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

  1. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    Is there any place I'd have a snowball's chance in hell of finding a seersucker suit in something close to a size 34?

    Rogues Gallery has seer sucker suit seperates in red and blue. The size small fits me like a 36. You could probably buy it and have it altered to fit you like a 34.
     


  2. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    What is more formal (i.e. apropriate for wearing with a city suit) - a full brogue (wingtip) balmoral or a half brogue (Captoe with medallion) balmoral?
     


  3. onix

    onix Senior member

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    What is more formal (i.e. apropriate for wearing with a city suit) - a full brogue (wingtip) balmoral or a half brogue (Captoe with medallion) balmoral?

    The closer the shoes to plain captoes, the more formal they appear. Hence half brogue is more formal than full brogue.
     


  4. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    The closer the shoes to plain captoes, the more formal they appear. Hence half brogue is more formal than full brogue.

    Thanks!
     


  5. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Dark chambray shirt and camel/khaki blazer. Good look, bad look, or meh? [​IMG] (Don't mind the stupid poses)
    My opinion--no. Too hipster for me. Then again, I am on the conservative side of things... I am one of those people who would never wear a tie with jeans. I think this is more of an issue with whether or not this kind of look would fit into your personal style.
     


  6. Newstyle

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    28 year college student-Alden Indy 403s or Alden Longwing bluchers? Plus which would be more versatile?
    I want both but can only get one.
     


  7. PaulYAY

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    Hi, I'm crossing over from SW&D in hopes that you guys know something about banded collar button downs? I'm looking for any brands/webshops that might have slim fitting banded collar dress or casual shirts. Or perhaps an online MTM shop that does these? Thanks
     


  8. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    jrd617 that's a great look if you can pull it off, casual and masculine. but then the supermodel bod in the photo could pull anything off
     


  9. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    28 year college student-Alden Indy 403s or Alden Longwing bluchers? Plus which would be more versatile?
    I want both but can only get one.


    These are two very different kind of shoes - or to be more precise, one is a boot and one a shoe. For versatility, the longwing would have to win because you can wear it with a suit or with jeans. If you don't wear a suit so much (or at all), the Indys would probably be better especially if you are in a colder climate. If you plan to wear them only casually, you probably don't want to be known as the guy in the wingtips all the time.
     


  10. bleachboy

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    These are two very different kind of shoes - or to be more precise, one is a boot and one a shoe. For versatility, the longwing would have to win because you can wear it with a suit or with jeans. If you don't wear a suit so much (or at all), the Indys would probably be better especially if you are in a colder climate. If you plan to wear them only casually, you probably don't want to be known as the guy in the wingtips all the time.

    I agree with this. I'm 37 and I wear boots much less frequently than wingtips. But as a college student, you should go with the Indys. Much more appropriate with jeans and khakis and all that.
     


  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i just found a black 100% wool zegna suit for about $650 the label read "ermengildo zegna" with a large "Z" behind it what line is this and is this a good find[​IMG]
     


  12. mrtef3

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    Hi, I'm crossing over from SW&D in hopes that you guys know something about banded collar button downs? I'm looking for any brands/webshops that might have slim fitting banded collar dress or casual shirts. Or perhaps an online MTM shop that does these? Thanks
    J. Peterman, and have them tailored?
     


  13. bleachboy

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    i just found a black 100% wool zegna suit for about $650 the label read "ermengildo zegna" with a large "Z" behind it what line is this and is this a good find[​IMG]

    That's a new-model mainline Zegna. $650 is cheap compared to retail, but you could probably do better. More importantly, what do you need a black suit for?
     


  14. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    That's a new-model mainline Zegna. $650 is cheap compared to retail, but you could probably do better. More importantly, what do you need a black suit for?

    i was always told you should have a black suit and i no longer have one is this adage incorrect
     


  15. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Pull the tag out of the pocket. Under FIT it should say one of

    Rom aka ROMA
    MIL aka Milano (I'm too lazy to check but I think it's MIL)
    TRL something like for traveller.

    The label will also list fabric makeup. Drop.

    Does it fit you?

    Most people here don't like black suits. Not a great choice for your first suit.
     


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