Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I'm guessing she wasn't trying to convert you lol.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The other issue is that many of those are 3in
     
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    True but I suspect 8cm. Which is typical of Drakes and many retailers round down rather than up. Anyway, this is the flagship site so returns are possible.
     
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    That tie actually looks really cool to me. Oh well, I've got too many things on my wishlist as it is.
     
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    Haven't gotten it yet, thanks. Will report back.

    Regarding width, as you know wool ties can be thick, which can make for a larger knot than with many silk ties.

    This can be an issue for me. I've got a smallish neck (15" off-the-rack, but if I was going for a custom shirt I'd get a 14.75 if I could be confident there'd be no shrinkage), so I need to take care I don't end up with a larger knot than I want.

    Yeah, it's tricky.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Praise the Lord!
    Today's church outfit.
    This is one of the combos that I am beginning to really like.
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    Spot on, Noodles.
     
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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Glen plaid flannel suits are your friend - the pants can always be used (in grey or even brown) as odd trousers blue blazers.

    For any other odd jacket, that's beyond my expertise & I usually go for solid flannel trousers.
     
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    @Cleav

    I'm thinking gun checks, shepherd checks, herringbone in brown, navy. Should do good for textured solids (flannels). What do you think?
     
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    Tis a good point. I have a two Drake's 9cm ties in wool, one ties a beautiful knot; the other is thick. It depends on the thickness of the wool fabric that you start with. With a dainty enough wool, I don't notice a difference between my silks and wools. Most of my wool ties knot very well.

    The thick knot Drake's is a very thick rust donegal. I hope to remove the lining to help decrease the bulk, someday. Thought I'd bring it on my next trip to England to the Drake's shop, tie the knot for them and say, "Fix it!".
     

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