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

  1. amathew

    amathew Senior member

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    Another newbie question:

    I've been trying to understand the difference between sports shirts, dress shirts, oxford sport shirts, and oxford dress shirts.

    I'm thinking about what to wear on the weekends as it get's warmer (78 deg F tom). I have a couple sport shirts (size small)
    and some BB oxford dress shirts (15-33). I'm just wondering what is more appropriate for casual weekend wear. I always
    assumed that shirts with collars buttoned down were casual shirts, but I've noticed that BB has sports shirts with buttoned
    down collars and oxford dress shirts with buttoned down collars. What is more appropriate for weekend wear? I don't own any
    of their sports shirts, so I'm not sure what they're like.
     
  2. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    My general rule is that any shirt that is not sized by the neck and is designated by a letter size should be considered a sportshirt. I would also say that pretty much any shirt with a button down collar would be a more casual shirt when pitted up against it's non-button down brethren. Shirts that don't have slots for collar stays are usually more casual in my opinion too.

    I think your sportshirts and button-down collar shirts are fine for weekend casual wear.
     
  3. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Do chelsea boots crease a lot? I'm going to buy one from Carmina soon and they look great in the pictures but I'm wondering how it'll look after being worn for a while. The nice thing about captoe oxfords is that the toe cap never creases and I'm hoping Chelsea boots will be the same.
     
  4. Essential

    Essential Senior member

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    I have a 14.5" neck and 5' 5" height. From the base of my neck to my belt line, the length is 20.5". Would a 58" tie be too long?
     
  5. yywwyy

    yywwyy Senior member

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    Has anyone tried ordering with standard shipping from Robert Old to the US? Were you hit with customs? What can I expect? What courier do they use?
     
  6. josh1492

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    if its a lumberjack convention youll look perfect (sorry haha)
    Looking to get input on if this shirt is too dark to wear with a dark navy suit for a casual event (no tie, cordovan tassel loafers).

    Muchos gracias.
     
  7. josh1492

    josh1492 Member

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    Ok...rather than ask if anyone can help me find fitting clothes and listing my measurements does anyone know of an online program that i can input my measurements and find appropriate/flattering jean and shirt cuts/brands? I found one for womens clothing but nothing for men...
     
  8. josh1492

    josh1492 Member

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    please help me find low rise wide leg jeans that are nice. i dont want the stupid fad jeans that are all tight and shit. I want some jeans that look good on me regardless of what some milan asshole says. Help me please. google and this forum's search function are not helping.
     
  9. Poindexter

    Poindexter Senior member

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    I'm your height and neck size, and don't like my ties to go over the belt buckle (just touch the pants is perfect), and I use regular length ties with no problem. In fact, I sort of wonder what six foot guys do.
     
  10. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    People here don't wear wide leg jeans. Popular straight leg selvedge jeans include APC New Standard and Levi's Vintage Clothing 1947 501
     
  11. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I wear Lee Regulars, which have had the same cut for decades. Straight leg is about as classic as you can get.
     
  12. Layered Player

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  13. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    By 'wide leg' do you just mean not super skinny, or do you mean wider than average? And how low do you mean when you say 'low-rise'? I can't help but picture 'low rise wide leg' as looking ridiculous, unless you just mean an average (not skinny) leg and a average (or slightly lower) rise.
     
  14. Shay

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    Light shoes, dark pants, and a dark belt? Light belt with dark pants is more contrast than I prefer. Maybe too much time in athletic shoes has warped my sensibilities.
     
  15. Shay

    Shay Member

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    Looks like that's just before it all went wrong:

    "The 1955 501 jeans have a quintessential 1950's shape, with more 'anti-fit' in the seat area and a slightly fuller cut around the leg, they have a boxier silhouette."

    An idea doesn't have to be good to catch on.
     
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  16. josh1492

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    well i have 22.5" thighs and my logic is that if i dont feel comfortable in a pair of jeans i wont look good. i dont want my jeans tight on my thighs at all and i need enough extra room in that area to be able to use my pockets comfortably. furthermore looser jeans are said to accentuate muscular forms better than tighter jeans because tight jeans on muscular people make them look bulky. The reason(i am probably wrong) for me wanting low rise is because every pair of jeans that i have ever had has sat really low on my waist(around my hips) and i think it might look better if i dont have a crotch that is sitting a full foot too low haha
     
  17. josh1492

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    straight leg could be fine but i guess i would prefer a small tapering off from the thigh to the leg opening. loose jeans may not be in style but i swear that some people look better in them...at least i think so.

    according to an article on ebay about buying jeans and another article on AskMen
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    Athletic and muscular types look best in jeans with a wider leg since looser cuts show off the shape of a toned body. Jeans cut too close to the body are not as good a choice for muscular shapes as they can make muscles appear overly bulky. Wider-leg jeans, however, will subtly show off all your hard-earned gym work. Additionally, to show off your butt or give it a more round shape, choose back pockets that are smaller and further apart.
    "
     
  18. Gerry

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    bartleby929 Senior member

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    Yes or No for $150 out of pocket, lol bought the Amazon GC at 30% off from that one guy last week. I just feel unsettled about myhabit. it's like gilt or rue lala or something
     
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  20. josh1492

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    Make a program that will give you appropriate "cuts" of clothing based upon measurements and I will join your fan club haha. Most people walk around in ill fitting/unflattering clothing and never know it...the brand and style mean nothing if the cut/size isnt right for you.
     

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