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

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Depends on what you're looking for. If you want dressier chinos or khakis, you might want to look at bb or check what the waywrn thread wearing.
     
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    JCrew trousers are great for the price, even if it may seem somewhat expensive. The fit is classic and modern at the same time.
     
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    I wish i had pictures from my photographer to post but my wedding was last week and i followed the advice to not have my groomsmen match. We had varying shades of light grey which maybe was more subtle than blues but it looked awesome. I pulled it together by having everyone wear the same tie and pocket square aside from myself, I was slightly different. We had several compliments on the wardrobe.

    The bridesmaids wore different dresses all in the same tone of "blush" which was the color of the pocket squares.
     
  4. ats200

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    J Crew outlet prices are really comparable if you don't care that it's outlet stuff. The fit seems to be the same.
     
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    Take the old shirt, soak it overnight in a strong concentration of oxi-clean and hot water. Then wash it normally. Odds are, it won't look so dingy afterwards.
     
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    That's how I got it from yellow to ecru.
     
  7. ridethecliche

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    I'm seriously thinking about picking up some stuff from the outlet. The quality is slightly worse though, but I'm not sure if I'd really notice, especially for summer chinos.
     
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    In that case, you may want to try soaking with White-brite. It's a little more on the dangerous industrial chemical end of things, but it's effective. Also the only stuff I've ever found that can actually remove dye transfer stains, even for colors, though it will lighten them a bit if you're not careful.
     
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  9. mikael3

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    Has anyone ever replaced the bow on formal pumps?

    I have a pair with good looking leather but a sad-looking, faded bow on one. If both bows looked bad, it might not be so noticeable; but one bow is blacker than the other.
     
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    The black tie thread might produce more responses. My inclination would be to have a cobbler do it. One experienced with pumps.
     
  11. Dingusberry

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    Which brands are the European/British equivalent of Ralph Lauren/Brooks Brothers?
     
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    There's an Italian retailer named Boggi that may be considered their version of Brooks Brothers.

    For a Ralph Lauren equivalent? I guess Caruso? I think Caruso makes, or made, stuff for Ralph Lauren.
     
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    anyone know when and where DEN IM is gonna be released?
     
  14. KCKing

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    This is a tough question, tougher than you may think.

    Brooks Brothers is a quintessential American brand. They invented the OCBD. So, depending on which country you're talking about (I'm not sure there would be one for all of Europe), you'd need to think of some brand that truly represents that country's sartorial heritage.

    If you're just looking for a European brand that makes clothes that look similar to Brooks Brothers, I'm sure it's not hard to find some companies that make OCBDs, sweaters, suits, etc. i.e. more traditionally-skewed menswear.
     
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    Picked up four Turnbull & Asser ties on heavy discount. Thinking of flipping, returning three and keeping one. Any thoughts on which, if any to keep? I think im swaying towards the far right as this would be the most versatile?
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    I know about Boggi. Can Boggi be compared to BB in terms of quality?

    Doesn't Caruso just make suits and jackets? Yeah, Caruso makes some (or all of the) Purple Label suits.
     
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    Façonnable?
     
  18. Louys

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    Hey all,

    I've been thinking about getting a pair of red wings. Is there any retailer that's known to sell them at discount on occasion? Thanks in advance.
     
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    2,3, and 4 are all quite versatile. 1 is a little less so, but still a very nice looking tie IMO. If limited to one, I would choose either 2 or 3, but which one is best for you depends on what ties you have now and if one fills a gap in your tie wardrobe. I have a brooks tie very similar to 2 that gets a lot of wear, if you don't have much in purple, it can be a very nice color.
     
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    What happened to the Saddleback thread?
     

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