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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not worth the savings if they don't fit well.

    I only follow 100 or so people, a number of Styleforum people, but overall, but not many IG accounts that would really make a feed incomplete. But here are four (non-SF) I strongly recommend following if you don't already:

    jonghyucksun
    andreasweinas
    gusvs9
    kkong397 (her husband mostly, though she's well dressed as well)
     
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    It is the only magazine I am aware of that might be worth the subscription. I will have to pay closer attention to the articles when I peruse...
     
  3. Darkside

    Darkside Senior member

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    Speaking of shirting fabrics, is royal oxford more formal than a fine twill?
     
  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Nope.
     
  5. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Murl's correct, though I don't understand why.

    It seems closer to a pique front tuxedo shirt than anything other weave I've seen, yet it is viewed as inherently more casual.

    I don't get it, but that's the "rules."
     
  6. Darkside

    Darkside Senior member

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    Yeah I was under the impression that the Royal Oxford is a bit of a shiny fabric, which I thought would lend it to being dressier.
     
  7. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  8. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    I don't know if I'd consider it shiny (though perhaps we're not speaking the same menswear lingo lol), but I definitely would have considered it a dressier fabric. I for one absolute love the weave.
     
  9. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    What is a versatile gingham color to be worn mostly casual?
     
  10. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Different shades of blue. Light blue, navy, etc., with a white ground.
     
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  11. Isolation

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    Brown in the mix is good too I think?
     
  12. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Back to suede chukkas …

    Anyone have strong feelings about the preferred number of eyelets?

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  13. MrTRC

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    2-3 max. Personally, i prefer 2.
     
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  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    This.
     
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  15. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Yes, that's my sense as well.

    To me one of the defining characteristics of the chukka that distinguishes it from other laced ankle boots is the small number of eyelets, hence 2 is more chukka-like than 3, so to speak.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  16. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    Smaller squares or bigger squares?
     
  17. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Two or three for me Ac :nodding:

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    Though I prefer unlined always....
     
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  18. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    Nice chukkas.

    Which are these? I am in the market for one.
     
  19. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks man, they are all C & J
     
  20. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    Nice.

    Should I get a nice watch (from the wife) or spread the $ around for clothing i.e. sporcoat, pants, chukkas, etc? Wife says get the watch as it will last
     

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