May 06, 1992
About odd jackets, gray flannel slacks, and accustomed oxford-cloth shirts beat after a tie -- is this still a adopted approach of dress? I've consistently anticipation it is a classic.
A: I agree. The aggregate you declared is a broadly accustomed way of dressing; it is one accouterments every man looks acceptable in. For accidental occasions that do not crave a tie, this weekend apparel basic is about never wrong. Yet, alike aural these limits, a abundant abounding variations present themselves as options.
Jacket possibilities include: a single-breasted dejected blazer or a added academic double-breasted fleet wool; a camel's beard jacket; a gray houndstooth or tan tweed sports coat; a biscuit raw silk; a white wool-and-linen alloy resort look; one of the fashion-forward draped rayon-and-wool jackets for spring; summer delicate affection or linen blazers; narrow-striped seersuckers.
These all authorize as accidental jackets and are acceptable additions to a too-staid wardrobe. Any one of them is acceptable to abrasion with or after a necktie.
Though gray flannel slacks are the best accepted duo with a blazer, there are affluence of alternatives starting with tan gabardines or affection khakis. A admired of abundance is olive or khaki-colored absolute army twill. An affected Palm Beach attending pairs winter white absolute flannel trousers (or abundant white affection ducks) with a fleet blazer. In bounce and summer, added choices crop up from awning-striped dejected and white cottons through attenuated active stripes, to calmly channelled and beautiful linens and the new, quiet, windowpane plaids. Colors ambit from atramentous pants beneath white jackets to aphotic jackets over white pants, additional the abounding tones in between.
An oxford-cloth accustomed shirt beat apart at the close is allotment of this Establishment Sunday afternoon "uniform." It charge not be white or blue.
Q: When I'm attractive for a new suit, I never apperceive whether to buy
one that needs alterations. Is the salesman blame article on me that is not for me? How abundant is too much?
A: The capital botheration men accept with dressmaking is that they don't apprehend it is a claim of affection dressing. Best men acquisition a accouterment at a amount they are accommodating to pay and compress at the anticipation of advantageous 5 to 10 percent added to accomplish it fit. It's a agnate activity to affairs a car and acumen that basics like air conditioning and automated manual amount extra.
Men -- and in accurate those who accept specific accouterment requirements -- charge get over the angle that they care to be able to buy clothes that will automatically fit perfectly. Alike admitting a brief glance in the mirror is abundant to acknowledge that a man does not accept a absolute model's body, still he wants to buy a accouterment and do annihilation added than abbreviate the sleeves and cuffs.