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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. CaptainTohm

    CaptainTohm Well-Known Member

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    As long as we're discussing SuSu, I'm planning on buying two new jackets with a checked pattern, but I have no idea what shirts to pair them with, besides solids.

    Two of my favorite patterns to wear with causal jackets are gingham and a spaced check like I'm wearing in my profile picture, but I'm worried that will be too close in pattern to pair with these jackets. Any pattern/color combinations, gents?
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  2. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    I think you answered your own question already: solid shirts is the way to go. If you really want a pattern, then stripes could work, provided they're not too loud. No checks, please.
    FWIW, I like the first jacket a lot more than the second.
     
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  3. heldentenor

    heldentenor Well-Known Member

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    I emphatically agree with everything that Elio said. I'd make provision for pencil striped shirts or perhaps a very subtle puppytooth, but solid shirts (and probably ties, too) are good bets with a dominant patterned sportcoat like that. And jacket #1 is much more appealing in my eyes.
     
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  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Well-Known Member

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    One of the very few times I have seen check n check work really well

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  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    I have two Washingtons. I wish they didn't have ticket pockets. The peak lapels don't bother me, though I prefer notch.
     
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  6. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    That one's legendary. Works here because the micro check shirt basically works as a solid. Greg is an absolute master at wearing micro check shirts. Witness the sadly deceased CBD WAYWRN thread.

    Edit: @heldentenor you advocating puppytooth shirts? Come one man, I should be doing that [​IMG]
     
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  7. heldentenor

    heldentenor Well-Known Member

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    "Making provisions for," and grudgingly at that. [​IMG]

    Speaking of your shirts, the iPhone brigade (myself included) is taking over WAYWRN these days. Help Claghorn and Gerry Nelson maintain some standards of photography over there and get back to posting some fits!
     
  8. Veremund

    Veremund Well-Known Member

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    Oh I need that whole outfit. :inlove:
     
  9. winghus

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    AE's new 1943 last, closer to what you wanted:

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/m...s/SF1052.html?dwvar_SF1052_color=1055#start=4
     
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    ^I was thinking the same thing. I returned a pair of AE Harrisons for that reason.
     
  12. CaptainTohm

    CaptainTohm Well-Known Member

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    In the time in took me to be sure of my decision, the brown checked jacket I posted earlier sold out in my size. Emailed customer service to find one in stores to no avail, apparently it's from last year's collection and they were just selling the scraps.

    Would anyone care to lend some sagacious advice on helping me pick out a seasonal brown jacket? I've assembled some possibilities and advice would be helpful. I'm intrigued by all these jackets, but budgetary constraints will only allow me to buy one, and I would like as many opinions as possible.

    (Also, I also found a less bold alternative to the blue jacket, per the responses received on here.)

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  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    None are as dark as I'd recommend, but that first Hudson is your best bet. Looks quite nice.
     
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    I like the first one best as well.
     
  15. CaptainTohm

    CaptainTohm Well-Known Member

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    @Claghorn @Koala-T
    Thanks guys! That's the one I was leaning towards as well.

    This is a jacket that I liked even more initially, but then I noticed how bright blue the stripes were. What is your opinion? Too bold to be easily wearable?

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  16. venividivicibj

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    When would you be wearing it?
     
  17. CBrown85

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    I'll either be picking up a hudson or jort this fall/winter- it's been asked before, but is the Jort worth the premium? I see from your instagram posts that a few of you have both.
     
  18. Coxsackie

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    Jort might be worth the premium if the cut suits your frame.

    SuSu have two "premium" lines: La Spalla and Jort. Both feature full canvas, higher-quality fabrics and more hand-stitching. However, they are somewhat different in shape. I can't be more specific here, but what I can say is that the La Spalla block suits my frame really well, but Jort doesn't.

    Bear this in mind when ordering online, and be prepared to send it back if the cut doesn't work for you, even if the size appears to be correct.
     
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  19. CaptainTohm

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    I'm looking for something that is versatile. I want it to be wearable at my business casual office, and also out on a date. I think I'm leaning towards the Hudson with flecks of blue that Claghorn and Koala also liked.
     
  20. EUtroll

    EUtroll Well-Known Member

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    I've several different models from SuSu, and to me the quality difference is significant. That said, for a work suit I rather go cheaper. I keep the good stuff for important meetings and my free time :)
     

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