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

  1. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    It's not terrible, but not ideal. What is the suggested dress code of the wedding? Is your cousin a clothes guy or will he be wearing a rented tux? Are there going to be hot chicks at the wedding you want to impress with your style?
     


  2. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    :laugh: That sounds like a no on the tie.
     
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  3. aphextwin07

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    there was no dress specified on the invite, but it's at a large caterer that appears to be pretty formal. the guy is really casual though, i couldn't even imagine ever seeing him in a suit. anyway yeah i should probably just get something more appropriate haha
     


  4. facet

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    I personally wouldn't think twice about wearing a lighter grey; but that's just me. I did go to a wedding a few weeks ago (indoor ceremony and reception) where I saw a guy wearing a suit of a similar shade as your link. He just kept it simple with a navy grenadine and dark brown wingtips and, I thought, he was probably the best dressed guy there. It may not be according to the rules; but there were so many other people committing fit and dress faux pas that were far worse. The biggest thing was that his suit fit great and it was unique (he was the only one in that wore that shade of grey, my suit being second lightest in glen plaid). So he stood out but in a good way, I think.
     
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  5. mymil

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    Does decently-priced mean cheap? How much money are you willing to spend on the suit? The J.Crew Ludlow is inexpensive and fits pretty well off-the-rack, but you should still get it tailored. Charcoal (or as light as a mid gray) sounds good for the color of a first suit to me. If you're thinking of buying two suits, you could also consider buying one suit that's twice as expensive.

    For ties, I'd get a knit navy for less formal occasions, gray tweed (it could even be herringbone) that's a different shade than your suit, and gray wool (but not tweed) that's a different shade than your suit. I don't like silk ties that aren't raw silk, so I can't really comment on that, but you'll need a tie that isn't wool for warmer months. Maybe something with stripes.

     


  6. grym02

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    I'd really like to stay under $500 for a suit. After quickly browsing the forum, I'm thinking Brooks Brothers but am not sure what specific style in their line? For a second suit, would you recommend navy or some other form of grey (maybe a bit lighter than charcoal?)

    Here's some ties I picked out (consider that I'm basically starting from scratch in the ties department):

    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page...es.asp&pg=0&categoryIds=31,61&optionValueIds=
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page...g=1&categoryIds=31,22,60,1,18&optionValueIds=
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page...g=0&categoryIds=31,22,60,1,18&optionValueIds=
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page...g=1&categoryIds=31,22,60,1,20&optionValueIds=
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page...p&pg=0&categoryIds=31,60,1,24&optionValueIds=
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page...p&pg=0&categoryIds=31,60,1,70&optionValueIds=
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page...g=0&categoryIds=31,60,1,14,24&optionValueIds=
    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page...g=0&categoryIds=31,60,1,55,14&optionValueIds=

    Thoughts on the ties?

    I'm planning on going to Nordstrom's tomorrow and picking up a new white + light blue shirt, and getting measured properly as well.
     


  7. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Some sort of felted wool, it looks like.

    By the way, you bought a women's blazer. Just an FYI. Buttons on the wrong side, cut really short, lots of room for boobs.
     


  8. Cambel

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    Anyone have experience with Turnbull & Asser cashmere? I'm wondering if I should just go ahead and buy a TA grey v-neck cashmere sweater (a piece I could use) for $262.50 (50% off the full $525). Or is that still paying too much for a cashmere piece that isn't much better than one of the many hundred dollar options floating around department stores?
     


  9. Unsanforized

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    Does anyone know anything about Zanella's "Nico & Luca 'Clint'" pants? Where does this sit in their firmament of quality? And why is it impossible to find them outside of Nordstrom?

    Nico & Luca 'Clint' Flat Front Wool Trousers


    Any suggestions for other flat-front slim-fit dress pants of comparable quality, or better quality but a similar price? Thanks!
     


  10. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I'm betting it's William Lockie. Start around 7:20.
    http://www.esquire.com/style/manufacture-textile-factory-video-tours#v781046754001

    Doesn't answer your question on value, but that's something only you can really decide.
     


  11. SeanathonHuff

    SeanathonHuff Senior member

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    My ModernTailor shirts look great from the front, but the profile view betrays a little bit of outward flare around my crotch area. In other words, the shirt is flush around my sides, buttocks, and belly button but kind of blouses out a little around my belt buckle. Should I reduce the half-hip measurement or something else?
     


  12. Sanguis Mortuum

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    It looks like it's buttoned up, and in that light the buttons are on the correct side for a men's coat.
     


  13. threeleggeddog

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    I think you kind of nailed the general answer for so many of these "suit color appropriate" questions (i.e. when is a lighter grey appropriate for an interview?) I think that lighter grey is a great way to deviate from the norm without looking like a clown. However, you will stand out, so you better make sure you own the style/everything fits great. Imagine a guy wearing an oversized light grey suit instead - he's going to look like the WORST dressed guy there.
     


  14. mr.orange

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    look at the waist man. it's tiny.
     


  15. diniro

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    you're probably right. here are some close up pics to give you an idea of how hairy it is:

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    good fit right? if it's a women blazer I'm gonna start buying women from now on lol.
     
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