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

  1. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    If I understand you, you have (1) a light pink shirt, light pink tie, and light pink pocket square; and (2) a lavender shirt, lavender tie, and lavender pocket square.

    Look, I have nothing against either color, but wearing either trio together is just... too much. Be it too much pink or too much lavender. Too matchy-matchy. Too much of a color (either pink, or lavender) which tends to work best in moderation. Just... just... too much.

    Wear any of the items individually, just not as trios. Otherwise, you run a high risk of looking boring, at best. Down right awful, at worst.
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  2. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    +1

    Lavender or pink will both work with that suit, but having the shirt/tie/square all the same colour will just look awful and tacky.
     
  3. bigtimebuck4

    bigtimebuck4 Senior member

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    I am having trouble picking out a shirt / tie combo for Easter tomorrow. I will be wearing a taupe suit and want to combine it with a purple tie. I could just wear a white shirt if none of these work, but thought it would be worth trying to spruce things up a bit. Here are my three shirt and two tie options.
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    The middle shirt has some taupe stripes in the pattern. The top tie is a darker purple. Not the highest quality picture but do your best. Like I said, if none work i can just wear a white shirt. Thanks!
     
  4. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    If those were my choices I would go with either the white shirt as my first choice, then the shirt on the right, then the one of the left with the top tie.

    I would definitely not do the middle shirt.
     
  5. mikeybates

    mikeybates New Member

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    I have a question about my wedding suit.

    I have a white morning coat suit and I'm not sure what shirt, tie and shoes to match with it. The coat and waistcoat linings are rich red (my brides family is Chinese so I wanted to get some red in there)

    The advice I've seen so far has said not to go with a white shirt as that would be too formal, but I don't think that's a problem at a wedding.

    So would a white shirt, a red tie (matching the lining) and tan shoes be the best match?

    Cheers
     
  6. andrewgreg

    andrewgreg Senior member

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    cptjeff Senior member

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    That's the measurement of the garment. A size 38 blazer will have a 42" chest. You would still wear a 40.
     
  8. Oakd

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    Bump :)
     
  9. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    No. And it'll look a hell of a lot better than a rented tux.

    White shirt, spread collar. Tie in a darker shade of whatever color you like with a classic pattern.
     
  10. Oakd

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    Thank you very much for your input. The suit is not quite what I'd like to have but rather what I can afford right now, however I do like the cut. I left it at the store for "fitting"? (making the blazer tighter to the body and the sleeves of the pants the proper size). By the 18 this month ill have it back and take some photos in it to get comments ^^

    As for the tie, I was thinking of matching the color of my so dress, too corny?
     
  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Shirt alterations is like Tailoring 101. Trust me, nobody cares. A nice fitting suit jacket, or sportcoat is true art.
     
  12. Essential

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    For pants, what is the difference between hem and taper?

    For shirts, what is the difference between pulling in the sides, darting, and pinning?

    Excuse my noob questions :)
     
  13. ter1413

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    A hem is the stitch that is used to set the length of your pants. So your tailor will fold under the extra material and ask you how high/long you would like the pants before he/she stitches it. ALWAYS try to wear dress shoes when getting measured....

    A taper is how "narrow" you would like your pants. So some people take a new pair of pants that fit well in the waist to their tailor to get the "leg" part narrowed a bit. Sometimes a style preference. Sometimes to have the pants fit better...
     
  14. CDHagg

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  15. rc-grad

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    That's right. Generally, a size 40 jacket would measure 42-44" in the chest, depending on how slim the cut is. If your chest is 39.5" and you try to wear a jacket measuring 40" across the chest, it'd be too tight for comfort, obviously.
     
  16. wannabe

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    What color buttons should I get to replace the metal silver ones?

    The jacket is a DB gray tweed with hints of blue with patch pockets.
     
  17. musicguy

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    I think dakish brown horn will work well.
     
  18. smchasta

    smchasta New Member

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    Does anyone have a schedule for Zegna Su Misura trunk shows this quarter? I have been looking for this EVERYWHERE and it's impossible.
     
  19. TheYachtMaster

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    Sorry to bother everyone with stupid questions.

    I recently bought a Gant shirt in hugger fit, size small. I am 6' and 155 pounds, about a 36" chest. It fits great in every way but the shoulders bother me. They seem to be rather smaller than all of my other shirts and I am wondering if they are too small or if all of my other shirts have been to big.

    Basically, this boils down to the question as to how shoulders in shirts should fit.

    Here is the gant. Easy to see where the shoulder seem lies (sorry or corny self-taken photos in the bathroom mirror).

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    Now here is how I thought shoulders are supposed to fit, as exhibited by an RL custom fit OCBD. Less slim overall, but still a pretty decent shirt. I added a line to show where the seems lies as it is less obvious.

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    The shoulders on the gant just seem so narrow, which is a shame considering it is pretty superior in every other way.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  20. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Shoulders on the Gant are definitely too small. Second shirt looks much better on you. First one seems to emphasize the slope of your shoulder as well.
     

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