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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    Is that a suit or sportcoat?

    Left and right seem great. Middle seems great for summer and then have to change the buttons out.
     
  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    It's a sport coat. I was thinking the same about the left and right, I just wonder if the horn buttons have enough contrast between the jacket color.
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    You didn't get brown MoP? That, I think, would have been perfect.
     
  4. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Well-Known Member

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    Historically speaking, MoP and smoked MoP are both spring/summer buttons. So, if you want your coat to be three season or all year round horn is your only option. I also think smoked MoP looks better with navy/airforce blue, and regular MoP with tan coats.
     
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  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    Historically corozo didn't exist, so I guess we should never wear it. [​IMG]
     
  6. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't find any that I liked. I'd be open to them if I could find a good source. Any suggestions?

    I would tend to follow that more closely with MoP. I get what you are saying with SMoP but I'm not so wedded to history to say that horn is my only option between these for a year round jacket.
     
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  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Ask @Kent Wang . He sells everything. Including caviar spoons and napkins. And I know he carries brown MoP.
     
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  8. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    Just sent a PM to him. Thx.
     
  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Fleath to daps.
     
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  10. heldentenor

    heldentenor Well-Known Member

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    CM, I think I'd go with horn. It's seasonally versatile, and button contrast for sportcoats isn't nearly as important as tastefulness/versatility when we're talking about non-navy colors (and even when we're talking about navy for me, but others will disagree).
     
  11. Roycru

    Roycru Well-Known Member

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    Claghorn is correct. If you are not with someone who can take your picture just ask someone to take your picture.

    Pictures taken in mirrors never come out well. Every so often, I take a picture in a mirror to confirm that mirror pictures never come out well. I usually don't post these mirror pictures, but here's one of my mirror pictures so that everyone can see how bad mirror pictures always are.

    It's a picture that I took in a mirror in the bathroom in one of bedrooms in a private railroad car.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    @Caustic Man why didn't you choose corozo?
     
  13. sprout2

    sprout2 Well-Known Member

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    Quote:Agree with above
     
  14. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Well-Known Member

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    Random observation of the day: a dude in the park using his suit jacket as a picnic blanket and then going for a nap on top of it.
     
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  15. sprout2

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    They call that steez where I come from.
     
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  16. TM79

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    Depends on the jacket, ha.
     
  17. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    By the way, what happened to @in stitches?
     
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  18. sprout2

    sprout2 Well-Known Member

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    You say "private railroad car" like this is the Orient Express, but in fact you just mean that this is a private sleeping berth and you are on Amtrak, right?
     
  19. Murlsquirl

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    He's on vacation all week. He met up with Synthese a couple days ago and posted a shot in SWD WAWT.
     
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  20. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    This is correct. I do miss you guys though!
     
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