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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    It's a problem that goes beyond national borders, unfortunately. It mostly afflicts the young although no age group is immune.
     
  2. inno

    inno Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same (a jacket is my main goal). Doesn't seem to be a huge difference in absolute terms but the effect is noticeable. Even the Hudson is verging on too short, but I can live with it.

    SuitSupply's skinny-ass trousers though... WHY?

    Thanks again for the advice, folks.

    Edit: Actually, someone mentioned that the Hudson's buttoning point is lower than the Havana. I don't notice much difference, unless it's 0.5" or so. Guess I need to refine my eye a little.
     
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  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I think the Hudson is just about right length wise. I would guess by looking at them that the difference in length is 3/4 to 1 full inch, which is quite a lot.
     
  4. Monkeyface

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    Saw someone the other day whose jacket ended at his waistband. That's the shortest I've ever seen it, and it looked ridiculous.
     
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  5. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Allowable for Mess Dress only.

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  6. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Yeah, except his was a regular 2 button suit. The buttoning point was where the third button from a 3 button coat normally closes.
     
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  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I figured. Just having some fun with it.
     
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  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    This is a problem?
     
  9. The Noodles

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  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Wonderful, Noodles. Take care of your damn shoes! That's my only feedback...nice flap tuck spreez.

    EDIT: looks like your shirt sleeves are a little short or bunched in the sleeve.
     
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  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Death to flaps.
     
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  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    LOL! I don't know how they came to be in such a horrible condition. You got good eyes. The sleeves are bunched up in there. It's hard to ask my wife to take a photo of me when she disapproves of my active status on SF.

    You know what...the jacket may look cleaner with the flap tucked in. LOL
     
  13. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    What kind of suit Noods? Looking good.
     
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  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Shoes are the first thing I look at. You can get away with not taking care of them with some looks, but CBD isn't one of them.
     
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  15. Joenobody0

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    I meant to post this in this thread:

    That cut is so flattering on you, I think you should just MTO a bunch of different fabrics and be done with thinking about suits.
     
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  16. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    So here's a quick pic of the blazer of my suitsupply blazer suit. The pants are being hemmed at the moment, and will be delivered tomorrow. I was wearing a seersucker shirt and trousers, which wasn't really suitable for a tie, but I put one on for the pic anyways, just for you guys.

    The fabric is an Ariston open weave wool, very similar to Minnis Fresco, except it doesn't feel as scratchy as Minnis. The coat has unpadded shoulders, is butterfly lined, and made using their lightweight canvas, which makes for a very comfortable jacket. I might have them slim the sleeves a little bit, but I don't want to give up on comfort and manoeuvrability. I'll have to think about that one. Otherwise I'm happy with the fit.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. kulata

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    Improved fit in the seat. Have you been squatting?
     
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  18. The Noodles

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    Thx. Mainly 2 exercises.
    1. Squatting with 40 lbs dumbbells.
    2. This.

    And carrying my wife on my back from the basement to the 3rd floor.
     
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  19. sprout2

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    That is a pleasantly well-rounded suit that is not egregiously slim in any places. I like the closure of the skirt.
    Also, death to flaps.
    Wish Fermo Fossatti or whoever it is would develop a slightly darker shade of green grenadine. It looks right up my alley in the close up picture, but I just don't like the super saturation in full light. Longing for a green grenadine with a black cast to it.
    Also, this is a personal hangup, but I feel that graph check shirts like this are a deviation from CBD. I find them a little casual.

    I am confused about how exercising improves the fit of pants. Can someone elucidate? Is this related in some way to the ass exposure issue? Would enjoy pics that involve the intersection of exercise and ass exposure.
     
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  20. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    :embar:


    The idea is that a bigger butt will make his pants fit better.
     

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