Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not getting a suit, just a jacket. And MKT knows what I want (examples I can look at). And probably still going to be in the blue family. I'm thinking either solid with texture or something with a subtle pattern that's still obviously something made for an odd jacket (does such a pattern exist?)

    I'd like a loud windowpane...but I'm thinking that this is going to be a jacket I want to wear about 3 times a month or so.

    @kulata
    NICE FIND. How did you stumble across that?!

    Noodles, go to tailorable. Everyone wins.
     
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  2. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Have you posted this question in the unfunded liabilities thread yet? That's really the place to get an answer.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    The obvious contender in this category would be a herringbone. Just make sure it's wide enough not to look like a suit.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Are you looking for a 3-season type of thing or something more specific to a particular kind of weather? Korea is pretty hot overall, right?
     


  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wish. Think New York weather disparity. And make it worse. Colder than New York in the winter. Hotter (and more humid) than New York in the Summer. We have about a month of spring and maybe a month of fall.

    But yeah, I'm thinking 3 season. And a wide herringbone is an excellent idea.
     
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    kulata Senior member

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    Found them on tumblr along with some other interesting bespoke alternatives.

    Sartoria Vanni
    vannikorea.tumblr.com
    www.vanni.co.kr

    Spolverino
    http://spolverinokorea.tumblr.com

    A Korean SFer used the above 2 tailors and it's one of the best bespoke fits I've seen around here.
     


  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was torn between Spolverino and B&T and visited both.

    Heard of Vanni before but didn't think to visit there. Edit: I'm impressed.
     
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    this.
     


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    And here with the neck down
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Given the disparity, why try to thread the needle with a 3-season piece instead of getting more seasonal items? Even if you don't have a seasonal wardrobe now, your interest in clothing seems great enough that you'll eventually have one. Better to start sooner than later.
     


  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's the other way around...I have little that can be worn more than 5 months out of the year.

    Also, I won't be in Korea forever.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    If you already have a seasonal wardrobe, I don't see that much reason to go back and try to fill in with 3-season items. But YMMV.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Shit. That's...a really good point.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    But especially for odd jackets, the options for seasonal fabrics are just way better IMHO. Mid weight hopsacks are nice, but other than that 3-seasons are worsteds that look better as suits. Even something simple like a herringbone will look way better as either cashmere, moonbeam, tweed, or linen.
     


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