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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just think of me, and you have imagined it.


    Stop arguing with me, dammit!
     
  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i meant for me. now i can not even imagine being you. used to be i could imagine being you no probs, but no sir not any more.
     
  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It wasn't the melanin. It wasn't the non-Jooishness. It wasn't even when I shaved off the beard. It was the lack of navy SC that did it.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    yup. thats what crossed the line.
     
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    Happy you're endorsing one of my recent splurges. Others I got from HC were the black/white glen check (pow) and dark blue Mogador (on sale, too).

    (PS: Now I'm a "Senior", dammit...)
     
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    I was looking at the dark blue Mogador too -- seems like it may work well in a more casual atmosphere. Valentines day has run me dry though so I may have to wait for pay day next week (fingers crossed they are still there).
     
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    Sorry to say my friend the dark blue Mogador is now sold out. I think I've got about 3 of the blue plaid linen blend left.
     
  8. luv2breformed

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  9. luv2breformed

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    Clearly I'm in a summer mood. Thoughts on this guy? I have NO shantung and am thinking I could get a few shantung repps for summer.

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  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But it isn't anywhere as near as versatile as those knits you purchased from Henry Carter. I'd back off if the bidding gets too high. There are other places where you'd want to prioritize your tie closet (shantung included....just not a multistripe)
     
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  11. luv2breformed

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    Ok, I probably will, as I have been on a kopping spree and I still have a few staples that I lack entirely. I just rarely see shantung on the secondary market and it seems that they are hard to come by unless you want to pay $100+ a pop. What should I be looking for in shantung in particular? Solids?
     
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    You sure you're not buy too much at once?
    I think you're making good purchases though. [​IMG]
     
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    Conrad Wu shantung <$100. With sale low 80s
     
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  14. Rudals

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    I received man compliments on these two C.Wu ties. The 2nd one is sold out because I was told I was getting the last one.
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  15. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Clags. What construction on that orange grenadine in hober thread you just posted?
     
  16. luv2breformed

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    Yea, that second one is what made me interested in shantung to begin with. You guys all make good points. I can be patient and these aren't staples. Need to keep searching for a navy jacket and keep purging for now. Glad to score those knits, I hope they are the "crunchy" silk kind as those are my favorites. Thanks for the heads up Clags, even though it wasn't directed at me.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Check out Mountain & Sackett. Made in New York. Great ties at a very good price.

    As far as shantung/mogador:

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    TProf, it's an unlined four fold.
     
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  18. Rudals

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    Clagster,

    I feel like I've hit a wall and I think it is primarily due to my limited supply in my wardrobe. Knowing what you know about what I have, should I start getting some new shirts and ties very slowly? Suits will be out of my budget. Shoes, I see as not my priority. Thoughts?
     
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  19. in stitches

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    im no clags, but if you want to stock up on excellent shirts at an affordable price, go to the kamakura website. i have 4 and i love them all. HIGHLY recommended. maybe take a little break on ties, you just got a good bunch. i found that with ties (and most things) its best not to force it. just keep your eyes peeled, and as you come across good offerings, slowly add to the collection.
     
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  20. luv2breformed

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    I just ordered a kamakura, and if they fit me well I'm pretty sure I'm gonna make them my go to. Why not order 1, Rudals? See how you like it and then you can go forward from there. Stiches, do you know if they keep restocking regularly? Nearly all the ones I wanted were sold out in my size.
     
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