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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. friteuseur

    friteuseur Member

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    That's a Floris van Bommel (Model #14095/00, I think).
     
  2. mrjester

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    A quick google on the brand doesn't show much. But I really do like the last shape and the shoe design. Excluding the stitching and weird thing in the back. And the laces. I'd sport those no problem.
     
  3. friteuseur

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    http://www.florisvanbommel.com/en/catalogue/9/2?p=2

    I'm not sure if they sell those in the US, though.
    Van Bommel (of which "Floris van Bommel" is an offspring) is a rather classy brand here in Europe, I think.

    Anyways, anyone with some advice on how to take care of them (probabaly that's a very easy and basic answer :) ).
     
  4. mrjester

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    Well, good looking pair of shoes.

    Search for the shoe care thread. It's got pages and pages. Just read from the start, the first few pages. It'll have some tutorials on it. I personally use Glen Karen but not many here do. I am satisfied with it. And Glen is more than helpful with any shoe care questions I have.
    http://glenkarencare.com/gkcp/

    eta: here's his blog. Herein lies proof of knowledge.
    http://oldleathershoe.com/wordpress/
     
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  5. nomhak

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    SHABAMALAM. Long time lurker.

    Alright so two combinations with the same tie below, which works better? If any. I kinda want to rock a popping tie on a dark shirt but having a hard time determining how I want to pull it off. Think of this under a light grey linen/wool suit jacket.

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    If neither work I appreciate any direction.

    Forgive me for the shitty PS job it was really quick :D

    Cheers.
     
  6. 12345Michael54321

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    I've noticed a recent increase in the frequency of questions along the lines of, "This is my white shirt. What suit and tie (and belt and socks and shoes and pocket square and underwear and wristwatch) go with it?"

    Tough to chalk it up to recent college grads worried about how to dress for their first "real" job interviews, since sometimes the questioner has a hundred or more posts to his credit, and has been a member here at SF for some time.

    It's strange, all right. But I genuinely try to be polite and helpful. I admit sometimes I fall short of that goal, but I do try.

    Oh well, they're still better than the threads where the OP explains that he's getting married in 2 weeks, and his bride and her mother and their wedding planner have ordered him to go suit shopping at the mall with his groomsmen, presumably because if bridesmaids have to wear identical unflattering dresses, fairness dictates that groomsmen should likewise have to wear identical ugly suit uniforms.

    So where at the mall can he find fully canvassed ultra-slim green suits w/grey pinstripe, available in a sufficient size range so as to accommodate both his future brother-in-law (who's 6'2", 310 lbs., and wore a size 54T when he last bought a suit in 1998) and his best friend from college (who is 5'4", 110 lbs., and wears a size 34S)? (The suits have to be green and grey, because he and his bride are huge Harry Potter fans, and everyone at the wedding must wear Slytherin house colors.) And is it okay to wear identical sandals, because he's already 6" taller than the bride, and she doesn't want him to wear shoes with heels, lest he tower over her and make her look short in the wedding video? Besides, sandals will make the suits look less formal, which he likes.
     
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  7. mrjester

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    I want something challenging.

    Quick, help me - what jacket and ascot should I wear with this? Don't bother with pants, I will not be wearing any.

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  8. 12345Michael54321

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    The second is less distasteful than the first, although even the second shirt is still darker than I prefer for a dress shirt. Dress shirts needn't be white, but the vast majority of the time, a pale colored dress shirt looks better than does a dark dress shirt. The former is... classic. The latter is... worn by mid-level lieutenants in Tony Soprono's crew, and the worst dressed of New Jersey's used car dealers. Not that one should stereotype, of course.

    I appreciate that you want the tie to pop, but it's possible to get this effect even without making the mistake of opting for a dark shirt. And if it pops a little less against a pale blue shirt than against a darker blue shirt, well, when it comes to popping (as with so many things in life), more is not necessarily better.
     
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  9. aravenel

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    Neither. Sorry. Burn the black shirt.
     
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  10. nomhak

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    Awesome thanks.


    Navy navy navy.


    Thanks for the thorough replies. You guys rock.
     
  11. msulinski

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    This is a very newb question for someone who has been on this board for 5 years. Also, for some reason, you seem to be taking the comment to burn the black shirt as an endorsement for the navy one. Please burn both.
     
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    The "black" one IS navy, but neither is great.
     
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    Ah, I see what he meant. I still stand by my comment to burn both.
     
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    I think they'll be waaaay too dark for a light grey suit, at least in a solid colour. In a gingham it could be pulled off.
     
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    nomhak - I neglected to mention before, that those shirts have really wide spread collars. With collars like that, you might want to give some serious consideration to a knot a little more substantial than the four-in-hand shown.

    I admit, I'm not any great expert on such collars, as I don't generally care for them. They just don't flatter me, is all. But I do know that if I were to wear such a collar, I'd probably go for a half-windsor knot.
     
  16. friteuseur

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    Thanks, I will be having a look into that.
     
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  18. msulinski

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    I think that is fine for a casual business setting, but I would reconsider the wool trousers. Are these plain worsted? If so, I think they are too formal for a cotton jacket. I would go with something that has a bit of texture, like linen.
     
  19. swaggerisaliability

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    Anybody know where I can get this shirt or a similar shirt? Much thanks in advance.

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  20. mrjester

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    I think that's Streetwear and Denim.
     

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