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

  1. Red Glasses

    Red Glasses Senior member

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    I want a warm (wool, tweed etc) sportcoat fot autumn. An inbetween coat.

    I wondered what color to get, so it would be a staple jacket.

    Most of my pants are grey/charcoal/houndstooth, some navy and some brown.

    What color (or any particular) sportscoat do you recommend?
     


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    George Peppard in Breakfast at Tiffany's: what kind of shoes would he have worn? I'm going to a
    costume party tomorrow and need to find something resembling that. Anyone?
     


  3. borderline

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    George Peppard in Breakfast at Tiffany's: what kind of shoes would he have worn? I'm going to a
    costume party tomorrow and need to find something resembling that. Anyone?


    Wasn't he wearing boots for awhile in that movie? There are many good closeups of his shoes in the movie. I think they were black. Doubt that anyone is going to notice that level of detail though. Go with some non-square-toe black dress shoes, leather soles, and you will be fine.
     


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    College student, want to get a Bay St. internship, need a new suit. Budget is around 500, but will consider everything sub-800. Stats: 5"8 135lbs and growing Thinking 1 or 2 buttons. Navy, black or gray. Emporio Armani from Yoox? http://www.yoox.com/item.asp?cod10=49115614 Or should I go to a MTM shop in Toronto? How much will it run me for a basic (but sleek) one? Thanks.
     


  5. pitboss12

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    George Peppard in Breakfast at Tiffany's: what kind of shoes would he have worn? I'm going to a
    costume party tomorrow and need to find something resembling that. Anyone?


    I think you'll be fine with some basic black captoes or plain toe bluchers.
     


  6. pitboss12

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    Does anyone have an active STP coupon code for savings greater than 15%?

    Thanks.
     


  7. cptjeff

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    I want a warm (wool, tweed etc) sportcoat fot autumn. An inbetween coat.

    I wondered what color to get, so it would be a staple jacket.

    Most of my pants are grey/charcoal/houndstooth, some navy and some brown.

    What color (or any particular) sportscoat do you recommend?


    A gray tweed herringbone, or just a nice looking tweed. The pants you have sound pretty neutral, so you could get a fairly interestingly pattered tweed and pair it with almost anything. Olive perhaps? But certainly, if you go with the gray, it'll be a staple.

    yeah, i do think they looked a bit long when worn. plus i like to wear slim pants, which kind of emphasizes a clown-like silhouette

    luckily i found a store nearby that sells this brand, and while they dont have the same shoe, they have some similar-shaped ones, and i tried them on. turns out 8 is too small, but they dont have half sizes. hopefully the 8.5 is right when it comes in.

    if it makes a difference, i can shove my foot forward in the shoe, and i can get an extra like .5" gap between my heel and the back of the shoe.


    anyway, thanks for the help, i'm used to shoes with round toes so i'm not really sure what i'm doing with chisel toe shoes.


    If the 8.5 doesn't work, it sounds like you may need to try a sizing down with a wider width.
     


  8. Big Pun

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    What's the difference between bluchers and derbys? I know nothing about proper shoes. Anyone have a link to a site where I can learn stuff like this?? Besides SF.net please. [​IMG]
     


  9. porcelain monkey

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    What's the difference between bluchers and derbys? I know nothing about proper shoes. Anyone have a link to a site where I can learn stuff like this?? Besides SF.net please. [​IMG]

    My understanding is that derby is British usage and Blucher is American (like braces and suspenders). It refers to a shoe with open lacing. Just Google Blucher, Derby, Oxford, etc. and you will find several definitions.
     


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    ok, I bought a great brown/black herringbone sportscoat made of 'new' wool.
    Yesterday, after a dinerparty, it was raining cats & dogs and someone offered me a jacket to 'save' my coat. I accepted, but really: can't a new wool (diffenrent than normal wool?) sportcoat handle rain?????
     


  11. onix

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    ok, I bought a great brown/black herringbone sportscoat made of 'new' wool.
    Yesterday, after a dinerparty, it was raining cats & dogs and someone offered me a jacket to 'save' my coat. I accepted, but really: can't a new wool (diffenrent than normal wool?) sportcoat handle rain?????


    What's new wool? virgin wool? Then it's still wool.
     


  12. Red Glasses

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    What's new wool? virgin wool? Then it's still wool.
    That's what the label said.
    It's shaven wool, I don't know how you call it in english...
    Still doesn't answer my question though
     


  13. porcelain monkey

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    ok, I bought a great brown/black herringbone sportscoat made of 'new' wool.
    Yesterday, after a dinerparty, it was raining cats & dogs and someone offered me a jacket to 'save' my coat. I accepted, but really: can't a new wool (diffenrent than normal wool?) sportcoat handle rain?????


    Any wool sportscoat can handle rain. The sheep do not come in when it rains.
     


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    I just bought a black moncler Leblanc parka. I was wondering what kind of gloves to get
     


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    Is there a RTW suit hierarchy thread somewhere here? I did a search and couldn't find one.

    Thanks.
     


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