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  1. wysiwyg

    wysiwyg Senior member

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    I'm looking to buy some Woodlore Epics for my Park Avenues. I know they're a bit wide, and the PAs run a bit narrow. Would a size small be able to fit into an 8.5D?
     


  2. evan87

    evan87 New Member

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    Hello Chaps,

    I need some advice on an outfit for a summer wedding, criticisms are welcome. I'm slightly confused as to trouser choices, I'm thinking of skinny fit navy chinos (quite dark), although i'm conscious that they may look too informal with the current top selection.

    Jacket by Hugo Boss
    Shirt by Thomas Pink
    Pocket sq. Duchamp
    Tie by Thomas Pink

    Please advise on shoes/ trouser selection.

    Thanks

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  3. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    I want to start adding pocket squares to my suits. Where can I find some at reasonable prices and where can I learn how to fold them? Yes, I realize I can just google pocket square but if there are any good sources, I'd like to jump straight to them instead of wasting time and money on buying squares from some random seller on ebay, or something. Thanks.
     


  4. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    The squares at TheTieBar.com are $8 or $12. Decent place to start.

    I recommend either folding them square or just stuffing them in somehow. Elaborate origami folds and mountain ranges are foppish and effete.
     


  5. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    So I've found a one-of-a-kind sports coat that would be perfect for me, except that the shoulder measurement is 19". My three best-fitting coats all have 18 1/4" shoulders. Would that extra 3/8" on each side not even be noticeable, or would it annoy me for the rest of my life?
     


  6. CHECKstar

    CHECKstar Senior member

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    Do you think that I can get away with wearing a French navy (potentially three piece) suit with these puppies?
     


  7. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    love these from mr kent wang, fellow SFer.

    http://www.kentwang.com/pocket-squares
     


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    Where in Miami, FL can I find a retailer with a wide selection of reasonably priced, high-quality or just good quality men's suiting fabrics?
     


  9. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    It might not be noticeable to most in the real world but if you have MULTIPLE coats that fit well at 18 1/4", then 19" seems like "rest of my life" territory. That you ask the question means you probably already know the answer. Trust your instinct.
     


  10. DocHolliday

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    If it's a casual summer wedding, you might consider stone chinos. But if you go that route, the square will be by far the darkest, most eye-grabbing part of your outfit. Might swap it out for something paler, to better match the rest of the tones in the look. Maybe even a plain white square, if the shirt is white. You could also stand to tighten your tie, so the knot sits higher in your shirt collar, and I would tighten the knot itself. The collar spread makes the large knot look a bit claustrophobic. If you go with pale tones, you can get away with a fairly light brown pair of shoes. Personally, I would not go for a high-contrast split with the colors you now have up top. If you go dark trou, I'd choose another, darker tie to integrate the elements.
     


  11. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    I like it. Go for it, man.
     


  12. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    Yeah, you're right. Thanks.
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That would be a deal killer for me.
     


  14. Interleukine-2

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    What do you guys think about wearing a tie with a cardigan? Is a tie even an acceptable accessory without a suit?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can absolutely wear a tie with a cardigan, just make sure you are wearing a button down collar shirt, or a proper dress shirt with barrel cuffs.
     


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