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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    ^ The fact that they both seem to have some texture and patch pockets does help. Pingson is a well dressed guy, but I have trouble understanding the idea that grey odd jackets would be among one's most frequently worn. When I started my most recent wardrobe rebuild, I purchased a grey herringbone odd jacket in a lovely wool cashmere blend. I love the jacket (though I would have done patch pockets and notch lapels if I had it to do over) but struggle to make it work. Cream flannels are on my to acquire list at some point down the road and those work well with grey (of course one cannot wear cream flannels everyday without being overly conspicuous).
     


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    TM79 Senior member

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    Depends on your line of work and weekend style, I'd imagine. I work in finance so I'd never say a gray odd gets a lot of use.

    But on the weekend I could see wearing it with some beige twills or something along that line I suppose.

    Gray odds always look nice in pictures. Then you have it in your closet and realize it's not as versatile as it may have seemed on your computer screen.
     


  3. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Pretty much my experience.
     


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    Exercise terrifies me. [​IMG]

    I do keep an eye on my weight, though; largely because it means I don't need to alter my clothes. That, and a good calorie-estimating ability, are a legacy having been really fat when I was young. So if I consistently put on a few pounds, I simply cut my intake level to by about 300 to 500 calories below my daily requirement for as long as it takes to return to my desired weight. It's works out well so far, though I do notice that as time passes, it takes a little longer for me to lose the same amount of weight. If I exercised, I could be less strict with my diet, but I find it much more pleasant to regulate intake a bit longer than to puff & sweat with physical activity. What that highlights, of course, is that weight can sometimes be a very poor marker of fitness; I'm deeply unfit, but have a very healthy BMI.
     
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    mktitsworth Senior member

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    This. So much this. I would not say that I'm deeply unfit, but I definitely would prefer to spend my time at other places than the gym.
     


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    Rudals Senior member

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    Here's my story.
    I am 6' 0" ft (there are disputes) and 170~175lbs.
    I am Korean.
    I am constantly told that I am chubby by FOB Koreans.
    I am not a big person in America but I am told I am in Korea.
    I am having an identity crisis.
     


  8. mktitsworth

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    You are on the high side of normal for BMI, but still normal. I would not be so worried.
     


  9. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Doodals, when's the big day? Forgive me if already said and if you don't want to share please ignore. Just interested...
     


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    Rudals Senior member

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    Big Day - March 29, 2014.
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    Same on all fronts. Thanks for the heads up.
     


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    Rudals Senior member

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    I think if this thread needs a new project then ^this would be it.
    It's either going to be whatever the hell comes with my fiance's wedding dress as a "courtesy" or one of my suits (shot down by fiance w/ disgust).
    So...do I have to wear it Tux?
     


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    This forum will disown you if you wear a shitty tux. You're a 38-40R right? We can find this.
     


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    Nice. I like to eat and I eat a lot so I like to eat the food than drink it. :lol:


    1000-1500 cals a day? o_O
    That is very low. I bet that's nowhere near you're TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure). I recently started my cutting phase at 2,500 cals a day.


    It's Good Natured Advice for my friend Noodles. :D

    But ok, back to clothes! :slayer:
    Doodals, that 40 suit fit nicely!
     


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