Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    What other odd jackets do you have? When do you anticipate wearing the dark mid blue blazer? V nice collection of blues btw, although light blues I've never found to work very well as jackets, at least for me.
     
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    I would say something beige/off-white-ish, with at least some linen.
     
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    I have pretty much everything covered when it comes to odd jackets (Still need a green jacket though) but I am interested in specific patterns one would consider for fall. People planning purchases or commissions start off with Navy jackets preferably hopsack or fresco but for Tweeds, what are the 3 most versatile patterns?
     
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    navy chalk stripe three piece suit


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    Agreed. A tan linen suit with patch pockets can work decently as separates too IMO.


    Herringbone, Donegal and something with a complementary overcheck.
     
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    Here is a pic with a jacket. In addition to feedback on the shirt collar any thoughts on why the amount of sleeve showing is uneven? maybe because the shirt is pulling?

    ***I know the suit jacket is far from ideal, i'm saving up for a SF approved suit.
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    I don't think there's as much "standardization" of tweed patterns like that. But if you wanted to stick to patterns that aren't that fuck-up-able, then probably like a brown herringbone, some kind of donegal, and a big check in kind of orangish, kind of like this?

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    I love that check in the forefront.
     
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    the christmas colored one?
     
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    From the distance, shirt collar is fine. You can have your MTM lengthen the points by 1/4 inch if you want them to fall under the lapel (left side looks like it might be sneaking out or just hitting the lapel).

    For blue shirts (i.e. non white, more formal shirts), I like a soft interlining (fused is ok; many here have unfused). No collar stays; I like a little flop. Pull on your shirt cuff after putting jacket on to see if they are straight.
     
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    He has certainly lived an interesting life. This is apparently about him and Sela Ward.
     
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    Yeah, I've come to the same conclusion about light blue jackets. A few white OCBD's would probably make them easier to wear. All my white shirts have spread collars. And narrow blue stripes are tricky as they are a tad dressy for a light blue jacket. Really requires the right shirt wardrobe to work.

    I'd wear that blazer all the time, same as my other two staple blue blazers. It'll be my very last solid blue blazer. Promise. Probably. For a while anyway. And it's a year away, probably,

    I have two (dark/olivish) green jackets I'm content with. A solid brown wool/silk/linen, a solid brown corduroy, a checked brown wool/cashmere, and a tweed brown.
     
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    When Greg was proposing the first Formosa MTO, he had this beautiful copper herringbone which didn't get a lot of love. That's the one I would go for, on the brown side. Will look for it later.

    I like the proposed three: herringbone, donegal, check.
     
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    like this one a lot

    this one not as much...red ends up looking too vibrant for my taste

    I'd put this one in between the first two. Red still a little vibrant, but against the darker brown background it looks better.
     

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