Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Nice to see you mate!

    PS Good job there!
     


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    Thank you Archi and Cleav!
     




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    Mine is peak lapel, in midnight blue. I don't think shawl is necessarily easier to "dress down" than peak. It does have an overall softer look maybe, but at the same time you're wearing a lapel style that is almost exclusively reserved for dinner jackets. Most people are going to see your velvet jacket and think "fancy!" - you just have to accept that part of it. If by "dressing down" you mean wearing it with a white dress shirt no tie, I think it's no problem for either one. If you mean wearing it with a t-shirt and black jeans, if anything peak might be a little bit easier, but it's in any case a completely different look, and one for which you'd probably want a completely different jacket in fit and overall shape. I don't think the lapel will make much difference. Maybe with some looks in the middle wearing a fine knit sweater and some odd trousers. I have a shawl lapel casual DJ on the way in a few weeks though. I'll let you know if my views change after trying it out a little bit.
     


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    @mimo - any good-natured advice on what to do for a weekend in Muscat with the family?
     


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    Sure, PM me, let me know your configuration and dates, and I'd be happy to help!
     


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    On velvet jackets - the only holdover in my closet from my pre-lurking-SF days is a black velvet SB with peak lapels. I wear it on the occasional night out. Fit/shape is more in line with white shirt no tie than t-shirt, but when trying to wear it accordingly I'm always self-conscious about the pant selection and have tried something different the last 3 times I've worn it (charcoal, black denim, even a gray flannel). What's the right play here? (I'm open to, though certainly not hoping for, "burn it!!!")
     


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    WAHOO!!!

    Dapper Monday Sale going on at NMWA!!!
     


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    That is perfect, Noodles. And welcome back. :cheers:
     


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    Thanks, dude! I guess I need to start making some noise in this thread 'cus it's dead[​IMG]
    Nice coat you picked up. [​IMG]



    Looking at gloves. Opinions on either one to go with suits? Also, anyone familiar with their sizing?
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    Noodles, the suit is waiting for me to pick up at the tailor's. But it's back to being warm-ish here in SF... :(
     


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    I thought I saw that suit on WAYWRN already??? [​IMG]
     


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    For me it would depend in part on the suit. If it was a country tweed, then perhaps. For a city suit I prefer the traditional black dress glove.

    But hey, that's just me.

    Cheers,

    Ac

    P.s.: I can think of lots of odd jacket combinations where those would work, but you asked about suits.
     


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    That's my other PRL flannel chalkstripe... :nodding:

    BTW, new FC is up.
     


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