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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Pliny's is nice too, but a bit more olive than I want. Plus, I'm totally unaware as to what fabric it is, where the other is a Barbera for Lesser that's nigh on impossible to find. I have a lead on a length. Hopefully it will be good.

    For further reference regarding gun clubs, there is the gun club appreciation thread.
     
  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    L2B, as far as the two gray odd jackets go, they're both nice. Keep in mind, Pingson's got a very solid wardrobe to back his up. Still, they're both rough with patch pockets, so if there ever was a midgray/charcoal odd jacket, those are it.

    The first is better than the second as its darker (and so will be easier to match with midgray or light gray trousers). I wouldn't pull the trigger on it unless you've got at least three trousers that it'll work with.
     
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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    lolz. the one NS1 kopped. i am fairly certain i saw the same one at my NMLC, but was not my size. its a great looking SC.
     
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  4. archibaldleach

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    L2B, I would also consider a black and white herringbone tweed (the sort of thing that might in theory resolve to grey) before purchasing something like the two jackets you are considering. In any event, definitely something with patch pockets. I have a grey herringbone odd jacket (not black and white, different shade of grey) and it is actually one of my least worn garments. It really does not go with grey trousers, I don't wear much in the way of navy trousers, tan is a mediocre pairing, etc. My best hope for that jacket is going to be when I get my cream flannel trousers, which are a specialty item and not something you want to count on bailing out your odd jacket and making it look good.
     
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  5. Christopher Essex

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    Ah. I really like the one Mr.Titsworth posted.
     
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  6. AJL

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    I believe I did cinch the tie up pretty good in the jacket pics, perhaps a bit excessively. Here's the rest of the story: by generally accepted standards, the collar's too big, although neither responder made that observation per se. It actually feels pretty comfortable and it looks fine to me. Perhaps the shot w/ jacket where the collar overlaps slightly is less than ideal? It's a thing I've noticed occasionally with other members fits, most recently with one of our own esteemed Council members: [​IMG] Does this look "bad" or "wrong" to you? @Clags, what's your take? Do you think this shirt's too big for you? As I say, I may have cinched the tie up a bit much, and can probably lessen the overlap by easing up a bit. As far as collar stays, I can't speak to that. They are the stays that came with the shirt, so I'll assume they are properly fitted. If the collar is considered too big, not sure if this could be a factor in how the points sit. Regardless, I would never be wearing the shirt buttoned w/o a tie, so not really an issue.
     
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  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A collar is pretty meaningless without the head. And I have a large head. So I like my collars big. The overlap is caused in part by the size of the collar, but I suspect mostly it's my posture as I lean for the picture (the tripod is set at a height for my full shot and I don't really bother increasing it for the chest shot). As I lean, the collar rotates a bit around the button.

    As far as yours, the biggest problem is not the size but that the points lift off your chest. It looks fine (both size and collar points) with the jacket on.
     
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  8. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Thanks for the great feedback, fellas. I will hold off for now, but keep my eye on the first one. It is I believe black/gray herringbone resolving to charcoal. Archibald, if you don't mind me asking what makes black/white herringbone more versatile? I would think that it would resolve to mid gray much like the second jacket I posted.
     
  9. Rudals

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    Yesterday, I went to GNC after I got off work. I squatted down to pick up some vitamins and I heard and felt my pants rip.

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    Easy fix at the tailor. I've done this twice now. :p
     
  12. Rudals

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    Yeah, I'll take it to a local dry cleaners and see what they can do (they have a part time tailor).
    One month away from my wedding and I am really trying to get in shape but this is a discouraging sign.

    @luv2breformed
    Can you summarize everything you noodled thus far in February? I think we've both gotten some great solid help from this thread.
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  13. jrd617

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    Noodles sent you a pic of that zegna :slayer:
     
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    Very difficult to go wrong with ties from Gerald. He and Diana are pretty awesome.
     
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  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't recognize the last two noodles. But all are excellent choices.
     
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  16. Rudals

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    Thanks, I have great mentors in this thread, include you. [​IMG]
    The last 2 are from Turnbull & Asser. I really wanted to have a charcoal grey in my staple. Was going to go with a grenadine but went with Twill. The second one was a no brainer and it will replace this $40 tie below.

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    Thanks for feedback. Actually I think the points lie flat with tie/without jacket as well. Only w/o tie and fully buttoned do they float. It does look odd I agree.
     
  18. AJL

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    I concur. Well done Noodles.
     
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  19. New Shoes1

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    Thanks for the thoughts on the sport coat. Much appreciated. I will have to give it the try-on test and see if I can make it work. If I decide not to keep it, it's a 42L Zegna Roma cut.
     
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    You are already seeing the supps working. Haha. Just kidding.
     
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