Anonymous asked: Would you call it tasteless for your tie to be the same color as your pocket square? I saw someone on tumblr declare it so and I wanted to get a perhaps more professional opinion (:
kullwahad asked: Hey dude! I have red hair, but I'm not a ginger. I like to dress business casual to school (sweaters, sometimes over button downs, cardigans with nice pants and such), but I'm worried I'm going to break some sort of clashing color faux pas with my hair. Are there certain colors or genre of colors I should stay away from? Any I should try to wear especially? Thanks!
Anonymous asked: what dress shoe do you prefer for suit and tie? how bout blazer/khakis/less formal oxfords, derbies/bulchers, or slip ons? wingtip or cap toe?
Anonymous asked: What brand to you prefer or recommend when it comes to knit crew and v-necks? I have had a very hard time finding a "go-to" brand when stocking up on basic sweaters that will keep their shape and last. Also, do you prefer cashmere or any other type of wool to cotton? Thanks!
Anonymous asked: Hey Kiyoshi, what is your opinion on Johnston & Murphy and have you had any personal experiences purchasing from this company? Thank you!!!
enriquedlcm asked: Hi Kiyoshi, i'll be going for my first time to Chicago in a couple of months. I'll probably be on a Frank Lloyd Wright run all day, but a few visits to stores couldn't hurt. (They will hurt my wallet) Anything really special like Haberdash worth of your recommendation?
Anonymous asked: the park avenue and the strand are perfect, but the shoe must be on the sale section to get the 50% off, so im trying to get a regular priced shoe plus the shoe on sale(dress shoe) so i can get the dress shoe for 50%. so im pretty much stuck with whats on sale aha. and i think you dont need a code for the deal to work, you just have to get the full priced shoe, then the shoe on sale gets 50% off....
Anonymous asked: What's your take on wearing button-down collars with suits? Is the nature of the shirts too casual for a semi-formal work setting?
mikedarcyhughes asked: Hello! Since you give such good style advice, I thought I'd enlist your help. I've recently got a job with Chester Barrie, and I am to receive a clothing allowance of 2 suits, 5 shirts and 5 ties. Have you any advice on what shirts would be the most versatile? Thanks
Anonymous asked: hey so, im trying to get dress shoes from shoebuy since theyre having a bogo, where you get 50% off any sale item when you buy a full priced item. im trying to get a dress shoe thats on sale. i want a black or brown dress shoe, im wearing it it with a slim suit, so like i dont want a bulky one, can you choose one for me? or do you think there are better sales elsewhere?
Anonymous asked: Can one wear an untucked sports shirt with a tie? Or should the shirt be tucked in.
Anonymous asked: Hey Kiyoshi, how easy would it be for one to have a 42 Reg blazer tailored to fit a size 40 with a slimmer (34") waist?
Anonymous asked: Looking for casual black leather Chelsea boots that isn't to pricy but must be goodyear welt so I can have it for a long time. Can you recommend some?
Anonymous asked: I want to move beyond solid, stripe, and pindot neckties. What is the next versatile pattern do you recommend wearing with white and blue shirts?
check-the-method asked: I'm looking for a basic, "entry-level" tuxedo in the $300 to $400 range. Any suggestions? I have two proms coming up and I would really love to be the only one NOT in the rental parachute pants.
Anonymous asked: I will be in Las Vegas for my birthday come March 7th. My main priority is to purchase a blue/navy velvet blazer, with my remaining budget (around $5000.00) going towards expanding my wardrobe appropriately. So far I've marked down Barneys, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue (as well as Off Fifth), and the North and South Outlet. Any further shopping recommendations along those lines?
givemeindiana asked: I have a Lands end navy blazer whose gaudy brass heraldic shield buttons make it unwearable for me. I am looking to replace the buttons with either navy buttons (more suit like) or brown/Pearl buttons (still odd jacket-ish) I want your advice on what direction to go in as far as button color/material is concerned and also any advice for online merchants. (Looking for a cheap upgrade to an...
