Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The pants, shoes, and tie all go together. Very casual. That shirt, however, screams "banker," and a double breasted jacket with that much structure--trip patch aside--is similarly very business.

    Wool trousers.

    Wool.

    Trousers.
     


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    Wool trousers are in the mail - I promise :)
     


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    Love the tie and will be following your lead on a rough Thai silk when spring hits here in the States, jfrater. I think the biggest incongruity here is between the jacket and the shoes. Clags wants you to keep the shoes and change the jacket, but I think this isn't a terrible fit if you put on some lighter brown bluchers or monks and tropical wool trousers, either.

    For what it's worth, I love the idea of patch pockets with a double-breasted jacket, but Clags is right--this one's inconsistent in its formal/casual elements. There's an Eidos in the B&S thread that to my mind gets a bit closer to consistency.
     


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    I think I have 16. Two are on one bar, but I am sure you can't see that. Plus two more that I won't get tailored for a while since they won't be worn till summer. Plus some denim. Regardless, I am not superstitious.
     


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    I don't think it is available anywhere. I have one and can post a pic of it later.
     


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    Thanks. I'm obviously a bit shorter as I go 52" for length but like the 3.5" width as well. I've tended to get my non-grenadines from Hober in 6-folds, but that one looks pretty darn good with 4.
     


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    Is this better?

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  8. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    I think Claghorn should be a professional fashion consultant.

    I don't like the pockets on the jacket, @jfrater . But that's a personal taste.
    I think a SB jacket would have been better a combo with the rest of your outfit.



    A solid shirt would have made this perfect to me.
     
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    heldentenor Senior member

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    That's still a pretty formal jacket with the shoes. For me the jacket you wore yesterday is a better match for shoes like you're wearing today. Keep in mind that I'm just giving opinions here; you shouldn't dress to placate my preferences or anyone else's.
     


  10. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Noodle, I thought that is what he was already?
     
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    The shirt is textured - white on white - I have a very limited supply of solids right now - more coming in the mail!
     


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    Okay back to shirts. I am about to place a big order so I need your help:

    1. What fabric/weave should I be choosing for shirts to go with suits or jackets (always with a tie)
    2. How many shades of solid blue should I get and how many solid whites should I get?
    3. how many and what color stripes should I get (size wise - do I want pencil stripes, butcher stripes, etc?)

    I won't bother with anything else in terms of patterns as I obviously already have a million :)
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you hold off for a few hours, I'll make a list of the first ten I'd getting, using Luxire as a source for images.
     


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