Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Nothing to worry about, but I moved my buttons a bit more in. You can do it yourself if you like, takes like 2 mins.
     


  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    ^^ what he said. i often move the button in on my right cuff sleeve and leave the left as is for my watch. ^^
     


  3. Sundance

    Sundance Active Member

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    Awesome. Thanks, guys.
     


  4. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Hey guys kamakura came in today. What do you guys this of the fit?

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    If you guys like it, I'm thinking about getting 3-5 more. I've already got a white and light blue double cuff that I like. I'd like to get a good number of these for more casual odd jacket and tweed wear. What would your top 5 be for this purpose assuming starting from scratch with this blue/white striped one. I have several ocbd right now but they are BB and don't look great with a tie.

    I'm thinking ecru ocbd, light blue oxford with a semi-spread collar. Not sure on some of the others.
     
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  5. Evolve

    Evolve Senior member

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    ^ Looks great to me, especially for OTR. I'd be happy with it.
     


  6. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    This.
     


  7. Evolve

    Evolve Senior member

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    Gotta say though, as nice as the shirt looks, the pants seem too small in just about every aspect. Low rise, tight all over, and very short.
     


  8. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. The pants are my beater weekend pants, my equivalent of jeans, but the feedback there is appreciated as well and will help for future purchases.

    Any thoughts on the 5 shirts for odd jackets that I mentioned?
     


  9. Evolve

    Evolve Senior member

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    My top 5 OCBDs for casual wear would be blue, white, blue university stripe, red university stripe, and a wider/bengal blue stripe, like the one in your pics. I'm really loving the look of the Kamakura collars. They look great with and without a tie. Sadly, I don't think any of their fits will work for me, so I'm going to have to go through Luxire.
     


  10. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  11. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Very nice shirt...
     


  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If I only had 5 shirts:

    Light blue oxford button down collar
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    http://luxire.com/collections/oxford/products/classic-blue-summer-oxford

    Striped blue spread collar
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    http://luxire.com/collections/blue/products/blue_dress_stripes_gtz48783

    Striped blue button down
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    White twill spread
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    http://luxire.com/products/alumo-white-twill-2-100

    Light blue spread
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    http://luxire.com/products/sky-micro-herringbone

    Keep in mind, if I could wear gray trousers, a blue jacket, and a brown tie every day, I would. 6-10 would probably have a blue check in there, a white OCBD, a white with brown stripes, maybe a white with gray stripes (which I still need to get actually), and probably another solid blue.
     
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  13. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Ok, guys I really appreciate the feedback. Long shirt post to follow:

    So I was going through my shirts that survived the purge, and it looks like I have a lot of non-essentials. A couple of ginghams, a pink spread collar, a brown/blue tattersall, etc. For all intents and purposes, I'm considering my current ocbd's out as they don't look great with a tie. The only things I have which really fall into essential category I think are:

    White twill semi-spread
    White twill spread double cuff
    Blue twill spread double cuff
    Blue/White striped cutaway
    Blue/White striped Kamakura pictured above

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    ONLY the tattersall below:

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    So, I feel that for my needs I have "dressy" shirts covered pretty well. Again, bear in mind I can only wear suits 2-3 times a week currently at best, and even in those instances odd jacket would be more than appropriate. I REALLY lack casual shirts imo. Additionally, as odd jackets and more of the country variety are my more consistent speed, I am also focused more on casual fabrics, hence more ocbd's. I have compiled a "to acquire list" of 10 shirts and want to know what people think:

    Two spring/summer ocbd's, white and light blue:
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    Two fall/winter ocbd's, blue and ecru:
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    One year round ocbd, White/Gray stripe:
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    2 year round spread collars (twill or broadcloth?), light blue and narrow light blue stripe:
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    2 fall/winter spread collar checks, blue and brown (should these collars be button down?)
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    1 spread collar brown stripe:
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    A final question. If Kamakura doesn't have what I want, what do you guys feel about sending one to Luxire and having it copied? Perfectly legitimate or not cool?

    Any feedback is much appreciated. Thanks!
     


  14. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Bear in mind that those vintage Kamakuras fit differently from the normal ones. I don't like those vintage collars with a tie at all. If I were you I'd get at least 2-3 plain light blue OCBDs, depending on how often you do your laundry. You can wear light blue cotton shirts all year round, there isn't as much of a seasonality like with suits.

    Sending a shirt to Luxire is perfectly legitimate. They should be able to copy the collar perfectly.
     
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  15. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Get better fitting pants. Those are too tight everywhere

    Shirt is okay

     


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