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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    an excellent post, clags. though i wish waste and disaster could be avoided, i think that is just part of the process. we can all prepare as best as possible, and attempt to begin building with versatile staples and things that we think we will like and use, but for the most part, its a journey in self discovery.

    as we buy and try new things, we realize that perhaps a certain item we thought we needed did not jive with our personal mojo. or perhaps the navy blazer we thought would be just right, was for one reason or another, the wrong navy blazer. we may have thought we would love a certain type or color suit, to find out we end up rarely wearing it.

    over time, as we try new things and try new looks, we discover what we like and what looks best on us, as at times, things we may love, may not be right for our body/complexion/whatever. and as the days and years progress, our tastes and styles evolve as well. eventually, once we have our style understood as best as we can, at that point i think a great and very personal wardrobe beings to take shape and we suddenly realize we have got somewhere good.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This thread just makes sure that the fuck ups aren't too bad and that most everything will have some resale value (at least within this thread)
     
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    Indeed! HUZZAH FOR SF!!
     
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    Is there a good way to get rid of ...bubbles off of a tie? Or should I just iron it? Or just take it to the cleaners?
     
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    Ties are a finnicky thing. I'd bring it to a pro. What are 'bubbles" btw? Pics?
     
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    no idea what bubbles on a tie are. pics?
     
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    This thread delivers.
     
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    all day every day.
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    Collection of my purchases with help from Noodles GN Thread.
    Thank you all. I am putting a stoppage to my purchases temporarily. But just wanted to show how much this thread has helped me.
    And there's nothing below from NM.
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    Whatever you end up doing, don't iron your tie or bring it to a dry cleaner if you want it to be ruined.
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    I was thinking about steaming it but I remembered what happened after I steamed my jacket. I Will just let it relqx since it just came out of the box. Any other suggestions?
     
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    Quick response requested.
    How are allen edmund shoes?
    I am about to visit their dc location for black oxfords. Any suggestions???
     
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    this this this


    please do not kop. i hate AE so much.

    also, great collection of kops above there. very well done. :cheers:
     
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    jungleroller Senior member

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    Is that a NMWA jacket? Nice Kopps altogether Doodles.

    I got my Hober ties in yesterday. The Red is a bit brighter than I was expecting. I'm not mad but I may order a darker one in the future.

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    I've been eyeing the Navy Cantarelli from NMWA but it seems a tad short 30.5 for me. I'm going on vaca soon so my funds are tied up into that for now but if its still around in april/may I may kop it. http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/inde...-basketweave-wool-cotton-cashmere-blazer.html

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    I don't have the hate for them that some do. Some models are good and if you catch them on sale you can get a good deal. Their quality is hit or miss. My foot doesn't do well with half their models (bowing issues) and since someone pointed out to me that they have stubby cap toes I can't get past that. Their customer service is top notch. If you want an entry level cordovan shoe or need odd widths or sizing they have many options available. I much prefer Carmina at this point. Their price is just a little bit more but their fitment and craftsmenship is years beyond for me.
     

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