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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jfrater

    jfrater Senior Member

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    Is this better?

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    Incidentally I don't actually have any light gray trousers. Can you guys suggest four pants fabrics from lucite that I should get made?
     


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  3. sugarbutch

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    I just got a look at jfrater's jacket in a full-fat pic on my computer. NOPE. Sorry, hoss, but that is an unlovely fabric IMO. Both pattern and texture leave much to be desired.
     


  4. jfrater

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    iso: I like the rusty tie better. Note how much better the combination looks with the jacket open. Try a paler blue for the shirt. I like the cream silk (?) hank with this jacket.

    jfrater: The jacket's fabric doesn't look great, at least not in this context. Is it a raw silk? The shirt pattern isn't doing you any favors in this context, either. Plus one on the rumply trousers. I like the hank with that tie.

    stitchy: Stop hating on the knittery

    re button-downs, no one needs a button-down. Ever.[/quote

    I think the jacket is wool - it doesn't say. Is there a thread that would help me know what jackets I need?
     


  5. jfrater

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    Consider it gone. How's this? It's belvest.

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    Thanks guys.

    Re Newcomer. Thanks! I agree with your comments, but I must say this (and other members on this thread have heard me ramble on this already): This is a personal choice in the sense that it is a personal personal choice as opposed to a personal aesthetic choice, but ignoring what people generally think looks good on most men, I prefer, for myself, a defined waisted and flared skirt, and a more feminine silhouette. The degree of this I want, and whether I can do this without obnoxious pulls and creases is something I plan on figuring out, but generally speaking that's something I want that I know a lot of people on SF don't, and that I'm not likely to change my mind on.

    Obviously that doesn't mean I plan to ignore everyone and never less waist suppression, it just means my end goal will not be to create something with a different kind of silhouette but rather, to create that silhouette in a more elegant manner.

    The blue shirt I was wearing actually was a small check design. Usually to pair shirts with SCs, instead of getting an OCBD I get the shirt more casual using slightly bolder checks and stripes:

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    But this coat is so busy that I thought it was not possible. You know what I really wanted to wear? A linen shirt, but of course that makes supposedly no seasonal sense, though I wonder if it is since at one point all shirts were linen. Anyway that aside, I didn't have anything that isn't spread collar that's suitable color/patternwise so.. meh.

    I do usually wear my SCs unbuttoned/buttoned based on mood situation. I guess I button when it's cold, unbutton indoors, that kind of thing? I do like to go tieless I've actually specifically tried to wear more ties because I go tieless so often and my tie game is, as you can see, very subpar.

     
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    I love your jacket btw - where does one find something similar? Here's another option with a pochette: [​IMG]
     


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    Thoughts on these jackets guys?

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    All we can really judge from that picture is fabric and pattern, but I think the top tweed and the middle dark blue check could potentially be quite good. Lighter blue is a tough look that some folks (Claghorn) pull off really well, but it's not easy and I could not do it. The jacket on the far right is probably impossible to wear well.
     


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    jf, top one looks promising indeed

    What's the details?
     


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    I have seen a pic of clag in light blue and it looks great - not sure I'm ready to try that myself yet :) I'll see what I can do with the others. I definitely need light grey pants!
     


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    jfrater, the double windowpane is okay. For me it's in the no-man's land between suiting and jacketing. It's certainly a step up from the previous jacket, though. As for the five others, perhaps the pale blue for the spring and summer. The irregular herringbone is not to my taste, but I certainly wouldn't call it tasteless. The blue check is just okay. The red check, well, if I had 50 jackets, I'm not sure that would be among them. Sorry.
     


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    jstar, I think only the brown jacket is good. That pink jacket reminds me of the curtains in my living room. [​IMG]
     
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    It's cantarelli pure cashmere. Here's a closeup

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    It's slightly warmer in color than the pic
     


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    @in stitches , I'm curious on why you don't plan on buying any off-white shirts.
     


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