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

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    @Kira , PM me where you're finding these. I've been looking for stuff along those lines for a long time!
     
  2. JRR229

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    BADGALGIGI: i like the shoes! and i like acne's jackets and trousers and other stuff a lot as well. but i don't see acne putting those shoes with their OWN suits http://www.acnestudios.com/shop/men/suit-jackets.html

    and while i like the suit in the picture you've provided, i don't actually get a thrill from a pairing with those shoes. in fact the shoes acne pairs are pretty conservative, allowing for vibrant and edgy stuff to happen with the fabrics in the trousers and jackets and shirts etc.

    if i were you i'd look at what people wear with the colorful gucci loafers and driving shoes (gucci don't go outta style, right? (i don't know the answer) http://www.gucci.com/us/category/m/men_s_shoes/drivers#look71027lookA113 and use those cues about how to pair them. or just look at what people wear with colorful shoes. as i google i DON'T see shoes like these with a lot of monochrome or black outfits (but i'm a lazy googler), but instead i see them as part of a colorful ensemble....or worn with white, khaki and the like https://www.google.com/search?q=wha...=what+to+wear+with+bright+mens+shoes&tbm=isch

    i actually think the shoes go great with things OTHER than the black suit (sorry).

    will they date? sure, but you might just need to pair them differently in a few years. everything dates. that's fashion, unfortunately :)

    i only speak as a google jockey, okay? not one who knows anything about fashion, so feel free to ignore.
     
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  3. deadAngle

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    White or cream flannels would be the most obvious choice for boating blazers like those, although you could probably get away with light grey. I love the red one (perfect lapel, pocket flap length, and button stance), but the grey stripes one seems like it would be harder to wear successfully. Any chance you could post detail shots of the red one? Canvassed or fused?
     
  4. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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    Hmm.. Thanks. I figured that it would be the neutral colors.

    Thanks for the compliment.

    About the grey striped blazer, what about any color that is included on the stripes? I imagine that grey, beige or red would seem to be fine.

    I can post more pictures:

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    badgalgigi, you should return those sneakers/shoes -- they are just bizarre looking. get a good pair of casual sneakers like onitsuka tigers for your casual occasions, and real dress shoes for your formal occasions. maybe rock some allen edmonds or loakes sockless if you want to be on trend (and spend <300). because for sure, those things are not.
     
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  7. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Very nice ... I really like the colors.
     
  8. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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    Thank you very much.

    These are the final DBs that I have worth showing. I'll be ordering more and more when the good ones pop up.

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    I know, it's pretty wrinkled, but I got it dry cleaned.

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    This DB is the exclusive and hard to find "Tautz" lapel. Unfortunately, it has no vents. However, I'm getting it altered with double vents soon.

    Here's a picture George Lazenby in 007's On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). Note the similarity between the two jackets. This was the only film Lazenby played as Bond:

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  9. Kira

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    I was about to impulsively purchase this jacket. But the seller was too lazy to give me the measurements of the jacket! I never seen anything like it before..

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    IDK why the seller hung the jacket up with a plastic hanger... He/She was asking $200..
     
  10. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Kira, instead of buying random jackets and then coming online to ask strangers what you can wear them with, why not buy jackets that you know fit with a style you're aiming to accomplish?
     
  11. Kira

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    Unfortunately, I don't have enough cash to purchase jackets that I absolutely know that fit me (i.e. bespoke). The amount of money I've spent of those jackets above was less than $500. That's the not even the price of one jacket by a decent designer!

    I've already got my measurements; and have altered these jackets personally. Also, it's exciting finding these gems (subjective) online and discovering what's out there. There are thousands if not tens of thousands of DBs located in areas where people presume as "lowly" (i.e. Goodwill stores, Church garage sales, estate sales, warehouse sales. etc.). Where I live (in a moderately populated area), I'm literally one of very few people who dresses up.. And I don't even wear nor have a suit! I tell people that wearing an odd jacket w/ odd trousers is more on the "casual" side of dress (but higher than street wear). But when I go to business school, I believe I will have enough cash to purchase several suits (unfortunately SBs as well) in the future. It is something that I really cannot wait for.

