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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. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Hi all, first time poster here. I'll be attending a rehearsal dinner in the near future - casual dress, no ties but no jeans, jacket optional - and I've got dark gray jacket I was hoping to wear. The color is similar to the one on the left here: http://m14.tmstatic.com/d/5/ml2/318813-P9047010.jpg

    My question is, can I get away with wearing that with dark khaki pants and brown belt and shoes? Or is it a no-no to wear that dark of a jacket with brown shoes/belt?

    If not, how about the same khakis with black belt and shoes?

    Thanks in advance for the help.


    I think you are fine with brown belt and shoes, but post a picture if you are not sure and see what people think.
     
  2. Smudge

    Smudge Senior member

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    Could anyone give me a link to where I can buy some nice knit ties? Not high-end, but value for money would be great.

    I've just bought (yet to receive) a couple of knit ties from pancho5000_0 on ebay which seemed quite good value.
     
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    BBC Senior member

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    Speaking of tweed, I've seen the term "hook vent" used a lot lately, usually in describing tweed sportcoats. What does it mean?

    Here's a thread I authored over at AAAC on the hook vent (http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...941-Hook-Vents)
     
  5. AnnSOS

    AnnSOS Active Member

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    ^^ Why is pick stitching a casual detail ?
    The formality of a garment is lessend (and the interest is often heightened) whenever a design element is visable. Think of the tuxedo - jet black, no pattern. When you incorporate stitching, patterns, color, different cuts or lines - all those elements add visual interest and reduce formality.
     
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    How are Sebago penny loafers? Worth it for $150 ~?
     
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    Please explain the meaning of a "sartorial look."

    Is is simply a well fitted good look?
     
  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How are Sebago penny loafers? Worth it for $150 ~?

    A lot of people like Sebago's but I don't for the simple reason that the soles are glued on to the uppers. There are tons of other loafers out there that are full moccasain construction, or goodyear welted, or even blake rapid.
     
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    What color braces should be worn with Navy suits. Thanks in advance.
     
  10. wetnose

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    The issue I have is that apparently it provides very little, if any, level of water resistance. I tested it when I got home. For the price I paid, I didn't think I would get GOTEX level water proofing, but being that it is a trench coat I would expect it to be able to provide some basic water resistance. Since the price was good and I like everything else about it I am considering ways to add some water proofing. A spray or even perhaps a wax. Anyone have experience or advice with this? I think I may return it if it's a lost cause. [​IMG]


    Look around your local hiking store for this spray or others like it.

    Don't get the wash in waterproofers - those don't work too well. Also spray one spot of the underside of the coat to ensure the color is not affected.
     
  11. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Please explain the meaning of a "sartorial look."

    Is is simply a well fitted good look?


    That's generally right. Sartorial generally refers to tailored clothes, or an interest in clothing, so a sartorial look would be someone wearing well fitting, well proportioned clothes that compliment his build, coloring, etc.
     
  12. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Could anyone give me a link to where I can buy some nice knit ties? Not high-end, but value for money would be great.

    Don't know what your price point is, but these are nice ties:

    http://shop.oconnellsclothing.com/knit_ties.php
     
  13. HomerJ

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    I was going to get a few BBBF shirts from the webstore. I like the fit. Thought I read something about how the shirts have changed in fit (sleeve length?) and quality (different manufacturer?). Have BBBF shirts changed and how?
     
  14. Bravo340

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    I didn't want to make a new thread for this (but might if I don't get replies).

    Is this peacoat too long on me? I know the sleeves are too long, but how about the body length? It didn't look too long when I tried it on with jeans, but with these pants I think it might. Also, I think the shoulders might be a bit too big but I think if I went down to a M (the one I'm wearing is L), the waist might be too tight. I bought it online at Banana Republic: here is the product page.

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  15. downwithianbrown

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    I didn't want to make a new thread for this (but might if I don't get replies).

    Is this peacoat too long on me? I know the sleeves are too long, but how about the body length? It didn't look too long when I tried it on with jeans, but with these pants I think it might. Also, I think the shoulders might be a bit too big but I think if I went down to a M (the one I'm wearing is L), the waist might be too tight. I bought it online at Banana Republic: here is the product page.

    [​IMG][​IMG]


    The cut of that coat is slim-cut, and thus is not suitable for your body type. In fact, it has a reversed effect. Either M or L will not work. Just return the coat and get a more fully-cut one.
     
  17. Bravo340

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    The cut of that coat is slim-cut, and thus is not suitable for your body type. In fact, it has a reversed effect. Either M or L will not work. Just return the coat and get a more fully-cut one.

    Thanks for your honest advice Onix.

    Any coats similar to this that you would suggest for me? (links) Thank you.
     
  18. inimitable

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    I have a last minute black tie event that I have hired a tux for. [​IMG]

    Question is, the wing tip marcella shirt supplied fits like a sack of potatoes.

    I have a plain white shirt, double cuff spread collar, that fits like a dream.

    Which shirt should I wear given the situation?
     
  19. mrbig

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    What suit of tux is it? Bow tie? More importantly, what sort of event is it? Is black tie properly adhered to?

    Generally you should be OK.
     
  20. thrice

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    Could anyone tell me where I can get some regular to slim high waist pants with side straps? I have short legs compared to my torso, and try to avoid belts. It would be nice to stay around 100$ with 150$ tops. Something on the lines as this [​IMG]
     

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