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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    your loss. :)
     


  2. jrd617

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    :fu:
     


  3. Rudals

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    What the effing heck?! They made Nemo into a tie?!!!!!!
     


  4. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Stitch, do you have a distance shot of this? I like the tie, but am curious about the light gray. I'm on the fence, but a distance shot would be more data. Like the first one you posted above this very much.
     
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  5. in stitches

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    thanks!

    that tie has gotten mixed reviews since i posted it. it seem to be a love it or hate it tie, and fortunately i love it.

    here is a distance shot:

    i hate how these pants look tho. :(

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  6. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I would like to be associated with the words of this speaker, well said sir
     


  7. jrd617

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    what does this mean? regular striped tie there
     


  8. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the tie looks quite nice in the entire ensemble (I'm not seeing anything obviously bad about the pants aside from bunching which I attribute to your stance...is it that the legs are a bit fuller?).

    I understand the worries about light ties, but I think they can work, and certainly in the context of the earthy tones you are sporting bottom to top, the lightness of the tie doesn't strike me as as bad thing, adn the larger medallions and colorways on the tie help it from getting lost in the shirt (plus, close up, the colors on the tie give the entire outfit a nice accent...I suppose maybe too nice!).

    Edit: Not fully on board with the stripe shirt, however. Lighter stripes or just a light blue shirt? But that's a nit!
     
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  9. in stitches

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    :fistbump:


    thanks, TP.

    i just never like how those pants look in pics, despite them being very comfy. the bunching is weird and i dont like the general cut. they need to be taken in in the waist and butt and maybe then they will look better to me.

    i agree that lighter ties are not easy, but i like having a few because i think they can be used to good effect.

    i think the stripes are a ymmv kind of thing, i like them in that fit, but i see the nit.
     


  10. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yup.

    To my understanding: this is part of breaking or playing off the rules etc, and in the context of a person who wears a variety of tasteful fits over a week, a context we don't often see as internet denizens, I think the "good effect" point is well taken.

    We can play within a given fit, and also within the context of a set of fits. That's why I've come to enjoy dressing properly (t-shirts and jeans got kind of old, and obviously inappropriate for a prof!).
     


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    [​IMG]
     


  12. jrd617

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    That fish is clearly black and orange... Not red and blue
     


  13. Rudals

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    LOL - but that's what it reminded me of...and I've never watched that movie
     


  14. in stitches

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    yeah, as most shirts than can be worn well with a jacket and tie are on the lighter side, the challenge is combining a proper light tie with the proper light shirt so that there is enough contrast, but also in a way that looks good.
     


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    Added this to my stripes collection

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