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post #21196 of 37396
Brown striped shirt can look great with a brown tie. It's a bit matchy, but not too much.

You look great, but I do prefer burgundy ties with light blue shirts instead of white shirts . Give it a try next time?
post #21197 of 37396

Switch to solid navy tie, or keep that lovely tie and switch to light blue solid shirt.  The multi-pattern thing with the glen check works, but with two earthy tones there I think it's dragging you down.  Light blue shirt is your friend - a SF orthodoxy that is sometimes overstated, but in this case, I think is bang on.  Even the super-SF-iGent-favourite, the black knitted tie, could be the thing (with the blue shirt).  But I like a burgundy neat more than most things, especially for bizniss.

post #21198 of 37396
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 black knitted tie

 

I'm not sure I'd go for that with the suit he's wearing. I'm picturing it in my mind and I can't make it look good.

post #21199 of 37396

Sorry, I didn't listen. Is it that bad???

 

 

post #21200 of 37396

As some have pointed out in the past, you probably look better than most but that's not a great fit IMO. I give you...

 

:foo::foo: out of five Foos.

post #21201 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

As some have pointed out in the past, you probably look better than most but that's not a great fit IMO. I give you...

 

:foo::foo: out of five Foos.

Aight. Let me switch and let you be the judge. This is the best that I have at the office. 

How many foo pts do I get now?


Edited by The Noodles - 3/26/15 at 6:20am
post #21202 of 37396
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True.  But what kind of style/use do you have in mind?  Give us some clues and a budget.  This is one of my favourite games.

 

I've been wearing the same Tag Link diving watch for the past 12 years and looking for a change of pace.  I'm in a suit 2-3 days a week and typically odd jacket, trousers and no tie the remaining days.  I'm thinking I need something a little dressier, but is still versatile enough to wear on the weekends.  I'm looking to keep this under $1,000.  As I've been lurking in the watch threads, I've been drawn to the Stowa Marine on a leather strap.  I've also liked a few Longines models I've seen, but they are typically priced out of my range.  I tried on a Hamilton automatic (jazzmaster?  maestro?), but was kind of lukewarm on it.  Any recommendations?

post #21203 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

Aight. Let me switch and let you be the judge. This is the best that I have at the office. 

How many foo pts do I get now?

 

 

Erm... I kinda like that less. lol

 

TBH, it's not the tie that is bothering me the most, it's the matching scale of the stripe on your shirt and the windowpane on the suit. The tie just adds more lines! That's just me, though. Others might not be as bothered by it.

post #21204 of 37396
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

 

I've been wearing the same Tag Link diving watch for the past 12 years and looking for a change of pace.  I'm in a suit 2-3 days a week and typically odd jacket, trousers and no tie the remaining days.  I'm thinking I need something a little dressier, but is still versatile enough to wear on the weekends.  I'm looking to keep this under $1,000.  As I've been lurking in the watch threads, I've been drawn to the Stowa Marine on a leather strap.  I've also liked a few Longines models I've seen, but they are typically priced out of my range.  I tried on a Hamilton automatic (jazzmaster?  maestro?), but was kind of lukewarm on it.  Any recommendations?

Hamilton American Classic Jazzmaster H38615735

Hamilton American Classics Jazzmaster H32656833

Hamilton American Classics Jazzmaster H32606855

Hamilton Jazzmaster H32612735

post #21205 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

 

Erm... I kinda like that less. lol

 

TBH, it's not the tie that is bothering me the most, it's the matching scale of the stripe on your shirt and the windowpane on the suit. The tie just adds more lines! That's just me, though. Others might not be as bothered by it.

Oh well, whatever the case maybe. I felt less comfortable in the burgundy neat. 

post #21206 of 37396

You feel less comfortable? Could this be the emergence of a personal style???

post #21207 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

You feel less comfortable? Could this be the emergence of a personal style???

It all started when I put the suit on and looked in the mirror. I was wearing the navy birdseye yesterday and that is solid. Then when I saw today's in the mirror, it just seemed off colored compared to the navy birdseye (obviously duh~). But anyways as I ran out the door with the neat on, I just felt less confident with it and had thoughts in the back of my head, what ifs?

post #21208 of 37396
Thread Starter 
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You needto match your shoe game to the rest of your business wardrobe. Right now it is sitting confused in between your lackluster casual game and your very nice business threads.

What one needs really depends on one's purpose for joining SF. Unlike a lot of people (I suspect), I didn't join because I wanted to dress better than I currently was. Nor did I join because I wanted to dress better than those around me. I joined because I thought jacket and ties were fun (and man, was I right). Dressing well is a very, very low priority in and of itself in my life (which is not to say I dress sloppily when I don't dress all CM). Clothes are a ridiculously high priority, true, but not because of any connection to being well dressed (which is just functions as an arbitrary goal I use...centered on aesthetics...when I decide to play CM in the morning...which is going to be a lot less with summer fast approaching frown.gif ).
post #21209 of 37396

Well I hope you are ready to bust down some door now.

post #21210 of 37396

The Longines HydroConquest is pretty versatile and can probably be purchased for under 1K new. - comes in either 40mm or 42mm, I believe. 

 

I also wanted to purchase a watch in the > $1000 range and thought that either the Stowa Marine or the HydroConuest would fit nicely. I ended up with the HydroConquest since I got a pretty good deal on it via watchrecon. 

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