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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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  2. TM79

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    @TM79 and @Academic2
    I've edited my original post (was in the process of it anyway).

    Definitely wool and cream to my eye.
     
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  4. The Noodles

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    1. Did Kakeman get some measurements over the weekend? @Jake Beds

    2. @Claghorn
    What do I have to tell them exactly so that the collars are properly situated on my neck?

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    If my performance rererereview goes well, I might have some $ for a B&Tailor suit. But I won't know that until the late this week. (I had a very candy conversation with my man the day after the baffling review.). I might have to just get 3 fittings while I am there and have them ship it to me.

    3. Are my pants too high??? If so I need some serious alternation on my pants to shorten it.
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  5. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    Noodles - Don't have a good one at the moment. I seldom wear the jacket because it's just not that versatile. Was a case of buying something because a fabric swatch looked awesome without really thinking it through. Mostly posted that photo to give a sense of what the cream flannel in question looks like (posting alongside something grey or black / white) brings out the greyish color hues.
     
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  6. Slh

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    i would like to know if this tie is considered appropriate for a baptism ( I'm just a guest). I would be wearing a navy suit, a blue suit and this. Maybe too much blue.

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  7. Caustic Man

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    Baptism etiquette? This is something new.
     
  8. DonRaphael

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    Definitely to many suits.

    If you're going to wear a navy suit and a light blue shirt, which I assume you meant, then I'd choose another tie.
     
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  9. TM79

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    Nah - it's just classic SF over-thinking at work again.

    As for the tie, I do not like it. It looks too bright and it's also just too much blue regardless. I'd rather a deep green or a brown tie. Something like that.
     
  10. WeakMonday

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    Could also try a black necktie
     
  11. The Noodles

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    Burgundy solid or brown solid.
     
  12. sugarbutch

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    Yes, it is appropriate for a baptism. Depending on how saturated your blue shirt is, it might not be the best tie for that combination.
     
  13. Caustic Man

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    You nailed it.
     
  14. TM79

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    It's my hidden talent. In hindsight, should've put more thought behind choosing one.
     
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  15. EFV

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    The last baptism I went to, I wore a tweed suit. Most people there just wore blazers (navy or tweed) + chinos or flannel trousers (very SF of me to notice right?). I don't think there is any etiquette for baptisms today really.
     
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  16. Caustic Man

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    Was there ever an etiquette for baptisms? Other than for the priests, that is.
     
  17. EFV

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    I don't think so, it's probably the same kind of clothes you'd wear for any kind of church service (except funerals of course).
     
  18. TM79

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    I've been to quite a number of baptisms and this is my experience as well - normal church clothes type stuff.
     
  19. The Noodles

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    I hope it isn't at a baptist church. They submerge you completely. We, Presbyterians, just sprinkle a little bit of water on your head.

    Now let's talk about circumcision? Is there an etiquette for that? [​IMG]
     
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  20. EliodA

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    Dear Noodlers, before we lose ourselves in a discussion about circumcision etiquette, I'd like to ask your opinion.
    I recently purchased a DB jacket (my first in 30 years or so and mainly thanks to a persuasive @archibaldleach ) in old fashioned navy blue serge. Classic blazer stuff, but the buttons are too dark and suit-ish for my taste. Question is, what to replace them with? Were it a SB jacket, I wouldn't hesitate to put on some brown horn or corozo buttons, but on a DB it feels not quite right. A DB blazer is perhaps a bit too formal for buttons like that. But I'm not really a fan of the gold/brass variety. I have one SB blazer with brass buttons and it spends most of its life in the closet. What do you gentlemen recommend?

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