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

  1. poissa

    poissa Senior Member

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    I also have the same questions about the pants. Lastly - what matches with these pants? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Uploaded with ImageShack.us
     


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    I also have the same questions about the pants. Lastly - what matches with these pants?

    Shoes.
     


  3. wetnose

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    I'm taking the following to the tailor. What do I need to tell the tailor to ensure we are on the same page. I thought the shirt fits, perhaps the sleeves are too long. Does the shirt need to be taken in? Same with the yoke. [​IMG] Uploaded with ImageShack.us
    Is the shirt brand new or have you washed it a few times already? The tailor can trim it by 1" (maybe more if you like it super slim) on both sides to reduce the bagginess. IMO, it's a little bit big on the shoulders but not noticeably big. Don't fix it. From the pic above, the sleeve length is fine - don't change it. Nice color and flattering to your complexion - good choice.
     


  4. wetnose

    wetnose Distinguished Member

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    I also have the same questions about the pants. Lastly - what matches with these pants?

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    Given that's it's brown - thus more casual, perhaps a brown monk or a tan suede blucher. Also length really needs trimming.
     


  5. Yika

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    So I need help deciding on a pair of boots. I'm looking for a lace up brown "work" boot style. Right now I am looking at the Alden 405's and the Red Wing Beckman Moc Toe, but I can't decide what will be more versatile. I found the Alden's online for $319 shipped and the Red Wing's will look to be just under $300. I'm on a pretty strict budget and shouldn't be buying either but I'm going to.

    My concern is the Red Wing's look very chunky while the Indy's look a little less and more refined. Neither will be used for work. I'm a 28yr college student (no job) so I want to make the best decision and feel happy about it.

    I wear a lot of sport coats and dark jeans and dark chino's, patterened shirts, cardigans and knit ties. J. Crew style if this helps.

    Any suggestions or experience with either would be much appreciated. Thanks


    Would go with Alden in your case.
     


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    My Brooks Brothers OCBD did this. Normal for the material to bleed like that?

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    Two questions...

    What is a good source for over-the-calf socks in different colors and patterns for wearing with jeans and khakis? Most places only have them in very basic colors.

    Where can I get sports shirts for the fall in neck/sleeve length sizes? Most sites sell these shirts in S-XL (e.g. BB, Lands End), but I don't want to have to pay to have the sleeves tailored. I'm particularly interested in some casual flannel shirts or something.
     


  8. Yika

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    Two questions...

    What is a good source for over-the-calf socks in different colors and patterns for wearing with jeans and khakis? Most places only have them in very basic colors.

    Where can I get sports shirts for the fall in neck/sleeve length sizes? Most sites sell these shirts in S-XL (e.g. BB, Lands End), but I don't want to have to pay to have the sleeves tailored. I'm particularly interested in some casual flannel shirts or something.


    Viccel.com seem to have some nice colours. No patterns around yet.
     


  9. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Distinguished Member

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    That's what a white pocket square traditionally is...
    Any one who buys a special, expensive white pocket square deserves to be fleeced. White cotton is simple and classic.

    what I meant is that you might find a hanky in the underwear, socks, etc section, but if you go in asking for a pocket square they may just say they don't have one.

    I'm going to be wearing a pretty standard navy suit with very subtle plaid to a wedding next month along with a white shirt. Since the weather figures to be on the cold side, and because I've never really worn one, I was thinking about a sweater vest as well. I'll probably be wearing a pale green tie of some sort, depends on what I find between now and then, but I don't even know where to start with the sweater, so any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
    if it's an indoor wedding you might get pretty hot in that, especially if dancing. Outdoor will be good for that especially in the evening, plus you'll take your jacket off to give it to your shivering date. I think a sweater vest might also be a little casual for a wedding. Somehow just a regular mismatched vest to make a 3 piece would seem more formal and keep you warm.

    Hi folks. A sportcoat I bought online arrived yesterday and, when I tried it on, I noticed the single vent splits a bit in the back :-(
    So, I'm hoping my tailor can determine whether there is enough fabric to let out at the hips and, if there is enough, fix the split. Can/do tailors do this? Or would I be wasting my time?

