or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 170

post #2536 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

I received man compliments on these two C.Wu ties. The 2nd one is sold out because I was told I was getting the last one.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Olive rosette printed 36oz silk foulard
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Red-navy stripe shantung grenadine

 

Yea, that second one is what made me interested in shantung to begin with. You guys all make good points. I can be patient and these aren't staples. Need to keep searching for a navy jacket and keep purging for now. Glad to score those knits, I hope they are the "crunchy" silk kind as those are my favorites. Thanks for the heads up Clags, even though it wasn't directed at me.

post #2537 of 37396
Thread Starter 

L2:

 

Check out Mountain & Sackett. Made in New York. Great ties at a very good price.

 

As far as shantung/mogador:

 

 

TProf, it's an unlined four fold.

post #2538 of 37396
Clagster,

I feel like I've hit a wall and I think it is primarily due to my limited supply in my wardrobe. Knowing what you know about what I have, should I start getting some new shirts and ties very slowly? Suits will be out of my budget. Shoes, I see as not my priority. Thoughts?
post #2539 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

Clearly I'm in a summer mood. Thoughts on this guy? I have NO shantung and am thinking I could get a few shantung repps for summer. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
44FDA3ED1B314B5D92B858B9634D182C.jpg

i like!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Clagster,
I feel like I've hit a wall and I think it is primarily due to my limited supply in my wardrobe. Knowing what you know about what I have, should I start getting some new shirts and ties very slowly? Suits will be out of my budget. Shoes, I see as not my priority. Thoughts?

im no clags, but if you want to stock up on excellent shirts at an affordable price, go to the kamakura website. i have 4 and i love them all. HIGHLY recommended.

maybe take a little break on ties, you just got a good bunch. i found that with ties (and most things) its best not to force it. just keep your eyes peeled, and as you come across good offerings, slowly add to the collection.
post #2540 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


i like!
im no clags, but if you want to stock up on excellent shirts at an affordable price, go to the kamakura website. i have 4 and i love them all. HIGHLY recommended.

maybe take a little break on ties, you just got a good bunch. i found that with ties (and most things) its best not to force it. just keep your eyes peeled, and as you come across good offerings, slowly add to the collection.

 

I just ordered a kamakura, and if they fit me well I'm pretty sure I'm gonna make them my go to. Why not order 1, Rudals? See how you like it and then you can go forward from there. Stiches, do you know if they keep restocking regularly? Nearly all the ones I wanted were sold out in my size.

post #2541 of 37396
regarding size, they have 4 different cuts, and each cut has specific sizes available, so it may take a bit to figure out which shirt is for you, but with a little investigation it can be done.

i think they restock pretty regularly and you can always call the store on madison ave and see if they have it. if they do they will ship for $7 and you get it quicker than from japan.
post #2542 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

regarding size, they have 4 different cuts, and each cut has specific sizes available, so it may take a bit to figure out which shirt is for you, but with a little investigation it can be done.

i think they restock pretty regularly and you can always call the store on madison ave and see if they have it. if they do they will ship for $7 and you get it quicker than from japan.

 

OMG huge tip. The one I bought was $21 shipping from Japan! You live and learn I suppose, thanks for the heads up. If the one I purchased fits well, I will definitely be ordering more.

post #2543 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


...if you want to stock up on excellent shirts at an affordable price, go to the kamakura website. i have 4 and i love them all. HIGHLY recommended.

 

 

I've been looking (/drooling) at Kamakura since last night - didn't they just come up on WAYWRN? - and on the fence about ordering. The sizes are a little strange and I'm worried that unpredictable shrinkage may throw them off even more. Before I read all 36 pages on the Kamakura thread looking for clues, can you tell me real quick whether I need to order up a half size to account for oxford cloth shrinkage (as with BB), and if so will I need to do the same on pinpoint oxford or only for regular?

post #2544 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


i like!
im no clags, but if you want to stock up on excellent shirts at an affordable price, go to the kamakura website. i have 4 and i love them all. HIGHLY recommended.

maybe take a little break on ties, you just got a good bunch. i found that with ties (and most things) its best not to force it. just keep your eyes peeled, and as you come across good offerings, slowly add to the collection.

Wise words. I couldn't agree with you more. :slayer:

post #2545 of 37396
sundance, i did not size up and have had no shrinkage issue.
post #2546 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

sundance, i did not size up and have had no shrinkage issue.

 

Excellent. Thanks. You've enabled me :-)

post #2547 of 37396
nod[1].gif
post #2548 of 37396
Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
Originally Posted by Nine Miler View Post
... try your jacket sleeves a little longer. For your conservative look, I think it will be the ticket. I would say they should be nearly even with your shirt cuffs so only a tiny sliver might show, they will show more when you are moving naturally.
I don't think you'll find much support for this position. Except Holdfast. He agrees with you.
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 
Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

An inch is too much. A sliver too little.

A sliver is just right. But agreed on the inch.

 

Clags is wise. :nodding:

 

Zero (but not negative) is also perfectly acceptable IMO. An inch is very aggressive; only suitable if everthing else about your look is similarly abbreviated. I would personally say anything over a quarter inch may look nice when standing still & upright but shows too much in other positions. However anything from 1/8 to 1/2" is tradtionally acceptable, with 0.75" being OK for those blessed with greater limb length.

 

The above sounds didactic, but should be interpreted simply as a blend of personal preference with some traditional/historical support for parts of it.

 

Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

also, top button closed on a 3b makes me sad.

 

If you're going to button a 3B in a way that enhances the overall look, several things need to be true: it's a traditional 3B (not a mis-buttoned 3-2), with a soft rather than hard roll, and the middle button is placed at a relatively low (i.e. conventional) level, which naturally means the top button is also a bit lower than current tastes.

 

For example, I find that my Ede bespoke 3Bs look perfectly nice with either the top & middle or middle alone done up... but an older 3B I no longer have only looked OK with the middle one done up.

post #2549 of 37396

Why do such pretty things tease me so..

 

post #2550 of 37396
those are nice. and very country. which is right up your alley is it not?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)