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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. justonemore

    justonemore Senior member

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    Perhaps with a bit of texture it would work a bit better..but...Do you think the bride is looking for a knit tie to be worn? Especially by a groomsman?
     
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  3. SimonC

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    No, they cannot be shined like that. As you have correctly surmised, they are made out of a leather that is too soft.
     
  4. lemmy127

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    For a versatile black tie that's nicer than Tie Bar, I'd go with Kent Wang's black grenadine tie. There's texture to it, but it isn't too casual like a knit tie.
     
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  6. Joenobody0

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    I really don't understand asking basic questions when you have such an obvious personal opinion. Just buy what you want, rather than discounting tons of good advice.
     
  7. estranged

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    I am taking everyone's advice. And my own opinion changes every day, 2 days i ago i was about to buy tassel loafer, yesterday double monks and today thinking about boots.

    Am I spamming thread or something? Just asking like 1 question a day if X shoe is 'good' or not with certain outfit, is it bothering you that much?
     
  8. Joenobody0

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    Bothering me? No. It's weird though.
     
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    Thanks for confirming
     
  10. pravda

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    Well technically the bride didn't specify. But if her panties get in a wad, go with black velvet
     
  11. Kevin24

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    I just bought a suit by David Donohue at Nordstroms.

    It says Made in Canada on the tags. I was wondering which maker in Canada made David Donohue's stuff? Is it Samuelsohn, Empire, Jack Victor etc?

    I also got another suit by Hart Schaffner Marx I was wondering if it was half-canvassed or fused. As the general consensus seems to be that HSM is half-canvassed but some people have said fused?

    Thank you for your replies!
     
  12. facet

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    I thought a black grenadine tie was considered one of the most versatile ties one could have?
     
  13. Steven Cash

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    Hi,

    As a complete novice to style and dressing (but having learnt a lot from this forum) I wonder whether somebody could advise on the appropriateness of a black belt.

    I received the black belt at the same time as my black shoes which are strictly for formal occasions but obviously braces are the accepted norm for such occasions (annoyingly the braces would have cost a fraction of the belt but hey ho).

    What would people's suggestions be as an appropriate outfit for a black belt or do I need a pair of non-formal black shoes to justify the belt?
     
  14. mcmerc

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    Gents what are your thoughts on the versatility of a black Sportscoat such as the one below?
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    Black, in theory, would seem like a versatile option. However is there not some incongruence between the rather formal colour and a Sportscoat itself being more casual?
     
  15. chippneckwear

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    The jacket pictured meets my definition of a blazer. Many individuals consider a navy or black blazer the dressiest alternative to a suit. There is nothing wrong with a black blazer. I have always considered a navy or black blazer the single most useful item in menswear. It is universally accepted and can be worn to a broader range of situations than any other garment. One can change it's personality by how one accessorizes it - for example with a pink shirt and floral print tie.
    Paul Winston
    Winstron Tailors/ www.chippneckwear.com
     
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  16. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

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    I don't favor black anything really, except for my tuxedo or funeral suit. They have their place, but I don't wear black with brown or navy, so if I were to wear a black jacket that would rule out 99% of my shoes. Not very practical for me. Black is a very stark color too so it is more jarring against clothing versus navy.
     
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  17. Joenobody0

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    I think that outfit looks great on the model. However, I wouldn't wear it, and I can't think of any combination where I'd prefer that black blazer to a navy one.
     
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  18. Van Veen

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    The probably with a black suit is that any colors worn with it look really jarring. The only way to pull it off well is with a white shirt and monochrome (black, white, gray) tie. The look above works pretty well because it's only black and gray. When you introduce color, it looks tacky and inharmonious, at least from a CM perspective.
     
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  19. estranged

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    How is this shoe versatility vise? This is museum calf color, is it as versatile as burgundy?

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  20. 12345Michael54321

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    It's extremely versatile. The color is ideal.

    (Come on, people. estranged has been asking about shoes and more shoes, all the while practically begging us to tell him his latest choice is versatile and worth buying. He's bounced around from penny loafers to monkstraps to boots. Help put an end to the drama. Tell him that the shoe in question is unsurpassed in versatility, and he'd be utterly insane not to buy it and wear it brilliantly with everything from 3" running shorts to a tuxedo.)
     
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