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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    Good suggestions mate. That blue though, for me, is quite a difficult colour to pair up which is why I asked. What colour shirt for instance? Interesting...
     


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  3. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I hear you, but...wouldn't a lighter blue shirt work?

    For example, light blue shirt, the mid blue tie, and a dark navy herringbone at a different scale (more subtle or more intense). This would be a nice transition in blue from shirt to jacket, darkening as you go out.

    Or a tattersall (though I am not a fan!) that has navy/brown or navy/burgundy checks. That might work too, especially with a larger check jacket. Would be interesting.

    We do have a tendency to go against lighter blue ties, but mid-blue I think is fine. This seems dark enough to contrast with the standard light blue shirt most of us use as background.

    Edit: My biggest worry is that the blue will be too "bright".
     
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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Barney's house ties? Saks' aren't bad. NM's are pretty awful though.
     


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    I have a couple from last season. Choose carefully. Of my three, the textured red with white stripes ties a great knot and looks good. The two silk neats feel insubstantial and aren't going to make you happy.
     


  6. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I'm just not sure as the texture reduces options still further too. I think it's me.

    Be interesting to see your fit, I'm sure you'll pull it off (!) with ease :D
     


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    You might be right about limited options. Will post.
     
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    Do take a video camera. [​IMG]

    Cheers,

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    Today was laundry day, so I figured I'd add some pics to the shirt wardrobe discussion…

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    Linen & summer sport shirts have been packed away… I'm really heavy in white and BD's in general. I need more stripes and good fitting spread collar shirts … this is a goal for this year in addition to getting a better tie wardrobe.

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    [/trousers]
     


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  11. in stitches

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    I dont personally own any pattern trousers, outside of herringbone, but I think that more than enough people here have proven that they can look great in jacket and tie fit. i wouldnt say its easy, but I dont think I would say it hard either.
     


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    Mini houndstooth is the perfect blazersuit. Both pieces work well as separates.
     


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    I'm fond of this patterned trouser combo.

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    I'd say you have every right to be!
     


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    Yes - although I find myself wearing the pants more than the jacket, with a navy sport coat .

    God, I love navy sport coats.
     


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