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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    CSB: Picking up the RL Suit Thurs night/Friday morning for a fancy Valentines day dinner with the Wifey. I'll probably be paying more attention to the suit than her but I'll try no to. [​IMG] God that thing feels amazing. That is probably one of the nicest things I own. Close second is that Coat JRD. I'm hoping that will work out. I ended up needing the sleeves lengthened and with the buttons already there, we're trying to work some magic but it looks like there is fabric there so thats good. Fingers crossed because that's an amazing Jacket. I'll know next Weds. on that one.
     
  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    "This is America" indicates that our standards for what is acceptable dress (as in proper) differ from yours. I know that himself doesn't care for derbies with suits, but they are perfectly acceptable. Which is not synonymous with average.




    Noodles, you like brown. Get brown.
     
  3. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    ^ The issue with the whole derbys vs. oxford debate IMO is that we shouldn't be using "good enough" as a criteria for expensive goods we are buying. It's one thing to tell someone who owns a bunch of derbys that they are good enough and work with suits and he need not go out on a panicked shopping spree, but when we're talking about new shoe acquisitions, this approach does not seem to work as well since there's no reason to not just buy what is more correct.
     
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  4. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    I understand and appreciate your point, but SB's whole argument is that derbies are not simply "good enough" but rather an equally viable alternative option.
     
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  5. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    I read his post as saying they are acceptable, which would not be the same as an equally viable alternative option. I'd disagree with the notion that they are truly an equally viable option.

    Most of the best dressed people I've met in various major US cities wear oxfords with their suits. My personal experience; feel free to take it or leave it.
     
  6. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    The bolded is what made me think otherwise, but I can see how the term acceptable would make you feel the way you do. I suppose I'll let the man explain himself.

    FWIW I prefer bals w/ suits. So much so in fact that I struggle with the value of a suede bal (as evidenced earlier in this thread) even though I think they look awesome.
     
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  7. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    I must say that I really like these two tips.
     
  8. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Shoe circles are so 2013.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. pinkpanther

    pinkpanther Senior member

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  10. Christopher Essex

    Christopher Essex Senior member

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    FIELD TRIP!!!



    Also, a Mr. Fields trip?
     
  11. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Nice meeting you Stitchie.
    Let's try to do lunch next time and lets keep in touch.
     
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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    my dood that was awesome.

    ill be in touch for sure.
     
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  13. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    No. With the estitchmeister you will end up here:

    [​IMG]



    Or here

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    Or at least here

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    C'mon estitchy, educate Noodles in terms of watches. [​IMG]
     
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  14. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Awesome, guys. Any kops for either party? (I know stichy is a little light from his recent suit splurge).
     
  15. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Betel,

    Z.E.N.I.T.H.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    It was all business. The RING.
    Then we went looking for shoes at RL but I think I'll fatten up to fit into them Darbys.
     
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  17. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    That one is nice but I take this one, please. [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
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  18. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    ill probably go back to RL and kop a PS. :)

    i wish we could hit watch stores. sigh.
     
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  19. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    That PS for that price is a good deal. Get that!
    But that RLPL suit...[​IMG]
     
  20. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Have you seen this?

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/379504/epaulet-fit-contest-polling-thread-closes-thursday-2-13

    I was sent a speculative email canvassing for support. Nicely worded not demanding bur enquiring 'if I thought it worthy, a vote would be much appreciated".

    Curious, I looked and the gentleman concerned posted a decent pic. I was interested to see a dear friend who regularly posts here etc in there who was more worthy of my support.

    The prize is a pair of Vass. He'd look lovely in them

    Just saying!
     

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