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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  3. mimo

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    This is supposed to be about Noodles buying, not other people selling!

    On which point, Noodles was advised to buy this wool challis from Drake's - in the sale too. He prevaricated as usual, so I bought it myself.

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    It looks a little bright in the pic, washed out by the sun (shirt is blue). But...yeah, you snooze you lose, Noodles....
     


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    I am a snoozer. Procastinator.
    But I actually have a good reason.
     


  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Roodals you need to buck up and make some choices! Life moves pretty fast. If you don't turn around and buy some ties, you could miss it. :D

    What's in your tie collection right now? Just the navy ties?
     
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  6. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think I had asked jrd to post his ties here for sale first, to give the participants first dibs so to speak, including Noodles. I don't mind it, a nice way to promote camaraderie in a matter of speaking. Of course, I wouldn't want this to be a B&S thread (which is not the point), but if the main posters (yourself included) want to get rid of a few quality ties that are in the spirit of the tastes being promoted by the thread, then I say go for it. Subscribers here are, I think, interested in talking about quality ties as well, in the context of helping a member build a good collection.

    BTW: Nice tie! Noodles, can we get an update on what you have purchased, and perhaps what you are thinking you might purchase? A state of the union, so to speak?
     


  7. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think he has a ring to consider, which we can agree has a priority. But there were some nice pieces for sale at ET, Drakes, NMWA etc. this season weren't there?

    Actually, the participants in the thread might, I suppose, have their own reports about, say a couple of choice selections acquired this season? Even if they won't go with Noodle's blue suit basis, one can learn from examples that DON'T work with his work attire. Negative lessons are good too. So is show and tell.
     


  8. mimo

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    You're a good sort, Professor.

    But the ring budget is a red herring - Stitchy has agreed* to discount the cost of Noodles' first ten SF-approved tie purchases from the price of the ring.




    *(I might have dreamed that, but it sounds true).
     
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    I heard that stitchy wants to do noodles a solid. He has generously offered to fund the purchase of 20 EG Cappelli 7-fold ties for noodles.

    So, so generous. You're a mensch, stitchy!
     
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  10. TweedyProf

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    That stitch, what a Mensch!
     


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    Yes, I stopped eating out, I walk to work, I don't drink, I don't even help out the homeless guy on my way to work, AND I don't buy ties for the engagement ring. I guess I can get at least one here and there but It's just not the right time right now. I am proposing this April and she's already decided on the shape and setting. I am afraid what carrot size she will pick...[​IMG]
     


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    I appreciate dramatic hyperbole as much as the next guy, but I would suggest that when it comes to spots, it's all about the precise relationship between the size of the spots, their spacing and the arrangement. Taking a few examples I've pulled off the net, all in b&w for comparison (obviously IRL, the choice of fore- and background colours makes a big difference as well):

    Clearly easy to integrate into many outfits (aka the pindot):

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    Also classic I think, but hard enough to need some thought as to the shirt & suit choice:

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    Wider spacing with those bigger spots makes the task a little easier, by balancing out the overall visual impact of pattern (also used in my fit today, which is partly what reminded me to come back here to reply to your post):

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    Close spacing with large polka dots are easiest when used within a 3pc, esp. within a somewhat retro psychedelic fit. Could fall into your designated clown territory depending on colours and overall outfit.

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    Really difficult to integrate into an outfit, and probably almost impossible, are very closely spaced spots, whether large or small:

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    Note also that all of the above have the spots arranged diagonally rather than perpendicularly. As discussed in a separate thread recently, I think this makes any geometric pattern look much easier on the eye (and therefore easier to integrate into an outfit) compared to a grid layout.
     
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    Ordered.
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    Solid.

    Did you get the Cappellis too?
     


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