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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Brown neat is like the perfect tie.
     


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    I still haven't got a perfect tie then [​IMG]
     
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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    There hasn't been much we don't see eye to eye on!
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    <3
     


  5. Rudals

    Rudals Distinguished Member

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    Lol
    Dude, that's just the rflection.
     


  6. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Distinguished Member

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    A couple of nice Capellis:

    [​IMG]

    (DonCologne posted the above tie as part of a fit recently. It has a smoother finish in Don's photos than here)



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    My Henry Carter wool tie. I think Clags has this one. Possibly some other SFers as well.

    [​IMG]
     


  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Brown neat is the perfect tie. I have four, one from NMWA, two from Henry Carter, and one from Howard Yount.

    Stitchy, that first tie Vanda? It's amazing.

    Also, Cox, you visiting B&T when theyre in Straya?
     
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  8. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Distinguished Member

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    I'd like to. Can you PM me the details? They don't have anything about it on their website.

    Edit: Found something about it on their tumblr. "Appointments in Sydney from 1st June." Well waddya waddya, I happen to be in town just then.

    I really do like this:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Just imagining that fabric, same basic cut of suit, but with peak lapels. [​IMG]

    Damn, yes.
     
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  10. Delands

    Delands Active Member

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    Hello StyleForum,

    I have been reading along for some time and now it's time for my first post.

    I am looking for some advice and I hope that this is the right place for it. If not, feel free to move it around or redirect me to the correct place.

    I am attending a friend's wedding (the evening dinner) early July and am looking for a suit (preferably a 3 piece). The dress code is cocktail, which means suit and tie here in Belgium. I've been looking around the SuitSupply website, since I already own some of their suits and they fit me pretty well OTR. I came across the following suits:

    [​IMG] http://eu.suitsupply.com/nl_BE/suit...refn2=color&prefv2=Grijs&prefv1=Spring/Summer
    [​IMG]http://eu.suitsupply.com/nl_BE/suit...refn2=color&prefv2=Grijs&prefv1=Spring/Summer


    My question is now what the level of formality is of a windowpane suit? Is this formal enough for a wedding? Especially the second one might be too busy? Or should I just stick to basics and go with a solid navy or charcoal?

    Thank you in advance already and I hope to be able to participate to this thread and the forum regularly.
     


  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    There are several wedding threads, but generally, I would avoid such a loud suit. You shouldnt do anything to draw attention from the wedding party.
     


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    Waw, lightning fast response!

    Thank you for the advice. I will stick to a solid navy or charcoal suit.
     


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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Also, as it's an evening event, I'd go darker: the obvious would be a plain navy suit, charcoal perhaps, and if you want a pattern then possibly a pinstripe. But plain navy wins. For most things.
     


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    Also, please wear socks :)
     


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    Thank you for chiming in Mimo. I can go plain navy and I have the beautiful ConradWu POW tie to go with it.

    On a side note: I always thought that pinstripe was more a "business pattern". Is it acceptable outside the business world as well?
     


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