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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. saepnirg12

    saepnirg12 Senior Member

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    I'd definitely be down for a Frui group buy. Been eyeing them for awhile.
     


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    Excellent!
     


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    I'm going to try to wear the shoes tomorrow - I'll try to fit in one of the Vandas too. Let's hope I do good on my combos!
     


  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Not my style, but those Bontoni are really nice.

    Down for the tie buy.
     


  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Hi Clag, thanks for the reply. I am not in a hurry. I think I will make an appointment with Kent Wang when I go to NY next month.

    If you were to compare Ring Jacket and RLBL, which one would come out?
     


  7. jfrater

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    Well my Exquisite Trimmings order just arrived unexpectedly.

    OMG. Rubinacci pocket squares are 100% the nicest I have ever laid my hands on. Absolutely amazing. @Pliny sure wasn't kidding when he recommended them.

    ET packaging is pretty damned amazing too actually.

    That's pretty much the end of my tie/pocket square shopping spree so hopefully I can start putting some of this amazing stuff you have all recommended to good use.

    One question: What are whole cut shoes best with? I have a navy pair - are they best for suits, best for sports coats, or either?
     


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    Looking forward to you showing us more combinations like this one soon. That was good stuff!

    Navy wholecuts? Ehmm, for gardening maybe?
     


  9. jfrater

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    Haha very funny :) They are very beautiful shoes - navy cordovan. It's these ones:

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    To me, that's a shoe for very formal suits--I think it might actually go best with evening wear. It's certainly a "statement" shoe in any context you wear it.
     


  11. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    This.
     


  12. EliodA

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    They are indeed really nice. It's just a personal thing, I guess. I don't like wholecuts and I don't like blue shoes...
     
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    Cordovan definitely doesn't go with evening wear (at least with respect to black tie, not just a random suit in the evening). I don't really see a wholecut as being particularly formal. They're kind of a weird novelty item, but I guess I'd wear those shoes with a suit if anything.
     


  14. Murlsquirl

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    Nor me, but if he has a midnight blue suit for non-black tie cocktail parties, etc., that's probably the shoes' best use.
     


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