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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    I think you picked a PoW pattern ... if not, well, I'm still telling myself you did.

    Here's a PoW I like:

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    I didn't like the gingham you chose. I didn't like that it was black and white and I didn't like the small scale of it. I'd go with something like this for gingham instead ... except I'd pick navy or a deep red instead of the color in this picture:

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    If you wanted a sport shirt with smaller scale I think I'd aim for something a little more like this:

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  2. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    ^ I wouldn't call those more versatile, though...
     
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  3. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    Me- going on color and pattern alone, there's not much i can say about white Oxford. Really depends on who made it, and the weight.. #3 & #4 okay for summery linen blends. 2 is an odd color for a bengal and I'd go for a solid blue instead there. . 5 is a big fugly no.
     
  4. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    I guess I could have just said "here are better things" :embar:

    I imagined all of them to be worn without a tie, obviously ... just thought you could string together better outfits with these than the original selection that was posted.
     
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  5. ellsbebc

    ellsbebc Senior member

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    If starting from nothing, build your basics of solids and stripes and toss in some small scale gingham. The below fabrics are all from Luxire's site.

    Linen blends
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  6. Darkside

    Darkside Senior member

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    I just graduated medical school. Funny you mentioned Spike Lee. I was just watched Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the NY Knicks yesterday on TV.

    On a more #menswear note, I think my attire for the day has been decided for me. A family friend threw a get together for me and gave me a pair of very expensive cufflinks. I guess suit with French cuff shirt it is.
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    :cheers:
     
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  8. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Think I just had my lifespan shortened by 5 years. Looked like the airline had lost my suitcase containing 2 Formosa suits, I Formosa SC, 2 Eidos SC and a pair of Vass. Luckily someone had taken the wrong case and decided to return it :/
     
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  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why are you traveling with so much?
     
  10. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    I just moved back to Australia permanently (partner and I had over 280b of checked luggage.... I blame NMWA ;)
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Y'all didn't just use a moving service? Cost us like 1.5k to move from Seoul to Texas
     
  12. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Yup, already had a bunch of stuff shipped by sea, but needed the suits etc sooner than that. And sending them (unaccompanied) by air risked attracting a hefty customs charge
     
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    Someone here ridiculously quoted me $650 for pick-up and transport back to their facility near Incheon of 10cbm.

    How much did you "move" with? 3 cbm?
     
  14. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I moved from Shanghai back to Melbourne last year. Had a container-load - furniture and 100 boxes. (Yep.)

    Cost a lot of dough. But no breakages, everything was expertly packed and arrived in good order.

    Then two months ago I had to move it all again - we bought an apartment.

    I think I might stay put for a while now.
     
  15. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    You dudes are giving me flashbacks. In the last 5 years I have done 3 international moves and 2 state side moves with another coming up. I'm just. ready. for it. to end.
     
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    I think it was about US$8k for a 20-foot container from DC to Dubai a year ago. Currently pricing containers again...this stuff does eat up a lot of money.
     
  17. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    3. But we didn't go with the cheapest available
     
  18. GuP

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    My current collection. May have some more sky blue lying around but this is the majority
     
  19. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Mcfox, tell me when you move next. I'll come by and switch bags with you.
     
  20. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think international moves would turn me into a minimalist. Hell, when I moved to California from Texas, I jettisoned a ton of stuff. If it didn't fit in this, it didn't make the trip:

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