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

  1. J011yroger

    J011yroger Senior member

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    I am now the proud owner of a beautiful (beautiful to me, even if every woman and half the men I ever meet will call it an eyesore) blackwatch tartan sport coat. It is a fine wool weave, like a blazer not chunky like a field weight one (apologies for lay terms, I really need to learn more about textiles).

    Of course I will wear it with jeans, and I think it would look great with a dark charcoal trouser around the holidays but I am really struggling to visualize many shirt/tie/trouser combinations.

    Any ideas/suggestions?

    Thanks in advance,

    J
     
  2. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I love polo collars. I tend to wear mine unbuttoned but with a tie when I go to work. I can't be arsed to button them every time.

    I took a bit of a risk today with what I wore to work in terms of shirt/tie combo. It's not the best picture, but I'll post one. Unfortunately, I think this shirt's a little small. I picked it up for free at some point from someone who didn't want it so I'll wear it out when I'm going to a dive bar or something so it'll get destroyed that way, or give it to a smaller coworker after I wash it.
     
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  3. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I've been wanting to pair this tie for a while now. Shirt is a slightly small pink H&M make. I got it for free so whatever.

    [​IMG]

    Paired with Brown wool pants and AE boots.
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Stefan88

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  5. sparrow

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    A tie doesn't degrade it will probably last 10-20 years. Jcp makes some good ties and u can get silk ones from em too. Those are fine
    A bb or charbet or zegna tie isn't that much better because of brand.
     
  6. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Wait, you honestly think a Charvet tie isn't much better than a JC Penny tie?

    OK.
     
  7. sparrow

    sparrow Senior member

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    I have both

    Not 100 dollars better
    Most people cant tell

    Another thing not the poly ties the stafford silk
     
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  8. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Cuff them if you want cuffs. Don't cuff them if you don't want cuffs.

    Particularly with a trim cut suit with non-pleated pants, it's purely an optional thing. Maybe you like the look of cuffs, or think the weight of cuffs will help the pants hang better. In that case, go with cuffs. Of course, you're apparently in Oslo; I'm in the US and generally speak from an American perspective (and one biased by my age, background, etc.) in such matters. I can't speak to the sartorial standards of Norway.

    That's a fraction of an inch over 6' 2 1/2" tall, for the metric-challenged. :)

    But no, it doesn't really matter. Unless a man's legs are freakishly short , the "to cuff, or not to cuff" question is largely independent of height considerations. The notion some people have that cuffs will make them look shorter is pretty much untrue. Nor will wearing uncuffed pants make a tall man look taller. It's just not a significant issue. Although admittedly, if one is short-legged, a somewhat modest cuff width (perhaps 1.25 inches) than what a very tall man might wear (perhaps 2 inches), could be in order. But it would be unusual to opt for cuffs of much less than 1.25", and it's uncommon to choose cuffs of much more than 2", so really one is talking about an extremely narrow range, in any case.
     
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  9. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Are these brown shoes too light to wear with a blue/navy suit?

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  11. Zickafunk

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    Does anyone have any information about a popular, American Made, 60s-70s clothing designer called Antonio Guiseppe? I own several articles of clothing designed by him/them, including the suit pictured, and I am hoping to find out some background history on the suit and the company who created it. I've been Googling for days with no luck. Any information you can provide is much appreciated. Thanks in advance. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. Stefan88

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    Thank you for the thorough answer.
     
  13. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    Nothing wrong with the colour of the shoes. But those laces? [​IMG]
     
  14. ImTheGroom

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    Nope, but get some proper laces. And, not to anywhere too formal - i.e. a wedding.
     
  15. Apollotrader

    Apollotrader Senior member

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    what is the brand that carries the logo of three short rows of stitching on the shoulder seam?
     
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    ImTheGroom Senior member

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    I'm sure I'm picturing this wrong, but it sounds like you mean Adidas.
     
  17. Apollotrader

    Apollotrader Senior member

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    no, some minimalist logo I saw, no big deal, thanks.
     
  18. ridethecliche

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    Nope! Light brown/tan/burgundy/oxblood all go with navy. You should wear a lighter shirt though.
     
  19. ajmanouk

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    Hi all,

    I have a university grad ball coming up in a month or so. From looking at last year's pictures, most folks just end up wearing a suit, with the odd tuxedo attempt (aka suit jacket + bowtie). Didn't see any true tux pictures.

    I don't own a tux, and don't see much point in buying one since I will really not be wearing it for some time. What I do own is a very well fitting charcoal suit, so I intend on wearing that with black captoes and a white spread collar shirt with white PS. My question is in terms of tie: I'm debating between a black, navy, or silver grenadine. I was wondering on SFs opinion to help me out!
     
  20. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Not necessarily. But depending on the setting, the time of day, etc., they could be too light.

    Often, an item is not so much "too light" or "too dark," in any absolute sense, but rather may be too light or too dark for a given situation.

    For example, those shoes might well be fine to wear with a navy suit to an afternoon lawn party. But they might be a sub-optimal choice to wear with the same navy suit to a funeral, or to an 8PM opera performance, or to a job interview at a conservative law firm. (At all of which, black shoes would likely be the better choice.)
     

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