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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sorry, I stopped paying attention to H&M when my dad got a job.

    Any suitmaker with any sort of respect for his business would not source linen from the same place as H&M even if he could. Linen is very expensive when it comes from good mills that tailors use. The cost of linen itself for a suit is way over $1k. You're not going to find that kind of linen at H&M, nor will you find H&M prices in MTM. But who knows, one of the online guys like Thick as Thieves might do it with fake made in england linen from china that pills up and falls apart.
     
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    cptjeff Senior member

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    I wander past it on occasion, and they've had them on display. Point, of course, being that linen is not nearly as expensive as you said it was.

    Sorry, you expanded your post right as I was replying. Yes, nicer grades cost more. Shocking, that. You're not going to find incredibly nice wools in cheap suits either. But will he be able to find linen suits at all at $400? Sure. MTM? I have no idea, I haven't ever used MTM suit services. Will they be as nice as the $2000 linen suit? No. But that's not the point now, is it?
     
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    cptjeff Senior member

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    Having recently graduated, white is the way to go. You do see the collar and tie, and, if, as my robe was, his is black, you want the stark contrast to highlight a nice tie. In that regard, school colors are best IMO, and what I wore. Not a whole lot of others did that, though that may have just been due to not owning much in the way of shirts or ties.
     
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    Yes my gown will be black and I've finalized on the white shirt. So what color ties do you think would look best?
     
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    I would like to clarify that I didn't really mean linen but any summer weight fabric.

    I'll probably go for the seersucker suit that I talked about before. (I also just found out that it's a lightweight wool.)
     
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    cptjeff Senior member

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    Your school colors. Mine were green and yellow, so I wore a tie with alternating green and yellow stripes. The white shirt and black gown should compliment any tie that you choose, so feel free to just pick out a tie that you like. But really, this is one occasion where you can't go overboard with the school pride.
     
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    Gibonius Senior member

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    The gowns I wore for both undergrad and grad school graduations covered everything up to the neck. They were also polyester and thus incredibly warm. Wouldn't have dreamt of wearing a tie. I don't have the slightest idea what anyone else was wearing under the robes. I just changed into something else once I left.
     
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  9. clarksdb

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    Yep going with a dark blue solid tie. Blue being the school color.



    Another question:

    I want to get some linen pants hemmed so I can show more of my socks. I don't want a full no break but close to it so what should I be telling the tailor?
     
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    Hi all, I have a question about shoe damage. I picked these up at a good discount, due to the damage to the outsole. I'm wondering how serious the damage actually is. If it's mainly cosmetic, I'm fine with it. If so, is there anything that should be done to protect it and keep the minor damage from turning into a ruined shoe? And is this something I could do or should it be taken to a cobbler? Or, is this damage more serious than I think, and should I just return the shoes?

    Thanks!

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  11. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Exactly what you just told us, but it doesn't matter much as he should pin it so you can make sure it's right.
     
  12. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    It's not serious, and if you wanted to disguise it and add a little extra protection, I would slap some mink oil on there, and then some wax polish to blend the color and give it a little exterior protection. I don't think you would have to do anything though, your first instinct in thinking it was just cosmetic was right.
     
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    Dingusberry Senior member

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    What do you guys think about this Gant rugger oxford shirt? Should I buy it for $75? It looks like a sports shirts for everyday life.

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    Damn, spoiler doesn't work.
     
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    double post...
     
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    Do you want another shirt? Do you like how that one looks? Does it fall within your budget? If the answers are all yes, buy. If you have a no in there, don't. It's a sport shirt. The price isn't outrageously cheap or expensive for what it is, and the pattern would be nice for summer.
     

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