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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. Spurious

    Spurious Senior member

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    Thanks, it was the only brand I found as well.
     
  2. Dragne

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    I'm looking around at watches and am interested in getting something in rose gold. I love http://www.danielwellington.com/collection/classic-bristol but 40mm is just too big for my wrist and prefer something around 38 or less.

    http://www.amazon.ca/Stuhrling-Orig...1_290?s=watch&ie=UTF8&qid=1355609608&sr=1-290

    I was looking at that watch and it seems to fit most of that criteria but I'm not that knowledgable about watches and was hoping for some advice.

    Money is an issue, I don't want to spend over $100 right now and a ton of watches are on sale right now.
     
  3. ravn

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    I am looking for a new coat I can wear atending funerals togheter with a black suit. I have a few trench coats from Burberry (dark navy and beige) and one Oxxford cashmere topcoat (navy) but since we talk black suit/funerals I guess this is this is not an option, or would "beige" work? So the question is, what colour can I wear with a black suit, I guess black is the obvious but any other options?

    Any sugestions would be much appreciated, both on colour and on the style of coat apropriate for a funeral. I only use a suit atending weddings, funerals and the occasional dinner/club, altogheter 15-20 times a year.
     
  4. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Charcoal and navy suits and coats are perfectly appropriate for funerals, unless you're the funeral director. The navy coats you have are perfectly appropriate.
     
  5. ravn

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    Thank you for swift reply. Only one problem. I only have a black suit (and I really like my MTM Corneliani suit, it fits perfect), and since I almost never wear a suit but love to wear coats I was planning to buy a new coat instead of a navy/carcoal suit. Or maybe I might reconsider this and buy myself a new suit... and a new coat [​IMG]
     
  6. hafen

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    Do you guys have any idea what brand these shoes are? Logo on the heel looks like two V's stacked on top of each other or a variation of a downward pointing arrow. I can't seem to figure it out. Saw them when looking for a pair of pants on zappos (http://www.zappos.com/scotch-soda-bowie-slim-fit-ribcord-chino-pant-rust). Zappos people did not have an answer. Thanks!
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  7. ericH123

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    Using a tape measure, 35" on me is mid thigh, 38" is just above the knee, and 44" (the longest coat Burberry makes) is just below the knee. Short trench coats seem to be the fashion right now (that's the entire Burberry Brit line), although I agree, they make you look like you are wearing a mini-dress. Unfortunately, the 44" coat only comes in gabardine and that is getting out of my price range.
     
  8. cptjeff

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    Well, if you only have a black suit, I'd recommend a new one. Black is perfectly appropriate for funerals, but, while I'm not as dead set against black as many here, navy or charcoal are much better for happier occasions- interviews, weddings, a big meeting where you need to dress up.

    If you want to buy a new coat, you certainly can, but navy is absolutely fine for any occasion. You can keep that as your conservative option and buy something that's not quite as formal- brown tweed, for example- that you'd have a little more fun wearing to occasions that don't call for incredibly somber clothes.
     
  9. doyleclark

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    I'm starting to wonder if he's talking about a Topcoat or Overcoat...
     
  10. Arky Abbott

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    Does anyone know the make or where I can buy one of these delicious cardigans? I saw it on a Rose & Born blog[​IMG]
     
  11. cptjeff

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    Half of his post is about an overcoat, half of it is about a suit. Hence my post being half about a suit, half about a coat.

    A navy or charcoal overcoat is perfectly appropriate at a funeral, or any other very conservative occasion. You could make an argument for black tie, but since coats are removed once you move inside the venue, anything conservative would be fine.
     
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    I'm planning on stepping up my dress attire at work by adding a tie. I have few nice suits navy, black and charcoal gray and two pairs of Allen Edmonds PA in brown and black.

    What color ties would go with these shirts? Also solid right as they're all patterned? any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  13. E TF

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    The last three seem to be more casual oxford cloth shirts. I think a silk knit tie would be best with these, in a solid colour. They're of a similar level of formality to the shirts, and will help ease you into being a tie wearer if you haven't previously worn one at work. (I don't much like the first shirt I'm afraid to say).
     
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    You shouldn't be wearing a tuxedo on a bright sunny afternoon. They are generally worn after dark or after 6:00. Were you asked to be a groomsman in an afternoon wedding? Either color is fine in the other circumstances. Both are timeless. Midnight blue tuxedos have been around as long as tuxedos themselves.

    Blacker than black means that, in the right lighting, sometimes black gives off a greenish cast. Midnight blue does not do this, and will appear black instead of greenish.

    You have to wear a bowtie. You cannot look sharp in a tuxedo without a tie. Don't do it. You seem determined to wear a tuxedo to an event where everyone is "badly dressed." Just wear a charcoal or navy suit instead.
     
  16. Dingusberry

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    Where can I find belted cardigans that don't cost a lot?
    Price range: 0-$200
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  17. clarksdb

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    Fashion comes and goes man. Do you want a real trench coat or some trendy thing? And why are you so set on Burberry then if that's the case? Are you a brand whore? Look somewhere else for a trench coat if you can't find a decent length one in your price range from Burberry.
    Sorry, but that just seems so feminine.
     
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  18. Dingusberry

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    Oh, I thought belted cardigans were male garments. When I google "belted cardigans", only imagas of women came up.
     
  19. Chase H

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    I don't believe one is supposed to wear a tuxedo in the afternoon. I may be wrong.
     
  20. mattrmcgrath

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    Does anyone know what kind of shoes these are? I really want these and have no idea what kind of shoes they are! They are from a miller lite commercial called "the race." Please help!

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