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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    Not always true but for the most part, yes. The only people I can think of that make a true 7 fold made from one piece of silk is those that should not be mentioned (initials P.C) and look how that turned out for everyone....:nest:
     
  2. John P

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    This thread is killing my effort to save for retirement. I'll have to work until I'm 75. Thanks for letting me lurk & learn! [​IMG]


    I see so many suits here, I rarely see any tie bars/slides/clips/tacs. Do you gents use them? If so, what are your favorites?
     
  3. Academic2

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    It happens, I suppose. But for every person who ends up spending more than he otherwise might there are probably a couple dozen who saved money by taking to heart one of the thread’s foundational pieces of advice: don’t make impulse purchases—research first, and then acquire accordingly and systematically.

    The most expensive item of clothing is the one you only wear a couple of times.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  4. Ihami

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    I've bought this blazer for my work and I am not sure how to pair it with suitable trousers, I have tried jeans with it, but it does not seem to work. The fabric of this jacket is 55 wool 45 cotton so is it best to wear wool flannel trousers with it?

    I'll post fit pics later

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  5. WillingToLearn

    WillingToLearn Well-Known Member

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  6. ridethecliche

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    Grey wool trews, or gray linen/cotton chinos or such. Is it unstructured like it looks to be?
     
  7. Ihami

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    Yes it is, and with the trousers, what shoes do you suggest? I was considering black tassels

    Also of note, the check is grey and dark blue, rather than the black it seems to be
     
  8. The Noodles

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    How's this Noodlers?
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    My first concern was that this is black and white and I am going to wear it with a navy suit. Then again, we wear black shoes with navy suits so maybe this doesn't break SF rule no. 777.
     
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    Details?
     
  10. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Well-Known Member

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    B&W/Silver POW is pretty standard with Navy suits
     
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  11. Pliny

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    For a wedding? ^^^
     
  12. ridethecliche

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    I'd wear brown shoes or maybe burgundy/oxblood. I wouldn't wear black with that jacket imho.
     
  13. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    Noodles, that tie is absolutely a classic with a navy suit. So is a black tie. So is a grey tie (which this basically is).
     
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  14. EliodA

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    @The Noodles as others have said, that tie is a classic. A word of caution though: lightish grey, which this tie basically is, is not the most flattering colour for the Asian complexion.
     
  15. jrd617

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    This has been debunked in other parts of the thread!!!

    Also, you're going to give Noodles a PICNIC ATTACK!!!
     
  16. The Noodles

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    Agree. This thread actually saves me money. I used to be the king of impulse purchases when I first started. I remember picking up ties left and right from NM, only to be spanked and disciplined to return them. I have return at least a dozen neckties and an Isaia suit that I purchased from NM at full price. And the savings keep piling up. This thread is like a condom for my impulses...there mUST be a better analogy but I cannot think of a better one.

    I hope you are joking. Light grey is fine for a man of my complexion. It is the charcoal gray color that gives us trouble. If what you say is true then I must burn my P.O.W. suit right now and just let it turn black.

    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Ties/Prince-of-Wales-Check-Silk-Jacquard-Tie.html
     
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  17. EliodA

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    Debunked by whom and on what grounds? I'm not convinced.
    My intention is to save Noodles from having a picnic attack later on...
     
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  18. EliodA

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    No, not joking but I should have been more specific: warm grey, like your pow suit is ok. Cool grey like that tie is less ok. I'm not saying it's wrong, I merely said I think it's not the most flattering. And it's only my opinion...
     
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  19. The Noodles

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    So then a Glenn plaid with dark navy or navy would be a better alternative?

    I appreciate you bringing it up, although I doubt that it would be an issue....

    Better alternative?
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  20. EliodA

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    Personally, I much prefer navy/white plaid over b/w. From a distance it will be hard to notice the difference, up close it sits better with a navy suit, imo.
     
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