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

  1. TimLee

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    During days of rains or snows, there are water and snow accumulated on the ground. I would like to wear rain boots, but in U.S., I have never seen others especially men wear them, and even in stores rain boots are for children and women. So I wonder if men wear rain boots in U.S. in rainy or snowy days?

    If not, what kinds of shoes are worn?

    Thanks!

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  2. onix

    onix Senior member

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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/33612/shoe-pictorial-index
     


  3. miker

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  4. mymil

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    Pretty funny, that probably is the exact same tie! If I hadn't just gone on somewhat of a knit tie buying spree, I might have bought it...

    On my monitor, I like the second one (wine?) the most, but that's just personal preference. There are also three knit-with-spots ties on the Knottery right now in green, burgundy, and almost-navy: http://theknottery.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=67&sort=20a&page=2. I think you're right when you say above that knit ties are at home in business or smart casual, but not conservative business wear.
     


  5. gettoasty

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    Thanks! I like the offerings at theknottery too, the green polka dot looks nice. :)
     


  6. Regal

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    Need some help!

    I'm sure this topic has been covered ad nauseum somewhere in these pages, but I am a SW&D poster who has yet to delve into the MC forum.

    Long story short- I don't often have reason to "dress up," and when I have in the past, I've stuck to the traditional gray suit + black shoes template. I have a wedding to attend and decided to pick up a navy blazer (my first) and gray pants. I was planning to combine these items with dark brown (or burgundy) shoes and a matching belt, but over the last few days I've found myself drawn to the black belt and black shoes look.

    What I'm looking for is either affirmation or correction of the following assumptions I've made:

    -A navy blazer with brass buttons works better with brown shoes than black.

    -With black shoes, black buttons would be more pleasing to the eye.

    Am I off, here? I want to go buy some shoes and I'm wondering if I need to swap out my brass buttons if I choose to add black accents to the ensemble.

    Thanks!
     


  7. Spurious

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    Read a bunch of threads on the subject of Chinese Tailoring.

    It is interesting, but in the end, is it really worth it?
    I am mostly concerned about fabric quality.

    I want to travel to Asia soon and spend a good portion of it (2 weeks roughly) in China and was looking at getting a bunch of items done:
    Cashmere sweaters
    Cashmere scarves
    Cashmere coats
    Suits
    Shirts

    I assume sweaters, scarves and shirts are less of a hassle, but coats and suits, are they really worth being done there? I am afraid to burn a bunch of money on stuff I end up not wearing.
     


  8. Makoto Chan

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    Regarding suits and shirts:

    Most of the conversations about Chinese tailoring refer to Hong Kong. Search the forum and you'll find a lot, but you can start here: The Hong Kong Tailors Thread. You can buy fantastic tailored suits and shirts in Hong Kong, at a great value. It's not the only place in the world (or in China) for this, but it's a great place.

    Regarding cashmere, I don't think China is a great place to look. Why not get a made-in-China cashmere sweater at Uniqlo? Or on E-bay?
     


  9. Makoto Chan

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    1. Black shoes are fine!
    2. Brass buttons are fine!

    Don't change the buttons on your jacket just to match a pair of shoes. If you want to change the buttons because you like that look better, that's fine. Just don't do it for the sake of this outfit because it's totally unnecessary.
     


  10. Spurious

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    Thanks for the link, hadnt found that one during my search, will check it out.

    What would you recommend for cashmere, which country?
     


  11. Makoto Chan

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    I should add one more thing - if you're concerned about the fabric's quality, you can contact a tailor in advance and tell them if you want a specific English or Italian fabric, and they will order it for you before you arrive.
     


  12. Spurious

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    This is good news. I will read some more on fabric, etc. and see if it's worth the hassle. Assuming that ordering the fabric will have a big premium on it.
     


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    What color sweater vest would go with the following jacket/trouser combinations?
    1. navy blazer and grey flannels
    2. navy blazer and tan cavalry twill
    3. brown tweed jacket and grey flannels
     


  14. hpreston

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    Just my opinions here, FWIW.

    1. navy blazer and grey flannels. This is a blank slate, so really anything, red, purple, lilac, a brighter blue than your blazer, darker gray than your trousers, go crazy with this combo.
    2. navy blazer and tan cavalry twill. Green, darker brown than the trousers, yellow, light blue...
    3. brown tweed jacket and grey flannels, this one is tougher, without a pic of the tweed, but I would look for a color that exists in the tweed in small amounts and go with a version of that, most tweed has flecks of green or blue or something.
     


  15. Makoto Chan

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    Those are very neutral combinations, so anything would work, but not in the colors you're already using (navy, grey, tan or brown). How about red? Maroon? Forest green? Oatmeal?
     


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