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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. 8bpc

    8bpc Senior member

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    I'm not sure what color belt to pair with the Neumok Red Leather (4075) worn with brown chinos or possibly black trousers. With such a stand out color in the shoe does one still match to their belt?
     
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    Where to buy long, drapey cardigans? Like past my butt long.
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

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    They sell nice bathrobes at Brooks Brothers.
     
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    I am trying to update my spring/summer collection this year. All I have are a few good shorts (madras etc.), Nudie jeans, solid plain tees (white etc.), white bucks, suede chukkas, along with my 5 AE shoes.

    I live in Toronto, Canada and sweat pretty easily. Basically I am trying to find out what sort of pants should I be adding to my wardrobe for the warm season and what type of shirts? Should I be getting lightweight wool or linen instead? What sort of shirts go with linen pants? Linen or cotton shirts? What pants go with linen shirts? Or should I just be rolling up the sleeves of my 100% cotton shirts?
     
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    Please recommend an alterations tailor in or near northern VA.

    Thank you...
     
  8. eqcitizen

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    Lapels speak generally to formality more than to body weight or type. Peak lapels are the most formal lapels (you see them on dinner jackets for both white and black tie for example). So to answer, yes they are perfectly acceptable and in fact, if the coat is a double breasted, it would be required (imo).
     
  9. eqcitizen

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    The real problem i find with slimming pants too far down is that when you walk, since the top of the pant is slimmer, there is no room for your knee to move in the pant and it ends up pulling the bottom of the pants up with every step. But this may not be the case here. I have slimmed pants by around 2 inches with no problem. I suggest going to the tailor and have him slim up the pants with pins and then walk around and see if it works. If it does, i do not think that it would look weird.

    Also, have you thought about MTM. In that price range you can find a few different companies that (i hear) would do a decent job (luxire is an example, http://luxire.com/collections/pants).
     
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    Frankly, people in marketing wear all sorts of shit, but it's better to presume more formal than more casual. The un-stained welt is very casual, so I'd avoid. If that's your price range, then here's another option: just don't tell anyone I've even heard of anything this cheap!

    I bought some of these for my fourteen year old son because he needs new ones so often it's not worth anything more expensive. But think on: cheap or not, these are goodyear welted leather shoes for the price of the glued together shit you pick up in the high street, so worth a go for short-term. There is a lot better leather out there, but a lot worse shoes for this kind of money.

    Your classic "city" black cap toe - never wrong for formal workwear: http://www.samuel-windsor.co.uk/buy.cfm/mens-classic-shoes/black-oxford-shoes/73/no/51439

    Or perhaps something with a little more personality: http://www.samuel-windsor.co.uk/buy...ogue-black-italian-leather-upper/73/yes/51379

    Either way, cheap enough for two weeks, and always good to have a pair of "proper" shoes in reserve for weddings and funerals, even if you mostly wear fucking Ugg boots or something. :)
     
  13. mimo

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    By the way, has anyone noticed how nobody bothers to say "thank you" in this thread? People have no manners these days. [​IMG]
     
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    thank you so much!
     
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    Why, so we can add 50% more useless posts to this thread? I don't need to read a bunch of messages with no real content, just people thanking each other
     
  16. mimo

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    Do you miss out these words in any other context, as not being "real content"? I guess I'm just old fashioned that way.

    But actually it's more than manners: id someone gets advice here, it would be interesting to see what they do with it in the end, don't you think?
     
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    No, match in tone or shade to the trousers instead: e.g. a khaki or olive woven belt with the chinos, or a straight black belt with the black trousers.
     
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    I actually would be interested in seeing the outcome of the advice. I just don't think this thread needs a bunch of posts with "thank you" as the only text. That could be handled via pm
     
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    It depends...if it is a one-off issue, I agree. For instance, when I noobed it up by not knowing how to fix my brass, 3 members helped me. For me, it was important to say thank you as they all posted some pretty detailed posts. Here, discretion is paramount.
     
  20. Doktor Corn

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    What are Oxxford's armhole's like in general - high or low? Also, can they be measured objectively in some way so I can measure mine and ask ebay sellers to do the same for comparison?
     

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