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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Naw, I'll just join Curves
     
  2. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    isn't curves for big girls? : (
     
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  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    That's where I belong!
    They always cover up their gym.
    But I took a peek inside once but saw no equipment... maybe a stationary bike. Guess they're doing a great job of retaining its members.
     
  4. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    Hey noodlers, any of you into raw denim?

    I stained it by accident, but exacerbated the problem by scrubbing the stained part with a wet sponge. Any solutions other than buying another pair? Thanks.

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  5. Darkside

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    ^Either wash/soak to even out the dye loss or wear without care. Part of the charm of raw is that it carries the trials and tribulations of your journey with you.
     
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  6. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Should have just left the stain. When you do a cold soak, it would have come out, or at least been evenly lightened
     
  7. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This.
     
  8. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    For those of you with skin tones on the darker side of the scale, what are your go to colors for odd trousers with sportcoats? I seem to stuck on navy, grays, and tan. Thanks.
     
  9. circumspice

    circumspice Senior member

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    I don't think about skin tone when buying pants
     
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  10. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    I agree. Trousers really dont clash with your skin tone.
     
  11. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    any update on the suit alterations?
     
  12. PCK1

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    How colorful are you willing to get?

    I'm not particularly dark...but I have lots of vibrant cords and moleskins that I wear in the fall/winter...and I'm debating some more colorful spring/summer iterations.
     
  13. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    I make Casper look tan, and those are the most common shades for me as well lol.
     
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  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Within the usual range of choices, I don't think your skin tone should influence your decision on this.
     
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  15. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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    How about this?
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  16. New Shoes1

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    I've got the itch for a Spring/Summer seasonal jacket after seeing some awesome wool hopsack and wool/linen/silk blend jackets lately. I love the idea of a hopsack or wool/linen/silk blend solid green jacket similar to this Formosa from NMWA:

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    But wonder if I would be better off getting a dark blue wool hopsack jacket like this:

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    Whatever I get, I will order from Kent Wang. I currently wear a brown/cream guncheck and a navy blazer in the Summer with nothing else that is seasonally appropriate.

    Any advice on which one I should go with?

    I'm also wondering what @Murlsquirl recently commissioned from Steed as I think he went the green jacket route as well.
     
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  17. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

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    If you wear a jacket a lot in the spring/summer seasons you will indubitably get more use out of the navy...as it is a staple.

    But if you don't wear a jacket too often and are looking for something a bit more bold for those times that you do...green.
     
  18. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Lightweight W. Bill Phoenix. I should have some pictures of the pattern being cut soon.

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  19. New Shoes1

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    @Murlsquirl , that looks really nice and not too far off from the picture I posted of what I am looking for. Are you thinking four seasons at 9/10 oz or more seasonal?
     

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