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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    HES ALL GROWNS UP AND HES ALL GROWNS UP AND HES ALL GROWNS UP!!!!
     
  2. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Senior member

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    Celebration of you following advice outlined herein?
     
  3. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    (Swingers?)
     
  4. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Not so fast. "I gots myself a long ways to go."

    That banking mishap really ticked me off. @in stitches
    I hope you didn't get spanked by the boss. [​IMG]
     
  5. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Naw, I got LOTS MORE to learn still.
    But, still miles better than my first post.
    It was so bad that it's been deleted. [​IMG]
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    no spanking, all is well. :)
     
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  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Rudals, I was so thrilled when I saw that fit. Fantastic. Has Mrs. Noodles seen some of your earlier pictures? I'm curious what she thinks of your improvement.
     
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  9. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Thanks Clags. Mrs. Noodles is the one who picked everything out AND folded up the pocket square AND she begrudgingly took that pic. I regret deleting my old pix because I now have nothing to reference to. She likes the way I dress enough to not tell me what to wear. But I ask her just for fun. Mrs. Noodles understands different types of ties and what they convey. She helped me get over the fence on neats. I thut they were all just butt ugly. Now I love them. But she also does like 3" ties and somewhat tapered contemporary look.

    At any rate, I still have a lot to learn but I must give YOU credit for being the most helpful member in my development since...the navy blue tie meltdown. What's next Clags? :)
     
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  10. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    There are still 9 more days of bidding left...don't expect that tie to go for 9.99.
     
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  12. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Week 2 workout update

    Pretty disappointed with weight loss progress this week. That said, I am getting much more control over my diet rather than food controlling me. I am sure my stomach is shrinking. I eat much smaller portions than before and stop when I'm full. I'm sure I'll see another drop sometime soon. Overall it's still a downward trend so I can't complain.

    [​IMG]


    My running progress hasn't necessarily improved I don't think. I'm going to try and push it a little harder this next week.
    Wed
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    Fri (Today - wasn't feeling very motivated and I didn't get enough sleep last night)
    [​IMG]


    I'm really happy with the lift routine I did this week. Overall I am keeping better track of my lifts so that I can spot improvement. I destroyed my chest this morning.

    All lifts are 4x10

    Mon:
    Chest Fly (Machine) - selected plate "3" = 20lb selected weight
    Dumbbell Press - 50 lb
    Crunches
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    Tue:
    Lat Pulldown (Machine) - selected plate "6" = 75lb selected weight
    Scapular Wall Slides (these are much harder than they look)
    Face Pull (Machine) - selected plate "2" = 16lb
    Crunches
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    Wed:
    Incline Press (Machine) - selected plate "8" = 101lb selected weight
    Tricep Kickback - 15lb
    One Arm Dumbbell Protraction = 35lb
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    Thu:
    Blackburn (I take up half the gym when I do these)
    Seated Row (Machine) - selected plate "7" = 87lb selected weight
    Face Pull (Machine) - selected plate "4" = 24lb selected weight
    Military Dumbbell Press: 40lb
    Crunches
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    Fri:
    Pushups 4x25 (broke form pretty bad towards the end on these)
    Scapular Wall Slides
    Bench Press (Machine) - selected plate "8" = 101lb selected weight
    Dips
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    Any advice/feedback/help is appreciated! Thanks for the new exercises also, Crimson/MF!!
     
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  13. Rudals

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    Question out of curiosity:
    Why are black shoes and black belts allowed with navy suits when you wouldn't wear a black tie or a pair of black trousers with a navy jacket?
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why wouldn't I wear a black tie with a navy jacket?

    And I would I wear black trousers with anything (except a tuxedo, which I hope to never have to wear)?
     
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  16. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't see anything wrong with a black tie worn with a navy jacket. If it's a knit tie, I think that's a fairly classic look. Black pants don't provide enough contrast to a navy jacket. When not wearing a suit, you want contrast between jacket and trousers, but contrast is not necessary or really desirable between shoe and trouser. A midnight blue velvet jacket looks nice over black tuxedo trousers, however, since there is enough contrast in the texture. All IMHO of course.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why the tux hate, Clags?
     
  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't hate them. I just don't want to wear them. "Black tie" holds no glamour for me. I can stomach outfits for funerals. But for celebrations? If a friend's wedding stated black tie, I'd wear one (I've never been to a wedding the United States. So far my funeral to wedding ratio is something like 9-10 : 2. Being related to me or friends with me isn't good for your health). Otherwise, I'd probably just wear a suit and be another inappropriately dressed American. I'd at least wear a midnight navy peak lapel single breasted suit, a white shirt, and probably a black necktie.
     
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  19. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    By "outfit for celebration" you mean the uniformity of it displeases you?
     
  20. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I suppose the idea of narrow strictures for celebratory wear may rub me the wrong way. But that is likely to just be rationalizing a gut feeling. I certainly see nothing wrong with a tux, nor do I hold against anyone the liking of wearing tuxes. It may be a couple of things combined.

    * celebration having strict dress requirements
    * I dislike the way they look
    * I dislike the idea of having an outfit for only certain occasions, especially if those occasions aren't funeral/business related. I realize that professions do require the donning of a black tie for certain occasions. I'm sure I would comply were I ever in such employment
    * contrarian reaction to people thinking black tie is fun (don't tell pB that I occasionally humor my contrarian impulses)
     

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