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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. Winston S.

    Winston S. Well-Known Member

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    I am going to be attending a Chinese day wedding at the beginning of June and bought a chino suit from Brooks Brothers last week.

    I think I am going to plan on wearing a white shirt (barrel cuffs, pointed collar), but haven't decided yet on footwear or tie.

    One of these is the suit, don't remember what color it is:

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    If I recall correctly it is the lighter, so probably the latter one. Does anyone have recommendations for ties or shoes? I was thinking either a navy silk knit or raw silk tie and possibly my AE MacNeils , but they may be a bit to casual.

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    I also have a green silk tie with white dots that I could consider wearing.

    Alternatively, I could consider a cotton bow tie (think I have a blue/white gingham) with a white OCBD.

    Thanks for any opinions in advance.
     
  2. Ashlandleather

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    Depends on the Alden last mostly -- the Trubalance last (indy boots) fit 1/2 size larger.
     
  3. viator

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    Bump.

    I found these online at Macy's. Obviously not the highest quality, but I am not looking to spend a fortune on this type of item. Is there anything better out there in the sub-$100 price range?
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

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    You're going to have to look really hard to find linen pants under $100. Linen is expensive. I think my girlfriend got a pair of pleated linen pants from American Apparel. See if you can squeeze in them.
     
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    I thank you for the kind offer, but I will have to pass. :blush:
     
  7. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    Why do you want him to get into your girlfriend's pants? [​IMG]
     
  8. mekato1

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    deets on shoes? TIA

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    I'm not particularly interested in the shoes, but I do like the socks.
     
  10. Dingusberry

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    Is there any brands that make suits/blazers in 34S? I am a pretty small person, and cant find anything that fits me right.
     
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  12. dgonsh

    dgonsh Well-Known Member

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    I have a beautiful Dark Navy micro herringbone brooks brother fitzgerald suit I just got off the forum brand new unfinished. Im having it altered this week. I purchased it as I will be attending a wedding next month and didnt have a suit that fit well.

    I have my shirt (a white golden fleece spread collar french cuff), my cufflinks, my pocket square (white linen), but I just can't figure out what tie to wear. I have a brown (almost grey) Drakes tie (its brown and gray dots but looks like solid brown) but I dont know if a dark brown tie goes with a navy suit. I have a red Brooks Brother Makers Repp solid tie thats really nice but I feel it comes off too "political" for a wedding.

    I'd love to go a little monochrome and wear a navy tie, maybe a navy with white pindots tie. But Im afraid it'll come off too matchy.

    Any tips? Id like to stay within the solid/stripes/pindot realm of ties and away from patterns or paisleys.
     
  13. cptjeff

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    Wear something more cheerful. Dark and sober suit, plain white shirt, and conservative tie would be more suited to a funeral than a wedding. Wear a pink gingham shirt and that brown tie (which does go with the suit- just about anything goes with navy, and brown and navy generally pair well), or the proposed navy one. Or something. It's a happy occasion, have at least one happy element in your attire. You could also try a more interesting tie; a louder stripe could be fun. Navy, green and orange or the like. Or a loud paisley. Or a striped knit.
     
  14. dgonsh

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  15. XKxRome0ox

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    how/when/where do you wear a satin tie?
     
  16. cptjeff

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    I like this one best. Yeah, that's the idea.



    With a shirt like that one. Plain satin ties are usually too boring for me, but a solid tie, or something close to it, can really anchor a shirt with a bolder pattern.


    dgonsh, no comment on your tie since the photo being so far off makes it difficult to tell. Plain navy would certainly work as a fallback if you're uncertain about the tie.
     
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  17. dgonsh

    dgonsh Well-Known Member

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    You think lavender check can go well with a navy suit? the suit is almost solid navy but there is a subtle ultrafine herringbone. i dont want to be too printy...

    would i be best to go with something like this for a tie: http://www.samhober.com/grenadine-garza-fina-solid-ties/navy-grenadine-fina-silk-tie-11.html
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  18. Louis XIV

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    Why do you never see a man wear dots like this girl on Guido's tumblr?
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  19. Eason

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    It's a girl's pattern.
     
  20. fritzl

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    i disagree.
     

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