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

  1. onix

    onix Senior member

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    He has small shoulders, natural would look even more sloppy.
     
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  2. JubeiSpiegel

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    That helps, thank you. I'll look into Turnbull & Asser. I also read Harvey & Hudson, and Hilditch & Key make a good dress shirt. I will probably look into all 3 of them then.
     


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    Hilditch and Key has an on-line sale right now, I believe.
     


  5. CDHagg

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    The best advice I can give you is to go to a store in person and try on blazers. If you order online, you can't be sure of getting a blazer that fits you perfectly, and the fit is pretty much the most important aspect of a jacket (or any other item of clothing, for that matter). There are a lot of good labels out there, but I won't mention any because I don't really have the first-hand experience to be making specific reccomendations.

    Go to Saks, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Barneys, or other high-end department stores, and you'll be sure to find a blazer or two that fits well and hits under the $700 mark. Stay away from low-end department stores like Macys and J.C. Penny, as those typically do not carry respected clothing labels.

    Oh, and unless this blazer is for very casual occasions, you should get a canvassed, not fused, wool blazer. If you don't know the difference between "canvassed" and "fused," do a quick search. Also, search for "pinch test."
     


  6. cptjeff

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    Canvassed versus fused has nothing to do with formality, just build quality. And fused stuff is better than it used to be.
     
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  7. CDHagg

    CDHagg Senior member

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    What I meant was that he should get a wool blazer, not a casual unstructured cotton or polyester blazer, as wool is the most "formal" and can be used in both casual and dressy situations. Then, in the same sentence, I exhorted him to go with a canvassed blazer, not a fused blazer, as drycleaning causes puckering in fused jackets.

    Sorry for the ambiguous sentence. [​IMG]
     


  8. shiftyc

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    I'm new here but sorry if this get asked alot. I'm going to a wedding overseas.. and I'm going to be wearing a light blue dress shirt and black dress pants. Whaat is a good matching tie? Solid colors? Patterns? I read and searched that a navy tie would be a good option.

    Thanks.
     


  9. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    People are going to tell you not to wear a tie without a jacket. Fair warning.
     


  10. JubeiSpiegel

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    I won't pester you about wearing at least a jacket, but since you mention it as an important detail, what country is the wedding taking place? Might help to establish the level of formality needed. To answer your question, a solid navy tie will be fine, texture or with a pattern but no added colors. It's more formal.
     


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    Don't wear a tie without a jacket. It gives the impression "I really don't want to be dressed up, but I had to, so here's my G-D tie."

    If you insist on wearing a tie: You are wearing black and blue. It's not that difficult to match. Three small things: 1. Stick with a matte tie rather than a shiny tie. 2. If you wear a navy tie, it should not be very dark (too close to black). 3. Wear a tie bar. (It's really the only way to make this look intentional.)
     


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    Hm I didn't know that, guess I'll avoid wearing a tie then. Thanks for the advice. Also, the wedding is in Hong Kong. The last time I been to a wedding (It was in HK in the summer), I looked like a waiter. I didn't want to make teh same mistake again.
     
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    Hello, Im new on here but I was wondering if anyone have some of the Polo Ralph Lauren Crested blazers for sale in a size Small or 38R or know where i can find them, there are various type of these blazers and its a particular 3 that Im looking for. They all come in navy blue. I would really appreciate the help
     


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    Just got a pair of gray shoes with light brown laces...they look like Oxfords to me but hell if I can tell. Anyway, what color socks/belt for these? Thinking slacks or denim pants.
     


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