Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    To my eye oxblood is a dark burgundy.

    I think it's actually quite versatile, working in many of the same contexts where a dark brown would work. I especially like it with navy.

    I've got a pair of dark burgundy Bluchers, and would like at some point to get a pair of Oxfords.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  2. jfrater

    jfrater Senior member

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    Here's the full length.

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  3. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Thanks! As with most #8 shoes, and the burgundy family in general, it seems to me that the red comes out more in natural light. But I think you make an important point, which is that "red" shoes are arguably really brown shoes. jfrater's vintage cherry G&G's show that off.
     


  4. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    True enough

    Can dissolve to black too

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  6. Pliny

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  8. Isolation

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    I like oxblood, been looking to get one eventually. I tend to think they go well with broguing, like an Oxford or balmoral boot. Some of alden's shell jumpers have been appealing to me too.

    My tie is from Kent wang, and I think someone else has posted it here recently too. Tis a nice tie.
     
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  9. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    As @sugarbutch already noted: even if you don't care much for those colour theories about matching your clothes to your complexion, for shirts it is important since they're the closest thing next to your face. (Light) blue is flattering to almost any complexion, white is already a bit more problematic. Pink is more difficult again, and if you don't have a very high contrast complexion, it should be pale. I'm fortunate to have a complexion that allows a bit more freedom, and I like pink that is a bit more saturated:

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    But, like @The Noodles , I must stay away from anything like sand, beige or light grey, because it makes me look seriously ill. Then again, I can't think of any complexion type that does go well with those hues....
     


  10. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    True that! [​IMG] You're probably right about the cheap biz shirt association too. At least, it plays a role I guess.

    Re. shoe colour: am I the only one here who strongly dislikes (navy) blue shoes?
     


  11. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I've considered blue.

    Suede, summer, chukka but not pulled the trigger

    Will probably one day, C & J Newquay I think...
     


  12. Pliny

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    Nope. I don't understand why ppl like them at all. I'm talking CM here. Cas blue suede is kewl
     


  13. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    C & J Newquay is a shoe, my bad. I was thinking Milton or Hartland. All good.

    Coniston in blue :nodding:
     


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    I know this is beating a dead horse, but all those colors are bad.

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    Jfrat, I am having a hard time with that jacket, especially with a tie.
     


  15. Kira

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    What do you guys think of wearing dress boots for business wear?
     


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