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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

I don't see casual shirts, just a lot of crazy English multi-stripes.  Go down great in London but not so popular on this board.  

Ah that is very interesting and answers a question I had which is "why are Turnbull and Asser shirts so stripey and contrary to SF in most cases?"

Almost all my T&A shirts are in the garage gathering dust. The ones I photographed are the most conservative I have. I am planning on spending time in London this year - maybe I ought to dust off a few of the others smile.gif
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Ian, I disagree with that. When you wear convertible cuffs as a barrel cuff there's no way to tell they're convertible, and with cufflinks they're nice too, as double cuffs can be a bit bulky. Besides, single cuffs used to be quite common, so it's not like you're breaking a 'menswear rule'.
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I like the monochrome look. Extremely elegant and absolutely has its place. Blue shirt and neat tie could work too but that's a very different look.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

I like the monochrome look.

Me too. If I had more time it's something I'd like to master.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Ian, I disagree with that. When you wear convertible cuffs as a barrel cuff there's no way to tell they're convertible, and with cufflinks they're nice too, as double cuffs can be a bit bulky. Besides, single cuffs used to be quite common, so it's not like you're breaking a 'menswear rule'.

Well I agree with your first point if you are wearing them with buttons or links that look a lot like buttons, but when worn single-cuff style with cufflinks they always look a bit weedy to me. There's that famous pic of Michael Caine wielding a shotgun with wimpy looking single cuffs. Horses for courses I suppose, I like the 'bulk' of French cuffs with suits, and I suppose over time I've ended up with a lot of staples in both French cuffs for wear with suits and button cuffs for wear with odd jackets.
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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post

I have 30 shirts coming back from the cleaners on Tues. I will need to take a pic. You will see blues and whites and blue and white stripes.

Outside of a few shirts I wear with sweaters, that sounds like my collection.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

There is exactly nothing wrong with that fit.

Indeed not. Really well done, jfrat.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

I like the monochrome look. Extremely elegant and absolutely has its place. Blue shirt and neat tie could work too but that's a very different look.

Monochrome is the ish. I love it.
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Originally Posted by jfrater View Post

Okay - another fit - opinions? Pretty safe choice with the white shirt and pocket square but I probably need to still be considering basics.



Suit: Henry Poole
Shirt: Kiton
Tie: Hober
Pocket Square: Kabbaz
Shoes: Lobb

I'll try to get a good full length photo later as the suit is one of my better overall fits.

 

Good, post the full fit in WAYWRN.

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I wish I had a shot of my shirts to share. I have just about a dozen shirts in my closet. 

It appears to me that you guys have only what you need. :slayer:

 

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^ Interesting, you seem to have more variety than I do:

 

 

 
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Also for abandoning 2. Not a fan of the pink florets.

 

Did we get @mdancel squared away for ties?

 

That's for checking up on me Clags.   And thanks to those that shared their thoughts on their first 5 choices.   I learned a ton and I'm glad I'll get to collect more than 5 ties (eventually).

 

I'm still waiting for HR to give me a start date on my job so my purchasing has been almost non-existing BUT my clothing planning spreadsheet is off the charts.

 

That said I was able to pick up my first two "real ties" with some xmas money and birthday money.   Woohoo I've never been so happy about buying a tie before :)  

 

I picked up the green neat from Henry Carter that Clags recommended.   Having it go on sale made it easy.

 

I'm about to pull the trigger on a Hober as well.   Just trying to figure out witch one.     

 

I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing but my wife has taken a big interest in my new hobby.   She's been reading some of the GNAT thread with me and checking out the WAYWRN composite and taking notes.    

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@Claghorn

I want to move to Seoul.

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This is a cross-post from last week on the EP thread. This isn't really business dress, but I have a lot of latitude with my job, so I just wear what I like. I really need a tie recommendation for this. I'm trying to only purchase Hober ties from here on out as most OTR ties are too long … need about a 53-54". I appreciate the help gentlemen smile.gif
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post


EP Southwick Red/Gray Plaid Weller … shirt collar's too tight, so unbuttoned. I really need a different tie … charcoal wool perhaps?
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I think the square is a bit out of place for that jacket.


I think a linen or shantung tie would look cool with that jacket.

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I believe I saw that some of you were looking to make Luxire trousers. Here is the result of sending in your own trousers with some adjustments. 

 

Details: Dugdale flannel, double pleated, sewn in crease (military crease), coin pocket, side adjusters, slanted 2" cuffs, and 9" leg openings. Good luck finding that RTW for $99.

 

Now obviously they need a pressing to smooth out all of the folds and wrinkles from shipping, but I thought I'd post some quick fit pics:

 

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Thanks! Maybe a darker square too? I got the jacket in the marketplace and I really like it, but the pattern and color is a bit outta my wheelhouse, so it's a bit of a challenge for me. I like the shantung idea. I'm thinking a solid textured tie is best … I can't think of any appropriate patterns/colors that would work.
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Some of the details aren't necessarily my jam, but those trousers look great, MF.
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