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  1. rayray92869

    rayray92869 New Member

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    Hello all. I'm a first timer on here and am looking for advice. I have scouted around a bit but would like some styling mentorship from some more knowledgeable people I need a suit and shoes(oxfords seem appropriate). I'm looking to spend around 800 but am thinking of bumping that up to 1000 to 1300 total. I'm thinking navy for the suit and brown shoes.
    The reason is for interviews for residencies. I was told to take out little extra money for loans and buy a nice suit. Any thoughts on where to look and what brands? I also have problems with clothing since I have kind of an athletic build. Not trying to sound full of myself but it poses a problem with some clothes I buy. I need to buy size larger but clothes end up fitting in the shoulders but baggy around the waist. I also have thicker than average thighs which sometimes make buying pants harder. I'm assuming a tailor will be necessary.
    Im in New York City and will be in southern California later this summer if there are any recommendations for stores in either area. Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it.

    Also, I really like pocket squares. Are they appropriate? Thanks again.
     


  2. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Senior member

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    does that mean these can only be worn sparingly? i was planning on wearing them once a week give or take...
     


  3. JamesX

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    Oxford boots like Edward Green Shannon is supposed the proper shoes for morning coats. It is even more proper for it to be button boot instead of laces. Does the button section have to be white?
     


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    Does anyone know where to get some collar extenders in toronto? I was thinking of ordering some last week but with the Canada post strike I have no way of getting them delivered. I was hoping to find some place local to pick them up. Any ideas?
     


  5. dragon8

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    Yay or nay on this combo?:

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    Yea![​IMG]
     


  6. FineRags

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    First post here! looking forward to participating.

    Quick Question.... about my next step for shoes.

    At this point, I am building a wardrobe which consists of sportcoats and pants. Blazers all HF (Navy, black, PoW Glen Check, gray, etc.) and Nordstrom black, gray, and tan pants so far...

    As far as shoes go, I have a pair of toecap oxfords and a pair of brown loafers. I was thinking to get a black pair a bit less formal, like a monk strap loafer (AE Boston?) and maybe a brown blutcher like the AE Sanford or a wingtip like the AE Strand in Walnut Calf. I'm also interested in opinions about adding a burgundy shoe (not sure what style) as I really like them.

    Am i headed in the right direction? Any input appreciated. Which are most important to get first.

    thanks in advance for your wisdom and direction!
     


  7. Navi

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    Anyone have any advice for brands that sell chambray, or a similar looking fabric dress shirts? All I can find are normal chambray work shirts, but I want a normal dress shirt but with just the chambray fabric. Spread collar would be great.

    I was looking around on mytailor and similar websites but there's just so damn many fabrics and the pictures suck so it wasn't much help. Cheers!
     


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    Quick question:

    Where can I get this belt?

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    Hi guys,i was looking for a shirt like this for a pretty long time,i've finally found it but they don't have it in stock [​IMG]
    Any ideas where i can get a yellow/lemon gingham check shirt for under 100$?
    something like this
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  10. green_machine

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    Hello all. I'm a first timer on here and am looking for advice. I have scouted around a bit but would like some styling mentorship from some more knowledgeable people I need a suit and shoes(oxfords seem appropriate). I'm looking to spend around 800 but am thinking of bumping that up to 1000 to 1300 total. I'm thinking navy for the suit and brown shoes.
    The reason is for interviews for residencies. I was told to take out little extra money for loans and buy a nice suit. Any thoughts on where to look and what brands? I also have problems with clothing since I have kind of an athletic build. Not trying to sound full of myself but it poses a problem with some clothes I buy. I need to buy size larger but clothes end up fitting in the shoulders but baggy around the waist. I also have thicker than average thighs which sometimes make buying pants harder. I'm assuming a tailor will be necessary.
    Im in New York City and will be in southern California later this summer if there are any recommendations for stores in either area. Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it.

    Also, I really like pocket squares. Are they appropriate? Thanks again.


    I feel your pain with getting clothes that fit. A 42L fits me great until I wear it for 20 minutes and my arms fall asleep. So I gotta get a 44 baggy style. Same deal with the pants. I guess getting the bigger size is better cause you can take it in. I have to take a visit to a tailor too.
     


  11. madcurry

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    When a sport coat is sold as casual outerwear and sized S, M, L, XL, I gather that the sleeves don't need to be shortened like a regular sport coat, but should be worn longer like other casual jackets. Here are some examples of this sort of garment from BB:
    example 1
    example 2
    I have a few of these from Polo and BB in chino and corduroy . I took one into my tailor to have sleeves shortened last year, and he said that they should be kept long to meet with gloves in colder weather. Does this apply to a linen jacket like the first example? Though not SF approved, can I assume you would want the sleeves to be longer if worn with a short sleeve shirt?
     


  12. Sanguis Mortuum

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    When a sport coat is sold as casual outerwear and sized S, M, L, XL, I gather that the sleeves don't need to be shortened like a regular sport coat, but should be worn longer like other casual jackets.

    I have a few of these from Polo and BB in chino and corduroy . I took one into my tailor to have sleeves shortened last year, and he said that they should be kept long to meet with gloves in colder weather. Does this apply to a linen jacket like the first example?


    They're sportcoats, not overcoats; regardless of the sizing the sleeves should be the same length as any other sportcoat. That is, short enough to show some cuff. Only overcoats need to be long enough to overlap with gloves. This goes double for the linen one, which is clearly a summer coat so will likely never be worn with gloves.
     


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    looking for RLPL alligator skin belt 36. PM if you are looking to sale,

    Thanks
     


  14. madcurry

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    They're sportcoats, not overcoats; regardless of the sizing the sleeves should be the same length as any other sportcoat. That is, short enough to show some cuff. Only overcoats need to be long enough to overlap with gloves. This goes double for the linen one, which is clearly a summer coat so will likely never be worn with gloves.

    Thanks for setting me strait. I think my tailor's reaction to the coat I brought in for adjustment may have confused me a bit. To be fair, the coat in question is very thick, heavily lined, corduroy that would be too hot to wear indoors, unless in the presence of a heat-miser. The linen coat sold in the outerwear section is what caused me to doubt my misconception.
     


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    What's the deal with pant sizing? Flipping through B&S I can see a lot of, say, Mabitex trousers all marked size 32 that vary from 15" flat to 16.75". That's a 3.5" delta! I could understand that with used (and therefore tailored) clothing, but it's all NWT. It doesn't seem to be different lines, though I could be wrong about that. Even if it is, should there be that much variance in a single manufacturer?
     


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