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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What did you buy?
     
  2. jungleroller

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    Didn't think about that. Have you ever tried Polos from Charles Tyrwhitt?
     
  3. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not to derail, but since we are on summer shirts, I've sort of maxed out blue summer casual patterns. Light blue and navy gingham (small scale), some blue chambray/mottled linen or linen/cotton. Would like to get a blue university stripe, but I'm becoming monotonous.

    Am thinking of a tobacco brown and solid navy linen, and perhaps some stripes in other colors (e.g. red, brown, gray). But this is all within the same area!

    Madras would be great. But can I ask thread participants for their top two summer patterns that are different from what I have or am thinking about for inspiration (and pics would be awesome).
     
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    How dare you!

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    This thread, derail?!?! C'mon now.
     
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  5. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Summer Madras from Propercloth

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  6. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, that's the idea. Yours?
     
  7. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Black and dark brown 3.25" wide knit ties with a pointed end from the knottery. I was inspired by B&Tailor's Liverano ties, but not willing to pay Liverano prices just yet. I won't wear the ties tied as long as they do either.

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    Is this BNTailor? The bottom I have in some form or another (two different shades of blue), but it also looks the nicest of the bunch! The middle is too bright but I can see certain complexions looking smashing in it. I'm not feeling the first, though I like the green in principle.

    I'm thinking if not BD, then a cutaway (was it TM79 or Europrep who posted an Inglese red gingham cutaway in the NMWA or WAYWRN thread...thought it made for a nice, non-floppy, non-BD casual collar). So of the three collars, on the first green shirt's.
     
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  11. TweedyProf

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    Funny, I finally enjoyed my knit tie the other day, i.e. enjoyed wearing it for the airy quality of the weave. Made me think, however, that I should get a grenadine that is unlined for casual outfits. But I think a pointed knit is actually a nice way to go. Thanks for the idea.
     
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    Sunspel or Orlebar Brown.
     
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  13. Monkeyface

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    Fit pics! Not the best, but it'll have to do. Nip it in the waist or not? I also have a more general question for future purchases/commissions: should I keep going for a natural shoulder/spalla camicia like this, or would a roped shoulder be more fitting for my physique?

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  14. Murlsquirl

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    That's you're second SP, right? They look very good on you. I wouldn't touch the waist on that. As for the shoulder, the soft looks great but I think the roped would as well.
     
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  15. archibaldleach

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    ^ I think it's okay as is; depends how much waist suppression you like and whether you can comfortably nip it without any pulling happening at the buttoning point. As far as the shoulder, the current jacket seems to suit you fine, though it would be interesting to see you in a jacket with a roped shoulder to compare.
     
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    I think there's a tendency to over-pinch the waist among the iGent sorority. Leave it as it is, it looks fitted but also comfortable and masculine. The shoulders look OK too - I think the only place shirt shoulders really fail is on someone who has a prominently long neck or whose shoulders drop at a steep angle. Noodles might run into this problem. In his case, a little padding to shape and straighten the shoulders isn't a bad thing. In yours, I think you can probably get away with most things, and this looks pretty good.
     
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    Nice MF

    I vote for not touching the waist. It is clearly suppressed to some degree at waist and I think anymore would over accentuate your waist, which when too extreme is to my eye effeminate. I think the lines are quite nice. Where are you picking these up?
     
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    Yep, I think it's the same model/cut as the other one. Got this one for just $650, cheaper than some of my SuitSupply suits! The Italian seller had this one wrongly listed as tweed, which probably caused others to steer clear of it.

    I might just look for a roped shoulder on suits from now on, and save the spalla camicia for odd jackets. A natural shoulder does wear very comfortably though, and it does offer more ease of movement. Something I'll have to think about.

    Thank you for all the replies, gents! I'll leave the suit as is.
     
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  19. jungleroller

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    Where did you pick that up MF? I think it looks great!
     
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    Monkeyface, I wouldn't touch the waist, and I like this shoulder on you.
     
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