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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. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    The difficulty in your question is that "business casual" has come to have such a broad meaning that it is essentially meaningless. If I assume that you intend it to be mean trousers and a dress shirt, then I would say that most black shoes are too formal for that. If you prefer black shoes, choose ones with more casual details such as brogueing or open lacing. Captoes such as those in your first link are among the most formal of shoe styles.
     
  2. Erik Vegas

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    Hi , need your advice on this one.

    I am going this afternoon to a job interview in a telecommunications company I used to work for 2 years ago. The dress code is business casual - no suit and tie- and I used to work with the person who is going to interview me. I would normally wear suit and tie for any interview but this situation seems different. What would you reccommend? Is something like a blue blazer appropriate in this situation or no suit or tie ?

    Thanks,

    Erik
     
  3. strangedream

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    I am trying to get some taps on my AE's heels to prevent (or slow down) them from worn out unevenly. The heels on my shoes always worn out unevenly on outer edge. I've already asked my cobbler to put metal toe taps, so I guess I should get metal heel taps to match it. I know plastic is quieter, metal more durable, but how exactly noisy are metal taps? Would getting metal taps to both toe and heel be too noisy?
     
  4. dah328

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    Heel taps are noisy and affect your gait. Mine wear unevenly, too, but having a heel replaced is easy and inexpensive. I'd rather have that done every year or two than deal with heel taps.
     
  5. maraca2020

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    Hey guys,

    Does anyone know where I could find a relatively inexpensive pair of blackwatch trousers? I would love it if they were in a slim fit, but if not, any recommendations would be welcome. Thanks,
     
  6. dah328

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    I would assume that if you've already worked for the company and with the interviewer, he wouldn't expect you to wear anything more formal than what is required on a day-to-day basis.
     
  7. New Shoes1

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    Trying to decide what brand/cut of suit to go for next and looking for any opinions on which of these two works best for me. The jacket in picture 1 is a recent pick-up and still needs alterations. The jacket in picture 2 has previously been altered.

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  8. Erik Vegas

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    Yes, I would feel too try hard with suit and tie in this particular setting. Thanks dah328.
     
  9. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The first, though the way you're standing in the second makes it hard to judge that one.
     
  10. New Shoes1

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    Thanks, Doc. I apologize for the bad picture of the second suit - I used it because it was what I considered my best fitting suit until the recent pick-up. The first is a Corneliani Spencer and the second is a Samuelsohn Gable, and I'm trying to figure out what it is about the Corneliani that makes it look better so I can look for those features in future purchases. I cannot figure out if it is the 3 roll 2 soft lapel, the wider lapel, the drop 7 shape of the jacket, the shoulders . . . Any thoughts?
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the subtle hourglass shaping through the waist and the lack of pulling in the chest. The first coat has a nice, clean "V" of exposed shirt that looks so much better than the horrible almond shape that's become so common on SF.
     
  12. New Shoes1

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    Thanks. I was leaning towards having nothing done on this one other than the sleeves, and you just convinced me.
     
  13. kobehobe

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    how does it fit bad?
    not harsh at all, actually helpful.
    im not someone to get mad at advice, im asking for it so i will take it.
    i will check out the links for sure.
    thanks!

    one more thing, keep in mind im 29 years old and look maybe 25.
    I do believe that a majority of the men in here are probably over 35 and dress accordingly.
    I do not want to look like im 40. I dont want to look young and immature but I also dont want to look like my dad in a suit.

    obviously age plays a big factor in fashion.
    When I look at most of the suits here, I do think they are nice and well put together but I dont think a guy like me will look as good in a suit as most of the older men in here.
    Do you understand where im coming from?
     
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  14. CrAz3D

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    http://dailycrazed.net/personal/suit

    new suit. it's from modainstyle. Waist is 34, but I normally measure 35-36. Can it come out that much? Also, I note that the sleeves need to be shortened, but wonder about taking in the sides. Thoughts?
     
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    Are you asking about the jacket or the trousers? In either case, it depends on how much material was left as a seam allowance. Two inches is about as much as you can hope to let out or take in the waist on trousers before you start throwing the balance and proportions of the trousers off. Letting that much out of a jacket waist is also likely to affect its overall silhouette.
     
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    I have a new medium grey Hickey Freeman suit that was unfinished and I had it hemmed, sleeves done, and altered a bit at a tailor. They added functional button holes for me in the sleeves, but the thread they used for button hole stitching is a very slightly different shade of grey than the other button holes. Is this a big fail, or are the sleeves far enough apart from the jacket and lapel button holes that it won't matter much? If you put the two button holes next to each other, you can see the difference, but since they usually aren't directly next to each other to compare, I'm hoping I can just swing it...
     
  19. Munkkis

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    Hi! I just bought a grey blazer and i'm wondering if i can wear it with white t-shirt and black chinos. What about nazy blazer, white t-shirt and beige chinos?

    Ty a lot
     
  20. KObalto

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    Sounds like you're okay but hard to say w/o pics.
     

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