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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Cao Cao

    Cao Cao Senior member

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    That man can throw on anything and it would still look good.
     
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  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I cede to evidence.

    Though low contrast is a pretty limiting boundary.
     
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  3. Gavinband

    Gavinband Senior member

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    Lovely stuff! Can't open pic fully for some reason, grey suit?

    Anyone got a nice example of a recent burgundy neat? I saw a nice one from shibumi recently but can't open link again (ah, lovely internet in China)
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    nope, blue Canali suit, kiton shirt and of course EGC tie
     
  5. Gavinband

    Gavinband Senior member

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    Great. Thank you, sir! Will order when I touch down in London next week! Any example of a recent and in stock burgundy neat would be amazing, too!
     
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  6. archibaldleach

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    @Cleav, well done (as usual). That's pretty much what I had in mind.
     
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  7. flvinny521

    flvinny521 Senior member

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    Noodlers, what do you think of these two ties? Versatile? I was thinking the first for a wedding tie, but is the second's herringbone pattern too "jacketesque?"

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  8. Cao Cao

    Cao Cao Senior member

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    Noodlers,

    I looking for a tie.
    Any suggestions before I return to Neiman Marcus? Sam Hober is great but I have most of the ties that I need from them. Vanda has good looking ties but their thickness is starting to displease me. ET doesn't seem to be restocking. Any suggestions?
     
  9. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    What do you mean regarding Vanda?

    Check out YellowHook...great products. Have probably close to 20 of them
     
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  10. Koala-T

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    @Gerry Nelson , where do you get your long sleeve polo shirts?
     
  11. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Vanda is expensive as sh*t too.

    Try Conrad wu?

    You won't like this, but NMWA has nice ties. Some are on end of season sale currently.

    EGCapelli?
     
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  12. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    @Cao Cao - had a look at Henry Carter?

    Chocolate bourette silk -

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    Olive grenadine grossa -

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    Burgundy/sky striped bourette silk -

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    Many other goodies. Very reasonable prices at current exchange rates.
     
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  13. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Veni, exposing?
     
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  14. Cao Cao

    Cao Cao Senior member

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    I am starting to not like the knots with Vanda ties because the ties are too thin.
    I prefer Sam Hober's grenadine knots, bulky knots.
    I just checked out YellowHook and just saw like 5 ties...

    I like ConradWu but I believe I have all that I like from them.
    Yes, NMWA carries nice ties but never have been able to find anything that I like...even when I had store credit.
    Capelli...we know what happened there but he's worth revisiting.

    I will check out Henry Carter.

    Seems like I am making every excuse not to purchase from the recommendations but believe me I am not.
     
  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1 for Henry Carter.

    Given your more casual workplace, any thought as to knits?
     
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    archibaldleach Senior member

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    A man looking for ties. This thread has come full circle. Nieman Marcus reference just makes me nostalgic.
     
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  17. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    1. I can see that thought re: Vanda, though I think their lined ties knot fine (and I tie a tight knit)
    2. You're looking at YellowHook at the worst time. It's essentially in "clearance" mode with the winter offerings in preparation for the spring/summer released. What you currently see for YH is the very last of the seasonal offerings. There were many more prior, though they are long since sold out.
     
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  18. Cao Cao

    Cao Cao Senior member

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    No, not a more casual workplace, but have to dress to match clients.
     
  19. venividivicibj

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    Expensive***
     
  20. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Oh, can't believe I forgot - Kent Wang? They don't have a big selection, but some very interesting ones - and knits if you want to go casual
     
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