or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 958

post #14356 of 37396

:lurk:

It appears this thread is becoming more productive without me and my picnic attacks. 

Everything is on hold for me as I have to resolve this wife vs my mother issue. 

All options are open and are considering relocating to a different state! Boston, Atlanta, San Fran, LA.

:lol:

post #14357 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Late to the game but it's the orphan look of the charcoal that would bother me. And worse on top than on bottom.

@kulata
why not just get a dinner jacket or something more "evening". Some of the Eidos stuff might actually suit you quite well, I think. More expensive of course, but then wait for the post season drop. I'm sure the dinner jackets are going to hang around longer.

I'm considering a dinner jacket for a more formal evening look but when you need to throw it down then you need something more casual.
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Glad my explanation made it better not worse lol.

This may sound crazy, but if you want something dark for evenings, Id go black velvet. @unbelragazzo has an awesome SC like that that he wore to a meetup. Hundred times better than any charcoal SC for evening wear imo.

In any case, Ive never been an advoctae of telling people not to buy what they like and makes them feel happy, but on the other hand, I have never been one to say that because someone likes something and it makes them happy, they are excused from being told that it looks bad in the opinions of detractors. Its a fair tradeoff no? : )

Black velvet with peak lapels! Like the one below which no longer fits me
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_1770-1.jpg

So the solution is to get another in my current size then biggrin.gif
post #14358 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Thanks, Greg! I think if the rise had been more generous, you'd have my money right now. (And I'd have some 'splaining to do...)

If that suit really looks as good as Greg says and from what I can make out in the picture, you're crazy! You will get used to the rise.

I think Greg's talking more about the way the coat fits than the pants. The open fronts emphasize any hippiness you might have, and he likes the way it looks on people with slimmer hips.
post #14359 of 37396
Damn. Now I want a midnight blue velvet jacket.
post #14360 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Damn. Now I want a midnight blue velvet jacket.

I want one now too and it is definitely better than the charcoal. Fabric source/options? Anyone?
post #14361 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by kulata View Post

I want one now too and it is definitely better than the charcoal. Fabric source/options? Anyone?

The fabric on mine and the PJ jacket is Ariston
post #14362 of 37396
I still maintain that evening jackets are the most underdeveloped interest on the forum, and I hope at some point everyone will appreciate how awesome they can be.
post #14363 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

:lurk:

It appears this thread is becoming more productive without me and my picnic attacks. 

Everything is on hold for me as I have to resolve this wife vs my mother issue. 

All options are open and are considering relocating to a different state! Boston, Atlanta, San Fran, LA.

:lol:

 

What are you talking about? Are you getting freudian? 

post #14364 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

The fabric on mine and the PJ jacket is Ariston
Thanks Unbel and I agree, evening wear is overlooked and it's probably a context that mandates dressing up.
post #14365 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Thanks Unbel and I agree, evening wear is overlooked and it's probably a context that mandates dressing up.

I think even wearing evening-ish stuff in a context that doesn't demand dressing up. Like going to a bar to meet StyFo dudes. Wearing a velvet coat is cool for that situation IMHO.
post #14366 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

What are you talking about? Are you getting freudian? 

That's sick. 

No, just them not getting along. Their cease fire doesn't last more than a month. 

post #14367 of 37396
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

That's sick. 

No, just them not getting along. Their cease fire doesn't last more than a month. 


My wife and my mother get along ridiculously well. It's amazing. Mrs. C loves spending time with my mom*; none of her Korean friends can believe it--Korean mother in laws are notoriously harsh with their son's wives. There is a (sadly) true story of a women going in for her first round of chemo for breast cancer, calling her mother-in-law to inform her of this, and the mother-in-law replying "well, who is going to be making my son's meals then?"

 

@mdancel, check out Luxire. In general, they seem to have the best hit-to-miss ratio 'round these parts, and there is a thriving thread wherein you can get any help with them you need.

 

* (Click to show)
To be fair, my parents are about as awesome as can be. Growing up, but especially in high school and college, the friends of both my sister and me loved interacting with them. Really. They are really fucking good at life.
post #14368 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

It's the same fabric as this jacket:
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Yep, midnight blue, peak lapels, with a bit of shine to it. Just what I had in mind. Velvet or a silk blend will work perfectly for this. I'd get this over a charcoal jacket, Kulata. Suitsupply usually has something like this around the holiday season, for if you don't want to splurge.

post #14369 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

That jacket is actually midnight blue, but yes, it's awesome.

Looked black in the dingy back room of that bar.

Quote:
Originally Posted by EFV View Post

+1 on black velvet. I wear this pretty often when I go out. It's not very SF MC compatible, but it looks great.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kulata View Post

So the solution is to get another in my current size then biggrin.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Damn. Now I want a midnight blue velvet jacket.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kulata View Post

I want one now too and it is definitely better than the charcoal. Fabric source/options? Anyone?

Great success on my part for bringing this up!
Quote:
Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I still maintain that evening jackets are the most underdeveloped interest on the forum, and I hope at some point everyone will appreciate how awesome they can be.

I think its more because most people have even less use for them than they do the fancy clothes they buy for day wear.

---
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Everything is on hold for me as I have to resolve this wife vs my mother issue. 

GLWTB!
post #14370 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Yep, midnight blue, peak lapels, with a bit of shine to it. Just what I had in mind. Velvet or a silk blend will work perfectly for this. I'd get this over a charcoal jacket, Kulata. Suitsupply usually has something like this around the holiday season, for if you don't want to splurge.

I'll make one so I can specify stuff. I tried SuSu tux which i think those jackets are based off and the US44 was too tight in the chest and US46 was way too long all over.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)