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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    I think there's a definite place for some structure as an alternative to soft shoulders, particularly in a DB. I agree on switching the buttons (are you thinking lighter horn or something else?), but I'd wear it happily otherwise.
     
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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member

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    Monkeyface, not sure if you were being facetious, but the sun was out! Beautiful.

    Noodles, leave your pants alone.

    Elio, the gorge looks fine to me.
     
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  3. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Dankjewel [​IMG] Glad to see you enjoyed your time in Amsterdam.
    What do you think about the silhouette of the jacket, too short? Too blocky? With SB jackets/suits, I know exactly what look I'm aiming for and how to achieve that, but with DB I'm a complete n00b...
     
  4. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    The gorge is a bit low but probably not too bad on it's own. At least in that pic the buttons look a bit high. In combination with the gorge the jacket looks off to me. It really might be the photo, though.
     
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  5. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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  6. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    +1.

    Noodles, spend less time having picnic attacks about your clothes and more time wearing and enjoying them.

    Elio, I think the jacket looks great. DBs can be a bit shorter than a comparable SB. Swapping the buttons does sound like a good idea, though.
     
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  7. ajc2162

    ajc2162 Senior member

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    Elio, I also think the jacket looks nice. In this case, I don't think it really matters about the height of the gorge - I think you have a DB that fits you well and just looks good on you.
     
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  8. Count de Monet

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    How casual are you thinking? If very casual, and if a "technical" jacket is among what you'd consider, I'd heartily recommend the Arcterex Theta AR. You WILL stay dry.

    On the other hand, if "casual" in a more dressy "I'm viewing my grounds with my hounds" sense, I don't think most here would care for the look. In my own practice, if my Theta would be too casual for the rest of what I'm wearing, I just grab an umbrella.

    Regarding military hems, it doesn't speak well of my local alteration persons but the best job I got was over the phone. I ordered a pair of cavalry twills from O'Connell's and rolled the dice by having them do the hem. I specified I wanted a cuff with about a 3/4" drop from front to back and an inseam of X inches right at the seam. They are perfect. I guess I respectfully disagree with the notion a cuffed hem can't be done well if slanted.
     
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  9. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Thanks for all the feedback, gentlemen. I really appreciate it! [​IMG]
     
  10. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Beyond plain white and blue shirts, what is the most practical color/pattern for CBD?
     
  11. Murlsquirl

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    Lots of blue/white variations....micro check, graph check, blucher stripe, pencil stripe, university stripe, etc.
     
  12. Ambulance Chaser

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    White/blue stripes and checks. Preferably on the thinner side.
     
  13. Murlsquirl

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    You make it home? Still coming to the dinner tonight?
     
  14. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member

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    Blue stripes on white ground
     
  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member

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    Dinner is up in the air at the moment. I'm hoping to go to the trunk show early, between my kids' soccer games.
     
  16. Darkside

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    These are a similar model to the Loake, and ship from the US.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. bmwahba39

    bmwahba39 Well-Known Member

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    soldout.

    I was thinking of picking up a pair of used AE Byrons. Any thoughts on that shoe?
     
  18. Darkside

    Darkside Senior member

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    You can email Andrew to see if he'll restock anytime soon.

    When I started learning about shoes on this site, I think I did what most new people do and bought a bunch of pairs of AEs, since they're readily available and often heavily discounted. I just got done selling 3 pairs of them on eBay because I realized I don't like their shape and it doesn't go well with my aesthetic.

    These "Byrons" look like they're the same as the 5th Avenue, which is a variation of the Park Ave, which a lot of people criticize for the stubby captoe. FWIW, my PA is one of the shoes I was most eager to sell.
     
  19. bmwahba39

    bmwahba39 Well-Known Member

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    That's a good point, I actually do agree on the shape of most AE's.

    However, I am on a budget here (highschool student lol), and I wanted to buy a nice pair second handed. Any recommendations on a pair I can get for around $100-150 used? Loake etc?
     
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