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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Try the Jort/La Spalla and post pics
     
  2. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Most of their S/S lineup is linen or has linen in it. Linen feels rougher and wrinkles more than wool, but it also wear cooler. It's very much a summer fabric. It's not worse quality or cheaper than wool, it simply feels and wears very differently.

    That DB looks great on you btw!

    As kulata said, the Jort/La Spalla might be better for you. It's fully canvassed, and mostly has high supers or wool/cashmere blends. The pleated natural shoulder is a nice touch as well.
     
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  3. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    That DB looks short on you Doodals! It might be the camera angle. I just bought one DB from SS and fits very nice.
     
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  4. Rudals

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    Yes, I agree. I did not see much of wool. That is why I am not writing them off and will return tomorrow. All my suits are 100% wool. I was just sharing my first impression.
     
  5. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @Rudals
    look into MTM too while you are there, at least the fabric books.
     
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  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Sienna would probably work really well for you and they have some nice 130s wool. That is, if you're cool with a ticket pocket.
     
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  7. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    SS had a section in the back dedicated to MTM and I checked out the shirt swatches. I didn't know where the swatches were for fabrics for suits. I noticed that they had a lot of linen mixture suits and they were all wrinklie so I wasn't too pleased. I wished they had separated them into 100% wool and others. The DB suit was for fun but I look forward to breaking out of my CBD mold.
     
  8. coldsalmon

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    In my limited experience, I think that SS is great value for everyday beater suits like the Napoli, but they fall short in fabric quality in their more expensive models. At that price, I went with Paul Stuart. Suitsupply's strengths are in fit, cut, and construction, but the fabric has never impressed me. They also have some crazy fashion forward stuff, which could be good or bad depending on your taste.
     
  9. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I suspect I have that same SuitSupply DB jacket. It does wear a tiny bit short. Interestingly, mine was quite waist-suppressed off the rack. (I haven't had it altered as far as I recall.)

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  10. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Great collection
     
  11. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    ^

    :censored:
     
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  12. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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  13. jrd617

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    Very nice post. Beautiful emoticon.
     
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  14. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Elegant combination. Compliments.
     
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  15. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Ordered some new Kama's

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  16. timotune

    timotune Senior member

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    Beautiful colors! Congratulations!
     
  17. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Uh oh, I've started a meme about Gianni...
     
  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Indeed. And in terms of this thread, I hope it stops here. If it wants to continue elsewhere, no skin off my back.
     
  19. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Well how are you guys feeling the kama's?

    I need a blue gingham BD.

    Also, I find that oxford to be very unique. It's sort of a mottled grey and blue.

    Most blue Kama oxford cloths look like this

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    vs what i picked up

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  20. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    I like that second one a lot. I have always seen it as a f/w version of the standard light blue you posted, even though they can clearly both be worn year round. I have a BB version of that shirt and it was my favorite shirt before I got my kama's.

    The gingham looks like it will be a great spring/summer shirt, though I don't have any bd collars that aren't oxford. I may have to rethink that.
     

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