Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    All of my MTM shirts have convertible cuffs. I can either wear them as a normal barrel cuff, or as a single cuff with cufflinks. I quite like the versatility, although I mostly opt for the barrel option these days.
     
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  2. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not quite true anymore. I had Luxire make a shirt with the denim/canvas fabric with double-button cuff. Good thing, too, because a French cuff in that fabric would have been like wearing handcuffs.

    These are the links I wear most frequently:

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    I've settled on "fixed" links for the most part. I don't like those with actual chain links between. I have some with the folding back, some better than others.

    When I'm feeling barrel-y, I use these to fashion the equivalent of a convertible cuff:

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    They could stand a polishing...
     
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  4. jfrater

    jfrater Senior member

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    Okay - suit day today. How is this combo? Is the shirt solid enough?

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    Suit: oxxford
    Tie: Hober
    Shirt: Borrelli Royal Collection
     
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  5. Murlsquirl

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  6. EliodA

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    Solid enough, but the shirt doesn't work with that tie, IMO: the blues are too similar.
     


  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not a big fan of saturated shirts.
     


  8. jfrater

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    Yep - with a very faint blue check.
     


  9. jfrater

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    It's actually a bit lighter than the photo but prob still too saturated for your liking :)
     


  10. in stitches

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    They are no bueno.

    I also do not like single cuff cufflink shirts.
     


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    As far as burgundy/dark red ties go, I like how they can "warm" up an outfit, and they play well with brown shoes (of which I have...probably too many). Similarly, I find that I if I pull out a brown tie I go for burgundy shoes. It's not always this way, but more often than not. Strangely, I get many comments on brown ties along the lines of "oh, wow, a brown tie. Never seen one of those."
     
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  12. archibaldleach

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    @jfrater, a lighter blue and less saturated shirt would be a lot better IMO. I do like the charcoal suit, lighter blue shirt and midnight blue tie with stripes idea a lot, though.
     


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    Co-signing this one Clags. Not to mention 'pents'. Interesting to ponder the psychology behind the sheepish nature of people who jump on these bandwagons.
     


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