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

  1. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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    I'm just building the very basics of my wardrobe. I was given a $250 gift card to Saks. What should I get (not limited to $250)? Is there anything in particular they carry that is a good deal?
     


  2. trigirdbers

    trigirdbers Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I was confused because I've also heard that bals shouldn't be worn with a suit.
     


  3. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    I think you mean 'blucher' or 'derby'. A 'balmoral' has closed lacing and is perfectly acceptable with a suit.
     


  4. cliche

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    Someone knows if Brinoi wool pants is something good :)?
     


  5. ashjini

    ashjini Well-Known Member

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    Shirt Collar interlining:

    I visited a local tailor to get a shirt made from a fabric I have had for a long time. Its a white fabric with self color stripes. Not sure of the count/construction, but probably 2/100. Nothing fancy.


    So, we started discussing collar. He started talking Greek. After initial struggle, I followed. He said he would make a 2 layer fused collar, with 120 GSM interlining. He showed me shirt he had made that way. The collar did not look too thick or as thick as some of my good shirts have.

    I told him I like thick collars. He said this is standard, but he can do what I want him to do. He asked me what interlining do you want me to use? I said let me get back to you.

    I now need to get back to him. What do gentlemen here, with knowledge of shirt technology suggest?
     


  6. CruzAzul

    CruzAzul Senior member

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    I personally loves me some Howard Yount, but here's my problem with their trousers:

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    I can understand guys wanting a little taper, but that's a straight-up SW&D cone right there.

    chrisjr, check out Bonobos' straight-leg Woolrich Donegals and light greys.
     


  7. trigirdbers

    trigirdbers Well-Known Member

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    So, this shoe is a balmoral?
     


  8. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    you mean the AE Burton? no, this is blucher style; or derbys as the English call 'em
     


  9. trigirdbers

    trigirdbers Well-Known Member

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    Ah ok. So the consensus is then that for this type of shoe, purists would say don't wear with a suit but the vast majority of people in the world are likely to think it looks fine?
     


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    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Even many purists would consider wearing bluchers with a suit to be no more than a minor imperfection. Although not all bluchers are created equal; some come closer to being "suit appropriate" than do others. For that matter, not all suits are created equal, either.
     


  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It is all personal preference. If you want thicker get thicker. I personally hate fused collars and prefer sewn-in interfacing, fwiw.
     


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    Recently bought a pair of Black Grenson Christian Derby Boots for $345. Was this a pretty good deal or did I over pay?
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If they were worth $345 to you and you love them then you didn't overpay.
     


  14. ashjini

    ashjini Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Patrick.
    I want to try a thick collar for this shirt. Do not know what interlining to tell to the tailor.
    He would then buy it for me to make the shirt.
     


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    I have a RL slide buckle belt. It keeps slipping under tension so it's not much use as a belt. Any quick fixes for this?
     


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