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

  1. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    +100. Far better.
     


  2. Xitomatl

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    2 quick questions:

    I'm looking at a pair of Incotex 52% silk / 48% wool pants on ebay, but I don't know what properties silk would impart on the pants. In the image, they look a little thinner or more wrinkled than all wool, but I don't know anything. Does silk make it more or less suitable for hot weather? More or less prone to wrinkles?

    2nd: what are your thoughts on linen dress pants? I, too, am going to be in Washington, DC over the summer months, and will be commuting about 3.5 miles each way via bicycle to my internship at the Pan American Health Organization. I don't know how they are expecting me to dress, but I would think khakis or chinos would be the bare minimum. I would prefer to wear dress pants, but I'm affaid wool will be too hot some days.

    Best wishes,
    Xito
     


  3. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    Yes I'm not sure a navy blazer is very versatile.
     


  4. Samuel Smith

    Samuel Smith Senior member

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    Morning Gentlemen!

    Best man for a wedding coming up and wondering if I can wear this particular suit with brown shade shoes rather than black for this occasion. It has black stitching on lapel button hole and black buttons. (Keep in mind that this will be a standard no one gives a damn about sartorialism event) If brown is OK then would I need to have a specific shirt/tie/psquare combo? Cheers Lads,


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  5. althanis

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    lol
     


  6. cliche

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    If I have a pair of shoes that I dont wear so often for months maybe, should I polish them and use cream on them from time to time? Or only before I use them.
     


  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Conditioner and a light polish every now and again to keep them hydrated and supple.
     


  8. cliche

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    Oh okay thanks! A have a pair I like alot and forgot about them 3-4 months now. Should I do a little polish on them now or how often?
     


  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Conditioner is more important than polish if you're not wearing them. There is no hard and fast rules about it. I don't know, every month? Try that.
     


  10. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    I took a look through their pattern selection and they seem to be on par with Brooks Brothers, which I feel has a lackluster selection of patterns. I'm assuming quality wise TM Lewin is better than Tyrwhitt and BB?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No way. BB is much better, at least not the non-iron stuff. Then I would say Tyrwhitt, then Lewin.
     


  12. MTB-85

    MTB-85 Well-Known Member

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    Hi fellas.

    I am searching for my wedding suit, and this navy 3 piece Tiger of Sweden suit fits my body extremely well.. My question is whether or not it sits too tight on my arms. I am have bought a MTM ivory colored shirt with french cuffs for the occasion (not in the pictures), and I have a rather thick wristwatch on as well (the shirt i 1cm wider at the left wrist to make room for this).

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    The size is US:38 EU:48


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    I know my shoulderblades are pretty pronounced, and I can see that the vents on the back are not completely flat... Is the jacket simply too small??

    Here is a picture from the company's website:


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    Since I haven't bought the suit yet this is not really a question about alteration, but I thought it would be best to ask here before I made a whole new "help me with my wedding outfit"-thread......

    PS: They shop charge 1000$ for this suit...

    Any feedback is appreciated.
    -- Morten
     
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  13. Winston S.

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    Overall, pattern selection, or quality?
     


  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Honestly, I think you will be better off finding a different brand. The suit is very fashion forward, and while it does appear to be a bit tight due to the bowing of the lapels and horizontal pulling here and there I think the cut is wrong for you. Even the pictures from the company's website show a poorly fitting suit on the model. That's a really bad sign. I would shop around and try on some suits that lay cleaner on you. Remember a suits size is measured by the chest, not the shoulders so you have to find something that fits your chest without bowing. The waist can always be taken in.
     


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    Quality. Patterns are lost on me. I don't wear them.
     


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