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The Men's Clothing Noob Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Big Pun, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    JAB has simple squares, included white linen with colored borders, for about $30.

    $200 for what? PS? I'll sell you one of mine for half that!


    Oh shit! I forgot to add that was my suit budget! [​IMG] I could probably just make my own PS...
     
  2. wetnose

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    Value for money, I suggest upping your suit budget to about $300 and looking into M. Valentino on ebay. He sells great suits for the price (contact him separately from ebay for a deal) and has many happy customers.
     
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    sticky this already :/
     
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    Where can I get a white linen pocket square? It seems the most versatile.
    Get it from Kent Wang.

    Perfect size with hand rolled edges.
     
  5. Big Pun

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    Value for money, I suggest upping your suit budget to about $300 and looking into M. Valentino on ebay. He sells great suits for the price (contact him separately from ebay for a deal) and has many happy customers.

    Sorry but I want to be able to try it on in person, i've never even worn a suit before.

    sticky this already :/

    +1

    Get it from Kent Wang.

    Perfect size with hand rolled edges.


    Thanks, will kop.
     
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  7. Big Pun

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    ^^ Sorry, didn't see your thread. And I have to bump this, as I have a few more questions.

    What material should my first suit be? I'll be in MN and I want to wear it year-round.

    What is a 3/2 roll or something I keep hearing about?

    Where can I buy shoe trees cheap?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  8. Big Pun

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    Oh yeah, one more question. Is it okay to wear shoes with broguing to an interview or should it be strictly oxford style?
     
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    ^^ Sorry, didn't see your thread. And I have to bump this, as I have a few more questions.

    What material should my first suit be? I'll be in MN and I want to wear it year-round.

    What is a 3/2 roll or something I keep hearing about?

    Where can I buy shoe trees cheap?

    Thanks in advance.


    1) I'll leave this one to someone who knows more about it, but I know the general consensus is that there isn't such a thing as an all season suit. If it's warm enough for winter it'd be too hot for summer and vice versa.

    2) 3 roll 2 is a three button suit jacket where the lapel rolls to the second button and the third button isn't meant to be buttoned.

    3) Cedarville store link at the top of the page.
     
  10. sploosh

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    I havn't bought a suit since I was about 8 and need some help. I need a suit to wear in the winter and fall a few times, as cheap as possible. Preferably in charcoal, or navy. What is my best bet? I am pretty small to the point I may fit in a boys suit. I hate how most of them look though, so preferably a mens line that gets small. I am guessing a 34 from H&M is my best bet.

    I am thinking something like this:
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    Same style shirt, navy tie, and then replace the sportcoat and pants for a charcoal suit.
     
  11. DocHolliday

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    A forumite specializes in smaller suit sizes at his site: Four in Hand. Other than that, you could consider MTM. If you know your measurements/could get a professional to measure you, there's Thick as Thieves, an MTM operation run by another forumite. There's a lengthy thread about TaT here.

    H&M is fine for beaters/casual suits/suits you won't need to wear often, but I wouldn't want to rely on one as a workhorse.
     
  12. sploosh

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    A forumite specializes in smaller suit sizes at his site: Four in Hand. Other than that, you could consider MTM. If you know your measurements/could get a professional to measure you, there's Thick as Thieves, an MTM operation run by another forumite. There's a lengthy thread about TaT here.

    H&M is fine for beaters/casual suits/suits you won't need to wear often, but I wouldn't want to rely on one as a workhorse.


    Fourhand and Tat are out of my range, I will probably go to h&m since I won't wear this often. Do they carry a charcoal suit in a fabric heavy enough for winter? Also a friend of mine told me that the pocket on the jacket for the ps is sewed up, is this true?
     
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    Fourhand and Tat are out of my range, I will probably go to h&m since I won't wear this often. Do they carry a charcoal suit in a fabric heavy enough for winter? Also a friend of mine told me that the pocket on the jacket for the ps is sewed up, is this true?
    I don't know that much about H&M suits, but I doubt you'll find any in what the forum would consider a winter weight. Their stuff tends to be thin -- one way to keep costs down. But if you have an overcoat and won't need to wear the suit often, you can probably make do. I'd believe that the breast pocket is sewn up, but they often are. When you try one on, gently pull the pocket apart and peek down into it to see if it's finished. Probably just needs to be cut open. You'd probably find more reliable info on H&M's suits over in streetwear. Try doing a search. I know they've been discussed a good bit.
     
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    Alright thanks. One of the reason I need one is because we go to Chicago in January with Model United Nations, but I will just wear a coat over it. The charcoal suit and red gingham shirt won't be considered too spring summery will it?
     
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    Alright thanks. One of the reason I need one is because we go to Chicago in January with Model United Nations, but I will just wear a coat over it. The charcoal suit and red gingham shirt won't be considered too spring summery will it?

    It's a little summery, yeah, but pair it with a dark tie and you'll be fine.
     
  16. sploosh

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    Sounds good. Black shoes?
     
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    FYI about target shirts, their normal cotton fitted shirt in a size L is a 16.5x 34, has double button barell cut across cuffs, and is aggressively fitted at the waist, no pocket. for 20 bucks, im impressed with the one that i bought offline, because it wont require any alterations.

    There is a chick on ebay that sells white linen PS, that she sews into a regular tv fold (and other silly styles), and they are like 8 bucks.
     
  19. Big Pun

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    Wow people actually use this threak? Good shit.[​IMG]

    To the guy above, I've copped a PS at Nordy's for $20. No complaints there.

    I'm actually never going to purchase any thing from target ever again honestly though. It's amazing what I've learned clothing wise in 2 months from this site.
     
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    X-posted from streetwear&denim:

    I think this belongs in men's clothing but I can't seem to find the thread for a quick q&a.

    So:

    I currently own 3 ties- 1 black skinny and 2 wool knits...will be venturing into business attire in about 3 years time after gradution (BA hons in Accounting) and my current university requires suit and tie for presentations, convocations, trade shows, meet the CEOs sessions etc.

    So whats a good color/pattern base to start off concerning ties and pocket squares? Seriously I'm clueless about this. I know how to look sartorially good but seriously a junior exec or student intern has no right rocking the purple paisley Brioni necktie or that wool striped BoO skinny knit tie, know what I'm saying? So what is safe, boring, bland and yet stylish?

    Solids ties? Plain linen pocket squares?

    Pls help. Thanks.
     

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