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

  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    All will be excellent quality, fully canvassed. At that point, it's all about styling. In that regard, I would advise you against the Tom Ford. Great looking suit, but as this will essentially be your only suit (Black doesn't really count), you're going to want something less loud, and that you can wear several days in a row if need be. That means charcoal, navy or mid gray, and any patterns are going to have to be subtle- a faint pinstripe or check at most. The Tom Ford, while an awesome suit, is just way too loud. If you had a rotation where you could work it in every week or two, it would great.

    You should also avoid peak lapels like those on the Tom Ford. Fun, but again, not unless you have a rotation already. You can have many loud suits, you can have a few conservative ones, but you can't have a few loud ones. Obviously a mix is fine.

    So yeah- navy, charcoal or a mid gray. Any of those should be appropriate for any occasion a suit is called for. The mid gray isn't really the best for a funeral, but the black one would be perfect. The only other thing I would advise is that if you choose to go with navy, get one light enough that it's obviously a shade of blue and not just a shade of almost black. Same with the charcoal, really.
     


  2. david3558

    david3558 Senior member

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    Thank you for the reply - I was kinda thinking the same thing. Do you mean loud as in the pinstripe is too obvious?

    I'm trying to figure out what other occasions I could use a black suit - I hardly use it and really wish I got navy instead :(
     


  3. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    It's not really a matter of how obvious the stripe is, but how bold it is. You can have a suit with an obvious stripe that's not that bold of a stripe- the boldness comes from the color and thickness. If the color more muted but the width was the same, you might be okay. Or a finer stripe in the same color. Either would be just as obviously striped, bu the stripe wouldn't be as bold.

    "Obvious" is just an awkward word there.

    The lapel is also somewhat loud. For a single breasted suit, a notch lapel is standard. That's a pretty dramatic peak, especially with the pinstripe.
     


  4. dufferin1

    dufferin1 Senior member

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    My prep school graduation was on the front lawn in 28C weather. We wore our school uniforms.. (wool pants, wool blazer) . Worst day of my life, except when I got my IB diploma hahaha
     


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    By telling the world we attend weddings in polos and khakis. Not saying you're wrong, mind you. :embar:
     


  6. Namehere2

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    Hey guys.
    I am looking for some simple casual outfits. I'm going shopping soon.
    I prefer chinos/chinos shorts, aswell as shirts, t-shirts and polo shirts. Cardigans are nice too.
    I will be having a light pair of loafers, and brown shoes aswell. Brown haired also, if it helps.

    I've already thought of an outfit.
    light loafers, olive pants (should they be dark or lighter?) and a light shirt.
     


  7. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    What do you mean by light in your loafers (and shirt)? You're not giving us much to go on here.
     


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  9. KObalto

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    A lighter olive then (or light blue).
     
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  10. Namehere2

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    Okey thanks.

    Got any tips of simple outfits? Colours that match etc.
     


  11. jc4jax

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    I bought this sports jacket for $16 from Ebay. It is fully canvassed and in very good condition. The color is an olive/golden brown with a dark blue (almost black). It would strictly be winter/fall wear as it is a heavy weave, what colors would you suggest pairing it with? Thanks in advance.

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  12. Winston S.

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    There has been an argument made that if you are buying ready to wear as opposed to made to order that the shoes could have been sitting in their boxes for a little or a long while so a little conditioner doesn't hurt. Wax/polish if you want a higher shine.

    You should check out the shoe care thread.
     


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    Light grey or chocolate. Will look great with flannel.
     


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    I appreciate all the feedback. My wedding is during the day. I rented tuxedos for all the others before starting to read this site, so it would be pretty hard to turn back to normal suits now. It also seems like it would be hard to get everyone to match.

    I had originally just thought that bowties usually looked quite a bit older; however, now that I'm paying more attention to the images I see online, it does seem to look better.

    The tuxedo I linked has a peak lapel, but it has two buttons instead of one. That doesn't seem to look good bad to me, although it does distinguish it less from a normal suit. Given that I have the $450 off coupon, it would be $50 in the store I believe. Should I go this avenue or should I try one from elsewhere? The other benefit is that it seems very slim. I have a seemingly impossible time finding anything that fits me.
     


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