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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. gs77

    gs77 Well-Known Member

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    And who do you mean in Canada?
     
  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    Will the tailor pay for my airfare?
     
  3. gs77

    gs77 Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys. Just got back from tailor (alterations) to pick up my jacket. Let's just say he needed to do some serious surgery. Does anyone see anything terribly wrong with this jacket, so that it needs to be burned (except that guy, can't remember his nick, who always wants to burn everything)? Thanks

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  4. othertravel

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    Harry Rosen's bloor location has a bespoke shop.
     
  5. gs77

    gs77 Well-Known Member

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    Ah OK. Not saying there is no, my tailor does very nice bespoke, was just wondering who you had in mind.
     
  6. Academic2

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    As I've mentioned before elsewhere, this is the principle I was brought up on. It would be naive of me, however, not to recognize that there are generational differences in attitude; a lot of younger guys see braces as an accessory intended to be seen, or at least to be see-able, as it were, under some circumstances.

    Many younger American males, if they do not come from a family were dress matters, get their sense of what is appropriate from the images of popular culture, beginning with TV. American police procedurals are one reason why for decades we have seen so many guys wearing loosened ties with the collar unbuttoned and visible suspenders: it's how the good guys dress when they're hanging out in the squad room.

    Cheers,

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  7. gs77

    gs77 Well-Known Member

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    Says the guy who regularly wears Paul Stewart - made by Samuelsohn - suits [​IMG]
     
  8. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    Cross post, looking for help and opinions!

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    I think braces being seen is fine, but in my experience it's not good if its only purpose is to accessorise because then you come off as too tryhard/hipster. Unless you're going full camp I guess, which is not a CM thing. Then again I feel the same about fun socks.
     
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  9. upr_crust

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    Did I say a Canadian suit had to be made of denim? No. Are any of my suits from Paul Stuart made of denim? No. Was I working with the witticisms and cultural assumptions of other people when I made my remark? Yes. So there! :)
     
  10. venividivicibj

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    Iso - H&S classic Flannels(though I'm not sure if it's as bold as you want)

    10/11 oz worsted flannel. They have one with wider stripes (1' or so apart), and one with narrower stripes (.5' or so apart)

    They also have a few in the heavier weights too

    If you have money to burn, lesser golden bale has some nice ones . DiCaprio from wolf on Wall Street wears LGB for his chalk stripe suit.

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    Honestly - you should just ask your tailor. Most mills have something like that (fox has many books that aren't online, etc)
     
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    I think Minnis has some narrow stripe flannels like that too...
     
  12. venividivicibj

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    yeah, I just wasn't sure if they were worsted or woolen
     
  13. Isolation

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    Thanks! Yeah I'll ask to see some from my tailor too, but I want something more slate/char, I want something more casual but not saturated.

    I actually really like the hopsack navy stripe thing. Ordered some samples to have a look.
     
  14. venividivicibj

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    Casual and chalkstripe seems semi-contradictory to me, but you seem to be on the right track to make it more casual (slate/char vs typical navy, and narrow vs the usual width)
     
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  15. gs77

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    OK, OK... It is amuzzing to hear Canadians and Americans making jokes of each other, especially as new comers don't see much difference.

    BTW, your vocabulary is so rich, I am constantly reminded that English is not my native language. Witticism...
     
  16. PCK1

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    The Minnis are woolen.

    Narrow chalk stripes are more fashion-y. The wide is more classic.

    I don't think either can be considered casual.
     
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    To clarify I just mean "more" casual, I do intend to wear them as a suit and with a solid tie.

    That won't stop me from considering wearing it as a blazer wth cream trousers though, but then I want to do that wth just about everything.
     
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    Any recommendation for Luxire shirting patterns/fabrics that can be worn casual, MC style i.e. with chinos/trousers/odd jacket combos as well as jeans?
     
  19. WillingToLearn

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    Sounds like a good spot for chambray. I dont have experience with any particular fabric
     
  20. Academic2

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    You might try asking on the Luxire thread.

    Cheers,

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