Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. JubeiSpiegel

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    lulz, you make no secret about being #1 NMWA fanboy, stitchy, that's fo-sho. Yeah, I suspect what you're saying about colors/patterns is true, at least w/ light blues, and might cause me a bit of color matching aggravation... Think that's also true of cream herringbone too? Is it partly that lighter color, patterned jackets are simply more difficult? Course herringbone's really a subtle pattern...

    What about the gun club I just posted, prob easier to hook this up, no?

    edit: I just saw your follow-up, confirming my "fears" re. lighter color jackets...Ahh poo, I wanna new SC...:fu:
     
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    buy it. wear with casual pants, even jeans, solid blue OCBD shirt and no tie.
     


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    Generally agree with what stitchy said. Some great stuff but a lot of it fits in a more advanced wardrobe.

    It also depends on what you wear during the summer. I tend to wear a fair amount of cream and light tan trousers that I think would work nicely with the blue sport coat with red overcheck. A very light grey trouser could probably work too. The tan herringbone is lovely but I find tan odd jackets tough to pair, especially during summer. I could see the green herringbone getting some use from time to time, but it is not the most conventional choice. I think that due to its comparative complexity, the navy gun check is less versatile than the blue with red overcheck. I would not call a madras or tartan odd jacket versatile.

    The most versatile summer odd jackets I can think of would be an RAF / navy blazer and a tobacco brown linen. Once you have these, I think something in a mid-blue color could work pretty well.
     


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    you're talking about h-bone I assume... still a tough pents match, eh? gun club's prob tougher tho...
     


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    I meant the gun club. :)

    But personally, in my opinion, at the beginner stage, and I'm not sure that is where you are, I would not recommending buying an item that you can only wear and one very specific way. It's not worth my something that you have to think so hard about how to wear it.

    One should start with lots of items that you can wear with many other things, and then add the fun less versatile pieces later on.
     


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    I know what you're saying is true...damnit!

    And I also know I need a new navy blazer. I guess it doesn't get any more basic than that, but where to kop? Cantarelli's been gone a while at NMWA, saw this HY one recently, but not sure about quality, though measurements seem good: http://www.howardyount.com/collections/jackets/products/summer-blazer-open-weave-white-buttons
    I will say he--Jamison?-- doesn't do much to present his merchandise in a very flattering way...

    Caruso looks to have a nice one, not sure where to find.

    No Man Walks Alone...except the sartorially retarded man.
     


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    HY is good stuff, and that is a very nice SC. if the measurements are on i would try it.

    lol that last line.
     


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    Why NMWA don't have any suits in 38R?
     


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    Not sure why you would care? Haven't we firmly established that you are a 40? :p
     


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    ^^ this. ^^

    especially with this trim italian tailoring.
     


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    Aside from the comment the others made about 38 not being your correct size, all those suits but the new ones have been up for a while now and I really doubt they are carrying a whole lot of each size as they are scaling the business.

    Not to mention 38 and 40 are probably the 2 most common sizes on SF (and maybe outside of it, too).
     


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    faqqq, sold out in my size. figgers
     


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