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  1. Tyler2106

    Tyler2106 Active Member

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    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/florshe...ry&fashionColor=Brown+Leather&resultback=7418

    Curious what you guys think of those as far as COLOR wise. Is that dark enough brown? I like the design of them and have a pair of Florsheim shoes similar to those that are very comfortable and are holding up nicely thus far.

    EDIT Found a few threads on here and found Benjamin suits that are very nice looking and in my price range. Seemed like a lot of people like those. Yet having trouble finding a navy blue in 42R.
     
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  2. Master Milano

    Master Milano Senior member

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    So one of my closest friend is off to the Naval academy for college and I want to give him a gift -- I want to get him an article of clothing - maybe a tie clip/ some kind of accessory that is easy to keep but preferably a high-quality, soft as hell, white shirt for whatever special occasion/ graduation. Does anyone know what people in the navy are allowed to wear? Are they allowed white shirts outside of the ones given to them by the academy? And how should I get the shirt tailored to accommodate his soon-to-be muscles? Should I add a inch or two on measurements. Sorry guys, I just have no idea what the navy/ military is like -- although the pattern with some friends out of military school is that they become much more built.
     
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    Master Milano Senior member

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    Sorry for such a strange question but I didn't want to start a thread on it - unless no one that views this particular thread knows. Thanks!
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Uniform means the same. Don't give him anything with the expectation of his wearing it as a uniform item while in the USNA.
     
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    Don't buy anything if you're anticipating sizes changing. When you add muscle, measurements change unpredictably, and you really want to avoid giving him a nice shirt that won't fit right. Wait until he's added the muscle.

    Does he have a nice watch? I got a nice watch for my HS graduation. Get the back engraved with [your initials] to [his initials] and have the graduation date in a different spot. It's a nice gift, will always fit, and won't wear out.
     
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    RedLeg Senior member

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    Quick question from a new guy:

    If a suit is stated to be fully lined, can one safely assume that the suit is full canvass in most or all cases?
     
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    Nicola Senior member

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    No not at all. Lining has nothing to do with canvass.
     
  8. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    Bought a pair of shoes on the net, when I walk in them I can feel the top coming down onto the arch of my foot, should I send them back or will they soften up or is that a normal thing?
     
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    Found a good deal on AE "Strand" in brown burnished calf that I'm thinking about getting. Thoughts on that color for versatility?
     
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    My favorite color for a suit is charcoal, which is ironic because I own more navy suits than I go any shade of grey. I am ordering a new charcoal today, however.

    I don't think you need to have different "colored" suits, You can change up the shades and even weave to keep things interesting. A serge, herringbone, nailhead, fresco, linen, pinstripe, windowpane... I think textures are way more interesting (and safer) than colors. I like how some fabrics reflect light with others absorb, you can play with this with tie choices as well. All in all, a variety of colors isn't needed for a wardrobe if you ask me. If you want colors, dark browns, taupe, tan, things of that sort have their place, but I say if you are only going to have four suits I would make them 2 navy, 2 grey, just change either the shade or the weave. If you have a small rotation with pieces that stick out too much, people will notice you wearing it more and it turns into the whole "that suit again??"

    Just my opinion.
     
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    I would say it is pretty versatile. I wouldn't go any lighter than that for versatility though.
     
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    Don't tie them so tight and wear them a while.
     
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    I do have a small rotation and I've noticed this with a few of my more colorful, fun shirts. Kinda sucks. That's a good idea for suit colors at this point for me. I will search around for a Navy or different shade of gray. Thanks!
     
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    Does anyone know of a shop in NYC that stocks tuxedo/formal shirts? I have a wedding this weekend and my tux is at the tailor, so I figured I would just pick up a shirt, but Bloomingdales et. al. doesn't stock them, Barney's and Bergdorf's do, but they're comfortably out of my price range.

    I need a shirt by today (so I can get it altered a bit if needed) that's $125.00 or less.

    Any places I'm forgetting?
     
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    You could try Century 21 downtown - you might find something there in that price range?
     

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