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

  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    What is the sizing like for AE shoes? I'm thinking of picking up a pair of strands and park avenues

    Pretty true to size. The 5 last, which the PA is on, runs somewhat long and narrow. Not sure on the strands, but I think they have a last guide on their site.
     
  2. ewc

    ewc Active Member

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    So I thought I'd get a suit made up on a recent trip to Hong Kong late last year. I walked into the store, armed with most of the basics this forum dishes out to newbies. I opened my mouth to speak to the guy, and...the next thing I knew, I was back in my hotel room with a suit bag hanging in the closet. Supposedly, ten days had passed. And, supposedly, a couple of fittings as well.

    How did I do? Besides the jacket sleeves, I can't help but shake the feeling it's a little too boxy. Maybe something about the quarters being too closed?

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Would appreciate some comments before I took it to the tailors about those sleeves.
     
  3. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    This morning, grabbed a black vest from my closet and wore it out with black pants, black jacket, lavender shirt and tie. However, once I went out into daylight, realized the vest was navy!

    Could the navy vest still work with the black pants and jacket if there are small navy flowers in the tie I'm wearing?


    no. sorry, man.
     
  4. onix

    onix Senior member

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    So I thought I'd get a suit made up on a recent trip to Hong Kong late last year. I walked into the store, armed with most of the basics this forum dishes out to newbies. I opened my mouth to speak to the guy, and...the next thing I knew, I was back in my hotel room with a suit bag hanging in the closet. Supposedly, ten days had passed. And, supposedly, a couple of fittings as well.

    How did I do? Besides the jacket sleeves, I can't help but shake the feeling it's a little too boxy. Maybe something about the quarters being too closed?

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Would appreciate some comments before I took it to the tailors about those sleeves.


    Quarters too closed. Buttoning point is a bit high. Boxiness or not is really subjective, on average it's fine. There is a slight break under the elbow of the left arm, is it always there?
     
  5. milkisgood

    milkisgood New Member

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    What is a good shirt color for a dark grey pinstripe suit?
    This will be worn as business professional for interviews or similar events.
     
  6. flyguy7

    flyguy7 Senior member

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    Mostly an SW&D guy, but I'm trying to get some nicer stuff for work, though $ is an issue. Found these on yoox and they generally don't look too offensive. Any thoughts on Ciro Lendini or experience with the brand? is this thing gonna fall apart on me or does it actually look terrible in person?
    http://www1.yoox.com/item.asp?tskay=...=sr_shoesmen80
    [​IMG]
     
  7. madstaxbro

    madstaxbro Senior member

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    Can't imagine I'll get much help but can anybody ID this guy? I see him in menswear catalogs and ads all the time. [​IMG]
     
  8. drmmr

    drmmr Senior member

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    What's the general opinion on Alfred Sargent footwear, namely the Country range?
     
  9. corona951

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    I'm a pretty fashion forward guy but I bought this navy blue Burberry trench and nothing I try seems to go! The trench itself is short length and really dark navy, I want to wear it kinda business casual like with some slacks and button up....etc.... Could even go with a suit. Could you give me some slack/shirt/cardigan combos as well as suit/shirt combos?

    BTW I'm not a skinny guy but I'm not enormous either : 6'1, 190 lbs, shirt size: L


    Thanks guys in advance .
     
  10. illych

    illych New Member

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    Hi there, does anyone know what kind of jacket this guy is wearing? Does anyone recognise a designer? Thanks.

     
  11. zerostyle

    zerostyle Senior member

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    Is there such a thing as a "3 roll 1" suit/blazer?

    I just saw a J Press blazer at the local thrift store that was 3 button, but the 2 top buttons were on the underside of the roll, making it essentially look like a 1-button jacket.

    Anyone ever seen this before?

    Also, it was 100% wool, but the wool looked and felt "fuzzier" than regular wool. What is the name for this?
     
  12. madstaxbro

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  13. GiltEdge

    GiltEdge Senior member

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    What Creed fragrance is always being sprayed at Bergdorfs, and introduced as "their best selling fragrance"
     
  14. wetnose

    wetnose Senior member

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    So I thought I'd get a suit made up on a recent trip to Hong Kong late last year. I walked into the store, armed with most of the basics this forum dishes out to newbies. I opened my mouth to speak to the guy, and...the next thing I knew, I was back in my hotel room with a suit bag hanging in the closet. Supposedly, ten days had passed. And, supposedly, a couple of fittings as well.

    How did I do? Besides the jacket sleeves, I can't help but shake the feeling it's a little too boxy. Maybe something about the quarters being too closed?

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Would appreciate some comments before I took it to the tailors about those sleeves.


    It could probably do with a wee bit of waist suppression. Sleeves can be taken in by .5". Quarters are also too closed but a good tailor can fix that.

    In the future, your shoulders could probably extend out .25" each way to give the jacket more shape. Also see if they can do a bit more structure in the shoulders too.

    Who was the tailor?
     
  15. wetnose

    wetnose Senior member

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    I'm a pretty fashion forward guy but I bought this navy blue Burberry trench and nothing I try seems to go! The trench itself is short length and really dark navy, I want to wear it kinda business casual like with some slacks and button up....etc.... Could even go with a suit. Could you give me some slack/shirt/cardigan combos as well as suit/shirt combos?

    BTW I'm not a skinny guy but I'm not enormous either : 6'1, 190 lbs, shirt size: L

    Thanks guys in advance .


    Navy is a neutral so it should go with everything. The problem is that it looks too dark so what you need are lighter colors to really make it pop.

    I suggest a fire engine red V neck, white shirt with khaki chinos. Either that or try a pastel yellow or lime green V neck. No dark colors (e.g. forest green, burgundy, black).

    If you're wearing a suit, then definitely mid grey. Actually, only mid grey.
     
  16. RW1982

    RW1982 New Member

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    Quarters too closed. Buttoning point is a bit high. Boxiness or not is really subjective, on average it's fine. There is a slight break under the elbow of the left arm, is it always there?
    Not too bad, I would adjust the left pitch a little as well, unless you are extending the arm a little unintentionally. I would consider reducing the pant leg a bit, it seems that it folds a bit too much at the back. I would also adjust the shoulder pads a bit, take in the waist of the coat, and shorten the sleeves.
     
  17. zerostyle

    zerostyle Senior member

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    Looking for suggestions for a business-casual lightweight coat for spring/fall.

    Typical work outfit is a button-down dress shirt + medium gray slacks.

    Should I just go with black/charcoal? Other ideas?

    Under $150 please preferrably under $100.
     
  18. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Hi im in highschool and looking for a simple concert dress clothes i got the shirt and pants picked out im just not sure what kind of tie, shoes, belt, and socks i should wear.
    this is what i have so far...
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    Brown shoes, brown belt. Perhaps a desert boot or chukka. Any tie should be slim and dark, but if that shirt does not button fairly snugly around your neck, do not wear a tie.
     
  19. svd

    svd Senior member

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    What is a good shirt color for a dark grey pinstripe suit? This will be worn as business professional for interviews or similar events.
    Don't get tricky for an interview outfit. White or light blue, no stripe or pattern. There is a reason these are wardrobe basics.
     
  20. svd

    svd Senior member

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    Brown shoes, brown belt. Perhaps a desert boot or chukka. Any tie should be slim and dark, but if that shirt does not button fairly snugly around your neck, do not wear a tie.

    Bag the tie unless it is a requirement.
     

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