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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Indeed, there are no special rules for DBs, so Rudals should definitely give it a try!
     
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  2. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Most definitely!
     


  3. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    I'd like to know this as well.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  4. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Very nice ties
     


  5. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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  6. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Thoroughly agree with both the above comments. This is my Soho DB in Carlo Barbera super 130's charcoal stripe. Bought it off the rack from the SS Shanghai store. Required no alteration whatsoever, just hemming the trousers (and now I deeply regret not having them cuffed).

    [​IMG]

    Accessorised here with fedora, spectators and loud tie/socks for double-plus-FUness.

    Not sure if this look would fly at CIA headquarters or wherever it is you work, Rudals. But maybe in a dark charcoal, with sober accessories...?
     


  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This guy is wearing a DB. With tennis shoes.
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    lol clags.

    Coxsackie, that is a very cool suit.
     


  9. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    @Coxsackie Loving that suit, colour really works for you too. :nodding:
     
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  10. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    He took his G&G bespokes off for the commute home. They're in that blue bag.

    Thank you!
     
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  11. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    No G&G in my closet, but I do the same thing for my commute due to all the walking to and from the train station and the people on the train that accidentally step on my size 12's as they are trying to get by. I'll have to keep an eye out for the picture of the tool in the nice suit and running shoes that will get eventually posted here.
     


  12. TM79

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    +1 - all told, I walk like 6 miles per day and 2 of those are door to door for work. Boston streets and sidewalks can be very uneven and shitty, too... parts of the sidewalk will stick up and if you don't see it you can kick that part and and scuff your shoes. No thanks.
     
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  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    He was wearing a lavender shirt and purple square to match the shoes....

    ...also, for whatever reason, shoes are a ridiculously low priority for Koreans. They won't spend much on them, wear them daily, treat them like shit and throw them out.
     


  14. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    One thing about clothing in Korea is that you can buy a very good looking stuff for dirt cheap but if you look closely it is PoS and will start to fall apart soon. The shirt that I bought for $100 in Korea, however, is of really good quality and so far I am liking it.

    I don't have the pic but on my wedding day I was taking my C&Js off and putting on my sneakers when outside. It will be part of the wedding pic collection. A full suit with a pair of sneakers.
     


  15. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Wearing sneakers for anything other than working out is a fail. Buy some beater AE's or something. This is especially true if you spend as much time on clothing as we do. You worry about perfect fit on jackets and pants, picking the perfect tie and will even get rid of ties that are not within .5" width of your tolerance, only to sully your entire appearance by donning sneakers.

    Your commute is the time period during which the entire world sees you in all of your awesome. If you ever must wear good shoes it is during this time period! Do not affirm the unwashed masses in their sartorial failures. This is SF, we are the last bastion.

    I may or may not feel strongly about this. [​IMG]
     


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