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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Them socks are from Ross!
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  2. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Stitchie...how tall did I look to you?
    I swear I thut I was 183cm but Clags says I aint...typical Asian stereotype.

    And I forgot about this shirt that I picked up today!

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  3. jrd617

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    OK first impressions

    How can you get by on just 10 shirts? Those are going to get worn out fairly fast. Plus, taking them to get pressed and/or laundered must be a bitch to do every week and half, no? (Even more of a bitch if launder/press them yourself)

    Need more shooz, man. Same things gonna happen. They're going to wear out.

    -Brown wingtip (get the Cardigan or Marlow, you won't be sorry)
    -Brown oxford captoes (any of the ones you posted)

    Also, why not pick up some odd jackets and slacks? You say you "only wear suits," but you might find yourself in a position some time where you want to dress down a bit. You especially need these if you want to get a wingtip like the Cardigan. (Doesn't go with suits very well, unless they're tweed or something heavy)
     
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  4. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Here's a trick. I have 4 to 6 shirts that aren't pictured that I wear as "beaters." I also have a beater shoes. I also beater pants. That's how I protect what are in the pictures.
    BUT, I know I need more suits, more shirts, more ties, and more shoes.
    I've only started dressing CBD about a year ago so I don't have much.
    I steam my shirts as much as possible and avoid going to the cleaners. I wear an undershirt (Target) so there is no body odor issue.
    I probably wear those shoes once a week or once every 2 weeks.
     
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  6. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Not possible. We HAVE TO wear SUITS.
     
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    I'm 185cm and the minimum length I would use is 31.5". 31" looks already short. 29" I guess would be pretty much at the middle of your butt. :lol:
     
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  8. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    I am noodling this. My size, grey, etc. ON SALE
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    ^ what is that? no link
     
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    OK your work is CBD.

    What do wear when you're off the clock?
     
  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Shiny and possibly too short.

    As far as length, your height is secondary to your torso length. Many Asians have longer torsos and shorter legs...hence the popularity of shorter jackets (elongating the legs) over here. It isn't a good look.

    Just find a jacket the reaches to the bottom of your ass. Better too long than too short. Measure from the bottom of the collar (so the seam there) to the bottom of the jacket. That's your jacket length. Anyone tries to sell you a jacket shorter than that, you tell him to go fuck himself.
     
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    For only 25% I would not kop. You could get a Kiton for that price in Shop The Finest. Or you can buy a ticket to LA to visit STF and still buy a Borrelli suit. Winner situation. :D
     
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  15. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    I, the Ftard, come back to the same answer time and time again.

    BESPOKE* (with good guidance)

    I feel like a kid with a lighter and lighter fluid in my hand. Someone should just take away my money so I don't do anything stupid.
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    JRD is good. I was thinking the same thing. That's a Torino.

    Then I said to myself, wow this looks good, then I realized it's already in my effing closet! [​IMG]
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    I can show you some smart investments with attractive returns. :D

    Haha just kidding. Actually I don't know if you being in the US can invest in this solutions in pesos, that would be good and smart, if you ask me.
     
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  18. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    For casual? Just jeans and these mundane...shirts.

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  19. jrd617

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    Just do it man. You can articulate that you want a grey suit with a low button stance/long front, can't you? It will certainly be cheaper and better fitting than a Zegna. Get clags to hold your hand if you do BNTailor. I don't see how you could regret getting a conservative fabric suit.



    Also, WW Chan's house cut is sort of reminiscent of the Mila fit.

    http://www.wwchan.com/fx/AccHouseStyle.html#app=1916&2c65-selectedIndex=0
     
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  20. archibaldleach

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    ^ Rudals, your work wardrobe is more important at the moment but at some point you should look into some nicer things to wear when you are off the clock. There's a big gap between jeans with a casual shirt and a suit that needs to be dealt with in your wardrobe. If you have to wear a suit 5 days a week, however, you do eventually need to get a few more suits.
     
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