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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. DeSense

    DeSense Senior member

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    'Black' and 'loafer' just don't compute. The image in my head is not of the pleasing kind. Can't think of a fit where any other shade would not be better. Would you have a sample fit pic?
     
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  2. Monkeyface

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    Let me repeat myself. Navy blazer, white shirt, navy knit or grenadine, mid grey trousers and a sleek black loafer. The only substitute is burgundy loafers in that fit, but that is not as conservative.
     
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  3. jssdc

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    ^^You could sub in a black monk without hurting anything [​IMG]
     
  4. Monkeyface

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    Nah, the buckles look too affected and are too flashy in an conservative environment.
     
  5. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Maybe it's a UK vs. US thing but I'm not seeing it. Of course I also have no issue with black loafers in the evening in the context discussed.
     
  6. jssdc

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    I worked in Mayfair for a couple of years and feel like monks were reasonably common. I don't really have an opinion on whether they're more or less conservative than loafers, as I think conservativeness is as much a function of the individual shoe as its type, but I do think they're equally casual. But mainly I just dislike loafers so if I was dressed as MF described I'd be wearing monks.
     
  7. Dennis Walter

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    I was recently notified that my presence on SF was requested - i might occassionally respond to that :)

    You keep dressing fab, boys!
     
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  8. The Noodles

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    How did I do?
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  9. Christopher Essex

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    ^ I think it looks great.

    As others have said, I'd slightly extend the collar point length on any future orders on the shirts.
     
  10. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Yes, I definitely agree with you on the length of the collar point.
    Thanks for chiming in. Appreciate it.
     
  11. Monkeyface

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    Looks awesome noodles! Try it with a black tie next.
     
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  12. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Nice work Noodles. Love that Formosa.
     
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  13. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Thanks!
    Interesting that no one is telling me to do a midnight navy.
     
  14. Monkeyface

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    Works too, but I guess people want to avoid the American flag effect with that white and red striped shirt.
     
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  15. heldentenor

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    I think brown is ideal here, but an olive neat would make for a subtle but beautiful three-pattern bingo with that suit/shirt combination.
     
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  16. Murlsquirl

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    I hate that phrase....but I agree that an olive neat would look great.
     
  17. The Noodles

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    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    I wouldn't wear a knit tie with a PoW, Noodlea. Grenadine, of course, but not a knit.
     
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  19. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Completely agree here. A loafer adds a slightly more relaxed look that is an ideal compliment to a navy blazer/grey trouser outfit. I think black oxfords with a navy blazer look a bit stuffy personally. You are wearing a jacket, not a suit. No reason not to appear a bit more sporty.

    Black looks right with certain color combinations. Black is chic. It is also an ideal travel shoe since you can have it polished anywhere without concern for the patina.

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  20. GusW

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    Why not? I like the look.
     

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