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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Spandexter

    Spandexter Senior member

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    Yes, we just arrived in Uluwatu. It's gorgeous. Since being here I've come to the conclusion my wardrobe is seriously lacking in linen shirts.

    My wife is from Jakarta and she has no interest in going there so it's just bali this time. I appreciate the offer though.
     
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    Sitting in the 421 right now. Reading this made me chuckle. People looking at me weirdly. All is fine.
     
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  3. DeSense

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    This raises so many big Qs and eye brows. :D
    For instance, you wear shorts and flippies? Wow.
    And then I can't help but wonder what you would show someone visiting Jakarta. Please let me know. (Not Monas, I assume.)


    And that's funny as mine is too, and she shares the same sentiment very much.

    +100 on linen shirts. check out NMWAs Inglese offering. The s/s15 drop is ongoing right now.
     
  4. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Yeah, Uluwatu is great. I can understand why your wife has no interest to come to Jakarta, though....

    That makes 3! And my wife doesn't like Jakarta very much either. It's that we're kinda stuck here due to my work, but whenever we have the time, we try to get out of the city.
    So, as for showing someone around in Jakarta, it would be to bars and restaurants. Not much else to do here....

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Looking good Elio :nodding:

    Won't be many of us wearing shorts and flips in Blighty today!
     
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    Coxsackie Senior member

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    ^ That is one cute kid you have there, Elio.
     
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  7. DeSense

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    Very much so.
    (Or simply: "This" in stitchy language)


    Hey! Is that the Hyatt in Nusa Dua?
    And looking swell in that gear, as always.

    Yep, meant it in a 'pray tell' kind of way. As you know, just left and I'm not too sad about it. Hope your endeavours will lead you to greener pastures in future. ;)
     
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  8. EliodA

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    Thanks, mate. But you get to wear tweed, I miss that!

    Thanks, I guess it's obvious she doesn't have her good looks from her father [​IMG]

    Thanks a lot, and well spotted. That is the Hyatt indeed.
    There's a chance that we'll be moving back to Holland by the end of this year. However, though my wife may dislike her hometown, she positively hates the cold weather. So I have some convincing left to do...
     
  9. Academic2

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    I've got one:

    [​IMG]

    I picked it up when it was on sale for around 40 USD. The fabric is stiffer than any other grenadine I own and in that respect it's my least favorite. However, as you can see, you can ultimately get a decent knot out of it, it just takes more time. Oh, it's also a bit narrower than some. Double check the width before buying.

    Finding the exact shade of anything is difficult, so if you like the look I see no reason not to buy it. Just don't expect to get much pleasure from the sheer feel of the thing, like you would from, say, a Drake's.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  10. heldentenor

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    My most recent CT tie--a wool/silk blend PoW--nearly ripped in half along the back side of the front blade after a couple of wears. I still wear their shirts from time to time because $30 US is highway robbery for a decently made cotton shirt, but I think the ties are less promising.
     
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  11. EliodA

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    Ehmmm, quite. [​IMG]

    Thank you for the valuable feedback, gentlemen. I think I'll give it a miss and keep looking for a better alternative.
     
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  12. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    @Academic2 that's a nice tie. Almost skipped on chipp grenadine ties coz of some feedback. I care less about stiffness as long as you can get a decent knot.
     
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  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wow. Go away for a couple of days, and all hell breaks loose. I was actually in the Land of Stitch and Noodles, but had no free time.
     
  14. Academic2

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    I'm imagining this as like the Land of Milk and Honey but with better clothes and worse food ...

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh, the food was awful. Trust.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The clothes were awful, too. Slacks-n-DressShirts[​IMG]
     
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  17. Murlsquirl

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    You went to the wrong places, my man. DC area has some good food.
     
  18. WeakMonday

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    If only the DC food scene would strive to surpass "good food."
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm welching. The only gray suit I have is a very smooth light gray one. It looks terrible. I tried. But I'm welching. I can't wear this as an orphan. It's just so, so terrible.
     

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