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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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 1705post #25561 of 376636/12/15 at 5:56pmpost #25562 of 376636/12/15 at 5:57pmQuote:Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren
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.post #25563 of 376636/12/15 at 6:14pmpost #25564 of 376636/12/15 at 6:36pmQuote:Originally Posted by jcmeyer
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.post #25565 of 376636/12/15 at 7:01pmpost #25566 of 376636/12/15 at 7:08pmQuote:Originally Posted by JezeC
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?
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.post #25567 of 376636/12/15 at 7:50pmQuote:
pretty close to chocolate
Metalpost #25568 of 376636/12/15 at 8:00pmQuote:Originally Posted by JezeC
pretty close to chocolate
I like the first one, but would prefer a lighter shade on the grey.post #25569 of 376636/12/15 at 9:23pmpost #25570 of 376636/12/15 at 9:30pmQuote:
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.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)post #25571 of 376636/12/15 at 9:32pmQuote:
I will stick with one or two white shirts for nowpost #25572 of 376636/12/15 at 9:33pmQuote:
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
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.post #25573 of 376636/12/15 at 9:36pmRe: 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.post #25574 of 376636/12/15 at 10:12pmQuote:Originally Posted by NickInTO
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.post #25575 of 376636/12/15 at 10:16pm
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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