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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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    How CBD is your job? Though I guess starting out, you'll want to be conservative no matter what.

    I definitely pro-texture when it comes to suits and jackets. And if you own a few, you open up a whole bunch of options with regards to ties. I'd say textured navy and a conservatively patterned gray. Maybe a subtle PoW?
     
  2. B Rad

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    It's a big European media company, so not sure just how CBD that makes it.

    I like your idea of the textured navy and patterned grey (what is PoW?). Any idea how light I should go on the grey as a pastey white dude who already owns a charcoal and mid-grey/brownish suits?

    Also, how about this herringbone for a fallish wool / silk brown tie from NMWA? (I'm not sure if it's appealing to my pre-SF style)

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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Too light. In general, the lighter the tie the more difficult it is to wear. You want to easily be able to achieve contrast between shirt and tie, and with that tie you'll be limited to wearing it exclusively with plain white shirts. Hober has two excellent wool herringbones that might be of interest to you.

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    Due to their roughness, you'll probably not want to wear it with a smooth, solid worsted suit. Perfect for flannels or anything else with texture or pattern.

    PoW= Prince of Wales. So something like this from NMWA:
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    And as far as blue textured:
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  4. B Rad

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    Awesome. Thank you for the advice.

    Both of those suits are beautiful - and what I had in mind. When I get ready to purchase I'll post some options I've found, and will hold off on the wool-tie buying until after I make the textured / patterned suit purchases. Until then, I'll be on the lookout for a few more neat ties...
     
  5. Rudals

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    This thread need more people like B Rad to come and get good help from Clags and others.
     
  6. Monkeyface

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    Guys, would it be possible to change a 2 button jacket with a high buttoning point into a 3-roll-2? I thought it might work by either closing the second button and adding a third below that, or by adding a button in between the two existing buttons and closing that one?
     
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    Just to give you some perspective but I don't know if this scratches the surface of what you want.
    How high is that button stance of yours?
     
  8. Monkeyface

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    Thanks! The bottom button is at my belly button, so it's a pretty high button stance. Here are two pictures, the red dots are possible extra buttons, either one in the middle or one below the bottom button. The lapels would have to be rerolled of course. I think the second option would be the easiest and would probably look the best, but neither is ideal. I usually wear this jacket unbuttoned because I can't stand the high buttoning point.


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  9. jssdc

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    Rudals - for your first two pictures, is that just leaving the top button open or did you have it re-pressed as at 3/2?
     
  10. Rudals

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    It became a natural looking 3-to-2 roll on its own. I believe it happened due to the nature of the fabric. It's a Zegna Trefeo fabric which tends to be light/delicate/soft. I did not press it.
     
  11. sugarbutch

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    I don't think this will work. Time to let that jacket go...
     
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  12. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    ...or keep the jacket but just dont button it
     
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  13. sugarbutch

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    No.
     
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  14. Monkeyface

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    Thanks! Is the button stance really that bad? It's a suitsupply Havana, plenty of people in the 20+ thread are wearing it. But then again, I really don't like the stance and wear the jacket unbottened because of that, so I suppose you're right.
     
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  15. Rudals

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    that 20+ thread became a joke to me when that guy with Asian roller skater girls got in.
    @Monkeyface keep the jacket.
     
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    Damn you people! Now I'm looking at those on the bay!! :censored:

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    Since I have a couple jackets that don't flatter me when buttoned I've been wearing them ultra casually without buttoning. Is this an end of the world breaking the rule?
     
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    that is one of the best pics in the history of styfo.
     
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  18. Rudals

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    WELCOME BACK!
     
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