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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. Left Hand

    Left Hand Senior member

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    I think I've actually seen both of those. At least the PTO one for sure.

    I guess I meant like specific pieces but I'll review the list and do the search myself.
     
  2. E TF

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    Don't mean to put you off asking, but your question was a little vague. Try giving a bit more information about what you're looking for - is this for work, do you need suits, odd jackets, or more casual than that etc - and then ask more specific questions, like "can you recommend [particular item]".

    Blue odd jackets are a good place to start.
     
  3. Left Hand

    Left Hand Senior member

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    I know, it was really vague. Sorry, it was really late and I typed out a long message and it didn't post for some reason. So I was frustrated and just went with the short answer.
    What I meant to say was I'm currently building/rebuilding my wardrobe and don't necessarily have a solid stylistic identity yet. I'm looking for a couple pairs of shoes, one I can wear with jeans (maybe wingtips of some kind, possibly nice boots) and a more formal shoe.
    I think it's a smart idea to start (and spend $$) on the shoes, but correct me if I'm wrong. I've always remembered that when I was younger someone told me "you can judge a man by his shoes" however fair that might be. Also, they probably take the most beating out of anything in your wardrobe and I don't want something that'll fall apart in a year.
    I've already got enough dress shirts. I don't have a job where I need certain attire so anything I'm wearing will mostly be worn in a casual setting.
     
  4. DuckOfDuke

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    Hi all,


    If it is dress shirts it looks nice and clean if you tuck it in. But what about long sleeved cotton plaid shirts, should I wear plaid shirts tucked in or untucked with denim jeans? Is it ok to wear them to office untucked? it's a everyday dress down type office. And I'm 24.
     
  5. Left Hand

    Left Hand Senior member

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    I also don't really know what kind of pants to go for. I like the look of a thick grey wool pant (there's a specific picture I've seen on here that I can't find right now) but don't know if it's very versatile or if I have the necessary pieces to go with them. Maybe a chino of some kind, too?
    I'm building from scratch basically so any suggestions are appreciated.
     
  6. SmoothLefty

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    Accidentally posted this in the wrong thread so I'll put it here (no0b errors!)...

    I picked up this blazer yesterday to wear to my company's holiday party but I don't know what type of shirt to wear with it. Every Google Image of a Houndstooth blazer has a plain white button down which is too bland for me. I'll be wearing dark jeans and brown shoes/belt. Are solid colors my only option? Thanks.


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  7. Left Hand

    Left Hand Senior member

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    You asked for specific :D

    I meant to post this in the noob thread too. sorry

    Also, when you say "odd jacket" do you mean like a blazer/sportcoat type thing?
     
  8. clarksdb

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    I was in your shoes: Allen Edmonds shoes, Howard Yount trousers, at least 10 nice socks, at least 5 well fitting button down shirts. That could be the start of a good wardrobe.
     
  9. Binky

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    Hello I'm new to this forum. I'm curious about where or how to create a post regarding the legitimacy of an item I have. Thanks in advance
     
  10. Tara Clark

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    Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out the brand of shoes i purchased recently. They have what looks to be a lowercase "ee" written (in writing) on the sock, on the sole and on each metal eyelet. at the back (heel) there seems to be an "xx" but it could just be a pattern. [​IMG]

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    They are clearly high end shoes, but I cannot figure out the brand. Thank you for any info you could provide.

    made in portugal
    stamped "cape 00" on the tongue
    (photos attached)
     
  11. dashroc

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    Hello,

    I had a quick question regarding black tie etiquette. While I understand that it is preferred that a cummerbund be worn with a shawl collar jacket, is it inappropriate to wear a cummerbund with peak lapel jacket?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  12. randiv

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    I wish I had the money to spend on clothes like most of you do but as a broke college student I'm in no such luck.

    I've got at most $250 to spend on a peacoat. I'm a huge fan of 3 button peacoats (6 buttons total) and I was looking for a gray one. Anyone know of any solid places I could look?
     
  13. aravenel

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    Not at all.
     
  14. driftking

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    Question: I bought a pair of slim fit Incotex. I put them on rolled the bottoms up and they fit and draped perfectly. Took them in to be hemmed and cuffed and now the don't drape nicely.....it looks as I need the waist raised in the back.. Why did this happen ??
     
  15. NORE

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    When you bent over to roll them up you stretched out the butt area of the pants.
     
  16. E TF

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    Yes, that's what I mean.

    Starting with good shoes sounds like a good idea. I would recommend buying them (or at least trying them on) in person, rather than online, to begin with, if you can. A decent pair of brown derbies maybe, or some brown suede chukkas. It really depends how smart or casual you want to be. Anyway, don't rush it, have a look through the WAYWYN thread, and the MC casual thread - sounds like you need to narrow things down a bit. Good grey wool trousers are a good, versatile trouser too, just make sure they're not too dark grey, and not too smooth or they'll look like they belong to a suit. Flannel or cavalry twill avoid that problem.
     
  17. E TF

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    Looks like oiled suede perhaps?


    What do other people in your office wear? What does your boss wear? They say you should dress for the job you want, not the job you have...



    Clearly.
     
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  18. Ketawa

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    Those look like Clarks desert boots in beeswax. Looks like indigo from the jeans has been rubbing off on them. I use AE conditioner/cleaner to clean mine up occasionally and they look about that color.
     
  19. Xtra2

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    What do you guys think of the tips on how a suit should fit in this video?

    I mean if it's possible to go by this "guide" when thrifting or going to stores where the employees are not very knowledgeable.

     
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