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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

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

  1. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    Less a quick question, but rather than cluttering up the board:

    I assume this has been asked before, but I'm trying to build a cheap but workable business collection. I'm on a very limited budget, so I'm looking for several key versatile pieces that can be used a couple times a week without being that guy that wears the same thing everyday.

    Basically, the absolute minimum in clothing that would allow me to work 5-6 days a week without overly repeating items.

    I'm thinking: Charcoal Suit, Navy Suit, A few shirts, a few ties, a couple v-neck sweaters to wear under the suits occasionally, 2 x trousers (colours?), a blazer (navy, gray, something else?), and one pair of black shoes.

    Now, I've searched for similar topics but have been unable to find one. If this is deserving of a thread, I'll repost it as one. Otherwise, opinions and links welcome.

    L.R.


    You will need more than one pair of shoes. Get a pair of brown wingtips and maybe some oxblood/burgundy oxfords. Some brown captoes would be good as well.
     
  2. Farside

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    I have a suit jacket from an older Perry Ellis suit. The front breast pocket is only half and inch deep Not deep enough for a pocket square. Is this common in certain style suits? Can it be easily altered by a tailor?
     
  3. onix

    onix Senior member

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    I have a suit jacket from an older Perry Ellis suit. The front breast pocket is only half and inch deep Not deep enough for a pocket square. Is this common in certain style suits? Can it be easily altered by a tailor?

    It's very likely that the pocket opening was sewed shut. This is always the case with new jacket. Check whether you can slit it open. Of course, it can be a fake pocket indeed.
     
  4. Seand03

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    This is my first suit, i got it for free. I probably would have picked a different one if i was paying, buy hey they price was right.
    [​IMG]

    I want to round it off with a nice bold tie, pocket square and fedora. The idea about a black shirt was ill-conceived. Im thinking im going with white, lt blue, or pink (although i dont know how i feel about a pink shirt, ive never owned one). With this in mind can i get some suggestions on color schemes? As far as picking a pocket square, do i want something that will contrast my shirt/tie, or something that matches? Ide really like to work some orange in there if possible, without looking tackie.


    I know pinstripes are a wedding nono, however they are very light and from a distance you cant tell its pin stripped. Its either this or black slacks and a white long sleeve button up. I want to look nice and sharp, and the suit looks pretty good on me. The other is kinda, Blah...
     
  5. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    This is my first suit, i got it for free. I probably would have picked a different one if i was paying, buy hey they price was right.
    [​IMG]

    I want to round it off with a nice bold tie, pocket square and fedora. The idea about a black shirt was ill-conceived. Im thinking im going with white, lt blue, or pink (although i dont know how i feel about a pink shirt, ive never owned one). With this in mind can i get some suggestions on color schemes? As far as picking a pocket square, do i want something that will contrast my shirt/tie, or something that matches? Ide really like to work some orange in there if possible, without looking tackie.


    I know pinstripes are a wedding nono, however they are very light and from a distance you cant tell its pin stripped. Its either this or black slacks and a white long sleeve button up. I want to look nice and sharp, and the suit looks pretty good on me. The other is kinda, Blah...


    Whatever you do, don't dress like the model. Gray suit + gray tie + gray shirt = [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Forget the fedora. Forget the orange (it goes better with navy anyway). Keep it simple: white shirt, navy or burgandy tie, white pocket square.
     
  6. Espresso

    Espresso Senior member

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    any quality socks available? keke wanting to buy something comfy ! for my feet.
     
  7. wetnose

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    Less a quick question, but rather than cluttering up the board:

    Basically, the absolute minimum in clothing that would allow me to work 5-6 days a week without overly repeating items.

    I'm thinking: Charcoal Suit, Navy Suit, A few shirts, a few ties, a couple v-neck sweaters to wear under the suits occasionally, 2 x trousers (colours?), a blazer (navy, gray, something else?), and one pair of black shoes.

    Now, I've searched for similar topics but have been unable to find one. If this is deserving of a thread, I'll repost it as one. Otherwise, opinions and links welcome.

