Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    (I was joking about the PS btw)
     
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    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Yes. Thank you.
     
  3. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Huh wouldn't moleskin and flannel work quite similarly to be paired with tweed jackets? Texture is similar too.
     
  4. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Is this...

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    ...too similar to this?

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    Top one is cashmere/silk, spring/summer weight. Bottom (which I already own) is cashmere/wool, autumn/winter weight. Both are Canali Exclusive, same cut.

    Thoughts?
     
  5. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Similar but not too similar IMO. Especially with the seasonal difference. This cut seems to fit you quite well, too.
     
  6. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    If my monitor is to be believed looks like it's a different colour set to me. Looks much lighter too. Fits well, wears well so what's not to like :nodding:
     
  7. Bill Dlwgosh

    Bill Dlwgosh Senior member

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    Cox, aren't you in another thread, one of your own making, trying to talk yourself out of buying this jacket? ...it IS a pretty nice jacket though [​IMG]
     
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    Isolation Senior member

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    Can anyone ordering from spider and mackay help order something for me and ship to UK? :(
     
  9. jfrater

    jfrater Senior member

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    I really like the top one - the brown shade is lovely.
     
  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Get it.
     
  11. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    J-Frat for a derby I'd go for their blind split-toe with the pie-crust apron (1st pic) It's a sublime shoe. I see you don't have any Norwegers - think the EG Dover - in your collection.



    .. and u may enjoy a plain captoe oxford. A bit like pic 2, but without the brogueing. You've got variety, but IMO u could go for nicely finished shoes - EG, G&G or Lobb - or if you're a construction purist go for more Vass.


    Avoid black- IMO u need one sleek pair of blacks and that's it. Unless u want to invest in StC's magnificent opera pumps (pic #3)

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  12. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Both can work with tweed, but I would not really say they are similar. Moleskin is definitely more casual. They can certainly overlap, though.
     
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    jfrater Senior member

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    Gorgeous shoes! I have already got a MTO order in for norwegers and I bought some gaziano girling plain captoe oxfords in black today. I already own some lovely opera pumps by Grenson :)
     
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    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Ok I kopped. Only now will I reveal that I took advantage of a 75% discount. Last one on the rack, sale finishes tomorrow. Got lucky and no regrets.

    Watch WAYWRN for summer gun club fitz, whoopee!
     
  15. Monkeyface

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    How about you stop buying shoes for a while and learn to work with what you've got? How many shoes are still in the mail/being made for you at the moment? 15 pairs?
     
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