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WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acecow, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. paradoxical3

    paradoxical3 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I might return them. Believe it or not, I'm 5'8 and only 145 lbs with decently low body fat. Not adonis (or even close), but I do play tennis three times a week and just finished a round of P90X.

    The Brooks Brothers shirt makes me look 30lbs heavier. I guess I'm just going to have to start trying Barba/Finamore/Borrelli from Shop The Finest. I've been scared to do so because I hate ordering things without trying them on, but clearly the ESF's don't work well.

    For those that asked, the shoes are Santoni Fatte e Mano. They are my favorite boots I own - I'm thrilled with them. Great construction, beautiful channeled sole, and ultra comfortable.
     
  2. acecow

    acecow Well-Known Member

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    Fiddle with MTM before you get into high-end shirts. You don't know what you want from shirts yet, no point in spending huge $$$ on expensive brands yet. Getting a few MTM shirts and tweaking them to your liking will give you a pretty good idea of how you'd like your shirts cut in just a few months.
     
  3. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Well-Known Member

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    Solid advice. The problem with diving right into expensive shirts (aside what Ace has said) is that you will start seeing small details in expensive shirting (collars, materials, hand finishing, buttons, whatever) and then when you realize where the fit is off you'll want all the bells and whistles in MTM/bespoke. Then your wallet is fucked.
     
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  6. Gauss17

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    I personally cannot figure out a reason to buy the ESF shirts. They are 3" trimmer in the chest and only 1" trimmer in the waist than the SF shirts. To me, it seems like if you are going to slim down the chest, you ought to slim down the waist an equal amount.
     
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  8. NOBD

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  9. NewYorkIslander

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    Only until the Rangers finish the playoffs...:)
     
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  11. fritzl

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    like the shirt.
     
  12. fritzl

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    orly?
     
  13. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
  14. patrick_b

    patrick_b Well-Known Member

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    I like plain canvas sneakers for summer but all white doesn't look right to me.I went with Seavees in navy for this summer.

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    Instead of all white, I'd probably do something like this:

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  15. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    x-posting into the casual thread...

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    ... expecting some dislike for the blue suede shoes. [​IMG]
     
  16. acridsheep

    acridsheep Well-Known Member

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    ^ I love the shoes. I think charcoal slacks would have been a better choice here, however.
     
  17. fritzl

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    well, i can see where are you coming from. imo, it's a casual look with relaxed trousers and boots and the shirt fits well from the picture...
     
  18. Parker

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    I don't get MC's fascination with senior citizen sneakers.
     
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  19. DLester

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    I don't get MC's fascination with senior citizen clothing


    OH NO YOU DIDNT

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  20. gdl203

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    horrendous
     

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