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  1. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Houndstooth + Plaid =Houndstooth Plaid

    Glen check.
     
  2. Stokely

    Stokely Senior member

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    Looking for a little advice. I've got a glenplaid Billy Reid suit I'd like to wear to a friend's wedding. Never rocked this pattern before. Advice? It's fairly light and muted. I'm thinking brown shoes, maybe PTB Cordovans. Should these be light or dark? Suggestions on a tie? Probably a white shirt, and don't really want to do a grey tie. Would another color be ridiculous?

    Sorry if this a pleb question.
     
  3. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Looking for a little advice. I've got a glenplaid Billy Reid suit I'd like to wear to a friend's wedding. Never rocked this pattern before. Advice? It's fairly light and muted. I'm thinking brown shoes, maybe PTB Cordovans. Should these be light or dark? Suggestions on a tie? Probably a white shirt, and don't really want to do a grey tie. Would another color be ridiculous?

    Sorry if this a pleb question.

    A glen plaid suit is not particularly formal. If your friend's wedding is an evening or indoor wedding, you'll want to wear a white shirt, a dark and mostly solid tie, and black shoes to elevate the formality. If it's an afternoon or outdoor wedding, you have more options.
     
  4. AE7

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    silly question: where does the silk from which silk ties are made come from? would not think that there are enough Silkworms around to produce zillions of silk ties and other garments! now, if it is not, then is there a price/quality difference if it is a silkworm made or non-silkworm made?
    thanks
     
  5. Stokely

    Stokely Senior member

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    A glen plaid suit is not particularly formal. If your friend's wedding is an evening or indoor wedding, you'll want to wear a white shirt, a dark and mostly solid tie, and black shoes to elevate the formality. If it's an afternoon or outdoor wedding, you have more options.

    I understand the formal issue. Not an issue in this instance. Hell, I'm likely to be the best dressed asshole in the place. I have other suits I could wear, but I want to wear this one. It's a late afternoon wedding, but not formal at all. I think the officiant is going to be wearing a cowichan, as he is a Dudest Priest. Get my drift?
     
  6. Archivist

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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).
    I wore a black J. Press grenadine today. 3.5". Haven't bought a Hober. The Press is a relatively thick heavy tie, but quite nice.
     
  7. Archivist

    Archivist Senior member

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

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    Thanks, gentlemen.


    That is a Glen Urquhart Check.

    See this:
    http://www.gypsywearvintage.com/checks.htm
     
  8. Acer

    Acer Well-Known Member

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    SF approved, or are the lapels too honkin'?

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    is the button stance on this too low?? i want it, but not if its going to make people ask me if i'm an AARP member.
     
  9. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Senior member

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    I've seen a couple of decent-looking Arturo Calle suits in the thrift stores. Are they any good?
     
  10. norcal_indy

    norcal_indy Senior member

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    Hey everyone,

    I've lost about 80 lbs in the past year and am cleaning out the remainder of my old clothing. I've sold pretty much all of my decent stuff (I've never owned any good/great clothing by MC standards). My old sizing was definitely XXL/50R but now I'm more like a 42/44 and still shedding pounds.

    Anyway, I am wondering if it's worth the time and trouble to measure all of these pieces to list on the B&S forum. I expect it's worth doing so for the Benjamin suit from eHaberdasher but I'm inclined to take the rest of the bunch to Goodwill unless folks here think it has any chance of selling?

    It didn't take much time to take and post pictures, but it would take much more time to do all the measurements and manage a thread in B&S. Thus, it'd be great to get some preliminary feedback.

    Thanks!

    P.S. I've learned quite a bit about clothing and style lurking here for past couple years. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't buy anything pictured below again (except the Benjamin suit, which was a great value, IMO). I purchase a couple of the items when I was 17 years old [​IMG]



    Hart Schaffner Marx Suit from Nordstrom, 50R

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    Eddie Bauer Leather Jacket, XXL Tall

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    Bachrach Black Suit Jacket, 44R

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    Bachrach Wool Overcoat, XXL

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    Joseph Abboud Black Sportcoat, 50R

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    Bachrach Sportcoat, 50R

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    Benjamin from eHaberdasher, 48R

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  11. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Is it traditional to show cuff when wearing a sweater?
     
  12. officeboy

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    Question about shoe trees. My understanding is that they have 2 main uses; To stretch and straighten the leather and sole after wear and to absorb moisture from the leather.

    So I see these really fancy shiny wood trees. That means they have a finish on them and therefore are sealed off from the wood absorbing any moisture... Whats up with that?
     
  13. acridsheep

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    officeboy Senior member

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    These are what made me think of it. Beautiful, but functionally similar to plastic in moisture absorption.

    rude bwoy. Me a see dat avatar an raise ya deese:

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  15. PipersSon

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    This must have been asked many times but I can't find the answer, so here goes.

    Shirt sizing - how is it done?

    What is meant by a 17/ 43 (for example) shirt?

    Is 17 (in inches?) the circumference of the neck? What is 43?

    When someone selling a shirt says it is 17/ 43 should I ask for more measurements, such as p2p, BOC length as I would for a jacket?

    A link on SF explaining all of that would also be great.

    As always, thanks for your time.
     

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