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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    I have to say that seeing all of your shirts (everyone) is very helpful - and surprising! A lot of solids there :) I am only buying solids henceforth (at least for a while) though I do have a few Inglese and liverano shirts coming that have patterns - I'll photograph them when they arrive to see what you all think.
     


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    @jfrater they don't need to be all solids, you can also use small patterns that resolve to solids from a distance. Take a look at some of @chocsosa's fits, he's a master at combining micro patterns.
     


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    @ jfrater, Elio ain't so bad himself with the micro-patterned shirts--don't let his modesty deter you from giving his fits some serious consideration.
     


  4. jfrater

    jfrater Senior member

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    Thanks to you and EliodA - I'll check out all their profile photos :)
     


  5. jfrater

    jfrater Senior member

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    Okay - another fit - opinions? Pretty safe choice with the white shirt and pocket square but I probably need to still be considering basics.

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    Suit: Henry Poole
    Shirt: Kiton
    Tie: Hober
    Pocket Square: Kabbaz
    Shoes: Lobb

    I'll try to get a good full length photo later as the suit is one of my better overall fits.
     


  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    If that PS is white, it's perfect.
     


  7. jfrater

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    Woohoo! The pocket square is, indeed, white! Irish linen.
     


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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Yep, that is some proper CBD. Nice.
     


  9. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    @jfrater that looks great, simple and elegant.
     


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    Patrick R Senior member

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    I have 30 shirts coming back from the cleaners on Tues. I will need to take a pic. You will see blues and whites and blue and white stripes.
     


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    Pliny Senior member

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    I don't see casual shirts, just a lot of crazy English multi-stripes. Go down great in London but not so popular on this board.
     


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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    This one might go too far the other way - you're clearly not shy of a bit of colour, but all grey and white is, to me, always rather flat. Personally I like a white shirt sometimes, but I think that with the (magnificent) charcoal chalk stripe, a SF-standard light blue shirt combined with a nice neat madder, would be just perfect.

    I dream of being worthy of Henry Poole *sigh*

    P.S. Nice tie dimple. Makes such a difference.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There is exactly nothing wrong with that fit.
     


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    I actually tried it out with a blue shirt (solid) and a variety of different ties - reds, greys, blues, patterned, solid. In the end the silver/grey just felt right to my eyes in comparison. Now if I had a greater variety of SF approved ties the end result may have been different. Expect some changes in the future in that area as I bought all the ties that @Claghorn posted yesterday.
     


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    I am totally thrilled to hear that!
     


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