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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Freestylin

    Freestylin New 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.
     


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    Why do stores sell corduroy pants only during the fall season? Is corduroy comfortable to wear year round?
     


  3. Buffalonian

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    A pinstriped navy suit jacket of mine was ruined in India. It was sent out to be 'drycleaned' and came back wet, battered and shrunk from being handwashed in the river. It was not salvageable. But the pants were spared the holy waters of the Ganges and are just fine.

    Is there any outfit that makes sense with navy pinstriped pants? Any thoughts on how/where/with what I might wear these pants. Everything I've tried looks odd.
     


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    Why do stores sell corduroy pants only during the fall season? Is corduroy comfortable to wear year round?

    It's considered a fall and winter fabric becuase the wales make it quite warm for its weight. Weights vary, but for warmer weather you're much better off with a pair or chinos or linen or cotton trousers.
     


  5. Master-Classter

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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.
    Land's End... These go on sale regularly for around $20-25. I picked up a red one at one point for about $19 I think. Sales a few times a year, just check back a few times. They're nothing special but they play the part.
    http://www.landsend.com/pp/NarrowSil...6&origin=index
     


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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.
     


  7. Smudge

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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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    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)
     


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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?
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur 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.
     


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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.
     


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