Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.
I brought home a couple of samples from Saks, but niether of them have really clicked. I'd like to find a scent that is sexy, bold, and refined, but I'm not even certain if my own preferences should, well, take preference. After all, the cologne is for the benefit of other people (women, primarily), so I'm not sure if a fragrance that appeals to me would appeal to them.
+1 on the point about body chemistry.
Not sure what the correct term is. I measured myself across the chest, biceps, forearms, waist, hips, shoulders, etc. I then specified the exact measurement of each dimension of the actual shirt, so I assume the correct term is "bespoke." If I had submitted fewer measurements, and then simply specified that I wanted a "slim" shirt instead of specifying each measurement of the shirt, I believe that would be a MTM shirt.
Honestly, though, I don't really know. It's a MTM Bespoke shirt.
MTM = made to MEASURE. Meaning there are measurements involved, not just some vague thing like "slim".
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Tino Cosma scarf
So I picked up this 100% cashmere scarf a couple days ago. I can't find any price points for their scarves on line, so I was wondering maybe any of you had any idea. I got it for $250 (less $100 for a groupon to the botique I bought it from). Also what do you guys think of this as a scarf to go along with my suit and charcoal grey overcoat?
Bespoke = require multiple actual/physical fittings. So there is no such thing as "online bespoke".
Is there a "good tailor around this city" thread?
Wow. Being Master Card's bitch: priceless.
Best to just use the search function for your location.
Tie combination with a red chambray shirt?
Been asked to death I'm sure, but I would appreciate anyone who can help so I don't have to wade through hundreds of posts.
1. Can you wear a pea coat over jacket/tie? Or do you need a topcoat over jacket/tie? Is it common to wear pea coat / top coat with shirt and tie, and skip the suit jacket?
2. What neckwear is the classic neckwear to go with a blazer (navy, gold buttons, pretty standard)
3. Should you wear a pocket square with a blazer?
A pea coat is a relatively casual coat, and ideally should be worn with casual clothing. I won't claim that you'll never see someone wear a pea coat over a sport coat and tie, or even a suit, but it's not really the right choice.
I can't say how common it is, although I'm sure some men do it. As the general, traditional rule is that an adult man should not go out in public wearing a shirt and tie without also wearing a sport coat/blazer/suit jacket, technically the answer to your question is no, you should not skip the jacket.
I suspect someone will tell you that it's perfectly fine to wear a shirt and tie, without a jacket. Well, it's perfectly fine in the sense that you won't go to jail for it, and people won't even point at you and laugh, but technically it's not how one is supposed to dress. If you want to follow such rules, do so. If you want to ignore them, do that. Your choice.
I'm not quite sure I understand... The classic neckwear would typically be either a "regular" necktie (ie. the standard sort of tie one knots with a windsor or half-windsor or four-in-hand or whatever, and which then hangs down to somewhere around one's belt buckle), or a bow tie (which is much less common, and in some situations arguably ill advised, but still a perfectly fine choice for many social occasions).
The preferred color, pattern, even fabric, and so on, of the tie depends on too many factors to address in this post. These factors, but are not limited to, your shirt color, pants color, the season, where you are geographically, business vs. social, whether the blazer's double breasted, etc.
I suppose if you wanted to know what's the one tie that would most often be a safe (not necessarily best) choice, I'd recommend a silk necktie, repp, stripe, conservative colors, etc. But it's not like there aren't plenty of other excellent choices, so if the next guy prefers pin dots to stripes, or a solid Grenadine, or whatever, that's fine with me.
I usually do.
Since a blazer is less formal than a suit, I tend to go with a less formal pocket square. For example, while I might wear a white linen pocket square in a precise tv fold with a charcoal pinstripe business suit, with a blazer I'm much more likely to casually stuff some colorful, perhaps patterned, silk square into my pocket.
What was the name of that thread in which old JL bespoke three-eyelet derbys were beautifully and awesomely restored?
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