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post #13246 of 37428
Naw dawg. Let's start with a fit pic and you all can have a field day! laugh.gif
post #13247 of 37428
Noodles just needs to stop over thinking all this. CBD
is not that hard and a charcoal grey suit looks awesome. He needs a bit variety.
post #13248 of 37428
CBD is...hard because you start off with a restriction. Odd jacket/trousers allow you to be more creative.
post #13249 of 37428
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Odd jacket/trousers allow you to be more creative.

Which is far more difficult to do well.
post #13250 of 37428

Solution to the grey pinstripe and your complexion: go on vacation and get a tan

post #13251 of 37428
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

CBD is...hard because you start off with a restriction. Odd jacket/trousers allow you to be more creative.

^^^ This post is insane.
post #13252 of 37428
What I do?
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post #13253 of 37428
Noodles, if i can do cbd well you should be fine. It's all about the tailoring and sticking to staples.

My suit fit was straight up cbd. I love that suit. So lucky.
post #13254 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Which is far more difficult to do well.

This.

Also, parch pockets are awesome, but need ti be correct with a solid suit. The suit in all needs a patch vibe. If NMWA uses it, you can trust its right.

Noodles, gray will work fine for you.

Pants are fine. I personally prefer a little less break, but those are certainly fine as is.
post #13255 of 37428

I prefer a little more break...but this is also partly that I prefer a more conservative look...and also that I am on the bigger spectrum of size standing 6'2 and 210lbs...

 

I think for my build a little break is more flattering and appropriate than trying to have a very slim fit look and no break which only accentuates my build in negative ways.

 

I also prefer a 1 and 3/4 inch cuff...this is a very classic length that is balanced and not too tall or too short...it is not only my preference but also Prince Charles.

post #13256 of 37428
CBD is so easy it's absurd. Dark suit, white or light blue shirt, any number of solid / neat / pin dot ties. God help us all when Noodles decides he wants to start wearing tweed on the weekend.
post #13257 of 37428
Hahahaha

In all seriousness though, in a sense it is easy, but in a sense it is also hard. And by hard, I mean it's hard to execute it in a way that is really outstanding, as opposed to just baseline very nice.

That's kind of the "problem" with CBD, a well executed baseline very nice look, is just that, very nice. It's hard to be over-the-top amazing. But I guess that's kind of the point. But also, sometimes its done so well, it really is amazing.

Also, baseline very nice beats non CBD trainwreck.

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post #13258 of 37428
^ I agree with you, Stitchy. It is easy to look nice but hard to look outstanding consistently. There are a few absolutely killer and classically elegant combinations that work with white shirts and dark suits, but you miss out on a lot of opportunities with this. The light blue shirt option helps a bit here, though. But looking nice (the baseline) as you say is a hell of a lot better than the trainwreck category and deviating from more conservative choices makes sense only if you're at the point where the risk reward ratio makes sense (i.e. you know enough and have enough experience that you will have a lot more excellent fits than crappy ones and a fair amount of good but not outstanding fits). When you are conservatively dressed, it's the subtle things like great fit that stand out and make the outfit. Noodles has definitely improved the way his suits fit and I suspect looks pretty damn good with a well fitting suit, decent shirt and tie (which he's also stocked up on and done a good job with).

The other thing for Noodles is that it is easier to experiment with a shirt (e.g. pink or lilac) or a tie than it is with a suit. At least it is a hell of a lot cheaper. A pale pink shirt worn with a grey suit and burgundy or navy tie will make a look a bit less conservative but still use mostly conservative pieces. If he decides he doesn't like the pink shirt, he's out a lot less than if he decides he doesn't like a suit.
post #13259 of 37428

Check this briefcase. Half price at Brooks Brothers sale. Still expensive. Quality is friggin unbelievable. Kop?

 

 

post #13260 of 37428
Well said, archi.
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