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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    Bingo. Thanks.

    Yes. Traditional, or original, Glen plaid (or check) has only black or white threads and no overcheck. That's what I'm talking about.

    May I ask very roughly where in the world you are? I'm curious as to how widespread the association of the cloth is with suiting If you'd rather not say, that's fine, of course.

    Cheers,

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    Thanks, Pliny. Great photo.

    In the northeast US it used to be a very common business suit, with particular associations with bankers, though I think that was too narrow a stereotype given the actual range of businesses where you'd see it.

    Thanks, everyone. Much appreciated, as always.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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    This is one of the many, many reasons I love grey flannel in general.
     
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    And tweed, of course.

    One of uses to which tweed was put was as camouflage whilst hunting, after all—hence all the ‘earth tones’.

    You can get a lot of tweed pretty dirty before it becomes noticeable.

    Cheers,

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    You guys realize that you can actually clean your clothes?
     
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    True, but rare is the day that I carry around a spare pair of trousers, and teaching with a visible stain on your pants....well, you can surmise that it tends to diminish what little respect I already possess.
     
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    LOL, I'd venture to say that that is also dependent on where the stain happens to be. ;)
    Seriously though, a spare jacket and pair of trousers in your office closet? Gives you a chance to actually prove the versatility mantra.
     
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    ^That's a very good idea, Elio--I think I'll do that, actually.
     
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    I learned the hard way, spilling coffee on my trousers five minutes before a major presentation.
    And don't forget a few spare ties.
     
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    Well, any excuse to just keep ordering new ones [​IMG]
     
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    Noodle comment.

    In the new Guy Ritchie film The man from U.N.C.L.E. Henry Cavill wears bespokke Timothy (Savile Row) Everest suits. He looks fantastic. (It's a period film, 1960s I think). I noticed that rather than displaying unadorned horn buttons, the suit buttons appeared to be faced with the suit cloth.

    You might be able to make it out here..
    [​IMG]

    Looks cool.
     
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    Napoleon Solo in a hard 3-button with waistcoat, self-faced buttons and ticket pocket?

    All seems a bit try-hard to me. Plus guys weren't that "built" in the sixties.

    The pagoda shoulders are cool though.
     
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    How did it go? Did they buy what you were selling?
     
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    See gazman 70 instagram and Vanda, potential source for navy seersuckerctie
     
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    We're talking about Superman here tho.

    Not a fan of Pagoda, but I admit they do look good on a guy that well-built.
    Agree the ticket pocket is an affectation (always r imo) but I think the facings are a nice touch.
     
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    No, that happens only on SF ;)
     
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    Huh.

    Like I've always said, everything you need to know about menswear life you can learn on GNAT.

    [​IMG]

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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