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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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    dazed: Yes, your shirt would look good with that coat, IMO.
     
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  2. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    I think I like the melange from far away, but as I get closer, I dont like it as much - prefer it to be more blended
     
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  3. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    I neither like suede shoes NOR knit ties...

    Has the countdown on my membership revocation to SF started?
     
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  4. GuP

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    Why no love for suede?
     
  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    I didnt like suede until I got a suede chukka.
     
  6. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    I truly have no good reason, though perhaps it is more a preference for "normal" leather shoes than a dislike for suede.

    My best guess is that part of me, from previous ownership of suede shoes, considers suede to be cheaper (quality wise) than other dress shoes, which leaves me incapable of spending an equal amount on them...
     
  7. Veremund

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    I love everything about this. :inlove:
     
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  8. dazedstate

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    Thanks bud, it seemed well received on WAYWRN on initial posting as well. One of my rare wins. [​IMG]
     
  9. Koala-T

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    this is quite helpful, but frankly, I don't even really know what a fresco is, so I'm looking for something that will tell me about different suiting weaves and weights.


    I think that for the money, KW is better than the full canvas options at suit supply:
    1) because you have various construction options at your fingertips: regular canvas? Light canvas? Unconstructed? Wide lapel or regular or slim? Various shoulder padding configurations.
    2) you have more fabrics to chose from and you get to determine the cut
    3) you get all of that mtm, rather than buying off the rack and then tailoring.
     
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  10. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    Does KW offer a return like SuSu?
     
  11. sebastian mcfox

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  13. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    I sent Kent a PM a couple weeks ago and havent heard back. Is it better to email?
     
  14. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    Yes. He responds one month later to PMs
     
  15. Darkside

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    I own SS and suits made from the same factory as KW, and I would buy KW 100x over--especially if it's at or remotely near the same price point. His suits are full-canvassed, the construction is more robust, and the fabric selection is great. Also, if you go MTM you can choose stylistic details.

    I have a feeling that SS gets discount proprietary fabrics from brand name mills so they can use them for marketing purposes (and it works).

    My next jacket will probably be from KW. I just wish he did more OTR stuff in staple fabrics. I don't know anyone on this site who would choose SS over his products.


    Email.
     
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  16. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Can you expand on this? Not proof, or anything, but your thinking behind it.

    Also, keep in mind there are some fabrics offered through Kent (non-CMT) in which the price range for top level SS will get you a 3 piece suit...in addition to all the things you mentioned.
     
  17. GuP

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    I have never tried on a KW SC, so I am not sure how it will fit. Price point is the same for SC
     
  18. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Suede shoes are best shoes.
     
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  19. greger

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    [​IMG]

    Like the tie.
    Coat is too small. Sleeves don't fit at all.
    Pocket square is cool.
    Shirt cloth is nice.
     
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  20. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    What do you have in suede? I know you have some beautiful reddish suede oxfords right?
     

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