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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. SJR3

    SJR3 Senior Member

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    Now I understand why you said you despise your green ties, heh. That one's rather hideous in my opinion. Also, I wouldn't even call that "green", at least the way it's appearing on my monitor.
     
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    i do, but we don't have much of a summer here. Suede pennies are very nice too.
     


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    Ha, I can't say that I disagree. It's what I could find on a quick timeframe and a small budget. The other one I have is a block stripe of forest green and dark grey, but it's also got some cashmere or something in it making it a bit fuzzy and casual (and certainly cold-weather) looking, so not really good with worsted suits. I'd also love to grab a dark green sports coat and not have to worry about the tie so much. Maybe when the budget allows, I will consider that option. For now, the hunt for a non-hideous green tie will continue.
     


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    What’s a “budget” tie, out of curiosity? Something like a Hober 4-fold (tipped or rolled edges) will run you about $85, with ~$10 shipping...that would probably be my option, assuming it’s feasible.
     


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    The definition will vary, of course, but the last time I was in a wedding, the couple gave all groomsmen matching ties as their gift. It felt cheap and tied poorly. I was curious and looked it up on amazon...$8. I, of course, kept my mouth shut and smiled for the pictures. And at the next wedding I attended, I wore my Sam Hober grenadine and, of course, smiled again.
     


  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I love weddings, but being IN the wedding party is almost always a truly awful experience, from a menswear perspective.
     


  9. sugarbutch

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    I was a groomsman a few weeks ago. I wore an Adidas track suit. Black, of course, because it was after sunset.
     


  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Last (and first) wedding I was in I wore blue jeans, white button down, gray knit, and suede chukkas. This was the requested attire (jeans, white shirt, brown shoes, brown belt, gray tie).

    :(
     


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    =(
     


  12. Veremund

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    In America. In other countries guests aren’t dressed by the bride and groom. I was in my brother-in-law’s wedding party and we were in morning coats. It was great. Loved it!
     


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    Dear god, I'm so sorry.

    I don't necessarily expect a wedding to be an exhibition of extravagant sartorial splendour but it has to be a cut above that, you'd think.
     


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    Urgh!
    I went to a Tex Mex wedding once. Traditional church service with full on Catholic communion etc. The bride was resplendent in a traditional white wedding dress. The groom wore a black band collar shirt, black jeans, cowboy boots and a black leather blazer.
    During the after party they engaged in some tradition whereby the groom’s mates all grabbed him and semi-violently stripped him down to his under crackers.
     


  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    It was outside in Texas in April and I didn’t have to wear a jacket. That’s my silver lining.

    I probably was the only groomsman comfortable wearing a necktie and that would have been comfortable wearing a suit, so I was definitely outnumbered on that front. Probably goes for the groom as well (who wore a brown jacket, jeans, and a green knit I lent him).

    As soon as the vows were said, I took the necktie off because my years of SF have made me uncomfortable wearing jeans with a necktie.

    My uncle (just four years older than me) just got married. He wore a leather jacket with a black shirt and black necktie. His wife wore a white wedding dress with a black leather jacket. Neither are bikers: he’s a mechanical engineer with shoulder length hair and she’s a bassist in a band that tours regionally. Groomsmen all wore suits though.
     


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