Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    LOL - I swore it looked like the one!

    2nd LOL at the FC! It would be very interesting to see everyone with bow ties! Ha!
     


  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Thanks! I have that second pair. Amazing gloves.


    Yuppers.
     


  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    In M or L?
     


  4. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    For what it's worth, over on WAYWRN An Acute Style has posted a number of fits in which he wears herringbone gloves.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Update on "Groundhog Day."

    I have a huge gaping hole in my suits department due to my trigger-happy sell off of my 38R suits. I need more suits but not all can be Formosa suits since they're quite expensive. I guess I should consider Suit Supply or some other less expensive options.
     


  6. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    I'll stop by and look. But what he does on a daily basis is like putting a puzzle together.

    I guess if you picture it, the herringbone gloves won't go well with a CBD. Bummer.
     


  7. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Honestly, I wouldn't worry *that* much about it.

    (1) If it's cold enough to need gloves, it's cold enough to wear an overcoat or topcoat. It's how the gloves work with that, not the suit underneath, that you should think about. I do think they might not be formal enough for, say, a Chesterfield with a contrast collar. But again, that's me.

    (2) I assume you won't be wearing them *in* the office, so the only people who will see you wearing them are those who see you arrive or depart.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  8. ridethecliche

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    The point is that black/dark brown gloves go with everything.

    Side note any particular reason you're going rota for the trousers? Why not use luxire and use a pair of suit pants you like as a model?
     


  9. The Noodles

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    No particular reason.
    Zegna pants have worked out well but I am looking for something much cheaper.
     


  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So what are you thinking from B&T? Can I suggest a not quite navy suit? (Minnis fresco 520)
     


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    I though rota was comparably up there in terms of price.
     


  12. The Noodles

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    Hmmm...I am having trouble finding a swatch on that.
    But I am definitely overloaded on navy. I will puke if I get another navy.

    @gdl203
    How does the Drago fabric (used in Formosa navy birdseye suits) compare to H&S, LP, etc?
    Just curious. Thanks!
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG]

    0520
     


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    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Seksy.
     


  15. The Noodles

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    Looks baws. But don't you think I need to start looking at other colors?
     


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