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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

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

  1. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    LOL - I don't know whether to blame the dang camera or not but that tie is a Brioni. FML
     
  2. mrjester

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    Yeah blame the shaky camera and the dirty mirror. Plus, I'm not good at telling brands. Especially since, to me, from that distance, one plain tie is just like another plain tie.
     
  3. mrjester

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    Also, I'm digging the collar on that shirt.

    I need to buy a white shirt. At least one.
     
  4. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    Shoot, then I got this at a great bargain!
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  5. rudals1281

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    Thanks. I only wear white shirts to work...what can I say...it's where I work.
     
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  6. FitIs

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    Hi all, this is my first post after tons of lurking trying to get myself educated - this forum has been a huge help!

    I'm 23, about to start my first "real job" a job at a consulting firm and I've been slowly building up my work wardrobe. I saw this sportcoat (or is blazer more appropriate?) at Nordstrom Rack the other day and it fit me very well, at a decent price, but I'm not sure if it's worth keeping.

    I'm not sure how versatile it will be. I couldn't wear most grey pants with it, leaving me with less options. Navy might work, or maybe black, but I can't really tell -- it looks a bit weird with black pants + black shoes. Maybe I'm just being a noob though.

    I'm also not sure if it would look too much like a suit jacket that I decided to wear with non-matching pants.

    I just don't know enough about style to see if its worth having at this stage in my life.

    What do you guys think? Useful, or superfluous?

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  7. rudals1281

    rudals1281 Senior member

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    I'd save the money and just get a nice suit.
     
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    [​IMG] Here ya go buddy.
     
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  9. mrjester

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    Looks like an orphaned jacket. I'd return it and get something elsewhere. A navy blazer is a great choice. I skipped the navy and got a blue houndstooth linen as my first jacket. I now have a navy blazer and will be ordering another one with possibly the exact same fabric shortly, just a different style.

    Grey is not a versatile jacket color compared to brown or navy.

    And what size is that?

    Navy pants are frowned upon but it doesn't mean to never do it. Black pants are frowned upon and you should never do it. You can wear your many greys with a navy blazer.
     
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  10. donjuan17

    donjuan17 Senior member

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    Also, that jacket looks awful.
     
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  11. mrjester

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    Well there is that.
     
  12. rudals1281

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    My post got buried by that awful jacket. FML
     
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    I had a question go totally unanswered because people were talking about using talcum powder on the inside of a shoe to make it stop squeaking,

    If that makes you feel any better... haha
     
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  14. donjuan17

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    Compliment fisher. Lol

    The fit looks superb to me. The only thing would be the white shirt and collar on it. I seem to have an issue with incredibly pointed collars. Have you tried spread?
     
  15. rudals1281

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    sigh, I feel a little better now...
     
  16. FitIs

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    Thx. Probably a much better idea

    Thanks!

    It's a 38S. What makes you ask?

    Thanks for the detailed reply, I really appreciate it. I've been trying to find a navy one for a while now, but its been eluding me...that probably contributed to impulsively buying this jacket :p
     
  17. rudals1281

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    Maybe it's peer(coworkers) pressure but everyone wears white shirts or blue. As for the collars, I really am clueless when it comes to collars. FML
     
  18. TM79

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    Try a semi-spread collar. You may end up experimenting from there if you do MTM shirting but semi-spread is a good starting point.

    You're in DC... do you have a govt. job? White or light blue shirts only would make a lot of sense.
     
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  19. rudals1281

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    Yes, I'll start experimenting with different shirts.
    I am like...in the center of the Capitol Hill in DC, so I don't know if I can wear fancy colored and patterned shirts.
     
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    Yeah, man. I'd just play it safe at work if doing otherwise will make you stick out like a sore thumb. Not worth the BS that can happen sometimes.
     
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