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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

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

  1. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Going MTM for a tuxedo, unfortunately only satin lapels are available, choice of midnight wool or black wool/mohair, question is would you go double breast shawl or single breast shawl, feel like the satin lapels in a DB would be a bit much, what do you think?
     
  2. CDHagg

    CDHagg Senior member

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    I tried on some Santoni shoes at nordstrom today, and they both looked fantastic and seemed very sturdy. Anybody have any experience with this label? The price is a little under $600.
     
  3. newintown23

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  4. diglett

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    Quoting this in hopes that I can get some feedback--sorry if this bump is too soon.

    Any help on the sizing, guys? If they're going to break in, I'll wear them, which I'm itching to do, but I can't do that unless I'm sure; I (obviously) won't be able to return them if I go out with them on.
     
  5. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    have you tried searching the forum for "heel slip"?
     
  6. fritzl

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    fit looks more than ok on the pictures. nobody can take away your perceptions, though, as shoe fit is much more individual than clothes fitting, imo. try to get as much carpet time as possible with them, only time can tell.
     
  7. Stugotes

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    What tie to wear with a navy cotton suit? Silk ones seem not appropiate somehow. Brown/blue/orange cotton tie?
     
  8. moizak

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    Hi guys, I'm a noob trying to improve my woeful wardrobe of clothing. I am currently trying to expand my selection of shirts, as I am trying to wear a shirt everyday as opposed to the t-shirts I was wearing a few months ago.

    I run my own business, which doesn't involve a lot of client interaction so I won't be wearing business style suits (though I'd like to eventually try wearing a more casual style of suit on occasion) and so I'd like to buy less dress shirts and more of a casual style shirt to be worn with various knitwear etc & trousers, chinos or jeans. I went into a local TM Lewin yesterday to get an idea of size and to my surprise found that I am a 14.5" collar (that's surprising as I am 6ft tall and weight 170lbs).

    My question is what is my best solution for casual shirts? The places that I can afford to shop (Uniqlo, Gap, BR, outlets and sales) tend to size by the wonderful S, M, L method. I tried on a OCBD in Uniqlo in both a small and a medium, the collar on the medium was too big, the chest in the small was too small.

    I guess I am just looking for a little direction.....should I look at regular billowy casual shirts in a small, where the collar fits and then just alter them (pinch and pin or taken to a tailor, though that seems a little excessive seeing as how little I am trying to pay for the shirts) or do I keep hunting for a shirt that fits me? Or do I try and lose another 10lbs so I can get into those Uniqlo shirts that are on offer?

    Lurking on here for the last month or so has made me aware of how important fit is and I refuse to buy anything now unless I think it fits me pretty well.

    (I am aware that is a rambling question, not a quick one but it still is not worth starting a new thread for, is it?)
     
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  9. Steve Smith

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    ^^^ 6 ft, 170 doesn't sound like a 14.5 inch neck to me. I would measure again before I bought a shirt which I couldn't try on before purchase.

    Buy an Extra Slim Fit or Slim Fit Brooks Brothers OCBD (oxford cloth button down) on B&S. They can be had for $45 each. IMO the made in USA BB OCBD is the most versatile shirt out there.
     
  10. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    Find a way to exercise your neck. Seriously. There is no OTR I can think of that's going to make a size that fits you. I'm a little taller than you, and about 15 lbs lighter, with a neck that's two inches larger and even I have trouble finding shirts that fit.




    BTW how is TM Lewin, I keep seeing them and thinking cheeeeeep but if they're crap I don't wanna buy them.
     
  11. moizak

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    Unfortunately it is correct, I'm wearing a 15" ted baker shirt currently, it hasn't been through a wash cycle yet and I can comfortably put two finger under the collar with room to spare.
    I think as I may have mentioned to you in a couple of posts on the MC Casual thread, I am trying to bulk up my upper body, particularly my shoulders that were thought to be too narrow. Maybe that will lead to my collar size increasing. I think I'll just have to put off dressing well for a few more months and have to accept dressing average for now. As for quality of TM Lewin, I haven't bought from them before so I can't say though at 5 shirts for £100 they seemed the right price. Unfortunately I was unsure if I wanted 5 dress shirts and the fit wasn't quite right so I passed them up.
     
  12. pronxs

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    Is this conservative enough for job interviews, normal formal events, etc?

    thanks
     
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  13. diglett

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    I hadn't even considered that, but I'll do it right now. Thanks.




    Will do. Thanks.
     
  14. NORE

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    Yes.
     
  15. clotheshound

    clotheshound Active Member

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    Hi guys !

    What are the most expensive fabrics with which to build a man's jacket?
    How do they rank from most expensive to least expensive?

    In no particular order:
    Wool, linen, silk, polyester, cashmere, merino wool, flax,

    Thanks
     
  16. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    I'm thinking about buying this C&J belt, what do you guys think?

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  17. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    :lurk:
     
  18. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    #3
     
  19. RoddyMac

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    Absolutely. Make sure your tie is as well and probably best to stick with a white shirt. Just my suggestion.
     
  20. Kid Nickels

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    not sure it's more expensive than the ass-fuzz wool of the virgin fairy nymphs of Atlantis, but the Hosni Mubarak pinstripes will reportedly run you around $25,000.
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    srsly tho' I believe Vicuna is the most expensive wool fabric at around $4,000/yard.

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/worlds-most-expensive-suit-for-indian-tyc/723379/
     

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