Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

    Messages:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Location:
    Washington, DC & Seoul, South Korea
    send a PM to @Holdfast asap!
     


  2. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    1,642
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Hehe, I'm just careful cause I know I am new. I can't stand people who have no clue what they are talking about running around and giving bad advice and expressing their noob opinions as if they were fact. At the same time I want to contribute to the community and learn something by contributing as well. So for now when I express my opinions or give advice I make it clear that I know that I may NOT know what I am talking about. ;)

    All that said, I'm sure there will come a time when I feel I have "arrived" at a consistently good style and am posting consistent 20+ fits (with any luck!). Then I may decide to take away my disclaimers. :p
     


  3. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

    Messages:
    5,267
    Likes Received:
    2,252
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    

    Pretty much every tie that has been recommended to you since day 1 will go with that suit. If you are concerned about the fact that the suit has a pattern (albeit a subtle one) and about combining patterns (though I don't think you have to worry much about this with that suit), then I suggest investing in some solid grenadine ties. Silver / grey, burgundy, powder blue, chocolate, forest green and the like will all be lovely, some with white shirts, others with blue, etc.
     


  4. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

    Messages:
    1,457
    Likes Received:
    477
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Never mind.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2014


  5. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    1,642
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Thanks, I'm sure I will too. :)

    I'm just starting to really think about how pieces work with my current wares rather than looking at items in a vacuum. Both skill are important, but it's a process.
     


  6. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

    Messages:
    2,280
    Likes Received:
    1,602
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    Location:
    Chicago
    

    I think you can pull off #3 with no problem. I like them all for what they are. 3 being a bit more sporty but based on your combos I know you can pull it off. :slayer:
     


  7. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

    Messages:
    7,439
    Likes Received:
    4,790
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Noodles, that is a beautiful looking suit. I hope it fits.

    I recommend something plain, but with texture. And get some microcheck shirts. You might also risk a non-SF white one or two - very cheerful with a navy suit in the summer.

    I got one of these for my birthday, which I think suits your needs perfectly. Grenadines are great, but I love the soft matte texture of woven raw silk too. The burnt orange is mine - lovely direct contrast with blue. The dark red or the brown would be ideal if you want to tone it down a notch. I like the lighter blues, too.

    LTBR - be wary of anyone presenting their opinions as fact, "noob" or not!
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2014


  8. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

    Messages:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Location:
    Washington, DC & Seoul, South Korea
    Had to figure out how to get the right belt size that I am also ordering from NMWA but the suit order is all cued up for tomorrow morning. I think I deserve something like this when your wife redecorates the entire master-bedroom with $5k in one weekend.
    This tie (this might drive JRD nuts but...) is too close to my complexion. I will play safe with a light/dark grey solid tie.
    [​IMG]
     


  9. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

    Messages:
    9,050
    Likes Received:
    11,320
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    CA
    

    I just bought that suit and I'm getting the tie (Bigi) too. Rudals, check out Sam Hober Macclesfield Silk #94.
     


  10. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

    Messages:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Location:
    Washington, DC & Seoul, South Korea
    Nice!
    I just you didn't...get it in my size. [​IMG]



    Wow, I completely forgot about Sam Hober. Is this what you're talking about?
    [​IMG]

    Just a thought: That suit has lines going across and and I wonder how stripe ties will complement it.
     


  11. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

    Messages:
    9,050
    Likes Received:
    11,320
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    CA
    

    Yeah, that's it. As for stripes, just look at the NMWA picture....it works great. Don't overthink it....
     


  12. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

    Messages:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Location:
    Washington, DC & Seoul, South Korea
    Is this the tie that is on display with the suit?
    [​IMG]
     


  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

    Messages:
    9,050
    Likes Received:
    11,320
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    CA
    Almost positive it is. I emailed Greg for confirmation, but haven't heard back yet.
     


  14. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

    Messages:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Location:
    Washington, DC & Seoul, South Korea
    Is this your first Formosa?

    It could be this. We'll wait.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2014


  15. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

    Messages:
    9,050
    Likes Received:
    11,320
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    CA
    Nope...second. That tie is why I emailed for confirmation. Either way, they would both work.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by