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  1. Espresso

    Espresso Senior member

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    Hi guys, my prom date is wearing red D; what should I wear with a black suit to match? red vest and red tie? white vest/tie, red pocket square... silver vest/tie, red pocket square... I really don't know :\\ Any help in pulling this off would be appreciated! Thanks guys.

    (also what difference from 100% wool does a wool/silk blend make? is it worse/better, warmer/cooler..)


    What's the shade of red?
    IMHO, I think you should wear what you are comfortable with. If you wear a shade that you dislike, you will end up not enjoying yourself, nor will you be comfortable. Discuss w/ your date what color, and possible combination you both enjoy! Afterall the pictures are shared right? lol

    Slight contrast w/ the vest/tie is what I'd go with.
     


  2. onix

    onix Senior member

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    Hi guys, my prom date is wearing red D; what should I wear with a black suit to match? red vest and red tie? white vest/tie, red pocket square... silver vest/tie, red pocket square... I really don't know :\\ Any help in pulling this off would be appreciated! Thanks guys.

    (also what difference from 100% wool does a wool/silk blend make? is it worse/better, warmer/cooler..)


    What's the shade of red?
    IMHO, I think you should wear what you are comfortable with. If you wear a shade that you dislike, you will end up not enjoying yourself, nor will you be comfortable. Discuss w/ your date what color, and possible combination you both enjoy! Afterall the pictures are shared right? lol

    Slight contrast w/ the vest/tie is what I'd go with.


    Wool/silk blend will probably be cooler, at least from my experience. Night like prom, I'd for sure go with the blend. Don't go all red-overkill. Plus she'll be ticked if it doesn't match hers. I'd go with the white vest with red pocket square. It'll look cool.

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  3. Seand03

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    I just got a really nice calvin klein med gray suit with light pinstriping, that i am planning on wearing to a wedding. I need to go get a shirt and tie to go with it. My question is, can i get away with a black shirt and a bright orange tie, maybe a black fedora as well?
    Also what color pocket square should i go with if i use that color scheme, black or orange?
     


  4. Sanguis Mortuum

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    I just got a really nice calvin klein med gray suit with light pinstriping, that i am planning on wearing to a wedding. I need to go get a shirt and tie to go with it. My question is, can i get away with a black shirt and a bright orange tie, maybe a black fedora as well?
    Also what color pocket square should i go with if i use that color scheme, black or orange?


    Ugh.

    1. Don't wear a pin-stripe suit to a wedding, pin-stripes are for business.

    2. Don't wear a black shirt. Ever.
     


  5. RTenenbaum

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    Really basic, embarrassing question here. What's the best way to care for dress shirts so that they will last a long time? Before I found SF I had been basically dry cleaning them after every wear. Now I've heard that doing that will shorten the life of the shirt significantly...
     


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  7. JamesX

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    Ugh.

    2. Don't wear a black shirt. Ever.

    Unless you are attending a funeral. Even then it is optional.
     


  8. fallewings18

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    hey i got a light grey suit jacket and was thinking of buying pants for it. Will it work with darker grey pants? or black pants is better?
     


  9. kellgy

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    Really basic, embarrassing question here. What's the best way to care for dress shirts so that they will last a long time? Before I found SF I had been basically dry cleaning them after every wear. Now I've heard that doing that will shorten the life of the shirt significantly...

    I usually wash mine in cold or warm water on gentle cycle, partially dry them on low, and iron them damp.

    Or . . .

    You can always try cloth tape. [​IMG]
     


  10. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Oh, hai guise...

    What can you tell me about ABBA brand shirts? I picked up a few at a Junior League shop recently, and they appear, to my untrained eye, pretty okay-ish: quality cotton, thick MOP buttons, made in Italy. Yet the name makes them 100% un-Google-able.

    Same question for Xacus and Ateseta(?) shirts, I guess. They seem like great Italian quality, yet I haven't run into the names on SF.

    Thanks.
     


  11. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Unless you are attending a funeral. Even then it is optional.

    No, you should not be wearing a black shirt to a funeral, you should be wearing a white shirt. A black shirt looks like you're heading out to a tacky club, hardly suitable attire for paying your respects.
     


  12. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Actually a black shirt looks like you're going to a parade. Goose steps optional but make sure it's a Boss shirt.
     


  13. drmmr

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    Black pants with brown shoes? Or strictly black with black?
     


  14. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Black pants with brown shoes?

    Never.
     


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    Short of NOS or outright theft, what's the cheapest way to get a new pair of Alden's unlined LHS loafers made for Brooks Brothers? Do they ever have more than a 25% discount? I wasn't really interested in loafers, but now feel an intense desire to get a pair (preferably without breaking the bank).
     


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