Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i see no issue with that in that die, despite conrads post.
     


  2. TweedyProf

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    Why not get a silk PoW and the wool one in a different color for cool weather wear? PoW ties: not just for weddings anymore.

    For the wedding, I have to say I'm in the silk camp, but only if you are going to have just one wedding tie. A nice Navy or B&W Shepherd's Check is good too, though I prefer the PoW (if you can get black/white one with a blue overcheck, that's pretty nice too).

    On PoW for more everyday wear, Hober has one in brown that I quite like, there are several nice ones at NMWA by Calbrese, especially an olive/navy I think is quite nice (have not handled them, but others in this thread have, I think).

    Also, Conrad's wool ones look nice too (though the newest one is a touch too narrow for me).
     


  3. Rudals

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    I told her I am wearing this. I think I can make this a bit better with a PoW tie. I like the tie in your first link.
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    Rudals Senior member

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    I am actually really terrible with you photoshop...as you can see. But here's the Vanda. I think this is good because it has a hint of dark navy. Thoughts?
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  5. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes on the Vanda. A b/w with blue overcheck would be nice too. There must be some of those around (Drake's?).
     


  6. in stitches

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    its certainly not wrong, but with a navy suit and navy PoW you are essentially going with a monochrome look, no contrast. now, im a huge fran of monochrome looks for fun and enjoyment, but for a wedding, and for ultimate class, i think you would be better served with a blk/wht/gry PoW.
     


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    +1
     


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    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Looks great.
    But if I am wearing a blue suit, wouldn't the black & white tie conflict?
     


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    Navy suit paired with a crisp white shirt, black/grey/white tie, and freshly polished black captoes is a smashing look. That is what I plan to wear to my own wedding.

    Outside of morning or evening dress, that is as classic as there is for a groom's attire
     
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  11. TweedyProf

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    Stitch's point about monochrome is reasonable (i.e. a navy PoW). Still, I don't think it would be too bad in navy since from a distance it won't look like a navy tie.

    My preference would be as I noted earlier, a B&W PoW with a blue overcheck (or some other color overcheck to give it a subtle visual interest).

    But if you're sold on the none blue PoW, then your choice is the classic B&W which is perfectly fine and traditional.
     


  12. TweedyProf

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    e.g. the midnight blue shepherd's check Hober has via that link I gave you would be too monochromatic with your suit (though I like the depth of the midnight). I worry less about the PoW. From the distance, the former will look navy and matchy-matchy and monochromatic, the latter less so (the one from Vanda).
     


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    It's too bad that David's English Plaid #9 is out of stock.

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    dude. blue suit white shirt black tie is as classic as it gets.
     


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