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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    The guy who played Robocop went to my high school. He also has a PhD in art history or something from UCLA


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    Yup, I got my staples well covered, so versatility isn't something I consider too much when I buy something (though I need to have at least four combinations that it'll work with). That being said, I think the next B&T commission is going to be a blue blazer. Probably the 520 fresco. I don't have a good blue between my navy blazersuit and my blue blazersuit.
     
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    What you are all missing from your wardrobe is the iconically necessary navy chalk stripe three piece suit.

    Good news for you all, we are getting together a GMTO by Formosa through NMWA. Don't sleep on this one...you will regret it.
     


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    Probably not, but if all we cared about was versatility, you'd only own the staples. Which are nice and all, but meh.
     


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    Don't think of staples as boring, think of staples as things that would allow you to fit your newer flashy purchase into actual outfits.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I feel like I've seen you post this about 6 times. Maybe it's just me. But it seems like you have a lot of blue blazers. And this coming from someone with a lot of blue blazers.
     


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    Thanks @TweedyProf

    For the collar I was just wanting to make sure that it is SF approved. I got this shirt at the same time I got suits with skinny lapels and short jackets. I'm working on rebuilding now.
     


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    There's a balance of this. Saying something isn't terribly versatile is secondary to what you already have and what you like to wear.

    Many people here don't have to wear suits everyday or ever even. The rules are different, but SF still pushes the basics. I think the big thing about the basics is that suits are easier to pair and are a good segue into playing with SC's, but solid SC's like that aren't really all that challenging.

    I mostly liked the color and patch pockets on that jacket.

    I've been feeling like ass for the last bit anyway because I'm stressed as hell and will probably wear scrubs all day as often as possible because I don't have to think about it and let me sleep 10-15 mins more.

    Take a pic wearing the shirt with an SC.
     
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    Lol.
     


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    What's the next staple after a blue/navy blazer?
     


  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a lot of blue blazers. Not counting the navy (really midnight blue) windowpane which was intended to be a blazer but is now just a very casual suit (too dark a navy), in rotation (ignoring seasons)

    Navy blazer(suit) - wool
    Blue blazer(suit) - wool/linen
    Mid-light blue blazer(suit) - wool/linen
    Navy blazer - linen
    Bright blue odd jacket - wool/cashmere
    Light blue blazer - linen
    Navy double breasted blazer - wool
    Navy double breasted blazer - linen

    And throwing in patterns
    Mid blue windowpane odd jacket - tweed
    Mid-light blue windowpane odd jacket - linen

    And I recently gave away a blue puppytooth jacket to my dad.

    So as you can see. I NEED a proper dark mid blue blazer. Plus it'd have natural shoulders, while my other two go to blue blazers don't. I'm not a natural shoulder fanboy--I like both--but it would be nice to have the option to go natural in a staple blue.

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    RTC, nobody is saying you should only buy staples. Just have a lot of staples before you start branching out. That being said, I'm not aware of your staple situation.
     
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    One in linen and then a DB one.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Some kind of tweed IMHO.
     


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    A slightly different blue / navy blazer...

    In all seriousness, a brown tweed of some sort is lovely as a second odd jacket if you have a respectable winter.
     


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    Lol. I have all 3 plus a blue Donegal. I still think I need more.
     


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    Lets break it down in seasons.

    For Winter/Fall = Some kind of tweed. Specific patterns would help though...
    Spring/Summer = ???


    Covered. Sad though :(
     
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