Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    It's what became trendy so it's what you see in magazines and on television. Seems a rather shallow and simple answer but, hey, most are shallow and simple people lol
     
  2. luv2breformed

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    As I have been purging, I am getting more excess funds. When I see something that is a good deal I feel I need to pounce on it before it's gone. This mentality is partially what led me to acquiring such a mess of a wardrobe to begin with, but I feel I am being much more selective with my purchases now. Still prone to a misstep here and there . . .
     
  3. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    @luv2breformed
    I just wish that you'd take it a bit slow because your style will change always change with time and if you make this mass purchase, then you might be doing a mass sell off if your style changes. Just a thought.
     
  4. DeSense

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    Fashion is fashion and trends are trends and both come and go, often hand in hand. We can try to stay away from the latest with the aim to only obtain eternally valid staples but it won't always work. 5 or 10 years later we'll look back and cringe at some that looked perfectly great to us today. And it's perfectly ok, too. No risk no fun, albeit calling margin calls in trends and fashion a risk might be a bit on the grandeur side. Narrow lapels can look flimsy, no doubt. Doesn't mean there cannot be a time or place for them (Blues Brothers revival concert e.g.).

    And wise words, Noodles.
     
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  5. AJL

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    Methinks Senor Noodles speaks with tongue planted somewhat cheekily in cheek. After all, the entire thread was originally conceived within the firestorm created by his own feverish "kopping" activities and desires. Amirite Noodles? ;)
     
  6. mrjester

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    I agree with this. But that said, if this fellow is following advice given in this thread, he's in good hands. At the very least, if his style changes, these have some resale value.
     
  7. Rudals

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    I was actually serious when I was talking to @luv2breformed . Like you said, @AJL, I was like nuts and hyper-sensitive to feedbacks. But @luv2breformed is making solid purchases but my only concern is that he just seems to be buying a lot too fast. His taste might change, so he might not like some of his stuff wit passage of time.

    @DeSense
    I agree. I am going to make sure that I don't delete that picture so that when I do look back in 5 years or so how bad it looks. But, it's all for fun.

    @mrjester
    Couldn't agree with you more. [​IMG]
     
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  8. AJL

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    Though I was about to add, solid advice nonetheless, and based in part on your own recent experience. If you can follow your own advice in this instance + alter the types of purchases you are making, which recent evidence suggests you are, then lessons well and quickly learned, or at least well on the path to reform.

    I too have been finding this thread very useful for thinking about streamlining my purchasing habits, both in terms of resources, and cutting down on the peripheral noise of what looks tempting (flashy, fun, spur of the moment/seat of the pants stuff) and focussing instead on the basics and solid, fundamental stuff. It may not sound sexy to say it, but I believe we will be smarter (dressed) for it.
     
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  9. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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  10. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    Please feel free to critique this shirt collar fit (pardon the 5:00 shadow...). Thx.

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  11. sugarbutch

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    Looks good to me. Maybe the tie is overcinched in the shot with the jacket? If not, then maybe a bit more tie space.
     
  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Especially within this thread.
     
  13. mktitsworth

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    It looks like you are using collar stays with the wrong dimensions. Their outline shouldn't be so plainly visible beneath the collar. I've kept those pics which seem to best highlight this.

    From the looks of it perhaps they're too short, which may be what's causing the points to lift away from the shirt. Either way, that's not supposed to happen.
     
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  14. New Shoes1

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    Curious for other's thoughts on this EBay NWT Zegna purchase. http://www.ebay.com/itm/281268766012

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    I've never been a gunclub sportscoat FU jacket kind of guy, but liked Stitchie's recent fit and thought I would step outside of my comfort zone on this purchase. Since I'm outside my comfort zone, curious on other's thoughts on whether this is a good purchase.
     
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  15. mktitsworth

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    Hard to say much of anything from that picture. I'm a big fan of the gun club, but this picture looks very shiny and worsted. I tried checking the listing, but it won't let me get a better look. The overcheck on that is also bit small for my taste.

    For reference, this is my grail gun club:

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