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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. burnbulb

    burnbulb Well-Known Member

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    Heres my two questions im attending a hollywood themed ball , im also helping to organise it. The look im going with is similar to James Mcavoy in attonement.
    1. Do i go with the smaller windsor collar or larger Graffton?
    2.Do i put bowtie with wing s on top or behind?
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you want to look good wear a spread collar shirt with a bowtie. All else is sub-par. Just my opinion.
     
  3. burnbulb

    burnbulb Well-Known Member

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    thanks for reply but i dont own a stiff spread collar and its not really the look i want to go for . As most people attending will do new hollywood (think brad pitt,george clooney) i want to do an old hollywood style.
     
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  4. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    They're quite slim fit, more like black label than white label.
     
  5. Sir Humphrey Appleby

    Sir Humphrey Appleby Senior member

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    How much can a tailor take a suit in and can they do it on the torso or am I stuck with a 38, 40 whatever?
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They can't take in a chest, but they can the waist quite a bit.
     
  7. Sir Humphrey Appleby

    Sir Humphrey Appleby Senior member

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    Thanks, I'll just buy it and take it to my local tailor then, see what he says. Should be alright though. I'm guessing they can shorten the arms to more or less anything, right?
     
  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  9. AntiPhil

    AntiPhil New Member

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    Hi,

    This is my first post on this forum, but I've been lurking here for a couple of months.

    I have a question: is the sleeves on this jacket too short? My wife thinks they are, but she knows nothing about suits, and I'm not sure what to think.

    Relevant information: I plan to use the suit for job interviews. I want it to look fairly conservative, but still a little fashionable. It's a hickey by Hickey Freeman suit, in navy. Sorry the photos aren't better, but hopefully they're good enough.

    If the sleeves are too short, how much should I ask the tailor to add?


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  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Take a photo standing naturally. My impression based on this is no, but some people like only about 1/4" of cuff to show, you have about 1/2" there, which, imo is just fine.
     
  11. AntiPhil

    AntiPhil New Member

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    Thanks! I'll get my wife to help me take a better photo when she gets home. If the issue is a little too much cuff, could I fix that by finding a shirt with slightly shorter sleeves, or would that just make the shirt sleeves look too short?
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That was actually my second impression that your shirt sleeves are falling over your wrist hinge. You could have tailor up your sleeves 1/4" or so. Cheaper than altering the suit.
     
  13. amathew

    amathew Senior member

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    Does anyone else wear dress shirts on Saturday?

    I like to "dress up" on the weekends with a dress shirt, chinos, and suede dress shoes. I was wondering how other dressed on the weekend.
     
  14. dapperdoctor

    dapperdoctor Senior member

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    Only when I have somewhere to go - otherwise, I stick to t-shirts!
     
  15. D.B.Cooper

    D.B.Cooper Senior member

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    What's the right pronunciation for Hermès? Her-meez, air-meez, air-may, or something else?
     
  16. surrender

    surrender Senior member

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    I'm looking for a light brown/tan belt to wear with chinos and jeans to match my Our Legacy penny loafers and APC chelsea boots - something not as formal as an outright dress belt, but not a saddle belt, either. Something in the middle. Any suggestions?
     
  17. Spurious

    Spurious Senior member

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    I only wear dress shirts, t-shirts only at night.
     
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  18. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Technically, it's pronounced much like "er mez" or "air mez." (The initial sound sort of falls in between "er" and "air.")

    Of course, many foreign words - even including names - undergo shifts in pronunciation when they become part of the English language. The point being, it's not necessarily incorrect for an English speaker, referencing the word in an English language conversation, to pronounce it somewhat differently from the way a French speaker might pronounce it in a French language conversation.

    Examples abound, but perhaps among the most obvious would be the word "Paris." In French, it's "par ee'," in English, it's "par' iss." Not only is the English pronunciation perfectly correct for an English speaker, but if one were engaging in speech in English, and used the French pronunciation of the word, it would tend to sound affected and unnatural, at best.

    (Pronunciation issues can sometimes get weirder than you'd believe. Consider that both Carnegie Mellon University and New York City's Carnegie Hall, are named after the same man - Andrew Carnegie. Yet his name is pronounced differently in each instance.) (FWIW, the university pronunciation is more faithful to how Mr. Carnegie himself pronounced his name. Nevertheless, using that pronunciation for the concert hall is not commonly accepted practice.)
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    Michael
     
  19. bnovc

    bnovc Well-Known Member

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    Is there a common opinion about when each of these types of belt buckles should be worn or other opinions on the difference between them?

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jeRRcfv7L._SL190_SY246_CR0,0,190,246_.jpg
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31ENxYzmSfL._SL190_SY246_CR0,0,190,246_.jpg

    I only have the top kind, but I like the way the bottom kind look more (maybe not with a jacket though). I haven't seen a lot of information on belts, so I probably should go seek that out before buying more, but I kind of like something like http://www.amazon.com/Erik-Blaire-M...F8&qid=1340458245&sr=1-3&keywords=men's+belts.
     
  20. doughboysc

    doughboysc Senior member

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    I've got a few extra questions to ask.

    1.)Why darker colors for suits or sportcoats and even trousers are better on heavy men than light colors? I found out my body type, it's Inverted V.

    2.)Which width of neckties I do better with since my weight and height I require extra long neckties? 3.5" or under 5"?

    3.)Recently, my neck is 18" with 34" sleeve with 52" chest and 58" waist. What's best for me for Dress Shirts? Off the rack (over-the-peg what Brits call it) or MTM and or Bespoke?

    4.)Would a longer length collar or short length collar dress shirts (like the ones wearing that's trendy like GQ magazines) would suit my face? If you said I need a longer collar length, would it be 3.5" to 4.75 inches long with a longer collar band? Man I miss the two-button collar shirts that were popular during the early-late 2000s. :(

    5.)According to GQ, cuffs don't belong to flat-fronts (I prefer to wear flat-fronts because it was the style associated with the 1960s and 1970s), would cuffs on flat-fronts be okay or a no-no?

    6.)Is it okay to wear over-the-rack suits like "Suit Separates" since my chest is 52" (Long) with 58" waist? If not, since I've saved almost $8,500 would MTM be better?

    Thanks :)
     

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