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  1. Scotty

    Scotty Senior member

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    My suits have pleated trousers. Bad or classic?

    I do prefer flatfront, as my odd dress pants are flatfront.


    Just optional. What you prefer/fits you better.
     


  2. Reynard369

    Reynard369 Senior member

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    My suits have pleated trousers. Bad or classic?

    I do prefer flatfront, as my odd dress pants are flatfront.


    Flat front is more in style as pleats are seen as an old man look, but you can probably get away with it.
     


  3. Seattlite

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    Question: I'm attending an outdoor wedding in Brooklyn this summer, and trying to hit a "formal picnic" look. My initial thought is khaki or white trousers, with a light shirt, brighter tie, and a brown sport coat. Am I on the right track, or should I go back to the drawing board?
     


  4. TQ Smooth

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    Looks like a moderately heavy flannel, the pattern is a glen plaid. Shouldn't be all that hard to find, and pretty easy if you're having it made. Certainly it's very possible that that's a suit, and if not would look great as one.

    And if you find one, odds are that it'll be on sale with the rest of the winter stock.

    But for a july wedding, a flannel suit isn't smart. You can find that pattern and color in other fabrics- Brooks Brothers has one in their Golden fleece (top end) line. Not quite the same check, but:
    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=&sectionsize=

    3 pc: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=&sectionsize=


    Thanks, those suits were pretty close. I failed to mention that i live in Australia, so July is in the middle of our winter, so a heavier material would be ideal. Thanks for your help
     


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    iroh Senior member

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    What was the general rule for suit lapels and ties? That lapels cannot be wider than the tie? or the other way around? I forget.
     


  6. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Reposting part of an earlier, unanswered post- Is there inherently material in the sleeve to lengthen from the shoulder? I am looking at a canvassed suit on here, with working buttons and it will need some adjustments. Thank you
     


  7. cad_and_bounder

    cad_and_bounder New Member

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    Long time reader, first time poster. Got this MTM suit, but something is wrong with it. I just can't put my finger on it. Any ideas?

    I think the sides need to be taken in. I also think the shoulders are too big.

    Thanks
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  8. Larson McCord

    Larson McCord Senior member

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    What was the general rule for suit lapels and ties? That lapels cannot be wider than the tie? or the other way around? I forget.


    they should generally complement each other. Wide lapels wider tie and vice versa
     


  9. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    Does Allen Edmonds make a plain toe balmoral? I can't find one on their web page?
     


  10. aravenel

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    Long time reader, first time poster. Got this MTM suit, but something is wrong with it. I just can't put my finger on it. Any ideas?

    I think the sides need to be taken in. I also think the shoulders are too big.

    Thanks


    The whole thing looks to be too large. Definitely in the shoulders and waist.
     


  11. Reynard369

    Reynard369 Senior member

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    I'm looking for slim-cut trousers, solid and pinstripes, anyone have any suggestions?

    Bueller? Bueller?
     


  12. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Does Allen Edmonds make a plain toe balmoral? I can't find one on their web page?

    Not to my knowledge.

    The Shelton is a saddle shoe.
     


  13. Farmgate

    Farmgate Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a Billy Reid jacket and had second thoughts about the pants...they're baggy and I feel like an ice cream salesman.

    Can I wear the jacket separately, with raw denim jeans or contrasting pants, or does it look too much like an orphaned suit jacket?

    Thanks, pics are attached.
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  14. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    I posted this question a couple pages back, decided I need pictures to get the help I need. I'm going to a wedding in a week and need help deciding what to wear. Option A is a black suit. Does this knit tie work/is it appropriate? If so, what other other shirts would work with this? I think the white looks nice, but I'm open to other options since I need to buy more shirts anyways. Any suggestion?

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    Option B is a grey blazer. I don't have any pants here to match to this, so that's a problem. What kind of pants would work with this, and would this sort of mixing and matching be appropriate to wear to a wedding? The GF thinks it isn't.

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    I don't really think that tie is best for a wedding. Don't you have a solid navy or black knit tie? Those would work (barring a proper silver wedding necktie). I think a white shirt you're wearing is good, honestly.
     


  15. Kenneth Cole Haan

    Kenneth Cole Haan Senior member

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    What do you/we think of this briefcase from J Peterman: 13.25” x 16.25” x 4.25”. $575; Lariat Leather [​IMG] Nice or overpriced?
     


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