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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. kulata

    kulata Well-Known Member

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    Found them on tumblr along with some other interesting bespoke alternatives.

    Sartoria Vanni
    vannikorea.tumblr.com
    www.vanni.co.kr

    Spolverino
    http://spolverinokorea.tumblr.com

    A Korean SFer used the above 2 tailors and it's one of the best bespoke fits I've seen around here.
     
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  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    I was torn between Spolverino and B&T and visited both.

    Heard of Vanni before but didn't think to visit there. Edit: I'm impressed.
     
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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    this.
     
  4. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Well-Known Member

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    And here with the neck down
     
  5. kulata

    kulata Well-Known Member

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  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Given the disparity, why try to thread the needle with a 3-season piece instead of getting more seasonal items? Even if you don't have a seasonal wardrobe now, your interest in clothing seems great enough that you'll eventually have one. Better to start sooner than later.
     
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  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    It's the other way around...I have little that can be worn more than 5 months out of the year.

    Also, I won't be in Korea forever.
     
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  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    If you already have a seasonal wardrobe, I don't see that much reason to go back and try to fill in with 3-season items. But YMMV.
     
  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Shit. That's...a really good point.
     
  10. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    But especially for odd jackets, the options for seasonal fabrics are just way better IMHO. Mid weight hopsacks are nice, but other than that 3-seasons are worsteds that look better as suits. Even something simple like a herringbone will look way better as either cashmere, moonbeam, tweed, or linen.
     
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  11. in stitches

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    while i agree with unbel here, i still do try as much as possible to buy items or pick fabrics that are as multi seasonal as possible. now, if i had a bigger closet.....
     
  12. unbelragazzo

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    You don't really need a bigger closet as long as you're OK with the idea of putting stuff in storage at the end of each season and pulling it out at the beginning. If you can do that, then I think you can make do with less closet space - you don't get bored with stuff as much because you essentially get a new wardrobe every few months. So having fewer things doesn't feel as restrictive.
     
  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted leave this here.

    I wore this Corneliani tie for the first time yesterday. (Belated St Patricks) It is awesome. Love the colors and scale of the stripes.

    The seller has another of the same tie on Fleabay for sale

    Highly recomended. Someone should kop. It's the perfect width and thickness if you like a thin FIH tie knot. About 3.35.

    TIE IS A WINRAR!!!!


    @Rudals
    @othertravel
    @jungleroller
    @TweedyProf
    @in stitches

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-145-COR...462101149?pt=US_Mens_Ties&hash=item3a8c4f289d
     
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  14. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    Unbel - I don't really have any viable storage space either, I am certainly not going to pay to store my closing. I don't think it's worth the money and I would never trust the conditions elsewhere.

    Jrd - a lovely tie, and you really should start posting fit pics.
     
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  15. unbelragazzo

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    Parkway Cleaners, which is quite careful with conditions (see here: http://parkwaydrycleaning.com/seasonal-storage/) charges $150 per season per box (you can fit up to 20 pieces in a box, so you'll probably only need one). That's really not very much relative to your clothing budget.
     
  16. Monkeyface

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    Clags, if you want want something in the navy spectrum, how about airforce blue? I'm thinking patchpockets and linen. Would be my favorite summer SC.
     
  17. in stitches

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    Unbel, I DO NOT TRUST ANYBODY!

    But that is a very fair price indeed, and certainly worth my considering. Thanks. :)
     
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  18. Holdfast

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    I'm idly thinking about adding an airforce, or more likely, steel blue suit to my own summer mix. It's a fairly unusual colour these days, but can tone exceptionally well with the tropical colours you sometimes see in summer, in the same way that light grey can.
     
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  19. jrd617

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    smiths solaro?

    don't care for the red undertone on solaro

     
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  20. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    ^ there is a blue undertoned "solaro" which is kind of cool. Can't remember the exact name, but it's a pun on sun vs moon. Monaro, Lunaro or Seleno; something like that.
     

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