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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    win. just show here this thread beginning from your post. that should do it.
     
  2. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    @Gianni Cerutti
    If you already have pictures of ties made with these designs, could you provide pictures?
    I just have a hard time visualizing how it would look. My apologies, I am a fashion n00b.

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  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    ^ Don't like any of those, noodles. Fourth one is okay I guess.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    I think I quite like them all actually.
     
  5. jrd617

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    Stripes are too busy. Too narrow and space too uniformly.

    That yellow cross swatch is just blah
     
  6. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    The 4th one would be nice. I just want to know if it is that exact color or maybe darker.
     
  7. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    I would like to play around with this kind of style and spice up my boring and mundane CBD look. Any thoughts?
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  8. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    Agree with JRD on those ties.
     
  9. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Well-Known Member

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    Knit and a loud gingham BD for your CB office?....uh no.
     
  10. jrd617

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    Noodles just told me in PM that he "doesn't do" button down collars.

    Heresy!!!!

    I'm trying to convince him to buy some Kamakura OCBDs


    Here's what I told him:


     
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  11. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    I really want to ditch this CBD look but I am stuck in a suit. So why not do something crazy on a Friday. I might stop by H&M or Express (yeah, you heard right) and buy a loud FU shirt like that.
    Johnston & Murphy at Union Station actually had some.
     
  12. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Well-Known Member

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    Please don't wear a gingham shirt with a CBD suit/tie. You don't need loud items to stand out, there are plenty of ways to look interesting within the bounds of CBD. Start looking at textures instead of patterns.

    H&M really doesn't have anything you need. Their suits are poly and have wimpy lapels, and their shirts have the tiniest collars, definitely not suitable for wearing a tie.

    Now stop messing about and head over to suitsupply.
     
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  13. jrd617

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    You better not do that shit! Or we will cut you off in this thread. :devil:

    Friends dont let friends buy garbage.

    If you want something affordable and good quality, get Kama!!!!
     
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  14. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    So this gangnam shirt is a FAIL?!
    [​IMG]

    JRD,
    I have both of the shirts that you put up above. [​IMG]
     
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  15. jrd617

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    ^ looks fine.

    you do look like an american flag with that tie tho
     
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  16. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Well-Known Member

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    Different kind of gingham. Look at the scale and colors of the pattern.
     
  17. mktitsworth

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    Oh good. I was wondering who had copied the BB collar, but did not remember.
     
  18. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    Call me nuts but I might try to wear a full navy blue suit with one of these shirts. [​IMG]
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  19. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Well-Known Member

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    Some might work, some might make you look like you're still in high school wearing your first suit, but trying to be edgy, because 'suits suck'. I'm all for experimenting to see what works, but you should embrace CBD and try to excel within its constraints, instead of rebel against it.
     
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