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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    Went thru WAYWRN II and just made me look at my past. It's atrocious.
    R.I.P. N00bdles.
    This is like when I first joined. Knots look terrible. Tie selections were being made at NM and were bad. Bad shirt collars.
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  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    ^yea, so like I said, there are plenty of dudes dressed like that in DC, and it's not a disaster.

    re: shantung, I don't think there's any particular reason for them being spring/summer ties, they just are traditionally. Raw silk jackets are also S/S, even though they wear pretty hot.
     


  3. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    The bad old days, for me :
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    I tried to go out to dinner with my wife wearing this, and we got into a huge fight, explicitly because I looked so terrible. Not pictured: the umbrella.

    Quoth he, `The man hath penance done,
    And penance more will do.'
     
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  5. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Doodals, you doing that delete/edit again or my screen just gave up?

    BTW, I thought you looked great the other day man :slayer:
     


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    Rudals Senior member

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    No, the links got broken so I fixed it.
    Appreciate it, sir! That means a lot coming from a man who knows how to dress well. [​IMG]
     


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    Rudals Senior member

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    Your wife had every right to be mad LOL. Just kidding.
    But it's just funny to see my old self and how horrible I looked.
    I am guessing your wife is now happy with the way you dress, I hope.
     


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    Yes, she is happy with the way I dress. Not so happy with how long it takes me to get dressed.
     


  9. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    A-hah! I see you fixed it, thank you my friend.

    Your complimentary comment is very humbly appreciated :embar:
     


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    Maybe not so functional these days, but they once had a purpose:

    A stirrup is like a sock, but one that loops underneath the arch of the foot. A century ago, baseball pants were knickers, and what you wear with knickers are stockings. But in the early days, baseball was a pretty rough and tumble game. Players were liable to get cut up by opponents’ spiked shoes—and if you got spiked in the shins and started bleeding, the dye from your stockings could get in the wound and, it was feared, you could get blood poisoning. (These were the days before colorfast dyes.)

    So someone had the idea that if you wore a white undersock (a “sanitary,” or “sani” for short), you could stirrup on top—thus allowing you to protect your blood while also repping your team colors. The feet are cut out of the stirrup so as to keep from having to cram two pairs of socks into your cleats.


    From http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/masters-of-the-uni-verse/, a very interesting read if you're a baseball fan. Found the article thanks to a Put This On post from a couple weeks ago.
     


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    Actually the top few aren't terrible, aside from maybe blah color matching. They get progressively worse as you scroll down.
     


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    I was basically just shooting in the dark. They're not chronological btw
     


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    Messico… Mexico would be benefited of that talk, @unbelragazzo

    Some SF friends would die of the amount of people that like the "eldredge" knot and think it's cool because they get some attention. :confused:
     


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    I wear a baseball cap when I golf. So at least I'm consistent.



    I've always felt that Shantung looks more F/W.
     
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    Me too. :inlove: Just bought. Will be my first Shantung and first Wu. I don't even wear ties that often, but I've been wanting a tie exactly like this for a while. I know shantung ties are traditionally spring/summer and somewhat casual, but I like Conrad's take on it. From the website description:

    Shantung is characterized by small fabric slubs and matte finish. A great year-round fabric which pairs well with odd jackets but can be worn to dress down formal suits.

    I won't hesitate to wear mine in f/w or with a worsted suit.
     
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