    Now, I'm starting to dislike the SB suit. I just don't find it as elegant as the DB. With this, I'm going to stop buying SB blazers look for ones that I already mentioned above. By the way, I saw another boating jacket!

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    I haven't purchased this jacket because I'm not a fan of the baby crap green. It's still for sale on the auction site. It ends in more than 10 hours. Here's a link if anyone is interested.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/380918042481?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
     
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  12. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    Respectfully, man, that explanation only makes mimo's question more relevant.
     
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  13. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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    No offense taken. I embrace criticism (except for obvious trolling) so I can learn from my mistakes and develop as a man who masters the art of sartorialism. I rebutted Mimo's question by stating that I don't have a disposable income.. plain and simple. A priori, dressing well is very expensive, but the pay-off is worth it (in my own opinion). After years of dressing in polos and graphic t-shirts, I had enough. I started looking at style forum, grooming, and other haberdashery websites, and I took notes and bookmarked web pages. Nevertheless, it is fruitless unless one is fit and healthy.
     
  14. CruzAzul

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    Yeah, but you see, if you have a limited income that makes it all the wiser to buy coats that work with the clothes you already have. And to not do things like buy a dinner jacket that is almost never wearable and then have pants made to match it.
     
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  15. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Kira, I'm not asking why you don't buy bespoke, I'm asking why you buy things you don't definitely know how you're going to wear. A bit of experimentation is fun, and I can also see the joy in picking up some vintage curios and seeing what you can do with them. But you seem to be buying a lot, kind of for its own sake, with no great purpose. If you're on a limited budget (aren't we all?), that seems crazy. Unless it's shoes, that would be OK. OK, that would be me. But anyway, you get the point I'm sure. Also, don't buy a jacket with the aim of making trousers to "match". They won't. If you're going to buy a crazy odd jacket, imagine the (contrasting) trousers you'll wear with it before you click "buy". :)
     
  16. badgalgigi

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    Just out of curiosity, why do you consider them bizarre (a bit extreme imo, haha)? Because of the color? The style is pretty much normal considering it's just a slip-on sneaker. I guess I wasn't clear, but I do not plan to wear these as a formal shoe--they're sneakers after all. I would wear them casually as an everyday sneaker. By "semi-formal" I just meant informal parties and the like, nothing fancy.
     
  17. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Bad: this is "Classic Menswear". Sneakers are not classic, and I'm not even sure these are menswear. They are glued together piece of shit slip on teddy-boy brothel creepers done to a budget. On the plus side, they might work with Kira's yellow dinner jacket. If you're joining Showaddywaddy.

    So here it is: if there's one thing to take seriously about your clothes, for a fundamentally life-changing style choice, then let that one thing be shoes. You can have all kinds of fun with shoes, but never compromise on quality. :)
     
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  18. Fred G. Unn

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  19. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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    +1

    That, I can agree on. I'm not a compulsive shopper, but I try to buy jackets that can match the clothes that I already have. However, the items that are for sale are usually the eccentric DBs or the boating jackets (i.e. the one listed above). The logic answer to this dilemma is to not buy them. However, these are extremely hard to find and very few pop up. However, I see the reason in your argument and I will eschew from the eccentric jackets. I will start with the jackets and neutral colors and work from there. For example, I still don't have a black, grey, taupe, or white DB jacket. These are the ones that I need to focus on. I really like the look of bow ties on DBs, but that's a completely different topic.
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    Thanks for the advice. Oh no, I wouldn't dare match my trousers to my pants! And I haven't even started on buying decent shoes.. I threw most of my shoes away because they were either too big or of bad quality. I should probably start from there and buy obligatory, colored jackets one at a time.
     
  20. suitsyou

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