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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    I like the idea of having one at least semi-conservative option no matter what the weather. I'd probably do RAF blue and at least 50% non-linen. Maybe get a tan or brown linen suit in the future if you like the look and wear the jacket separately a bit.
     
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  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I guess we'll have to go one seeing the only two suits you seems to own these days then. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    @CaptainTohm go Madras and never look back...

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    thats actually a pretty nice jacket caustic.
     
  5. Caustic Man

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  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't get soft canvas.

    Of the new ones put up, I am likely to get one of the following:

    320401
    310305
    320471
    310310

    But for anyone without a large jacket rotation, I strongly endorse 310310

    What are the price levels on those.
     
  7. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Why not? Are you saying not soft canvas because it'll be his first suit, or something inherently you dont like about the soft canvas? (was thinking about doing soft canvas for my linen suit)
     
  8. TM79

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    I think the jacket could end up looking too weak with soft canvassing, for lack of a better word. I'd rather get full canvassing and have the jacket be unlined so it at least has some good structure to it.

    Unless you want to have a really relaxed, slouchy sort of look to it - then soft canvass is probably a good choice.

    But if you want it for office wear and other such things, I wouldn't get soft canvass.
     
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  9. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Yup, I sold that one infamous suit so I have just a few suits left. It is funny to have less suits now than I had before joining SF.
     
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  10. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Somehow I think you came out ahead.
     
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  11. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    This GNAThread has my life from when I was single to now AND it also has a record of all the brand name suits that I sold off. I am ahead in life but I think my closet is on crutches now.
     
  12. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    What I mean is that it's better to have a few really nice things than many questionable things.
     
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  13. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    I would agree if I had 5 Tom Ford suits... drool

    But I get what you're saying here.

    CaptainTom, I agree w/ TM.
     
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  14. CaptainTohm

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    Claghorn said no soft-canvas. Good enough for me, no soft canvas it is.

    Aaron just emailed me back with a couple more swatches, including this one.
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    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3788/12812861933_1dd3c0d018_k.jpg

    The very last swatch, far right on the bottom, is beautiful, but it's at C level pricing. I was hoping to stay below that... But it really looks fantastic.

    To clarify, this is not my first suit. I currently have a navy traveler suit (although a little heavy and dense for summer), navy wool summer weight jacket, and gray/blue linen/silk/wool jacket to wear for the upcoming warmer months.

    EDIT: The 310310 Clags pointed out in the previous swatch group looks beautiful and versatile while still leaning casual. It's also darker than my current blue summer jacket, which I would assume is a plus. I'm assuming since it appears to be textured, it will be easy to break up as separates?
     
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  15. TM79

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    Good to know I don't need to bother to take the time to explain something.
     
  16. archibaldleach

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    Well, since you don't need a suit as much, you probably are further ahead in terms of need versus have than before. One good navy blazer and you may be set.
     
  17. Isolation

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    Also I want to +1 a brown jacket.
     
  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, I agree with your explanation [​IMG]

    and now I feel guilty for not providing my own (which is essentially yours and that Kent Wang himself isn't a huge fan and either gets no canvassing and regularly canvassing. Neither fish nor fowl is generally not a good place to be when it comes to clothing)
     
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  19. The Noodles

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    Actually, I am in dire(?) need for more suits. I mostly work from home in my PJs but I wear suits when I visit clients. So that means about 3 to 4 times a week. The difference now is that I do not have to be in suits 10 hours a day, more like 1 to 3 hours. Glad I made this job switch.

    I should join Captains Tom and get a damn jacket from KW. But SuSu prices are quite twmpting at 400 usd.
     
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  20. CaptainTohm

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    Sorry, TM79. I have an almost running-joke level of fanboy-ism for Clags, which I thought would come through in my post. I appreciate all feedback, especially since I'm such a newbie. I didn't mean to offend.

    This is probably a really dumb question, but does it make sense to get a summer suit full canvassed? This will be a casual suit, for sure, but I keep thinking going unstructured would be too much. My current jackets are all SuSu and half canvassed and seem to walk the line between being able to be dressed up and down very well.
     
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