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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. yanagi

    yanagi Senior member

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    I like that OTC socks stay up the whole day, but my calves and shins itch horribly after I take them off.
     
  2. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Over-the-calf or mid-calf for me. If, like me, you like the color of the socks to match the color of your trousers you often have to take what you can find.

    The interference with trouser drape is a real problem these days, owed in large measure to (1) the prevalence of very lightweight cloth (you’ll see suiting at 9 oz. these days; 120 years ago that would have been shirting), and (2) the current fashion for tight-fitting trousers (Suit Supply, I’m talking to you …).

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    OTC for "smart" clothing, and whatever for casual wear. I would prefer OTC for everything, but interesting casual socks are almost never offered in that length.
     
  4. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Have you thought of AE?
     
  5. Pb924

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    Any recommendations for belts? I'm looking for a black leather belt. I have a brown belt I like that I got from Meermin a while back with a pair of shoes, but I don't feel like paying international shipping for only a belt. Thanks in advance
     
  6. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    Alden makes a nice belt. AE makes a slightly less nice belt.
     
  7. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I like the Italian calfskin ones from Brooks Brothers. About $90 during one of the many 30% off sales.

    AE belts are a little wide for a dress belt to wear with a suit.
     
  8. Pb924

    Pb924 Senior member

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    Thanks. Ill be on the lookout for a brooks sale.
     
  9. Joenobody0

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    25% off right now.
     
  10. jssdc

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    You should check out equus (www.equusleather.co.uk)
     
  11. mimo

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    They used to do online MTO where you could put in some interesting colours, and small enough sizes (US men's 5.5/US ladies 7.5/UK4.5/Euro 37.5), as I said. But it's gone. Do they actually make a ladies' range anywhere?
     
  12. Isolation

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    +1 to equus. I rarely wear belts nowadays but on the days where I like a belt, equus does the job great.
     
  13. Pb924

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    I just noticed Skoak is selling Carmina belts for $105 w/free shipping. I don't know why I'm drawn to belts from shoemakers, but I am.
     
  14. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I have a suede Carmina belt that is awesome. Love it.
     
  15. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Site says 130 Euros..what am I doing wrong?!
     
  16. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Um, conducting business in euros?
     
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  17. Pb924

    Pb924 Senior member

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    I'm on their new US website, where everything is in terms of dollars
     
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    I have a bad habit of reading too fast and skipped over the 'belts'sand thought Skoak was selling Carmina shoes for $105. So disappointed.
     
  19. Veremund

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    For me, jeans get half socks because there's no risk of my jeans riding up over the ankle and exposing leg.

    In warm weather when I'm wearing thin cotton khakis or chinos, I wear super short socks that aren't visible at all.

    When I'm wearing dress pants or a suit, I wear only OTC. I think a 4-inch strip of exposed hairy man leg between dress socks and dress trousers is unforgivable.
     
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  20. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    So I am about to start rebuilding my wardrobe and have a question.
    Can someone speak to how Brunello Cucineli jackets fits compared to say...a Zegna or a Fxrxmxsx?
    I am considering this one below and will likely stop by the store to try it on.
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