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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. BrooksLauren77

    BrooksLauren77 Senior member

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    Maybe with a linen/tweed/cotton sportcoat and dark jeans but I'd personally hesitate to wear those shirts with anything more formal than chinos.
     
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    Thanks! That's kind of what I was thinking, but another opinion helps.
     
  3. deadAngle

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    And here we have the extremes in Pitti fashion codified and brought to the extreme end of cheapness. Functional sleeve buttonholes that meant high-quality garment were unbuttoned to show off the fact that the buttonholes were, in fact, real... are now being copied by cheapo manufacturers, which in this format is new to me. The contrast buttonhole stitching was originally chosen by people who thought that it would identify a garment as being made for them, and now has been adopted by every cheapo manufacturer and has become a sign of tastelessness. The meaning of the awful contrast ribbon? I have no clue.
     
  4. Chairman

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    ....or is it really advice if it doesnt answer the question?
     
  5. Chairman

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    here's three examples- admittedly, they dont seem to be well executed. but i really dont think it's that crazy:

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    now, to the original comment, that it may buckle, yes i agree functionally that may be a problem.

    but then again, if you try it and it doesnt buckle, is it really a problem. just some thoughts...
     
  6. breakaway01

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    Frankly these look terrible. Do you really want your belt buckle to be the focal point of your outfit?
     
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  7. Chairman

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    thanks- now there's an answer!
     
  8. Kensington

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    It's hard to figure out what you're saying through the pointlessly insulting e-fashionista douchebaggery.

    If I'm deciphering correctly, you're saying a contrasting buttonhole thread is a pretend show of being a made to measure/bespoke suit. That doesn't answer my question as to why the other buttonholes would be functional except the third one. Is it supposed to be punctured like stitched pockets and vents on a new suit? I had a thought it might be to allow for sleeve length adjustment since it could be taken out without leaving any trace as a buttonhole would.

    If someone else could chime in who doesn't feel the need to condescend other people over the internet I'd appreciate it!
     
  9. styleforumfan

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    Looking for classic chelsea boots in leather or suede with leather sole and at least 1 1/4" heels to give me some lift. What's the best bang for the $ chelsea boots at the moment in terms of style, quality and craftsmanship?
     
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  10. Isolation

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    As he said, it has a false third button to imitate working cuffs so it looks bespoke and will stand out. That's pretty simple and straightforward, I'm not sure what you have against his answer.
     
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  11. Kensington

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    My question wasn't about the coloring of the buttonhole. Why isn't it open like the rest, am I supposed to open it myself?

    And no, his answer wasn't simple and straightforward. You're reply was simple and straightforward. He felt the need to point out repeatedly how cheap and tasteless the style was (thus implying I'm cheap and tasteless) and how awful another part of the cuff was that I didn't ask about. You can answer questions or give style advice without being insulting to other users.
     
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  12. Isolation

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    It's not meant to be opened, no. He wasn't insulting you anyway, he's just insulting tacky affectations displayed (which I think is reasonable), you seemed to have taken it very personally when I don't think it was aimed at you at all.

    Here, let me quote:

    Quote: And he replied, I think, fairly reasonably, "to imitate bespoke garments [poorly]". He didn't make any direct comments to you at all.

    I can't be sure but I don't believe ANY of the buttonholes are functional (ie. they don't button or unbutton), and the reason is because... it's cheaper, which is essentially what he said. These stylings imitate bespoke attributes using non bespoke craftsmanship and attention to detail.
     
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  13. Kensington

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    As the owner of said jacket, it comes off as insulting. There are ways to post that teeter on the edge of appropriateness. Ultimately it's at the discretion of the mods what constitutes abusive of offensive posting to other users. If none of the buttons were functional it would obviously be a cheaper jacket with non-functional button cuffs. The other buttons are functional, so I was curious if there was a possible reason for the third one still being closed. [​IMG]
     
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  14. Isolation

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    I've never seen that before, and it seems a bit strange to me that such a thing could exist (as in why not make the last button functional too? Makes no sense), but I guess I can't help you there.
     
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    Geez. You are mentioning mods for such a silly response to a post? No one was "insulting" or "condescending.' For fucks sake.

    A reason that the last button is left closed is that it is much easier to "stitch" it in white than to have it opened, while "stitching" in white.
    No, it is probably not meant to be opened. But feel free to open it if you wish.
     
  16. deadAngle

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    Wait, what? The other buttonholes are actually functional?

    That's even more beyond my comprehension.
     
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  17. BrooksLauren77

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    Rm Williams The Yearling boot. $345 AUS. Heel might be slightly too tall for what you're looking for. For Chelsea boots with a regular 1" heel, check out Carmina and Herring's Wilson Chelsea boot.

    http://www.bootsonline.com.au/b522.htm
     
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  18. mike05257

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    WEDDING SHOES

    I am looking for some advice picking out shoes for my wedding. I plan to wear a midnight blue, shawl collar tux. I'll be ordering from Indochino. I was planning on finding a nice pair of calf leather oxfords that I would shine up to wear as I am not a fan of patent leather. I came across these Louboutins which I really, really like. In fact, I bought them. Would these be ok to wear with a tux?

    http://us.christianlouboutin.com/ca_en/shop/men/greggo-orlato-cotton.html

    I don't think Indochino's midnight blue is as dark as a classic midnight blue, but I could be wrong. I normally wear Allen Edmonds, and was thinking of getting CJs or a similar shoe, but I found these and am hoping they work.

    Opinions?

    And if you don't like them, any recommendations? I would like the shoes to... stand out, be different. Budget is around $1k.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  19. BrooksLauren77

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    Fuck no, they are hideous.

    Do you have the Carlyle or Park Avenues in black? If so, give them a high shine and wear those instead. If you're looking at C&J, get the Alex wholecut or Wembley plain toe.
     
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  20. CanadaCal

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    A sexy wholecut... G&G Sinatra, Edward Green Newbury, Enzo Bonafe, Carmina. Black, Navy, Dark Burgundy
     

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