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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. facet

    facet Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a grey tie of some sort?

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    Lol, that's awesome. For what it's worth, I don't think that having a lilac shirt would detract from wearing brown or burgundy shoes, although I probably would go with brown myself in that instance.
     
  2. 12345Michael54321

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    I get you. But black shoes are just about always acceptable with a navy suit. It doesn't really matter what other colors are in play in the shirt or tie.

    Oh, and since you mentioned finding a tie that'll calm down the loudness of the shirt, I'd recommend a solid blue tie. I mean, navy suit, navy tie, lilac gingham shirt. Trust me, it works just fine; let the shirt do all the heavy lifting for you. Plus, if you don't already own a nice solid navy tie, this gives you an excuse to buy one. (It's a staple. You'll get plenty of use out of it.)

    If you want to do the tie on the cheap, you can go to www.thetiebar.com and search for 12327, it ought to take you to "Solid Texture - Midnight Navy" tie. Pure woven silk. $15. (Number 22455 is the same tie, but 3" wide, instead of 3.5".) Not the finest tie in the world, but I have a few ties from The Tie Bar, and they're more than adequate for most purposes.

    If you don't mind spending some money, you've got plenty of choices. But Sam Hober does make one heck of a tie.
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  3. dgonsh

    dgonsh Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much! I was leaning towards a solid navy. And I dont have a solid one. I was hoping for the Sam Hober Navy Grenadine Fina Silk #11, but the wedding is in 3 weeks and I dont wanna risk shipment delays considering they're bespoke MTM and all. I have my eyes on a really beautiful Turnbull & Asser navy silk on ebay that ends later tonight, but if not, I may check out that Tie Bar option. for 15 bucks I guess I can't go wrong :)


    And thanks for the tips on the shoes. If I can swing a nice pair of brown/burgundy shoes in the next couple weeks I'll try, if not, black it is.
     
  4. fritzl

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    this is for crusinig on the croisette in a bentley azure, not for your purpose.
     
  5. fritzl

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    what's going on here? you've already been set on the black shoes, which are appropriate. why do you want to wear brown shoes now to a wedding???

    i abstain my comment on the shirt.
     
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  6. rubbishtheory

    rubbishtheory Well-Known Member

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    Hi - odd question - have this rather good Dunhill jacket - inside on the lining there is a label that says Wool and Cashmere BUT inside the inside jacket pocket it says its Cotton and Cashmere - and the cloth feels like a cashmere and cotton mix. Any thoughts or has anyone come across this before? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Dark Knot

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    Hey Dgonsh,

    I like the idea of a pink checkered shirt with the Dark Navy micro herringbone suit. Purple does not complement navy blue very wheel (based on the pictures you have displayed later in the forum). However, if the shirt is checkered, you would want to go with a solid tie so that you are not wearing pattern over pattern over pattern. You could wear a navy tie, or to really make it standout without it looking too flashy, you could wear a maroon tie. A maroon solid would contrast really well with a pink checkered shirt and a Dark Navy micro herringbone suit. If you want to wear the brown ties that you have, they could go well with the suit assuming the shirt is a solid. But pulling off dots against a herringbone suit is a tricky one! The red Brooks Brothers tie you have could go well with a sky blue shirt, but again, red ties are considered 'power ties' and like you said may come off as 'too political' for the wedding. Hope this helps!
     
  8. Dark Knot

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    (1) Pictures wont necessarily help, but you can see it with texture at a physical store. Woven ties have the designs woven in, so there is texture with the different strings of yarn being interwoven in order to manufacture the tie. Printed silk takes silk cloth and literally prints a design on it, so when you run your fingers through both, the woven silk tie will feel like it has different textures as you are literally running through interwoven yarns, whereas printed silk will feel like one piece of silk cloth.

    (2) I wouldnt worry about what colors you wear during the day versus at night. I think thats purely a personal thing.
     
  9. Dark Knot

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    Hey Hensonator,

    I think the window pane blue patterned shirt would go really well with a grey suit. Just make sure that your shoes are also brown if you are wearing a brown belt. As a rule of thumb, your shoe color and belt should always match. Regarding ties, if you are wearing a window pane patterned blue shirt, and you want something more conservative, you could go with a solid navy tie. If you want something more colorful that stands out, you could go for a yellow tie, and since your suit is a solid color, you can wear a patterned yellow tie (stripes, or even better, a geometrical repeating patterned tie) as that pattern would contrast well with the window pane patterns on your shirt. Generally, you dont want to wear three layers of patterned fabrics (l.e suit, shirt and tie), and when two layers do have patterns, the patterns should contrast (i.e narrow stripes with wide stripes, or stripes / checks against a geometric repeating design). What I mean by geometric repeating desgins are the sort of ties that are solid by Hermes - look up their animal prints online. Then you can find similar ties in the marketplace by other manufacturers that are a fraction of the price. Hope this helps!
     
  10. New Shoes1

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  11. Redlinemac

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    First posting here...I love this site.

    I've been asked to be a groomsman in a wedding and this is the style of tux the bride selected for us to wear:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOYS-SIZE-1...GE-TUXEDO-JACKET-/110873654470#ht_2521wt_1066

    I own several tuxedos (a notch and peak single buttons...love the single buttons...and the same in a two-button variation) and HATE the idea of renting anything. I want to purchase and be done with it but I am a bit conservative in my style. Not only does this tux strike me as trendy, I've never even seen anything like it to research its history. I'm not sure that I want it in my closet.

    Anyone care to enlighten me?
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

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    I don't know, but the collar and lapel is horrible.
     
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  13. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
  14. Redlinemac

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    I told my wife when I went in to try it on that this tux selection moved my friend's soon-to-be way down on my list. Thanks for your reply.
     
  15. patrickBOOTH

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    You really have to suck it up with weddings. I had to buy a Calvin Klein ensemble to be a groomsman at my friends wedding. I bitched and moaned like crazy.
     
  16. shipbroker

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    Thank you for the reply sir!

    Black seems to be the fail safe but is somewhat boring :(

    Like you I absolutely adore burgundy especially cordovan, however shells are a prohibitively expensive option for me now. My trousers are mostly navy and charcoal / grey so their perfect.

    Right now I can't quite decide if cap toes are too formal for the dress pants and shirt sans tie and suit. I have to admit shell bluchers by Alden are calling out to me haha!
     
  17. Gauss17

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    They are not too formal, although I wouldn't wear them with anything that does not include wool slacks of some kind (If you think about it, it is really no different than if you wore a suit and took off your jacket). I might recommend starting with a black cap-toe such as Allen Edmonds, then save up for those Alden Burgundy 990's :D.
     
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  18. New Shoes1

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    Reasonable minds disagree, but I think my AE Park Avenues look out of place with anything other than a suit or sport coat.
     
  19. Liquidus

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    Is there any benefit to using a wash bag to wash all your socks in?
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

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    They might not get lost as easily. Also, they probably won't agitate as much being confined to a bag.
     
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