Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jfrater

    jfrater Senior member

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    Can I please get some opinions on these ties and pocket squares. I bought them today based on what I have learned here thus far (in terms of color mostly) and my own personal taste. Hopefully they are a little better than the million kitons I have in primary colors :)

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  2. jfrater

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    Hahah I bought eight - last week :) no more until their stock changes now. I have pretty much exhausted Hober too!
     


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    Claghorn has a pair of the pebble grain boots (?...or shoes) and has said good things about them.
     
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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Top four are awesome.

    The middles are tough. Small scale patterns often don't work well on pocket squares because they come across like tie fabric. There are exceptions, though.

    The last set don't speak to me; mostly as I dislike PoW squares. Preference.

    Ties are lovely. But I wonder if you might benefit from going in a slightly more reserved direction. Just slightly. You'll find that interesting yet not overwhelmingly unusual ties will get more wear. Take a look the ties your favorite posters/bloggers/tumblr models wear, and you'll see a healthy mix of soporifics in there.

    Though you may have those coming from Hober.

    Tristram, I'm happy with my Yount boots. They're pebble grained, so it's hard to tell much about the leather. @unipair guy also has them and was happy with them, though the leather is a bit dry.
     
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    @jfrater I hate to tell you, but the spotty squares ones are a mistake IMO Go for big pics- Yu want them to contrast with your ties, not compete with them.
    Since you're in a spending mood, check out Rubinacci's PSs
     


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    I second all of that @Claghorn
     
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    I was wary of the spots when I picked those ones but I loved the colors so much I figured it was worth trying :)

    As for rubinacci - I have these already on the way from an order last week.

    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/p...rey-and-Pink-Le-Galanterie-Pocket-Square.html
    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/p...rey-and-Blue-Le-Galanterie-Pocket-Square.html
    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/p...n-and-Orange-Le-Galanterie-Pocket-Square.html
    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Pocket-Squares/Black-Villa-Lucia-Pocket-Square.html
    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/p.../Red-and-Silver-Arcimboldo-Pocket-Square.html

    I love his pocket squares. More so than the ties.
     


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    By reserved do you mean primarily textural rather than patterned? Like the non-striped tie above? Or even more simple?
     


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    I'm going to try and get ahead of u here: How many metres in how many designs of Harrisons Millionaire Cashmere jacketing have u got on order?
     


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    Haha you win this one :) But only for a while.....

    If it's any consolation (to me) I have already registered for all the fabric sites you guys have recommended - I just don't know how much to order of anything yet so I am waiting news from tailors.
     
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    Excellent! I am a 42R so my amounts will probably be marginally higher - nice to know that's how Kent Wang does it though. I am still at the stage of the first alterations being suggested based on photographs - after that I may find a new passion in fabric purchasing. I had better clear some space in the garage :)

    Do you usually buy your own fabric from other mills or do you use Kent's selection?
     
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    I have the black double monks. Good value at his sale prices. Leather is a bit stiff and took me a while to break in. The last shape on the DM is still one of my favorites. He offers different last, so look carefully. They have held up well over the last two years.
     


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