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[...] I'll be in london in about a month. [...]

 

You'll want a copy of this, then:

http://www.camra.org.uk/en_US/gbg

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Thread Starter 
Noodles has solid CBD game that'll improve after his trip to Korea (where he will puck up shirts) and after he starts wearing his Formosas more
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I've seen at least one picture from him I thoughts was very good in a standard cbd way. It did have that vanda pindot tie I really like though.
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I've seen way more than just one admirable fit from Noodles over on the WAYWRN thread, and a number of those have made the 20+ thread unless I'm completely misremembering.  Been that way for quite some time now.

 

Dressing well is the one thing he's got right.

 

It's the entire rest of his life that's a shambles ... :)

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

I've seen way more than just one admirable fit from Noodles over on the WAYWRN thread, and a number of those have made the 20+ thread unless I'm completely misremembering.  Been that way for quite some time now.

Dressing well is the one thing he's got right.

It's the entire rest of his life that's a shambles ... smile.gif

Cheers,

Ac

Noodles can definitely put together some solid outfits. As much grief as we give him (justifiably so of course), he has at least seriously upped his tie game (original purpose of the thread), realized what fits him, bought stuff that fits him better than his old stuff and so forth. If only he'd wear the good stuff he has more often, he'd be in good shape.
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

I would check with Kent, he might have a cotton solaro fabric to choose from...if you like it.

I went with the Milano II for my first order. Chambray is a great warm weather fabric....Albini chambray is awesome.

Tan cotton solaro suit with that navy stripe chambray would be money.

Will do! I was thinking that chambray would be a good option. I like the Milano II, but might be too much collar for me … but I did read that a larger collar is good for small shoulders and larger heads, which I think is me in a nutshell smile.gif
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I love soft collars, though for more formal contexts, I would go with something a stiffer collar or use collar stays. 

I'm trying to imagine the effect you mean, but here's one option in MTM: have a stiff lining for the collar itself but leave the points unlined. So you get a collar that stands strong but where the points have a pleasing softness to them that allows them to roll softly.

Does that seem like it would remedy your problem?

On spread collars as casual collars: I would now go with a cutaway or with a BD on casual shirts, not a spread collar. But if spread, many have opted for magnetic collar stays to deal with the 70s spreading effect without tie (which is, to me, not pleasing at all). Or, if you go with that look, please grow a bushy mustache and unbutton your shirt three buttons from neck (extra points for chest hair)
well this is 80s, but look done right I suppose (Click to show)



Hey Tweedy! Yeah, I tried the collar stays the second time around, but the collar part compressed to the point where it looked funky. Unfortunately, proper cloth doesn't have the level of customization to allow for just soft points. I think more experimentation is necessary smile.gif
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I remeber reading that and completely forgot about it....coulda saved me $25! That's a nice collar.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

If only he'd wear the good stuff he has more often, he'd be in good shape.

This is what I want to see. He has some good stuff and he should be putting it together consistently, otherwise he's just hurting his bank account and annoying his wife for not much benefit.
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@7_rocket I think a lot goes into answering your question. First off, i don't see anything wrong with wearing a spread collar without a tie unless its a super spread cut a way (which i don't even like with a tie)  I actually think that if you are not wearing a tie and you want to still look a bit formal for a meeting or even with a pair of nice dress jeans then a spread collar will give you that little extra bit of dressiness you are looking for. Now if you want a super casual look then i wouldn't go spread or even forward point with any dress shirt, but i would focus on a shirt with a really soft button down collar, something like a flannel shirt in the winter with jeans or linen shirts in the summer with linen or cotton pants/ shorts. So for now go with the spreads! your shirts look great with or without the tie (even though we love ties). 

 

David

 

www.davidfin.com


Edited by DavidFin - 2/28/15 at 8:17pm
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@7_rocket
 I think a lot goes into answering your question. First off, i don't see anything wrong with wearing a spread collar without a tie unless its a super spread cut a way (which i don't even like with a tie)  I actually think that if you are not wearing a tie and you want to still look a bit formal for a meeting or even with a pair of nice dress jeans then a spread collar will give you that little extra bit of dressiness you are looking for. Now if you want a super casual look then i wouldn't go spread or even forward point with any dress shirt, but i would focus on a shirt with a really soft collar, something like a flannel shirt in the winter with jeans or linen shirts in the summer with linen or cotton pants/ shorts. So for now go with the spreads! your shirts look great with or without the tie (even though we love ties). 

David

www.davidfin.com

Thanks David. I decided I"ll go with spread collars going forward on all my future shirts and stick to button down for more casual wears
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@7_rocket i think thats a smart idea, i used to keep different collar types on my dress shirts and it gets too complicated  , staying with a classic spread keeps things simple and more versatile so you can always throw on a tie without having to change your shirt.

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Dang. Cheers to you cheers.gif

Thanks, man!
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That doesn't sound like enough nutrients, but I am also far from an expert.
Did you check into it to make sure it's healthy for you to do this?

I did not. But my doc did say I needed to loose weight. Im sure 190/195 is better for my health than closing in on 230. : )

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Glad to help, macjedi. I think some light suede shoes would be great with a suit like that.

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Noodles can get his dress on when his mind is in the game. No doubt.
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Edited by The Noodles - 3/3/15 at 7:51am
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@Cleav
My sister inlaw was just in Westminster. She was invited to some art conference or something. One day I hope to meet you in person. It is only a matter of time before we visit Europe since that's all she talks about.

My good friend, I shall look forward to the day. My treat for lunch at the very least nod[1].gif
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