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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    If I recall correctly there's precedent for that in this thread … [​IMG]

    Cheers,

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  2. Parker

    Parker Well-Known Member

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    I'm imagining a lot of Mumford & Sons on the dancefloor. :-/

    Maybe tell them "if money is an issue, let's skip the vest". If that does't work, tell them the groomsmen should really be a backdrop to the bride. Those flashy vests and ties are totally gonna upstage her.
     
  3. mdancel

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    Yeah, sounds dumb I know. I thought the jacket fit when looking in the mirror, with the pics wasn't quite sure so posted it up before keeping the other suits.
     
  4. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    It looks fine to me anyway, for that price, as a wardrobe builder. I tend to find suit supply buttoning points a little bit low for my personal taste (makes jackets even shorter, as they tend already to be a bit short) but it's certainly within realm of reason.
     
  5. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    Good observation. And exactly why I never embraced SF's predilection for really low buttoning jackets. That probably was a reaction to the ridiculously high buttoning jackets from a few years ago (also by Suit Supply!), but as always, there's a happy medium.
     
  6. mimo

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    What does a SFer do in Barcelona? Romance, food and famous attractions are taken as read. And BFC are playing away that weekend.

    Any good shoe shops?
     
  7. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    I believe Cuberta is in Barca? He makes some seriously sexy kicks.
     
  8. justridiculous

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    If I'm not mistaken, Carmina has a shop in Barcelona. My wife and I loved it there. Antoni Gaudi's architecture, good cafes/restaurants, the beach, on and on. Get an Air BNB in an old neighborhood, walk around a lot. Get seafood at the beach. There's also some good record shopping, if you're into that. Make sure to go to a tea shop called Salterio; great tea, relaxed vibe, good music.
     
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  9. mimo

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    It's kind of a special occasion so I got us this instead. But we're really looking forward to the food.

    Thanks for the reminder on Carmina - one of my favourites. Which puts me in mind of a piece of advice to share with Noodlers: once you have a basic minimum standard of quality, there is nothing more important in a shoe than how well a particular last fits you. Better a $200 AE second that fits, than a $1500 EG that doesn't. I am reminded of this because I get on particularly well with Carmina's "Rain". I feel treat coming on. :)

    Cuberta looks awesome - first time I've heard of him.

    Edit: Barcelona seems to have disappeared from Carmina's store locator - is it still there?!
     
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  10. justridiculous

    justridiculous Well-Known Member

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    Agreed about the last. As for Carmina's store, here's what a Google search turned up:

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    Should still be there. Even if it isn't, it's a nice neighborhood to walk around.
     
  11. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    not related to Barca, but does anybody have thoughts on boxcloth braces? I can't tell if I like them, or absolutely hate them. I like I'll always prefer barathea for their lack of weight, but I do love the visual appeal of boxcloth for when the colder months roll around...
     
  12. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Well-Known Member

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    I'm wearing boxcloth today. Wore barathea yesterday. I don't notice a tremendous difference.
     
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    Yeah, the differences are imperceptible to me as worn.
     
  14. Isolation

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    I don't notice difference, but it does feel better putting it on if it seems to match.
     
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    You've got to visit Norman Vilalta. A true shoe artist and overall great guy.
     
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  16. mimo

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    Thanks - found him via The Shoe Snob - added to the Google pins!
     
  17. vriche

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    Do any of you guys know where I can find a Purple 9 cm Neat tie in either Wool Challis or Madder?
     
  18. Claghorn

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    Have you looked at Sam Hober or E.G. Cappelli?
     
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    Yeah, I've been stalking the Cappelli site for updates and I checked Sam Hober out yesterday and no luck.
     
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