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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Senior member

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    I have no pocket squares! I'd like one! Make a suggestion for a versatile square that won't destroy my bank account!

    Also, while I'm at it, are there any significant holes in my tie wardrobe?

    I have my OneJacket- the Eidos donegal navy tweed.

    My ties include:
    - a Drake's navy knit,
    -a Knottery burgundy grenadine grossa,
    -a brown ET grenadine fina,
    -an orange ET cashmere,
    -a Drake's blue/orange silk/linen stripe.
    -a green Massdrop x Panta (eventually).
     
  2. yanagi

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    White linen.
     
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  3. sprout2

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    1. White linen
    2. Needs more silk foulards (navy)

    Also, you can have OneShoe and OneSock, but you cannot have OneJacket. That's like having OneToiletPaper. Barbaric. You need OneHundredJackets.
     
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  4. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    I am such a masculine man that I never evwn touch wimen, excepting with my ding a dong, and only then theough a hole in a sheet. So there.

    I will stand for us all.
     
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  5. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    Foo recommended or not, I get more use out of my cream silk square than my white linen. White linen except for with the most businessy suits never feels right - too harsh, and only TV-foldable. Plus you can puff or point, or both, with the silk.

    Otherwise, I look for simple, non-geometric patterns with plenty of clean space and different colored edges/border. I find those to be the easiest to get a good range of expressions from. YMMV.

    Check out Exquisite Trimmings to see what they have at the moment.
     
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    upr_crust Senior member

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    Funny, you don't look Hassidic . . . :satisfied:
     
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  7. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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  8. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    I am a realist. I accept the traditions from other cultures which help me maintain my extreme masculinity.
     
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  9. sprout2

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    Only on SF would there be a pagelong discussion about the parameters in which it is acceptable to hold a bag, including qualifications made for fringe scenarios like backpacks and momentary coat removal, all alongside photo evidence.
     
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  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a OneJacket. It is not quite navy. And one day I will have five of them.
     
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  11. jcmeyer

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    I still want a nearly-navy OneJacket. I got a SuSu Havana but it's a good deal lighter than navy, plus it's hopsack and quarter-lined so it's really only S/S.

    I like the idea of a donegal navy tweed but wouldn't want it to be super heavy. Does anyone use birdseye for OJs?
     
  12. Cao Cao

    Cao Cao Senior member

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    Dang it! I am working with a Belgium company and they use Dutch. At first, I thought I'd be fine handling their work with my background in the German language (Deutsch). Boy was I wrong. Dutch and Deutsch is nothing alike!
     
  13. 1up

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    Not even close..
     
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  14. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I never even considered holding someone's bag an issue. I'll hold Erica's bag if she's tired, because... well, I care about her comfort. I can't recall one single time when someone's questioned my manliness (lolz). I think that not being considerate of your SO, because of an overwhelming fear of appearing feminine, is a pretty un-manly trait.

    Otoh, she almost never carries a regular handbag.
     
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  15. jcmeyer

    jcmeyer Senior member

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    When my wife gets tired I carry her around. Hella manly.
     
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  16. Koala-T

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    She must be tiny.
     
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    From my particular sub-culture, I maintain my extreme masculinity by never touching women, even with my ding-a-dong. The methodology may not suit everyone, but so far for me it's working fine. :satisfied:
     
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  18. DonRaphael

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    Prime time Noodles.
     
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  19. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As someone once said in some movie: "Fucking women is for poofs"
     
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  20. sprout2

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    I make my woman carry my handbag. And my fur coat.
     
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