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  1. Troones

    Upgrading blazer buttons?

    For those who are fans of traditional blazers, have you ever replaced the buttons on an off the rack blazer with a more high end set? I've had my eye on these from Benson & Clegg. I've previously purchased lower cost buttons from Britex Fabrics but I'm looking to treat myself to something a...
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    Breakfast for dinner?

    Simple question. Do you ever do this? My wife and I are trying to come up with a dinner idea (or as I call them, a “dinnerdea.”) What do you think about Eggs Benedict for dinner? I find that it’s a bit too heavy of a meal for breakfast anyway. I prefer lighter fare in the morning. Do you...
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    Is My Sport Coat A Blazer?

    Hi friends, My wife is away, the cats are asleep, its my day off and I'm bored. So just for fun, I thought I'd try to settle something that's been bugging me. The jacket in the picture attached is from Orvis. It's out of the closet as the summer heat is on. One thing I keep wondering...
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    Headsets

    Like some of you, I now work from home and need to take calls from clients, join Zoom meetings, etc. For those of you who do this, what headset do you have and use? I’ve been experimenting with a couple of different wireless ones that connect via USB nano receiver, and while they’re ok, they...
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    Return of long jackets for men?

    Gents, just a very simple question Since fashion is cyclical, do you foresee on the horizon a return to 90s style suit jacket length and fuller cut any time soon? It seems the too short to cover your backside has been around forever. I get that most here don’t care about fashion trends, but...
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    Today I saw....

    Can we have a thread for just posting random observations that may be considered out of the ordinary, interesting, or just plain weird? It could be something like spotting an unusual looking rare breed of dog, a particularly interesting piece of artwork, or just some random occurrence...
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    Terry cloth blazers!

    Gents, For some reason I didn't discover that these even exist until the past few days. Apparently they've been around at least a few years but I've never seen them discussed here. If this is old news to a lot of you I apologize. Here's a link to an article from Forbes from 2017 about the...
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    Which buttons for navy blazer?

    I'm all about blazers these days. That, and trying to keep my family and I safe, and sane. I have a navy hopsack jacket on the way, which will make my third and final blazer in my new size. It has dark horn buttons that I'd like to replace with antique silver. I already have one with gold...
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    Sizing of Orvis travel blazer

    I know there are some Orvis fans here. I could use some help on getting an idea of whether I should size down on their Hopsack travel blazer I'm considering. I currently own a casual, unpadded shoulder tweed jacket from Orvis that fits true to size on me (42R.) However, I previously had to...
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    Blazer sleeve button placement conundrum

    I wonder if I could solicit some advice. I've just taken delivery of a new J Press navy blazer. As usual, its perfect for me in almost every way. This time though, there's a minor issue and I'm wondering the best remedy. I've attached a picture for reference. The sleeves need to be taken up...
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    Lapel pins, and the weird reason I like them

    There are several older threads on the subject but nothing recent. I can see from those older threads the vast majority were against wearing lapel pins, several strongly so. With that in mind, I’m admitting I like lapel pins, but for a specific reason that may seem a little, well, odd. Late...
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    This button for this jacket?

    I have a habit of being unsatisfied with the stock buttons on tweed sport coats and I usually like to swap them out for these types of leather (or fake leather) buttons. There's nothing wrong with the existing buttons on this jacket. The problem lies solely with me. With that in mind, I...
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    Strange cuffs on trousers

    Here's a question I meant to ask a long time ago, but then stuff happened and I forgot. After some recent weight loss I now fit into some 42R suits that I quickly outgrew after purchasing them. I've been trying things on and noticed/remembered that when I had the trousers hemmed, the tailor I...
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    Suit fit comparison: Brooks Brothers Madison vs J Press Pressidential.

    Can anyone who has experience with both of these suits offer a comparison on how they fit? I have a few J Press Pressidential suits and sport coats and I keep coming back because of the fit. I like it roomy, yet still handsomely cut which I feel these are. I understand that Madison is Brooks...
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    For those who've lost weight, do you ever wear your fat clothes?

    Specifically I'm thinking of sport coats and blazers. I lost a lot of weight after purchasing a nice herringbone tweed in light tan/grey. Sure, I have a couple in my current size but not in that particular shade. Due to a slight rebound in weight I think I could get away with wearing my...
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    Wearing a damaged tie

    Hi gents, Just looking down at myself, I see I snagged my nice navy grenadine tie on something, at some point. Its toward the bottom and not overly visible, but its still a bummer. I dislike how easily ties can be damaged. What are your thoughts on damaged or "rough around the edges" ties...
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    Satin tie in the office

    Any objections to me wearing a pink satin tie to the office tomorrow? I can post a picture for those on the fence.
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    Which buttons for this tweed?

    Hello gents, My dear wife is going to sew on some new leather buttons on this tan herringbone sportcoat for me today. Its going to be cool enough to wear tomorrow morning so I'm eager to get this done but need advice. I've made this a poll as I thought it would be fun to abide by the poll...
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    Burgundy tie and burgundy trousers?

    A weird question, and I'm not able to provide a photo right now, but is there any possibility of this working? Navy blazer White OCBD Burgundy knit tie AND Burgundy chinos I had planned a casual but smart look to meet with some colleagues in a business casual setting. I really like the...
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    This tie for business?

    I've been under the impression that paisley ties are not suitable for the office, and I know there has been some debate about that here too. So just a quick question for you gents. Is this tie suitable for the office? I do work in an office where suits or proper sport jackets are expected...