Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Doodals, I'm happy to proxy for you if you wish at cost of course.

    I'd be keen if you were comfortable with last and size etc before kopping on your behalf, LMK.
     
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    Forgive me for my sin! I didn't know.
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    Let me figure it what my size is.
    Thank you, Cleav.
     
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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  5. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Doodals, it's only an honest offer. If it's something you want to do great. If not now then let me know when. You got da bigger fish to fry at the moment, don't busy yourself with shoes etc until you're ready. :)
     
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    When I bought 2 pairs of shoes from RLBL, I thought I was purchasing made by C&J but I was very disappointed when I found they weren't. The SA had no clue and said they think they were made by C&J. Bummer.

    I will take up on the offer. I will PM you when I am ready. I appreciate yor help.
     
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  7. in stitches

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    cant argue against this, even though my silhouettes are not always in sync. something i could use to work on.
     
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    Can you expand on silhouette coherence, especially what silhouettes are ideal for elongated / chiseled shoes? I might be doing this all wrong :lurk:
     
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    i think that essentially its a trim shoe, so one should have a more fitted looking jacket and pants, not all drapey. also, depending on shoe size, you sometimes need a hem opening that is not too narrow, or your feet will look like boats, that happens to me a lot. i try now to stick with pants that have an opening of 8.5-9 inches.
     
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    The contradiction of having extra wide sized chiseled shoes is not lost on me. I too have learned the lesson of over tapering trousers, 9 inch opening is my standard now as well. No bunching and good shoe coverage.
     
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    Yeah - it's really just common sense but easy to overlook re: proper silhouette. It probably doesn't occur to mostly everyone as they first start building a wardrobe.

    You don't want some full cut suit and then a really narrow shoe or vice versa. If you want a tapered jacket then the reast of the outfit should reasonably match it. There isn't a whole lot more to it than that.
     
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    If one chooses a fuller cut, is one relegated to strictly rounder / conservative shaped shoes?

    Honest question...
     
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    As with most things we nit pick on, to most people here, yes. Out in the world, no one will care. Imo, for the most part yes, but there some tweener shoes that are not too aggressive that do work.
     
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    really very nice
     
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    Stitchy, I'm thrilled you're looking for pants with less taper. The narrow opening kept the fit of a lot of your looks from being amazing. Big hips, big feet, and teeny ankles didn't look quite right.

    I try to get my jackets made with a bit more drape up front because I've got a sizable ass. Profile, super trim jackets looked ridiculous, even if they were perfectly cut. Too much going on in the back.
     

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