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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. EliodA

    EliodA Distinguished Member

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    That's viscose/bamboo fabric. How does that wear, do you have experience with it?
     


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    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    BnT with the fabric from Holland & Sherry.

    To echo Elio, I'd only get that if you're comfortable owning a jacket you'll only wear a 6-7 times a year. Which I am, and I suspect you are too.
     


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    The two final blues appeal to me too - particularly the dark one. I have a Tom Ford solid navy on the way so I need to check it out before doing another.
     


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    Yeah that doesn't bother me too much. Ideally I will have a different jacket for each day of the month for rotating. I already have a suit for each day of the month and around 40 pairs of shoes (with another 15 on the way from the bonafe discounted MTO this month and a few other places). I might have to do a round of photos of the shoes to get your opinions on those too at some point.
     


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    @Claghorn mentioned that - I was planning to use the Kent Wang fabrics first off because I really have no idea how much I would need to buy or what questions I would need to ask of someone like Yorkshire Fabrics...
     


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    Those are exactly the kind of questions you can ask here. :)
     


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    Great! Let's get started!

    I notice that a lot of the fabrics are organized into jackets, suits, blazers, trousers, etc. Does that mean you should use them only for that purpose or if you see a jacket fabric you really like can you make it into trousers too?

    And how much do I buy for a 42L?
     


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    Do you own a Chopard watch then?

    Great info. Also somewhat intimidating. How the hell can anyone know this much?
     


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    @Coxsackie
    My wife uses an app called Lookie. It is mostly women but Pitti pix showed up there. Itd be weird if SF pix ended up on that app and she sees me.
     


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    Noodlers hope some of you took advantage of the drakes I posted earlier. It came. 8cm as I thought, soft hand and is visually textured in the same range as a grossa so not too country IMO. Nice mid dark slate blue. Not available anymore but they just posted a burgundy version so you might consider that if you like burgundy. Apologies, no SC today.

    http://www.barneys.com/on/demandwar...ct-Show?pid=00505036645473&q=drake's&index=17

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    Edit: untipped, lined, hand-rolled edges. Made for Barneys, by Drake's (on label).
     
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    That is a nice tie! But sadly I have a resolution to not give any more donations to Barneys this year after last years rather large contributions! Plus I just bought all the ties @Claghorn posted last week!
     


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