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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    ^^I looked at that olive one and decided to get the rust because I have a couple of green wool ties but nothing in the rust range. I only had a chance to quickly try it out yesterday. It seemed like a typical Drake's knot for that weight fabric. Not skimpy at all. I prefer their 3.5" ties and the resulting knots, but rust seems hard to find, so I settled for 3.25".
     
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  2. Mr. Six

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    The Spurs are without honor.
     
  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Lol. The Spurs are the classiest team around. The heat are a bunch of degenerate bastards.
     
  4. mrjester

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    Hot damn. Been looking for a shirt like that. Exactly like that. That looks like a linen brown stripe.. I'll look in to it!! Fully agree that that would look nice. Gracias, partner.

    @Monkeyface - Thanks! As mentioned, the tie is like a weird olive.

    Definitely will work on the knot. I just slacked.

    And that was originally the Foo Fold. But then I kind of twisted it so it's like you tuck in the ends, then fold it back towards your body instead of to the side. I'll play with it.
     
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    Texans' delusions of grandeur are amusing. As long as they know that they'll get knocked back into line if they get too uppity... :devil:
     
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  7. Rudals

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    Good thing Clags isnt a Cowboys fan. I would SF block him if he was.
     
  8. Monkeyface

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    Quick question: would a textured linen/cotton white shirt work with off-white linen trousers? I know light blue goes well and navy for a more advanced tie-less look, but I can't make up my mind about white.
     
  9. mrjester

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    I think the entire ensemble needs to be mentioned.

    Like, I've got off-white trousers and don't wear them with white, but I think it looks OK broken up with a darker belt, shoes, and light blue SC, or maybe even colors of green. But that's what I'd wear if I were to wear it at all.
     
  10. Monkeyface

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    I ordered a white cotton/linen popover, so it would either be worn without a jacket at all or perhaps with a casual blue/navy/light grey SC, and probably loafers on my feet. I don't wear belts if I can help it, so the trousers have side adjusters and suspender buttons.
     
  11. New Shoes1

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    I'm not sure what's come over me, but, after years of refusing to wear pocket squares, I actually just put two of the pocket squares Claghorn recommended in my Kent Wang shopping cart. I've only worn my white linen pocket square once or twice over the years, but wondering if I would wear something more subtle more often.
     
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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    im no texan, but i was a huge david robinson fran as a kid and have been a spurs fan since.
     
  13. Rudals

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    Uh...is this you @Murlsquirl

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  14. TweedyProf

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    Is it rust or burgundy? I think of rust as a very dark orange. Just curious.
     
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    @mrjester That tie could be nice, but not with a navy suit IMHO. Belongs with beiges, browns, and other earth tones.
     
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  16. Mr. Six

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  17. New Shoes1

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    Just bought these three squares as my starter squares:

    NMWA

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    KW

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    @Murlsquirl : Your turn?
     
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  18. TweedyProf

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    Those look good. Different colors that should be versatile. Well chosen.

    We had a discussion with Kent about the size of his squares in WAYWRN. His will be smaller than the Drake's (13x13 versus 16 or 17x17). For smaller squares, I put a second small square in the pocket, folded up, and then tuck the other on top. This should allow you to then puff different parts of the square which is advantageous in squares that have lots of varied patterns and colors.

    I hope Kent looks into larger squares.
     
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  19. mrjester

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    Ok, attempt at the tie no. 2.

    I work from home probably all but two days of the month now. Not much of a motivation to get another SC, and what I have now are both blue. This and the other one. Yes, need to get more. No, motivation isn't quite there right now.

    Played with the color settings, changed everything (sorry @Rudals , cream linen PS)... Let me know if this looks alright.

    Cream linen PS,
    Brown/Blue SC
    Light Blue pick n pick short
    Olive herringbone Vanda tie
    Mid-grey pants.
    Suede shooz.

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  20. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    NS1 - excellent, and versatile looking, choices.

    jester - better, but i think that tie is just a color that seems to be drab. : (
     
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