Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. sugarbutch

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    It's not at all versatile, but it's great for winter black tie.
     


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    Indeed. Why not?
     


  3. Christopher Essex

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    +1

    Save B&Tailor for something Greg isn't carrying with Formosa. Perhaps your first odd jacket? A navy blazer? :stirpot:
     


  4. Monkeyface

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    Yeah, country club kind of describes it, except not balding and fifty-something, and it's in the city. I spend many a rainy Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening in hotel bars, members clubs and cocktail bars. London is perhaps one of the few cities where such a jacket wouldn't be out of place. Jeans aren't even allowed in some places, not that I was planning on wearing it like that.

    I was thinking of getting it with some drape, and perhaps completely unlined, sleeves included, so that it'll be very comfortable to wear. When it comes to the fabric, a tartan appeals to me as a sort of reminder of my time in Scotland, but a navy or midnight blue might be more versatile. I do like the idea of wide shawl lapels (shaped like TF lapels) and jetted pockets. It would be the perfect bar jacket, not as formal as a dinner jacket, not as standard as a navy blazer, and not as informal as a cardigan or jumper.

    Anyway, this is just an idea, as I'm in the process of making a list of things to buy over the next couple of years. Communists aren't the only ones with 5 year plans.
     


  5. Murlsquirl

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    Because you said you wanted a suit from B&T. The Formosa sharkskin from NMWA is the exact shade I would go with, but I thought you wanted the bespoke "experience". If not, get the Formosa!
     


  6. The Noodles

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    I think it makes sense to everyone to get from B&Tailor something that I cannot get from Formosa.
    The sharkskin would be nice but it would make more sense to just get it from NMWA.
    I am so done with navy colours.
     


  7. Murlsquirl

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    How about a mid grey fresco then? Like what I'm wearing today...

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  8. The Noodles

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    That looks like a light grey. Must be the lighting.

    I want a pow suit in non-flannel.
     


  9. Murlsquirl

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    It's on the lighter side of mid grey.

    Get a PoW from B&T then. Better yet, make it a three piece!
     


  10. The Noodles

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    I does not like them 3 piece suit
     


  11. Monkeyface

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    You're crazy. Why not? Don't say because it makes you look old. This is beautiful:
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  12. The Noodles

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    Them vests is making me look old.
    No one in my office wears vests.
    Vests seem unnecessary
     


  13. Academic2

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    Your office sucks.

    Cheers,

    Ac ([​IMG])
     
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  14. ridethecliche

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    Noodles has something seriously wrong with him. I think his brain is defective and he should ask for a new one for christmas.
     


  15. The Noodles

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    Every men in my office could use some help frOM SF. This is a place whee people don JosABanks suits with no shame and spend over $100 on alterations on JosASuits. I have trIED to tell them it does not make sense to invest over $100 when the suit is $150-$200
     


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