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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jfrater

    jfrater Well-Known Member

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    The shirt is textured - white on white - I have a very limited supply of solids right now - more coming in the mail!
     
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  4. jfrater

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    Okay back to shirts. I am about to place a big order so I need your help:

    1. What fabric/weave should I be choosing for shirts to go with suits or jackets (always with a tie)
    2. How many shades of solid blue should I get and how many solid whites should I get?
    3. how many and what color stripes should I get (size wise - do I want pencil stripes, butcher stripes, etc?)

    I won't bother with anything else in terms of patterns as I obviously already have a million :)
     
  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    If you hold off for a few hours, I'll make a list of the first ten I'd getting, using Luxire as a source for images.
     
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  6. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    My advice: don't place a big order just yet. Not until you've figured out what you like best.
     
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  7. in stitches

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    1. I am not super particular about a specific fabric. As long as it has some texture to it, I am ok. The one thing I dont like is overly flat shirting material. Just make sure that the fabric is coherent with whatever else you are wearing.

    2. I would say 3 shades of solid blue, all in the lighter blue variety. Not dark blue and not deep blue. Two white shirts is fine imo. One royal oxford and one more like a dobby.

    3. Three stripes I would say, smaller scale stripes, even in width, 2 of them, and one with more spaced out blue stripes. After that you can add a wide butcher stripe if you like, but I dont personally wear those with a tie much. Instead I would just get more thinner stripes in different shades of blue.

    So is my opinion anyways.
     
  8. jfrater

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    I can definitely wait :) I'll buy some ties while I wait :)
     
  9. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    But why would you place a big order of shirts now? Have you already worked out which collar shape/size works best for you? How about fit? Fused collar vs. unfused? Etc. etc.
    If I were you I would try the tasting menu first...
     
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  10. in stitches

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    I would say 3 blues something like this.

    This happens to be herringbone, but I like it, the rest should be solid, but about this color/shade/hue

    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-75605-kiton-blue-shirt-slim-15-us-38-eu.aspx

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    I would get stripes like these:

    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-75543-luigi-borrelli-blue-shirt-extra-slim-1575-us-40-eu.aspx

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    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-75611-kiton-light-blue-shirt-slim-15-us-38-eu.aspx

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    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-75398-luigi-borrelli-blue-shirt-extra-slim-17-us-43-eu.aspx

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    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-75581-luigi-borrelli-blue-shirt-extra-slim-1575-us-40-eu.aspx

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    And here is a white.

    http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-75076-luigi-borrelli-white-shirt-extra-slim-16-us-41-eu.aspx

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    Im not saying to get those exact shirts, but I think that is a very good guide to beginner solid blue, white, and striped shirts.

    As Elio mentioned, also keep in mind collar shape and length.
     
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  11. Pliny

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    My experience is that I tend to regret hurried orders and multiple orders more than well-considered one-offs.

    Have u got the perfect fit keyed in with the maker yet?
     
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  12. Patrick R

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    Here's what came back tonight (and an equivalent group went out to the cleaners):

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    It's just the casual and business casual set, I do my own laundry for my nicer shirts (which are also all blue, white, or blue and white).
    L-R:
    8 blue OCBD in varying shades
    2 blue/white university stripe OCBD
    6 blue button down pinpoints in varying shade
    4 blue and white stripe button downs in varying shades
    1 small blue and white check button down
    6 flannels
    2 overdyed OCBDs (blue and loden)
     
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  13. jfrater

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    I have two shirts that fit great and have a collar style I love. I have sent the measurements and lots of photos to Luxire - this will be my second shirt from them (the first was excellent) - so as long as this one is as perfect a fit as the other ones I should be good to go (I'll wait to get it back first). My choice has a very soft collar with 3.5" points.
     
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    Thanks for those - I happen to love Borrelli (though the royal version fits better) and Kiton. I nearly bought that Kiton shirt the other day in fact - but I am now waiting to do this through Luxire based on my Liverano and Borrelli Royal measurements.
     
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  16. jfrater

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    I'll let you know how they do with my order - it's a mix of the best parts from the two shirts - Liverano collar but borrelli royal body. Hopefully a marriage made in heaven :) Have you had anything other than shirts made by them?
     
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  18. jfrater

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    Did you use measurements from an existing pair or did you send something in? Were you happy with the result? Have you had any made by Kent Wang?
     
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    Send in! I'm telling you, I've done it both ways with Luxire and if you want the best results, send in your best fitting piece with requested alterations.
     

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