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

  1. mic

    mic Senior member

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    got it. any recommendations? i'm looking for a sterling silver, non flashy, "matches with anything" tie bar.

    Howard Yount sells a $35 tie bar that matches this description. If you follow a link from the forum I believe it would help support the collective.


    cheers,
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  2. mic

    mic Senior member

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    any advice on getting a long coat/overcoat without it looking like a dress? i'm tall and skinny. thanks.

    Any overcoat you buy will likely have too much material, making it baggy. Bring it to a tailor and tell them you want it to be more fitted. If you don't have a tailor, the salesperson should be able to recommend one. Ought to cost under $50.
     
  3. bleachboy

    bleachboy Senior member

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    got it. any recommendations? i'm looking for a sterling silver, non flashy, "matches with anything" tie bar.

    It isn't sterling silver (which tarnishes, yo) but they sell one at Target for under ten bucks that's 100% generic.
     
  4. acridsheep

    acridsheep Senior member

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    got it. any recommendations? i'm looking for a sterling silver, non flashy, "matches with anything" tie bar.

    I bought mine on www.thetiebar.com

    $15

    I see no reason to pay a shit ton of money for a tie clip.
     
  5. svd

    svd Senior member

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    About getting a good deal? Do you have some sort of Protestant guilt over it?

    Probably more concerned about getting factory seconds or something like that.

    If he is an authorized dealer that shouldn't be a concern. More likely the retail markup on the shoe is about 30% and he is offering to split that with you so you don't try on the shoe in his shop and then buy the shoe for a better rate off of a website.
     
  6. Slopho

    Slopho Senior member

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    My local NM last call only carries Hickey Freeman suits. How can I tell if they are mainline or not?
     
  7. deejonaze

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    I don't ever think overcoats look like dresses, as long as they open in the front, and don't trail on the floor...?

    Any overcoat you buy will likely have too much material, making it baggy. Bring it to a tailor and tell them you want it to be more fitted. If you don't have a tailor, the salesperson should be able to recommend one. Ought to cost under $50.

    it's mainly when i try it on and button it up it looks TOO fitted? i don't know..something about it makes it look "feminine." maybe i need to look for a thicker/different material that goes with my body type. thanks for the replies!
     
  8. Nicola

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    it's mainly when i try it on and button it up it looks TOO fitted? i don't know..something about it makes it look "feminine." maybe i need to look for a thicker/different material that goes with my body type. thanks for the replies!

    Wait you want it baggier? Are you buying the right size?

    If you're skinny there aren't too many brands you shouldn't be finding baggy.
     
  9. Bartlebooth

    Bartlebooth Senior member

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    When is an OCBD not an OCBD? Or is any shirt with button-down collars an OCBD, in common parlance, even if it's a lighter, thinner cloth than a true oxford cloth?
     
  10. deejonaze

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    Wait you want it baggier? Are you buying the right size?

    If you're skinny there aren't too many brands you shouldn't be finding baggy.


    Maybe the fit does look right and I do the non-SF thing to do and bring the girlfriend when I shop because she's the one who said it looks like a dress. She usually has good taste in general though. Yes I'm making excuses [​IMG].
     
  11. ToledoStyle

    ToledoStyle Senior member

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    Hi there guys.

    I was wondering what your thoughts were on this briefcase bag.

    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/a...0353/30353.jsp

    Its not big enough for my laptop but I have a chance to get it for 50$.. would like to hear your guys' opinions on it. I'm not a male-bag wearer kind of guy but would make an exception for trips on the plane etc for a carry on and if its needed. Should I purchase this anyways?

    Thank you.
     
  12. pstoller

    pstoller Senior member

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    I was wondering what your thoughts were on this briefcase bag.

    Its not big enough for my laptop but I have a chance to get it for 50$.. would like to hear your guys' opinions on it. I'm not a male-bag wearer kind of guy but would make an exception for trips on the plane etc for a carry on and if its needed. Should I purchase this anyways?


    If what you really need is a laptop bag, then don't buy that one at any price. If you need a small carry-on bag in addition to a laptop bag, that'll do nicely.
     
  13. jc4jax

    jc4jax Well-Known Member

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    I am a college kid and I am going to a high school friend's wedding in San Francisco. Its going to a semi casual attire affair. I recently purchased a single button jacket (link below) as I only have one suit in my wardrobe currently and was wanting to expand.
    My question is what is your preference of trouser color to match with a charcoal heather jacket like this? Should the jacket be lighter than the trouser? vice versa?

    http://www.amazon.com/Calvin-Klein-S...206259&sr=8-12
     
  14. dah328

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    I am a college kid and I am going to a high school friend's wedding in San Francisco. Its going to a semi casual attire affair. I recently purchased a single button jacket (link below) as I only have one suit in my wardrobe currently and was wanting to expand. My question is what is your preference of trouser color to match with a charcoal heather jacket like this? Should the jacket be lighter than the trouser? vice versa?
    Solid gray really isn't a good choice for an odd jacket. If I were you, I would get matching trousers and make a suit of it. If you choose not to, you really need trousers in a contrasting color. That rules out gray, which is probably the single best trouser color, and leaves you with navy, black, and possibly brown of which the former two are questionable choices.
     
  15. Archivist

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    I am a college kid and I am going to a high school friend's wedding in San Francisco. Its going to a semi casual attire affair. I recently purchased a single button jacket (link below) as I only have one suit in my wardrobe currently and was wanting to expand. My question is what is your preference of trouser color to match with a charcoal heather jacket like this? Should the jacket be lighter than the trouser? vice versa?
    That's an orphaned suit jacket, and it's never going to be anything else. Not that 99.9% of San Francisco would care. Lighter pants only. Not gray, in any shade.
     
  16. kellgy

    kellgy Senior member

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    It should be fine. There are many lurkers, and they registered only when they need to buy. The majority of my items are sold to these members. - Use normal paypal payment (NOT personal payment) - Ship with tracking, preferably by printing out from PayPal. - If for any reasons you don't feel comfortable selling (unconfirmed foreign address, etc.,), politely decline.
    This is true. I lurked until I wanted to buy. Then I posted twice to start the process. Now I occasionally post if I think I have something useful for others to read. Other than that I don't post much and have purchased from more than one seller. I might suggest communicating with the buyer to get a "feel" for them but I think most buyers here are okay. If one wants to create havoc it is highly unlikely it will be through purchasing an item on B & S.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I'm having trouble pairing this Banana Republic dress shirt (white with somewhat-subtle light olive green pinstripes) with a tie. I have a green/gray plaid tie but seems like too much "green." Any suggestions?

    Thanks fellas.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    It is a 2011 Zegna Soft. Real or fake? Thoughts?

    [​IMG]


    Unless they brought Soft back I don't think soft has been made in years.
     
  20. cptjeff

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    http://www3.assets-gap.com/Asset_Archive/BRWeb/Assets/Product/812/812994/big/br812994-00vliv01.jpg[/IMG
    I'm having trouble pairing this Banana Republic dress shirt (white with somewhat-subtle light olive green pinstripes) with a tie. I have a green/gray plaid tie but seems like too much "green." Any suggestions?

    Thanks fellas.

    [IMG]https://www.styleforum.net/images/smilies/bigstar[1].gif


    Burgundy, navy, black, purple... anything but something with a similar stripe. That's a very neutral shirt.
     

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