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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. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Depends on how much material is available, and how close to the cuff the buttons are positioned now. But generally, if a jacket has functional buttonholes and the sleeves are the wrong length, you just need to walk away. Find another jacket, because it ain't worth the trouble.
    I'm not a huge fan of french blue, but that's a decent pairing for it. Looks fine.
    I wear woven leather belts with suits on occasion, as a way to dress them down a bit. It's a good pairing if you're wearing gunboats or suede boots with your suit, which I know some people are opposed to as well. If the suit is of a heavier or more textured fabric, it works. If you're talking about your ultra slick, super whatevers shiny CBD suits, it would be a really jarring mismatch. And it also has to be the right woven belt- something like this looks good with a great many things, something like this should never be worn by anybody anywhere.
     
  2. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Yes, it is sometimes acceptable. And it's sometimes not acceptable. And when it is acceptable, it can range from being a great choice, to being a poor choice. It depends greatly on the nature of the job for which you're interviewing.

    So it's kinda like having red wine with fish. :)

    I'd probably strongly prefer black shoes, if it were a charcoal suit sort of job interview. But again, it depends.

    And sleekness in this area is highly desirable why, exactly?

    Look, clearly, you should buy yourself a pair of black shoes which appeal to you in terms of style or sleekness or whatever. That's the ideal solution.

    If that's not going to happen, wear whichever pair of shoes you'll worry about less. If you'll constantly be second guessing your choice should you wear the burgundy shoes, then wear the black ones. If wearing the black ones will leave you thinking that you should have gone with the bungundies, then wear the burgundy shoes, instead. You don't need to have worries over what you're wearing distracting you from what's actually important - nailing the interview.

    Most sartorial rules are really sartorial guidelines. They can be violated, and depending on one's reason for violating them, doing so can sometimes be a good idea.

    But what it comes down to is, you must decide for yourself which pair of shoes will leave you feeling the most confident about your footwear choice, then wear them, and don't waste an instant worrying about your choice.

    I think you should buy yourself a pair of black dress shoes which appeal to you and are appropriate to wear to this interview. But hey, sometimes the ideal solution simply isn't going to be chosen. I get how we live in the real world, and all.
     
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  3. yanagi

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    In general, I don't see anything wrong with a charcoal suit and burgundy balmoral captoes. Burgundy is a conservative, versatile color. It's not as conservative as black, but that's where Koala-T's question comes in: what kind of job is this?
     
  4. flvinny521

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    Any SF-approved suit and sports coast makers that have a more dramatic V taper? My shoulders are a 42, but when I raise my arms at all the coat seems too big under the armpits. Maybe the arm holes are too big or low? Any suggestions?
     
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  5. JJRADICK

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    Hi, is Ralph Lauren Black Label tie high quality?
     
  6. pravda

    pravda Senior member

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    Yes, both black and purple label RL are up there. But never pay full price. Check out consignment stores to find bargains.
     
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    mythage Senior member

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    Hey guys, I have a few questions about pants that I hope someone can answer.

    1. How do you get pants hemmed/cuffed with little to no break to drape nicely as in this photo (and many other photos from the WAYWT Menswear thread)?

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    Whenever I do it it ends up looking like this.

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    Second question, if I hem my pants to a length with no break, often when I'm sitting down, they will ride up the leg and sometimes my bare skin ends up showing because I don't wear OTC socks. Is there a practical way to avoid this?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  9. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    Are you 100% sure you want no break? Just to offer some insight I felt the same way as you perhaps 6 years ago or so when I first got into this. So I hemmed my pants with no break. It only took me a couple weeks to realize how uncomfortable I felt with them. So I never wore those pants again. Not saying you won't like it but definitely think it over. I like keeping a little break.
     
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  10. MDisciple87

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    Just out of curiosity, why didn't you just get them rehemmed with a fuller break at that point?
     
  11. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    Sometimes you can't if the seamstress cut too much off.

    The trousers in your first picture almost look like they are too short. I'm not sure if they even reach the shoe.
     
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  12. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Several possible solutions.

    1. Wear OTC socks.

    2. Don't sit down.

    3. Color the skin on your lower legs with Magic Marker, so that it looks like your socks are OTC. (If anyone calls you on this one, claim you did it as an homage to practice of employing paint-on hosiery during WWII. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/paint-on-hosiery-during-the-war-years-29864389/?no-ist

    They're all good solutions, but if you've hairy legs, don't forget to give them a close shave before trying #3, above.
     
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  13. deadAngle

    deadAngle Senior member

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    Don't forget sock garters as a solution! Hold your socks up and the ladies love them.
     
  14. cakv

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    Are you kidding? Those things are disgusting. Just wear OTC socks.
     
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    Here is my collection of shell so far. What am I lacking (I have a pair of Alden boots coming)? What should I look for next?

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  18. ertu

    ertu Well-Known Member

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    What size are my alden shoes? I am going to put them up for sale until i realize it might have been a special order for sizing and I want to get the size right

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  19. SimonC

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    Size 10, width A/C therefore slimmer than normal
     
  20. Made in California

    Made in California Senior member

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    Those are a size 293317.
     
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