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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    It's a navy pocket square on a cream base - I thought I might try cream for a change - it's a color I never wear.
     


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    Interesting, because I actually quite liked the pocket square.
     


  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the pocket square is excellent. If that's a suit, it's an excellent fit. If odd jacket/trou, I'd need to see the pants
     


  4. jfrater

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    It is a suit - I'll try to get a full length picture :)
     


  5. The Noodles

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    The PS is silk? The color is not good.


    BAM!
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    I got the rejection email just 7 minutes after the interview.
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    Hmm. In the pic it looks like pale yellow/gold in a "wet" silk. If it's cream, then it may work better than I'm imagining.
     


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    It is silk - cream and navy
     


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    Can we try a simple white linen or is that too simple for you?
     


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    We can indeed - here you go (full length too). I think the simply linen square looks better.

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    The arms are actually even - they don't appear to be in the photo because of my watch.
     
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  10. Henry Carter

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    Not bad, but lose the shoes for some dark brown oxfords
     


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    This is hard core CBD, except the shoes. Brown shoes?
    I might be in the minority but I don't like the vest in this instance.
     


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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    An olive tie is not what I'd call hardcore CBD and the earthy tone of it lends itself to brown shoes. I asume the suit is dark grey not navy bit hard to tell on my monitor. I JF mentioned that he works for himself at home so black oxfords are really a bit much, though you could argue a 3 pce suit is too :)
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I work from home or from Starbucks a lot.
     


  14. jfrater

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    Haha knew you'd all hate the boots :) they just arrived so I wanted to try them out. I am in the city having lunch today but I do work from home - I only dress for myself.

    Suit is grey and tie is green woven with black (hober). Next time I'll do the brown shoes.

    What would you pair the boots with? I its these:

    http://cache.mrporter.com/images/products/465687/465687_mrp_fr_l.jpg
     


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    Nice. But see how they hang a bit loose and rumpled? And the tell-tale fineness of the crease suggests that it probably won't last past the first wear. In flannel I like the Minnis worsted - has textural interest + wears well, hangs like steel, holds a crease and falls cleanly.

    If only Luxire carried Minnis in lighter weghts.. be on them like white on rice.
    I like belt loops for odd trews .. looks better when the jackets off around the office etc, but side adjusters for suits. FWIW Everything else is exactly my taste.
     


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