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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Damn, Murl. That looks pretty damned subtle.

    U MAD?
     
  2. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    I think there's a wide range of variation in hbone, from the bold, op art type pattern, to patterns that are so subtle they barely register. I have several pieces that fall into the latter category, including an Inglese shirt whose pattern doesn't really register from more than about 1' away, yet it adds a little extra character and depth to the fabric.

    I think you're cheating yourself Murl, by automatically disqualifying it for consideration. Horses for courses though.
     
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  3. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    That's what I'm talkin bout; s u b t l e ("shhhhhhh....don't disturb Murl; we're just quiet little herringbones")
     
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  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    I wish I could help you, but I cannot. It's a really beautiful fabric and the creamy flannel pretty much hides the herringbone from more than a few feet away. It's a perfect fabric really.


    Obvi
     
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  5. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    It's ugly and I hate you all! (slams door and sobs uncontrollably).

    Seriously, I saw those pictures. The bone is clearly present. I don't like it.
     
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  6. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I just kopped this one, subtle enough?
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  7. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    That's a nice suit. I'm sure it will look great on YOU. I wouldn't buy it. I will probably come around eventually, but for now, it's just not for me. I feel the same way about quite a few items....I see some I like, but would never buy/wear.
     
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  8. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I like it a lot. It's basically the only pattern that is conservative.
     
  9. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    :laugh:

    enjoy your solitude.


    its very nice. also, this is murls bone to pick. there is nothing wrong with herringbone, even ones that are obvious. its a wonderful pattern.
     
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  10. jssdc

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    Dear Noodles thread: I wonder if I could get some thoughts on a particular suiting fabric?

    Situation is as follows. I work in a CBD environment, so suits most days, but only have two that I really like (a charcoal pinstripe MTM from KW, and a navy chalkstripe flannel). I am moving to the Middle East this summer, and so have been focusing on climate-appropriate fabrics for my next orders.

    The following navy hopsack was suggested, shown here on Kent's site:
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    And here on Hudderfield's site:
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    What are your thoughts on this weave for a suit? In searching I found a lively discussion (punctuated by Vox-driven asides) here with a diversity of opinions but no really clear conclusions (and mostly dead picture links).

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
     
  11. Monkeyface

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    I'd look into fresco if you're going to be living in a warm climate. I think Minnis sends free swatches: https://shop.hfwltd.com/collection/22
     
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  12. jssdc

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    Warm is an understatement - high of 108F tomorrow!...and I'm not so balls-out as @Mimo to roll with a three-piece in that weather!
     
  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If these two guys say it's good for a suit, you don't really need any further endorsement:
     
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  14. Sotiris

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    Minnis fresco navy (like what NMWA stocked this season) and Minnis fresco 511 grey. And/or Minnis fresco 520 Air Force Blue if you want something a little brighter.
     
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  15. jssdc

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    I'm always a bit uncertain when Vox is being sarcastic - but I take your point that this does seem like an endorsement.
     
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  16. jssdc

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    ^^^MF and Sotiris - thanks for the Fresco suggestions! They actually look similar (perhaps just to noob eyes) to a hopsack, but there's a ton of great patterns in addition to the plain.
     
  17. gdl203

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    May I interject with a couple of facts :
    (1) the herringbone pattern on the Fox flannel is so subtle that most people who see it IRL are asking where is the herringbone
    (2) the swatches above called hopsack don't look like hopsack to me. Hopsack is a 2 x 2 yarn pattern, whereas fresco and other similar 1 x 1 weaves are called simple or plain weave. Therefore hopsack looks chunkier than plain weave.

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  18. Murlsquirl

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    Kicks self
     
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  19. Coxsackie

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    New SuitSupply model HAHAHAHAHAHA....


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    This guy strikes some hilarious poses.
     
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  20. Coxsackie

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    ^ Don't try this at home, kiddies. May induce collar gap.
     

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