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  1. AntiPhil

    AntiPhil New Member

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    Thanks! I'll get my wife to help me take a better photo when she gets home. If the issue is a little too much cuff, could I fix that by finding a shirt with slightly shorter sleeves, or would that just make the shirt sleeves look too short?
     


  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That was actually my second impression that your shirt sleeves are falling over your wrist hinge. You could have tailor up your sleeves 1/4" or so. Cheaper than altering the suit.
     


  3. amathew

    amathew Senior member

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    Does anyone else wear dress shirts on Saturday?

    I like to "dress up" on the weekends with a dress shirt, chinos, and suede dress shoes. I was wondering how other dressed on the weekend.
     


  4. dapperdoctor

    dapperdoctor Senior member

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    Only when I have somewhere to go - otherwise, I stick to t-shirts!
     


  5. D.B.Cooper

    D.B.Cooper Senior member

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    What's the right pronunciation for Hermès? Her-meez, air-meez, air-may, or something else?
     


  6. surrender

    surrender Senior member

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    I'm looking for a light brown/tan belt to wear with chinos and jeans to match my Our Legacy penny loafers and APC chelsea boots - something not as formal as an outright dress belt, but not a saddle belt, either. Something in the middle. Any suggestions?
     


  7. Spurious

    Spurious Senior member

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    I only wear dress shirts, t-shirts only at night.
     
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  8. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Technically, it's pronounced much like "er mez" or "air mez." (The initial sound sort of falls in between "er" and "air.")

    Of course, many foreign words - even including names - undergo shifts in pronunciation when they become part of the English language. The point being, it's not necessarily incorrect for an English speaker, referencing the word in an English language conversation, to pronounce it somewhat differently from the way a French speaker might pronounce it in a French language conversation.

    Examples abound, but perhaps among the most obvious would be the word "Paris." In French, it's "par ee'," in English, it's "par' iss." Not only is the English pronunciation perfectly correct for an English speaker, but if one were engaging in speech in English, and used the French pronunciation of the word, it would tend to sound affected and unnatural, at best.

    (Pronunciation issues can sometimes get weirder than you'd believe. Consider that both Carnegie Mellon University and New York City's Carnegie Hall, are named after the same man - Andrew Carnegie. Yet his name is pronounced differently in each instance.) (FWIW, the university pronunciation is more faithful to how Mr. Carnegie himself pronounced his name. Nevertheless, using that pronunciation for the concert hall is not commonly accepted practice.)
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    Michael
     


  9. bnovc

    bnovc Well-Known Member

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    Is there a common opinion about when each of these types of belt buckles should be worn or other opinions on the difference between them?

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jeRRcfv7L._SL190_SY246_CR0,0,190,246_.jpg
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31ENxYzmSfL._SL190_SY246_CR0,0,190,246_.jpg

    I only have the top kind, but I like the way the bottom kind look more (maybe not with a jacket though). I haven't seen a lot of information on belts, so I probably should go seek that out before buying more, but I kind of like something like http://www.amazon.com/Erik-Blaire-M...F8&qid=1340458245&sr=1-3&keywords=men's+belts.
     


  10. doughboysc

    doughboysc Senior member

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    I've got a few extra questions to ask.

    1.)Why darker colors for suits or sportcoats and even trousers are better on heavy men than light colors? I found out my body type, it's Inverted V.

    2.)Which width of neckties I do better with since my weight and height I require extra long neckties? 3.5" or under 5"?

    3.)Recently, my neck is 18" with 34" sleeve with 52" chest and 58" waist. What's best for me for Dress Shirts? Off the rack (over-the-peg what Brits call it) or MTM and or Bespoke?

    4.)Would a longer length collar or short length collar dress shirts (like the ones wearing that's trendy like GQ magazines) would suit my face? If you said I need a longer collar length, would it be 3.5" to 4.75 inches long with a longer collar band? Man I miss the two-button collar shirts that were popular during the early-late 2000s. :(

    5.)According to GQ, cuffs don't belong to flat-fronts (I prefer to wear flat-fronts because it was the style associated with the 1960s and 1970s), would cuffs on flat-fronts be okay or a no-no?

    6.)Is it okay to wear over-the-rack suits like "Suit Separates" since my chest is 52" (Long) with 58" waist? If not, since I've saved almost $8,500 would MTM be better?

    Thanks :)
     


  11. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    It's a personal choice. Generally flat-fronts will more often be without cuffs, but there's no rule against cuffing them.
     


  12. amathew

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    Thanks, was doing this for a long time. But being in a very dressed down city (Denver), I get lots of crazy looks so I'm considering going more "streetwear" on the weekends.
     


  13. doughboysc

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    Which necktie width would be best with my proportion of 332 lbs?
     


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    +1
     


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    3.5-4 inches
     


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