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Essentials of a Summer Wardrobe?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by thegmanifesto, May 17, 2006.

  1. TCN

    TCN Well-Known Member

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    Please elaborate.

    You know, I'm not sure that I can. A few years ago, I asked the manager of the Chicago Paul Stuart for recommendations on pocket squares for summer. He produced a few of these wonderfully light, gauzy and muted silk squares that I absolutely loved. They were relatively pricey, but I bought every color they had (which wasn't that much). The designs are reminiscent of an oriental carpet meets paisley.

    He called them "Indian Silk" squares.
     
  2. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    I was intrigued as I'm about to go to India. I'd love to see some pics.
     
  3. Tomasso

    Tomasso Well-Known Member

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    I've toyed with the idea of a Montecristi for awhile, but I'm just not sure I could wear it without feeling self-conscious. Perhaps in time.

    Just do it, any selfconsciousness that you may initially experience will wear off in short order.
     
  4. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    Just do it, any selfconsciousness that you may initially experience will wear off in short order.

    You're probably right. The other thing holding me back is that they're expensive. I was looking at the one offered by J. Peterman as sort of a "starter hat," but I'm not sure about the quality (plus, at least from the website picture, its brim makes it look more like a cowboy hat than a fedora).
     
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  6. Tomasso

    Tomasso Well-Known Member

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    You're probably right. The other thing holding me back is that they're expensive. I was looking at the one offered by J. Peterman as sort of a "starter hat," but I'm not sure about the quality (plus, at least from the website picture, its brim makes it look more like a cowboy hat than a fedora).

    It pays to deal with a quality hat shop(experienced fitters, extensive inventory) for your first hat because it's so important to find the right hat(brim, crown and color) for your head, face, physique and coloring. So often people buy online or from a department store, get poorly fitted with something ill suited for them and end up never wearing the hat. Now, that's expensive.[​IMG]
     

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