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

  1. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    When you say shoe polish helps prevent drying out and cracking you mean shoe cream right or leather conditioner right? Polish wax does not do either.
     
  2. acedevil

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    Hello,

    I am looking to buy a tuxedo. Now I am more of a three piece guy even though I am not really old. My choice is between a midnight blue tuxedo or a black one with peak lapels and a velvet (?) vest.
    I am edging towards the black one because of my tan skin, black hair and really dark brown eyes. (Looks black) Though a lot of people say midnight blue suits me nore.
    Apart from the color, the next few times I'll be wearing this tuxedo is New Years, a party hosted in afternoon, a school function in the afternoon, a dinner, and a night time wedding. What do you think I should I get?
    If I go with the midnight blue, should I go with a black vest or the same color? Or maybe it's time for my first two piece tailored suit?
     
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  3. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Your complexion should not matter. The whole idea behind midnight blue is that it looks black. Under certain lighting conditions, it can look blacker than black, as black sometimes gives off a greenish cast. If the color of the fabric is obviously blue, then chances are, it isn't midnight blue.

    As for the vest, it really depends on the material. If the body of the vest is wool, then the fabric should match the jacket fabric. If it is all silk, then you should be matching the lapels, which are most likely black, even on a midnight blue jacket.
     
  4. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Whatever you do, make sure the vest is a low-cut tuxedo vest and not the normal shape high-gorge vest like would be worn with a 3-piece suit. That style of vest should never be worn with a tuxedo.
     
  5. FranSuitman

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    If I were you I would keep the sweater and return the shirt. I have the same problem than you, I use a lot navy, grey, brown. Sometimes I prefer to add some color for a change. The sweater is more versatile and easier to match than that shirt, but that's up to you!
     
  6. ericH123

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    Yes, looks moth eaten. It happens to wool. You can't get rid of all moths, just like you can't get rid of all mosquitos. Best bet is to keep your clothes clean and store in sealed bags when you aren't wearing them.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Buy some and let us know.
     
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    Yep. Definitely sucks.
     
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    Think cedar is supposed to keep moths away?
     
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    ericH123 Active Member

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    I want a Burberry trench coat. I won't be wearing it with a suit. Just a polo in the summer and a shirt+thin sweater during the fall.
    I am 5'11", 155#, 38" chest

    Help me decide:

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    1. Burberry Brit Britton, 100% cotton, 35" length


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    2. Burberry London "technical cotton" 65% poly 35% cotton, 38" length


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    3. Burberry London Britton 100% cotton, 35" length
     
  14. Spurious

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    Where is a good start with sourcing cloth.
    I want to get into this some more and start getting first shirts CMT, maybe some other clothing items as well.
    Anyone got a hint as to where to start?
     
  15. acedevil

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    I didn't know that. In the store lighting, it was showing a a very dark blue and I guess in a darker lighting, it would be black. Anyways under the circumstances said above, (wedding at night and an important party in the afternoon, bright sunny day and a school function in the afternoon), which one would be better?
    On a longer term, which one would be timeless?
    What do you mean by blacker than black? A glossy black?
    Also, can a tuxedo can be worn without a tie or a bow tie? I mean, in a school function, everybody is a little badly dressed. I can look sharp in a three piece tuxedo, but without a tie.
     
  16. dragon8

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    Some people on this forum sell cloth periodically. Acorn, I believe, is one or the only place to sell cloth directly to the public.
     
  17. dragon8

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    Number 3. The other two look like something out of S & M catalog
     
  18. dragon8

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    I would go with black but either color you can't go wrong. Do you really need a vest? If yes, then go wit hthe same color.
     
  19. frightened inm8

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    anybody any idea where i can find this brown leather jacket on the guy with shades? its for my boyfriend.

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    appreciate any help thanks.

    and glad to be here!
     
  20. Baverso

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    I would not recommend purchasing any of these trenches at those lengths. They are much too short. I have a shorter trench which was gifted to me. Firstly, it was completely ineffective as a rain coat. Second, it is highly unflattering on my frame. I'm 6'1'', 39'' chest, 150 lbs for your refrence. The short trench was emasculating, especially when the belt was tightened. There is nothing more unmanly than these short trench coats. Best of luck to you in your search for a decent trench.
     

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