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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Yep.
     
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    still don't like it. for my personal taste, that same exact outfit would look nicer if the collar was not button down.
     
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    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    I like the look of BD and tie...I just can't ever bring myself to do it. Same goes for loafers.

    Not really, Noodles.
     
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    Saw that on FB. Greg, can you explain the small (and maybe oddly positioned) boutonniere?
     
  6. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I'm not sure I see anything that needs explaining. Different seamstresses and tailors make different lapel buttonholes. Some are very long, some are smaller; some are very straight, some are angled; some are very closed, some gape open; some are incredibly ornate and precise, others are a little more rugged. Each has its own character, nothing that can be explained.
     
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  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I see button downs and knit ties as a natural pairing. Both casual expressions of something generally more formal.
     
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  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    The button hole? Formosa has some pretty small button holes. Here is one of mine for comparison:

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    I thought this one was pretty small, but then I looked at my others and they are all unique. I even texted a picture to Stitch and he said, "looks hand made". That pretty much sums it up.
     
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  9. europrep

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    I agree it is the natural pairing, my taste just happens to be unnatural regarding this one.
     
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    I love BDs and ties. I guess I am in the minority. Can you tell me about that shirt :).

    i may have to buy, well, that whole combo.
     
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    I like bd collars with some less formal ties too: paisleys, certain prints, maybe schlubby ties..

    I don't get the hate. it's one of those SF things...
     
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    oh, I thought I was in the minority on that one. guess I haven't been around here long enough
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I tend to dislike bd collars with ties in general, with some rare exceptions. A linen suit, a cotton suit/jacket or something similarly casual and not intended to be professional looking, are some of those exceptions. I think that linen suit and knit tie would look equally nice with the same shirt in spread - but it would be missing that leisurely angle to the look.
     
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    I guess it's a new england thing?

    Vox has said more on this matter than I will ever be able to so I defer to things he's written.
     
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    It's a Murica thing....started by Brooks Brothers in the late 1800's.
     
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    I love Murica. I hate BD collars with ties. I love them without ties.
     
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    There's nothing better than an Oxford cloth shirt with a semi-spread collar. I have one from Luxire and want about six more. "All is for the best, and the best of all possible worlds."
     
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    So, you're calling me a philistine? :)
     
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    I'm weirded out by all this BD hatred.

    There was ample discussion on this very subject in the (now largely defunct) CBD thread, and it was agreed that BD collars with suits were acceptable, especially in America.

    Just like strongly patterned/coloured shirts with suits are acceptable in the City of London.

    (Assuming always of course, that all other variables are chosen impeccably well.)
     
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