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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    Okay - so we could go with either of these two options :

    Most formal:

    Navy tie, white french cuff shirt, black shoes

    Less formal:

    Brown tie, blue shirt, burgundy shoes

    Right?
     


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    Absolutely going to! I think I'll let him pick the fabric for me. I might take a photo of what I have in my wardrobe just in case.

    As Claghorn suggested I will go for a suit first - from that other things can obviously flow.

    May I get some suggestions on styling? I was planning to go for two patch pockets on the jacket.
     


  3. Bill Dlwgosh

    Bill Dlwgosh Senior member

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    JFrat, I'm looking forward to seeing your pics of which outfit come out of this. I'm imagining you'll look great.
     


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    You could go with the unofficial styleforum suit.

    Minnis Fresco 0520 blazer suit - 3roll2, notch lapel, triple patch pocket, horn or mop buttons.

    Then you get a blazer and a suit in one commission...meant for spring/summer use.
     
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    Do you happen to know of a picture of what this looks like? Would I be right in presuming that @Claghorn has this very thing somewhere?
     


  7. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Yes please...this is Tchoy in his 0520 from B&T via Incontro in Sydney

    [​IMG]
     
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    Google "Minnis Fresco 0520 Suit"
     


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    Triple patch pocket btw is my preference for a casual blazer suit...with the option to use the blazer as a separate.

    You could ofc go double patch pocket + barchetta breast pocket.
     


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    tchoy is a boss. his fits are fucking money.
     


  11. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Truth.
     


  12. jfrater

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    Wow that looks great! Nice color too. I guess that answers that then :) I ordered some nice fabric online - if that arrives I might get a jacket at the same time.
     


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    There's a handwritten contract on my refrigerator. The upshot: if I buy no clothing beyond pre-existing commitments (i.e. Claghorn's group buy tie) between February 1 and May 1, I'm allowing myself an MTM blazersuit, likely in that fabric.

    What's the consensus on fresco vs. hopsack for a blazersuit, by the way? Is it down to preference or are there concrete reasons for one rather than the other?
     


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    Wow, that's quite a detailed writeup! Thank you!

    It looks very good, but like you said, it has lost a bit of the drape in the chest and the shoulders look more structured. Overall, I'd be very happy with a result like that, but I do hope they'll be able to get it right next time. Please let me know if they do, as I'm looking forward to sending in my jacket to make a nice navy Minnis flannel or fresco blazer suit, depending on what season I'll order it.
     


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