Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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  2. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Looks great! Have you ever tried leaving the top button undone? Or having it repressed as a 3 roll 2? Might be a bit more flattering, but I am nitpicking atm.
     


  3. DocHolliday

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    Agree it's worth considering, but what it really comes down to is avoiding the extremes of fashion. That's pretty easy. Common sense tells you that a sportcoat that ends above your rear isn't for conservative business, now or in the future. But some guys might benefit from a slightly shorter coat, or they might look good in narrower lapels. It's something to consider, at least. But there's unending discussion here of finding RTW that's "timeless," and that's a false hope. It's antithetical to the business of RTW. What you're wearing either looks like what the shops are selling or it doesn't. That's frustrating for many guys, but there's nothing noble about abdicating your responsibility to determine your personal style. How many guys do you see posting here and at AA who end up looking dowdy or dated now out of fear they'll look dated in the future?

    In short, it's not that I don't think it's worth considering, but I think SF frets about it disproportionately, to the point it can paralyze the development of individual taste and style.
     
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  4. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    I took pictures of both but the pic with the top button on looks more composed and crisp.
     


  5. Monkeyface

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  6. TweedyProf

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    Rudals the pic and your concern about your paunch bring together a point about button stance. The top button which you've inexplicably buttoned exaggerates your paunch. See that wide expanse of navy blue? Undo the button and see pounds flit away! The second button seems about your natural waist. Maker?
     


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    Doc

    I agree. For example in jacket length there's the standard rule of thumb. Many make snap judgements on the basis of a torso shot but length is a function of many factors. Some people say short with shirt legs would do well with a jacket that does not cover the seat. I think there a re principles here.

    Curious about principles for lapel width. On whom would skinny lapels look good?
     


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    Zegna - Milano Line
     


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    Women and children.
     
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    Was going to say Justin Bieber. Same same.
     


  12. Rudals

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    Okay, let's break this $hit down...if anyone cares to.
    I think I look good today (except the hair) but someone slap me upside the head and let me know what the heck is wrong with today's fit.
    I was delete happy so I deleted the other pictures so I don't have anything to compare.
    Does it really come just down to the top button or is there more to it?
     


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    I tried to catch up. So The belt and shoes are taken care of, right?
     


  14. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Rudals, you made no poor choices with today's fit. It's just that the jacket doesn't fit you well. That isn't your fault. It's the jackets. I like 3 button. Ask anyone. But you don't have the body for it (generally anyone under 185cm doesnt).

    Also, I wore a navy knit with a country jacket just for this thread.
     
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    Belt and shoes?!
    They're like the least of my worries. We needs to takes care of mine hair first~
     


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