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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Do we have a problem? @sprout2
     
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  3. semperexcelsius

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    Has anyone actually ever walked in on you in the conference room?
     
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    No, I just don't like seeing people waste their own time on trivialities. Can we go back to talking about who owns more ties
     
  5. The Noodles

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    No. I just shut the door and pretend I am having an important meeting or a phone call. But if you're outside the conference room, all you're hearing is "shoot" or "capture" or "cheese" as I yell at the camera to snap the picture.

    Trivial, indeed. But it's worth the discussion. Unless I have discussed it many times, which I think is the case.
     
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  6. semperexcelsius

    semperexcelsius Senior member

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    @pinkpanther wins.
     
  7. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    First, the suit you linked was linen, so it would look weird with roper sholders.

    Second, he has said (in his thread) that his people do soft shoulders the best (of their options).
     
  8. The Noodles

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    But if I were in his position, I would go for a more structured shoulders. If he is fine with that then there is no point of discussing this any further.
     
  9. Monkeyface

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    Kent wang doesn't have shoulder pads because he doesn't care about his sloping shoulders. The same goes for that blogger guy, crompton, he has extremely sloped shoulders, but doesn't get shoulder pads either.

    To me it looks bad, but to them it apparently doesn't. Not everyone has the same ideals. Some like looking skinny, or don't want to have that V shape. Nothing wrong with that.

    You obviously do want that V shape, so go get yourself a suit with a stronger shoulder expression, whether that's with pads or roped or whatever. Or just go into town and try on a bunch, see how you like it. You can only theoreticize so much, applying it in real life will teach much more. That's why I'm not an academic.
     
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  10. kulata

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    Not with casual suits. He may also not have the fastidiousness that makes little stuff bother you.
     
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  11. The Noodles

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    Once again, I have proven that I need my own thread to ask a dumb question only to conclude that it was an unnecessary question. And the circle of life goes on.
     
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    Sprout's coming in hot today!
     
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  13. venividivicibj

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    Not really, I'm just saying it would look strange to the a rumpled linen suit, and then some super structured shoulders.

    also noodles - you can have soft shoulders... with shoulder extension.


    the sholder sloping monkey is talking about is a totally separate issue.
     
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  14. Monkeyface

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    Sloping shoulders generally require pads. Narrow shoulders extension.
     
  15. kulata

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    Different morphology. Sucks if you have both though

    Noodles, educate thyself
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/245858/shoulder-expression

    I don't think kent wang has narrow shoulders relative to his hips per say.
     
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  17. venividivicibj

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    yeah, but he (noodles) is more concerned with his narrow shoulders rather than sloping shoulders.

    (I agree with you, just saying it isn't what noodles as looking for).


    basically noodles:

    Amount of padding - one subject
    Type of shoulder (roped, soft, spalla, etc) - on subject
    amount of sholder extention - another subject

    can be related, but don't need to be.
     
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  18. The Noodles

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    I've been doing shoulder shrugs with dumbbells at home. But I've also been doing shoulder shrugs at work here and there and it was pretty awkward when someone caught me in the elevator. Very awkward.

    Yes, I don't mind the sloping shoulders. I am more concerned about the darn puny looking shoulders.
     
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    Personally I like the look of sloped shoulders. Maybe that's just to make myself feel better.
     
  20. kulata

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    Sloping shoulders only look bad, at least IMO, if hips are wide relative to shoulder width. Then we are verging on a feminine look but hey it's 2015. It doesn't matter :D
     

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