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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Good pair of versatile dress shoes for a 20 year old starting a more professional wardrobe?

    A black captoe oxford. Look for Alden, Church, Crockett & Jones, Allen-Edmonds, Cheaney, Alfred Sargent...
     


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  3. alvinkim14

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    Looking for a classy casual brown leather watch - budget is up to $3k
    (Blue hands or dial are a major plus)
    Any suggestions?

    Also, I really like Paul Smith but I hate paying retail. Where can I find some good deals/sales?
     


  4. Dinhilion

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    Since I am told that The Tie Bar ties suck total ass... anybody have some recommendations for moderately priced solid ties, say, $30 or less? I'm wanting to add some wool ones to my collection. (Not knit ties though. Don't have any use for those.)
    You are not going to find anything better then tie bar at that price unless you go thrifting or b and s. Does anyone have any details on lauren by Ralph lauren? I'm assuming that it is their bargain brand.
     


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    Ianiceman Senior member

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    You are not going to find anything better then tie bar at that price bless you go thrifting or b and s.

    Does anyone have any details on lauren by Ralph lauren? I'm assuming that it is their bargain brand.


    AFAIK Lauren with the dark green label is a budget brand with outsourced manufacturing, aimed at warehous stores, TJmaxx etc. It's not well regarded on here. Someone did a breakdown of all the RL sub labels on here if you can be bothered to search, and I think that was bottom of the list. I got a decent summer cotton sports jacket in LRL for less than $100.
     


  6. Dinhilion

    Dinhilion Senior member

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    AFAIK Lauren with the dark green label is a budget brand with outsourced manufacturing, aimed at warehous stores, TJmaxx etc. It's not well regarded on here. Someone did a breakdown of all the RL sub labels on here if you can be bothered to search, and I think that was bottom of the list. I got a decent summer cotton sports jacket in LRL for less than $100.

    That's what I thought, thanks.
     


  7. Pieceofsand

    Pieceofsand Senior member

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    If I'm ordering a shirt with french cuff from Moderntailor, and given that I currently do not own any french cuff style shirts, how am I suppose to know what size fits base on my wrist size. Or is it the same as regular button style?

    Also, what is a convertible cuff? Both regular and french?
     


  8. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    If I'm ordering a shirt with french cuff from Moderntailor, and given that I currently do not own any french cuff style shirts, how am I suppose to know what size fits base on my wrist size. Or is it the same as regular button style?

    Also, what is a convertible cuff? Both regular and french?


    Convertible - imagine a single button barrel cuff like you see on most traditional shirts. Now add a button hole behind the button so you have the choice to close your cuff with either a button or a link. I suggest you don't go this route. Get off the fence and choose either barrel cuff with button or double French cuff with link.
     


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    I found this really nice navy Dior suit but I have no idea about their suits. What's everyone's opinions?
     


  10. either/or

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    Now add a button hole behind the button so you have the choice to close your cuff with either a button or a link. I suggest you don't go this route. Get off the fence and choose either barrel cuff with button or double French cuff with link.

    ahhh thought so, but you just confirmed my suspicion (first mtm recently arrived).

    [​IMG]

    -I agree on the single-french-semi-hybrid-whatever-cuff looking weird, don't remember asking for it... [​IMG]

    edit: probably thought "convertible" (in the local tongue [​IMG]) ment two buttons... [​IMG]
     


  11. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Club Monaco grey pinstripe suit, blue Isaia gingham shirt, pink bowtie, polka dot socks and black chucks? I think itll be fun...

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  12. either/or

    either/or Senior member

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    ... in continuation of the convertible cuff:
    [​IMG]
    is there such a thing as an 'single' french cuff? -would it be terribly faux pas to convert my convertibles into 'singles' by removing the buttons? I'm asking since this is my first mtm shirt and it's a little off. That is, the 'normal' button position make the cuffs too big (sleeve length is a couple of cm's too long, causing them to slide down/out of jacket sleeves) and the 'tight' button position keeps things in place but make my hands look like this: [​IMG] 'Single' french is just right though... -aside of course from the fact that I technically would be guilty of Costanza-ing... [​IMG]
     


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    My wool trouser's pockets from flaring. Is it the cut, fabric, a combination or something else I'm not thinking of?
     


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    My wool trouser's pockets from flaring. Is it the cut, fabric, a combination or something else I'm not thinking of?

    Your pants could be too tight in the seat area.
     


  15. silvermagenta

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    Seat meaning hips or seat meaning crotch? Sorry, I am very new to this.
     


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