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

  1. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Senior member

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    Thrifted this yesterday. I'm keeping, but for my own interest:
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    1. Anyone know what to call this material? It's cotton, thin and very crepe-like.

    2. For the canucks out there. This is a Harry rosen private label, Made in Italy. Any idea who the maker is? The label is faded beyond reading

    Thanks!
     


  2. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    Charcoal Grey "Pin dot" Suit

    Appropriate for interview wear?

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  3. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Absolutely.


    Try some more traditional camp mocs rather than those stylized ones.
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    LL Bean's run about $100 I think. Other traditional preppy brands will make them, I don't know what's available down under.

    As for linen pants, Old Navy puts out a pair every spring, generally based off their classic fit khakis, but I don't know if you have them down there. The quality is hardly gonna knock your socks off, but they fit pretty well and they work nicely to just beat around in.
     


  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I approve, with the white PS.
     


  5. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    So I'm planning to get this Kickstarter Antigua bag. It doesn't have any interior pockets or dividers but I still want it. Would it cost a lot to add a random divider (can be leather or any other cheap durable material) in the middle to separate my laptop and books/folders?
     


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  7. Gibonius

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    You really need to go for <$10 inexpensive? You're going to get some really crappy silk for a tie sold at that price. Wouldn't surprise me if it's actually polyester at that price (despite the "100% silk" tag).

    The pattern looks acceptable though.
     
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  8. bnovc

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    I'm ok with over $10. I probably will wear this so rarely that I'm not that concerned in durability though. As such, I'd rather not pay the $50+ I see on sites I can find them.
     


  9. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    I'd be more concerned with appearance than durability. Cheap silk looks bad and it gets worse the cheaper you go.

    I understand not wanting to drop much on a one-use item, but there's some minimum threshold for a decent item.
     


  10. Dark Knot

    Dark Knot Affiliate Vendor

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    I would agree with Gibonius,

    Anything less than $10 I would say would get you a very poorly weaved tie, and you wouldn't even know if its silk. For all you know, it could be polyester or microfibre. Tie Bar does decent ties for $15, they should last you a while and if GQ endorses them, you know that they're at least made of the silk they say they are made from. Plus, you never know when you may want to use the tie again. Go for a blue tie, chances are, you'll be able to use it more than once.
     


  11. cptjeff

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    ^Wearing a blue tie with a tuxedo, as I'm presuming is the plan here, is a really bad idea.

    Still, it's your wedding. Don't cheap out on a fairly cheap item. There should be some decent ones at Nordstrom Rack, or you can go with tie bar. Or you could shell out $40 instead of $15 at a place like the Cordial Churchman.

    Seriously, don't cheap out on your attire. Not getting top of the line is fine, but spend at least enough that you're not wearing crap. Think about what your fiancee is dropping on the dress, and then realize that on a percentage basis, a $5 tie versus a $50 one isn't gonna break the bank.
     
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  12. aspasp

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    What color/kind of socks matches best with khaki chinos?
     


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    Yes, as cptjeff pointed out above, cloths woven with high twist yarn, such as fresco, have a more open weave which allows a little air to flow through and so they wear cooler. Any suit advertising its high twist cloth is probably intended for warm weather. The looser weave also gives the cloth a bit more texture, and they feel different too, a bit harder and scratchier than worsted. They hold a crease well and create a suit with quite a sharp silhouette. Imagine a continuum that goes flannel - worsted - fresco. From left to right it would go from low to high twist, soft to hard feel, fuzzy to sharp silhouette, cool weather to warm weather.
     


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    Navy :slayer:
     


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    Hello,
    I'm new here. I didn't want to be a bother and open a new thread, but I have a few questions.
    I bought this navy blazer yesterday for $10. I was thinking about wearing it to go out to dinner with the girlfriend or something more on the casual side. I’m in in my early 20’s. I’m still working on my wardrobe.
    I plan on getting a better blazer when I can afford one.

    My questions are:
    First off all, is this blazer too short? If so, should I get rid of it? It was just $10 bucks.
    As said, I’m thinking about wearing more casually to go out to dinner with this pair of jeans, does it look ok?
    Should I wear a dress shirt and dress shoes, or sneakers and a polo shirt?

    Here are two pictures to illustrate:

    With dress shirt and dress shoes:
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    With polo shirt and sneakers:
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    Thank you.
     


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