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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. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    I like the idea of purple, however my date is wearing a plum dress. Is it a taboo to match your date?
     
  2. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    I am not an expert, but some may consider it a little "corny" if you will. I don't mind matching my wife at formal events, and we seems to like similar colours. (blues mostly)

    Ask your date what she thinks too. Don't you care more about her opinion then a bunch of random guys on the internet anyway? ;)
     
  3. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    If you are not opposed to getting something new, there are plenty of coats that can pull double duty. Depending on how cold it gets where you are , a toggle coat might like a good choice, or a barn jacket or Barbour-type coat. It just needs to cover your suit coat (i.e. over you ass). You could also wear a down vest over your suit - probably not approved in this forum, but that seems to be in fashion nowadays.
     
  4. Scotty

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    Thanks. I think it covered my rear when I tried it at the shop but I'll check again and make a decission.
    Any info on the "waxed leather" on those Herring shoes.



     
  5. wabisabi

    wabisabi New Member

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    im on a budget and am looking at the following watches... which do you guys like? any? and why?


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  6. shadowmoses

    shadowmoses Active Member

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    Hey guys, new user here - long time reader - but had a quick question (made my own thread, didn't see this earlier)

    But anyhow, I just picked up two pairs of bucks:
    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-W2011/130507/467086/WASHED+SHOE
    and
    http://shop.lacoste.com/Lacoste-Mens-Sherbrooke/dp/B0051V1WVY

    I'm wondering what are some good things to wear them with (i.e. types of jeans, khakis/chinos, what color shirt/blazer) - I really struggle with some of these things! I'm not sure the blue ones are worth keeping...

    Thanks!
     
  7. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Hi everybody,

    How would you recommend I accessorize this suit (shirt and tie - colours and patterns)? It's a flannel wool.

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  8. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    For starters, use fewer accessories than that guy... sheesh...

    I'd go with a pale blue shirt, interesting pocket square, no tie or lapel pin.
     
  9. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    I'd wear a solid shirt. If you want a more "fun" shirt, then a shirt with either a much smaller or much larger pattern.
    With a solid shirt you can go for any tie as long as its pattern is sufficiently different in scale from the suit's.
    The tie has to be at least 3" wide, preferably 3.5". Look at those lapels! Also, a knit tie or a paisley would look marvelous.
    Stay with a simple white linen pocket square for now. Since you've asked this question, you're likely not ready to add another color and pattern to this already loud outfit.
    No lapel flowers, tie clips or tie bars, please.
     
  10. RicPac

    RicPac Senior member

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    hello everybody dont know where to post this but i am going to a baby shower on saturday, nothing big just a spanish shower, gifts and cake early on and dancing all night. what should i wear? im thinking og wearing a sports jacket but im not sure
     
  11. Ritchee

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    What does crotch blowout mean? I've read about it may times, such as "I had crotch blowout on my XXX jeans." I can only guess it means the crotch on my jeans ripped. Is that right? I know dumb question but I'm asking it> hey thanks!
     
  12. Tyler2106

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    I am a college student looking to stock up on business clothing for when I have interviews and eventually get a job, which will be finance related and require shirt and tie. I unfortunately don't have the money to go out and drop $500 on a suit, shirt and tie especially when I could use 3 or 4. Right now I just have a cheap J. Ferrar suit (~$120, polyester), 4-5 cheaper dress shirts, 4-5 ties and 1 pair of dress shoes. Do you guys suggest me saving up for a nice 100% wool suit? Or would I be better off getting a few suits like I got (~$120 range) and stock up on dress shirts, ties and shoes? Right now I'm looking at a nice 100% wool suit, 100 or 120 thread count or whatever that is in the $300 range. If I could that I wouldn't be able to afford anything else for a while. I figured you guys would be able to tell me which is the best route to go. Thanks!
     
  13. black_umbrella

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    What's the current thought on "critique my fit" threads? Getting ready to jump into MTM shirts and want some feedback on what I need to request based on a current OTR shirt. Likely going mytailor and no chance of an "in-person" measurement. Fit thread seems a bit much, but maybe that's the best place.
     
  14. acecow

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    If you want very slim shirts, then send me a picture in PM, I'll give you feedback.
     
  15. black_umbrella

    black_umbrella Senior member

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    I'll take you up on that.
     
  16. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    looking for sub $100 wool pants in modern fit (slimmer, flat front ... no grandpa style)
    quality should be at least on par with brooks brothers gabardine pants
    i bought some of the BB madison wool pants but... they aren't exactly the most flattering pants fit wise
    looking for brands i can find in brick & mortar stores... i don't want to buy pants that i have never tried on before
     
  17. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    You won't find it in LA. If you raise your budget a bit you can try ShopTheFinest.com warehouse in Santa Monica. Give Ian a call, he has a bunch of Borrellis and Incotex/Mabitex there.
     
  18. black_umbrella

    black_umbrella Senior member

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    Jcrew? Hate to say it, but it might work. They can be had cheaply on sale and if you're some more standard size. Try them on though, they are a bit all over with respect to sizing regularity.
     
  19. Juba

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    Thanks for clearing that up. My main concern was that I have been wearing the wrong jacket size all these years. And since chest size is the first criteria, then my suit size is indeed 38L, and hopefully I will find brands that fit better.
     
  20. XKxRome0ox

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    grrrr
    this is one of the few times i dislike living in LA... get shafted when it comes to access to "better" clothing

    how much more than $100 are we talking here for those pants?
     

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