Fading Fast

Connoisseur
It is normal in the store I like a lot of boots, find beautiful, but then when I try them on the foot and look in the mirror do not like anything?
It seems strange, too big and clumsy when I see them in the mirror, in this case the desert boots sand that I posted on top ...
I was undecided at the store but I didn't buy them.
It seems that you don't like the look of them on your foot. That might be because you are not use to them, so, if the price isn't too painful for your budget, you might just have to take the plunge, buy them and see what you think after you wear them a bunch of times.

Sometime that works well and you end up loving the item and sometimes it doesn't and, to be honest, the money is wasted. For some things, the only way to learn is through trial and error.
 

LewisDias

New Member
It seems that you don't like the look of them on your foot. That might be because you are not use to them, so, if the price isn't too painful for your budget, you might just have to take the plunge, buy them and see what you think after you wear them a bunch of times.

Sometime that works well and you end up loving the item and sometimes it doesn't and, to be honest, the money is wasted. For some things, the only way to learn is through trial and error.
That's right, I find them very pretty in the shop window and my hand, but the foot looks weird, as I'm a skinny guy and average height, the boots seem to get too big on me and get too prominent, maybe clarks make it too conventional , for me and my style.
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
That's right, I find them very pretty in the shop window and my hand, but the foot looks weird, as I'm a skinny guy and average height, the boots seem to get too big on me and get too prominent, maybe clarks make it too conventional , for me and my style.
Fading Fast is spot on with his advice in post # 7041..."buy them, wear them" and six months later you will be in love with them and be thinking of going out and buying a backup pair! Just a shot of straight talk from this local shoe/boot whore. ;)
 

ran23

Super Member
Brooks Bros Trad Fit, tends to fit my 15.5x33 like a tent. Nowhere else does it say any other type of fit. I spent $20 on it taking it in. Yesterday I got a blue pinstripe, same label and fit.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Brooks Bros Trad Fit, tends to fit my 15.5x33 like a tent. Nowhere else does it say any other type of fit. I spent $20 on it taking it in. Yesterday I got a blue pinstripe, same label and fit.
I think this might help you (link to full article at bottom):

Brooks Brothers shirt fit guide
Brooks Brothers shirts have six different fits and updated their range in the summer of 2019. A fit guide describing the different fits is below.

  • Traditional Fit – Brooks Brothers’ widest cut around the chest and waist. It’s the widest available shirt I have found and is much larger than any other brand I have measured. Compared to the Regent Fit, the Traditional Fit is five inches larger in the chest and five inches larger in the waist. These shirts are 100% cotton.
  • Madison Fit (was called Regular). This shirt is still relatively wide compared to other brands. Compared to the Regent Fit, it is cut 2.5 inches wider around the chest and 3.25 inches wider through the waist.These shirts are 100% cotton.
  • Regent Fit (was called Slim Fit). The best selling Brooks Brothers fit, fitted through the chest and body.These shirts are 100% cotton.
  • Milano Fit (was called Extra Slim Fit) was the slimmest Brooks Brothers cut until the Soho arrived. Compared to the Regent Fit, this is 2.75 inches narrower through the chest and 1.5 inches slimmer through the waist.These shirts are 100% cotton.
  • Soho Fit – this was launched in the summer of 2019 and is now the slimmest of the Brooks Brothers range. Compared to the Regent Fit, this is 5 inches narrower through the chest and 5 inches narrower through the waist. These shirts are not 100% cotton. Instead they are 64% cotton, 32% coolmax polyester and 4% elastane.
  • Big and Tall – this range was also launched in the summer of 2019. The shirts are available in collar sizes from 16.5 inches to 20 inches. The shirts are cut a little slimmer than the Traditional Fit. These are 100% cotton.
 

James U

Starting Member
Is this Trad? What does OCBD mean? No need to start a (new and possibly redundant) thread on it, just ask it here for a quick answer.

At the suggestion of one of our esteemed members we are starting this thread (in emulation of one in a forum far, far away) in hopes of encouraging newbies (or even forum veterans) to ask questions in good faith and get good faith answers. That means no intentionally goofball questions and give actual serious answers.
 

James U

Starting Member
Hello from Australia, my name is James and I am a fan of traditional US tailoring. I have my eye on a Pendleton tweed jacket, which is a western style, with a suede shoulder yoke. Does anyone know if this an be unpicked and removed(I have a good tailor) and if so, is the fabric underneath the same as the rest of the garment, I am guessing it is. I think one issue might be the material underneath the yoke maybe a slightly different shade, given it wasn't exposed to the light and wear. Any thoughts, Thankyou James.
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
Hello from Australia, my name is James and I am a fan of traditional US tailoring. I have my eye on a Pendleton tweed jacket, which is a western style, with a suede shoulder yoke. Does anyone know if this an be unpicked and removed(I have a good tailor) and if so, is the fabric underneath the same as the rest of the garment, I am guessing it is. I think one issue might be the material underneath the yoke maybe a slightly different shade, given it wasn't exposed to the light and wear. Any thoughts, Thankyou James.
My advice would be to pass on the purchase of the shirt, if you can't live with the yoke. I don't care how good the tailor is, removing the yoke is going to show! Sorry. ;)
 

LewisDias

New Member
ok, basically which one would look better in a casual style but that you can wear regularly with a chino and v neck sweater?
is it true that harrington has a connotation of people linked to the extreme right / nazis?
 

New Old Stock

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
in your opinion what will change in the style and look of each collar of these jackets?
harrington turtleneck, or normal windbraker?



They wear the same, the collar style is completely up to you. Unless youre wearing a harrington with nazi symbols I wouldnt worry about it. Any article of clothing can have a negative connotation to someone somewhere.

Though if you plan to pair it with chinos, I would avoid tan. This assumes your chinos are a similar color. Ive heard of the 'Canadian tuxedo' with denim jacket over jeans, what kind of 'tuxedo' is khaki over khaki?
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
ok, basically which one would look better in a casual style but that you can wear regularly with a chino and v neck sweater?
is it true that harrington has a connotation of people linked to the extreme right / nazis?
To your first question, either would be fine worn regularly with chinos and a v-neck sweater. They both have a similar level of casualness. You should choose based on which ever one you prefer as both jackets really serve the same purpose in a wardrobe

The Harrington has a long history of being a jacket worn by the general public - and certainly got a boost when worn by stars such as Steve McQueen. I have no idea if it has any meaning on the extreme right, but it is, again, a jacket that has been and still is worn by the general public.
 

LewisDias

New Member
As for color, will tan be a good choice or should I go with the navy?

I like tan to wear with jeans or blue chinos but I don't know why this color reminds me of older men
 
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Phogi

Starting Member
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?
 
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