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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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    Thanks for enlarging the pic - I don't know how otherwise I would :) I totally understand what you mean about the two herringbones - I have another blue shirt that has tiny pin stripes that might be better.
     


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    He does :) I have six pairs picked out ( three shades of grey, a brown, a blue, and s green)
     


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    How do you upload pics?


    Sounds perfect. :slayer:
     


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    I use the picture icon on the reply box on my iPhone or mac
     


  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Let's see 'em
     




  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    On the fence about the first two, but the other four are excellent choices. Though not a staple, that wool-cotton blend is very appealing to me.

    Iso, your double breasted fit is one of your better ones.
     
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    ^ Pretty much this. I don't really think Donegal is a staple for trousers (or really necessary at all for that matter). Plus the polyester content of the Donegal trousers is a turnoff for me.
     


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    Okay - I have cut the first two from the list.
     


  9. in stitches

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    Ok, cool. When you upload them, change the size to about 700 hight and width, that will solve it.

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    While not a staple, donegal pants are awesome, so its hard for me to say boo to them.
     


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    When I first started here, there was a vocal minority that claimed that the "best time for SF" was around 2007-2011. That's not quite so common a thought any more, but it's certainly there.

    Those Cutter & Tailor threads are pretty great.

    As for what you're wearing today (blue check jacket, burg tie, tan trousers, right?), I mostly like it.

    I'm not crazy about the square -- I see more blue than yellow, and it's an awfully vivid blue relative to how muted everything else is. The blue-on-blue you have going with coat and shirt is really lovely, but then adding that really vivid shade isn't great. I think a hank with a mostly yellow-ish cream ground and some burgundy in its pattern could be great. As Stitches points out, tying the hank into the shirt or tie is a good idea, and this doesn't have any relationship to the tie.

    Also it's so vivid that it falls into the big problem with blue in menswear. A very light blue (like that shirt) can be a neutral, and a very dark blue (the overcheck in the jacket) are neutrals, and a relatively desaturated blue (like the lighter blue in the jacket) is close to one. But a vivid blue is not at all a neutral, and when you combine it with two neutral blues, it makes it seem like too much overall blue. Not that anything in this paragraph is law, it's just my half-formed opinion.
     


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    Polite request: Post pics with links when listing stuff. It's unlikely that I'll click through on a list of links.
     


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    Oh cool thanks - I'll give that a try :)
     


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    Just as an FYI, jfrater and all, the wool/cotton HY trousers have light blue tacking thread on all of the belt loops. I remember when this series of trousers first came out how people claimed that it was not removable/was not easy to remove on the HY thread.
     


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