Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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  1. coldsalmon

    coldsalmon Senior member

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    My two favorite solid burgundy ties are my Hober piccola grenadine, and my TieBar wool/silk blend. The Hober is still a million times better obviously. I think that the piccola weave works particularly well with burgundy, and I have no basis for that opinion.
     


  2. Rudals

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  3. jungleroller

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    I have a few I just wore so many in my early career I got burned out by them a bit. I'm getting back to wearing them. Spoo hooked me up with a Navy/Silver/Brown Rep tie that is pretty nice. I can nab a pic when I get home.
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    The Hober was red but not as dark as I'd like. I agree I need a navy hober or another one maybe this as I mentioned I was looking at. [​IMG] I still do need a couple basic pin dots though I believe. Navy with white/red.
    Totally eyeing those Rudals!! :slayer:
     


  4. coldsalmon

    coldsalmon Senior member

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    That silver is especially nice; anyone know how the grenadine weave for Chipp ties compares with Hober's? It looks more like a fina on the website, I was thinking of getting this one:
    http://www.chippneckwear.com/grey-grenadine-tie/
     


  5. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    I made an appointment with Proper Suit for Thursday. I'm going to start out with basic navy sc I believe. Here are some of their options on their website. Any tips, recomendations, etc. that I should talk about regarding my order (if I do go through with it) They don't give me pricing on the two below where I don't mention price. Pricing starts at $600 though. Here's a link for their options: http://static.squarespace.com/stati...4d82d5470c9/1371146057865/DesignBook_2013.pdf

    Not sure material on this one.

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    100% wool. Looks like $950 not sure I feel good about that price....

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    Super 130's 100% wool $950

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    More on their site

    http://propersuit.com/blazers/
     
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  6. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    How about looking at hopsack fabrics as well?
     


  7. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    @jungleroller
    Maybe I missed it but what made you go with Proper Suit? I have no opinion of them but just wondering.
     


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    jungleroller Senior member

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    I'll definitely look into that!



    I've run across them before on the web. I Didn't realize they were local until New Shoes mentioned it. I'd like to deal with someone in person for measuring and fitting. I have no experience with them aside from this though.
     


  9. kulata

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    @jungle proper-suit seems like a good choice. From what i learned, they use Trands in China, the same company that makes Kent Wang and you get the advantage of being measured by a tailor (I would hope). Make sure you get a fabric with some surface interest and I think SF's staple navy sportcoat fabric should have a hopsack weave.
     


  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Hopsack.
     


  11. jungleroller

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    Forgive my ignorance but are any on their site hopsack?

    http://propersuit.com/blazers/

    I don't believe this is all their offerings but just trying to figure out what I'm looking for.
     


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    Jungalo, those SC's look like crap. And 600 bucks? run away

    Better off taking that 600 and buying OTR in a quality brand. There's plenty of navy blazers in your size on the net.

    Also, with your build, I think you want to avoid to slim fashion forward sihlouette of Suit Supply and Proper Suit and Cantarelli.

    Try Borrelli or Corneliani or Caruso. They have more standard drops ("drop 6" rather than "drop 7 or 8"), and normal lengths
     
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  13. jungleroller

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    Those are templates. They have a full pdf of options http://static.squarespace.com/stati...4d82d5470c9/1371146057865/DesignBook_2013.pdf

    Doesn't the drop have to do with trouser size?
     


  14. JubeiSpiegel

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  15. Rudals

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    Why not check it out and see for yourself, just like I went and checked out SS.
    I am in the same boat as JRD. Those jackets look REALLY narrow at the waist.
    Maybe it's just because they're for display.
    And I'd check out NMWA for suits too.
     
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