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  1. ArteEtLabore14

    ArteEtLabore14 Senior member

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    Thoughts on this blazer?

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    I can get it for a good price and would wear with jeans or khakis, mostly for going out or semi-formal occasions.
     
  2. perriti

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    Allen Edmonds might be available on your budget, but if you have to have them by the weekend, you would have to pay full retail unless you stumble on a sale, and that would probably put them out of your price range. If you can find them in your budget, that's your shoe.

    And yes, a black captoe (park avenue) would be the conservative, can't go wrong route. But IMO, they're yawn inducing. A (black) punchcap (fifth avenue) adds some interest, and is still perfectly appropriate for any situation you would ever find yourself in, apart from Black tie, where you would want patent leather or highly polished black captoes only.

    If Allen Edmonds is out of range, Florsheim or Johnson and Murphy would be pretty good bets.


    Thanks for the advice. Anybody have an idea where to pick up a pair in Toronto? I work in Markham and live in Etobicoke, so preferably around those areas.
     
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    Do you think that shortening a pea coat is a bad idea? I'm thinking that by shortening it I'll be changing the proportions that have been chosen by it's designer.

    My problem is that I have a svelte body and I'm too short, and I baught a pea coat 2 months ago and I'm feeling that it's too long.
     
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    I got my suit drycleaned a couple of weeks ago. After a business trip, it has lost a bit of its crease. Thanks to SF, I know I'm not supposed to get it drycleaned again, but what am I supposed to ask my cleaners to do? Press it? I'm just searching for the correct terminology.
     
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    I got my suit drycleaned a couple of weeks ago. After a business trip, it has lost a bit of its crease. Thanks to SF, I know I'm not supposed to get it drycleaned again, but what am I supposed to ask my cleaners to do? Press it? I'm just searching for the correct terminology.

    You can ask to have it pressed only, or if it needs freshening up you can have it steamed and pressed where they will blow steam through it and then press it but you won't get it exposed to harsh chemicals and it won't come back with that disgusting pissy smell that sometimes happens with dry cleaning.
     
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    Thanks, Ice Man. You can be my wingman any day.
     
  7. mickey711

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    So, which Kent Wang knit tie should I get? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm leaning towards the pink / brown one but they all look so nice...
     
  8. dah328

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    Thoughts on this blazer? I can get it for a good price and would wear with jeans or khakis, mostly for going out or semi-formal occasions.
    The traditionalists would say that a solid gray odd jacket looks like an orphaned suit coat and that semi-formal occasions call for a tuxedo and they would be right on both counts. It seems, though, that you are asking about it from more of a SW&D perspective. If that's the case, you might get a better response over there. I will say that a dark gray jacket is not the best pairing for khakis, though.
     
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    Is a 2/1 double breasted shawl collar DJ dated?

    It looks similar to the jacket below, but with a slightly different lapel.

    It's not so much dated as weird. I'd stick with a more common button configuration for a DB DJ.
     
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    What is Mabitex? I gather its a line of slim dress pants... but why does it seem to be so highly regarded on Styleforum? Where is it sold? I see a lot of them on the B&S forum now, but when I google Mabitex, I don't learn much (the website sure is terrible!)
    There is at least one and probably several long threads in the Men's Clothing forum that discuss the qualities of Incotex and Mabitex trousers. I would think that a simple search would locate them.
     
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    Im a college kid starting my wardobe. Bank is having a one day sale on their signature gold suits (I know they arent the best) for $320. Should I jump on this and buy a couple basic colors?
    No. If you don't have an urgent need for several new suits right now, the worst thing that you could do is go out and buy a bunch of poor/mediocre ones right now. Keep an eye for the really good deals on quality suits and acquire a higher quality wardrobe that way.
     
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    No. If you don't have an urgent need for several new suits right now, the worst thing that you could do is go out and buy a bunch of poor/mediocre ones right now. Keep an eye for the really good deals on quality suits and acquire a higher quality wardrobe that way.

    The Jos. A bank stuff isn't the best, but it's more then good enough for somebody just starting with a professional wardrobe. A few basics would be a good idea if he's going to be working in a professional environment anytime soon. Remember that people coming out of college have a fair bit of debt and aren't getting paid the big bucks yet. He would be well advised to save the kiton for when he can afford it and buy the decent enough Jos A Bank stuff until he can afford nicer stuff.

    I wouldn't get more then a few basics or so though. This is the stepping stone, not the lifelong wardrobe.

    So, which Kent Wang knit tie should I get?

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    I'm leaning towards the pink / brown one but they all look so nice...


    I love the dots. That one gets my vote.


    Is a 2/1 double breasted shawl collar DJ dated?

    It looks similar to the jacket below, but with a slightly different lapel.


    The cut of the one you posted is just weird. If the jacket you're looking at is cut like that one, steer clear. But a 2x1 in itself isn't really associated with any particular time period- it's been around for as long as the tux has been used, and has always been a moderately eccentric option. If ever in my life I have need for a bespoke tux, I'm getting one in that configuration with the quarters cut way open to echo a one button.
     
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    Thanks, Ice Man. You can be my wingman any day.

    Negative Ghostrider but you can be mine!
     
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    Similar makers, nearly identical shoes.... There are only two real differences between the two brands. On is the 270 degree welt of alden versus the 360 degree welt of AE, the only effect of which is the slimness of the heel. There is also a steel shank in the alden, which will make the alden more supportive and thus somewhat more comfortable for standing for longer periods of time, but much much more annoying if you want to go through a metal detector without taking off your shoes.

    If you're comfortable with the price on either, I would go with the alden.
     

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