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

  1. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    I would say more like a POW.

    Don't be a dick, he is asking for real advice.

    I would try a blue or grey SC and see how it works.

    Mike


    Always remember Wheaton's law.

    Question: What's a good Lapel width and gorge for a peak lapel suit? It seems like the standards differ from those of notch lapel.
     
  2. robert in LA

    robert in LA Well-Known Member

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    No. They let my collar stays go.
    I find that TSA prohibits in one location what they accept in another. This can be a real nuisance. You think you have their routine down, and then you don't. To be on the safe side, I would use plastic collar stays, and put any jewelry, including my watch in my hand luggage. Shoes without laces save some inconvenience. Paris in Spring. This sounds very nice.
     
  3. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    @ acrid:

    From a distance they look grey, so you can pair them with an innumerable variety. The first thing that comes to mind is a solid navy sportcoat, solid light blue or grey shirt, and a solid brown or navy grenadine (or other woven) tie. Derbies or monks, in either black or brown.
     
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  5. runner-guy

    runner-guy Senior member

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    Opinions on these shoes? Magnanni for Neiman Marcus
    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/ca...550cat10650732


    Personally, I like them. I'm not too familiar with Magnanni, but I believe others consider them to be pretty decent in terms of quality. See if you can find them on sale though.
     
  6. runner-guy

    runner-guy Senior member

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    Anyone had experience with BB Performance Polo shirts? I found some NWT on eBay for good prices and I like that they come in slim fit, but I've never worn them.
     
  7. Sanguis Mortuum

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    1) I think of that as a houndstooth check.

    2) Overalls?


    That is not houndstooth, it is a glen check, of which parts are the same as houndstooth. A PoW check is a type of glen check, but requires a coloured window-pane over-check, so this is not a PoW.
     
  8. robert fraser

    robert fraser New Member

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    the break of the pant is a matter of taste, with full break, half break and quarter break being the guidlines. i find it varies greatly and depends on the fullness of the pant leg, the fabric and how it swings, and whether the pants are part of a suit, will be worn with a tshirt, how tall you are, how wide your hips are, etc.

    this is why i pin and walk around and even sit in every pant before i take it to a tailor. pin them up and hang out in your house for an hour or two, take shoes on and off. do your normal things and see what it feels like. obviously, a full length mirror is indispensable: glance at the length several times, come back to it. i have often spent more than 3000 bucks on a suit. you want to get the fucking hem right. if you just let the tailor do it, you are settling for his taste, which may be out of step with your own. trust yourself.
     
  9. acridsheep

    acridsheep Senior member

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    The pattern is a very busy, active one, and it is a strong pattern that embeds itself as an afterimage in the eye. Wearing such an active pattern below the waist is always a bit problematic in that it draws the viewers eye down, which is generally not where you want people to look. Still, if you were wearing these in an out-door indoor-reception in cool weather, perhaps with a pair of calfskin chukka boots, and a charcoal grey sweater knitted with a tight stitch to echo the weave of the pants, you would do all right. When you are dressing for out of doors, people view you from further away, and so busier patterns seem more muted. Also they tend to see the whole figure at once, so directing the eye up or down is less important.

    If you are going to wear them indoors. You might do all right with a bright white OBD shirt, no tie, cuffs turned up once or twice, and a pair of loafers. The bright white shirt provides a neutral back ground for the after-image which the pattern leaves on the viewers eye. And the brilliance of the white will lift the viewers gaze without fighting with the pattern. The informality of the turned up cuffs, provides some relief to the earnestness of this busy black and white check.

    You may well find that these pants, however nicely made, do not get a lot of use . . . sometimes you can do something interesting with a pattern like this, but basically, this really is the kind of garment which tends to look better on the rack of a clothiers shelves than it does on the body of any living person.

    Oh. Sorry for suggesting over-alls. Have i redeemed myself . . .


