Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I've heard good things about the equus bespoke belts. Haven't tried them myself though, but I am planning to do so soon.
     
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  2. Sonny58

    Sonny58 Senior member

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    What are these?
     
  3. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Saved from the fire by Clags.

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    Makes 18 purged and 14 kept.
     
  4. Rudals

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    Long story short, I bought those shoes when I was 180 lbs. Then I went down to 160 lbs, hence the gap in the shoes. I didn't know your feet got smaller when you lost weight.
     
  5. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    You know, I wouldn't believe this if somebody told me it, but I do think weight loss at least partially contributed to me dropping a half size.
     
  6. jrd617

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    fatty!
     
  7. jrd617

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    I vote to burn that blue multi stripe.

    The tattersall is okay
     
  8. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    I assumed Claghorn was talking about the navy and white stripe shirt (I think it was on the bottom of picture 2) rather than that blue and white shirt. Could be wrong, though.
     
  9. luv2breformed

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    Yea, I now understand after reading at your guys' responses. Thanks for the help.

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    Still at 18 purged and 14 saved
     
  10. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Okay, here's Noodle's question of the day.
    I was just checking out Brooks Brothers' Fitz. suit description and AGAIN saw that they have narrow lapels. It appears if I want a trimmed/fitted cut suit that it is going to have these trendy features such as NARROW lapels. So thus far, I've noticed Zegna going narrow on lapels and now BB?
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Luv: yeah, I was talking about the Hilditch and not the Turnbull.

    Rudals: even BB goes to where the money is...which is currently suits which make the wearer look feminine. The sad thing is that BB generally makes durable clothes, so that suit will have plenty of life lett in it by the time skinny lapels behin looking very dated (by 2018 I'm gonna say)
     
  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Both are kinda meh for me. I would stick with your original keep list.
     
  13. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    If you're willing to spend money to buy stuff from Zegna, you can also get excellent MTM in a quality fabric and get the lapel width you want. If you are not super hard to fit but just want a classically styled suit that is a bit more fitted, I'd be surprised if you could not get MTM to work for you. Obviously do your homework and know what you are asking for, but if you are getting minor modifications from a stock pattern (BB or other retailers' MTM services) or something pretty simple from the Hong Kong tailors of the world, you should be okay.

    The Regent fit may also be a good choice for you if you are looking at RTW options (wider lapels than the Fitzgerald but still a slimmer cut than the more traditional Madison).
     
  14. timotune

    timotune Senior member

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    Again: Try Suitsupply. Lazio, Napoli, La Spalla all have nice lapel-widths.

    Re: Belts. I am happy using braces with suits & formal combinations. Looks much sleeker & also is more comfortable.
     
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  15. jrd617

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    The "Target of menswear" :nodding:
     

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