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What goes with a brown checkered jacket?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chuck Knight May 15, 2013. 4 Replies

The jacket is dark brown with barely visible light greenish-blue checks.Would a plain-white shirt go with it? What about deep oxford blue? What about a white shirt with thin widely strapped black…Continue

Need a dress shirt advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Baka May 9, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi, I'm looking to buy a shirt which would go with a charcoal gray suit. So far I've an oxford blue shirt (which, I think, goes with it, doesn't it?). Would the following shirt be considered formal…Continue

How to know if the tailor's good?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett McKay May 9, 2013. 6 Replies

How can I know if the tailor's good? For example, I'd like to get a tailored suit, how do I know that he'll do a good job tailoring it? Even sewing it "properly?" How can I know that? They don't have…Continue

Watch for small wrists?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Baka Apr 25, 2013. 8 Replies

I'm a really slim guy, I look young and my wrists are slimmer than anybody's I've met. Though, I've a good bone structure elsewhere - shoulders.So far I think this one may be an alright choice for my…Continue

 

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Chuck Knight replied to John Baka's discussion What goes with a brown checkered jacket?
"Look to nature when combining colors.  God did a great job with color palettes.   Brown reminds me of bark, like a tree.  So, think colors you would find on a tree...green is obvious, but also blue, pink, yellow, lavender,…"
May 15, 2013
Steven Moon replied to John Baka's discussion What goes with a brown checkered jacket?
"I'd probably try to emphasize the greenish-blue in the jacket and choose a very pale green or blue button-down shirt with no stripes.  It sounds like all your surrounding components are neutral, so most colors would work as long as…"
May 15, 2013
John Baka posted a discussion

What goes with a brown checkered jacket?

The jacket is dark brown with barely visible light greenish-blue checks.Would a plain-white shirt go with it? What about deep oxford blue? What about a white shirt with thin widely strapped black straps? What about a light blue stripe shirt? Stripes though, probably don't go with checks, do they?Would a white plain (think mad men, Don Draper) pocket square go with it? If not - what would? Since it's a sports jacket, I think no tie should be worn with it, and the top shirt button unbuttoned.I'd…See More
May 15, 2013
Brett McKay replied to John Baka's discussion How to know if the tailor's good?
May 9, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to John Baka's discussion How to know if the tailor's good?
"Ask for references, people he/she has done work for before.  If they are any good they should have plenty and be willing to provide them; if they don't then they aren't any good and you shouldn't use them."
May 9, 2013
John Baka replied to John Baka's discussion Need a dress shirt advice
"Yea, it's a very interesting look, that's why I'd considered it. Thanks for the advice - scratching it. http://www.moderntailor.com/items/common/fabric/201106/81208.jpg this don't look loose though, or did you mean another…"
May 9, 2013
The Dutch Dastard replied to John Baka's discussion Need a dress shirt advice
"All are fine except for the first. It has a sort of 'linen' look that does not go well with a suit..... Be careful with the looser weaves (2nd and 3d from below), as they probably won't last quite as long. "
May 9, 2013
John Baka posted a discussion

Need a dress shirt advice

Hi, I'm looking to buy a shirt which would go with a charcoal gray suit. So far I've an oxford blue shirt (which, I think, goes with it, doesn't it?). Would the following shirt be considered formal enough (more formal than business casual, but not necessarily the highest level of formality) and would it fit with my charcoal grey suit? (I know that it's from moderntailor, but I'm not a guy posting on their behalf, there's no decent local store is all)…See More
May 9, 2013
John Baka replied to John Baka's discussion How to know if the tailor's good?
"Thank you, it helped."
May 9, 2013
Ian M replied to John Baka's discussion How to know if the tailor's good?
"In that case, it would be more difficult to ascertain but then I suppose they would have the suits made centrally, so it would be more likely to have reviews online. Canvas is what's inside of a high quality suit jacket. It helps it keep its…"
Apr 29, 2013
John Baka replied to John Baka's discussion How to know if the tailor's good?
"What if it's a company, not a single tailor guy? What does it mean, a canvassed jacket? Well, it comes to the same price to tailor it or to buy a nice one at the store, at least here."
Apr 29, 2013
Ian M replied to John Baka's discussion How to know if the tailor's good?
"I guess you might be able to find reviews online. Another thing you can do is go in there and talk to the tailor, find out where he trained, his particular style etc., maybe ask a few other questions.  A good question would be to ask about…"
Apr 29, 2013
John Baka posted a discussion

How to know if the tailor's good?

How can I know if the tailor's good? For example, I'd like to get a tailored suit, how do I know that he'll do a good job tailoring it? Even sewing it "properly?" How can I know that? They don't have any "examples" or anything, so can't check it out.Just wondering...See More
Apr 27, 2013
John Baka replied to John Baka's discussion Moderntailor - quality?
"Hm, then perhaps you could recommend me a decent tailor that I could work with? But mind that I'm looking for shirts for under $60-70. I'm in Europe, a poor country. There aren't local brands, though there are local tailors. Went to…"
Apr 27, 2013
Nathanael replied to John Baka's discussion Moderntailor - quality?
"I wouldn't trust any brand that creates accounts on this forum so that they can pretend to be satisfied customers, which we've had happen lately.  Hence the question: are they one of the online tailoring companies that has done that?"
Apr 26, 2013
Brian Splash replied to John Baka's discussion Moderntailor - quality?
"Where are you if you are not in the Us ? I am sure there are local brands . Mine are Morrissey that are local and I like imports such as Ted Baker and Pink , every time I go to the states ill stock up on Brooks Brothers clothes ."
Apr 25, 2013

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