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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. ebayhtl

    ebayhtl Senior member

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    Hi guys - not sure if this is the right thread for this.

    Is it possible to shorten a belt when the buckle has been attached per these photos? Thanks!

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  2. circumspice

    circumspice Senior member

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    That is shortenable - they undo the 4 stiches, awl a new hole, restich
     
  3. justridiculous

    justridiculous Senior member

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    What do you guys think of this shirt?

    http://www.ledbury.com/products/the-black-parker-gingham

    I'm thinking of wearing it casually. I don't really have anything black in my wardrobe (other than ties and shoes), so I'm not sure how to incorporate it. Any help would be appreciated!
     
  4. colco

    colco Senior member

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    ^^^ I don't like it. Nor do many other people given how many sizes they have left in both fits and the steeper than ordinary discount. I can't imagine wearing it any other way other than on it's own.
     
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  5. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Only way that I would consider wearing that is with a pair of white shorts on vacation somewhere.
     
  6. justridiculous

    justridiculous Senior member

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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  7. Jayess

    Jayess Active Member

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    Hi all - need sizing help on a pair of Selvedge Chinos. I bought a size 29 and 30 from Club Monaco for $90 and will keep one/return one. I am wondering how much I should account for shrinkage as I've never owned selvedge chinos - the 29's fit me perfectly as is without shrinkage but I'm scared after washing it'll be too tight to the point of unwearable/looking like yoga pants. I have regular chinos and if the shrinkage is similar i'd probably go with the 29's, but if not then i'll be better off with the 30's....since these aren't stiff like selvedge jeans, would these not shrink as much and eventually stretch back due to normal wear after the initial wash?

    The size 30's are ok but the waist and thighs are a bit loose and I'll need to wear a belt (which I assume will get better once shrunken). Any guidance/help would be appreciated, i'm probably thinking about this waaay more than i should...
     
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  8. SS 376

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    I have a Hober glen plaid prince of Wales tie that I would love to wear more than once a year at weddings. Is there any way to incorporate it into my business wardrobe? Maybe with a light blue shirt and navy suit? I am in a business formal environment but not a stuffy one. Thanks all.
     
  9. cptjeff

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    Or a white shirt and any suit (well, not a PoW checked suit). You're overthinking this- it's a pretty formal tie, it will be appropriate. If you want to wear it, wear it.
     
  10. BobStrauss

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    Should I buy these? I have no chukkas in my wardrobe, FWIW.

    TBC Wodehouse Chukka in dark brown for $199:

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  11. kevpotts

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    Anyone have a recommendation for a french cuff, white, spread collar shirt for my wedding? So many to choose from, I really don't know where to begin.
     
  12. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Nope.
     
  13. ter1413

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    Wow. This is a basic shirt. Hundreds of options out there.
     
  14. kevpotts

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    Thanks man
     
  15. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Assuming you're not going to be wearing, say, a tuxedo, and you're simply looking for recommendations for a white dress shirt with French cuffs and a spread collar, the choices are quite extensive. Without knowing your preferences in terms of fit and fabric - and budget, for that matter - along with your location (NYC, Hong Kong, Paris, Cape Town, or what?), it's almost impossible to know where to begin.

    Rather like being told, "I live somewhere on Earth. I like red wine and meat. Please recommend a restaurant where my wife and I can dine on our anniversary." :)

    But for what little its worth, I own some white Charles Tyrwhitt shirts with French Cuffs and have no major complaints with them. There are almost always sales and coupons which make them quite affordable. Selection is extensive. And they happen to fit me well with few if any alterations needed.

    In any case, you will be the groom. And it doesn't matter what a groom wears. So long as he shows up, he's done his part and nobody will notice, much less remember, any details about his white shirt. Just don't choose something truly hideous - like the Seinfeld Puffy/Pirate Shirt - and you'll be fine. No need to stress over this one.
     
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  16. kevpotts

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    Thank you for the help, your post actually makes me feel a lot better. If it matters at this point: I'm in D.C., budget is flexible but under $200 would be ideal, I really like the spread (not cutaway) collar from suitsupply, I would like a smooth poplin or something without much texture, and I lean toward slim/extra slim (6' 165lbs). Thanks again, and sorry for the very broad question.
     
  17. cptjeff

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    Go to the Tyrwhitt shop at Farragut North and try on their slim and extra slim, see what you think. I'm a big fan of their shirts as well. And if your budget is up to $200, there's always the option of bespoke.
     
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  18. Koala-T

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    I'd say at that price point you can get a fantastic made to measure shirt likely with some money left over.
     
  19. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    hey sf guys,

    idk what the style of fabric or weave this is called (see below) but i am looking for a slim fit dress shirt that is made like the below in 100% cotton, i can't seem to find something like this in black.

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    i felt this shirt in person and it was nice but this company doesn't make a slim fit in black :brick:
     
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  20. Churchill W

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    I have a pair of Club Monaco selvedge chinos and have not really had any issue with the waist shrinking. I had more issue with the length of them shrinking a bit. I needed to get the hem let out, because they were becoming too short. I think if anything you should be more worried about them becoming too loose.
     

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