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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Nope, not for me. I had no idea your DB was herringbone....I take back all the nice things I said about it.




    ...kidding. It looks good on others, but not for me.
     
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  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    :mad:

    but i know what you mean about liking a certain pattern or look on others but not yourself. and as well, i generally do not love herringbones that are too obvious. i liked mine because it was so slight. gave the fabric more character than a solid brown, but not offensively so.
     


  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Please tell me the Fox wasn't subtle so I don't kick myself for not ordering.
     


  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Quit the bullshit, Stitchy. Errbody knows you like an obvious bone.
     


  5. Sotiris

    Sotiris Senior member

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    Um, then, no, not subtle? (EDIT: also SB's comment - not subtle ;p )

    Don't look
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  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Damn, Murl. That looks pretty damned subtle.

    U MAD?
     


  7. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    I think there's a wide range of variation in hbone, from the bold, op art type pattern, to patterns that are so subtle they barely register. I have several pieces that fall into the latter category, including an Inglese shirt whose pattern doesn't really register from more than about 1' away, yet it adds a little extra character and depth to the fabric.

    I think you're cheating yourself Murl, by automatically disqualifying it for consideration. Horses for courses though.
     


  8. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    That's what I'm talkin bout; s u b t l e ("shhhhhhh....don't disturb Murl; we're just quiet little herringbones")
     
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  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I wish I could help you, but I cannot. It's a really beautiful fabric and the creamy flannel pretty much hides the herringbone from more than a few feet away. It's a perfect fabric really.


    Obvi
     


  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    It's ugly and I hate you all! (slams door and sobs uncontrollably).

    Seriously, I saw those pictures. The bone is clearly present. I don't like it.
     


  11. Monkeyface

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  12. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    That's a nice suit. I'm sure it will look great on YOU. I wouldn't buy it. I will probably come around eventually, but for now, it's just not for me. I feel the same way about quite a few items....I see some I like, but would never buy/wear.
     
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  13. Monkeyface

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    I like it a lot. It's basically the only pattern that is conservative.
     


  14. in stitches

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    :laugh:

    enjoy your solitude.


    its very nice. also, this is murls bone to pick. there is nothing wrong with herringbone, even ones that are obvious. its a wonderful pattern.
     


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    Dear Noodles thread: I wonder if I could get some thoughts on a particular suiting fabric?

    Situation is as follows. I work in a CBD environment, so suits most days, but only have two that I really like (a charcoal pinstripe MTM from KW, and a navy chalkstripe flannel). I am moving to the Middle East this summer, and so have been focusing on climate-appropriate fabrics for my next orders.

    The following navy hopsack was suggested, shown here on Kent's site:
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    And here on Hudderfield's site:
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    What are your thoughts on this weave for a suit? In searching I found a lively discussion (punctuated by Vox-driven asides) here with a diversity of opinions but no really clear conclusions (and mostly dead picture links).

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
     


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