Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Picked up a D'Avenza suit from the bay for 30 quid. It fits surprisingly well. I was thinking about shortening the trousers, but I'll keep them at this length and put on cuffs.

    One question, should I slim down the trousers or not? The leg opening is currently 9.5", and I was thinking of slimming it to 8.75" from the knee down. My girlfriend says they look like grandpa pants at the moment, but any SF input is appreciated.

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    You are obviously free to wear it whenever you like and I doubt anyone will realize or care that you're wearing it out of season. But traditionally speaking, it is a S/S fabric for ties.
     


  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yup. I'm aware of their traditional seasonality. They look F/W, but feel very S/S. I guess I've never come across lined shantung before. Holding them in my hands, they always lack the weight I expect from a F/W tie.
     
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    Of the five ties, I'm surprised that #2 has gotten a pass. It's the least attractive of the bunch to my eye.
     


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    That's a steal!!!

    Taper the leg from the knees as you suggested to 8.75 and is that your natural stance? Not sure if sleeve needs rotation but I won't sweat it
     


  7. Monkeyface

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    Thank you for the advice! The suit shows very little wear, has flat front trousers and relatively high peak lapels, so it doesn't look that dated. I noticed the sleeves in the pictures as well, but not in real life, so it might've been due to the awkward robo-pose. Even if it might have some pitch issues it's probably not worth the investment.
     
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    I actually like the pants as is given your build and the fullness of the jacket. I think somebody has pointed out to you before that you could stand to have fuller trousers than some of the SS you wear. I think his is a good example of that. Obviously ymmv.
     
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    Thank you! I'm definitely moving towards wider trousers, but 9.5" was a bit too wide for my tastes. 8.75" is still relatively full compared to the 8" suitsupply trousers, but we'll see. I can always reverse the slimming. Maybe 9" is the sweet spot for me. I'll certainly take it into account!
     
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    to mean its just a textured silk and i think it looks great all year round as long as it paired with properly textured items around it. tradition be damned!
     


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    Shantung is the linen of ties IMO... you know... other than actual linen ties.
     
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    I don't want no slubs
    A slub is a tie that can't get no love from me
     


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    Is that...a rubber suit?!
     


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    Amen.
     


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