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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. macjedi

    macjedi Well-Known Member

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    Will do! I was thinking that chambray would be a good option. I like the Milano II, but might be too much collar for me … but I did read that a larger collar is good for small shoulders and larger heads, which I think is me in a nutshell :)
    Hey Tweedy! Yeah, I tried the collar stays the second time around, but the collar part compressed to the point where it looked funky. Unfortunately, proper cloth doesn't have the level of customization to allow for just soft points. I think more experimentation is necessary :)
     
  2. Sotiris

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    This is what I want to see. He has some good stuff and he should be putting it together consistently, otherwise he's just hurting his bank account and annoying his wife for not much benefit.
     
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  5. DavidFin

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    @7_rocket I think a lot goes into answering your question. First off, i don't see anything wrong with wearing a spread collar without a tie unless its a super spread cut a way (which i don't even like with a tie) I actually think that if you are not wearing a tie and you want to still look a bit formal for a meeting or even with a pair of nice dress jeans then a spread collar will give you that little extra bit of dressiness you are looking for. Now if you want a super casual look then i wouldn't go spread or even forward point with any dress shirt, but i would focus on a shirt with a really soft button down collar, something like a flannel shirt in the winter with jeans or linen shirts in the summer with linen or cotton pants/ shorts. So for now go with the spreads! your shirts look great with or without the tie (even though we love ties).

    David

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  6. 7_rocket

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    Thanks David. I decided I"ll go with spread collars going forward on all my future shirts and stick to button down for more casual wears
     
  7. DavidFin

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    @7_rocket i think thats a smart idea, i used to keep different collar types on my dress shirts and it gets too complicated , staying with a classic spread keeps things simple and more versatile so you can always throw on a tie without having to change your shirt.
     
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  8. in stitches

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    Thanks, man!


    I did not. But my doc did say I needed to loose weight. Im sure 190/195 is better for my health than closing in on 230. : )

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    Glad to help, macjedi. I think some light suede shoes would be great with a suit like that.

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    Noodles can get his dress on when his mind is in the game. No doubt.
     
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  9. The Noodles

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  10. Cleav

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    My good friend, I shall look forward to the day. My treat for lunch at the very least :nodding:
     
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  11. TweedyProf

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    You might switch to a different maker then. I use mytailor and at this point I've made so many adjustments with them in person I've become a fan (is it bespoke at that point?). They can do all sorts of fine tuned modifications (eg I had them lift the front of my collar but not back, reduce the tie gap to 1/8 inch and so on). Great if you talk it over with someone in person. They have a traveling tailor too. luxire might be able to do similar modifications but you have to do more work yourself.

    Why don't you post a pic of the problem?
     
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  12. Coxsackie

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    With all this talk of collars, it would be really helpful to me if the various descriptions and opinions could be clarified with pics.

    I've been gradually bringing my entire wardrobe into order over the past two years or so on SF, including shirts. But I still look at a lot of the pics on WAYWRN and some of the "classic" older threads and think, damn, I don't have any collars which look that good.

    I might have to start cross-posting some of those pics here, and ask the experts for help in tracking me down some collar awesomeness.
     
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  13. BostonHedonist

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    Not certain if this is the proper thread, but I could use some good natured advice. I am American and about to spend two years in London. What are some wardrobe essentials an American might not already have or might not anticipate needing? I've already been told to have a tux made. My Asian tailor is visiting this month, so I can have pretty much anything made. Thanks!
     
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  14. Claghorn

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    Get rid of all your brown shoes [​IMG]

    Yes, this is the right thread.

    @Cleav @Monkeyface
     
  15. Cleav

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    You'll be warmly welcomed :nodding:

    Your work will give us a steer if you want to share?
     
  16. BostonHedonist

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    Right. My thanks. I am actually going over to accompany Mrs. Hedonist on a rotation with her major accounting firm. I'll be managing my team here in the states remotely, probably from rented office space. I'll go to some entrepreneurial-themed events, accompany the lovely lady to work functions, be a regular at a local pub - that sort of modus operandi.
     
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  17. Academic2

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    Here’s the Milano II collar from Proper Cloth, if anyone's interested:

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    It’s what you need when the collar points absolutely, positively, have to stay put under your lapels (and you’ve got a longish neck).

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  18. Sotiris

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    Nice AC. Which Oxford fabric is that?
     
  19. Academic2

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    Light Blue 80s Royal Oxford PCF945.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  20. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    Given the number of folks on SF who wear MTM shirts, I wonder if there would be interest in a thread devoted to photos. Arguably it would make life easier for those trying to make a purchasing decision than is currently the case, where people have to browse individual affiliate threads, and in addition not every MTM shop is an affiliate.

    Just a thought, and a job for a moderator in any event.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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