Anonymous asked: do you know of any affordable suede chelsea boots?
Meermin. Loake. Sanders. Herring. Septieme. Markowski.
camjaynowsd asked: Can you recommend any brands for a rugged/adventurer style?
Patagonia. Outlier. Aether. Nigel Cabourn. Kaufmann Mercantile.
Anonymous asked: Hey! Navy blazer, white shirt with black trousers, does this look work?
It’s a little unorthodox, but I if the navy is dark enough and the outfit is well tailored, I think it can work. Would be easier with dark grey trousers.
Anonymous asked: Your blog is very educational so kudos. However, I'm stymied by the photos of guys with the the thinner end of the tie hanging longer the the wider end. I don't get it.
Thanks very much. It doesn’t really make sense in accordance with how ties are traditionally worn, but I wouldn’t look too much into it. It’s basically a personal affectation that some like and others don’t. Each to his own I say.
Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm getting married soon. I have a navy J Crew Italian wool suit, brown loake brogues, white shirt & red/white/blue Liberty pepper print bow tie. I'm stuck on what colour/pattern pocket square to go for. Any ideas?
I would probably go classic white linen myself. Congratulations!
Anonymous asked: Quite simply, Suitsupply Sienna or JCrew Ludlow peak lapel suit? Both in navy. Yes, one is peak lapel and the other notched, but which is preferable in your opinion? Thanks
Really depends on what kind of construction you favor. Both are similar in terms of quality, and are machine made while using solid fabrics. The J. Crew suit will have more padding in the shoulders, a fairly low button stance, and slimmer lapels. I personally favor the Sienna, as the shoulders are a bit more comfortable and I prefer a wider lapel. I’ve actually owned the Sienna model and it was quite nice for the price.
Anonymous asked: Love your blog, it's extremely helpful. Could you please recommend a versatile brown suede chukka boot that can be worn to dress down a navy suit or to dress up a pair of slim denim? Budget ~300. Thank you in advance
Thank you very much. I would say either Meermin or Herring Shoes. Both have some great chukka options right within your budget. You could also look into Septieme or Markowski as well.
Patterns and colors aplenty at Isaia.
1st post. Still one of my favorites.
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