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


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snaye
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11089 posts since 24/10/02

posted 11 Jun 2014 19:52, edited 11 Jun 2014 19:52
That still dont look right (Craig) looks like a two button cut with three buttons

Too close together

Anto
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4108 posts since 19/1/12

posted 11 Jun 2014 20:07, edited 11 Jun 2014 20:07
Not a fan of 3 buttons as well, always go for 2.

Agree 100% that for your first suit you should go for navy over black. I'd actually put black third on the list after charcoal too even though it's my favourite colour. Definitely not as versatile as the other two.
Burgundy shoes go well with a navy suit, but i would still go for a pair of black over any other colour. I'm not a big fan of brown shoes but that's more a personal thing.

Personally i'd never buy a suit off the internet, it's something that has to fit properly otherwise you look shit. Go somewhere that sell ones within you budget and try them on, let them tailor it after having seen it on you etc…
Anto
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4108 posts since 19/1/12

11 Jun 2014 20:09
That Craig suit looks one of those which basically have both 3 and 2 buttons, depending on how you fold\iron the lapels…longer for a two buttons, shorter for a 3
snaye
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11089 posts since 24/10/02

11 Jun 2014 20:13
Roll over blazer works fine on more casual blazers but on a structured tailored suit it doesnt look right those 3 are way too close.

3 button can be done well, Hedi has done them well in the past as have Marni, Prada etc Comme have being doing them well on their unstructured jackets for time
eazypz
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3625 posts since 16/4/10

11 Jun 2014 20:46
Need help sorting a suit, going to go to Ascot this year Laughing out loud
Would like either a grey or navy suit, won't have trouble finding those.
However, need to know what shoe, shirt, tie and pocket square combination to go for with it.
Any ideas that are a bit different to the norm?
brahms
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265 posts since 15/2/12

11 Jun 2014 22:42
Trying to be different to the norm tends to ruin suit fits in my mind. Could try and do a double breasted jacket or something though.

Otherwise I'd say grey suit, black cap toe oxfords, white shirt, dark blue tie and white or ivory pocket square.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Jun 2014 22:48
Man needs to wear suede grensons or other vibram soled type shoes to ascot. Wear a black cap polished shoes and you are wearing what every one of them cunts wears to work five days a week.
brahms
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265 posts since 15/2/12

11 Jun 2014 22:51
Valid point about black shoes. Suede would look nice.
eazypz
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3625 posts since 16/4/10

posted 12 Jun 2014 15:17, edited 12 Jun 2014 15:17
Was thinking this colour grey suit with the following:

Shirt

Tie

Shoes I've already got are these, although I think a suede brogue would look a bit nicer

Have a brown suede belt, should you really match your belt and shoes or is it too matchy?
Also, I usually just go for a white pocket square, but have been told it should compliment the shirt/suit rather than the tie. Plain white for this or something else with a bit of blue in it for the shirt?

Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

12 Jun 2014 15:18
Belt and shoes match is a must imho.
RickRude
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4139 posts since 13/1/12

12 Jun 2014 15:22
Dont think brown shoes will go with that suit - black ftw
Goldie
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4840 posts since 17/10/07

12 Jun 2014 16:13
Shirt and tie ideas to go with a navy suit and brown shoes for a wedding? Looked in all the high street shops and everything looks too "politician" or "car salesman" to me
Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

posted 16 Jun 2014 20:29, edited 16 Jun 2014 20:29
Any recommendations for slim work shirts? Ideally 100% cotton, not oxford, perhaps twill, no button down collars, but have to be smallish as I'll be wearing the shirts without a tie.

I had a look at Zara Mens, H&M, Topshop and they're all poly/cotton (60/40 split), which I'm not a fan of.

I like the looks of the Uniqlo slim fit ones: http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/078746 because they're 100% cotton and cheaper than all the other high street competitors but 1) they only appear to have black in stock 2) haven't had a restock in ages 3) I'm also not sure if Uniqlo stores in London still have them?

Want something that isn't overly expensive, that can be laundered multiple times, and to save my current dress shirts I'm wearing for something more than just going to work in.
Goldie
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4840 posts since 17/10/07

16 Jun 2014 20:45
Have a look at Jaeger mate, got a shirt from them in the Chelsea fit and the fit is good and 100% cotton too I believe. Website has a sale on at the minute too.
MoB
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37356 posts since 31/8/04

16 Jun 2014 21:07
tm lewin super fitted shirt 100% cotton, quality aint amazing but 3 month return no questions asked if anything happens to them.
burny
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6128 posts since 25/5/06

16 Jun 2014 21:23
Nick Hart for Austin Reed is a good shout as well. Will be 50-75% off soon, if it's not already.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

16 Jun 2014 21:42
tyrwitt extra slim trumps lewin these days imo

http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/mens-shirts/view-all?q=ukgob|||||||1861,||||||||
gawkrodger
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7691 posts since 4/11/08

16 Jun 2014 21:48
rare occasion, but I agree with Evers
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

16 Jun 2014 21:50
I just bought a couple of these. Can't go wrong for the money and if other M&S shirts are anything to go by they'll wash just fine. Cheap enough to replace anyway.


http://m.marksandspencer.com/mt/www.marksandspencer.com/slim-fit-forward-point-collar-twill-shirt/p/p22308285
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

16 Jun 2014 22:04
Goldie wrote: Shirt and tie ideas to go with a navy suit and brown shoes for a wedding? Looked in all the high street shops and everything looks too "politician" or "car salesman" to me

White shirt, orange tie.



Just posting that for the colours, not silly bracelets etc