Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Less about moleskin being dressy and more of it having a more substantial character.
     


  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    @Murlsquirl
    Can you gives us your thoughts on Eidos? I wud like to try them in the future.
     


  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I'm in love...the fit is great for me. They are really nice. I like everything about the jacket I have. I'll be getting many more.
     
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  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Here's Greg's cotton and wool mix....it's awesome.

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  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Unmmm since when are moleskins and cords not cotton?

    Khaki twills look good with tweed too. Also navy Blazers. That's the California tux
     


  6. in stitches

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    A classic gdl pic.
     


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    Since when do you not read the complete post? You're arguing a concession I already made.
     


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    Pantherella from Sierra Trading Post. Very good deals if you sign up for their e-coupons. Also good socks come through B&S here fairly often.
     


  9. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Senior member

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    TIL I'm terrible at folding pocket squares. I have been trying to duplicate this fold with this square from NMWA. So much fail

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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The gdl fit is one of my five favorite SF fits all time.
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Class, right there
     


  12. Isolation

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    I posted a while back about entirely cycling out chinos, but I do think cords have a place that's kind of unique. Moleskin too.

    Cavalry twill is wool right? I think them, flannels, and linen make chinos obsolete. Chinos are versatile and easy/cheap though, but I think they are generally subpar.
     
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  13. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I wear cotton trousers and wool jackets all the time. Especially with the military crease, the formality mix works quite well. The main reason I wear cotton trousers is because they're cheap. Luxire cords or canvas trousers go for $80-90. They're great for when it's raining or the streets are dirty, which happens quite often here in autumn.

    I have some chinos as well for when I'm travelling, usually in darker colours, so you don't see stains on them. They're perfect for locations where you're likely to get dirty, but still want to look somewhat respectable. Unfortunately, I haven't traveled since my time in NYC this summer, but I have 30 business days plus some bank holidays saved up for next year, so I'm planning to change that.

    This is how I dressed when we were travelling around Morocco during the beginning of this year. Temperatures fluctuated between 10 and 20 degrees, so I mostly wore navy chinos, a cotton jacket and either a cashmere polos or linen shirts depending on the temperature. Yeah, the chinos got dirty, but they only cost me $30, and a couple of washes removed most stains, so that's ok. Excuse the extremely touristy obligatory camel in the desert picture. And yes, I'm wearing dainite soled tassel loafers, perhaps the most comfortable travel shoe ever.
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    It think cost and versatility/practicality are legit reasons but also the only legit reasons.
     


  15. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks gents...good strategies etc. Helps me think about things.

    On the more theoretical question about wool SC and cotton trousers working etc., posted the question in the Lounge thread which seemed a little more appropriate.

    Murl...did you get those Drake's squares? You won't regret it, I think. PS are sort of like heroin (I would imagine) though maybe not as destructive. I would have thought 20 squares more than enough (Claghorn) but who knows...
     


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