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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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    Any comments on the 5 shirts fabrics I selected?
     
  2. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Looking for something like this
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  3. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    looks similar to Wayfarer
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Thats what the researchers are for!


    Could you re-post with pics instead of links? I think that will bring the replies. Internets peeps are lazy, and asking people to open 5 links and wait for them to load and look at them (like, a whole 60 seconds) is an excersize in futility.
     
  5. venividivicibj

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  6. TM79

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    Is this close?

    http://oliverpeoples.com/shop/men/optical/ndg-rx#ndg-black

    I hate saying Oliver Peoples because it's a pretty obvious one but I do think they make a lot of frames close to that style.

    Edit to add 1 more option from a less "mainstream" eyeglasses maker:

    http://www.saltoptics.com/products/freddy-mattespicybrowngradient/frames/freddy-blackfog

    I'll stop there in case there's something about those you don't like.
     
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  7. velomatt

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    Question for you guys. I need to refresh/add to my collection of trousers.

    These are what I've got now, though three of them have front pleats and I'm looking to replace/add some more modern looking trousers.

    From these, can you see anything that I should be adding first? Dollar was an attempt to give some color perspective, but with the flash, I think it didn't work.

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    I was thinking about the following two from Epaulet. Any help is appreciated.

    Grey Hopsack Wool - Walt Trouser
    Java Hopsack Wool - Walt Trouser

    I am also headed to Kittery Maine in the near future (which has a Brooks Brothers factory store, among others)

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  8. heldentenor

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    velomatt, the two you're thinking about are both good, solid additions. If you check the Epaulet sale page, there's a very similar light grey hopsack on sale, though sizes are dwindling.
     
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    I'm the one graduating, from graduate school. Also, it's at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, so I think people may be more dressed up than usual. It's also during the morning, so that may also decrease the level of formality.
     
  10. GuP

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    Shirt Fabrics:

    1. White oxford

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    2. Blue University Stripes Linen

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    3. LINEN_WHITE_BLUE_WINDOWPANE

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    4. JAK_CT_LN_BLUE_04

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    5. Black white gingham

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  11. GuP

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    Congrats! What kind of school if you don't mind sharing?

    Lincoln center is a great place - I ran into Spike Lee there once at some show.
     
  12. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    Reposted!
     
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  13. velomatt

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    Damn, those do look good. However, not even in my wildest dreams* will I be fitting into a 31 inch waist. Thanks for the link though, I'll keep an eye for something similar in that shade.
     
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    Worth checking out Warby Parker as well. Not sure if they're your style, but if there's something you like they're a great value. I've worn glasses for 20 years, and they're as good or better than any I've ever had.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    GuP - Fabrics look ok for causl shirts. Would wear the solids with ties, others probs not.
     
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    @gup #2 and 4 look very saturated. Personally do not like mid-size windowpane like #3. All but the white should be worn casually; would never wear the, with tie.
     
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    :nodding:
     
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  19. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    Any recs for fabrics that are perhaps "better" or more versatile?
     
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    Aha, got it. My bad for assuming.

    First, congrats. Second, I think you could probably wear a suit and be completely fine in that case. I'd just keep it all pretty straightforward.
     

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