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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  2. Isolation

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    The square is actually navy with hints of dark purple, charcoal, and olive in the paisey.

    Why is that tie color not useful? I was thinking it could go well with a brown/charcoal jacket. Just wondering generally about ties for that color.

    I'll probably go by the shop some time, I'll see if I can swap it for a different one, since it was multibuy discount, but it might be tough since the selection is mostly filled with awful ties.
     
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    That tie is the best piece.
     


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    Debate in the noodles thread!
     


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    I like the wooly gray tie, and the darker square, but they're not super versatile.

    Question for the thread: cool weather, medium tan wool trousers that will keep a nice crease. Cav twill, whipcord, or tan flannel?
     


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    Cavalry twill. Super comfortable, underrated, and a nice contrast if most of your fall-winter trousers are already flannels.
     


  7. Isolation

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    Well fwiw it only costs 20 extra because of the discount, I kinda think they are good in some scenarios and I don't have similar.

    Anyway someone asked me for photos of an overcoat so I thought I'd crosspost here for comments, including pictures of my flannel DB:
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  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    The question isn't "do I like the way X looks?" The question needs to be "will I like the way X looks when worn? Will others, unbiased, like the way X looks when worn?" That gray tie is nice. No question there. But it is only nice in isolation. It is so light that it will only really work against a white shirt. And the contrast between the shirt and tie will be too little, and that between the shirt and jacket too great, that it won't look good. Ideally, you don't want a giant difference between the degree of the two contrasts. But you're going to get it with that tie.
     


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    Those are good points. Do you not think it'd work with a white/off-white/lightcream shirt and a solid chocolate SC? That's something I have in hopsacck and linen and how I imagined wearing it. I also thought it might work with my charcoal gunclub. Those seems to contrast with the tie while still working with a light shirt.
     


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    Why the heck is everyone arguing here on the first day of 2015???

    I friggin don't understand why we don't get tomorrow off....

    I am not much of a tie person. I don't see "I need to have that!" Kind of ties.
     
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    1. It will look great with a white (or light blue) shirt and mid-gray suit.
    2. It will look great under a sweater worn over heavy chinos, moleskins, or flannels.
    3. I get the point that in this thread something needs to be universally versatile to not confuse those that need the most help. With that framework, I agree, it isn't the best tie.
     


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    Ah yes I forgot, I think it'd look great under sweaters too.
     


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    Don't tease us with headless shots Iso - enquiring minds want to know if you're still sporting that egregious pudding bowl haircut or not. If not, these pics look very creditable but any points attained with these decent looking threads will be negated if you are still the Asian Bieber. :D
     


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    It's worse than last time:


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    In my defense I had a hairdresser's appointment on new year's eve but they had to cancel.

    Speaking of which, I think the way the clothes were packed has ruined some of the shaping of the suit, especially the lapel roll =[ what to do? Try with iron?
     
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    While I think this is a well-made case, I'm especially fond of a white or off white shirt, a very light-colored repp tie, and a navy blazer. I also think a light-colored, low-contrast shirt and tie can look good under a dark suit. especially a DB or three-piece.

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