Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Exactly. I believe Cappelli's €25 charge is acceptable. But €40-50 is stretching it a bit. Then again, I really like the look and quality of their ties.
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  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Some really nice stripe ties from Knottery

    @Claghorn, the scale of the stripes on these ones really speak to me

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  4. DonRaphael

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    None. But I plan on adding 3-5 of them in the near future. Just not sure which ones regarding navy and brown. I discussed the difference between the options at the website with user Tony Montana in the Cappelli thread a while back. I'm inclined to try out some of the smoother looking ones. Although not sure about construction (lining) yet.
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    Have you tried them, and if so, what's your take on them?
     


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    jrd617 Senior member

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    I haven't tried them, but I'm definitely more interested in the textured ones

    I could use a textured wool tie in navy for wear with tweed.

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    Taking inspiration from @NOBD

    I believe his tie is Drakes

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    jrd617 Senior member

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  7. DonRaphael

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    I could be persuaded to try out the subtle herringbone pattern, but not the more textured pieces as I don't own and probably never will own SCs in tweed. I kind of like the navy and last brown one you linked, but not sure they would pair with the pieces I have in my wardrobe.

    EDIT: The last brown you linked seems to be richer brown than the more grey-ish brown I picked out. It may be a better choice, as I come to think about it.
     
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    Drakes indeed. Light Navy cashmere. This one is the Navy:

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    Yeah, me too honestly. Maybe an American thing? Eh whatever, i switched to the burgundy.

    Re: pindots
    Is a black with white dots considered even more formal or is that clashy with a navy suit? I guess I'm all packed this round, but curious for the next couple.
     
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  10. in stitches

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    Plus on on dark brown shoes.
     


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    +2

    Burgundy shoes are not for interviews.
     


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    Welp. Too late now. I didn't really like how they looked when I wore that stuff last time, so this should mix it up. The shoes are pretty dark for a burgundy and I shined them up really well!

    Good thing I'll be in a room with a bunch of people wearing square toed shoes, bright shiny ties, pinstripe suits or black suits, and pants that puddle on the floor.
     
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    All of them.

    I applied to 45, completed applications at 42, have heard back from 10 with 3 interviews and 7 rejections. Still 30 left to go! Hopefully there will be some more movement soon. Blargh!
     
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