Anonymous asked: What was it like to hang out with Andy Bernard from The Office? ('Shocked velociraptor' post)
The "Do it for the Shocked Velociraptor" Meetup -...
ordinaryglory: Who remembers when Kiyoshi almost killed Kyle? I do! Fortunately for Kyle, Kiyoshi’s away on business in the Bay Area for awhile and is unable to make it to the next Meet-up on 29th. Hopefully this time around, Kyle can keep from turning jovial conversations about jawnz into real life re-enactments of Mortal Kombat matches. All in all, you should come. With that said, here...
Anonymous asked: Hey Mr. Silentist, thanks for answering my last question. I have another question about a sort of style rule. The bloggers I read take it for granted that natural materials are preferable to man-made. I recently noticed that the classic Norwegian sweater is part poly, though. What do you make of that? Is that a reason to avoid them? Is the Norwegian an exception? Or are sweaters?
Anonymous asked: I bought one of the Howard Yount sweaters back in December and I am pretty happy with the quality but a little disappointed in the fit. It isn't bad but it is a little baggy for me through the chest and waist. I love the length and the sleeves couldn't be much shorter without it being a problem. Do you know any other thick lambswool sweaters that are of similar or better quality with a...
malibooyahhh asked: Hi love you blog. I'm buying a motorcycle soon and I've been looking at the Schott Perfecto 618, however I'm not sure if I should get the black or the brown. What's the general idea/theory of style behind black and brown jackets? Also do you have any recommendations of any beautiful motorcycle jackets, preferably under $600? Thanks!
Anonymous asked: I have a question concerning the dress v sport shirt option aswell. What types of shirts should I stay away from if I wanted to pair with jeans? I know there's some fabrics that almost look like silk. Maybe it's me but I don't think it'll look good if I pair it with jeans. Can you inform me on what types of shirts, fabrics, & patterns I should buy & stay away from if I...
geezush asked: Do you buy the dress or sport version of the Brooks Brothers ESF OCBDs?
letsshrat-deactivated20120610 asked: Whats the difference between a sport & dress shirt? Can dress shirts be worn casually with jeans? I want to stray away from generic brands such as JCrew & buy better quality shirts. I always wear a pair of raw denim with brown shoes. I prefer to dress more casual & never wear sportcoats. Can you recommend some brands/websites? Looking to spend about $150 per. Also, styles & fabrics...
Anonymous asked: What is the lifespan of a dress shirt if it is worn once every two weeks, machine wash cold, and hang dry?
theskinnyguinea asked: Is it just me, or has it been a really long time since the last Lands' End 30% off your order / 40% off one item sale?
WIWT: Working from home
After moving out to the San Francisco Bay Area last week, my daily commute now consists of maybe getting up off of my bed and into the living room. As you can imagine, this doesn’t necessitate clothing remotely approaching the most casual work attire. Combine this with the area’s tech-startup culture and you instantly find yourself in a completely different mindset from when you...
unclebeebo asked: Hey Kiyoshi, I was just wondering how the Uniform has been working out for you? Any regrets, second thoughts, uniform breaking, or comments from others that you always seems to be wearing the 'same thing'?
Anonymous asked: Thanks for the suggestion of a good tailor; I had been stalling getting some adjustments for lack of one. I have a few items that aren't especially of good quality, an old cord blazer for one. How can I tell if it can/can't be altered, and should I even bother with it? Someone gave it to me, and I'd like to make it fit well, even if the alterations cost as much as the blazer did. Or...
Anonymous asked: re: I have a slim frame with a long torso. As such, anything that fits my chest inevitably ends up being way to short on me. Any suggestions on where to look? --> You might wanna refer the guy to styleforum and the "38L - the DEFINITIVE thread" (maybe not his exact size, but it discusses things for slim tall guys nonetheless).
iamoverdressed asked: Hey man, you were In Las Vegas not too long ago. I'm going in March for a business trip, anything stores worth visiting?
wistfulvictims asked: Can you recommend a tailor in Chicago? I have a Barbour quilted jacket that needs to have the sleeves shortened. The only tricky part is that I want to keep the suede trimming in the cuffs, so I'm afraid to just taking it to my local dry cleaners (I live in Hyde Park). Many thanks!
enjoynicethings asked: I have a slim frame with a long torso. As such, anything that fits my chest inevitably ends up being way to short on me. Any suggestions on where to look?
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