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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Very nice choice
     


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    Great call, Murl--and you can (and will, I suspect) do the Blazersuit project a number of ways at a later date. That green will be so awesome.

    Thanks for your responses on the ties, gents--in true deference to this thread, I pulled a Noodles and went in a related but different direction, with a garza grossa grenadine in burgundy from Shibumi. That will be my first garza grossa; can't wait to put it to use.

    I do want to think about neats and patterned SCs more, though. I'm not yet convinced that the combination can't be done effectively. Maybe I'll put something together for the Grad Lounge.
     
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  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Thanks, guys. My consultant helped me or quite a bit. A navy blazersuit will be ordered through NMWA as soon as the S/S fabrics are in.
     


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    I thought it was just me. I have one, hardly ever wear it and just don't get the appeal. I know they get a fair bit of love here but there just always seems to be a better option.
     


  8. Murlsquirl

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    You are not alone! I love solid ties...just not burgundy. Couldn't tell you why, they just don't appeal to me.
     
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    I like solid burgundy ties but can see how others may not. Certain solid colors like black, navy and grey work really well with a suit and white shirt fit which is a context in which the minimalism of all solids works. Throw in an odd jacket or blue shirt and that may not be the case anymore.
     


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    I have a solid burgundy grenadine from Panta and an oxford weave from Hober. Both are beautiful and both rarely get worn. I'm hard pressed to think of a context where I wouldn't rather reach for a burgundy neat or a brown solid.
     


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    @heldentenor , contrary to most people here, I really like tie #2, the brown Calabrese....
     


  12. Murlsquirl

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    Yep, that about sums it up.
     


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    I think pink shirts work well with burgundy solids. With blue, I am neutral between burgundy and brown solids.
     


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    Found a couple of eidos ties on sale. Keep, sell, or return? I think I have most staples covered, these would probably be for events instead of the office.

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    Keep the right one for sure. Nice colours together.
     


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