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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. sugarbutch

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    Only if you get the pink ones.
     


  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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  3. Isolation

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    I've started wearing them and they are great. Firstly I obviously think there's nothing wrong with having butt hugging skin tight things on me to make me look sexier in the off chance I find myself naked, but even for most other people, it's not like they're going to strip down very often so I don't see how it matters that it's a bit effeminate.

    I also like that it stops sweat from getting onto my clothes because going between in and outdoors I sometimes find myself dressed too warmly when I entered a heated building and sweat. Most of us don't have trousers that we wash very often, so this seems wise.
     
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    jfrater Senior Member

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    Okay - another day another try. This time I am wearing a double breasted belvest coat with white trousers (the ones that aren't that great - but all I have right now). Tie is Hober.

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  5. Monkeyface

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    I think a light tie like that only works with a white shirt. It kinda blends in with the light blue shirt atm. The coat/hanky look good from what I can see.
     


  6. jfrater

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    How about this (sorry for the darkness of the jacket - it's hard to photograph!)

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    Tie question, Noodlers: help me pick one of these three. You know what I wear--navy about half the time, olive/brown/green jackets the rest.

    Option 1: Burgundy grenadine. Don't have one of these yet; seems the obvious choice. Only cons are that these are almost always available from Hober et al, and I'm deep in grenadines in other colors.

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    Option 2: This Calabrese brown neat. I love the color; can this be worn with more country fits as well as more CBD fall/winter stuff?

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    Option 3: Burgundy Neat from Bigi Cravatte Milano. Don't have anything remotely like this in my wardrobe, and the pattern looks great. Concern as above is versatility; can I wear a neat with a loud flannel check?

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    1>2>3 imo

    As an aside, neats are more generally paired with suits than odd jackets are they not? Or is it just me?
     
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    Yeah, Iso, that's my general impression too--hence my curiosity about those above with SCs.
     


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  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Also for abandoning 2. Not a fan of the pink florets.

    Did we get @mdancel squared away for ties?
     


  12. archibaldleach

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    Helden - I say 1, then 3, then 2. Burgundy grenadine is a core staple and the burgundy / dark red neat will go nicely with suits and navy blazers. I really like the brown tie, but it just doesn't seem as useful for what you wear.
     


  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I have a strong dislike for solid burgundy ties.

    I have the blue version of that Bigi neat, it's great. Wouldn't work how you suggested though.

    Here's the Eidos fabric I went with and that tie.

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    ^ grey hopsack?
     


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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Awesome dark green...really soft virgin wool. Triple patch w/ light brown horn...3r2 Lorenzo cut.
     


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