Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I cant believe it took her this long.
     
  2. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    ^^ at least there's still navy, midnight etc
     
  3. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    @Claghorn should skip the "green jacket" and go for a full green suit.

    I personally am looking into both green donegal suit and olive cotton suit to cover my fall/winter and spring/summer bases.
     
  4. ridethecliche

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    Wore a vintage BB suit to an interview today since the wool is heavy as heck and it was 15 deg when I left my apt this morning.

    Hoping to get the BBGF reweaved when I'm sure that my next warm weather interview (in miami) will be a safe time duration away...
     
  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Navy and midnight are included in blue. Brutal, I know. Stitchy, I relayed your comment and she nodded emphatically.

    Still, I'm allowed to trade for blue jackets. So I've a plan in the works. Mwah.
     
  6. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Claghorn, your wife is awesome. I was told to stop buying navy suits when she saw just 5 navy suits in my closet. And I only have 5 suits. Lol
    Looks like my next suit has to be from B&Tailors since April is approaching fast.
     
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    Christopher Essex Senior member

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    Will it be navy?
     
  8. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    After talking about navy velvet jackets, what do you guys think about this jacket? I think it might not be versatile enough with the silk lapels, making it appropriate for black tie events only. Maybe I'll have Luxire make one with self facing shawl lapels if I can find some tartan cloth on the cheap, which would be more of a smoking than a dinner jacket.

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  9. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Neither here nor there.
     
  10. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    I dunno, it's definetely "there," just "there" is on a balding fifty-something at a country club in 1956. I say that with great affection, of course.

    It would be more versatile with self lapels, but I'm still not sure how or where you'd wear it. The satin lapel limits it to the evening, for me, though probably not black tie. Honestly it would be better with open-collar white shirt and jeans (unless you have a time machine). How would you feel about peak lapels, instead of shawl, Monkeyface? Maybe hacking pockets, too (a well-matched angled pocket on a tartan jacket is a thing of beauty). For me, that would be as fun, but a lot easier to actually wear.
     
  11. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    PoW, light grey most likely.
    or just a solid light grey.
     
  12. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Grey sharkskin.
     
  13. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    B&Tailor Shark Skin Grey Suit
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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I rest my case...but I would go with a lighter shade.
     
  15. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    then why not just get the Formosa sharkskin?
     

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