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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Pliny

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    I don't care about Manton. I'm talking about James Bond. The character is British to the bone, and someone like that would never wear bluchers with a smooth worsted business suit. It's fine for you or me to do it, but James Bond should not be dressed in that way.
     


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    Are you annoyed he's not in morning dress, too?

    Moore, Brosnan, and Craig all wore Italian suits (Brioni, TF/Zegna). Not very British.
     


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    Moore should be erased from history. The Brioni suits looked good, the TF ones suck, as they were at least two sizes too small for him. It's too bad a British brand doesn't sponsor/advertise in Bond movies. G&H would perfect, with their military history.
     
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  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Not gonna happen. Too much $$$ to be made by TF off of that product placement
     


  6. Monkeyface

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    G&H is owned by Chinese investors now. I believe they wish to grow their RTW line. Being in Bond would be the perfect ad for them.
     


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    @Monkeyface I'm inclined to agree with you. On the other hand, the original Fleming Bond wore knit ties with worsted suits. Also a sartorial no no. Add to that formal(?) cocktail cuffs and you have a secret agent who doesn't know how to dress properly. ;)
     


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    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    It would be, but will TF so easily give up its sponsorship? TF has a lot of money and it is the perfect ad for them too.

    I think Brioni originally got involved with Bond because the wardrobe people wanted a dozen of each suit for the stunts. There were a lot of them in the movie and the usual bespoke suits couldn't be churned out at that rate. The Bond producers approached Brioni

    TF was different though. That was a pure product placement from the TF side. Doubt they'll give that up.
     


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    Why on earth would you pay Luxire in advance? It'll take a couple of weeks before your shirt is ready and on its way to India to copy. You're basically giving them a ~$1,500 interest free loan, while you're taking on all the risk.

    @elio, you're right about the knit ties. The grenadines he sometimes wore were a better choice.

    @jrd, it's all about the money now. Movie budgets are so big that they need the ad money. It's all about who pays the most.
     


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    I have two test shirts from Luxire on the way and a previous one I am mostly happy with - the advance payment is so they will get the fabrics in stock. There is roughly a two week delay for G&R fabrics before the making even begins. I know what fabrics I want so I have essentially paid for that so making can begin immediately when I finalize the fit.
     


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    I asked a similar question over at the ask a question thread, but I guess I want more views on the matter. I am looking for a shirt which I will be wearing with a navy suit, burgundy grenadine tie, white linen PS, and mahogany shoes. I was previously told that a white shirt would be the best choice, does anyone disagree?
     
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    Light blue, but why are you looking for a shirt for one specific outfit? Just get light blue shirts if you're not sure, it'll look good with nearly any kind of outfit.
     


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    Well, I don't wear suits on a regular basis, maybe only once or twice or year. Therefore, I only have one suit, and accessories for one suit. Does this light blue shirt from Suitsupply look alright? http://eu.suitsupply.com/en/shirts/...n2=design&prefn3=fit&prefv2=Plain&prefv1=Blue
     


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    I agree. This is appallingly cavalier of you jfrater. That $1500, invested at say 3%pa over the six-week period it will take before they deliver the shirts, would have paid out at least five bucks in interest.

    You should listen more carefully to MF. He's a money man, you know. Has the figures right there in his head, just like that.
     


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    I had a good laugh, reading this. :)
     


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