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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    noted. will go square.

    Ordering five shirts from luxire - will mostly be worn casual i.e. either with jeans untucked or with trousers without tie +/- sportcoat. One white dress shirt.

    I don't have any linens and this is what I had in mind.

    Are these good versatile choices?

    My current shirt collection has about 3-4 blue/sky blue shirts, 5+ banana republic shirts mostly with white as the base and some sort of blue stripes/checks.


    1. White dress shirt - can use it with suits and ties
    http://custom.luxire.com/products/warzone-plus-white-oxford

    2. Blue University Stripes Linen
    http://custom.luxire.com/products/blue-university-stripes-linen

    3. LINEN_WHITE_BLUE_WINDOWPANE
    http://custom.luxire.com/products/white-blue-windowpane-linen

    4. JAK_CT_LN_BLUE_04
    http://custom.luxire.com/products/sky-blue-linen-cotton


    5. Black white gingham
    http://custom.luxire.com/products/black-white-gingham-linen
     
  2. GuP

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    @TweedyProf

    Have you ever measured your collars as below? If so, would love to see the measurements and see if I can recreate with Luxire.

     
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  3. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's a tricky proposition in terms of a solid replication, for various factors (e.g. button placement to secure the collar points is not inconsequential either though you could move them later).

    I can try later to give you something but won't be able to give you a diagram as above. Did you want measurements for both collars? Or just the Kamakura? I'll try to take measurements this evening.

    Of course, since I think Kamakura is a standard, you might just buy a shirt from them. They are quite reasonable for the quality (better: go to their NYC store if it's nearby).

    Or: you might try the brokeandbespoke collar as that has the closest look to the kamakura. It's not bad and if you'd be happy with it, then it can serve as the basis for tweaking.

    Last: ask in the Luxire thread if anyone has replicated the Kamakura.
     
  4. Joenobody0

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    I haven't been paying too much attention to Luxire, but I've heard Kamakura mentioned many many many times. I'd be shocked if they hadn't copied ("replicated" sounds a bit high brow for what they do) it by now.
     
  5. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    At this point in my career, I unconsciously opt for maximum number of syllables.
     
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  6. Joenobody0

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    I'm constantly surround by nonsense business-speak (who isn't looking for actionable opportunities using big data analytics, anyone?). As a result I find myself to becoming increasingly blunt.
     
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  7. GuP

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    Thanks for helping out Tweeds

    If you don't mind, measurements for both collars would be great

    I am going to cross post in the luxire and look to see if Kamakura has been replicated.
     
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  9. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    hmm good point. I used to be 6FT but now 5 11
     
  10. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    Are those shirt choices decent?

    What recs for the white dress shirt collar?
     
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    I just try to not sound like a dick.
     
  12. WhereNext

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    You'll never make it as an academic. Full disclosure: I'm an academic.
     
  13. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    Academic = teacher?

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  14. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    I'd say not. "Teacher" is what you have in high school or community college. "Academic" is something else.
     
  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I love research. I really, really do. But a lot of people I work with/around see quality research and quality teaching as something destined to be exclusive of each other. If you love teaching, you can't possibly love research. And vice versa. Drives me nuts. And this is why, when I have kids, and they are old enough for college, I don't want them going to a school that focuses heavily on research. For graduate school, yes. But not for undergraduate.

    Professors are teachers. Some of them are shitty at it. Many of them are shitty at it. But they are teachers. They have students. They teach those students. They are teachers.

    One day, when I am nice a tenured and have more grays in my hair than blonde, someone will ask me what I do for a living. I'll tell them I'm a teacher. When they ask where, I'll say XXXX university.

    [I come from a very long line of teachers. My dad was a professor before he was a scientist; when he retires, he plans on teaching Latin and German at a private high school in town for peanuts. My mom's been a high school teacher for almost as long as I remember. My grandmother was a teacher all her life. My other grandmother was a teacher and later a principal. Both my aunts are teachers. My uncle is a professor...though a very research centric one and he probably views undergraduates and nuisances and graduates as cheap labor. My grandfather was a professor. I was born to teach. I have very strong views about teaching. Clearly. Oh, and Mrs. Claghorn is getting a masters in education right now to teach elementary school]
     
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  16. Caustic Man

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    ^^^ What he said. There is a world renowned archaeologist at my institution who works on the administrative side of the house. He doesn't have to teach classes but he does once a year anyway, because he loves students. Needless to say it was one of the best experiences I've had as a student.
     
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    Three professors in the field of economy at my college had gotten the Noble prizes for their works. However, I saw none of them teaching any classes. What the heck.
     
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  18. WhereNext

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    Totally on board with all of this (well, not the family stuff, that would just be weird). I invest a huge amount of effort into my teaching; I also was trained as an elementary/primary school teacher and did that for a few years. Drives me nuts when some (certainly not all!) of my colleagues count students mostly as obstacles to their research.
     
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  19. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    And I bet your students benefit tremendously from that earlier experience and training.
     
  20. WhereNext

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    I like to think they do, though I just returned marks to them and the amount of grumbling makes me think they might be having second thoughts!
     

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