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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Yep, that's an accurate description. You're right, it's not best for a strictly summer jacket...better options out there. Thanks for that picture! I've haven't seen that and now I'm even more excited.
     
  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    re: houndstooth

    I associate it with winter, but I've seen a nice linen-wool houndstooth before and see no (real) reason why it can't be worn in S/S.
     
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  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Is yours flannel too?

    I think blue or light grey is more appropriate for summer.
     
  4. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Yeah, it's a beautiful shade of green. I may eventually revisit this decision next Winter, even though I already have two green jackets.
     
  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    I have a pair of linen houndstooth pants that are great. Would work as a jacket too

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Remember some guys asking about KW wide lapels (also shows roped shoulders)

    Here you go. Quick and dirty bathroom pic a-la- noodles

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  7. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    I know you're not a massive guy (40r or so I believe?) so I think it's fair to say the way lapels are not garishly showy, given this pic. I like the roped shoulders more than I would have anticipated as well. It seems as though the actual shoulder padding is still quite light?
     
  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Wear a 42 jacket for KW, 40 for most other brands, yeah. The lapels are not as wide/affected as some feared.

    Shoulder padding is not stiff by any means - though it is more than the spalla cadente or spalla camicia of Formosa (which was to be expected, being roped shoulders)
     
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  9. llamaone

    llamaone Senior member

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    I'm not "imagining" anything. I've had two KW jackets with dark brown horn buttons, and mine are as I previously described. But you don't have to take my word for it. Tell me this dark brown button on the right doesn't look almost black:

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    (Pic is from the KW website)

    Anyway, I'm sure there is some variation and yours may indeed be much lighter than mine.
     
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  10. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    No need to get all combative. I did not realize you have jackets as well. I will take pictures to share sometime this week.

    As an FYI, the snippiness doesn't fly in this thread the same as it might in others. This comment is directed to several of your posts, not just this one.
     
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  11. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Nope, grey business suit. Tailor is convincing me to go ventless
     
  12. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Please no. I don't like it in any case (tux included, tradition be damned!), but certainly not as it pertains to a standard suit.
     
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  13. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    I think we might be best served to turn down the outrage meter a few notches. Edit: (while) maybe a touch more acerbic than need be, there surely has to be more significant things to get in a tizzy over than llama's tone.
     
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  14. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Why?
     
  15. llamaone

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    Not really sure where you guys are coming from. I believe my tone has been perfectly civil. "Combative"? "Tizzy"? "Outrage"? That's being a bit melodramatic, no? :)
     
  16. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    This was my point, though perhaps not clearly made. I can see how some of your posts would read as a tad standoffish, but certainly not enough to warrant any concern over it.
     
  17. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Do you plan to sit down at all? But seriously - is there a reason why? It is a fairly unusual thing
     
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  18. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    For suiting, it just screams early/mid 90s to me. My Dad has quite a few nice suits/sport coats like this, and it is just a look I have never felt, nor have I felt comfortable wearing.

    Also, I have a fairly big ass for my body (stupid compound exercises lol), so I find it near impossible to go ventless without looking a tad silly.
     
  19. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    He clearly acknowledged that your attitude was not that bad. No need for the happy face emoticon.
     
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  20. sebastian mcfox

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    Yes. I was told if the suit was cut properly then manoeuvrability, including sitting down, wouldn't be an issue.
     
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