1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

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. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

    Messages:
    1,031
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    I'm interested in buying some OK leather gloves for 50-60 USD. I would be using them for driving and general gallivanting. They would be used for NY's winter in the 20s F. They don't have to be really thin, but I'd prefer if they were thin enough for fiddling around in pockets or handling a cigarette. I'm 6'3" so my hands are rather big, and fit is important to me. What do you advise? Thanks.
    http://www.chesterjefferies.co.uk/Scripts/default.asp Don't just browse the Dress Glove section. Like all good glove places, they take traces of your hand and make a glove for it. If you want thin gloves just go with silk lining or no-lining. Some of their gloves are 28 GBP which is about your price range. Though if you want them to make one to tracings it will be 20 GBP one time charge.
     
  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    68,895
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Charm City
    Don't quote spams, or at least remove their links from the quote.

    duly noted thanks
     
  3. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

    Messages:
    1,031
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    A suit would be suitable for this party, in fact a fair few people wear black tie/highland dress to this event. That is what I would have done but I could not find a decent dinner jacket in my price range, so I am going for the navy suit which will also be used for interviews later on. My flatmates are wearing black lounge suits to this event, although I am going with navy as I think that it is more versatile and classic.

    Do you think that a solid burgundy would work for such an event? What about a pocket square? Should I wear one?

    EDIT: There is a mention of the event on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow...on#Daft_Friday Although it is no longer much of a black tie event.


    Navy is a very safe color. It is also fairly neutral and will go with almost any color. I wouldn't go with a solid tie, it would be boring upon boring. Try finding a tie with a little bit of pattern to spice things up.

    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...1ywjzIzJfDYf4A

    But that is just a matter of personal opinion. In the end you should take a picture of yourself wearing the ensemble and see if you like the over all effect. Looking comfortable in your cloth goes a long way to make it look good.
     
  4. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,603
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2003
    Navy Suit
    White Shirt
    Solid Burgundy Tie
    Dark Brown Belt
    Dark Brown Derby Shoes
    White Pocket Square

    Do you think this would work well for a university end of semester party? Should I wear I different colour tie? Have a tie with more of a pattern? Should I drop the pocket square?

    That would work well. The only thing I would suggest is swapping black shoes for brown if it is an event where others may be wearing semi-formal attire.

    I wouldn't go with a solid tie, it would be boring upon boring. Try finding a tie with a little bit of pattern to spice things up.
    When wearing a suit at an event that is business formal/semi-formal, you don't want a tie to "spice things up." You want a solid or otherwise staid tie in keeping with the solid colors that are worn with semi-formal attire.
     
  5. Vecna

    Vecna Senior member

    Messages:
    173
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010
    Location:
    LI, NY
    When buying shoes, how much longer (on average) should a dress shoe's insole be than your actual foot? My foot is 12 inches long (fitting, eh?) so I should aim for what size insole? 12.5"?

    Should this number vary with different shoes? Chucks, boots, anything?
     
  6. i10casual

    i10casual Senior member

    Messages:
    721
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Location:
    Texas
    I'm going to buy some Alden Indy 403's this week. Should I buy directly from Alden or from Epaulet?
    They both have free shipping and there is no tax from Alden, not sure about Epaulet. Both are $435.00 and seem to have my size.
    Please let me know what your think.
     
  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,333
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    When buying shoes, how much longer (on average) should a dress shoe's insole be than your actual foot? My foot is 12 inches long (fitting, eh?) so I should aim for what size insole? 12.5"?

    Should this number vary with different shoes? Chucks, boots, anything?


    This is going to vary quite a bit depending on the last, type of shoe and personal preference, there is no science.
     
  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,333
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    I'm going to buy some Alden Indy 403's this week. Should I buy directly from Alden or from Epaulet?
    They both have free shipping and there is no tax from Alden, not sure about Epaulet. Both are $435.00 and seem to have my size.
    Please let me know what your think.


    Order from Epaulet because they are cool people.
     
