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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. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    I don't know, half windsor seems extremely versatile to me.
     
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  2. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Yes, that's my point.

    Half Windsor is fine, but I think it's a little much for every day stuff.

    I agree with you though.
     
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  3. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Nonsense that he likes the collar?
     
  4. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    I just think the half windsor and FIH aren't really that different, and I think it's super ridiculous to ever say that one is viable in all situation, but the other isn't in any.

    I personally would only use FIH with knit ties, because with other ties I like the symmetry as I think it's somewhat more formal and neat, but with knit ties I am going for a more casual or non-chalant look anyway. If anything, which knot you use should be a sense of self-expression, and it depends on the outfit/circumstance, I think limiting it is a bit of a waste.

    I personally don't use the windsor but I'm sure there are plenty of people/situations where it's perfectly reasonable, say people who are larger with larger heads, or want the tie to stand out more.
     
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  5. forbritisheyes

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    Would you rather own a Belvest suit or an E Zegna Milano? I can only pick one and want to know which one would be the better pick in terms of quality.

    E Zegna Milano looks like RLBL with better shoulders unless I'm looking at the wrong picture(It's been hard to find one). Is there a suit from a different company whose styling is comparable to the Milano(such as Suit supply)?
     
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  6. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    ^^

    You should be able to tell which one has "more timeless styling" just from looking at them.
     
  7. forbritisheyes

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    Well that's the thing - I am not sure if the E Zegna I was looking at was an accurate picture because it's been surprisingly hard to find a pic of one. I've edited my original post to remove the styling as it is entirely more subjective than quality. Thanks.

    Can you(or anyone else) speak to the quality and comparison of both? I've read Belvest in the Suit Heirarchy thread Belvest is one tier above, but other places claim they are nearly equal. For this reason I'm inquiring regarding which suit I should choose in terms of durability, quality, & feel.
     
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  8. YRR92

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    Are we talking about specific suits here, or in general? Second hand, you can generalize all you want, but until you're looking at a specific suit, then it doesn't make much difference.

    I don't really know anything about E. Zegna or about Belvest in particular.
     
  9. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Senior member

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    Yes, a 2013 Belvest black label suit vs this Milano
     
  10. Kensington

    Kensington Senior member

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    Should striped pants or a shirt never be paired with a fair isle vest? I have one similar to the one below but I find it a little difficult pairing it with a shirt and tie. Should I try and match the tones of the backround fair isle color or have a contrast?

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  11. click here

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    Anyone know where I can find a menswear shopping guide for Italy? Planning on going to Naples and Florence this year and would like to do some shopping.
     
  12. eilay

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    Does this suit look dated? Is the gorge too low or the lapels an older shape?
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  13. RPM1

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    Lapels are a little too wide in my opinion, and the three buttons come down to preference.


    That many patterns would become too confusing, I imagine.
     
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  14. eilay

    eilay Well-Known Member

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    Is that a 3-button suit, or is it designed to be worn 3-roll-2?

    Any other opinions?
     
  15. RPM1

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    It looks to be 3-roll-2, although that's still a 3-button.

    Furthermore, I can't tell clearly from the picture if it has more than four buttons on the sleeve?
     
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  16. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    No, it looks fine.
     
  17. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Beautiful ... and wonderful colors.
     
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    Anyone know the quality difference between these two Brooks Brothers "Desert Chukka Boots"

    One is Peal & Co, made in England (by Loak)

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Peal-Co.®-Chukka-Field-Boots/614H,default,pd.html

    The other is non-Peal, and says Made in Italy:

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Field...var_MH00369_Color=BLCK&contentpos=1&cgid=0522

    They look similar but I notice the navy suede is darker on one more than the other.

    Has anyone experience with both of them? With the Italy one? Strange that they are the same price.[​IMG]
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  20. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    In general which of these are more frowned upon on SF? Tie without jacket, or suit without tie?

    Also what do people think about getting an odd (light gray) tweed waistcoat made to use just as a generic piece, and wonder if it'd be alright to wear in non wintery months, either with a jacket or without. I think if it's light enough and somewhat subtle it should be fine? Or should I keep tweed only for winter/colder months?

    Something like this:

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