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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have topied beaters or shoes with Dainite soles. My rain shoes:

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  2. The Noodles

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    Fine
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  3. TM79

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    I don't think Iso has done anything deserving of being blocked but to each their own - it is the easiest solution for anyone wanting to not be part of that overall conversation.

    I can sympathize because based on what he's said, there's not exactly a decent forum out there for the look he's going for. So he knows he's posting fit pics here that aren't gonna generally get much love and he rolls with some heavy criticism very well without ever firing back. I can respect that.

    That said, I honestly have no worthwhile advice I can give about nailing that sort of look so I tend to just hang back.
     
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  4. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I have rain shoes with rubber soles too. Not nearly so nice as Clag's, but allowing them to dry for a day or two and ensuring I keep up with the polishing a conditioning seems to allow them to hold up pretty well.
     
  5. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I just critique based on colours and stuff like that. At least this burgundy jacket isn't pulling at the buttons, so that's a massive improvement.
     
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  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Noodles is again suggesting we spank him. The world is back to normal.


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  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I didn't think what @The Noodles said was all that bad...
     
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  8. Mr. Six

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    I like the top block and think that's the best fitting jacket you've posted. Usually there's pulling, tightness, or disproportion because of the extreme nipping at the waist relative to the shoulders. The color and texture mix is solid. The dark trousers aren't working as well. Cream or winter white would be better. Burgundy is just going to be a hard match. If the shoes are black, they're too formal for this fit, even if they are a more casual style.

    I share the question from others about the contradiction between your expressed preference for longer coats and the length of this coat, but I assume you likethe length of this one. Have you considered having a frock coat made? That would give you more length. It would also address what I see a visual problem: if I understand correctly, you want some skirt flair, but to me, that combined with a short coat results in disproportion between the upper and lower parts of the jacket (the top looks too long compared to the bottom). A frock coat would even out the lengths without compromising the skirting effect that you seem to want. Just a thought.
     
  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's the spirit behind it. And it's been ongoing.

    So.

    Now.


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  10. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I don't reckon I can speak to that. Nor do I reckon anyone else can but him.
     
  11. StanleyVanBuren

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    Thanks! I think the London answer is probably the best one on this question.
     
  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh, Noodles, Mrs. C has been bugging me to get Mrs. Noodles' Kakao ID from you. She wants to become friends. Do we allow this to happen?

    They'll meet soon enough. We'll still be here when you guys come in the early fall.
     
  13. archibaldleach

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    Noodles, just buy the damn grey flannel Formosa from Murl already and let there be much relief and rejoicing in this thread.
     
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  14. Academic2

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    Yes. With a proper schedule of polishing and conditioning shoes can become reasonably water resistant over time.

    That said, if I lived in a truly rainy and puddle-ridden place I’d probably invest in a pair of galoshes.

    Cheers,

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  15. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Gents

    I'm torn on a mini houndstooth SC blue, grey, black. Also it's essentially a mid gray SC. Suiting pattern but part of me says who cares. but obviously I do...
     
  16. Monkeyface

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    People on this forum baby their shoes too much. The only thing that can really damage your shoes is salt. A bit of rain here and there is perfectly fine. Just brush them, use shoes trees and make sure they rest at least 24 hours in between wears.

    I really wouldn't worry too much about it, but getting dainite soles that could help as well, no one's going to notice the difference anyways.
     
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  17. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How are the details? Soft shoulders, triple patch pocket? Double is iffy. Three trumps the suiting pattern. Also, how smooth is the finish?
     
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    I hesitate to interrupt the continuing soap opera, but may I squeeze in a question on a purely practical matter? I’ve been meaning to ask this for a while and was reminded of it by this photo by Claghorn.

    I tend to follow the traditional principle that socks should match the trousers of a suit as closely as possible (odd jacket/trouser combinations are a different matter, of course). I’ve had no trouble finding black socks to go with my charcoal suit, dark navy socks to go with my midnight blue suit, brown socks to go with my brown tweed suit, mid-gray to go with my mid-gray suit, and so forth.

    But I’m drawing a blank on mid- and light-blue socks. Anyone have any suggestions for sources that won’t break the bank (I’m a cheapskate at heart and it pains me to spend a lot on something no one will see unless I’m sitting down)?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  19. Monkeyface

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    Don't do it man. Stay strong! Quality over good deals and quantity. Triple patch pockets would be fine though.
     
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  20. TweedyProf

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    You folks are right as I know deep down. No patch.

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