Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Senior member

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    I see you've discovered this, but he lives in the real world, not on these boards. :D

    I'm swamped at the office so not in a position to post fits, but google images should help.
     


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    Thanks. Yes, I wasted some time trying to find his WAYWRN but I appreciate it.
    It seems like he's smiling in all of his pictures.
     


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  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But that tie looks blue and not navy. Maybe it's just the picture.
     


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    hmmmm, in person id call it navy, but that pic underwent a lot of editing to clean it up and get any contrast, to the point that it might indeed look blue now. in any case, i still think that sometimes navy + white dots is the best option, especially with a solid white shirt. i have another fit of mine i could use as an example, but i feel my narcissism has hit its max for the day.
     


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    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Classic but very very elegant ...
     


  10. Monkeyface

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    Navy suit+white shirt+navy tie w/ white dots is as classic as it gets. It's a bit on the conservative side, but it's a very common look in the city. If a tie is worn at all, you can bet on it it'll be a navy one with white dots. It's also frequently seen on the Italian businessmen that people are so fond of in the tumblrsphere.
     
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  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the one I posted above would look better with a white shirt. If anything, a solid blue is where white pindot would be the better choice. White pindot on a white shirt might give that "there are holes in my tie" look that everyone is worried about (people are worried about that, right?).
     


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    (Every single time.) (But not really.)
     


  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    When I wear my chelseas, I'm terrified that people will think that someone stole my laces. Every once and a while I'll announce that the shoes never had laces and that everyone should just be cool.
     
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  14. Monkeyface

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    I prefer light blue shirts over white anytime, but I wouldn't be particularly worried about the holes in my tie thing, just like I'm not worried about the hole in your suit thing when wearing a white pocket square with a white shirt.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG] NOW I SHAN'T BE ABLE TO SLEEP TONIGHT!!!!


    Setting the upper limit low, because anybody for whom this thread is helpful shouldn't be spending $1000 plus on shoes.

    Three shoes (basic 150-300)

    Meermin
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    Andrew Lock
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    Meermin
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    Three shoes (mid range 300-500)
    Churches

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    Kent Wang
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    John Spencer
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    Three shoes (upper range 500-1000)


    Crockett & Jones
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    Carmina
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