Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Kira, I generally don't wear the few checked shirts of that sort that I have. I think that the gingham check is better than a solid color with little graph checks.
     


  2. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Since SuSu comes up here occasionally I thought I'd add a data point. I stopped by the NYC store today to try on the La Spalla fit. The salesman who helped me was very nice but I had to convince him to let me try on a 42. He first offered me a 40 with the unsurprising result of bowed lapels. He then offered me another jacket but didn't tell me the size. It was too tight in the shoulders, waist, and chest. When I explained what I didn't like about the fit he asked me what size I thought it was. I told him 38, which it was. At that point he gave me a 42, which I thought fit very nicely, although it needed a little cleaning up in back. He said that the trousers would have to be taken in too much in the waist, which I was skeptical about but didn't argue. He also said that I have "old school taste." It was clearly well intentioned so I took it as such. Plus, he was wearing a pretty badass three-piece with a double breasted vest, which looked cool even if it was probably a size small at least. Anyway, here's a photo of the 42 La Spalla with t-shirt and jeans, cuz that's how I roll on vacation. (Sorry it's blurry. My iPhone is having trouble with info using at a distance and I have had a chance to get it fixed/replaced yet.)

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  3. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Looks good, but you need a long not a regular.
     


  4. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Some fascinating perpectives here. It had never even occurred to me that LabelKing was paying homage to an era. I can see it now though.

    There is some serious distortion going on here, probably in the mirror you used to take the shot. Human hands do not look like that, unless you have some weird syndrome, in which case you should go MTM.

    Therefore very difficult to offer any sensible comment on this, other than to say the fit across shoulders and chest looks ok.
     


  5. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Iso, you should look at Kilgour. Their new collection is pretty gender neutral and minimalistic in an almost futuristic way. They've done away with many of the traditional details. A vertical slit on the seam instead of a chest pocket for example, no obsolete buttonholes, etc.

    It looks pretty cool and it's a style that would probably work better with the sort of waist suppression you're looking for. They're also supposed to be a pretty decent bespoke tailor, so that means they'll be able to line up the patterns for you and make sure there aren't any wrinkles. A bit more expensive than HK tailors though.
     
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  6. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Kira, I have no issues with those checks. I have a small graph check shirt that I wear pretty often and it has been in the 20 thumb thread a few times I think.

    Murl, that lilac/white striped shirt from NMWA is amazeballs. Want so hard.
     


  8. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    That is nice. I'd hit that.

    In other news, the DC metro area weather forecasters absolutely botched the snow forecast. Initially, they were calling for less than an inch. Then when it started snowing, they changed it to 4-6 8inches over night. What the heck? Accidents and abandoned cars everywhere.
     
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  9. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Kop so fast.

    NOODLERS, you all get to help me choose a fabric for a new Eidos SC I won from RMHC auction. The swatches are here and I will upload pics in a few hours.
     


  10. ridethecliche

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    Oh my gosh, I love the slim 60's silhouettes. The flare of the 70's doesn't really appeal to me all that much though.

    @Isolation , maybe you'll find some inspiration from the threads that @Kira listed?
     


  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I need money so fast first. :(


    :slayer: :lurk:
     


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  13. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    NICE!
    Me too. Which is why I will be on Penn Ave.
     


  14. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Am I the only one around these parts who does not think a brown tie is a top 5 core staple?
     


  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Butchy's recs are pure CBD whereas mine are more iGent CBD.

    Surprised you didn't include a navy pindot. I'd put that over a navy neat for pure CBD.
     


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