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Thread Starter 
The pants, shoes, and tie all go together. Very casual. That shirt, however, screams "banker," and a double breasted jacket with that much structure--trip patch aside--is similarly very business.

Wool trousers.

Wool.

Trousers.
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The pants, shoes, and tie all go together. Very casual. That shirt, however, screams "banker," and a double breasted jacket with that much structure--trip patch aside--is similarly very business.

Wool trousers.

Wool.

Trousers.

Wool trousers are in the mail - I promise smile.gif
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Love the tie and will be following your lead on a rough Thai silk when spring hits here in the States, jfrater.  I think the biggest incongruity here is between the jacket and the shoes.  Clags wants you to keep the shoes and change the jacket, but I think this isn't a terrible fit if you put on some lighter brown bluchers or monks and tropical wool trousers, either. 

 

For what it's worth, I love the idea of patch pockets with a double-breasted jacket, but Clags is right--this one's inconsistent in its formal/casual elements.  There's an Eidos in the B&S thread that to my mind gets a bit closer to consistency. 

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You have thirteen trousers... why the odd and 'unlucky' number?

I think I have 16.  Two are on one bar, but I am sure you can't see that.  Plus two more that I won't get tailored for a while since they won't be worn till summer.  Plus some denim.  Regardless, I am not superstitious. 

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The tie is Liverano and Liverano from The Armoury. Where would I find the drakes you mentioned?


I don't think it is available anywhere. I have one and can post a pic of it later.

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It is a self-tipped four fold I think. I always get 58" long and 3.5 wide.

 

Thanks. I'm obviously a bit shorter as I go 52" for length but like the 3.5" width as well. I've tended to get my non-grenadines from Hober in 6-folds, but that one looks pretty darn good with 4.

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Love the tie and will be following your lead on a rough Thai silk when spring hits here in the States, jfrater.  I think the biggest incongruity here is between the jacket and the shoes.  Clags wants you to keep the shoes and change the jacket, but I think this isn't a terrible fit if you put on some lighter brown bluchers or monks and tropical wool trousers, either. 

For what it's worth, I love the idea of patch pockets with a double-breasted jacket, but Clags is right--this one's inconsistent in its formal/casual elements.  There's an Eidos in the B&S thread that to my mind gets a bit closer to consistency. 

Is this better?

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I think Claghorn should be a professional fashion consultant. 

 

I don't like the pockets on the jacket, @jfrater. But that's a personal taste.

I think a SB jacket would have been better a combo with the rest of your outfit. 

 

 

 

A solid shirt would have made this perfect to me. 

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Is this better?
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That's still a pretty formal jacket with the shoes.  For me the jacket you wore yesterday is a better match for shoes like you're wearing today.  Keep in mind that I'm just giving opinions here; you shouldn't dress to placate my preferences or anyone else's. 

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Noodle, I thought that is what he was already?
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I think Claghorn should be a professional fashion consultant. 

I don't like the pockets on the jacket, @jfrater
. But that's a personal taste.
I think a SB jacket would have been better a combo with the rest of your outfit. 



A solid shirt would have made this perfect to me. 

The shirt is textured - white on white - I have a very limited supply of solids right now - more coming in the mail!
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Why didn't he ever promote his website?

http://www.zazzle.com/claghorn+clothing

 

 

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Noodle, I thought that is what he was already?
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My observations:

- Very nice collection of ties, shirts, jackets, etc

- Tends to combine tie, shirt, and jacket combos that clash with each other

- Quickest and easiest fix would be to use solid shirts more 

 

 

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The shirt is textured - white on white - I have a very limited supply of solids right now - more coming in the mail!
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Okay back to shirts. I am about to place a big order so I need your help:

1. What fabric/weave should I be choosing for shirts to go with suits or jackets (always with a tie)
2. How many shades of solid blue should I get and how many solid whites should I get?
3. how many and what color stripes should I get (size wise - do I want pencil stripes, butcher stripes, etc?)

I won't bother with anything else in terms of patterns as I obviously already have a million smile.gif
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Thread Starter 
If you hold off for a few hours, I'll make a list of the first ten I'd getting, using Luxire as a source for images.
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