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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. Suetonius

    Suetonius Well-Known Member

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    2 questions:

    How many pairs of trousers should I buy with my suits?

    How easy is it for a tailor to slim lapels on suit jackets?

    Situation:

    I have 3 suits, I'm starting a job where I'll be wearing them daily. I have a cheap but well fitting black suit with 2 pairs of trousers, another suit I got in the Christmas sales with one pair of trousers, and an expensive (for me) charcoal suit with one pair of trousers. I think I should get a second pair of trousers for it, because I think they're likely to get dirty before the jacket, but it's hard to justify spending £150 on a pair of trousers at the moment. Do I need more trousers or am I mistaken?
     
  2. VirgilVerne

    VirgilVerne Senior member

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    I refer you here for Q2 http://www.styleforum.net/t/51431/can-lapel-widths-be-trimmed

    If you wear trousers daily with the jacket I would advise you to get two pairs, although 150 pounds for an extra pair of trousers does seem a bit expensive (to me) , where are you getting them if I may ask?
     
  3. VirgilVerne

    VirgilVerne Senior member

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    What's the general guideline on matching pocket squares? I mean obviously it should not have the same material/pattern to the tie. But what should it match with? Should its colour match with the shirt? (White based pocket square with white shirt)? Should its pattern be similar to the tie?
     
  4. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    Don't .. that's all. Srsly though it should compliment and it depends on the outfit. It could pick up something in the tie, or the shirt, or even the socks… it would depend.
     
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  5. VirgilVerne

    VirgilVerne Senior member

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    lol, my bad, I meant what are some general rules on putting the pocket square together with the outfit, not matching anything. But yeah, good stuff
     
  6. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    Would you prefer bottom left brown or the bottom right brown with the very large scales?
     
  7. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    I was bustin' ballz a little bit :happy: You ever see guys on TV … some of the NFL broadcasters come to mind … when it seems like the pocket square and tie came in see-thru-plastic box together with a pair of shitty cufflinks? My goodness. Here are some decent examples with a bit of variation.

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    subtle red pulls in the tie… reflects a bit of the color in the jacket… nice.

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    not my fave fit and I would have chosen a different green tie… but the lighter shade of green reflects the green in the tie and of course goes well with browns.

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    a little more snappy this fit… but subtle browns and blues in the square work well.

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    a bit of pop here, but pink goes well with grey and brightens the fit with the secondary color in the tie.

    These aren't definitive by any means but just a few ideas as food for thought. Check out the HOF - WAYWRN part IV thread for examples of posters with nice choices of squares. Hope that helps… others may have similar or different suggestions as well.
     
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  8. VirgilVerne

    VirgilVerne Senior member

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    lol, this reminds me of my shiny af landisun ties that came in sets when I was younger... Great pics! Thanks for the help
     
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  9. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    Understand the color wheel and complimentary colors. If you are good with that most of your pocket square combinations will be good.
     
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  10. VirgilVerne

    VirgilVerne Senior member

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    lol, this is where a visual arts degree finally comes in handy
     
  11. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    I was going to mention this, but didn't want to sound too arty-farty (because I am definitely a bit arty-farty!), but yes that is spot on. :fonz:
     
  12. flvinny521

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    Besides linen, what other pants are appropriate or comfortable to wear with a linen or linen/cotton blend shirt in a hot climate?
     
  13. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Seersucker!
     
  14. VirgilVerne

    VirgilVerne Senior member

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    Finally assembled a decent basic shoe polish kit[​IMG]


    Some questions though, what are small daubers for? I can't really find a use for it.

    I read that the wax polish itself would provide waterproofing, should I still layer it with rain &stain repellent spray? Plus if I choose to quickly buff it periodically would it damage the leather if I just do it on top of the spray?
     
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    flvinny521 Senior member

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    Good option, I would not have thought of that. Is seersucker really only acceptable in that pale blue stripe? Living in aforementioned hot climate, I need something I can get in some different colors and wear frequently, I imagine wearing the same type of light blue pants would be a bit limiting.
     
  16. colco

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    ^^ have seen/owned tan/white striped seersucker. Also (less commonly) white/grey and white/red
     
  17. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    Very light wool/silk blends can still be quite comfortable.
     
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    Also olive/natural.
     
  19. mco543

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    Would anyone happen to know which species of shark is/was most commonly used for shark skin shoes?
     
  20. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    They wouldn't make and sell seersucker suits in so many colors, if blue stripe were the only truly acceptable one.

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    Oh, and bow ties go nicely with seersucker suits. Just sayin'.
     

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