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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. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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  3. naveehgreen

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    Thanks KObalto. The Rancourts look a little above my budget.. are they a better value than the other options I listed?
     
  4. MensXchange

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    I'm looking to open a men's clothing boutique... Does anybody have ideas on the best approach to purchasing off-price men's apparel from top designers?
     
  5. noctem

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    Naveehgreen,




    IMHO, I think these are a good style/quality/budget shoe: http://www.dsw.com/shoe/sperry+top-sider+men's+gold+cup+penny+loafer?prodId=258195&productRef=SEARCH

    I'm in grad school so I relate to the difficulty of finding a shoe that "checks all the boxes." Feel free to ask if you have any questions as I have this shoe in a lighter color.

    Best

     
  6. poissa

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    What context is it apporpriate to wear contrast collar shirts? Work? Non-Work events? Suits? Sport coats? Blazers?
     
  7. Naked Economist

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    Need to purchase my first real time piece.

    I am thinking of getting a silver bracelet, which I can always change to leather later.

    The watch has to be automatic too.

    I came up with these choices, they are all under my £900 budget.

    Which one do you prefer? I would be wearing them with a suit and casually.

    http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-sport-conquest-gents-watch-l36764766

    http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-flagship-gents-watch-l47744126

    http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-sport-hydroconquest-gents-watch-l36424566

    I am too indecisive, so any help would be greatly appreciated. For an answer that really helps me out, I will send you a random gift in the mail.
     
  8. poissa

    poissa Senior member

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    The Flagship model braclet is hideous. It also reminds me of a girls watch with shoulder and braclet.
    The Sport Hydro reminds me of a Rolex. If you're okay with that, I'd say go for it. If you intend to wear the watch in casual situations it is preferable to the Sport Conquest watch. You'd have less trouble imo wearing the Longines with more formal clothing. Techincally gentlemen have pocket watches but that's another matter.
     
  9. jasonleb1

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    I got several tips on suits for hot weather but what about casual wear? I live in Florida, so it's a wet heat. I'm bored of chinos/khaki shorts + a t-shirt.
     
  10. cptjeff

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    Only with oversized double breasted suits with bright suspenders, ugly plain satin red or yellow ties, and a cigar.

    Seriously, I'm not a fan, but I would limit them to suits, but for both work and social occasions.
     
  11. AnthonyK

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    Hello all,
    I am buying a tailored suit, but I don't know the 'worth of cost' differences, if someone could please help with my decision I would appreciate it.

    Suit 1 - A 3 piece serge suit which is made of 30% wool, 70% polyester

    or

    Suit 2 - A 3 piece VITALE BARBERIS CANONICO 120S, 100% wool, 240g/m, half canvas suit.

    I would assume suit 2 would look and feel about better but it will be over 4x the price as suit 1. I don't mind spending the money if it is really worth it and I am only wearing it once.
    Thank you again for your help.
     
  12. Lucan

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    Think this would look better with a suit:
    http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/raymond-weil-tradition-gents-automatic-watch-2837stc00659

    If I were you, I'd consider getting this watch to wear with a suit, and then buy cheaper watches for casual wear. You can then maybe have a few cheaper watches which go with different colours and types of casual outfit, and be happy that this watch looks spot on with a suit, and you wouldn't have to wear your 'good' watch on any activities where it might get scratched.
     
  13. Munkkis

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    Hi guys, is one of these combinations suitable for a club look or am I missmatching?
     
  14. JubeiSpiegel

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    I live in Florida, and have no trouble with tropical wool or linen blends. Have at it friend, bask in the wet heat :)
     
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  15. Mr Engineer

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    Bout how much does it cost to have a tailor let out the seat on a pair of pants?
     
  16. JubeiSpiegel

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    In my experience, a nominal $10 - 15 charge. Not an expensive alteration.
     
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    I have this sweater I was wondering what would go with it? I have a pair of dark jeans that go with it. Would Khaki go with this and what type of shirt, beside a white shirt. Thanks.

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  18. smk

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    what about socks?
    (I'm wearing a dark navy suit, merlot color shoes, burgandy tie for a wedding as a guest)
     
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  19. Mr Engineer

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    Bout how much does it cost for a tailor to slim pant from the knee down?
     
  20. murtabak

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    I'm looking to tailor a cotton khaki sport coat, thing is I'm unsure of having it lined or unlined. I live in Singapore and the weather is rather unforgiving at times so that might suggest leaving it unlined. However, I've also read that having a lining helps with the drape of the jacket. So which would be a better option?

    Another thing is that I'm looking to purchase a pair of tassel loafers. The likes of Alden, C&J etc. are well out of my range, so what are some viable options? Would brands like Loake or Meermin serve as good beaters?
     

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