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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    @bourbonbasted

    @in stitches

    Found some blue windowpane jackets in an old Attolini lookbook. The navy one still rubs me the wrong way

    I like this one the most

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    Meh

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  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    First and third rock so hard. I feel meh about the green and the navy with white pane. It would be awesome as a casual jacket though.
     
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    The shoulders seem so strangely structured in these - why is that?
     


  5. Monkeyface

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    Surely you meant to say you have a big wardrobe compared to the average person? I think you really overestimate the amount of money the average person spends on clothes.

    Most guys I know have 3-4 suits, no blazers or odd trousers, 10 shirts, 5-10 ties and 3-4 pairs of shoes, and they all make $200k+ without any children or a mortgage. They'll have maybe 2 or 3 pairs of jeans or chinos, a couple of sweaters, t shirts and OCBDs for casual wear, and that's about it.

    The realization that I've been spending at least double, if not triple, the amount of my peers, has made stop buying for a while now. Technically, I could afford it, I make plenty of money, but the cost doesn't justify the benefit for me anymore.
     


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    Stitchy it's perfect timing to get in on the Formosa GMTO navy chalk stripe!
     


  7. Mr. Six

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    Flannel odd jacket and flannel odd trousers: too much flannel? OK if there's some textural difference? OK period? I'm over-thinking this?
     


  8. PCK1

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    You can never have enough flannel except in the case of bespoke undergarments.
     


  9. Isolation

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    Guys guys guys, this isn't CM or very SF-ish, but what do you guys think of these fashion walkway whatever outfits? I'm having a disagreement with someone.

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    The shoes are disgusting.
     


  12. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    They all look like they have just escaped from some kind of asylum, having just stolen only half of a visitor's outdoor clothes.

    And plus one on the shoes.
     


  13. Isolation

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    I think white sneakers are fine things. They are obviously extremely staple on the SW side of the forums, it seems narrow minded to just cast them all as terrible. Obviously not a CM item. I actually find the top three combinations to work surprisingly well in a way that defies general CM thought (black trousers, white shoes and camel trousers). They give a very comfortable/soft fall feeling, seems very harmonious.

    I'd just bought 3 pairs of sneakers =P No white sneakers, though. I am tempted get some spectators for white trousers in summer, but I mean, if you have to weigh between white sneakers and spectators, surely the latter is more ridiculous.
     
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  14. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Enjoy your tennis, but not in a camel coat. Xx

    Also, spectators are wonderful for summer casual. And can be worn with trousers. So there.
     
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    I like the individual pieces in the outfits, might not necessarily wear them in that combination, but I like the clothes.
     


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