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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    But he doesn't want to look like an MC WAYWRN drone, so... :rolleyes:
     
  2. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Well-Known Member

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    We're talking past each other at this point. Please feel free to resume discussion of neat ties and body mass index numbers.
     
  3. TM79

    TM79 Well-Known Member

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    There's no chance you've never been told you look like Thom Yorke. Just throwing that out there. It has nothing to do with anything.
     
  4. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    @StanleyVanBuren , I like your navy hopsack suit too.

    You just wrote "at this point we are talking past each other", which I assume to mean that the positive reactions to your navy suit are neither interesting nor useful to you.

    Would I be right in assuming that the reason for this is that you are more focused on what can be done with the cream suit to make it fit better?

    If that's the case, I'm really left scratching my head. What is it about that cream suit that appeals to you so much? To my eye (and, I'm guessing, many others here too), it's just not a good suit for you. It doesn't fit well, it's not flattering, the cut is dated, those straight-cut pants look like a pair of postage tubes...etc etc.

    I'm not the first to say this. Put the cream suit back in the closet and look again at your navy hopsack suit. It fits well, it flatters your proportions, and with a small tweak here and there it would be just about perfect. Yes, the trousers hang less than ideally, but like the others say, a good tailor could fix that - either by altering the existing trousers, or making up a new pair for you with suitable modifications.

    It's true that we are not directly addressing the question you asked, but it's also true that you appear not to be interested in the advice we are giving. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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  6. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Well-Known Member

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    Noodlers thoughts on the EG Carnegie? I'm eyeing off the pair of black dress shoes in B&S..
     
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    Don't like the quasi swan neck shape. Much prefer my somewhat similar Ladbrokes.
     
  8. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    More light grey trousers. I took advantage of the sale. [​IMG]
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    Thx Clags for the help. [​IMG]
     
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  9. Cleav

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    Doodals, sign in. click on withdraw funds. authorise payment to your account. bingo!

    Hope you and yours are well mate!
     
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  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    What Cleav meant to say was that to withdraw funds, you must first transfer them to cleav@england.co.uk
     
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  11. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    Sheeeit!
     
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  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Is that you speaking Texan? If so, not half bad! Butchy, whatchu think?
     
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  13. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    deer mista cleeb,

    i sant you mai paypar maney to the address dat Mr.Claghorny plobided to mi. I sant you ONE-TOWSAND-POOR-HUNDRUD-DALLAS. Police cunpirm dat you habe receibed my paypar maney.
     
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  14. mimo

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    Dear My Brother In The Lord!

    I am writing to you because you are the person of known integrity and honesty and discretion. I am the very wealthy person man what is dying of a long and sad disease of many places. Because I am having no sons or childrens even though I am very wealthy and rich man I am wanting to send to you my fortune for giving to the charities and needy peoples.

    Please to send your account number and passport copy to me if you are willing to accept this noble duty and I will soon be sending the sum of TWENTYONETEEN MILLION ENGLISH DOLLARS to you for the using at your wish.

    To be sure of best outcomes, I wish that you are not telling anyone our secret of this good plan.

    Happy day and best brotherhood to you!


    The Reverend Professor Doctor Mister Beckham Churchill Jhonny
    Attorney at Law and Minister
     
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  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Cleav is a Nigerian prince! Pass it on.
     
  16. SeaJen

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    He's not the Messiah. He's a very naughty boy.
     
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  17. Cleav

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    Feck, cover blown!
     
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  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    @LA Guy

    Can we give Cleav the CT of "Nigerian Prince"?
     
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  19. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    Noodlists,

    Now that I've invested on a nice pair of grey ROTA trousers, it appears that I must complement it with a sports coat/blazer. Navy, while safe, seems boring as hell. I'll keep on looking at 20+ thumbs up posts to get a better idea. Let me know if you have a good suggestion.

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  20. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Well-Known Member

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    Start playing with textures and navy becomes less boring
     
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