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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    I think @jrd617 will be ---> [​IMG]
     
  2. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Senior member

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    Now wishing I got the Marlow wingtips along with the penny loafers :(
     
  3. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    I can't envision @Betelgeuse rocking the Marlows...doesn't seem to fit his style.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    you know, i was thinking about that, and i agree. with his sleek style, they dont really jive. but if he wears some more casual stuff, and i am sure he does, they would work.

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    B - love those watches

    jr - i am not an AE fran, but those are nice.
     
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  5. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Edit: Never mind. I figured it out. Realized the jacket has a separate fit issue that has become exacerbated with more time in the gym the last few months.


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  6. Jojo Lapin X

    Jojo Lapin X Well-Known Member

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    Yes. The pocket square is making a bulge in your breast pocket. But I think on some level you already suspected that.
     
  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  8. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    that is a VERY nice tie. beautiful shade of brown.
     
  9. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    New jacket. :slayer: Wool, silk, linen blend, unlined, nice and summery.

    Cutter and Buck. More of an "american cut" which fits me nicely.

    Fit pics next week.

    Hard to tell but its a green, blue, black, grey.


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  10. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    Ah, crap. Just received a bunch of T-shirts from AA (American Apparel) only to find they've changed their fit since the last time I purchased them. Yeah, I know, cheap ass t-shirts manufactured by a kiddie-porn sex maniac in LA, and I should prolly be posting this in SW&D (though those scrawny hipsters would laugh at me too), so I'm afraid I'm exiled in Noodlesville.

    What can I say, they're well-made, decent cotton, good variety of colors, my go to ultra-cas pairing w/ denim, and they used to fucking fit very well. So, I'm pissed. And it's the very same aforementioned scrawny-ass hipsters who are to blame. Smaller chest + lengthened body = fail. They have a long version, seems dumb not to also offer a short. And to add fuel to the fire, I got 30% off on a "dads day" promo. Bahhh...

    Enough venting. Where do I turn now for decent 100% cotton, non-scrawny tee's, with a good selection of colors? I'm not gonna pay big money for knock around t-shirts to wear w/ jeans & sneaks around the house (years ago, I made a classic Noodles move, and bought some Zegna Sport t-shirts at full price from NM. Embarressed to say how much, and yeah, they were nice & soft, but way overpriced for what they were)
     
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  11. Evolve

    Evolve Senior member

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    ^ Try Lands' End Super-Ts. $15 a pop, tons of color options, and they offer a version with a pocket if you like pocket tees (I do). They've been my go-to t-shirts for the past two years. I just ordered 4 more in gray. I'm 5'11", about 190, 43" chest, and the mediums fit me well. A bit tight in the arms/shoulders, but nothing that a gentle stretching after every wash can't fix.
     
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  12. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Senior member

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    I like Uniqlo Supima T-shirts. 6' 210 48'' chest and I take a L for a snug fit around my shoulders and chest. Dozens of washes, no fading.




    in
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    BODY LENGTH BACK​
    25 1/5 64 26 3/8 67 27 5/9 70 28 3/4 73
    SHOULDER WIDTH​
    15 3/4 40 16 1/3 41.5 17 43 17 5/7 45
    BODY WIDTH​
    18 1/2 47 19 2/3 50 20 6/7 53 22 4/9 57
    SLEEVE LENGTH​
    7 1/2 19 7 7/8 20 8 1/2 21.5 8 6/7 22.5
    SLEEVE WIDTH​
    7 2/3 19.5 8 20.5 8 1/4 21 8 2/3 22​


    Ok, that chart copied very poorly. Sizes go XS-S-M-L with each size having measurements in both cm and in
     
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  13. AJL

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    Thanks, will check both of these out.

    On the plus side of today's deliveries, received 3 ties from NMWA: the green linen Bigi "confetti" tie, the brown unlined Bigi grenadine and the "dense" patterned Drake's green w/ blue & yellow flowers. Really happy w/ the 2 Bigi's: like the colorway, confetti & hand of the linen, and the grenadine is very elegant and a rich shade of brown (thanks to those who gave it a strong rec--you know who you are @clags @sugs @stitchman). The Drake's tie is a bit unusual in that the green color actually reads as a greenish brown (brownish green?), so not quite what I pictured and maybe a little tougher to pair with. I think it will grow on me though. The pattern is actually pretty cool. Btw, NMWA needs some longer tie boxes, but I'm guessing they're already aware of that.
     
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  14. Betelgeuse

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    Yup, I wear some casual stuff but what I really need in terms of shooz are loafers. :(


    Buy it, Clags, or I will.
     
  15. jrd617

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    i want this one betel will u buy me one? how's the business going? put some money into jrd's omega fund and not the cash flows :D
     
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  16. jrd617

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  17. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    That Borrelli is too shiny.

    You had me purge that shiny repp silk solid brown Borrelli from my collection, remember?

    This is the same tie basically, but with a pattern on top




     
  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Too wide for me. My shoulders aren't as broad as yours. I'd definitely snatch it up.
     
  19. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So, our good friend @Cleav is currently embroiled in a mess with Gianni Cerruti. I'll let him provide the details. But I just wanted to open up this thread to him should he desire some good natured advice on how to handle an uncooperative, uncommunicative, and untrustworthy iMerchant.
     
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  20. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    :lurk:

    Wasn't the aforementioned vendor also involved in some type of very public spat concerning who was the best or most honorable suit maker in Italy, or some such nonsense? I believe it was him; I read a bit of the exchange and the insults were flying, albeit in ridiculous, google-translated english.
     

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