    Totally. Thank you very much for the help, and I agree they won't be in regular rotation due to their limitations.

    I would say more like a POW.

    Don't be a dick, he is asking for real advice.

    I would try a blue or grey SC and see how it works.

    Mike


    Thanks Mike. I'll give it a whirl at some point.

    @ acrid:

    From a distance they look grey, so you can pair them with an innumerable variety. The first thing that comes to mind is a solid navy sportcoat, solid light blue or grey shirt, and a solid brown or navy grenadine (or other woven) tie. Derbies or monks, in either black or brown.


    Thanks Pete!

    That is not houndstooth, it is a glen check, of which parts are the same as houndstooth. A PoW check is a type of glen check, but requires a coloured window-pane over-check, so this is not a PoW.

    And now I know.
     
  10. wdibbern

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    I've been trying to figure out dressy / casual-dressy shoes and have run across the great square-toe debate more than a few times. I still don't understand what type of toe is desired in a shoe. I'm looking to pick some dressy oxfords up for suit days, and something I can wear with jeans as well. Anyone have any direction to provide on current trends?

    Also side note, my buddy has said that something like this is not a square toe, but is called something else...is that true?
    http://www1.macys.com/catalog/produc...tegoryID=27585

    Thanks for the help!
     
  11. Patek14

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    I might call that an apron toe shoe but its still really square to me. That might be a mis label on my part. Oh and if you are looking for trends and fads, this is the wrong place to go. Square toes are very common fpr the twenty somethings, but hated here for those who favor a traditional english rounded toe. I prefer rounded toes...
     
  12. rmanoj

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    I suppose that you could call that a squarish chisel toe? Either way, you should definitely stay away from shoes like those. Also, I'm not sure whether you have the correct definition of "Oxford" shoe. It's quite a loose term in American English, but an Oxford is still supposed to have laces - the description of those CKs is really misleading.
     
  13. csoukoulis

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    i think i just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
     
  14. Patek14

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    I have a 40 short suit that fit very well. I think lost about 11-12 lbs and 38 fits much better than 40. Can a 40 be taken in enough to fit like a 38 without throwing proportions off?
     
  15. acecow

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    How much material is needed to make an ascot or cravat? Does anyone know or own one and can check? Thank you.
     
  16. onix

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    How much material is needed to make an ascot or cravat? Does anyone know or own one and can check? Thank you.

    The standard size of an ascot is 6" x 48", and is often consisted of 2 pieces sewed together face to face. So given an inch for sewing -> 7" x 49". At the bottom line, you need two pieces of 7" x 49".
     
  17. noob in 89

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    I've got a white linen shirt with faint blue stripes. If I soaked it in a bowl of wine, could I end up with a pink and blue, RLPL-ish colored linen shirt, or just a ruined one?

    (This always seems to work on TV [​IMG] ).
     
  18. Spaghettimatt

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    Two questions on Allen Edmonds shoes before I pull the trigger here:

    1. AE mcallisters in walnut for 240. Is this a good deal or can I get them cheaper new?

    2. This will be my second pair of shoes for my second suit. I already own a charcoal suit and black park aves. I am buyimg a navy suit soon and need a brown/tan pair. really like the walnut mcallisters but also have the option of brown strands. Can I make the walnut mcallisters work or are the brown strands safer?
     
  19. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    A slightly stupid q, but here goes ... If you had to guess the collar height and length of the collar (at point) what would it be ? [​IMG]
     
  20. DonOllie

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    2. This will be my second pair of shoes for my second suit. I already own a charcoal suit and black park aves. I am buyimg a navy suit soon and need a brown/tan pair. really like the walnut mcallisters but also have the option of brown strands. Can I make the walnut mcallisters work or are the brown strands safer?

    Walnut will look great with the navy suit, but for my taste the McAllisters have just too much broguing to be worn with a suit. I would go for walnut Strands, or even a cleaner model like FA or PA.
     

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