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

  1. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    This is my first post in this forum. Let`s not kill this chicken, boys. I am wondering what this kind of shirt is known as: http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/u...g?t=1267786037 I would like to use it along a dress and a bow tie, and therefore, I want a different collar than the one in the picture. However, that`s the only shirt I`ve found in a shop, so I am clueless here. Thanks for any help, Erlend
    That's a wing-collar tuxedo shirt that is technically proper for white-tie formal affairs. For black-tie events, the turn-down collar tuxedo shirt (see http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3063050) is appropriate. I'm not sure what you mean by using it "along a dress and a bow tie," but neither shirt is appropriate for anything other than white or black tie wear.
     
  2. Erlendsen

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    That's a wing-collar tuxedo shirt that is technically proper for white-tie formal affairs. For black-tie events, the turn-down collar tuxedo shirt (see http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3063050) is appropriate. I'm not sure what you mean by using it "along a dress and a bow tie," but neither shirt is appropriate for anything other than white or black tie wear.

    Okay, thanks for the help!

    I got inspired by the movie American Psycho, where Patrick Bateman wears a black tuxedo, that kind of shirt, and a bow tie. Is that a fashion faux pas?
     
  3. SnarlPatrick

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    What brand is the tie on the left? It only has that symbol and no name. (pictured next to the Versace tie I got today for 50 cents)

    [​IMG]
     
  4. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Okay, thanks for the help!

    I got inspired by the movie American Psycho, where Patrick Bateman wears a black tuxedo, that kind of shirt, and a bow tie. Is that a fashion faux pas?

    Yes, but a relatively common one since many people wear wing collars with black tie attire. Perhaps its frequency makes it less egregious? I don't know. I just wear a turn-down collar with black tie.
     
  5. deadly7

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    What do people do with hats/gloves in overcoats? They aren't something I can't afford to have with me currently, but putting them in my coat's pockets make me look pregnant.
     
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    What do people do with hats/gloves in overcoats? They aren't something I can't afford to have with me currently, but putting them in my coat's pockets make me look pregnant.

    I put my gloves in the the breast pocket, but I have a waxed cotton driving jacket, so the pocket's size makes that a bit easier. No idea what you mean by a hat, as you can't put hats in overcoats?
     
  7. deadly7

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    I put my gloves in the the breast pocket, but I have a waxed cotton driving jacket, so the pocket's size makes that a bit easier. No idea what you mean by a hat, as you can't put hats in overcoats?

    I guess instead of "hat" I meant more "beanie". I have a couple pairs of gloves: one slim and one thick and warm. The thick ones create a large bulge.
     
  8. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    what happened to manton
     
  9. chenzhongbi

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    Is a pair of resoled vintage FLORSHEIM inferior to the one with orginal soles? I have an eye on a pair of wingtips on ebay.
     
  10. whizod

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    http://men.brownsshoes.com/eng_ca/pr...llSeason/21376

    I recently bought these because I loved the way they look and were the last pair in my size, on sale.

    As much as I love these boots I have two issues with them.
    1) The soles of these boots have absolutely no grip on them, what can you guys suggest to add grip to these shoes?

    2) The left boot feels tight where the laces begin at the bottom, and so when the boot flexes the crease formed pinches down against my foot. Is there something I can do about this?

    Thanks again!
     
  11. Flea Spray

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    Sorry if this is a naive question, but I just bought a black off-the-peg suit jacket that has a loosely stitched blue thread across the top of the shoulders. I've seen this sort of thing before on more expensive jackets, but it's never been on one I've bought before. So what is it and what's it for?

    I assume I'm supposed to cut it off, as it's the same blue thread that's been used to loosely stitch the side vents shut.

    I've attached a photo.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. deadly7

    deadly7 Senior member

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    Sorry if this is a naive question, but I just bought a black off-the-peg suit jacket that has a loosely stitched blue thread across the top of the shoulders. I've seen this sort of thing before on more expensive jackets, but it's never been on one I've bought before. So what is it and what's it for?

    I assume I'm supposed to cut it off, as it's the same blue thread that's been used to loosely stitch the side vents shut.

    I've attached a photo.


    Cut it off. Not sure what its utility is, I'm guessing mostly eye-catching (eg how Isaia is red).
     
  13. yesssir

    yesssir Senior member

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    How do I upload an image on this forum? Every time I try it says my file is too large.
     
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    Is a pair of resoled vintage FLORSHEIM inferior to the one with orginal soles? I have an eye on a pair of wingtips on ebay.

    As long as the resoling was done well, they should be fine.
     
  16. Archivist

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    Sorry if this is a naive question, but I just bought a black off-the-peg suit jacket that has a loosely stitched blue thread across the top of the shoulders. I've seen this sort of thing before on more expensive jackets, but it's never been on one I've bought before. So what is it and what's it for?

    I assume I'm supposed to cut it off, as it's the same blue thread that's been used to loosely stitch the side vents shut.

    I've attached a photo.


    It's called basting. As Deadly7 says, just remove it.
     
  17. Archivist

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    what happened to manton

    Read through transmod for early December. Sad pathetic little spectacle.
     
  18. Archivist

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    1) The soles of these boots have absolutely no grip on them, what can you guys suggest to add grip to these shoes?

    Leather soles? Walking around in them/scuffing up the soles a bit will help. Take them to a cobbler and have topy put on. If they are not leather and they have not traction, no idea.

    If that does not get better after a few wears, describe it to your cobbler, stretching a little may help.
     
  19. Archivist

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    Okay, thanks for the help! I got inspired by the movie American Psycho, where Patrick Bateman wears a black tuxedo, that kind of shirt, and a bow tie. Is that a fashion faux pas?
    It can be done, but it's not the usual thing these days. If you do it, you must wear a tied bow tie, not one of those clip on things. And it looks much better with a shirt with a detachable collar. Wing collar shirts with the attached collar just never look correct. See this: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=&sectionsize= This is white tie, but you can see how substantial the collar is: http://ferdyonfilms.com/gosford_park_6.jpg And here: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0viO-Dm52s...tieWooster.jpg An attached collar will just look more anemic. And here: http://www.blacktieguide.com/Contemporary/Shirt.htm Nice picture of attached vs. detached.
     
  20. iamjammin

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    does a white pocket square tv fold have to be paired with a white shirt? Could one do it in the pocket of a tweed jacket, with say, a blue oxford?
     

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