Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    This is what I was looking at:


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    I really don't know about folding PS's so I just picked ones based on preference of look and tried to get some that included complimentary colors.
     


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    They look more like the 25 ties that you would take to an island and use for fire. [​IMG]
     


  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well how else am I supposed to cook my freshly slaughtered Rudals?


    I really don't know about folding PS's so I just picked ones based on preference of look and tried to get some that included complimentary colors.
    First two are home runs. The second set are a bit smaller in scale, and you've already got something with a lot of green, so maybe just the orange?
     


  4. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    How about todays look?

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  5. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    You would spend a lot of time wondering why you didn't pack any shirts. :)

    Nice set. I might play.

    Focus on the now. When they do come, you deserve a weekend in New York, gorging yourself on fitting sessions with NMWA, Panta, Howard Yount, Epaulet, and every other SF-affiliate within fifty miles. BUT for now: no mail order. At all. Just ties, and we're done there for now. I want a full report on your Washington suit shop odyssey, with pictures, by midnight Saturday your time. You hear me?
     


  6. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Not bad at all - good mix of colours and tones, and with a couple of whiteys I think you've got a winning kit there. But get the Wang one with the big wave too...or something else quirky. It's good for the soul.
     


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    Rudals Senior member

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    Yes, sir!
    Don't worry, Uncle Nemo! There's no way in hell I'll be ordering a suit online unless I am comfortable with the vendor and have past experience. I am going up to NYC in April with her so I will drag her along and keep her away from that area where they only sell overpriced [email protected]
     


  8. in stitches

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    i hate to break the news, but pretty much no untextured solid simple worsted wool suit will illicit that reaction. also, your next suit should be gray.
     


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  10. Monkeyface

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    You shouldn't see it as matching/complementing just your tie with your square. See it more like complementing your whole outfit with your hanky. It's perfectly fine to wear a square that has no colours in common with your tie, or the rest of your outfit. For example, a navy suit, light blue shirt, brown tie and a green PS might look fantastic together.

    Of course complementing just your tie isn't wrong at all, but there are different levels of complementation(?). Foo, whatever you may think of him, is great at this.
     
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  11. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    I always liked the ND Cathedral and to see it in a PS is cool, not sure if it's a good pick but this would be my "quirky" pick?

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    Quirky is about what you love. Go for it!
     


  13. in stitches

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    clags, i am sorry but i hate the BB criss cross stripe tie. :(

    jr, i like #1 a lot, the rest dont inspire me much.
     


  14. TweedyProf

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    Yes, "complement" is pretty vague here but I agree with your points. I was figuring JR wearing his new navy suits so the anchor point on which to choose the square will be largely determined by his tie (and I agree green/brown can be a good way to go). I'm assuming JR will wear a light blue shirt!

    I'd be interested in looking at Foo's first five pics in the good taste thread and discussing them here. They were good examples. Sure, they were talked about, and certainly by some who are hanging around here, but not all of us weighed in, and they were interesting, considered choices.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The Altea? Yeah. It's up there for emotional reasons. I love wearing it though, but it's not worn much. Ties an amazing knot though. It caused me to buy a few other Alteas...none ever lived up to that.


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    Also take note: I wear a lot of navy jackets, gray or brown trousers, and blue or blue striped shirts. This is evident in my selection of 25.
     


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