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Author: Subject: One for the fashion gurus - I know you're out there
RazMan

posted on 3/7/11 at 04:34 PM Reply With Quote
One for the fashion gurus - I know you're out there

I have got a 'posh frock do' to go to later in the year - and as I don't look good in a dress (trust me) I am looking for a jacket / suit which can be classed as a 'posh' one but also with modern overtones.

The sort of thing I have in mind is a tuxedo (ish) style but with some kind of design embroidered over it - maybe a kind of 'black on black' sort of thing ...... am I making any sense here?

Anyway, I have looked at all of the usual suspects - designer labels mainly, but also Next and most of the high street stores, but no luck so far, so I thought I would ask you lot ......... have we got any fashion addicts out there?





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TimC

posted on 3/7/11 at 04:38 PM Reply With Quote
Fashions come and go. Style never goes out of fashion. With this in mind, I'd urge you to keep it classic.

Unless you have a great eye for style, which you clearly don't, as you wouldn't be asking for advice on a car forum, high-end trends are very hard to get right.

Play safe and then you won't have to cringe at the photos in a couple of years' time.






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Confused but excited.

posted on 3/7/11 at 04:40 PM Reply With Quote
Jeez Tim, that's not very subtle mate.
I have seen the look you want in a frock coat.
Black on black 3/4 length frock coat with a mandarin type collar.
It looked realy stylish.
I know 'cos that's what my youngest wore when he got married and he's always been a flash git.
Sort of a cross between Dr. No and Wyatt Earp.
Have a look in Moss Bros etc...

[Edited on 3/7/11 by Confused but excited.]





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tegwin

posted on 3/7/11 at 04:41 PM Reply With Quote
Most of the decent gentlemens clothing stores (the kind that specialise in "posh stuff" will usually be able to advise you. Go try a load of stuff on and see what you like... if you think it looks good on you, sod everyone else lol





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mcerd1

posted on 3/7/11 at 04:47 PM Reply With Quote
I've got to buy a new 'posh' jacket too...

but I've got it easy, you just can't go wrong with a kilt - in fashon for ~150 years and counting



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cliftyhanger

posted on 3/7/11 at 05:00 PM Reply With Quote
I popped into a few charity shops and came out with a decent dinner suit for 15. You really can't go wrong, gets worn 2-3 times a year, and is the only suit I own. Absolutely timeless, and a great long-term investment.
If you just want a suit, again get something classic if buying. That way will last a few years, keep it and in 15 you can start wearing it again

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StevieB

posted on 3/7/11 at 05:17 PM Reply With Quote
The only way to go is the timeless classic designs - anything else will look crap (IMHO, of course).

If you don't want to go down the traditional bow tie route, a normal (black) tiw looks a little different to the norm but is still timeless.

Whichever way you choose, just stick to black suit, black tie and white shirt - you can always have some flash cufflinks to personalise it.

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mangogrooveworkshop

posted on 3/7/11 at 08:19 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mcerd1
I've got to buy a new 'posh' jacket too...

but I've got it easy, you just can't go wrong with a kilt - in fashon for ~150 years and counting



[Edited on 3/7/2011 by mcerd1]



I wore my kilt this weekend






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Dangle_kt

posted on 3/7/11 at 08:54 PM Reply With Quote
beautiful



Personally I'd keep it subtle, you've got a kit car for showing off in

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Kwik

posted on 3/7/11 at 09:57 PM Reply With Quote
going with too much black could end in it looking like your going to a funeral...

as above if you go to a high end store they can normally kit you out, even high street shops can do that but not all.

at the moment a shirt with a white collar and wrist bands(?) with the rest coloured are in fashion. with the shirt make it plain, no stripes or patterns, if your not the most stylish person on the planet you want to stay low-key and not too exuberant...

and make sure the suit fits you properly as well...

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daviep

posted on 3/7/11 at 10:09 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mcerd1
I've got to buy a new 'posh' jacket too...

but I've got it easy, you just can't go wrong with a kilt - in fashon for ~150 years and counting



[Edited on 3/7/2011 by mcerd1]


I've worn my kilt to 3 weddings already this year and got another one this weekend.

Value for money a kilt can't be beaten

Davie





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Ninehigh

posted on 3/7/11 at 10:34 PM Reply With Quote
You want to go for one of these:




It'll never go out of fashion!






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Steve Hignett

posted on 3/7/11 at 10:49 PM Reply With Quote
There is an outlet village near here called Cheshire Oaks - Go to your local-ist one and wander round until something fits and looks good.

Last time I bought a decent suit was for my wedding, so the budget wasn't so important, I bought a Calvin Klein suit had it adjusted to fit as I ost so much weight for the wedding (its all, and more, back on now!) and it cost something like 170 for that sort of money you cannot complain with a brand name like Calvin Klein.

If you don't want a brand name, get yourself down to M&S - the beauty of that store is that you can mix and match, so if you are like most blokes, you're bottom and top half don't match it doesn't matter!

You'll be sorted with a suit, shirt and nice tie for less than 150 and it'll prob last for 20 years sporadic use!

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morcus

posted on 4/7/11 at 03:37 AM Reply With Quote
make sure your completely certain about dress code before you go. I don't like parties in general but I've been to a few where someone hasn't checked and as such looks completely out of place, some people can pull it off but most of us can't.

If it's white tie wear tails, there are very few occaisons when you can wear them so you gotto make the most.





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mcerd1

posted on 4/7/11 at 08:36 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by daviep
quote:
Originally posted by mcerd1
I've got to buy a new 'posh' jacket too...

but I've got it easy, you just can't go wrong with a kilt - in fashon for ~150 years and counting



[Edited on 3/7/2011 by mcerd1]


I've worn my kilt to 3 weddings already this year and got another one this weekend.

Value for money a kilt can't be beaten

Davie

sounds like you've been busy, I've got a wedding in poland in a few weeks which should be fun

and the girls love a man in a kilt





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mads

posted on 4/7/11 at 12:30 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mcerd1
sounds like you've been busy, I've got a wedding in poland in a few weeks which should be fun

and the girls love a man in a kilt


if you've never been to a polish wedding then make sure you take the extra stretchy waistband trousers!! The wedding I went to in Poland had 5 courses (with each course being almost a meal in itself) and it lasted for 14 hours [the band were booked for that long too!].





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mcerd1

posted on 4/7/11 at 02:59 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mads
if you've never been to a polish wedding then make sure you take the extra stretchy waistband trousers!! The wedding I went to in Poland had 5 courses (with each course being almost a meal in itself) and it lasted for 14 hours [the band were booked for that long too!].

don't worry I'm well informed... and besides a kilt is adjustable that way anyway

aparently the band is booked till at least 4 in the morning, but we won't be going to bed till at least 6 in the morning - oh and at least 1 bottle of vodka per person....
add in 2 days of food and drink before the wedding and another 3 after it..... I think I'm going to need a new liver afterwards

[Edited on 4/7/2011 by mcerd1]





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