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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. meemo

    meemo Member

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    I'm starting a new job, and the dress code is black suit and white shirt along with any colour tie. Was wondering what sort of tie you guys would recommend. And as for shoes, would black be my only option or would brown be acceptable as well?
     
  2. hellodocks

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    Their Milano line would better suit you than Fitzgerald.
     
  3. mymil

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    Black suit, black shoes. As for the tie... black or shades of gray, or patterns that include black. Black suits are much more restrictive than gray.
     
  4. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Are you working as a waiter? What kind of job requires a black suit?
     
  5. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know of an online retailer that sells a wide range of Harmont and Blaine offerings, preferably in North America? I know Yoox always seems to have a smattering of their stuff, but I'm hoping to find a place with more on offer.

    I know logos are not kosher for the majority here, and generally speaking I agree. My wife, who is allergic to dogs, loves dachshunds and I think she would get a kick out of the logo on a sport shirt or polo. So for her, i am making an exception.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Omar1223

    Omar1223 Senior member

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    anyone have a picture of a well matched shirt/tie combo with different scales? if they could post it, i would really appreciate that. i cant find one for the life of me
     
  7. MXERPAC

    MXERPAC Well-Known Member

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    What RTW brands typically have a concave shoulder with roping?
     
  8. meemo

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    Nope, it's a retail men's clothing store (harry rosen). I've already asked if I could wear any other colour suit and unfortunately I can't, so just want to make the most out of what I've got to work with (which would be shoes and tie).
     
  9. Lazytiki

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    Can someone give me some information on the company Valenza? Is it made by Jack Victor? Do they make a quality product etc.

    Thank you
     
  10. dsclaw88

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    I am looking for a new casual belt to wear with jeans.I currently am looking ate the YSL (the large logo) belt/ Hermes Classic H Belt? Does anyone have any other suggestions for a casual belt besides these two brands? and if not which one would you select? I am leaning towards the hermes because it is reversible....

    This belt will mainly be worn with jeans and either a polo or dress shirt, and maybe occasionally a t-shirt.
     
  11. ccalmicker

    ccalmicker New Member

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    Thanks ...but campos and campos have horrible ratings.......
     
  12. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Neither. Giant logos are quite tacky- both of those belts will scream "Hey! I'm a wanna be rich snob, but I have no idea what I'm doing!" As for what you should get, that's an incredibly broad question. If you want tooled leather, your local western store should have a selection. If you want plain leather, but casual, places like tanner goods have a selection. I personally wear several different things- a cheapo woven leather belt, a canvas web belt, which you can get at the military surplus store, and various striped D ring belts.
     
  13. cptjeff

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    What about reds, blues, greens, purples, oranges and everything else? Black is a neutral. It's problem is its harshness, which does not apply to everybody. In fact, as a problem it applies to few. Black suit and white shirt is pretty dang neutral, and you can wear pretty much any tie. But plain shirt and plain suit is crying out for some interest, so unless you're doing the whole slim black tie thing (not really recommended for a uniform job), wear a tie with a pattern. Preferably in a darker shade- burgundy or whatnot. And whatever you do, stay away from plain red. It's painfully generic. The only colors I would avoid are light colors and near matches. Save the light ties for lighter suits, and don't put navy or a dark brown with the black.
     
  14. Chillax

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    Polo Ralph Lauren makes some good casual belts in both ribbon and leather styles. I believe some are reversible too
     
  15. BlacKidLA

    BlacKidLA Senior member

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    Anyone know what Car this is?

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  16. Poindexter

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    Birdcage Maserati, I think. Tipo 61. Not a street car. Production racer.
     
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  17. BlacKidLA

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  18. noob in 89

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    It's not always an option, depending on location.

    Did you solve the mystery?
     
  19. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    I received these shoes today. There are some ripples at the back of the shoes and the back of the shoe is quite soft instead of being hard.

    The result of the softness of the heel portion is that though the shoes fits in all area including the ball it is quite loose in at the lip area so it always feels as if its slipping.

    Your thoughts ? What could have caused this ?

    Best regards



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  20. mymil

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    Sure, I should have just stuck to the shoes half of the questions. I don't have much practice thinking with black suits, since I'd never one to anything but a funeral. Tuxedos don't count.
     

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