1. vonSuess

    April purchases.

    Well, I did buy some new buttons for a Burberry navy blazer that were looking a bit worn...
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    AE Dark Chili Fifth Avenue - what does this shoe go well with?

    Back when I was still buying from AE, I picked up a pair in dark chili largely for the purpose you suggest. Always liked the look. Still do...
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    Aristocratic style, specifically European

    Well now, that's a good look. He probably didn't have to go through metal detectors, anyway...
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    Aristocratic style, specifically European

    I don't think there's anything wrong with trying to look like an aristocrat, if that's where we're going with this. You just don't want to be obvious about it. I'd say it's a matter of quiet good taste. Perhaps take a cue from Aristotle and lean toward moderation in all things...
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    What should be my first classic hat?

    I don't know about all this. I've been wearing homburgs, Tyroleans and fedoras on a regular basis since I was quite a bit younger than nineteen. Go to a hat store. Try some on. If they look good, wear them. You either like the way you look in a hat or you don't. That's really all that matters...
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    Dress Shirts-To Starch Or Not To Starch...

    Reasonably light starch for me. I don't need these shirts to last forever, although it seems like they do...
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    double breasted suits

    Must appeal to me too, as I just bought a DB suit today. First one in years, but I've always liked the look...
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    What are you listening to right now?

    Mozart Symphony 29 in A Major. XM radio/Symphony Hall...
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    The Three-piece Suit Thread

    Well, here's a vote for contrasting vests. Nothing against matching vests. I guess we just all have our own look...
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    Has the pandemic changed your sense of style or aesthetics?

    Now this is very rare, what context do you wear the suits in? Pretty much for everything and other than the BB blazer I'm wearing in my profile pic, suits are about all I have. Admittedly, It's not like I have much physical labour to do...
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    Has the pandemic changed your sense of style or aesthetics?

    No changes for me. Another day another wool suit...
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    British country clothing (photos)...

    There are few things more worth the money than a personal assistant for these sorts of things. It doesn't really cost that much, especially if he can live on the property...
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    Banjo Player's Shirt

    Thanks for the comments. Good suggestions all. And - if I figured out how to play the banjo there's hope for everyone...
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    Banjo Player's Shirt

    These musical fellows I know asked me to play the banjo for their barbershop quartet. I can pretty much wear what I want so I'm thinking of commissioning a red and white striped shirt with white french cuffs and wing collar. I think this with a bowtie, suspenders and perhaps an occasional white...
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    Shoe Rack Recommendations

    Store Supply Warehouse and no doubt others online selling racks and fixtures for the retail trade. Inexpensive enough and seem to last forever...