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@Monkeyface
Sorry for getting angry at you. This subject is just too sensitive to me. The airline crash showed that the Dutch are very forgiving people. That is my assumption. But, that was 1 single incident. Korea has been invaded many times by its neighbors and have been victimized for hundreds of years. As a Korean, when I saw pictures of the dead and read recounts of their death, I became really infuriated. To add to insult, they fail to acknowledge their past. I regret posting the picture that started this whole discussion. I also regret my reaction towards your posts. I was ticked off from misinterpreting your responses. All I wanted was for others to read and learn of Japan's war crimes. I am always appreciative of the help you have given me. I think I should take time to cool it.
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So we're dropping this and moving on to good natured advice about classic menswear? Sounds good. Awesome.
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I learn so much in this thread. You guys are great. 

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What other holes should I fill in my closet? I am thinking shoes...
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

What other holes should I fill in my closet? I am thinking shoes...

More CBD shoes or more casual?

I seem to recall you only wear jeans and sneakers when you're not wearing a suit.
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Originally Posted by Christopher Essex View Post

More CBD shoes or more casual?

I seem to recall you only wear jeans and sneakers when you're not wearing a suit.
Oxfords for shoes.

My casual stuff is just really lame. I want to replace jeans with a clean grey or navy wool trousers.
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Navy or wool trousers aren't always great with frumpy polos. Maybe look into cotton chinos. Inexpensive and comfortable.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Oxfords for shoes.

My casual stuff is just really lame. I want to replace jeans with a clean grey or navy wool trousers.

I'd focus more on your business wardrobe than casual stuff. I think in general stitch caps, punch caps and monkstraps are good choices. The monks are not CBD but many wear them with suits and they can work in a more casual outfit too. Black and dark brown are the most useful colors, but a medium brown or burgundy could be nice too.

For more casual clothing, I would get some high quality chinos and perhaps nicer jeans if you like them (not sure what your jeans situation is like or if you wear them because you like to or have just defaulted to them). I love grey flannels and think a pair will be useful for you too. I mostly wear mine with dress shirts and odd jackets but sometimes I'll pair them with a nice sweater. You do wear a jacket and tie 6 days a week, so one good pair of jeans, once high quality pair of chinos and one pair of mid grey flannels will do a lot for you.
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This all reminds me of Howard Stern. He would always have listeners call in and complain that he had gone too far with some insensitive racial or cultural bit. He would always point out that they had been okay with his ribbing of countless other cultural minorities but always "drew the line" at their particular affiliation.
Also, so what if a government apologizes? That has little to do with how its citizens feel and act.... A lot of this is ironically in topic because it has more to to with fashion (media--influenced popular opinion stating) than follow-through and feeling.
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In other news, now this was one stylish gentleman: http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/jun/25/avengers-star-patrick-macnee-dies

May he rest in peace.

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^ Indeed. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
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In other news, now this was one stylish gentleman: http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/jun/25/avengers-star-patrick-macnee-dies
May he rest in peace.

He sure was. It's too bad British tailoring is so expensive and hard to get, which makes it underrepresented on SF. As far as I know there isn't really a good quality RTW brand either. I don't really like the price/quality of Gieves & Hawkes RTW, and Hackett is way too fashion forward with their stuff. I've been looking for a Chesterfield coat for example, but they're either extremely nice and super expensive, or very cheap and bad quality.

@Noodles, have you thought about loafers? It's not very popular on SF, and a bit of a finance look, but you work in accounting, so you might like it. If you get the right kind of loafers on a slightly sleeker last, you'd be able to wear them to work and casually on the weekends. They really are very comfortable, especially if you spend a lot of time in the office.
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To keep it clothing related, I've heard that exquisite trimmings is receiving a large number of neats next week, so for anyone looking for a couple, it might be best to keep an eye out. The best patterns in the 3.5" width tend to sell out quite quickly.

 

There's not going to be any 3.5" in this shipment. Sorry. :facepalm:

 

I was fortunate to be offered some 36oz fabric from Adamley. It was small pieces. There's enough for about 1-2 ties from each piece.

 

I'll be offering 3 fold ties and some 7 fold ties from the fabric. I went with 8cm x 147cm (3.25" x 57") for the 3 fold ties and 8.5cm x 150cm (3.3" x 59") for the 7 fold ties.

 

To call them limited edition is a bit of an understatement, some of the fabric was marked E. Marinella, Drake's, Cappelli and a few others. I definitely won't be able to produce some of these prints again due to the exclusivity.

 

The first shipment arrives today! Will be taking pictures over the weekend (I hope!)

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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post
 

 

There's not going to be any 3.5" in this shipment. Sorry. :facepalm:

 

I was fortunate to be offered some 36oz fabric from Adamley. It was small pieces. There's enough for about 1-2 ties from each piece.

 

I'll be offering 3 fold ties and some 7 fold ties from the fabric. I went with 8cm x 147cm (3.25" x 57") for the 3 fold ties and 8.5cm x 150cm (3.3" x 59") for the 7 fold ties.

 

To call them limited edition is a bit of an understatement, some of the fabric was marked E. Marinella, Drake's, Cappelli and a few others. I definitely won't be able to produce some of these prints again due to the exclusivity.

 

The first shipment arrives today! Will be taking pictures over the weekend (I hope!)

 

3.3" is good enough for me! Thanks for clearing that up. 

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


I'd focus more on your business wardrobe than casual stuff. I think in general stitch caps, punch caps and monkstraps are good choices. The monks are not CBD but many wear them with suits and they can work in a more casual outfit too. Black and dark brown are the most useful colors, but a medium brown or burgundy could be nice too.

For more casual clothing, I would get some high quality chinos and perhaps nicer jeans if you like them (not sure what your jeans situation is like or if you wear them because you like to or have just defaulted to them). I love grey flannels and think a pair will be useful for you too. I mostly wear mine with dress shirts and odd jackets but sometimes I'll pair them with a nice sweater. You do wear a jacket and tie 6 days a week, so one good pair of jeans, once high quality pair of chinos and one pair of mid grey flannels will do a lot for you.
I have consider monks. While it is nice to dress nicely on SF, it also is important to dress so that my wife isn't disgusted with what I wear. The double monks were shot down with total disgust. I will revisit them. I was thinking of a black Westbourne (C&J) and a black Carmina oxford (rain last). The grey fresco looks best with black shoes IMO. 
 
I wear Diesel jeans...it was not received well on the casual thread. But I am thinking of dumping jeans altogether for wool trousers for casual. 
 
Oh and one last thing, it was pointed out to me that wearing a suit adds like 3 to 5 years to my look whereas wearing just casual stuff does the reverse. "SIGH"

 

 

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

@Noodles, have you thought about loafers? It's not very popular on SF, and a bit of a finance look, but you work in accounting, so you might like it. If you get the right kind of loafers on a slightly sleeker last, you'd be able to wear them to work and casually on the weekends. They really are very comfortable, especially if you spend a lot of time in the office.

I have never thought of them. Any particular ones that I should take a look at and judge for myself? 

 

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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post
 

 

There's not going to be any 3.5" in this shipment. Sorry. :facepalm:

 

 

I can wait and I will wait :slayer: 

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