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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    IMO, only black shoes, a white or blue shirt, white PS. The tie is where you get to express yourself. :)
     
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  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Really?
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A silk knit black tie with a white or blue shirt.
     
  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, if you want to stay in tune with the nature of this thread.
     
  5. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    It changes hourly.
     
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  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    In all seriousness, yes, regarding the blue or white shirt and silk knit tie if you want to build a classic business wardrobe over time. The other option would be to dress this down a bit with a very nice black loafer. That is another way to "bring on the black". There is more to life than brown shoes, although I am still buying brown/tan suede currently. :)
     
  7. sebastian mcfox

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    Uh oh ;)
     
  8. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Noodles, from what I can see from the photo, the collar height looks fine. It is definitely not too high.
     
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    EliodA Senior member

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    Yup, looks right to me as well. Next time, @The Noodles I suggest to get slightly longer collar points though. Make sure they rest on your collar bone (what's in a name...). Now they appear to be floating slightly, even before wearing a tie. It probably won't be a big deal when you're wearing a jacket, but longer collar points will also give you a nice arch/roll to the collar with jacket & tie.
     
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  10. Pb924

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    @EliodA how long are we talking? I just ordered a shirt and requested 3.5" points. how long do you usually go?
     
  11. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    That's plenty.
     
  12. sebastian mcfox

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    On the subject of collar points, anyone recommend a good collar from Proper Cloth? Ordered the Stiff Presidential Spread and find the points don't quite tuck under my lapels. 6' if it helps
     
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  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Sotiris has some Roma and they look really nice. I have the Milano II and I love it....don't reccomend it for smaller guys. It's a beast of a collar.

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  14. EliodA

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    My spread collars are around 4cm high and 8.5 cm long. It depends on collar height and angle of course, but 3.5" sounds indeed plenty.
    I remember @clapeyron even used CAD software to plot the ideal collar dimensions for his Luxire shirts...
     
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  15. Pb924

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    roma spread was my last shirt purchase. stays under lapel nicely
     
  16. ridethecliche

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    I'm thinking of selling a pair of brown captoes i own since I'm not going to touch them for a couple of years...

    I have a pair of burgundy shoes I'll be able to wear with grey or navy suits etc.

    Stupid idea?

    I legit can't see myself wearing them as a student. I really wear them to work now as it is.
     
  17. The Noodles

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    Okay. We'll save the picnic attqck for another day. Thanks for chiming in on thr collars. Now can anyone suggest a good tie to go with that shirt???

    Oh no you didn't~
     
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    Black knit. Grey suit.
     
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  19. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Aren't knits square at the end? Isn't that too informal?
     
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    Howard Yount and Knottery carry triangle end knits. I own a few

    They are still informal, yes
     

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