Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    I like the value Spier and M present so naturally their pants spoke to me. I especially like the fabric and the cut of the slim fit camel flannel pants and at $55 it is worth any risk (that is less than half the price of some ties with shipping included). Construction is decent but I have a quite a rotation of pants so it's going to take me abusing those pants before I run into any major issue.
     
  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Faux cuff.
     
  3. Siepi

    Siepi Active Member

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    I know the answer is lurking in one of the tailoring threads somewhere, but I'm not finding it right now; Murl, could you explain how faux cuffs work?
     
  4. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    I have Spier and McKay pants in both the camel and medium grey flannel. I like them a lot. Solid construction and a nice cut. I went with the contemporary, which is pretty slim to me -similar to my Charles Tyrwhitt slim fit pants.
     
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  5. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Visually, no different than a normal cuff. Gdl suggested it to me a while ago and now I can cuff just about anything that is 35" or +....I'm 6'3" too.
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I think it was Foo who once said that clothing should not be fun. Loloooool
     
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  8. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    My tailor simply makes the first fold (the hidden fold) higher, using less fabric. Doesnt save much, but sometimes it's enough.
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  9. Murlsquirl

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    Yeah, that sounds more like it. I think there is another method that cuts and sews, but what the hell do I know? I do know that is has worked for me.
     
  10. Siepi

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    That is what I envisioned originally, I'll have to ask my tailor about that.
     
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    I must confess I did go on a small buying spree after culling my shoes last night. I think I need more casual shoes for sports coats and also for the two pairs of jeans I own but never wear (but maybe I will if I have the right shoes!) This is what I bought - opinions? The split toe textured calf is a MTO Bonafé from skoaktiebolaget so it won't arrive for a bit. The middle shoe is Alden and the slip on is Lobb.

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  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    First is great. Don't know about the second. That sole might make it too casual.
     
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    Treated with some Saphir Invulner or similar, the second would make a pretty good wet weather shoe with sportcoats toward the more rustic end of the spectrum. It's kind of a niche shoe, though. Then again, you have 32 pair and counting.
     
  14. sugarbutch

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    12, 18, 19 are the ones I'd cull. The rest are fine (depending on taste) to good. Of the three new pairs, 1 is a definite, 2 less versatile but still useful, 3 is a loafer which is bad enough but also a not particularly lovely loafer.
     
  15. in stitches

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    I like the loafers a lot. The other 2 I dont love the last all that much.
     

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