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

  1. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    I always thought all camo was kind of on the lame side... (to phrase it nicely since I know there's nice people here that do wear camo).

    I never liked the idea of trying to style up something soldiers wear as a uniform in combat. Plus, the stuff people wear as camo is all the really lame looking stuff. Get the good looking stuff if you want to do it at all, Multicam. :)
     
  2. tietherope

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    Thanks for pointing out the shirt size. I went to the store and tried on a small shirt for the first time in my life and it fit. I had lost 25 pounds but was still buying my old size I guess.

    I exchanged some recent purchases for a small size and they look significantly better.
     
  3. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Kill the black shirt.
     
  4. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Exactly. ;) But if it must be these, go blue.

    Novelty ties in general, camouflaged anything. Yes, just don't. You're asking the Classic Menswear forum...so expect classic menswear to be the generally approved point of reference.

    Not necessarily - depends on the shirt, your style, and I'd confine it to the evening. But I'm thinking Indigo would be nice. :)
     
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  5. Stumpus

    Stumpus New Member

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    I'm curious what the opinions are on a suit under 2000. As a graduation present, I think my wife may be willing to splurge (to our standards) and I would like it to be on a high quality suit. Right now I live in New York, and as I plan on leaving the State, I'd like to take advantage of the great shops around here.

    So my question is, what are the opinions on the best suit I can buy in that price range in New York City.
     
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    I agree, its a little weird how the vamp and the toebox are essentially one continuous line, but some of the florsheim imperials seem to exhibit this effect as well (from certain angles) and those shoes are held in moderate regard and priced higher

    The finish does seem to be on the lower end of the scale, but if it is full on leather, cant you strip it with reno and put down your own finish?
     
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  10. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    They're not the most beautiful things, but two points:

    1. Get over the "corrected grain" fixation. It means a lot of different things, and there's a lot of variety in leathers. Even some decent makers use what is technically "corrected" (although they'd call it "polished" as opposed to plain "calf"), often offering both options in the same shoe. Some of it can be very hard-wearing and smart, just as some more natural finishes can still be on shitty leather. If you don't like a shiny finish, or do, it's up to you.

    2. These shoes cost $100. At the very worst, they will be worth it. At best, they'll feel like good value.

    So, ask yourself if you want $100 shoes, and if so, if you like the look of these. You're not risking a lot if you do, they might turn out to be quite serviceable, but at the same time, they're not going to be John Lobbs in disguise.
     
  11. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Do you want Ready-to-Wear or Made-to-Measure? For RTW, I like Paul Stuart or Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece.
     
  12. Stumpus

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    Well, I've had pretty good luck with RTW. Most of the suits I've tried on fit me well right off the rack. So RTW is fine with me. I'd like to get something that's fully canvassed.
     
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    Yes, no. NO NO NO.
     
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    That's a lot like khaki-colored chinos with black shoes. I understand this is a well regarded combination in terms of military uniforms, but most people (not all, of course) find it somewhat unappealing outside that context.

    In general, beige pants and brown shoes works great. Beige pants and shoes in one of the "wine" shades - burgundy, merlot, etc. - works fine. But beige pants and black shoes will strike many as a mistake.

    Could it be done successfully? Yeah, probably. I've certainly seen worse combinations made to work, on a handful of occasions. But it's not a challenge I'd choose to tackle, if brown shoes were available. And brown shoes are common enough that they're usually available.

    Honesty compels me to admit that I have worn beige pants with black horse bit loafers, a few times. The world didn't end. But just because I've done something, doesn't necessarily mean that I recommend it.
     
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  15. potemkin_city_limits

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    Does anyone know how I would look into how old a specific Belstaff leather jacket is?
     
  16. ruben

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    anyone know the nam of this now discontinued Allen Edmonds model?

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    What can I wear with these pants?

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  19. azumi

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    I'd avoid those black shoes with such light grey pants.
     
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    Not the Fifth Avenue, that one only has brogueing at the toe cap.

    This is a strange beast... It's like a Strand without the medallion on the toe. Even looks like it's on the same 5 last.
     

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