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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. Darkside

    Darkside Senior member

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    Can anyone recommend a mid brown suede belt?
     
  2. Muscles

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    Thanks guys, I think I will get a new suit in a lighter or brighter blue. I'd feel weird wearing the navy or light grey and my skin tone doesn't suit tan.
     
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    I'd opt for a checked suit. Something you can wear to work on less formal days, and that can be worn for festive social occasions. Don't know if you have suitsupply down under, but something like this.
     
  4. greu1

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    what do folks think of this tie from Ralph lauren purple label? It's so unusual for PL, which is always understated and conservative. first i thought there was an art deco vibe, but now it looks like 90s jazz band teacher on the simpsons?

    thoughts?

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  5. MickeyPunch

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    Sorry wrong thread.
     
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  6. cptjeff

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    I get a deco vibe, but really, when you get outside of the mainstream of conservative design, the lines are blurry on the difference between retro cool and modern tacky. A lot of the designs we think of as vintage and cool now were considered tacky in their time by many (see: Art Deco ties). If you like it, wear it. It not, don't. I see Jerry Garcia type stuff all the time, and you know what? It can look pretty decent matched up with a conservative suit and tie. The tie will be the focus of the outfit, so tone down the rest of the outfit, but if you want to wear it, I don't see why not.
     
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  7. BrooksLauren77

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    How dark is the navy blue? Can't give a good answer without pics.
    Ew.
     
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    I find it unappealing, and it would be of extraordinarily limited use to me. (I might wear it for costume purposes. Sort of like my lime green polyester leisure suit.)

    While items from RL's purple label do sometimes appeal to me, I've got to judge an item on its own merits, and not by its brand name. And if I came across this tie at Goodwill, for 50 cents, I wouldn't part with the half buck for it. (This assumes I'm inhabiting a world where it's not possible to flip things for a profit on eBay, of course.)

    My first thought was that it wasn't a genuine Ralph Lauren Purple Label, at all, but was a counterfeit product.

    If you admit you found it at a flea market in Wuxi, China, that'd still be my primary explanation for the tie. :)

    Otherwise, well, maybe old Ralph just blew it with this one. It happens.
     
  9. iloveshirts

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    Needed to buy a quick suit for an interview and found this one. I know it doesn't fit perfectly but will it suffice for an interview do you think?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Sure, it'll do. :)
     
  11. iloveshirts

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    Thanks for your reply what do you think to the fit generally? :)
     
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    I think, with your hands in your pockets, it looks terrible. Take your hands out, take another picture, and never put your hands back in your pockets again. :D

    All kidding aside, take another pick without your hands in your pockets.
     
  13. Stewie

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    Is a Drop 8L in Isaia jackets mean it is a sized Long jacket?

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
     
  14. iloveshirts

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    Here's me without my hands in my pockets what do you think now? :)
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    Here's another pic!

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  15. CJ23

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    Looking for a pair of black longwings with antique or natural trim. Does anyone have any ideas ?
     
  16. ryankm

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    So I found a dirt cheap pair of Alden's, and I'm conflicted on whether or not to buy them. The leather uppers are in good condition, the soles aren't that bad, and they fit like a glove. Only problem is they have some really bad creases on the fronts. Should I pass on these? I'd definitely take the gamble if there was a chance of nursing these back to good health.

    I've heard that there is a method for removing/diminishing creases using a shoe tree, some shoe cream, and a blowdryer/iron. Anyone know if it actually works?
     
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    Sleeves look fine in the first picture, but shirt sleeves look too long/jacket sleeves look too short in the second picture....

    Looks like you are almost about to fall over in the second pic too.
     
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  18. iloveshirts

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    Yes I think the shirt sleeves are too long and yeah for some strange reason I didn't realise I was tilting to one side in the second pic.

    Do you think this suit as it stands is accepetable to wear for an interview?

    I wore it out last night and got quite a few compliements from the ladies haha!
     
  19. Koala-T

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    In my opinion, that creasing isn't that bad for a used shoe. There's a lot of life in those left, and if you take proper care of them, they'll last a long time for you.
     
  20. ryankm

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    Know what, you're right. They aren't as bad as I made them out to be, and at the price I found them at it'd be worth it to take a flyer on them regardless. Still would like some info on whether it's possible to lessen the visibility of creases like that.
     

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