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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Not entirely convinced it's a "great" sale. Seems they've reduced their Drake's ties from stratospherically overpriced...

Point taken. And thanks for the link, I'll chexk the shop out. But the ET house label stuff is a good price, plus free shipping. Any thoughts on the purple gren?
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post

to answer your question though, you have a bunch of patterns. I would honestly just say to get four plain white shirts and four plain light blue shirts before you do anything else. This is pretty basic advice that you'll find all over the internet but I can also say that I personally disregarded it when I first started dressing for business and I wish I hadn't. 

that's a 0.1

And you don't even need 4 white ones if you aren't dressing business conservative a lot.

There's a great thread on here about how people think a white dress shirt is basically a blank canvas and a lot easier to worth with than it actually is.
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Spoon. Probably not a favorite for those with more discerning tastes, and I haven't seen any of their jackets come out looking fantastic, so I might have steered him elsewhere if I had known he was doing it prior to him telling me it was already in process.

But I use them for shirts and slacks to what I consider good results, especially for the price. So hopefully a little extra guidance will make it all work out well! He just did a medium grey worsted.

And I started the engine on my pair of oatmeal flannels!

 

Nothing against Spoon. It seems like many have gotten good results from them. Is that the oatmeal flannel from NMWA? That's nice stuff. I had Panta make it up for me.

 

I'd say that the ET deal is pretty good for those of us who don't have pay VAT and when you consider the free shipping. Also, ET is one of the few vendors who carries Drake's ties in 9 cm widths. I grabbed a few things.

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Looking for a pair of business casual cotton pants:a  rotation of two or so pairs. Cuff or no Cuff? 

 

Is this a good start? 

 

http://custom.luxire.com/products/ah-charcoal-grey-s8791b_birds_eye

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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Looking for a pair of business casual cotton pants:a  rotation of two or so pairs. Cuff or no Cuff? 

Is this a good start? 

http://custom.luxire.com/products/ah-charcoal-grey-s8791b_birds_eye

Big no on that fabric. Look for a stone, olive, chocolate, or khaki color. Everyone will have a different option on cuffs...go with what you think you'll like.
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post


Big no on that fabric. Look for a stone, olive, chocolate, or khaki color. Everyone will have a different option on cuffs...go with what you think you'll like.

 

pretty close to chocolate

 

http://custom.luxire.com/products/ah-plain-loden_brown-twill-4d0017_36_brown_twill

 

 

Metal

 

http://custom.luxire.com/collections/pants/products/ah-soft-plain-metal-grey-twill-ykc133345y01_metal_grey_soft_twill

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I like the first one, but would prefer a lighter shade on the grey.
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post

I never thought I'd say this but maybe you should hire a "menswear consultant"

either that or I am going to start sending you a bill

put it on the tab!
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Do you have a pattern from Luxire that fits well? If no, don't buy 5 shirts. But one at a time.

My latest Luxire shirt. Fits okay and will make the following changes.

Changes after d/w luxire will be :

1. decrease shoulder slope by 0.25"
2. adjust for forward shoulders by 0.25"
3. decrease the waist at the back by 1.0"
4. reduce the yoke by 0.25"

Will also adjust length


But good point - I will go with one for now and see how it fits with the above tweaks for now.

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My latest luxire shirt.







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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

And you don't even need 4 white ones if you aren't dressing business conservative a lot.

There's a great thread on here about how people think a white dress shirt is basically a blank canvas and a lot easier to worth with than it actually is.

I will stick with one or two white shirts for now
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

Nothing against Spoon. It seems like many have gotten good results from them. Is that the oatmeal flannel from NMWA? That's nice stuff. I had Panta make it up for me.

Nah, I meant I started the Oatmeal with Spoon. Or really they may just be light brown.

I have a light/medium grey from them that worked out pretty well, especially now that I've had them let out slightly shog[1].gif

New pair will go through a couple fittings again though since I'm taking the rise up. So It'll be 6-8 weeks till they're ready no doubt. Also got side tabs instead of loops, won't taper them quite as severely, and will increase the cuffs from 1.5" to 1.75" to see if that works out.
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Re: proper cloth vs Luxire

I have tried PC in the past - even gone to their BM location to get fitted. Did two shirts with two fittings and they came out so so. I liked PC because they were super fast. I took one PC shirt, wore it, asked for advice on here and from Luxire - the result from luxire was a much better fit.
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Originally Posted by NickInTO View Post

http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Accessories/Ties/Handrolled-Large-Weave-Grenadine-Ties.html

ET is having a great sale, and I've wanted a purple tie for a while. Is this purple grenadine TOO purple? Recommendations on how to pair?

Tie is fine. Not the most versatile thing in the world, but absolutely fine to wear. For best results, either a very light lilac shirt or a light blue shirt (includes light blue and white stripes and similar things). It won't be a staple, but it will make the occasional appearance.
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

I will stick with one or two white shirts for now

This brings up a potentially interesting consideration. I probably wear a plain white shirt on average twice a month, but sometimes I find myself in a "when it rains it pours" situation, where I need to dress conservatively for several days in a short period of time. If you almost never need to wear a white shirt, please feel free to ignore my comment, but if you wear them infrequently but sometimes encounter situations where they're really the best choice, it can be good to have at least 3 in the rotation. Most of the time you just take the one you wore to get laundered with your other shirts, but every so often you're glad to have a small reserve of white shirts. Just my two cents.
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