Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

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    What is going on? Im lost.
     


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    ellsbebc bought all the NSM bespoke/Panta RTW sportcoat samples we were/are coveting
     
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    Great job, ell!!

    Thanks for clarifying that, Mo.
     


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    Did someone say "houndstooth"?


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    I don't have a problem with houndstooth as an odd jacket - I think these are both rather nice.
     


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    Not just great condition, but never worn. Still crazy to me. The $24 million Patek supercomplication that just sold makes more sense to me.
     


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    Yeah, I saw that one and I just couldn't resist. Had to kop it...
     


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    That's insane.
     


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    You rang?

    Not sure I can match the original, but I'd love some ongoing advice on getting my wardrobe in order. My plan is to post some pictures each week and get opinions on options:
    • sell it now! buy this instead.
    • keep it but modify/upgrade soon
    • it's a keeper
    I work in a very casual environment: most people are in t-shirts and shorts or jeans. Anything beyond jeans and a button up is considered "dressed up." I've seen 1 person with a tie out of a ~800 person office. I was in this casual category till last year when, for a variety of reasons, I decided to start dressing like a grown up. While I definitely appreciate the CM style over SW, I will probably be dressing on the far casual side of this thread. Over the last year, I've purchased things second hand or on deep discount to slowly ramp up my dress and gain experience with what I like. But it's come to my attention that many of these things don't fit well (thanks @Claghorn et al.), thus I have come to humbly seek your input :)

    I believe I am a 40R, 33/32, though often my thighs and seat will only fit a 34. I've had a tough time getting shirts since my neck (16.5) is usually too large for the shirts that fit in the body, though luckily I rarely need to button the top for a tie. Most stuff is from Jcrew/BR, so it would help to say "that is 2 inches too short" so I can know what kind of measurements to look for on classifieds/ebay.

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    Whew, just taking these pictures is helpful to see some issues on my own. All good natured advice appreciated, though I'm focused on fit right now.
     


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    Correct!
     


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    You probably see it, but just in case: Jacket is too short and too small (that's why the vent is open, the lapels are bowing outward, and there's pulling at the button). The pants are baggy and unflattering. Chinos kinda generally suck IMO, but they can definitely be better than this.
     


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    What SB said.

    1. If that is a 40R probably a 42L would be in that make, but if you can take a chest measurement with a tailor's measuring tape at the chest, that would help. Shoulders look ok, but could be a little cleaner. Chest is too small for you.

    2. On length of SC, for sure a couple of inches lower on the hem. I'm guessing right at the tip of your thumb.

    3. Agree on the chinos, but if you are going to go for a dress chino look, then get those pants hemmed and cuffed so that they just skirt the top of your shoe or just a touch lower than that. They are too long.

    4. Please find lapels that are about an inch wider, minimum. Double vents look much nicer.

    5. I wouldn't start buying lots of coats right now since you don't need to for your work. Try things on, get a feel for how they look. Buying before you know really just means more mistakes and cost.

    6. You might just pop into a brooks brothers store if you have one nearby. They will have lots of styles, more classic some more fashion forward, and perhaps a helpful salesperson who won't mind taking a few pics for you to mull over (but really to post here!). Try navy first in good light.

    7. Avoid gray SCs in your first 5 SCs, maybe 10 SCs, maybe never.
     
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