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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    Cheap-ish collars and/or collars with edge stitching a bit back from the edge of the collar fabric will do that every time, unless pressed by a cleaner or ironed fastidiously.
     


  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    So I was listening to Pink Floyd's new "album" and found this:

    There's a song called Noodle Street!!!! Coincidence? I think not!!!

     
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  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Thanks you all for the birthday wishes!
     


  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Straight up question: what is most missing in my wardrobe? Trying to figure out a direction to expand in.

    I have some thoughts.
     
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  5. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    colors other than blue. suits. I've often thought, 'Claghorn needs grey in his life'.
     
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  6. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Thoughts?
     


  7. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    2 on the outside. that red deco is OTT
     


  8. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    I like all of them. I'm like that.
     


  9. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I suspect Pliny's on the money. The red overcheck jacket is just a bit too Bozo-the-tele-evangelist. It's almost really cool, but just goes a bit too far and crosses the line into farce.

    The grey one has a really nice fabric texture but I think it might be an inch or so too short. Here's a side shot (alas, not very clear):

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    Here's a fabric close-up:

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    These jackets are all from Italy, using Italian fabrics, well constructed and exceptionally cheap. Which shouldn't be a consideration of course. Brands are Lardini and Sartore.
     


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    PCK1 Senior member

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    a green casual suit.
     


  11. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Share your thoughts. How about some greys. I thought you said that you were content with what you have and will focus on working with what you already have.
     
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  12. kulata

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    Jackets - Patterned jackets in earth tones (Brown, Rust, Green). Neutral colors (Grey)
    Pants - Flannels (Taupe, Cream, Beige), Cotton and/or Linen (All)
    Shoes - Nobody knows what the f* u wear. Suede Chukkas
    Ties - Sell some neats and get more knits
     


  13. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    I have a few thoughts, but have you done an inventory to figure out exactly what you have? Also, are you looking to keep your style relatively consistent or move into a new direction (e.g. more suits, less odd jackets, etc.)?
     


  14. New Shoes1

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    Regarding @ridethecliche 's collars, I think he has two problems. The first is the absence of collar stays for that shirt. I have several CT shirts and would never wear them without collar stays. For what it's worth, I'm in the process of switching from CT to Luxire for my shirts as there is not much difference in cost for many of the fabrics.

    The second issue has to deal with RTC's muscle/weight gain and the appearance that some of his jackets may not fit as well as they once did. I think part of the reason RTC's collars get so much discussion are less than optimal choices that are highlighted by jackets that seem to have collar gap or similar fit issues. As you get bigger, you may need to reconsider what fits you best.
     


  15. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Is there a guide on how a jacket should fit?
    I have noticed that 50R fits like a jacket that you would put on.
    Very roomy. Loose.
    48R jackets fit me more tightly and not like a jacket.

    Hope I am making sense to someone out there.
     
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