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'm not sure if there is a good horizontal twill, but the rows are far too thick in that one that you pictured, that is the main problem with it.
     


  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    kira, the problem IMO starts with the shirts you've selected. Both are too saturated, and the peach/pink is just not very versatile.
     


  3. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Agree with SB. Picking out ties to go with a shirt versus ties that look good in general is a mistake.
     


  4. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    Why not start with a few plain grenadine and knit basics? Navy, dark brown, silver / grey, burgundy, black (knit or grenadine) etc?
     
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  5. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    navy reppe silk...the one tie everyone should own.
     
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  6. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    While I do think you’re being very smart in selecting ties on the basis of how well you think they would work with other items in your wardrobe (a lesson it takes everyone some time to learn), I wonder if you might not be better off thinking more about how well they would work with your suits and jackets (and the contexts in which you typically wear these, of course) and less about how well they would work with a a couple of shirts.

    Just being cold-bloodedly practical. [​IMG]

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  7. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Anyone familiar with Billy Reid stuff?
     
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  8. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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    Interesting and reasonable opinions. I did not consider the whole look, but rather from two pieces.

    EDIT: When I order more shirts, I'll be sure to not do this again. There's always room for improvement!
    Ha! I barely saw any of those solid colors! I'm on the lookout for them though.
    +1

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    Thanks for the honest opinions, gentlemen. I'll be sure to consider these responses and search other threads while I look around for more ties!
     
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  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Kira, I think you misunderstood the homework assignment ^^

    Ten ties you'd like to own. This meant for each tie, you'd still own the other nine. I'm sure that you wouldn't want 10 navy ties.

    The variety helps us understand your tastes (consistent preferences across different ties); it also makes for a more edifying exercise.
     


  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Noodles, Billy Reid is decent stuff...typical Nordstrom type quality level. Alpaca is a cool fabric. The sweater fits you really well.
     


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    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Thx murl.
    I am quite surprised at its price given its quality. It's good. Wife gave me this as my birthday present. Now if I can get her to buy me the P.o.W suit...
     


  12. Murlsquirl

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    Happy Birfday!
     


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    The Noodles Skid Fu

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  14. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Today was a good dress up day. Work holiday party.

    I wore a 3 piece navy suit with a pink shirt and the green with white pindot tie. Looked awesome. Only have a shitty cell phone bathroom mirror pic :/
     


  15. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    So post your shitty pic already.
     


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