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

  1. johnci

    johnci Member

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    Regarding a tuxedo, does the fabric of the lapel have to match that of the bowtie/cumberbund? Specifically, can I wear grosgrain bowtie/bund with a lapel made of satin?
     


  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Is there a name for the styling of this sole? The particular part where the sole has a layer of different material/color to it. I like the look but I wasn't sure the proper word for it.


    Heavy lug sole
     


  3. Yorsch

    Yorsch Well-Known Member

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    Now I have something new to watch for while trying on pants. Thanks. [​IMG]

    I Just picked up a pair of summer wool trousers and will reassess their fall.


    Always welcome.
    Personally for summer I prefer to keep pants on shorter side, but just a little bit, so when you walk, you can see a glimpse of colourfulsocks.
     


  4. Yorsch

    Yorsch Well-Known Member

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    Regarding a tuxedo, does the fabric of the lapel have to match that of the bowtie/cumberbund? Specifically, can I wear grosgrain bowtie/bund with a lapel made of satin?

    To be honest I am not sure myself. But after dusting off the shelf, I asked Alan Flusser, and he said:

    "The semi-formal black silk bow's texture is governed by the jacket's lapel facings-a satin bow for satin facings, a ribbed or pebble-weave for grosgrain facings" (c) Dressing the Man.

    There you go.[​IMG]
     


  5. officeboy

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    If this your basic Grey, then I would recommend neutral colour button.
    It will be easier to match with black or brown, or any other colour shoes/belt you are wearing.

    Also, it seems from picture that pants are fairly slim, which is very good. However please consider that the bottom part of pant is narrower, and it would rest on your shoes higher than traditional wider leg pant. This will create lots of "curtain" action. To avoid that, I would recommend to do fittings only with the shoes on (preferably your regular style), and hem them slightly shorter than traditional pants so you would have no more than single break.


    I was thinking no break and cuffs.... too much?
     


  6. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Stylish Dinosaur

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    And another question.
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    This suit is on the way, and assuming it fits well and I keep it, the wood buttons have to go. Suggestions? Tan/light brown seems like an obvious replacement keeping with the color that was originally provided. But my gut says to stick with a dark or light grey button to keep things very neutral.


    Everything about that model is bad. The jacket is too short, the pants are too long, everything is too tight, and he has both buttons buttoned. Don't make those same mistakes, make sure it fits you.

    Cockpit of buttons is up to you. I think dark or light could equally work well.
     


  7. inimitable

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    Want to buy a pair of RL chinos which come already hemmed with no cuff.

    Is it feasible to buy a leg length that is 2" longer than I normally wear and turn this into a cuff? How much cuff would I manage out of it?

    Would it look silly as the hem crease has already been set?
     


  8. Knisse

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    I don't own the Mont Blanc version, but I do own a similar model. There might be room for one or two credit cards, but I would not count on it to take the place of a wallet.
    Thanks. I only have three credit cards to walk around with, and one more if I am traveling, still not sure if i should take the risk of buying.
     


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    Pocket square + sport coat?

    I have a sport coat in a dark olive, as shown here.

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    or see here:http://i52.tinypic.com/14ifj45.jpg

    I wear it with blue khaki's or jeans.

    I was thinking of using a white pocket square along with a white/blue candy stripe shirt (as shown), or a white/dark green check shirt - that i often wear with this jacket.

    Good idea? Wrong colour?
     


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    Just a quick q: Is it possible to transform a 3-functional button sleeve to a 4-button one? Is it really worth the effort?
    Note that the 3 functional sleeve buttons are rather sparse (compared to a "standard" 4-button arrangement).
     


  11. bleachboy

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    Just a quick q: Is it possible to transform a 3-functional button sleeve to a 4-button one? Is it really worth the effort?
    Note that the 3 functional sleeve buttons are rather sparse (compared to a "standard" 4-button arrangement).


    Definitely possible, but I wouldn't bother. Three sleeve buttons is 100% acceptable on a two-button jacket.
     


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    Want to buy a pair of RL chinos which come already hemmed with no cuff.

    Is it feasible to buy a leg length that is 2" longer than I normally wear and turn this into a cuff? How much cuff would I manage out of it?

    Would it look silly as the hem crease has already been set?


    Can anyone help with this?
     


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    For the love of God, someone explain the purpose of the ".." editing method to me so I don't go crazy.
     


  14. Yorsch

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    I was thinking no break and cuffs.... too much?
    Somebody once told me to be careful about cuffs on slim pants, but if you are thinking no break, I don't see why not. Just try it on and make sure it looks fairly proportional.
    Can anyone help with this?
    You are probably better off asking your tailor, but i doubt it is possible to get any more than 3/4 inch cuffs, if it is possible after all, unless it's a fake cuff.
     


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    I'm new, so please take it easy on me. Searched for this, but didn't see an answer. I want to buy a pair of woven-leather tassel loafers suitable for wear without socks for semi-dressy occasions in tropical climes (efforts to talk me out of this will probably not succeed). Cole-Haan used to carry a model called the Rivaldi under their Bragano line that was just what I want (see attached) and came in my size, 9.5W. Alas, I have waited too long and they no longer carry it. Is there someone else who makes this shoe? To make it even more difficult, my budget is <$400. All suggestions much appreciated. Thanks.
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