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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    I am the one that offered it to Noodles at around 50% off.

    I have worn the suit about 10 times. Noodles probably just thinks I wear it all the time because every time I do, I post in WAYWRN.....because it is awesome.
     
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  2. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    O I C, awsm indeed Murl
     
  3. The Noodles

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    I still remember seeing that picture and cussing out aloud in my office. It must've been the kitchen and the granite countertop and the frying pans. white cabinets.
     
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    Mr. Six Senior member

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  5. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    I have no idea what Noodles is objecting to here.

    In any event, I’m very grateful to EliodA for his typically well-informed commentary and suggestions, and likewise to all who responded so helpfully ( @archibaldleach @Murlsquirl @EliodA ).

    Thanks, guys.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  6. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    @Murlsquirl , without a doubt this question has been asked before but I'm too lazy to re-read 1000 pages of GNAT: why would you sell that suit if it's that awesome?
     
  7. WeakMonday

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    When you guys wear a lighter colored suit... Do you eat foods that are less messy and drink say white wine over red? I was eating squid ink ramen in my solaro suit which resulted in a few bad stains and a very bad panic attack... Needless to say I spent the rest of that day finding a reputable cleaner to take care of it (fortunately Hong Kong has some decent cleaners). Should I only eat sushi in my lighter suits or should I just get dark suits/jackets from now on?
     
  8. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    This is a tricky one, but how much space should one generally allow for in jackets? I have been buying jackets with measurements between 40.3-41 and have a 38/39" inch chest - beginning to think I need to start sizing up. Hard without fit pics, I know. But tightness in the chest when I move/lift my arms isn't uncommon..

    Edit: referring to suit jackets here..
     
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  9. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    It depends. Some jackets are meant to be cut closer to the body than others so it depends upon design. Generally speaking, between 3 and 4 inches is common, I think. Some discussion can be found here:

    http://www.cutterandtailor.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2820

    Tightness in the chest can also be associated with armhole position, I believe.

    You might also run the question by the tailoring thread folk.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  10. archibaldleach

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    I don't think I've ever ordered food differently based on what I was wearing. Spilling on lighter colored suits can suck, but most stains can be taken care of if you act quickly and get the clothes to a good cleaner. Ultimately clothes are meant to be worn and enjoyed, not stop us from enjoying life and our surroundings (within reason, obviously I'm not going to start wearing a suit to the gym or to do manual labor).
     
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  11. EliodA

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    Squid ink ramen and red wine are necessities of life. I guess you should only get dark suits from now on. You can send your solaro suit to me, now that you don't need it anymore. I'll PM you my address. [​IMG]


    More seriously: take off your jacket and use a napkin?
     
  12. sebastian mcfox

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    Academic2 Senior member

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    I eat what I want and wear what I want, taking rational precautions but with full awareness that stuff happens.

    That said, some will be amused to learn that every order of a shirt from Proper Cloth comes with a form letter which includes the following advice:

    "Don't order bolognese when wearing a white dress shirt. Especially when drinking Cabernet. That's just asking for trouble."

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  14. The Noodles

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    We interrupt the following program with the follow advertisement.
    It's called 너구리 라면 or Raccoon Ramen. (No joke).
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Murlsquirl

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    Jacket length. It is "acceptable"...especially for a casual suit, but I need a L. I kept it and if Noodles doesn't buy it, I'll have it lengthened one of these days.

    I couldn't care less if he buys it or not. I love the suit and will be MTO the same one if he does. I know he needs suits, so I offered to him only. I'm either really generous or a complete idiot.
     
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  16. lukejackson

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    This is the bane of my existence. I have a very light beige/fawn jacket from corneliani, one of my favourites and too often wear it out to dinner and incidentally get drunk. I wake up hungover, palpitating with fear as I check the jacket for stains. Thankfully nothing yet...
     
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  17. EliodA

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    I see, that makes perfect sense. You're very generous indeed, certainly not a complete idiot. I guess we all know who is being just that in this thread... [​IMG]
     
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  18. The Noodles

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    I claim that title!
    (Or you could say I earned it)
     
  19. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @The Noodles , if you know what fabric you're interested in (Fresco 0520?), you can buy it directly and have it shipped to B&T. It'll probably save you a bit of money. B&T, like all tailors in Korea, upcharge the fabric a bit. They have to pay, I think, a subscription fee to have access to the fabric to begin with, so perhaps this is why.
     
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  20. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    You're the generous one, noodles is the idiot [​IMG]

    Edit: didn't read noodles reply. Noodles, just buy it!!!!
     
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