Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Thanks all, but you're not converging on the same answers!

    Unbel, I do think a bigger houndstooth would be better (saw one on the bus after leaving the store and thought, yep bigger/better). You don't like brighter colors in fall/winter?
     
  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Some brighter colors are good in fall/winter, but not bright blue. Think about the colors you see around in the fall/winter. Rust, violet, and whatnot.
     
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    Yeah, I know and have preference for a muted fall color scheme, but the sky, when it comes out in winter, is bright. Navy isn't much of a fall color, except I suppose in, well, the navy!

    That said, I'd never wear sky blue in the winter, or be disinclined to. Will check on how bright that blue is IRL if I press ahead.
     
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    6, but the Moonbeam version is better. Too bad they don't have that.
     
  6. TweedyProf

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    There comes a point where for a bit more, through Formosa at NMWA, a MTO might be the way to go.

    Greg once posted a really nice rich almost coppery herringbone when he was offering the first MTO. Didn't make it to the top, but I thought it was great.
     
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    ^ That's pretty much the conclusion I've reached and why I've joined a number of the GMTO's. The value proposition is pretty high, as long as the fit works.
     
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    I've come to that point...now I can't settle for much less. I am giving Eidos MTO a shot through NMWA though...nice prices.
     
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    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Glad I can just slip into RTWs with no major alterations.
     
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    Clags, something like the London Lounge houndstooth would be a nice addition to your rotation:

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    Cox, my thought: Stop sticking your hand in your pocket for pictures, dammit!
     
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    I have a brown silk-wool-linen from B&T. A number of blue linen numbers, obviously. Going to use a combination of Suit Supply and B&T (one a year) going forward.

    I like that fabric Butchy. Something along those lines. Warm. But that might be of limited use in Texas. People are still walking around in shorts and tshirts.
     
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    Sugar, I owned that cloth for about two weeks before I sold it back to someone on LL

    It's a very intense fabric, not for the faint of heart. Large scale herringbones have a very limited range in terms of versatility

    I believe Edmorel commented he didn;t like large scale herrings either
     
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    #2 is the most useful without being boring. Thats what Id kop if I was you, Tweedy.
     
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    IMO #1 = horse blanket, #2 = awsm and versatile, #3 ditto, #4 meh, #5 cool, #6 got one like that and IMO it's awsm
     
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