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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Starbucks is the Jos. A Bank of coffee shops.
     
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    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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  3. semperexcelsius

    semperexcelsius Senior member

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    Should we really care, though? [​IMG]
     
  4. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Coffee: pour-over using a Melitta filter and ceramic cone. I prefer east African beans with deep, earthy flavors. I'm not a huge fan of the current light, sweet flavor profile, though I'll drink it if well done. /semipretentiouscoffeetalk
     
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  5. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    If they offered three coffees for the price of one, I would go there every day.
     
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  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's up to you
     
  7. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I took a coffee class a few months ago. The pour over definitely produces a better cup of joe than the French press, but it is not sufficiently superior for me to spend that much time in the morning making it. I'm a double Nespresso guy. :slayer:
     
  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Could have those loyalty cards except give you 30 stamps every time you buy a coffee
     
  9. The Noodles

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    +1.
    You can find better coffffffee at 7-11, McDonald's, and Dunkin' Donuts!
     
  10. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Put This On had a post on this topic today with a number of recommendations and ideas : http://putthison.com
     
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    Thank you! Very interesting. Too late though, I ordered the Brown with Blue and Cream Striped Shantung from you. [​IMG]
     
  12. New Shoes1

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    I'm starting to see a composite of the regulars on this thread and forum. We are a group of coffee snobs that are serious about our cycling/physical fitness regimens in addition to our obsession over the minute details of exceptional clothing and shoes. And, I suspect that if the topic is ever raised, we'll discover we are also very serious about our wine. Am I missing anything?
     
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  13. venividivicibj

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    There are some great wine/food threads in the other forum. Totally different people, but great info.

    If you're interested, I can link some
     
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  14. Mr. Six

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    We all have different priorities. I will go out of my way or spend less time on something else to get a better cup of coffee.
     
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  15. The Noodles

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    I need to stop sipping on diet soft drinks. Ugh...
     
  16. Academic2

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    Here’s a question for the Noodlescenti.

    The question of price comes up from time to time here, with members expressing different limits on what they’d pay for a particular item of clothing (e.g., and most recently, shirts).

    So what’s the most you’d pay for a dress belt? We all need a black one and a brown one, so it doesn’t get much more ‘staple’ than that.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  17. Bill Dlwgosh

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    I recently realized that my dress belt is reversible... I guess that's two more items I ought to add to my list [​IMG]

    ...and for a regular Joe like myself, $80 for an AE belt seems indulgent enough.
     
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  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Because I like being thorough:


    Jacket: 1500 (but would prefer to keep it between 500 and 1000)
    Trousers: 250 (but would prefer to keep it between 150-200)
    Shirt: 80
    Square: 80
    Tie: 99
    Shoes: 400 (though if something really, really grabs my fancy, I can see spending 500. I've spent 500+ on shoes three times, but each time I've felt I should have just gotten a cheaper shoe and a few more ties. Still feel that way about those particular shoes)
    Socks: However much goldtoes cost
    Belt: 50 (though I'd probably look to get a slightly more expensive one on sale)
    Watch: Nada (as much as I love my three museum Movados--black, brown, and metal--I never ever wear them. They just sit there looking all pretty and simple)
     
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  19. Darkside

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    Both of my "dress" belts are from Kamakura. My black one was $80. I really like the small, simple buckle on it. My other belt I use for both burgundy and brown shoes, and it's made of Japanese Cordovan and it is similar to Horween's #8 color. IIRC, it was about 120$. Probably more than needs to be spent on belts, but if you think about it, they are the items that get the most repeat wears.

    The belt I wear with jeans is from Narragansett Leathers, and that was about $45. It's pretty awesome.
     
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    I like this game.

    Suit: $1,000 - though I know I may have to go higher next time for better fabric or details, this is what I've paid at my tailor to date - not including further tailoring later on for weight loss, changes, etc. - so probably more like $1,250
    Jacket: $800 - I've never spent more than $350 for a RTW jacket on sale, and I've never had one made though I plan to... and hope not to spend more than $800
    Trousers: $280 - the price I pay for custom-made at my tailor
    Shirt: $100 - the price I pay for MTM at my tailor
    Square: $40 - I have a really hard time spending money on squares, though the ones I have that cost - or started out costing - a higher amount are definitely my favorites
    Tie: $80 - I mostly buy from eBay or on sale and rarely feel comfortable above $60 really
    Shoes: $400 - just hit $350 and now suddenly $175 seems "cheap" when my dad never spent more than $100 in his life and that was a "splurge" by his standards
    Socks: $20 - although mine are almost all from Uniqlo at like $5 per pair
    Belt: $50
    Watch: $600 - though I don't have one and won't buy one until other clothing staples are taken care of, which may be never
     
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