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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    @JIMB do you always stand as in those suit pics or are you trying to stand up "straight" for the camera?
     


  2. ridethecliche

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    I actually like that leather trench. Shrug.
     


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    All is good thanks, super busy this time of year with work and finally closed and moving to my new house Friday. I do miss being on here.
     


  4. in stitches

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  5. akoustas

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    Leather Trenches are cruising awfully close to Steven Seagal Territory.

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    I'm requesting some GNA. Thoughts on the fit of this jacket and the combo with the gray pants. Also, does the jacket look dated? It's extremely hard finding CM stuff for me given my size so I don't expect fit to always be 100%, although lurking on SF makes being ok with things being off extremely difficult. Appreciate any feedback/critiques y'all can give me!

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  7. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    The jacket doesn't look bad IMHO. The gorge is a little lower than the current fad, but not as low as the 80's fad. It fits you pretty nicely. The combo is not working though.
     


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    @rms340, I think the jacket is fine. It could work with grey pants, but a lighter shade ideally in flannel would be much better. I can also see that jacket working with tan or very light brown trousers (moleskin / flannel). The tie looks a bit too much like a suit tie for my taste; something a bit more rustic would probably work better with the jacket. Light blue shirts will work well with the jacket too.
     


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    Agree with Unbel and archibaldleach. I have a nearly identical SC--is yours a Corneliani?--and love it, but I'm discovering that wearing it well takes some finesse. Light tan/wheat/fawn trousers are the ideal color match here, with light gray a close second. For me, the tie works but it would work better with lighter trousers; as it stands, the tie/trouser combo is a lot of dark against a dark SC. A rust grenadine would be a spectacular tie for this SC.
     


  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I don't want to spoil it, but Oldboy might be worse. I mean, it isn't. Because one is a porn. But it isn't just the sex itself that makes Oldboy inappropriate for watching with parents.
     


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    Yay, glad to hear I have one piece of fitting clothing :) I personally like the first two jackets, the eidos and Canali, but I'd be interested to hear from @kulata if the shoulders are too soft. The Canali is actually a 42L kei, basically sized up because of the normally trendy fit. I'll try to snag those on sale and replace the too-short cotton one.

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    Will try to relax in the future, wanted to make sure to get an accurate fit shot.
     


  12. ridethecliche

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    Yeah, they usually look awful, but the one iso posted is slim and shorter so it works. If I was to buy a leather jacket, it would be a moto racer for starters.
     


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    You my friend underestimate the richness of Monsieur Seagal's collection.

    I'm sorry but that would be my immediate reaction if I saw that. A moto/riding jacket is great between seasons or on a chillier summer evening. A long leather jacket is too warm for most occasions and too light for the winter....plus you'll inevitably look like this.


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    The Eidos and the Canalis are a good start but I'd prefer the Eidos to have a touch more width in the shoulders and more length (Perhaps try a L?). I'm not really feeling the Samuelson and Carusos for different reasons. Samuelson is too short and the back needs major work. The Caruso just doesn't look good on you for whatever reason. The suit length is on the very short side of normal to me but I prefer long jackets. Tips on how to resolve your posture since fixing that will clean up all your jackets at the back. The bridge and hip flexor stretch are particularly very effective. Speaking from experience :D
     
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    Sweet, thanks for the feedback. Adding in this, bird dog, bridges, and Agile 8 into my exercise routine.
     


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