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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Isolation

    Isolation Distinguished Member

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    I feel like if you live in the countryside and not in an urban setting you're not going to wear black shoes much. I have 1:2 black to brown ratio fwiw.

    I love my black sIngle monks though, they might make my personal top/first five pairs of shoes.
     
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  2. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Distinguished Member

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    This is far from wide? I think it would be perfect if it was about 1/4 inch shorter.

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  3. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Distinguished Member

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    Black oxfords are great to wear with suits to any job interview / funeral / wedding / gala / evening event that calls for a suit. Black monks are great for a blazer and greys look in the evening. I think black loafers work perfectly fine for the latter as well, though some think that black and loafer are incongruous, black representing formal and the loafer representing casual. I see that argument, but it's never done much for me. As my brown shoe wardrobe expands, I still prefer black shoes most of the time I have to wear a suit or with grey flannels (sub Fresco in summer) and a blue jacket in the evening. Brown definitely works better with a lot of tweeds and other more casual odd jackets (though I think black would be fine with a grey Donegal or herringbone tweed).
     


  4. macjedi

    macjedi Senior Member

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    I would say that's wide for you, but I guess it a matter of preference. I've been thinking about a different lapel width for my next jacket, but since I've got a small chest and shoulders, I'll probably stick to the standard width.
     


  5. New Shoes1

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    For purposes of perspective, I'm 6'2, 190, with broad shoulders and a fairly muscular build.
     


  6. Pliny

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  7. in stitches

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    I guess it depends on what you're wearing, but grey or navy suit, white shirt, black tie, is optima appropriate with black shoes, and brown shoes would be no good there. The same is true for a similar type combinations as well. That is my opinion anyways.

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    Mac, I don't think the weave makes a difference, and I don't think it is specifically a summer fabric, I just think it looks really great during the summer.
     


  8. jfrater

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    Heh I promise it's legit :) At least you suggested a bunch of fabric sites I haven't been too (which I am currently perusing I might add).

    What do you think of this for a jacket:

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  9. FlyingMonkey

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    To my (British) eyes, there are a few too people on this forum who wear brown shoes when black would be better...
     


  10. EliodA

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    Seriously? [​IMG]


    Guilty as charged! I know both you and Stitchy are right, but I can't help myself [​IMG]

    Nothing wrong with the width of those lapels, to my eyes.
     


  11. europrep

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    The roped is not very intense. I have it on my first Andrew Lock suit (same maker as KW). I could only find the below picture, but it gives a little glimpse. Also, these are the wide lapels.

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  12. jfrater

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    Very nice - I'm definitely going with the wide lapels.
     


  13. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    All good, Elio. Only love.
     


  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Check out this donegal suit....good God, man!

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  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    The back is gorgeous. Who is the tailor?
     


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