    L.R.


    That's a decent selection.

    Trousers: navy windowpane, charcoal herringbone and for the summer, a midgrey openweave.

    Shoes: suggest at least 1 pair of brown chukkas/chelseas - very versatile shoes.

    I'd also suggest a trench coat and a scarf.
     
  8. Texastyle

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    I could use some SF advice on shoes. I have a charcoal suit and I am planning on getting a navy suit in the near future. I want to be a little fashion forward and go with something like a walnut color (maybe the allen edmonds strand) but I wanted some input on what you guys think would look best. Thanks in advance!
     
  9. Joffre1922

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    Joffre, why are you asking here and not AAAC? Whatever. Can you provide a link to the reference list you're talking about? I don't understand your question at all.

    sorry, my question is..do I need to pay import tax when i purchase shoes from a UK website? Like when the package reach US cutoms
    i.e from www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk

    thanks
     
  10. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    Less a quick question, but rather than cluttering up the board:


    I'm thinking: Charcoal Suit, Navy Suit, A few shirts, a few ties, a couple v-neck sweaters to wear under the suits occasionally, 2 x trousers (colours?), a blazer (navy, gray, something else?), and one pair of black shoes.


    If you have a limited wardrobe that includes a navy suit, I would skip the blazer. Go with a sport jacket with a subtle, conservative pattern that could work in a casual business setting. Check out the WAYWRN thread for ideas.
     
  11. Harold falcon

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    I could use some SF advice on shoes. I have a charcoal suit and I am planning on getting a navy suit in the near future. I want to be a little fashion forward and go with something like a walnut color (maybe the allen edmonds strand) but I wanted some input on what you guys think would look best. Thanks in advance!

    That would like fine.
     
  12. Digmenow

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    What's the SF consensus on wearing a tie with a button down dress shirt, oxford cotton or otherwise? More specifically, in The U.S., Spain and Italy. I already know the answer for the U.K.
     
  13. Prada_Ferragamo

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    What's the SF consensus on wearing a tie with a button down dress shirt, oxford cotton or otherwise? More specifically, in The U.S., Spain and Italy. I already know the answer for the U.K.

    OK with a sportscoat. Otherwise to fast food manager imo.
     
  15. Cant kill da Rooster

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    What's the SF consensus on wearing a tie with a button down dress shirt, oxford cotton or otherwise? More specifically, in The U.S., Spain and Italy. I already know the answer for the U.K.

    I always thought it was an American thing and quite common in the US.
     
  16. onix

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    Sutor or C&J?

    C&J Handgrade > Sutor

    C&J Benchgrade & Sutor = apple & orange.
     
  17. Prada_Ferragamo

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    C&J Handgrade > Sutor

    C&J Benchgrade & Sutor = apple & orange.


    Thoughts on Borrelli shoes? Particularly these?
    Maker?
     
  18. onix

    onix Senior member

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    Thoughts on Borrelli shoes? Particularly these?
    Maker?


    Borrelli is made by Sutor, Peluso, or Santoni. The nail pattern doesn't look like Sutor. At that MSPR they're unlikely to be Peluso. If they're Santoni, quality should be Santoni FAM or higher. Try to ask in this thread, there are couple of other members that are more knowledgeable than me in Italian shoes.

    Again, can't compare English and Italian shoes, since constructions and priorities in shoemaking are totally different, each has its own pros and cons.
     
  19. onix

    onix Senior member

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    What's the SF consensus on wearing a tie with a button down dress shirt, oxford cotton or otherwise? More specifically, in The U.S., Spain and Italy. I already know the answer for the U.K.

    UK = no
    US = always acceptable in all levels and occasions
    Italy = only for spezz
    Spain = no clue
     
  20. Prada_Ferragamo

    Prada_Ferragamo Senior member

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    Thanks. I didn't think they were made by Sutor. IIRC Peluso for Borrelli is cheaper right? Relatively speaking.
     

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