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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I so want a FU suit from bnt.

Once you have 6-7 good suits (no, your beaters that you are wearing the hell out of until you replace them don't count), get one as a reward if you can pull it off in your office. Until then, wardrobe building requires discipline.
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Looking really nice @Newcomer

 

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In less important news, I was browsing my go-to spot for socks and saw HY is taking it to another level...

 

http://www.howardyount.com/collections/socks/products/grenadine-cotton-otc-socks-navy

 

Would grenadine work as a sock?  Grenadine silk doesn't work as a square, I'll tell you that much.

 

Edit:  what is  grenadine cotton?  just a loose weave I'm guessing.

 

What's your go-to for ties ep? 

 

Side bar:  I want a tie like this:

 

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They are a bit dressy and this stand out but I love DB odd jackets or blazer suits

Here's my black suit outfit. Come at me with your hate I'm ready.



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Iso, looks ok but couldn't possibly form a more definite opinion on the basis of those photos.

 

Your partner is also into clothes. Why not enlist their help as photographer? Afternoon light is good. Street photography is cool. No need to pissfart around with tripods and remote shutter releases.

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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

 

Would grenadine work as a sock?  Grenadine silk doesn't work as a square, I'll tell you that much.

 

Edit:  what is  grenadine cotton?  just a loose weave I'm guessing.

 

What's your go-to for ties ep? 

 

Side bar:  I want a tie like this:

 

 

I have no plans to try out the grenadine sock, just found it amusing.  

 

I am all over the place with ties...NMWA, Vanda, local store, etc...

 

As for the tie in the picture, I am not sure of the material, but here is a solid navy:

 

http://www.pantaclothing.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=win6

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Whatever next? Bluchers with a suit and bals with jeans? Slippers outside of the house?

But seriously, it does feel sometimes that the orthodoxy here is orthodoxy and that there are only a select few posters allowed to deviate from it. A relaxation of that dogma could be good.

Oh, and apropos to nothing, look.what arrived yesterday
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That stuff has never really bothered me.

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Another thread that didn't go very far.   
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Thread Starter 
I wear bluchers with suits sometimes, provided they are slim and plain captoe.
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At this point in our history there are lots of folk who don’t bother much with the “Oxfords for suits, Derbies for odd jackets” tradition.  I still care a bit about it (all other factors being equal Derbies are more casual and Oxfords are dressier to my eye), but it’s just one factor in the mix, never the sole determinate.  Of course, I incline more toward a traditional trouser width (covering roughly 2/3s of the shoe) than many, so when I’m standing you won’t usually be able to see the lacing in any case.

 

On the other hand,I have more difficulty with the look of dressy Oxfords worn with casual odd jacket/trouser combinations.   Off the top of my head I couldn’t tell you why.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #18834 of 37395
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

Whatever next? Bluchers with a suit and bals with jeans? Slippers outside of the house?

But seriously, it does feel sometimes that the orthodoxy here is orthodoxy and that there are only a select few posters allowed to deviate from it. A relaxation of that dogma could be good.

Funny, I have a feeling that this whole discussion was triggered by my earlier remark that tweed and linen make no sense to me.
That has nothing to do with rules or dogma, but is purely practical: one wears linen when it's hot, tweed when it's cold. So to combine the two makes no sense to me. That's all, folks.
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I received my second Sam Hober order yesterday. The dark chocolate grenadine fina (my first brown tie, yay for me!), and the #3 grenadine grossa stripe.

I chose 4-fold lined untipped with rolled edges for the brown and 4- fold standard for the stripe, but they both came untipped with rolled edges.

I didn't think the stripe was the right look for an untipped tie, but thought I'd ask for opinions on whether I should keep it or reach out to David and have it redone.

^ this is the pattern, can take real photo if needed. Thanks!
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Certainly no malice meant on my part, Elio. I was just responding to Clags and Greg posting about mixing things up. I know that you mix things up a far bit yourself (mastering the gingham shirt with suit and the orphan as SC looks, as two immediate examples).

There's a post making the rounds on tumble quoting G. Bruce Boyer that sums up my thinking on the matter, but I'm on my phone right now so can't find it.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Funny, I have a feeling that this whole discussion was triggered by my earlier remark that tweed and linen make no sense to me.
That has nothing to do with rules or dogma, but is purely practical: one wears linen when it's hot, tweed when it's cold. So to combine the two makes no sense to me. That's all, folks.
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@macjedi, I wouldn't worry about having the tie redone. It should be fine as is.
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

Certainly no malice meant on my part, Elio. I was just responding to Clags and Greg posting about mixing things up. I know that you mix things up a far bit yourself (mastering the gingham shirt with suit and the orphan as SC looks, as two immediate examples).

There's a post making the rounds on tumble quoting G. Bruce Boyer that sums up my thinking on the matter, but I'm on my phone right now so can't find it.

Thanks SJ, but no problem. Didn't read anything malicious in your post.
Looking forward to that Boyer quote.
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Found it.
http://drakes-diary.tumblr.com/post/110244790679/seven-thoughts-about-contemporary-dress
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Thanks SJ, but no problem. Didn't read anything malicious in your post.
Looking forward to that Boyer quote.
post #18840 of 37395
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Once you have 6-7 good suits (no, your beaters that you are wearing the hell out of until you replace them don't count), get one as a reward if you can pull it off in your office. Until then, wardrobe building requires discipline.
Thx.
Wise words. I shall stick to staples like you said for now but no more navy based colors. I am surprised that pow isn't considered a FU suit as no one agreed with with me. Then again, it looks light gray when you take some steps back.

I jist hope I don't get forced into buying another suit that I don't want. I mean how do you say no to your father inlaw.
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