Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Rudals

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    dont love the shirt, but combo is nice.
     


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    Ugh...so picky are we?
     


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    just tryna make you the best dressed man you can be !
     


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    Doodals, loving the tie, much respect.


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    My favorite is the middle one .. really great!
     


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    Why don't you like the shirt stitches? Been thinking of a micro/small check shirt (Rudals is more like a small basket weave), some pattern interest close up but resolving to solid from a distance. The question for me is how big for checks. I might go bigger.
     


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    Light blue shirt would have looked a lot better, IMO. Shirt seems like unnecessary pattern adding in this case.

    It doesn't totally subtract... but it definitely doesn't add.
     
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    i should have said, dont like the shirt, THERE. not that i flat out dont like it.

    it feels to casual for me in that fit and it looks too busy for me all together with the tie, id like it more with a casual fit like a sweater or SC open no tie. ymmv, but im a bitch about those things.

    TM79 gets it.
     
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    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm curious about this. We opt for the plain light blue shirt as the neutral basis for the top-block. I guess I'm thinking of occasionally swapping that out for a light blue check. The reason is that over the course of a week, variety across the week is nice even if one prefers a solid light blue shirt typically.

    I'm not sure I like Rudals' particular check pattern (again, its seems to be something like a micro basket weave and perhaps a bit too busy, sorry Rudals), but I'm for a bit of variety with shirt patterns. Perhaps in a larger check? Honest question.
     


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    Is that an end-on-end cloth? Do you see end on end as being somehow casual?
     


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    Tweedy - there are many checks i like in many sizes. rudals actually has one iirc.

    Tits - The pattern strikes me as casual, not the cloth.
     
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    The large check shirt w/tie and jacket is a little too artsy/hipster for my own personal tastes but to each their own. I think there isn't anything wrong with the look from a more objective standpoint but it will also depend on where you wear it.

    I work in finance so it wouldn't blend in so well in that industry.

    I own a few larger check shirts with button down collars but tend to wear them as casual S/S shirts and the shirt tail/length reflects that, too. I roll the sleeves a little and toss it on over some chinos and Seavees for weekend wear and what not.

    But back to the main point ... I think a larger check is okay if the rest of the outfit isn't too busy. Recently in a Starbucks line I saw someone wearing a repp tie with a gingham shirt and I thought it looked terrible.
     


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    That's the thing. I get a sense of depth from it that makes me think it's the weave which creates the appearance rather than any particular pattern woven on it. After checking back I think it looks less like an end on end than a royal oxford - both of which can be plenty formal as fabrics go.

    Noodles, what's the shirt actually like?
     


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