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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    ^ My good suggestion is to get that Formosa navy sport coat. It's a great place to start with an odd jacket--boring at first and then only as boring as you make it.
     
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  2. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Noodles. A navy blazer is versatile and should be your first real odd jacket. Boring is kind of the point. That said, you need suits way more than sport coats.
     
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  3. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    Navy is not boring. Navy is what's next, noods!
     
  4. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    Somewhere in Texas, Claghorn is crying. But are they tears of laughter or sorrow?
     
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  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Texture. Thanks

    This one with the sale and the tailor's credit is ONLY $1,355!!! I want to pull the trigger!

    A suit is definitely what I should be pursuing, however, I am fine playing OJT once or twice a week. This will give the Formosa suits time to rest.

    That jacket screams boring! But it's the right one.


    Some non-boring SCs.
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  6. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Add another $145 and you get a BnT bespoke suit.
     
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  7. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    LOL - prison stripes FTW, although it could stand to be a bit shorter.
     
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  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member

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    Laughter. Maniacal laughter.
     
  9. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    didn't noodles pick up two pairs of EP pants? And wasn't one of them gray? I guess he traded those in for the Rotas....
     
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  10. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Pack your things and go.
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member

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    Because I'm always pushing Noodles towards SuSu (and any other brand that has been shown to fit him well) and I think I am making some headway in this, some stuff Noodles might get from SuSu and why.

    Charcoal striped Lazio
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    Noodles has been craving something in charcoal for a while. And someone earlier gave him advice, which I agreed with, to look into a striped suit. I've asked Noodles show this suit to his wife and get her take. I don't know if he has. He suggested I was a crazy person. But I think that's because Mrs. Noodles and I have ganged up on him before.



    But what Noodles really needs is a navy/dark blue odd jacket. Unfortunately, SuSu isn't carrying anything that would really work for Noodles (I think). He'll be disappointed with the Havana lapels and buttoning point and there isn't any good jackets with Hudson. Fortunately, there are two excellent, excellent Hudson blazersuits available.


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    I say go with the lighter of the two (mohair, silk, linen) simply because it'll add something to his suit rotation to have something in mid-blue (you already have a solid navy suit, right?) But the second is more conventional and I know at least one GNAT reader picking it up and being very happy with it.
     
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  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member

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  13. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Stripes are too close together.
     
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  14. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    I assume Claghorn is joking around. That suit is hideous.
     
  15. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Speaking of Suit Supply, does anyone here have experience with having a tailor shorten the sleeves of one of their jackets? If so, how much can one get away with?

    Knowing that I would need to have this done has prevented me from trying them, given the functional buttons. But I remain curious.

    Thanks.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  16. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member

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    You assume incorrectly. I think we must have different tastes in suits. But I do agree with Mr. Six in that the stripes would be better further apart. But in general, I like smaller scale stripes assuming they are fuzzy enough. And those are.
     
  17. Academic2

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    I've lost track. Does Noodles already have a solid charcoal suit?

    (It's hard to keep up. It's not just a question of what he's bought, it's also a question of what he's returned ...)

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  18. archibaldleach

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    Maybe it's the image / monitor. The thing looks cheap and shiny (not as bad on my laptop as it looked on my phone) in the worst possible way from what I can tell (kind of like what I'd expect to see in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame). I highly doubt our tastes are that different; I like a higher ratio of non-blue to blue jackets and like grey suits a bit more than you, but I generally like the things you post. Do you happen to have the link to the actual suit on their website?
     
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  19. WillingToLearn

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    I have had a hudson and a Havana shortened from the shoulder. Havana was a linen silk blend. hudson is a textured wool, almost a rough birdseye. not sure that matters. took off about 1.5 inches or so, under 2 for sure. hudson turned out well, sleeve pitch and volume work well. I had it done by my regular tailor and he reattached with Spalla camicia no problem. was not cheap though, I did it b/c I loved the jacket. Havana was done subsequently, at SuSu. less successful in that the sleeve is now a little tight.

    to summarize, it's doable but success depends on the style /sleeve volume and taper and possibly skill of the tailor.
     
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  20. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Also, I think both of the blue suits Claghorn posted images of look good. I agree that the lighter one is better (because Noodles has a navy suit and also because IMO a fabric like that is meant for a slightly lighter blue).
     

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