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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Dude. College aged Rudals would've been giddy with possessing such an esteemed brand.
     
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    almost forgot, most excellent job with the suit, @EFV. huge props.
     
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  3. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    College years...I was going thru my clothes from that period and I can't believe I shopped at Banana Repubic and Boss. YUK
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I still happily wear Banana Republic for the majority of my non-summer casual fits.
     
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    i tried going into a BR a few months back. couldnt stomach it. /SF snob
     
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    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Their shorts are fine. If casual pants fit
    Me with clean lines, which they don't, I would happily buy lots of them on sale.

    Stitches, where have you been?
     
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  7. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    You have good taste
    [​IMG]

    Speaking of brand snob, for my casual stuff I wear ZEGNA and RLBL casual button down shirts.
    I have been forbidden from wearing them as they make me look OLD (per someone at home) and now I have started wearing polo shirts.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Tweedy - A combination of jewish and personal events have had me busy. Glad to be back though, and thanks for inquiring, nice to know i was missed.

    :)
     
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    Jojo Lapin X Well-Known Member

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    Noob here. What is the best way of burning shoes?
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    BR isn't bad for some things. They usually have good clearance sales. Decent shirts/sweaters for cheap. I try not to pay retail or anywhere near it for items like that though.
     
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    I wear Banana Republic boxer shorts almost exclusively, with the exception of a few from Takeo Kikuchi.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The majority of my polos are from BR. A few solid tshirts from them as well. Jeans. A few casual jackets. A cardigan or two. Shorts are 50/50 BR/JCrew. Majority of BR were sale items or outlet.

    Also, I often wear boat shoes. And dress shirts with shorts, untucked. And a ratty baseball cap.
     
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    I'm still looking for the perfect polo. I have some suitsupply cotton/cashmere ones that feel nice and soft and fit well, but the collar is too floppy. I've had Luxire copy an Eidos polo just from pictures, so I'm wondering how that will turn out. I would've bought an original one, but they don't have any stores in Europe.
     
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    Shoot, you a high roller.
    As I've said before, I wear 6 for $5 boxers from Target [​IMG]

    Also, when I say polo, I mean RL polo shirts. I think they fit me the best.
     
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    This is true. But just work hard for a few years (and refrain from having kids; this is crucial), and you, too, will be in the lap of luxury!
     
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    I've heard good things about Kent Wangs Polos. I do not have personal experience with them. Maybe someone can chime in about them or you could ask in the KW thread.
     
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    +1 - especially if the concern is floppy collars
     
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    Thank you for the advice, but I tend to refrain from ordering things from the US nowadays. Shipping can take very long, 3-4 weeks, things get stuck at customs and when you get charged it's usually 30% of the retail price+shipping. For example, I bought two ties about 5 weeks ago and they still haven't arrived.
     
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    I have a Kent Wang and quite like it. I saw the Eidos polo collars that Nick Pollica was sporting and thought they looked quite rakish, a bit higher, more like a shirt collar. KW's polos have a slightly higher collar band than a typical polo, which often has none and looks like shit. Still, I would like something between KW's and Eidos, though I'd definitely buy another KW. Still, really, how many polos does one need?

    I've also tried one from Billy Reid, which is not as good as the KW, IMO (thinner MOP buttons, some design elements that seem to me unnecessary, though it makes it stand out, wimpier collar). Still, it's not bad, and back in the day, you could get one for $30 at Mr. Porter in the sale.
     
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