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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    JRD! Thanks for the pic of the Capelli! I would not have ordered it had it been just the pic from the website.
    My fiance will be fine. She just wants to get married and couldn't care any less about the rock. It's me who wants to give the best. So take back the "bitch." LOL
     
  2. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    More like Kimchie and rice and dried seeweed. And I will cyber punch whoever calls this Korean dish a freaking sushi roll (Japanese).
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  3. jrd617

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    Ooooh I love sushi. Have you ever had a california roll? They're delicious!
     
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    Noodles can we get an inventory of whats in your tie wardrobe now? (Including the new stuff)
     
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    Noodles, well done.

    You now have two green, two brown and one burgundy as well as your blues. Perhaps if you do want another grenadine, then a rusty one might be nice.

    But really, it's ironic that the one neat now missing from your line-up is navy. But it's fine. All your suits are navy, and you now have five ties that look great with a navy suit. Take a deep breath, stop a while, wear them all and enjoy before you buy anything else.

    And Stitchy said that's $500 off the ring. Win.
     
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    I would like to be associated with the words of the last speaker ^
     
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  8. Rudals

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    You could definitely use another navy tie in a neat or pindot

    Did you return all those ones from Neiman marcus?
     
  11. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done JRD

    Man...before it was:
    Navy blue with dots
    Striped navy blue
    Navy blue solid
    Navy blue solid #2
    Navy blue pindot
    Navy blue #3
     
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    These 2 were bought at Neiman Marcus...but these I would like to keep.


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  13. jrd617

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    Another gap is a solid black grenadine. Looks good with navy soots
     
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  14. Rudals

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    So 4 ties and counting from this thread alone.
    Thanks all for your contributions.
     
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    No idea what a Noodles is but this thread has sold a bunch of ties for me, so thanks.
     
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    Noodles is Claghorn's petname for member Rudals, who was formerly deficient in the necktie department

    This fine looking white oval face chap

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    How about this little number from Shibumi (admittedly late to the game)?

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    Would set off a navy suit nicely I would think.
     
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    Glad to hear you're doing good business from it, Ed!

    Noodles - I agree with those now suggesting that you stop buying for a while, and integrate what you have into your wardrobe. You have more than enough for now; I don't like all of them, but they're generally solid conservative choices that will work well with your navy suits. Figure out how to combine them best with the shirts in your wardrobe next. Then you'll be better able to figure out what gaps you have, and buy accordingly. You'll probably also develop a better sense of what you like and what you don't, which will mean you'll be better able to choose between our suggestions to select ones that chime best with your developing preferences.

    And one day, very far distant, you'll knowingly buy a kitsch floral tie, and be delighted about it. And that's when you've really made it! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    BTW, re: different fabrics suiting different seasons: it's just about what looks right within our cultural expectations. Wearing wool ties in winter works because other things in your outfit might be a heavy wool (e.g. tweed or flannel, so the textures meld well) and it looks fluffy (visual associations of warmth). Wearing linen, shantung, or seersucker ties in summer works because other things in your outfit will be lightweight (e.g. linen, or cotton) and because we associate open-weave materials with coolness. Nothing more complicated than that. It is possible to mix-and-match (I think gdl had an "unseasonable items" thread a few years back), but it's a pretty tricky skill.

    Finally, and I think this is important not to forget, choose materials than sync up in overall vibe with the suit (and shirt) you're wearing. So if you're wearing a normal worsted business suit, I would actually suggest that you stick to normal silk ties only. Many on SF will say you can wear a wool tie just fine in such a look... and you can. But it's not entirely straightforward and not as easy as simply subbing a wool tie of the same colour where you'd previously have worn a silk. The vibe is very different IMO.
     
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  19. jrd617

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    Too similar to the brown neat noodles just ordered
     
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    Ugh...I closed my wallet and now you come at me with this beauty?!
    Thanks, though. I will add it to my wish list.
     

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