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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. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    I don't think so.

    The Tie Bar carries many conservative grey ties. I think they're color categorized as "silver." And may be listed as "traditional," rather than "conservative," in the "By Style" drop-down menu.

    It doesn't do anything for me (I just don't much care for the powder blue stripes), but I wouldn't call it fundamentally horrible. If you like it, go ahead and buy it. Nothing inherently wrong with a twill in those shades.

    I'd probably rather go for the very similar Classic Twill - Navy/Light Champagne (sku #12302), than for the tie you listed (Classic Twill - Navy/Powder, sku #12310), simply because the powder blue doesn't really appeal to me all that much, and I'd prefer bringing in a subdued second color (light champagne) to pairing a blue and blue tie with a blue suit. But that's just me.

    So many ties, in so many colors, can go perfectly well with a solid navy suit, that I'd rather not start recommending specific examples. But if you want a grey (silver) tie, from The Tie Bar (which, I agree, is a good source for affordable neckwear), go search for something traditional, in silk, with either stripes or dots, and choose from the many dozens of ties with which you'll be presented. If you need it narrowed down even further, you can specify from the drop-down menu's "By Matching Suit" option that it goes with a navy suit.
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  2. Left Hand

    Left Hand Senior member

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    Is the Gitman Bros. stuff on ebay real? They all seem to be right around $100. How do they sell them so much cheaper than Gitman Bros. themselves?
     
  3. Dioreus

    Dioreus New Member

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    What would you reccommend in place?
     
  4. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    Persol Steve McQueen shades
     
  5. ellsbebc

    ellsbebc Senior member

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    The dimple master (Spoo) ties his exactly as this video

    http://www.trashness.com/tie-tying-with-the-armoury
     
  6. RicPac

    RicPac Senior member

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    Where can I get a good quality tweed blazer around 300 if possible
     
  7. diglett

    diglett Senior member

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    What is a "shanked" button?
     
  8. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Think of a leather blazer button which typically has a metal loop protruding from the back. That loop is called a shank, so it is a shanked button. Metal blazer buttons also fit into this category.
     
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  9. blswinef

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    is it okay to Scotchgaurd velvet slippers...I.E. Stubbs and Wootton / Del Toro? or will that ruin the velvet?
     
  10. diglett

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    So just a button attached via a loop on its back, rather than a set of holes through which the stitching is pushed?
     
  11. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Right.
     
  12. daveedoe

    daveedoe New Member

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    QUESTION: I found a really great deal on a John Varvatos slim cut 2-piece suit at Nordstrom Rack recently ($170, down from $795). It fits very well and I like it, but I'm not sure if it's really in style and even worth the $170 I paid for it. The first reason I'm unsure of it is that it has a peaked lapel. I like the peaked lapel, but don't really see them in use ever. Next, it's a light grey ghost pinstripe, which I also don't really see, but do like. My concerns are, first, will the material pattern be too distracting and will I look outdated? Second, will I look like I'm trying to be a pimp? Your responses are certainly appreciated. Be brutally honest. I can still return it for a full refund. Also, if you think it's worth hanging onto, what color and style shoes would you recommend?
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  13. diglett

    diglett Senior member

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    Great, thank you!
     
  14. msulinski

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    Possibly during brooks brothers after Christmas sale. Supposedly, if you get there before noon in the 26, you get an extra 15% off
     
  15. 3MScotchgard

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    Scotchgard(TM) Protectors are not recommended for use on velvet. Velvet can be made of many different materials such as silk, cotton, nylon, polyester,and acetate, and there is no way of knowing which of these materials are in velvet slippers. From our testing, we have found that Scotchgard could cause dye bleed, lay down the the nap of the fabric, or leave white spots behind. We unfortunately do not have a protector for velvet at this time.
    Please see our website for products we do carry at www.scotchgard.com
     
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  16. dragon8

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    Could be past season's merchandise, defective merchandise and the like.
     
  17. bourbonbasted

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    No need to Scotchguard them, as you should never wear them out of the house...
     
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  18. Winston S.

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    If you have other suits that you can wear when you need to be more conservative then I would keep it.
     
  19. antidotes

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    It's better to hang or fold shirs, t-shirts, sweaters...?
     
  20. Steve Smith

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