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    No-break suit pants for my wedding

    Yes…and that’s the problem with non-bespoke clothing that is much too slim—it’s unforgiving. Because they don’t have enough drape, flow, and ease, shrink-wrapped garments cannot obscure idiosyncratic posture (which we all have to some extent). I agree that the current length of the OP’s...
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    Help identify a tie maker with an "H" logo

    I can’t help you with the “H” logo. I just want to say that you have good taste in neckties.
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    We Haven't Talked About Blue Blazers in a While

    No discussion of [navy] blue blazers would be complete without a link to Matt Spaiser’s excellent article concerning Roger Moore’s love of that versatile garment, both on- and off-screen: In another article I read a few years ago (which...
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    The Chambray Shirt by G. Bruce Boyer

    Around 5 or 6 years ago I was in a J. Crew store and saw a rack of classic chambray shirts, each with a throat latch—something that is rarely found on ready-made chambray shirts. I really wanted one, but the price—$98.00–was a dealbreaker for me. Shortly afterwards, I was browsing in the...
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    ^ That did cross my mind. I decided to put my judgment in abeyance pending more data. ^ Yep.
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    You might be right. I’m not sure any more….My ability to read tea leaves is a bit rusty.
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    No, the photo shows an extremely poor example of cuffing. There’s nothing wrong the amount of socks that is visible. The problem is that you (or whoever it is in the picture) rolled up the cuffs and somehow cinched them tight. As a result, the circumference of each cuff is much smaller than...
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    Advice on Chicago Bespoke Suiting

    That’s an ironic thing for a tailor to say. I don’t blame you for applying “the brakes;” I’d run away from any man—tailor or otherwise—who offered to give me “the full monty.”
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    Upgrading blazer buttons?

    Good choice. Those are fine-looking buttons. The Benson and Clegg website page for those buttons states plain as day that for a single-breasted jacket, the set contains three “large” and eight “small” buttons. So relax. You’re safe.
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    Can I wear a "designer" patterned pocket square with a tuxedo?

    Don’t push the envelope. A lot of photographs will be taken of you. Years from now, you don’t want to be yet another husband who, while strolling down memory lane, blurts out, “What was I thinking?!” (Actually, it wouldn’t be that big a deal to wear the pocket square to which you linked...
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    Time for a more recent trouser thread.

    Don’t listen to what other people tell you. Except for me. If you want to try side-tab trousers, try side-tab trousers.
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    Church Presentation event dress

    fishertw, the outfit you described will be fine. So would the navy suit/white shirt/conservative tie ensemble that vonSuess suggested. A little hint: Since we’re on the subject of church attire, let’s bring God into the discussion. God invented navy blazers for the express purpose of sparing...
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    Anyone have any examples of tattersall shirts & necktie pairings?
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    Ask a Trad Question & Get Answer: Quick Q&A

    When in doubt, play it safe: Go with solid silk knit or wool ties—dark green, burgundy, dark blue, for example—whichever color will complement the colors of the shirt you’ve selected for the day. Also consider silk ties with a hunting motif—ones that have a widely-spaced pattern of pheasants...
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    Ask a Trad Question & Get Answer: Quick Q&A

    IrvingS— I have more information about the term “Cashmere Major.” It turns out that you were almost correct when you speculated whether the term “Cashmere Major” might denote “a majority cashmere blended with wool.” “Cashmere Major” was neither a stand-alone sweater company nor a division of...
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    Ask a Trad Question & Get Answer: Quick Q&A

    Yes. Robert Kirk Ltd. still exists, sort of. It’s DNA has been absorbed into the current Cable Car Clothiers. Robert Kirk did sell and Cable Car Clothiers does sell high-quality merchandise. CCC is really pricey, though. I walk past that store several times a week. Did so yesterday, in...
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    Ask a Trad Question & Get Answer: Quick Q&A

    I couldn’t find much about the term “Cashmere Major.” It originally seems to have been a brand name apart from Alan Paine. In 1952, men’s clothiers were offering “Cashmere Major” v-neck pullover sweaters with a fabric content of 50% cashmere and 50% wool. In 1956, “Cashmere Major” sweaters...
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    Sport Coats for the tall and thin?

    A tailor can slim down a jacket by taking in the sides. The results can be excellent as long as the jacket’s armholes aren’t ridiculously big.
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    Jacket length; Are pleated pants coming back in?

    To pleat or not to pleat? You have answered your question. You won’t look dated as long as your trousers are neither too tight nor too baggy. Men can eliminate 99% of their sartorial dilemmas by dressing with moderation. Avoiding extremes is the key to looking appropriate. Except if you’re...
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    How to get rid of musty smell?

    This is excellent advice. First, though, do this: Gently fold the jacket and place it into a large plastic garbage bag. Sprinkle a moderate amount of baking soda onto the jacket—enough to give the entire thing a light coating. Seal the bag and leave it alone for a few days. Then take the...