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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    Really. What is this, Twit & Twat, show up on different threads and start bickering?
     
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  2. Kira

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    @in stitches

    Oh okay. Teal is a color that can't be used a lot of versatility, but I can pull it off with the right colors. So, I understand your post.

    By the way, I'm not a troll. I don't know everything about menswear, so that's why I ask questions so I won't look like I don't know what the hell I'm doing. Guess what? I used to wear a brown blazer, black dress shirt, black square toed shoes, and pinstripe pants! Yes, I wore this..

    Thanks to StyleForum, I will never make that same mistake.
     
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  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    I think I had crappy suits to start with and these crappy features on the suits were accentuated by my weight gain.
     
  4. New Shoes1

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    I was about to comment that the good natured portion of this thread was about to be put to the test, but then Stitchie put his foot down.
     
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  5. forbritisheyes

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    Yes, sorry about that.
     
  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    1. thanks for being cool, guys. glad errone is playing nice.

    2. teal itself is not a bad color, though i would never use it for a jacket i dont think. also, the whole design of the jacket just looks very dated. in any case, its all about how you wear it in the end, but its not something i would shoot for personally.
     
  7. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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    @in stitches Probably because:

    1. It's teal-- a color that isn't recommended in classic menswear.

    2. The lapels aren't very peaked.

    3. The cuffs only have two buttons

    4. The gold buttons

    2, 3, and 4 can be fixed for probably $100+, but it's nonsensical to do this because of the color and no one cares around here. Since I go to college, I can bend the rules and essentially wear any color I want. I wouldn't wear the garish colors though.
     
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  8. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Stopped by suitsupply yesterday, one of my friends was shopping for a suit so I decided to try some on. Don't know how they do it but their jackets fit well off the rack.

    La Spalla 54
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    Madison 52
    [​IMG]

    I'll probably go back and pick up a Madison.
     
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  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am envious of y'all's access to Suit Supply.
     
  10. Monkeyface

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    The natural shoulders work well on you. Try the Lazio as well if you have the chance, it's my favourite cut from their regular collection.
     
  11. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    You are moving back to TX right? They have stores in Houston and Austin, and about to open one in Dallas.

    @Monkeyface Don't think I like the Lazio, It's a little narrow in the shoulders.
     
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  12. sugarbutch

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    The Madison looks oddly puffy in the upper-arm/chest area.
     
  13. kulata

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    I think that's just due to the linen fabric. It looked clean but I'll check it again before I buy it.
     
  14. Coxsackie

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    They both look oddly puffy in the upper arm/chest area, but this is (I strongly suspect) an optical distortion from the photography. Clues to support this include the fact that both jackets look too long, whereas we know for a fact that SS cuts most of its jackets on the short side; and the shape of the mirror frame in both shots.

    The suits should be photographed again from waist height with a longer lens (or zoomed iPhone). Aim to have the mirror frames looking roughly rectangular rather than the regular parallelogram in the above shots. Then we can get a better idea. Selfies won't cut it here.

    Kulata, the second (Madison) fabric suits your complexion much better than the first. The shoulders also drape better to your frame. But the sleeves of both jackets are too long, which could cause problems with the functional buttons if significant shortening is required.
     
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  15. kulata

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    I prefer longer sleeves and showing very little cuff. I'll take like 0.25 inches from the sleeves on the Madison and it won't affect the functional button hole placement (I am not buying the La Spalla). But to my surprise EU54 la spalla is 31.25 inches from bottom of the collar to the bottom of the jacket (0.25 inches longer than what I prefer) and come to think of it, the puffiness may be attributed to a draped chest and SS mimicking Neapolitan sleeve treatment :D (puffy sleeve head) like this dude

    Angelo Blasi (??)
    [​IMG]
     
  16. The Noodles

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    @kulata
    I love that grey La Spalla...errr....hor it fits, i mean.
     
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  17. kulata

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    Buy it noodles. You know you want to ;-)
     
  18. The Noodles

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    Eventually, I will end up getting it. Lol. Did u pull the trigger on any at SS?
     
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  20. The Noodles

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    By the way, thanks for posting sloped vs structured shoulders side by side.

    I love wide peak lapels but it seems really weird on a single breasted suit.
     
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