by 2) or US 36S
    Conversely, US 40L would be a long 50EU or size 100.
     
  4. positivenote

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    anyone any suggestions for a tie to go with the shoes-suit combo I posted earlier in the thread? thanks
     
  5. R125S

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    Which blazer for this combo?

    Navy and dark brown (same shade as shoes and belt) are safe choices, but I'm thinking about something more attractive (striking, don't know is it right word, sorry :D ). Dark brown seems too casual, and with navy/blue there will be too much of blue tone. What about beige or something in-between beige and brown? And what about pocket square on those colors?

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  6. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Well-Known Member

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    It's quite rare that any blazer or sport coat is too casual to be paired with a pair of blue jeans. Much more typically, it's the opposite which is the case.

    Dressing well needn't involve such fine-grained distinctions as shades darker than dark beige, but lighter than light brown. If you need a spectrophotometer to choose the right color blazer, you're trying way too hard. :)

    Anyway, if you don't want beige, and you don't want brown, and you don't want blue, how about a casual grey jacket?

    [/quote]And what about pocket square on those colors?[/quote]
    Okay, purely a matter of personal preference on my part, but here goes -

    I don't like to wear jeans and a blazer. I know that there are men who like this combination, but it doesn't appeal to me. Although, in fairness, I'm not a big fan of jeans to begin with, unless I'm engaged in some activity where jeans make obvious sense (like horseback riding, for example - not that I'd normally wear a blazer while horseback riding). And admittedly, I'm 50+ years old, so what I like and what a hypothetical 20-something might like, will often be totally different things. Still, now you at least have some idea where I'm coming from.

    But to whatever extent I can accept the jeans + blazer pairing, I'd regard tossing a pocket square into the mix as a mistake. It often tends to up the formality of the blazer, when the contrast in formality between jeans and blazer is already quite high - unpleasantly high, in my opinion.

    If you're going for a "classic" look (and this is the Classic Menswear forum), I just think there are almost always better types of pants to wear with a blazer, than blue jeans. Even chinos - while themselves pretty casual pants - rank way ahead of jeans, for pairing with a blazer or sport coat.

    If you're trying for some sort of look of youthful insouciance, fine. So be it. But it seems to me that for such a look to be honest, it shouldn't be the result of carefully studied color graduations and pocket square selection. Just grab whatever jacket you have resting on the back of the chair, pull it on, slip your feet into whatever pair of athletic shoes are sitting on the floor by your bed, and be done with it. And thereby exhibit a genuinely carefree and casual look, as opposed to a meticulously crafted and not entirely convincing facsimile of the look.

    But again, that's just my take on it.
     
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  7. R125S

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    I didn't said that I don't want beige, just asking about opinion if that color matches these on picture or it is too bright for this combination? Sorry for bad English

    this is something what I said in between dark brown and beige, I already decided to go with above combination, but still don't know which color for blazer

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  8. cakv

    cakv Well-Known Member

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    That coat had so much potential to be great looking...
     
  9. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    If you crop the picture to just below the second button it looks great.
     
  10. R125S

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    It's not about this picture, but color of blazer :)
     
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    Both of those are super fake.
     
  12. climbergray

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    Making a venture to Spain and would like to make additional contact for custom shoes. any travels or connections to Madrid, Sevilla, or Spain?
     
  13. deadAngle

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    No love for bellows pockets?
     
  14. thesftailor

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    Bellows pockets for a more casual look... safari nostalgia, perhaps.
     
  15. Ich_Dien

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    When they finish above the crotch, yeah.
     
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  16. R125S

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    Me again. :) I've decided to go with something different to event because I found this suit for good price. I'm not sure about shirt because of color and paisley detailing, maybe this one is more safe choice with same pocket square?

    http://static.zara.net/photos//2015.../6887406403_1_1_1.jpg?timestamp=1426180148097

    http://static.zara.net/photos//2015.../6887406403_2_3_1.jpg?timestamp=1426180126893

    I'm new to suits, this is my first one, what do you think about overall look, fitment?

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    Picture quality is terrible, I'm sorry, suit is linen, really light beige.
     
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    I had something like that happen to a pair of AE shoes. I took it to a cobbler and he said it's unrepairable? My mistake was I applied saphir but instead of wiping it off I left it on overnight thinking it would somehow make it extra nice (dumb of me). Instead when I came back the next day I had those horrible spots on my merlot colored shoes.
     
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    Far too tight, return.
     
  19. BrooksLauren77

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    Dark green tie to compliment your hair. Try Kent Wang and Brooks Brothers for ties under $100.
    Second pair looks much better than the first.
     
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  20. theh00d

    theh00d Well-Known Member

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    Looking for places I can get some nice wool dresser trousers/flannel pants in size 28 around/under $200 range.
    I know of Epaulet and Howard Yount, but I need some alternatives.

    Also J.Crew Ludlow Suit Pants (Classic) in Italian Chino though fits me well. Anything similar?

    Thanks.
     

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