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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. amathew

    amathew Senior member

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    Thanks!

    I don't think I have any distilled vinegar at home so I'll probably just have to clean them with a cloth and hope for the best..

    I'll probably wax them later on tonight as well as I have some other shoes I need to clean.


    They do always salt the front entrance area in front of my work, plus the townhome complex salts the sidewalks and walkways.
     
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  2. russ257

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    I picked up a brooks brothers golden fleece suit on ebay and was wondering if anyone could help with the age and anything else they might know


    It has this logo.
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    It has an ACTWU tag as well so that puts it between 1976 and 1995
    It is also a size 44ML which i read they don't make anymore but I am not sure when they stopped that.

    Here is a picture of the interior of the suit jacket
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  3. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    Do
    Do you have a pic?
    The link is not working.
     
  4. Lostinnj

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  5. azumi

    azumi Senior member

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    Thank you Michael for your precious help.
    Of course I feel free if it was 5.45PM and I'm wearing a velvet blazer. But I see a model wearing a velvet suit under dazzling sunlight on SuitSupply website (now it is replaced by other pics). I also saw a man wearing a velvet blazer when he went for lunch yesterday and I didn't find him attractive (maybe partly because of a black velvet he wore - blacl looks lifelessly under sunlight, it's right?)
    And the most important thing is, if someone wore a dark navy/green velvet blazer/suit under in daytime, would he look ridiculously?
    P/s: If my firm has no dress code, since it's a casual - working environment, can I wear my navy corduroy blazer to work unfalteringly?
     
  6. azumi

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    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Try not to be too greatly influenced by what a model wears in an advertisement or similar commercial illustration.

    What looks attractive on the model may not look all that attractive on you. You may not have the same build as the model. You may not be striking the same pose as the model. (Heck, you might actually move during the course of the day.) You may not be illuminated just as the model is. Or have clips and/or pins adjusting your clothing's fit, as is common in model shoots. Or only have people seeing a professionally made-up and expertly Photoshopped version of you. Or so on.

    Yup. That's certainly part of the reason why a general rule against wearing black velvet jackets during the daytime evolved. It's typically just not that attractive a look. (And don't get me started on why I dislike black suits, as that's another issue, albeit a tangentially related one.)

    Well, this is SF, so I'm certain some of the people here would tell you that he could look good, and you should try it. But I'm not one of those people. :)

    I'm convinced that the majority of the general public would regard wearing a green velvet blazer or suit, particularly in daytime, as more costume than clothing. Even if it could, on rare occasions, be managed with some degree of success, far more often it'd count as a failure.

    Again, just my opinion. And I admit to having my biases, mostly favoring the conservative end of the sartorial spectrum. But that's very much how I see it.

    Navy velvet would be marginally better. Still not good, but somewhat less bad.

    I suppose you could wear it without violating the non-existent dress code. And unless yours is a rather odd workplace, it's likely to be way better than wearing a green velvet jacket to work.

    But most of the time, I'd find it to be a moderately weak choice. Not actually a terrible choice - since I could see how someone might maintain that wearing any blazer or sportcoat is better than wearing none at all. But a choice not quite as good as various other types of blazers or sportcoats. Since a corduroy jacket is about the most casual type of jacket. So, it's a less business appropriate choice, even though I acknowledge that "business appropriate" is a very difficult thing to pin down, when so many workplaces - including the one in question - don't have a dress code (either a formal one, or one which is well understood without having to be explicitly stated).

    And really, given that in so many of today's workplaces anything better than jeans and a polo shirt constitutes "dressing up," isn't it silly to worry about which blazers register higher than others in the formality hierarchy? Maybe. (No, I don't think it's silly, but I bet to some medieval scholars it didn't seem silly to contemplate how many angels could dance on the head of a pin.)
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    Michael
     
  8. Sahadoha

    Sahadoha New Member

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    Hey guys,
    What do you all think about these shoes?

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    I would have loved something less shiny and a bit more worn looking but these look alright. Was also hoping for the holes or whatever those things are called that are on a couple of the shoes here. Any insight is welcomed. I didn't make the purchase just yet.

    Also what could I pair with these? I'd probably wear them to church and just casual settings.
     
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  9. jerigo

    jerigo Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know anything about Royal Speyside and Brunella Gori cashmere sweaters? How is the quality?
     
  10. Lostinnj

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    Thanks, but no such luck in finding it. Wondering where all the gents at Pitti scooped theirs up.
     
  11. mHo2

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    Hi there, i'm looking at picking up a pair of Men's Katahdin Iron Works Engineer Boots from LL Bean.
    My (Brannock measured) shoe size is a 9.5 E+(Meaning a little larger than an E). Unfortunately they only offer widths EE and D in the bean boots I want.
    If I go 9.5EE will the extra width be a big issue? If it will be, what size should I go for, or are there another pair of recommended boots that would look similar but have a better fit for me? (I live in Canada, so something I could check out in a store would be best)

    Thank you,
    - Mat
     
  12. Badandy

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    If someone (me) were to wear a burgundy dress belt with dark brown shoes, would you

    1) Notice
    2) Think it looks strange/wrong
     
  13. aravenel

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    There's a big thread on this boot in the SW&D forum, might want to check there for a more knowledgeable opinion :)
     
  14. dragon8

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    I probably would not notice but if I did I'd think it look wrong
     
  15. dragon8

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    Number 1. Your question remins me of the "Seinfeld" episode of his seude jacket.
     
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    2) Think it looks strange/wrong

    If you choose a different color for belt/shoes, it looks better with a bigger difference - e.g. dark green belt and mid brown shoes.
     
  17. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

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    I wouldn't pull the trigger on them. The red is... meh.
     
  18. OJKD

    OJKD Active Member

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    So, I got invited to this James Bond-theme thing. Not wearing a tux, likely to get wasted, and so are all other participants. Wine stains does not make for a good look on a tux.

    Is this James Bond enough? Thoughts on the trench?


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  19. Enthusiasm

    Enthusiasm Well-Known Member

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    Gents, my hope is running out, as is my time. I need to find shoes that fit me. G lasts are in general too slim in size UK8,5-9, with feet measurements L:27,5 W:11,5. I don't know what to do, I was hoping for Meermin, but that seems like a dead end. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  20. mHo2

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    Posted in wrong place, sorry!
     
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