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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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    That's probably what my Drakes is in reality (7.5cm)...I also wear it with a casual coat that has narrower lapels...though my knit from Lands End knots better.

    Actually, the more I wear the latter, the more I'm into the its wide weave. It's nice that the tie is in a way "transluscent". Not sure all knits are equally wide in weave.
     
  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i have no idea what my drake are. whatever @gdl203 says is what they are. :)
     
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  3. mrjester

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    In need of good natured advice!

    Just got these pants in. I'm not sure if I like the no-pleat look on a no-belt trouser.

    Should I add buttons and wear them with braces? Get a Suit Jacket made with the same fabric and make it a suit? Or just, next time, get those pleats?

    Other than the no-pleat, which is my bad, they fit great I think. WARNING: Arse pic.

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  4. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think they look quite nice. If they stay up, no need for braces.

    I do think you might need to have a little more room let out in the back along the center seam (it's almost a wedgie) and perhaps a touch more around the hip...it's pulling a little in the front (are the pockets flaring slightly?). But as your coat will cover the back, not an issue. It might be that if you let out the fork a little this will take care of these problems...ask tailors?

    I don't have a view about pleats, but I think they look fine without them.
     
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  5. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    @mrjester
    If I may, I have two trousers with no belt loops from RLBL suits and I've realized that your shirt needs to be fitting so that there is no bunching up around the waist. Your pants fit fine to my eyes. I think you just need more fitting shirts.

    It is my humble opinion that trousers with no belt loops make the silhouette flow cleanly with no break.

    That's all I, a n00b, can contribute.
     
  6. mrjester

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    I actually agree. I have slack in these because they're linen and I wear them casually (untucked) from time to time. I do however need to fix them and cut the bunching out.

    Thanks Rudals!
     
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  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    8 cm, their house style
     
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  8. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    I need help too yall.
    I would like to pick up a pair of black oxfords for my dad for Fathers Day. But here are some reasons why I can't buy a Carmina or a C&J. He doesnt want to wear expensive shoes because he is a minister and he cares about his congregants. So I have to get him something below $200. I have Aldens and AE stores here in DC but they start above $300.

    Maybe I should just get a decent pair and tell him it was only $100. "Praise da lawrd!"
     
  9. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Allen Edmonds Black Park Avenue seconds. IMO. Great quality with minor blemishes.

    www.shoebank.com I think they are just about at $200

    After you find the style, call this number and you can order over the phone. 262-284-7158
     
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  10. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think you should pick up a pair of AE's. Don't lie to your dad (of course), but tell him the virtues of buying decent quality shoes. He will likely wear out 5-6 lower quality shoes in the time it takes him to wear out these (i.e. the kind of sound investment you'd like to see your minister make). Also, AE's don't look like luxury shoes, and therefore doesn't imply him being particularly indulgent and/or vain.
     
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  11. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Thx man. I will take a look. I hope they have fast delivery service.
     
  12. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    so, 3.15 inches. i guess that is the cut off for me.


    BUY HIM MEERMIN!!!

    but thet wont be here before FD.

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    jester, i like the pants.
     
  15. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Rudals

    Those were from the clearance section on the website. Note they are dark gray not black but they might work as dark shoes. Call them.
     
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  17. Rudals

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    Looking for black
     
  18. New Shoes1

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    Yes, I linked to the black ones. I just posted the picture to show you what the last looks like.
     
  19. Rudals

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    Oh, got it.
    Well, I went to the AE store without realizing that the oxfords were on sale online only. The ones they had in store were all beat up. [​IMG]
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  20. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    One of the benefits of the AE's is that they are Made in America, which should align with your dad's position as minister (as the shoes won't be made in a sweatshop somewhere in Asia or South America)
     

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