Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.
The solid lavender or else it would be too many stripes going around
I'm wondering how I could wear this tie. I don't have a suit. I'm pretty new to all of of this, but also wouldn't wear one to work. I work at a hotel and am running around doing odd things for guests, so just a shirt and tie is preferred. I'm looking for a suggestion on shoes, slacks, and shirt, as I'm pretty sure nothing I have will match this tie.
Side note: I'm 24, and like to think I dress on the trendier side, so please no grandpa outfits. Haha even though this tie would fit that well indeed.
I recently got a pair of Lanvin trousers, not the ones in my signature but these here http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/lanvin-straight-leg-trouser-item-10176070.aspx Care instructions included professional dry cleaning only
In the space of two weeks I have taken them to two different dry cleaners' and now there is visible wear and discoloring around the front and back pockets and around the hem. They look like chinos almost and have lost some of their discreet and distinctively Lanvin sheen.
I complained to the drycleaner who just said I can try to wash them at home. So should I wash them by hand with gentle detergent, given that the fabric has already taken some apparently irreversible damage?
My condolences on your loss.
Few people are likely to pay much attention to which suits you wear on a week-to-week basis. Just wear a different shirt and tie, and it's a total non-issue.
I don't know where you're located. I do know that here in Maryland, it's going to be about 100 degrees tomorrow. Wearing a sweater, v-neck or otherwise, would strike me as being decidedly seasonally inappropriate.
Even if it were winter, a time of year when wearing a sweater is perfectly reasonable, I'd suggest you wear your charcoal suit. Fine, so it's old fashioned of me, but in general, putting on a somber suit for attending a funeral is a tradition I tend to support. Sure, exceptions exist - exceptions exist to pretty much all customs and traditions. But freak exceptions aside, I'd prefer attending a funeral in a suit, to attending a funeral in a sweater.
I wear suits most days, and have for decades. Over that period of time, I've owned lots of suits, in a reasonable variety of colors. And I've never been inclined to purchase a black one.
I've never been in a situation where I didn't prefer wearing a dark grey suit, to wearing a black suit. And yes, I've attended my share of funerals. (I don't go clubbing, so I couldn't say whether that might be a freak exception to the general rule that if a black suit seems like a good choice, charcoal is likely a better choice.)
As much as you don't care for some of the responses you have been getting so far, a lot of us don't care for you coming in here as a new member and telling everyone how to reorganize the forums. If you spent a little more time here, you might understand the structure better.
For a 3 button suit --- is it more proper to button the top two buttons or just the middle button?
The salesman at the mens department store wasnt sure; is this just a matter of preference?
Middle button only.
It depends. If you want a relax and casual look, you will only need to button the middle one since the structure will hide the top button and give you a deeper drop on the neck. If you want a more conservative and serious look, you will button the top two. You will see the big difference. It is a more serious, professional and severe look.
The coat may have an opinion. Some look ungainly with the top button buttoned; others look ungainly without. If it looks fine either way, it's up to you.
These days, many jackets have the opinion, "For the love of God, don't button any buttons...please!...it's going to pop off and take out an eye!"
To think that until recently only the lapel buttonhole was vestigal.
Anyone any ideas?
The 3-button suit I have doesn't really give a deeper "V" without buttoning the top button, as the structure of the suit pretty much dictates the way it hangs. Maybe this is different for other 3-button suits though.
To the OP, if the top button is rolled behind the lapel, definitely don't button it.
You might have more luck in SW&D.
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