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

  1. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    Those particular shades of navy and indigo really don't look good together, man. It's not the volume, it's the mismatch.
     


  2. dah328

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    Dark blue jeans would work better than most shades of khaki. It's unlikely that gray chinos would work well with a gray sweater.
     


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    You know, I never thought of that.
     


  4. deburn

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    This is a good idea if you don't go to conferences in cooler climes. As for the conferences themselves, always make it a point to take a SC at the very least. That way you won't be underdressed even if everyone else is wearing a suit (sounds unlikely from what you're saying), and if it's not needed you can either keep it in your room, or wear it - the old saw about better to be over dressed than under dressed et al
     


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    Not the best combo, but it won't make you look bad, if that's what you're concerned about. Anyway, once you're indoors you're going to take the overcoat off, right?
     


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    I have a navy blazer with mother of pearl (white) buttons, and one with brown horn. Works fine, I like them better than the gold ones too. I wouldn't do blue, looks too much like an orphan suit jacket. Navy blazer looks great with charcoal pants, if perhaps a bit boring.

    Black is not a real flexible color, you can't wear it with much. Looks flat during the daylight too.
     


  7. Kid Nickels

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    ya... I'm not a fan of the gold buttons either...brown horn sounds perfect.
     


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    Really random question but do Bergdorf online orders include tags? I got my first order from them today and nothing in my order includes any tags at all. Kinda weird and I'm probably going to return an item or two...
     


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    Agree.
     


  10. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    I know there is little love for the black sport coat here, but humor me:

    Do these go together OK?

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    mlg321 Well-Known Member

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    Say I have a pair of 31x32 chinos that fit me pretty well, how much tailoring can be done to make a pair of pants fit my size? There's a pretty good deal I found on ebay for 34x30 pants. Could I get it tailored to fit me?
     


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    What kind of answer are you looking for? The black jacket goes less badly with those choices of shirt, tie, and trouser than it would with some other choices though less well than a navy blazer would.
     


  13. dah328

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    A good enough tailor can cut down nearly anything to fit. The problem is that tailoring costs start to increase a lot when re-cutting of the trousers is necessary to maintain the proportion of the trousers and proper fit through the seat, crotch, and thighs. At that point, the money you save on the purchase price is unlikely to cover the additional tailoring expense. Unfortunately, knowing merely the waist size and the inseam length doesn't tell you much about when re-cutting or more extensive alterations will be required because those two measurements don't really tell you anything about the rise, fullness through the thighs and seat, etc. It's for this reason that buying things like trousers online is not recommended unless you own or have previously physically tried on the same item. Of course, if you are willing to accept a less-than-ideal fit, you don't have to worry as much about those things.
     


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    as dah pointed out it can be done but how much re-cutting is necessary? I've found very nice wool trousers about three sizes too big but ridiculously on sale (like retail $200+ for around $20). I knew the fabric alone would cost about $80 per yard, so I spent the extra money to do the alterations and ended up w/ a fabulous pair of slacks for about $75. In that case it was worth it. You need to asses those variables and decide... given the measurements you provided I would think you may not have enough in the inseam to get at least two more inches on the hem. and of course you need a great tailor!
     
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    Everything you picked goes together well, and there's nothing wrong with black, but that particular coat is terrible.
     


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