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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Avatar material?

     


  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    The quarters being open or closed is a symptom of the general problem of the fabric not hanging straight, which, as you say, is a little more subtle than just the hems ending at the same height. Here's a jefferyd point that makes this point using a patterned jacket:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/160151/sartorial-mythbusting/90#post_2844568

    I'm using the darts as kind of a stand-in for pinstripes. And they do converge towards the bottom of the jacket, as you can see by drawing a square with the width equal to the distance between the dart tops:

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    It could be that the jacket is tailored in such a way that the darts aren't supposed to fall straight, I don't know. But that would also mean that if it were a patterned jacket the pattern would look a little bit off I think.

    The problem is not severe on this jacket; the darts don't converge that much, and it doesn't look bad overall. But while we're trying to nitpick it, might as well mention this.
     
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  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    It's caused here by the very erect posture - you can see that clearly in the profile picture, his upper back/shoulders are way back. Now the question for Mr Six is whether the posture pictured is his natural posture or is he standing particularly straight for the purpose of pictures. One of the hardest things to do when getting fitted for a garment or alterations, is to stand in one's natural posture. Most men stand much more erect when in front of a mirror, and then end up altering a garment for a posture that is not really theirs. Next time you are at the tailor, walk around the room a little, relax, shake your arms a bit and go in front of the mirror as if there was no mirror - try to be as natural as possible. That's when the fit/alterations will be best.
     


  5. aravenel

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  6. jungleroller

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    Tweedy Prof. I'm not trying to go too baller on ties but having 3-5 nice ones I think is good. Unfortunately I also have to step up my Sport Coat and Trousers game. I'm going to make an appt at SS in Chicago and maybe try one of their mtm sport coats. My lack of luck with SC is frustrating me.

    @Pliny Where can I get those Cappelli's lined?

    Have you guys ever purchased any ties from Fort Belvedere - Gentlemens Gazette?

    http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/sh...y-blue-green-geometric-pattern-fort-belvedere

    They're running a promo where you spend $100 get a free white linen PS.

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  7. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    JR: I would investigate Proper Suit for a MTM jacket as well. I have not tried them, but @pocketsquareguy gave them a good review. They now have a Chicago location where you can look through the fabrics and get measured/fitted in person. I think they use the same company in China as Kent Wang for the actual manufacture of the suits and jackets.
     


  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    jungalo can we get a group picture of the ties you've picked up recently?
     


  9. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    I'll check into that. I ran across their website before but didn't dive into it too much as I had gone mtm suit before and it didn't turn out well. It was my fault due to measurements but if they're in Chicago maybe I'll talk to them. Thanks!
     


  10. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    I can do that when I get home possibly. In the mean time I can show them individually.

    yves saint laurent vintage ebay

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    Holiday & Brown

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    Holiday & Brown - (navy with green)

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    Bloomingdales vintage ebay - navy with red

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    Hober grenadine

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    Hober grenadine

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    I believe you've seen my suit supply ties

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    I have yet to wear those last three ^^

    Tie bar ties

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    Your Marinella

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    Conrad Wu

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    Most recent ebay pickups

    Holiday & Brown

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    Modaitalia

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    Mila Schon

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    This Cappelli on its way

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    That's about 80% of my ties, but thats all I can get pictures of until I get home from work.
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  12. New Shoes1

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    I had the exact same reaction with the Conrad Wu and Cappelli coming in right behind. My other thought was to lose the Bloomingdales tie and the Suit Supply ties.
     


  13. jrd617

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    Very nice stuffs.

    You seem to favor neats and medallions in darker color.

    May I suggest checking out some striped ties next? Also, need a navy pindot or black pindot
     


  14. archibaldleach

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    The two Hobers are great, Jungleroller. I'd suggest adding a solid burgundy tie of some sort (looked like your Hober was brown), a navy / midnight grenadine, something in dark blue and/or burgundy with pindots, either a wedding tie or something else in the silver / grey range and a black grenadine. You may have some of these of something similar not pictured, but those are some thoughts.
     


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    "I is highly recommending this two ties here~"
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