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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Oct 5th, 5PM: Goes to NYC
    Oct 5th, 730PM: has dinner with wife
    Oct 5th, 745PM: posts on SF about seeing the BnT agent the next day, gets in trouble with wife for posting during dinner
    Oct 6th, 1PM: goes shopping with wife
    Oct 6th, 3PM: posts on SF about not having time to see the BnT agent
    Oct 6th, 5PM: returns to D.C.
    Oct 6th, 6PM: posts on SF about going to get BnT next time, for realzies.
     
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  2. Cao Cao

    Cao Cao Well-Known Member

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    today is October 12th...[​IMG]
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    I was extrapolating to 2016, ya damned glacier
     
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  4. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with the jacket?
     
  5. PCK1

    PCK1 Well-Known Member

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    @Cao Cao

    Cash our your 401k and visit Steed next time they are in D.C. please. You are in dire need of help.
     
  6. sprout2

    sprout2 Well-Known Member

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    Better spend it on therapy
     
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  7. sprout2

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    So a purple jacket with ticket and hacking pockets and narrow lapels? Yeah, really dodged a bullet there... [​IMG]
     
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  8. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    @Cao Cao, that sport coat is worse than your casual attire.
     
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    heldentenor Well-Known Member

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    Aesthetically, the lapel/shoulder ratio is all wrong. In terms of value, Lauren Ralph Lauren is the cheapest of the RL lines and features poor construction and clunky silhouettes.
     
  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to point out that Noodles has a history of trying on things he knows are bad and then posting them here to ask for advice.

    I do not know if this is one of those times.
     
  11. lordsuperb

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    I vote for enjoying the clothes he bought from nomanwalksalone. But if you decide to visit Steed ask to see the Porter&Harding Glenroyal book.
     
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  12. heldentenor

    heldentenor Well-Known Member

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    That's the whole game.
     
  13. sprout2

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    We've seen shapely tailoring at bargain prices, full canvass on discount, and, at the other extreme, expensive RTW lines from bespoke tailors. But I feel that one niche deserving attention hasn't been covered. That's why I'm proud to announce my first foray into menswear: John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt Couture. It is a full pret-a-porter line featuring clunky silhouettes at couture prices. Any takers? Think Mens Wearhouse looks at Cifonelli prices. All pieces are made in Naples (Florida).
     
  14. sprout2

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    Quite possibly foo's uncle/incarnate
     
  15. kulata

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    Why would you classify that jacket as bad? Noodles should kop it asap. It goes well with the pants and it's Ralph Lauren
     
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  17. rms340

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    I also am not a fan of the jacket Noodles posted, but I'm not 100% sure what is wrong about the fit. Just for educational purposes, could one of the more educated SFers do a quick run down of why the jacket is no good?
     
  18. Coxsackie

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    For what it's worth (which is not much), my opinion of the Noodles jacket is:

    1. The fabric was OK.
    2. The cut was ordinary.
    3. It doesn't go with the herringbone trousers (which is actually the question Noodles asked).

    Conclusion: no koppo.
     
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  19. Bill Dlwgosh

    Bill Dlwgosh Well-Known Member

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    That jacket of noodles doesn't seem like a very versatile first jacket, even if it were of a better quality than it seems to be in the pic. I definitely don't see how that jacket would out rank a solid navy as a first jacket, especially as navy would pair with the trousers that are being asked about.
     
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  20. mimo

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    It would work better with a plain charcoal. Conversely, the herringbone tweed trousers would work better with something more plain, but textured: a Donegal perhaps?

    Also, as I understand it, "Lauren" by Ralph Lauren is their cheaper brand that they mainly use for their own outlet stores and heavy-discounting online retailers etc. Take a close look at the construction and be sure of what you're getting. I actually like it, but it might not be worth it. If you want to play with tweed, maybe try some Luxeswap punts and see what works for you.
     
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