  9. Vecna

    Vecna Senior member

    Messages:
    173
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010
    Location:
    LI, NY
    This is going to vary quite a bit depending on the last, type of shoe and personal preference, there is no science.

    If this were the case, why would insole measurements be useful? There must be some range that is considered safe., like +.3-.7 or something
     
  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,333
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    If this were the case, why would insole measurements be useful? There must be some range that is considered safe., like +.3-.7 or something

    Insole measurements are not useful at all. Where did you hear this?
     
  11. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

    Messages:
    5,059
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Location:
    Cambridge, England
    Insole measurements are not useful at all.

    +1

    The width at the widest point could be vaguely useful, at least if it's considerably larger or smaller than any of your other shoes, but you really can't tell anything from the length.
     
  12. smellvir

    smellvir New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
  13. Newstyle

    Newstyle Senior member

    Messages:
    268
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    What are the thoughts on wearing a navy blazer, without brass buttons, with a pair of dark denim? I have a navy blazer that I would like to wear it with a nice white shirt and v neck. Will this work with dark denim or forget it?
     
  14. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

    Messages:
    2,651
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Location:
    Keyboard War Room
    What are the thoughts on wearing a navy blazer, without brass buttons, with a pair of dark denim? I have a navy blazer that I would like to wear it with a nice white shirt and v neck. Will this work with dark denim or forget it?

    This can be a good look of you don't mind the Jeremy Clarkson comparisons. Just make sure the colours of your blazer and jeans aren't too close you need a bit of contrast. Enhance the contrast with burgundy belt and shoes. No tie.
     
  15. Newstyle

    Newstyle Senior member

    Messages:
    268
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    This can be a good look of you don't mind the Jeremy Clarkson comparisons. Just make sure the colours of your blazer and jeans aren't too close you need a bit of contrast. Enhance the contrast with burgundy belt and shoes. No tie.

    Ok, My jeans are a real deep dark blue. Is this the contrast your talking about? They aren't a "medium" wash.
     
  16. chasingred

    chasingred Senior member

    Messages:
    1,190
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    I'm interested in getting a wheat/ flax colored cardigan, but haven't been able to find any. Anyone have a recommendation on where I can get such an item?

    Basically something in this color

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Vecna

    Vecna Senior member

    Messages:
    173
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010
    Location:
    LI, NY
    I'm interested in getting a wheat/ flax colored cardigan, but haven't been able to find any. Anyone have a recommendation on where I can get such an item? Basically something in this color
    346 is Brooks Brothers' outlet line, which is to say it is lower priced that the usual BB stuff. If you don't have an outlet near you, try ebay or contact someone that has an outlet near them. As for a sweater that is similar in color but not made by BB, I've got no ideas.
     
  18. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

    Messages:
    14,547
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    I'm interested in getting a wheat/ flax colored cardigan, but haven't been able to find any. Anyone have a recommendation on where I can get such an item?

    Basically something in this color

    [​IMG]



    Call Uniqlo. They ship.
     
  19. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

    Messages:
    2,651
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Location:
    Keyboard War Room
    Ok, My jeans are a real deep dark blue. Is this the contrast your talking about? They aren't a "medium" wash.

    Can't really say but I'm on about the contrast between the jeans and the blazer. It will look crap if they are very close in colour but if your blazer is dark navy and your jeans a few shades lighter then it will look better. Pics would help If you want a better critique.
     
  20. JesseJB

    JesseJB Senior member

    Messages:
    1,353
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle
    I work in a business casual environment. I have a job interview at the end of a normal workday for a higher position in my current department. The interview will take place in our meeting room about 30 feet from my desk.

    So question is, should I bring a suit to work and change into it right before the interview? I already outdress everyone in my department with my oxfords-trousers-OCBD-sweater combo I usually wear, so coming to work in a suit would draw excessive amounts of attention. What should I do? Just throw a tie into the usual combo or throw on a sport coat right before the interview?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by