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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. KObalto

    KObalto Well-Known Member

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    what is the relative quality of dress shirts from armani colezioni vs georgio armani?
     
  4. Essential

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    I've seen a lot of pictures of men in tuxedos with ties? Though tuxedos were bowtie only?
     
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    I can imagine people have done worse to the black tie dress code...
     
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    They are properly bow tie only, but some men break this rule. Some through ignorance, some intentionally.

    Seeing as how this is SF, I'm pretty sure someone will tell you that "it can look good," same way that if you asked about wearing boat shoes and no socks with a tuxedo, there are those who would undoubtedly opine that it could be a good combination.

    But while some rules are made to be broken, at least sometimes, preferably with some degree of care, you're unlikely to catch me experimenting with alternatives to the traditional bow tie, when it comes to donning a tuxedo. Because part of the essence of wearing a tuxedo, at least in the current day and age, is the item's semi-uniform nature. One wears a tuxedo (or is instructed to wear a tuxedo) out of a desire for a certain traditional, expected look. If you want to "mix it up" and try for a new, different slant on black tie, you're running contrary to the very notion of black tie.

    Anyway, that's my take on it.

    BTW, neither do I like the idea of non-sexist versions of The Lord's Prayer ("Our Parent who lives in heaven..."), the prospect of adding yet another layer of post-season play to the baseball season (Look, if you intend to include most of the teams in what we once called "the playoffs," why not just rename the sport basketball or hockey?), or the possibility of there being a remake of "Casablanca," with the character of Rick now being a communist, lesbian, accordion player, and the story taking place in Grenada during the 1983 invasion.
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    Is there an easy way to tell if this is a suit jacket or sportcoat? It's hard to tell by the picture, but the fabric is tweed. Even if it were a suit jacket, would it still be okay to wear as a separate given that it's tweed? It seems like that would be less offensive than wearing a generic charcoal suit jacket on its own.
     
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    Brown, olive, or even light gray.
     
  9. SlimJohny

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    Hey guys, I am currently looking for a pair of versatille chinos for summer. I would like to wear it with almost anything - black oxfords, dark brown suede loafers, combined with navy blazer etc. Do you think that these chinos would meet my requirements? I like them a lot, but I am not sure if they are not too light. Thank you! http://www.blazek.cz/panske-kalhoty-city-slim-barva-seda-13564.html
     
  10. cptjeff

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    I wouldn't ever wear black shoes with that color. If you want something that works with black shoes as well as brown, you need either an olive or a medium to light gray. Since you're talking summer, go with the light gray.
     
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    There's no difference per se in a suit jacket or a sportcoat, the difference is in the fabric and occasionally the detailing (buttons, ect). Something made out of a fabric like tweed or a bold flannel is going to work fine as an odd jacket whether it originally had matching trousers or not. Something in a fine worsted charcoal would not.
     
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    Thanks a lot for the answer. I was just in the store and bought the trousers, since I had a big discount and really liked the material and the fit. The color is in fact grey, but light (it is darker than on the picture). What color of shoes would you suggest? Light brown? Thanks.
     
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    Ah, I thought it was a light tan. Yeah, black shoes would be fine, as would most browns and burgundies. Really, just about anything.
     
  14. SlimJohny

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    Thank you :)
     
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    So I was reading SF 101 and realized that most people actually use spread collars for use with suits. My face is pretty oval (I'm short though), would this be a bad mix? It's not going to be too bad and it'll have to make do anyways because I'm not planning to buy any more shirts for a few weeks anyways.

    Also, does anyone know if there are cheap (~$300-400) MTM linen suit makers? I'm about 5' 5" and 125 pounds (35S suits). A lightweight suit isn't too essential for me so if all else fails, I'll get some BB or RL kids seersucker suits for ~$250. It'll probably fit okay.
     
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    I bought a new pair of leather shoes, and the tongue digs into the front of my ankle slightly when I walk, creating a minor amount of discomfort.

    Is this something that will occur less as the shoe softens? Moreover, if not, can this be adjusted?
     
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    ^Please answer quickly and efficiently, as I'm going to bed soon. Thanks.
     
  18. Master Milano

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    What color shoes to wear with a gray suit? I was thinking of wearing a silver duckie by florshiem long wings... But that seems a bit overthetop. Black? light brown? Thanks!

    and to the above, my shoes always soften with wear, it shouldn't bother you for long...
     
  19. TauKappaEpsilon

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    I picked up my Daltons today but they fit badly. Unfortunately when I tried them on several weeks ago I was wearing significantly thinner socks and I ordered the size that felt good. Today I got a call that they came in, so not thinking, I went to get them straight from the beach (not wearing any socks). I tried them on with the "try on" socks AE gave me and they felt good. However, when I got home and put on real socks they were so tight it was painful (but only on my left foot). Should I exchange them for a bigger size, wearing thinner socks, or wait for a few days of wear and allow them to stretch? Thanks for the help SF.
     
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    I would wear brown shoes with a grey suit. Black shoes would work fine, silver IMO is doing too much. These are just my opinions...
     

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