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

  1. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior member

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    Can't go wrong with a white shirt and a navy grenadine tie. Since it's summer, you may go with a lighter blue, but either should be fine. You might get accused of dressing a bit boring, but I tend to think that guests at a wedding shouldn't call too much attention to themselves.
     
  2. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Pale pink shirt with button down collar. Blue bow tie with white dots (Churchill dot). Yeah, some people don't believe that button down collars should be worn with suits, but even many of those who accept such a rule make an exception for bow ties.

    There. That's a pretty arbitrary couple of choices, but since precisely 11.3 gazillion shirt/tie combos would work perfectly well with a medium grey suit, and "summer wedding" could be anything from a casual dress outdoor occasion in the park on the Oregon coast, to an evening thing at a European cathedral, I took a shot.

    A clean, pressed, properly fitting grey suit will leave you looking better than the vast majority of men in most settings. Moreover, if the suit fits you, you'll not simply look better than most of the other men around you, you'll likely feel better, too. And that shows in various subtle ways. So don't worry about the suckfulness of the suit. (Besides, the suit doesn't look obviously egregious to me, not that the accompanying photo would necessarily show its faults.)
     
  3. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    I think you should order a 38S or 38R and see how you like it from suit supply. Exchanging and returns are free.

    All it costs is time.
     
  4. donjuan17

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    Just got my Beige Havana blazer today from them.
     
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  5. facet

    facet Senior member

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    I was looking at that one as well; would you mind posting pic with it on?
     
  6. IkeH

    IkeH New Member

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    Hello, Im new here and quite glad Ive found these boards. Ive been a bit in the dark when it comes to dressing properly. Now im getting older and starting to appreciate the fine fabrics. I will more than likely lurk more than post here, but glad I know of some place to come for help.

    My question is, I have a wedding to go to this weekend. And Ive done things a bit backwards. Ive purchased a nice pair of basic brown wingtips (on sale). But I havent a clue of where to go from there? Grey? Navy? Khaki? Its summer so I think I should stay away from the darks.

    My basic line of thinking was grey pants, brown shoes belt to match, and no clue what to put on top....? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  7. donjuan17

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    Absolutely. I'll try to post fit picks and and a review of it by the weekend. I can do it here if you'd like.
     
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  8. mrjester

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    Probably do it in the SS thread and just link to your post here.
     
  9. facet

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    Cool, I think posting it in the SS thread would be fine, as mrjester suggested, as I follow that thread as well.

    Cheers and thanks very much
     
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    I would always wear a suit to a wedding unless you've been specifically told something else in the dress code. Navy or grey suit both go with brown shoes ok generally (though I'd wear black), depending on the exact shades to some extent.
     
  11. docka

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    After navy and charcoal, what's a good conservative color for a suit? a lighter shade of navy or a lighter shade of charcoal? Thanks.
     
  12. rudals1281

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    What the heck is the best knot for a Kiton?! Compared to Brioni (very durable) and Charvet (delicate), the knot just doesn't come out right. I use the four-in-hand knot but for Kiton the knot comes out too small. What the heck? Should I go half windsor?
     
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    lighter charcoal or mid grey
     
  14. asturiano

    asturiano Senior member

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    based on the pictures can anyone figure how old these shoes are? Any idea about the last? This is not a familiar one.


    Many thanks in advance.

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  15. mimo

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    Rudals: my middle way is a Shelby/Pratt knot. A nice even triangle like a windsor, but quick, flat under the collar --and doesn't shorten your tie so much.

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    Asturiano: they're certainly a very old-fashioned shape. I'm no C&J expert, but can't help wondering if they're real. Either way they're terribly ugly, don't buy them.
     
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  16. Dark Knot

    Dark Knot Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I agree with what's being said on here, though, given that its summer, a lilac or pink tie could work great with a light blue shirt. Pastel colors are usually embraced during the summer. As said here, if you want to go with the more conservative option, a navy grenadine tie with a white shirt should work just fine. Please feel free to visit my blog where I recent published an article on dressing for summer weddings, and where you can also find posts related to matching ties with your suits and shirts.

    http://suitupdressup.wordpress.com
     
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    Thanks! I will give that a try.
     
  19. YRR92

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    If that shirt isn't from Calvin Klein, then it sure looks like a Calvin Klein shirt.
     
  20. shoppingshzhang

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    Italian clothing websites?
    I tried the italian ebay site but didn't get too much luck. Any other place I can browse for italian clothings?
    Thanks
     

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