    Pretty understandable. Probably means you have hips/a butt, which is fine. Double vented might work better for you in future. I would think some can be let out at the waist to counter that. I find the single vent sort of useless, so if that happens I just have it sewn shut as an alternative. Much cheaper then opening up the jacket.

    I also have the same questions about the pants. Lastly - what matches with these pants?
    Purple's a nice color for you. Shirt is a decent fit. Sleeve length is fine, maybe even a little short. I would suggest avoiding double pleats on the back, even a single box pleat down the center might work, or have double darts instead. Shoulders might be a bit too wide too. and I'm not a fan of the pocket, especially because you wear your pants so high up. None of the above will be fixed by a tailor. Of what can be changed, maybe just slim down the sides more. Also, lose the crew neck undershirt and switch to a v-neck please.
    The pants color and fit is generally good. They obviously need a hem though. Dark brown shoes would work best with those.
     


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    Hi i'm new to this site so thought i would use this thread to possibly get some information (not really in the know about fashion/style/fabrics) I'm going to Thailand and am going to be getting some suits made, i have had a browse at many suits and have found a few that i will get made (well replicated) Lets start with this suit (excuse the link to external sources) http://italiancart.com/giorgio-arman...12218-p-5.html http://italiancart.com/bmz_cache/1/1...ge.650x866.jpg Now it says on the site that the suit is
    Question How do i go about picking this exact material? Do i just browse through hundreds of thousands of materials, or do paterns/designs have a name to narrow down the hunt for fabric?
     


  11. aaaeeeiiiooouuu

    aaaeeeiiiooouuu Senior Member

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    Would it be completely wrong to pair this belt (Tanner Goods skinny): [​IMG] With these shoes (AE Park Avenues): [​IMG] ...for a business casual look? I'm in a pinch for time, and having trouble finding a decent belt that's skinny enough to not look wacky on me (I'm short). Edit - I also found this belt (pictured below, AE polished belt) which is relatively skinny. Only problem is that it's polished; I'm not sure how good that will look. Does the AE belt pair better w/ the AE shoes? [​IMG]
     


  12. streetminimal

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    Spring/Summer is closing in here in Australia.

    What type of fabric am I looking for in a summer suit? What colours would look good?
     


  13. porcelain monkey

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    Would it be completely wrong to pair this belt (Tanner Goods skinny): [​IMG] With these shoes (AE Park Avenues): [​IMG] ...for a business casual look? I'm in a pinch for time, and having trouble finding a decent belt that's skinny enough to not look wacky on me (I'm short). Edit - I also found this belt (pictured below, AE polished belt) which is relatively skinny. Only problem is that it's polished; I'm not sure how good that will look. Does the AE belt pair better w/ the AE shoes? [​IMG]
    I think the belt is fine, but I would not wear those shoes for Business Casual. Too formal in my opinion.
    My Brooks Brothers OCBD did this. Normal for the material to bleed like that? [​IMG]
    Not normal. Return.
    Two questions... What is a good source for over-the-calf socks in different colors and patterns for wearing with jeans and khakis? Most places only have them in very basic colors. Where can I get sports shirts for the fall in neck/sleeve length sizes? Most sites sell these shirts in S-XL (e.g. BB, Lands End), but I don't want to have to pay to have the sleeves tailored. I'm particularly interested in some casual flannel shirts or something.
    Don't know about the socks, but I have the same problem with the shirts. The only solution I know if is to find a brand that fits well enough (for me it has been Gant Rugger), buy something too big and take it to a tailor as you suggested, or go the MTM route with My Tailor or some other internet operation that can make you a shirt.
     


  14. Sander

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    Spring/Summer is closing in here in Australia.

    What type of fabric am I looking for in a summer suit? What colours would look good?


    Fabric: cotton, linen, any combination thereof, fresco (hard to find OTR)

    Color: navy, lighter blue, khaki/beige, light gray. Really depends on your skin tone. If you're fair-skinned, maybe a little reddish complexion I wouldn't go with beige for example.
     


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    Does by any chance anyone knows the maker of this? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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