Fading Fast

Connoisseur
I thrifted some new Alan Flusser seersucker pants, the typical white and light blue vertical stripes. The pants are great...but what do you wear with this? I was thinking a dark solid turtleneck?
Since they are lightweight and, usually, worn in warm weather, a turtleneck might prove too heavy. I usually just wear a white or navy polo shirt or regular button-front linen shirt (white or blue) with mine.
 

LewisDias

New Member
Hello.
Summer is coming and I want to buy a new jacket for this season.
A versatile jacket to wear in the spring and some summer nights, what will be the best choice? a bi swing windbreaker or a poplin jacket?



 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
^^
I am not sure there would be much of a difference, if any. Go with your gut/follow your heart on this one and you will not go wrong! ;)
 

Eligius

New Member
This question is not specifically “trad”, but it involves a J Press suit, and there is no similar sticky thread on the fashion forum...

I was wondering opinions on wearing a tan suit for an early evening event in July. It’s a happy socially distanced ceremony in a church and will be from 5:30-6:30, over and gone before sunset. Is this a fashion faux pas? The suit is 12 years old but barely worn, and I’ve been looking for a chance to break it out again.
 

Charles Dana

Honors Member
I was wondering opinions on wearing a tan suit for an early evening event in July. It’s a happy socially distanced ceremony in a church and will be from 5:30-6:30, over and gone before sunset. Is this a fashion faux pas? The suit is 12 years old but barely worn, and I’ve been looking for a chance to break it out again.
What is the ceremony? Do you know the other men who will be there? If you do, are they the “dress-up” type?
 

Peak and Pine

Connoisseur
I was wondering opinions on wearing a tan suit for an early evening event in July. It’s a happy socially distanced ceremony in a church.
What is the ceremony? Do you know the other men who will be there? If you do, are they the “dress-up” type?
I think the question may be about the color. And the hour worn. If so, tan in warm weather daylight (in tropic wool, cotton, blends and linen) are pretty much standard fare for dress-up among a certain set here in New England, the dwindling set who gives a damn.
 

OldMetairie

New Member
This question is not specifically “trad”, but it involves a J Press suit, and there is no similar sticky thread on the fashion forum...

I was wondering opinions on wearing a tan suit for an early evening event in July. It’s a happy socially distanced ceremony in a church and will be from 5:30-6:30, over and gone before sunset. Is this a fashion faux pas? The suit is 12 years old but barely worn, and I’ve been looking for a chance to break it out again.
Simply answer no this would not be a faux pas imho.
 

Eligius

New Member
Yes, I was wondering about the color at that time of day. It's tropical wool, should be very warm and still light out. Thank you all so much for your responses.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Any recommendations for mostly cotton socks in colors like dark green? I’d like to expand my color options beyond black and blue but don’t know where to turn.
For dress socks, it's been awhile as I bought a lot years ago and now with WFH (I've done that for years) and biz casual, I rarely wear them, but I used to like Brooks Brothers for dress socks: https://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/underwear-socks/0226,default,sc.html?lid=leftnav-menu

You might also check out J.Press https://jpressonline.com/collections/underwear-socks

And, only on sale, Ben Silver and Paul Stuart have some fantastic socks:
https://www.bensilver.com/Socks.html

https://www.paulstuart.com/mens/accessories/socks

For casual, I like https://www.wigwam.com love the "Cypress" model

For working out / hiking, I like https://www.smartwool.com/shop/mens-wool-socks-1

I also like LL Bean socks: https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/502...VdQiICR1dSQRjEAAYAiAAEgI_i_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
 

GregorSamsa

New Member
Thank you for that very helpful reply. I have never really put much thought into socks before now—never paid anything close to north of $20 per pair—but after looking at Press and Ben Silver I am tempted. I saw O’Connell’s has some all cotton socks in a similar price range too. It looks like I’ll have to pay up for these colors and high cotton percentage.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Thank you for that very helpful reply. I have never really put much thought into socks before now—never paid anything close to north of $20 per pair—but after looking at Press and Ben Silver I am tempted. I saw O’Connell’s has some all cotton socks in a similar price range too. It looks like I’ll have to pay up for these colors and high cotton percentage.
It's been awhile since I've bought socks as I kept "stocking up" at sales till I discovered that I owned way too many. But other than the, like you, sub $20 (or there about) socks, I would buy my socks on sale. Good luck.
 

never behind

Senior Member
Thank you for that very helpful reply. I have never really put much thought into socks before now—never paid anything close to north of $20 per pair—but after looking at Press and Ben Silver I am tempted. I saw O’Connell’s has some all cotton socks in a similar price range too. It looks like I’ll have to pay up for these colors and high cotton percentage.
You might look at Dapper Classics. I’ve bought a couple pair from them and found the socks to be acceptable. They have an insane number of options.
 

August West

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
Any recommendations for mostly cotton socks in colors like dark green? I’d like to expand my color options beyond black and blue but don’t know where to turn.
I have had very good recent experience with Banana Republic socks. Sales are perpetual, so you need not pay anything close to full freight.

Up until several years ago I bought all of my socks from Brooks without a second thought. The quality became so inconsistent I gave up.
 
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