Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    I have no beef with a gray SC, but that one's a very cool gray. I still the the PS is too vivid, which is the biggest problem with it.

    People like the weirdest things. I think the only thing of mine that got into the 20+ thread involved tan balmorals, an odd jacket, a large-scale paisley tie, and cranberry-colored corduroys.

    But I think one natural, relaxed full length (not such an easy photo to make, but practice helps) and one close-up would serve better a torso shot and an oddly cropped full length. That would probably be likely to get good feedback.
     
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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    The boots are fine, jfrater, just not with that suit.

    Sorry about the job rejection, Noodles.
     
  3. mezentius

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    Hi chaps, looking for a plain olive tie, sort of like what jfrater posted. Similar colour, but with either minimal or irregular texture - so grenadines are out. There was a nice twillish silk swatch which Vanda sent me a while back, but I assume they're out of the fabric as I can't find the tie on their website anymore. More silk than wool, 3.5 inches or wider. Any ideas?
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Jfrat, that full length fit is your best yet. Agree that the shoes are wrong there, but the top block combo is on point.

    Sorry bout the no go on teh job, Noodle man. : (
     
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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Soooo, both of the dang staple navy cloths from Edios are out of stock. Back to the drawing board.
     
  6. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Don't worry about me folks.
    I knew it was a long shot anyways.
    And I am at a good place.
    But I jUST wanted mo dough for mo Formosa...
     
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    El Oh El
     
  8. ridethecliche

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    I kinda like this. Wish the tie was a little wider though.
     
  9. The Noodles

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    How many gents in the east coast still wear their jackets? I have ditched mine for sweaters and thick coats.
     
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    What's the difference between a jacket and a thick coat?

    Are you referring to suit jackets or to overcoats or what?
     
  11. LoKey

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    The last couple of days have been brutal. 3/4 length topcoat, heavyweight wool sweater, OCBD, and homemade XL scarf with flannels or tweed trous, merino wool socks and insulated boots.

    Random question: Does it make sense to extend trouser linings down the full length of the leg for additional warmth? I was thinking about doing that for my tweed fabrics anyway because of the rough texture, but slightly more insulation would be great too. I love walking to work, but the last 1/4 mile was torturous yesterday. Help me avoid long johns, folks.
     
  12. ridethecliche

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    Why not just get leg warmers to wear between your ankles and knees and take them off when you get to work? They'd fit under your pants and wouldn't be visible.
     
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    Late to the party but a resounding amen to that, on both accounts. Just waiting for the tobacco fresco to make an appearance.
     
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    4 years removed from a lifetime in the south and I'm still acculturating. Didn't know such a thing existed. I'll look into it but still curious about any downsides to extending trouser lining.
     
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    Your legs will be too warm when you're indoors and essentially make those pants more palatable in only much colder climes.

    In the winter, when it's mucky out, people often wear a pair of insulated tall boots in to work and change into dress shoes at work. Keeps the nice shoes from getting all salty and gross too. Besides, topy/leather soles are awful for grip on ice. Even dainite has issues.
     
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