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

  1. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    Thanks for the answers NORE.

    Another question: Should I wash a new pair of pants (to adjust to any shrinkage that might occur) prior to taking them to the tailor? I want to shorten the length.

    EDIT: After a google search seems like I should wash them even before wearing them and then get them hemmed.
     
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  2. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    If they're washable and you'll be washing them (khakis, for example), yes. If they're something you'll only ever be dry cleaning (wool trousers), no.
     
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    brarjag New Member

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    Thanks for the input mymil, much appreciated.
     
  4. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    Wool? Never wash. Cotton, proceed as you wish.
     
  5. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    Yep cotton of course.

    How about for shirts that need to be taken to the tailor? Wash first too?
     
  6. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    I want to buy a new suit but I don't know what to get and was hoping some SFers could give me some opinions. I have two black suits (one solid black one black on black stipe), a dark grey suit, a tan suit, a navy suit, an olive/khaki suit, and a brown tweed SC. I'm looking for a suit that I can wear as both a suit and use the jacket as a blazer as well (so something plain). I'm in college and have a job at a family owned company so I'd mostly be wearing the suit casually.

    I'm thinking about this one because although it is grey it is much lighter then the grey I already have, it has natural shoulders, and patch pockets (making it very casual).

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    Or my second option is this blue suit. Again, I already have a much darker navy suit, however, I really like this suit as well:
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    What do you all think?
     
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  7. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Senior member

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    can anyone tell me what shoe this is?

    PM if u can, its hard to tell whose replying to me in this thread....cheers

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  8. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    anyone?

     
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  9. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    just from these pix I prefer the 2nd.
     
  10. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    Does this work?

    Brooks Lavender Herringbone Shirt
    Black Sport Coat
    White Pocket Square w/ Light Blue Trim
    Grey Chinos (Medium/Stone Grey):
    Black Cordovan Longwings
     
  11. Diversification

    Diversification Well-Known Member

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    I just received a J Crew 100% Merino V-Neck for xmas. I love the color and the fit except the waist is a bit larger than I'd like.

    Can I reasonably expect to take the sweater to a tailor and have the waist reduced without making it look like crap?
     
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    CruzAzul Senior member

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    In a word, yes. If it has side seams, anyway. My tailor does this for me routinely.
     
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    Dinhilion Senior member

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    I believe the proper name is double french cuffs but, I see contrast cuffs as well. They are in style with a certain group right now using loud patterns and colors. Mainly the loud, club going, slicked hair set. Personally, it is not a group that I would want to be associated with. They have other legitimate sartorial uses, but it is rare to see them in the US.
     
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    It took a while for my first post to get approved. Just wanted to follow up. Thanks gents!

     
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    I prefer wearing a darker suit to a nighttime party. This isn't just my rule; many men see nothing wrong with wearing, say, a tan suit in the daytime, but wouldn't wear one after 6PM. If this were an afternoon thing, I'd have no great problem with the suit pictured. But as New Year's Eve parties tend to be nighttime affairs...

    I don't like the idea of wearing that suit without a tie, either. But that's independent of the time of day.

    I also tend to interpret "semi-formal" as calling for a tie. But I recognize that for all too many people today, "semi-formal" is little more than a way of saying "don't wear jeans or t-shirts."
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    Michael
     

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