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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Dingusberry

    Dingusberry Senior member

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    I like it, and I think it will fall within my budget. But do you like shirt's look? But I am not sure If this shirt is timeless and if I'm going to like it next year too.
     
  2. cptjeff

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    The colors are pretty classic. Some color pairings like teal and purple in the 90's are fast passing trends, but pairing two primary colors like blue and red? You'll be fine. The loudness of the checks may be a bit of a trendy thing, but it's still easily within the realm of classic patterns. I would classify that as a loud shirt, not as one that will become dated.
     
  3. Kid Nickels

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    yes, yes and yes to all of the above but I still don't understand why anyone would by a shirt like that for $75 when you can get one custom made for less.
     
  4. mkarim

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    Where can you get a custom shirt for under $75. Even MTM ones cost more than that.
     
  5. bnovc

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    I'm curious if there have been studies done about why certain aspects of clothing are considered more attractive (e.g. button stance, having buttons on sleeve, pockets in jacket, people often say to button your jacket when standing, certain desired lengths of jackets, etc.). I've seen a few brief explanations, but it would be interesting to know more of the cultural/psychological background on why people are attracted to elements of style cited on the forum.
     
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    I love watches and in particular the brand nixon for various reason but was wondering if this is too flashy? Is there any situations where wearing a watch like this would 'work'? Its the Nixon 51-30 Tide Gold. Also im 20 years old if that makes any difference.
    Thanks!!
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    Ok so I have a question, I bought a pair of magnanni's at nordstrom rack. they are double monks. I really like the shoes except that they have rubber soles. I generally like leather soles better and just the way they feel when you walk, but was also wondering should i be worried at all? since i did hear that leather soles are basically more formal, so did i buy a cheap pair of shoes? I paid 180 for these, do you guys think theres any better options for double monks around 200 dollars? I do need them to be black.
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  8. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Several online MTM places (ModernTailor, TailorStore, etc) are as cheap as $50 depending on fabric (maybe closer to $60 when you factor in postage etc).
     
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    Is there any consensus of the best MTM shirt make? looking to spend 50-100, and I'm just overwhelmed with Proper Cloth vs. J Hilburn vs. everything custom shirt maker...I'll be in NYC this summer as well and I don't mind waiting. These are for business wear, so I'll prob just get white/light blue. thanks.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  11. TheloniusDrunk

    TheloniusDrunk Senior member

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    So I'm slowly building up my wardrobe. It's mainly casual, college setting. I want to get to a point where most days it's trousers, dress shirt/casual shirt, and a sport coat. Also in the winter add a sweater in there. So I'm looking for a lot of versatility.

    Pretend I'm starting from scratch on my trousers. I have a pair of gray ones right now and I'm looking to buy two more. I'm thinking about these http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1105/Slim-Walt-Trouser-Brown/Detail from epaulet, and for my second pair I'm considering a pair from HowardYount but in the time I've been looking around and the time I've posted this, all the Navy pants have gone out in my size (34). I was considering: http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/nailhead-wool-pants-navy.

    Suggestions? Advice?
     
  12. 12345Michael54321

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    You say it's a mainly casual, college setting? Then there's really no need to drop $175-185 per pair for your pants. I mean, if the money doesn't matter much to you, that's fine. But honestly, given the setting you describe, a pair of $35 chinos would go perfectly well with the dress/casual shirt you mention. And if you want to throw in a sweater, still no problem. A sport coat? Well, sport coat and chinos isn't my favorite combination, but there's certainly nothing terribly wrong with it.

    I mean, if most of the guys at this college will be wearing shorts or jeans, and t-shirt or sweatshirt, even chinos and an OCBD is likely to leave you at the top of the sartorial pecking order.

    'Course, if you're faculty, that's another story. Well, maybe. Not necessarily though. But you didn't actually indicate whether you're student or faculty.

    (On those relatively few occasions when I've lectured at a college, I've worn suit and tie. Then again, I'm comfortable in a suit and tie. Being at ease with how you're dressed is fundamental to looking your best; nobody looks his best when he feels like he's wearing a costume. And the fact that on the first such occasion the professor whose class I was addressing was in jeans and a polo shirt, really didn't matter to me.)
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    Hey I recently had to go through the same process (well, more like last two years). I had great fitting jeans but never got around to finding great fitting pants.

    Honestly, the Epaulet Walts were fantastic - they were so good that I ended up buying 3 pairs in different fabrics. The quality is great and Mike carries different fabrics, I just love that stuff! I'd totally grab a pair of those first and see how they work, you may end up doing the same. I'd pick Navy to start though, it's rather versatile.
     

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