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  1. smarcus3

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    I think the bright white pants would definitely give a lot of contrast. Would you still use the same tie / shirt / and dark brown shoe combination?
     
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    I think the bright white pants would definitely give a lot of contrast. Would you still use the same tie / shirt / and dark brown shoe combination?

    Yes I think that would look pretty sharp man!
     
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    Okay. I agree. I was thinking of also grabbing a pair of the 'gull grey' chinos since they are also super cheap and I don't have a pair of grey pants for some reason.
     
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    Does anyone have experience with both Kent Wang and J. Press's grenadine ties? I'm interested in buying a navy grenadine from one or the other. Probably interested in a tighter weave though open to recommendations of one over the other.

    I know Kent Wang offers a 3" and 3.5" width. Does anyone know the measurements for J. Press's?
     
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    Same pants as khakis but just a different color.


    Actually, same thing, different word. They can be used completely interchangeably.

    Chino is a name for the type of cloth- the cotton twill. So you get the chino pants, the chino bag, whatever. Chino pants became just known as chinos.

    Khakis are the exact same thing, the word just takes a slightly different path. The cotton trousers and uniforms worn by the british army in india of the khaki color were adopted elsewhere, and the uniforms got to be known as khakis. The big shift in usage came after WWII, when former GIs kept wearing their uniform khakis (which were still, indeed khaki), and then started buying civilian versions in different colors, but still calling them khakis.


    And per the OED, chino as a nickname for a fabric and a pant came much later then usage of khakis, at least in reference to the general garment. Though, as applied to fabrics that are anything but somewhere in the sand to brown range, neither word would have been used prior to WWII. They would have just been something like "white/blue/olive cotton trousers/pants".
     
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    Actually, same thing, different word. They can be used completely interchangeably.

    Chino is a name for the type of cloth- the cotton twill. So you get the chino pants, the chino bag, whatever. Chino pants became just known as chinos.

    Khakis are the exact same thing, the word just takes a slightly different path. The cotton trousers and uniforms worn by the british army in india of the khaki color were adopted elsewhere, and the uniforms got to be known as khakis. The big shift in usage came after WWII, when former GIs kept wearing their uniform khakis (which were still, indeed khaki), and then started buying civilian versions in different colors, but still calling them khakis.


    And per the OED, chino as a nickname for a fabric and a pant came much later then usage of khakis, at least in reference to the general garment. Though, as applied to fabrics that are anything but somewhere in the sand to brown range, neither word would have been used prior to WWII. They would have just been something like "white/blue/olive cotton trousers/pants".


    Ah I see. Very edifying.
     
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    I know it is preferable, but must a vest necessarily match the suit? As an example, would an all gray vest go with a gray glen plaid suit? If so, what about nuances in the gray colors - should the vest be in a lighter or darker tan than the suit?
     
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    Does anyone have experience with both Kent Wang and J. Press's grenadine ties? I'm interested in buying a navy grenadine from one or the other. Probably interested in a tighter weave though open to recommendations of one over the other.

    I know Kent Wang offers a 3" and 3.5" width. Does anyone know the measurements for J. Press's?


    J Press doesn't list it on the web store but I'm pretty sure their usual size is 3.5" (they would list a 3" tie as skinny).
     
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    Hey guys, I'm interested in a Raf Simons men's t-shirt from LUISAVIAROMA but want to know if it is overpriced (like +$100) than the ones available in US stores. The t-shirt is $274.00 and is made of 100% cotton. It is short-sleeved, and the printing is the one used on a shirt during 2011 s/s runway. This t-shirt is no where to be found but LVR. According to my knowledge, Raf Simons short-sleeve t-shirts are around $150 for printed ones. Does that steep price of $274 seem to be due to the fact that the print was used on the runway? Or is it just plainly because LVR stuffs are sometimes unreasonably overpriced? Tell me your thoughts.

    Thank you
     
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    I know it is preferable, but must a vest necessarily match the suit? As an example, would an all gray vest go with a gray glen plaid suit? If so, what about nuances in the gray colors - should the vest be in a lighter or darker tan than the suit?

    In my opinion the vest don't have to match the suit. However I would not try to go with a vest that looks almost like the color of the suit. Better to go with a contrasting one.
     
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    Is there a specific name for this type of houndstooth pattern?

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    Thanks, gentlemen.
     
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    Grey, navy, burgundy, white.

    Thanks
     
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    Is there a specific name for this type of houndstooth pattern?

    [​IMG]

    Thanks, gentlemen.


    Houndstooth + Plaid =Houndstooth Plaid
     
  14. AAP

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    Houndstooth + Plaid =Houndstooth Plaid

    Well, now that you mention it, DUH!!! [​IMG]

    Thank you, officeboy. I just bought a sport coat in this pattern. I was trying to explain it to my brother, but I didn't know what to call it.
     
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    Does anyone know which last the John Lobb Kiplings are on?

    Thanks,

    Ray
     

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