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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. lukejackson

    lukejackson Senior member

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    Anyone heard of this Austrian brand? Saw an overcoat of theirs today and it was quite nice (thrift shopping). One label sad Trachten Julius Lane, the other saidWeyrer Tyrol. It was a wool cashmere blend

    @DonCologne
     
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  2. harryx2

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  3. Chairman

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    wedding question... about belts. thanks in advance!

    im wearing a bespoke three piece charcoal suit with brogued oxford captoes in cognac. im working on the belt, which will of course match. keep in mind im working with shoes that are somewhat in between a blonde british tan and a proper cognac, but closer to brown. let's say something like this:

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    im a big fan of plate buckle belts. i get that they arent as resilient and classic as your standard buckle.

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    so my question is NOT whether i can wear cognac with charcoal (as is raging is so many other websites), but rather, can i wear a plate buckle belt in cognac?

    why do i ask? first off i cant really find one in person (thinking of going bespoke), secondly, ive never really seen one. thirdly, perhaps it looks weird with the lighter, blonder, cognac color.

    put another way, does the plate buckle only work well with blacks and browns (darker colors)? think about it, do you really see plate buckles in lighter colors? you may, but i certainly dont...

    a second question is that the shoes are burnished, so the toe is darker, the rest of the shoe is a rather homogeneous cognac (sort of like the photo above). which do i go with? i assume the darker color because it points forward for photos and is more prominent.

    some other possibly relevant facts:
    -with the three piece, might not see the buckle? might not see the belt at all?
    -its a night wedding, so perhaps there wont be enough light to matter
    -should i just un-complicate everything and go darker brown or cordovan/oxblood instead?
    -am i just too crazy about matching leathers?


    thanks so much. the wedding is 9/19/15.

    -chairman
    ny, ny
     
  4. MMoon24

    MMoon24 Senior member

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    I'll keep it simple. Traveling up to Chicago this coming weekend and it's going to be super cold up there. I live in Texas. We don't do cold. Perfect time to buy some boots. Anyone got a recommendation? Mainly for walking around and keeping my feet warm?
     
  5. thehaven22

    thehaven22 Well-Known Member

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    How is the fit of my sport coat? I am most worried about the shoulders. This is what it looks like right out the box. I plan on taking the sport coat to shorten the sleeves so far, but I'd like feedback on the rest of the fit. Should I keep it or should I keep looking for a sport coat.
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    Thank you.
     
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  6. BrooksLauren77

    BrooksLauren77 Senior member

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    Yes, but wear black oxfords instead. Cognac with charcoal is too flashy for a wedding.
     
  7. BrooksLauren77

    BrooksLauren77 Senior member

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    Fit is fine if a little short.
     
  8. Chairman

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    thanks- but i dont want to wear black. its a casual wedding and will not be very formal.
     
  9. breakaway01

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    Wouldn't recommend wearing a belt at all with a three piece suit. Either trousers with side adjusters or braces/suspenders. Vest should always cover the top of your trouser waist, so if you were to wear a belt with a three piece suit (which I am not recommending) then it should be covered by the vest. If you must wear a belt with a vest, ideally use the thinnest buckle possible to minimize the visible impression under the vest.
     
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  10. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Senior member

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  11. plainnerd

    plainnerd Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a new suit, navy/brown plaid. The brown plaid is unnoticeable from more than a few feet, and even in bad light it just looks like a dark navy. I typically avoid black shoes with brown clothes, should I stick to that with the new suit? or does black go fine?
     
  12. cptjeff

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    You're fine, just treat it like a navy suit. Not to mention that a lot of shades of brown work perfectly fine with black.
     
  13. styleforumfan

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    Is there any easy way to tell whether a pair of dress shoes are made with goodyear welt or not just by looking on the outside? What are the tell-tale signs to look for? How can you spot fake welting with stitching that serves no purpose other than to create an illusion that it is of higher quality than it really is?
     
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  14. Ich_Dien

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    +1, black with navy is the best option.
     
  15. azumi

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    I have ordered my first double breasted suit in my life. I have chosen grey chalk stripe after wondering between grey chalk stripe and navy windowpane pattern. I decide to go with a 4 seasons wool chalk stripe which is light weight cloth instead of flannel chalk stripe because I live in a tropical climate country, where the winter is not too cold (around 10 -12 degree C), . But as I did some search before, some experts in this forum said that chalk stripe work best with flannel fabric. So please tell me whether I should change the light weight fabric to flannel for mid-grey chalk stripe?
     
  16. ter1413

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    This makes absolutely no sense based on your initial post.
     
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  17. upcoming

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    I work in a office and the standard dress code for men seems to be trousers and shirt.

    To me, trousers and shirt on its own is a look which I don't like. I always feel like something is missing when I wear trousers and a shirt.

    The problem is I'm on the phone a lot so will it look odd if I start rocking up at work in a suit, not taking the jacket off and making calls?
     
  18. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    If that's the dress code I'd advise you to stick to it.
     
  19. ter1413

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    Not sure what the question is.
    I never take off my jacket.
     
  20. justridiculous

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    If this is a strict dress code, just stick to it. If it's a 'bare minimum' sort of thing, then wear a sportcoat.
     

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