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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    On another note: crazy last night in Berlin. Quiet then pandemonium, then 7 minutes of breathless disbelief, then 10Xn (add your favorite exponential) pandemonium. Kind of cool to be here for the first world cup trophy for a united Germany.
     
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  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks...the ass is clean...I'll spare you the picture.


    Must be nice. One day, one day we (US) will get there.
     
  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Congrats to Deutschland!
    Now they have 4 championship wins. They got so close so many times. I can't believe the gov't will be so willing that they would invest and build a practice facility in Brazil to prep for the World Cup. That is some smart investment.

    My mother country(?) got knocked out in the group stage and there were pix of players celebrating and so we fired the head coach...again. It is absolutely hopeless for us. Asia should not get 3 tickets, they all just suck and bring down the level of football. It's like letting a store sell both RLPL suiits and H&M suits.
     
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  4. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    That store would be Ralph Lauren
     
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  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    the german goalie was a handsome fellow. and the lasses that were on the field post game were quite the lookers.
     
  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    thought this would be the proper repository for this image. see banner ad on the right

    @in stitches

     
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  8. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Noodals, wait a couple of months and then if you still feel the Formosa jacket is too roomy (and after running it past your brains trust on this threak), you might consider having it taken in just a tad along the side seams. Not too much though, as this could cause the quarters to flare, which might put you back in pear-shape territory.

    Folks, I have an opportunity to pick up this Italian shearling bomber jacket at a 70% discount:

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    Please ignore the other clothes, I vas on mein vey home from verk.

    Colour is a dark olive green with a fairly soft nap to the suede. It looks like it fits beautifully, but it feels tight. This is the only size available (48). I usually take a 50. Other jackets from the same brand in a size 48 seem to fit well while their 50s tend to be a bit roomy on me.

    I do really like the style and the colour, and it's winter here in Orstrilia. Thoughts? Does shearling stretch a little after time?
     
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  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    jrd617 Senior member

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    don't care for that type of collar (shape and fur material)
     
  11. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    big floppy collar only works if you're this guy and/or a canadian lumberjack mutant

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  12. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Hugh Jackman is a fellow Aussie who owes his success to copying my style.

    Nevertheless I am concerned at the lack of love (Clags excepted) for big shearling collars. Might be advisable to defer my final decision for 24 hours.
     
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  13. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Fwiw, I find the collar awful as well
     
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  14. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Collar that big seems odd on a coat that short.
     
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  15. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Shoot, whenever I ask Clags he always says, "Buy it." Lol
     
  16. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    lawl

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    cox - looks too snug for me.

    there are 2 coats i want so bad btw

    1. bane coat

    2. sherlock coat
     
  17. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The collar is a bit large, especially for the length, as Doc pointed out, but I think that the disproportionality of the collar is emphasized by the overall discordance of seeing that jacket with a tie and suit pants, regardless of whether you told us to ignore it. I think had it been with jeans and a flannel shirt, our brains would have been much happier with the collar size. As is, our brain feels like the whole fit is wrong and probably then emphasizes everything which isn't quite right.

    You also have a big head, so I think it works a bit better.
     
  18. jrd617

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    lawl

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  19. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    that coat is the shit. ware 2 kop.

    @gdl203 can you get a run, ala the frozen waves?
     
  20. jrd617

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    NMWA x Bane shearling coat?
     

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