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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the late reply, I must have missed this one. Last preference is rather a personal thing, I think, but my favourite C&J's are my Audleys on the 337 last. They only come in the rather narrow E fitting, I believe. But I do feel they are a bit more elegant than the others. This is nitpicking of course, because they're all fine shoes, but I think C&J's can sometimes look a little bit clunky compared to e.g. E.G or G.G. [​IMG]

    The shade of brown of those Barrington's looks perfect to me for combining with lighter suits, but then my personal preference is for lighter shoes than the SF 'rules' would deem acceptable...
     
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  2. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    At The Wing lounge, HK Chek Lap Kok airport, partaking of a martini (Gordon's, straight up, stirred, twist). Just involved in a near miss between our passenger ferry-bus and some random giant aircraft out on the tarmac. Very odd - our bus came to a full halt at the line, waited patiently, and then suddenly decided to launch an apparent reverse-Kamikazi manoeuvre on the Boeing's front wheel. Fortunately called off the exercise at the last moment.

    Aircraft also came to an unscheduled halt. I wonder how much that costs in wasted jet fuel? I wouldn't want to be that bus driver right now.

    OK, back on topic:

    - I passed on the SuitSupply dove-egg-blue 3pc suit. (Dove eggs are blue, right? Or is it iguana eggs? I forget.)
    - Booked my first consultation with Joe Ha (Aussie B&Tailor rep) for Monday week. Oh, I'm all weak at the knees now.
     
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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Are you going for the brown Drapers silk-wool-linen in a peak lapel, as planned?
     
  4. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    I think so. It would really fill a gap in my wardrobe. And I'm leaning these days more and more towards suits as my personal style.

    Clags, I will certainly one day post some photos of fits that demonstrate where I'd like to be, as you suggested. Just haven't got 'round to it yet.
     
  5. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    B&Tailor would fill so many gaps in my wardrobe.
     
  6. SeaJen

    SeaJen Well-Known Member

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    @Cleav is correct. #1 fo sho.
     
  7. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    I always said, that Seajen he knows d'stuff! :cheers:
     
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  8. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    For Mr. Cleaver.
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  9. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    Wah dank yer honey!
     
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  10. SeaJen

    SeaJen Well-Known Member

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    Pictures of street parties with flag bunting always remind me of the silver Jubilee...I won the fancy dress competition at ours wearing a guard's uniform with bearskin hat.

    Unfortunately expressions of national pride and the union jack became synonymous with fascists and xenophobes for most of the following 20 years. I get a sense that this is no longer the case.
    Odd how an innocuous photo can remind one of so much.
     
  11. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    Yeah SJ, Silver Jubilee does spring to mind but then again I didn't win anything!

    I suppose the Union Jack was lost to xenophobia but has been reclaimed quite rightly by the great and the good!
     
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  12. SeaJen

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    Glad you confirmed that, Cleav. It was a sorry contrast to the overwhelming pride seen in the US for the stars and stripes when I moved out here. I could never imagine flying the Jack on my house in the UK, but here...
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  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Well-Known Member

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    It's sad that when I see that, the first thing that comes to mind is Gareth Bale.
     
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  15. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Well-Known Member

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    And here it is in the flesh. Some of the flowers are a little pinkish, which I'm OK with.

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  16. SeaJen

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    Gennych gwaed Cymru, Clags? Fy gyn-wraig oedd Cymraeg iaith gyntaf.
     
  17. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Grandparents. Apropos to a conversation with Cleav.
     
  18. SeaJen

    SeaJen Well-Known Member

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    In this thread of non-sequiturs, the raising of any flag is apropos providing it isn't in the form of a tie, which would fail to be within the remit of "advice," good natured or otherwise. Have you been to Wales?
     
  19. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    What?!!
    Is this for real? The Union Jack was associated with xenophobia???
    In America, our flag is flown with pride. It is pretty awesome to see how respectful Americans are of the flag.
     
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  20. AJL

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    Unfortunately, the starz n stripez can also be used as a a blunt instrument to dispense with any notion of reasonable discussion. Not egg-zackly what our forefathers had in mind methinks.

    Happy to be an American in USA//do not suffer patriotic fools gladly.

    Religion anyone?
     
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