NEW MEMBER INQUIRIES & QUICK QUESTIONS- CLASSIC MENSWEAR: WK OF DEC 14, 2015

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  1. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Sounds like you need some chukkas. Alden unlined are my favorite.
     


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    My concern with chukkas is that I already have two pairs of boots and only one real pair of shoes. I was hoping not to over stock on boots in my collection as I live in AZ and boots tend to not feel great in extreme heat.
     


  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Shortwing derby then in a suede or pebble grain...C&J Pembroke is a good example.
     


  4. kentluvmusic

    kentluvmusic New Member

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    I recently bought two dress shirts for comparison:Gitman Bros.Point Collar Pinpoint and J. Press Pinpoint Plain Point Oxford.
    Tried both on and found the Gitman fabric too thin and the collar points too long. On the other hand I loved the J.Press for its better collar length and above all how comfortable it was to wear.
    Gitman went to Goodwill.
    I now desire to purchase a spread collar dress shirt, but there is no such thing at J. Press. I don't trust Gitman.
    Any ideas for me to check online?
    I can't do slim fit shirts-I am middle-aged going on senior citizen and have the standard 10 lbs. too round belly.
    Thanks for any guidance.
    Am open to imported shirts but would prefer American made ones.
     


  5. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum, Kent. Have you tried Brooks Brothers yet?
     


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    kentluvmusic New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion. One model at Brooks sounds like a possibility. They have a retail store in my town-I will check it out.
     


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    If you are supreme you can wear what you want.
    Almost forgot to say thanks. Thanks.

    A 2 button spread would almost transform me into a no-neck. I'll go for the 1 button spread/
     
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  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  9. ClambakeSkate

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    Is there a huge CM thread about classic shirting, leaning more toward bespoke or mtm than off-the-rack?
    I'm looking for discussion of different brands of shirt topics like the following:

    - shirt makers (make, techniques used, cost, etc.)
    - shirting fabric mills (fabric types, where they're made, who uses them, etc.)

    Thanks!
     
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  10. Shazb0t

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    New to the forum and new to boots. I am looking to get my feet into a leather "work" boot for casual office wear with jeans. I like the looks of the Red Wing Iron Ranger or Wolverine 1000 boot. I think I would prefer the look of a captoe but am open to plain toe as well. I would like to get a boot with goodyear welting and full grain leather upper. Is there a consensus brand/boot in this category that is considered best bang for the buck? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
     


  11. Tux Stain

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    A tad more dressy than what you are currently considering, but check out the To Boot New York Stallworth in a brown color. Decent bang/buck ratio for a nice looking cap toe. I am considering a pair myself.
     


  12. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    There really isn't a dedicated thread for bespoke shirts. The MTM Affiliate Vendors each have their own, but nothing major for bespoke. You'll find a couple here and there about a few makers, but not anything substantial...that I know of. For fabrics, ask here http://www.styleforum.net/t/56404/unfunded-liabilities-a-k-a-the-cloth-thread
     


  13. Nillep

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    First to let you all know, this is my very first post so I'm sorry for any mistakes.

    Also, English is not my native language.

    I'm a 17 year old boy, who likes dressing a little bit more "up" than the average boy. I only wore a tie one time in my whole life, but I'm thinking about changing that ;)
    My thought was to wear a dark blue v-neck sweater with a white dress shirt underneath, pretty casual i would say. But to spice it a little bit more up for parties and such i would need a tie.

    what would you recommend as a tie?

    Regards
    Nille

    Maybe this one? http://www.bugana.dk/slips/deangelo.html
     
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  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum, young man. Yes, it can be done but a white shirt isn't the best option. Something a little more casual like a Oxford cloth button down would be nice. A repp tie would give it a nice Trad Ivy vibe.
     


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    Thank you!

    Do you have any links or pictures so i know more specific what to look for? :)
     


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