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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    THAT particular knit tie looks way too casual
    a tighter knit tie wouldn't be as bad

    also your tie colors make me think of certain schools.. like USC ...
    so unless if you have and want that kind of association, i would not wear that tie
     


  2. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    In most lines of work, yes, it would be too casual.
     


  3. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    what size tie bar should I get (1', 1.25', etc.)? My ties are on the slimmer side.
     


  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Agreed. The stripe, in this case, is a strike against it -- a dark solid (navy or black) would be less noticeable.
     


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    mymil Senior member

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    Also, be sure to remove the label from the sleeve of your jacket before wearing it out of the house.
     


  6. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    ^ I was just about to point that out.
     


  7. Maerhyl

    Maerhyl Well-Known Member

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    ^ I agree with the others on the tie. Maybe its the colours.
    Also, you want a pocket square in that jacket: Plaid or gingham, don't match the tie, avoid silk and your good to go.
     
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    why no silk? to contrast material against a silk tie? silk doesn't work for plaid/gingham?
     


  9. Maerhyl

    Maerhyl Well-Known Member

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    Well, its just that I find that its harder to pull off silk with a pocket square. In my opinion, its easier to make it look tacky with silk. Nothing wrong with it but I feel it looks much better with a cloth that is not shiny but with an interesting pattern.
     


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    Do you guys have any recommendations for shoe polish that would match a color known as Brandy? Attached are pictures of some Paul Stuarts which I got which are a brandy color. The second picture is the MOST accurate. Thanks.

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  11. Rich0116

    Rich0116 Senior member

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    Saphir's Mahagoni cream might do you, although it might be a touch too red.

    Nice shoes.
     


  12. Andysrus

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    Thanks! That was my first thought as well, but I've never actually seen the Mahagoni polish in person. I was comparing the color charts today online, and I thought that seemed to be close also. Might have to give it a shot.
     


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    facet Senior member

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    Thanks guys, I'll just go with what I have in my regular rotation.
    lol, the pics were taken pre-tailoring.
    Good to know, thanks.
     


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    The same ones as the outside. Mink oil, lexan... You're still adding oils back into leather. As for suede, I have no idea. I just leave it be.
     


  15. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    if i buy a 15.5 neck 36 sleeve... is it possible to shorten the sleeve to 33.5 without having major issues?
    is that just too much to try to shorten without messing up the shoulder or cuff area?




    think i answered my own question with some google searching
    http://punkn.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/shirt-sleeve-alteration/
    looks like i can do it... i mean, get it done
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2011


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