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styleforumfan

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Any good source for paper thin 100% linen long sleeve shirts for staying cool during peak summer weather? Don't want thicker linen that blocks airflow. Thanks.
 

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What RTW suit brands are popular in Paris? I like the slim but conservative navy and grey suits that are ubiquitous there.

Thanks!
 

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917B1265-AAD5-41E1-B3BF-915943D1DCFD.jpeg 60F8A1B4-6B34-4D4D-835C-00920C30B3D3.jpeg 221A67E2-A086-450F-A0E9-DC45C878CE4D.jpeg C7244456-815F-4508-A024-E7DE19F5D990.jpeg 4D969C78-4ACD-482F-9C60-EB70CC39D6DB.jpeg 6A388D96-5253-43A0-B9A3-DEB8339BCCBE.jpeg FB2D6DCE-1E28-405D-B12A-B4B61D2CA11B.jpeg I just bought this Zegna (for Richards, made in Italy) suit. I paid $198. A steal, fair price, or ripoff? I’m curious how much you might pay for it, given what you see in pictures. Fully canvassed, I’m told, 100% Lana wool.

Let me know what you think.
 

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Please educate me on the topic of shiny ties.

- Why are they so hated on this forum?
- Doesn't all silk have a natural sheen?
- If so, where does one draw the line between shiny and non-shiny?
- One of my favourite ties is from Charvet (quite similar to the one pictured) - should I burn it?

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(Photo from Bergdorf Goodman)
 

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Lets say that i would like to shorten a quality leather belt. Is this possible with good result? In the case, what kind of craftman would be my best bet to have this done? A shoe repair shop, some kind of leather shop or?
 

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Lets say that i would like to shorten a quality leather belt. Is this possible with good result? In the case, what kind of craftman would be my best bet to have this done? A shoe repair shop, some kind of leather shop or?
Some of this depends on how much you want to shorten it. Clearly, if you can chop off the entire section with the existing holes and start again, it’s going to be easiest. Otherwise, you will end up with holes closer to the end of the belt than will usually be the case.

The other complexity is the stitching - to my knowledge / experience, unless you can find someone who will hand-sew the stitching on the tip, you’ll end up with the stitching running off the sides of the belt where the tip is stitched again after having been shortened.

The alternate is to see if the belt can be shortened from the buckle end. Easiest is those which just unscrew at the reverse, but even more complex construction methods can be shortened that end.

Shoe repair shops are usually proficient at shortening belts, but you are safest asking to look at one or two examples of belts they have done which are awaiting collection, just to ensure they are up to the level of competence you expect.
 

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Lets say that i would like to shorten a quality leather belt. Is this possible with good result? In the case, what kind of craftman would be my best bet to have this done? A shoe repair shop, some kind of leather shop or?
Depends a lot on what kind of belt it is; stitching, buckle attachment, etc. If it's an expensive belt or carries sentimental value, I wouldn't trust it to a run of the mill shoe repair shop (unless you know and trust them).
 

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What would you wear with a dark grey suit? (Shirt, tie, suspender/belt, etc)
Where? For what purpose? What time of year? What level of formality? Utilizing a dream wardrobe or my wardrobe or your wardrobe? Much more context is needed.
 

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Where? For what purpose? What time of year? What level of formality? Utilizing a dream wardrobe or my wardrobe or your wardrobe? Much more context is needed.
Coastal area (Not directly at the coast), various purposes, business formal, wardrobe unspecific.
 

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dark grey suit for business is about as straightforward as it gets.
belt vs suspenders depends more on how the trousers were constructed. Either is fine.
these are just examples and by no means the only way to wear a dark grey suit:

more formal: white shirt, black captoe shoes. Lots of tie options. I'm partial to navy or burgundy here, either solid (grenadine or non-shiny twill) or pindot or stripe.

less formal: light blue solid or striped shirt, dark brown shoes (captoe, shortwing brogue) or boots, again lots of tie options.
 

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