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  1. iand

    iand Senior member

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    Does taking in a jacket's waist tend to open the quarters too?
     
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    Does taking in a jacket's waist tend to open the quarters too?
    -you might want to ask that question here. As for quarters/balance have a look here.
     
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    Except that it's not made out of tweed! That is a type of fabric, and is not the fabric used in that coat. Tweed is a heavy, rough, unfinished twill. That is not tweed. The photos are not good enough to see the weave, so I can't tell you what it is, but I can tell you that it ain't tweed.
    Still not convoinced. Tweed might be unfinished, but it doesn't have to be that rough. Example from Bookster: [​IMG] From this thread on the London Lounge: [​IMG] If you don't thing the OP's coat is tweed, what would you call it?
     
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    Picking out buttons for a slightly lighter than navy suit. One of the options I have is some cream colored horn buttons. For a blazer I think that might look ok, but I am apprehensive about lighter buttons on a suit. What is proper etiquette for suit button color? Always matching in tone or darker?
     
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    I'll be posting light gray blazer soon to see if I can mix and match my way into wedding attire. In the mean-time, if I had to settle with a black suit for a spring wedding, what kind of shirt/tie combination could I use to brighten it up and still look sharp?
     
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    which shoes? linen or standard canvas?


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    Picking out buttons for a slightly lighter than navy suit. One of the options I have is some cream colored horn buttons. For a blazer I think that might look ok, but I am apprehensive about lighter buttons on a suit. What is proper etiquette for suit button color? Always matching in tone or darker?

    Anyone? There doesn't seem to be a lot of opinions on this elsewhere online.
     
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    -you might want to ask that question here. As for quarters/balance have a look here.

    Great links. Thanks.
     
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    You can get raw cedar shoe trees by Woodlore (AE subsidiary?) for about $10 a pair in places like K and G and Nordstrom Rack.
    Awesome, Thanks Anyone know where to get quality belts, socks and the other smaller details of a man's wardrobe? As far as my budget, it's not huge - but I want to know what to look for in a good leather belt - more the quality of the leather, any common mistakes made when buying a belt - examples of a hiearchy of dress belt makers... And as far as socks are concerned... I really just don't know where to get decent, quality over the calf dress socks.... because I only have one pair of ones i picked up at Johnson & Murphy...nothing spectacular, but $18 a pair is just too much for socks I wear every day on this budget.
     
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    which shoes? linen or standard canvas?

    I was thinking about the same thing last night. Went with the standard canvas because the sole looks odd on the linen version. It seems to come up much higher and makes the shoe look clumsy. Haven't seen them in real life, though.

    PS Superga.com is having a 30% off sale + 20% if you buy two pairs.
     
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    I'm looking for slim-cut cotton trousers, solid and pinstripes, anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    I was thinking about the same thing last night. Went with the standard canvas because the sole looks odd on the linen version. It seems to come up much higher and makes the shoe look clumsy. Haven't seen them in real life, though.

    PS Superga.com is having a 30% off sale + 20% if you buy two pairs.

    Yeah, i was thinking the same thing so I just wanted to get validation.

    Thanks!
     
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    If you don't thing the OP's coat is tweed, what would you call it?

    I don't know whether his particular coat is tweed or not, but if it isn't then it's just a worsted wool.
     
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    Awesome, Thanks

    Anyone know where to get quality belts, socks and the other smaller details of a man's wardrobe?

    As far as my budget, it's not huge - but I want to know what to look for in a good leather belt - more the quality of the leather, any common mistakes made when buying a belt - examples of a hiearchy of dress belt makers...

    And as far as socks are concerned... I really just don't know where to get decent, quality over the calf dress socks.... because I only have one pair of ones i picked up at Johnson & Murphy...nothing spectacular, but $18 a pair is just too much for socks I wear every day on this budget.


    Regarding socks, Gold Toe are a great choice for inexpensive but sturdy dress socks. They're often available for 3 x $18 or less.
     
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