Menswear: The 'Whistle And Flute' Thread..Everything To Do With 'Suits' In Here!!


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snaye
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11067 posts since 24/10/02

3 Jun 2013 22:05
Collar Bar/Pin can work but you should really be looking at the suit before you buy IMO, as that kind of shirt needs the right suit to compliment it otherwise will look mistmatched.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

3 Jun 2013 22:26
Will wait until I have the suit and take it from there.
Crudeoyle
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965 posts since 2/9/08

8 Jun 2013 15:35
Nothing but trouble with Reiss in Manchester. Figured I would get the pants altered there as all they needed was the turn up taking out and bringing up an inch or so. They brought them up too much so I'm now on my 3rd visit after purchase and still don't have any pants.

Would not recommend them at all!
figurine
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6119 posts since 14/5/07

17 Jun 2013 22:07
What colour suit with navy suede shoes with red brick soles?
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

17 Jun 2013 22:12
Red
figurine
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6119 posts since 14/5/07

18 Jun 2013 16:28
Any serious suggestions? Would light grey look ok?
rural
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17875 posts since 26/9/06

18 Jun 2013 16:29
A darker grey/charcoal would be better
gaffer
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592 posts since 13/4/05

18 Jun 2013 16:39
charcoal.

don't sound like shoes that will go well with a suit though Puzzled
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

18 Jun 2013 16:53
Navy would be the obvious answer, but I have to agree with Gaffer, they don't sound like the sort of thing that you would pair with a suit.
snaye
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11067 posts since 24/10/02

18 Jun 2013 17:55
That sort of shoe if worn smarter should be paired with seperates, I.e chinos/wool/cotton trousers, a more casual shirt (patterned maybe) even a knitted tie with a blazer/sports jacket. Think J Crew and the million GQ shoots out there that style this way. If you gonna wear a suit needs to more casual in line with something BoO would style. Basiclly preppy smart/casual. There are exmaples of this all over the internet. They will look out of place with a traditional tailored setup.
TCB
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4979 posts since 5/7/11

1 Jul 2013 14:35
Need some advice for a suit for my sisters wedding in a couple of weeks please chaps. I want to wear a salmon pink oxford shirt but unsure what colour suit would work best with it. I'm leaning towards navy but any suggestions/links would be appreciated. thanks
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

1 Jul 2013 15:08
Would Grey not work?
Crackajack
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8136 posts since 21/4/05

8 Jul 2013 21:25
I want to make my Navy/indigo suit a little more casual for a summer wedding. Its a slim fit not ultra tailored but a traditional wool and I will be wearing brown shoes and a lightweight white shirt.

I was thinking a slim knitted tie in a dark red / burgundy? Lots of cheap ones on eBay. e.g.


So assuming knitted is acceptable, burgundy or dark green perhaps?
spanky
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128 posts since 4/3/06

11 Jul 2013 02:55
That would look fine, but imho cheap knitted ties can look a little… cheap. Might be worse splashing out on one a little nicer.
TheTiger
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4157 posts since 23/2/03

11 Jul 2013 04:30
TCB wrote: Need some advice for a suit for my sisters wedding in a couple of weeks please chaps. I want to wear a salmon pink oxford shirt but unsure what colour suit would work best with it. I'm leaning towards navy but any suggestions/links would be appreciated. thanks

I just came back from a summer wedding and wore something similar to this, albeit the other way around with navy chinos and a beige/white linen blazwe.

NigelBenn
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4664 posts since 6/2/08

15 Jul 2013 22:33
One for dapper lads on here. Go my graduation tomorrow, wearing a nice slim black suit, white shirt and black knitted tie. Would these black tassel loafers work?

http://www.vanmildert.com/products/mens-larkin-tassel-black-loafers?utm_source=froogle&utm;_medium=organic&utm;_campaign=Bass%20Weejuns&catargetid;=1935150491&cadevice;={device}&gclid;=CNbWgLe6srgCFfMbtAodQwYACw
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

15 Jul 2013 22:36
A bit bulky for my liking but they will work
generic_guy
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10181 posts since 16/9/02

15 Jul 2013 22:39
Might just be me being old-fashioned but I wouldn't wear tassles with a suit, other loafers OK, and tassles nice with chinos/blazer.
NigelBenn
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4664 posts since 6/2/08

15 Jul 2013 22:47
I have another pair of lace-ups so will see what looks best. Cheers for the quick responses
Anto
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4086 posts since 19/1/12

15 Jul 2013 22:52
If you have lace-ups as well then go for them.

I wouldn't wear loafers with suits, in particular tassles ones