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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. mothon

    mothon Senior member

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    This thread has inspired me to also buy better ties. Today I purchased ties from Conrad Wu, Henry Carter, and Howard Yount. So thanks radials and everyone else one else for helping him out.
     


  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Hmmmm, we've got some work to do Jungle. I do like a handful of those though. Especially the Marinella. :slayer:
     


  3. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    This is the amen I'll take part in!

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  4. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    I forgot to mention, a couple are my dads old ties from yesteryear so I'll leave you guys to spot those lol.
     


  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Here are the ones I'd consider keeping. Definitely nuke the other ones

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    By the way, can you reveal the makers of those ties?
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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  7. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Edited above in your quote and added one more set of pics in original post.

    Suit Supply, Conrad Wu, Tie bar, Suit Supply

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  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    ^ Just saw those ties and added what I'd keep.

    Not feeling that lime green tie, even if it's a Conrad. Are you sure the lighting is correct?
     


  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I for one am thrilled that this thread has thrown business towards many within the SF Family. I know a lot of people gripe that they get enough attention with their threads, but I'd much rather they have our money than some bloke whose (screen)name I don't even know.

    Jungleroller:
    How many ties are you looking to acquire (short term and long term)?
    How often do you wear ties?
    What do you normally wear with them?
    What are the holes that you see in your wardrobe.

    @jrd617 and others...I'm wanting (I've a few days off for CNY) to put together a more exhaustive list of a good tie wardrobe. There are plenty of "if I only had 10 ties"....I'm thinking of "if I had 30 ties". I suspect you'll be on board for this. I also propose this thread to host it (maybe)
     


  10. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    These are good questions to see what JR's needs are. I'd get more specific with the 3rd question - what sorts of Vox typology fits do you wear most often?

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/369569/...s-do-you-wear-most-often-during-the-week/0_50
     


  12. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    The lighting is "yellowing" the pictures. It's a pain in the ass.

    I definitely need more a couple more staples. Burgundy Grenadine and Dark Green I believe. Within 6 months I'd like to have ~10 solid versatile ties. I don't have to wear ties but I like to. At least 3 days a week. I don't wear PS's at the moment. What else "would" I wear with them? Mostly Sport Coats and trousers. I have ~10 suits but don't wear them all that often, 1x a week. Most of my SC are patterned at the moment, I have a couple grey,navy, charcoal that aren't. I think the holes I have are unification. I have a bit of this and that with no consistency imo. Here's a snap of my SC and suit closet maybe to get an idea.

    Sport Coats - Mostly Ebay Thrifts.


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  13. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    this. except i also like buying sparkle luxury brand stuff. AMIRITE!!!!

    i think 50 would be my bare bones minimum.


    lol i know the meme. i meant what in the eff people offering free stuff from me. :p
     


  14. jungleroller

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  15. jrd617

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    well, mimo started it!
     


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