Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I'd look into fresco if you're going to be living in a warm climate. I think Minnis sends free swatches: https://shop.hfwltd.com/collection/22
     
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  2. jssdc

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    Warm is an understatement - high of 108F tomorrow!...and I'm not so balls-out as @Mimo to roll with a three-piece in that weather!
     


  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    If these two guys say it's good for a suit, you don't really need any further endorsement:
     
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  4. Sotiris

    Sotiris Senior member

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    Minnis fresco navy (like what NMWA stocked this season) and Minnis fresco 511 grey. And/or Minnis fresco 520 Air Force Blue if you want something a little brighter.
     


  5. jssdc

    jssdc Senior member

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    I'm always a bit uncertain when Vox is being sarcastic - but I take your point that this does seem like an endorsement.
     


  6. jssdc

    jssdc Senior member

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    ^^^MF and Sotiris - thanks for the Fresco suggestions! They actually look similar (perhaps just to noob eyes) to a hopsack, but there's a ton of great patterns in addition to the plain.
     


  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    May I interject with a couple of facts :
    (1) the herringbone pattern on the Fox flannel is so subtle that most people who see it IRL are asking where is the herringbone
    (2) the swatches above called hopsack don't look like hopsack to me. Hopsack is a 2 x 2 yarn pattern, whereas fresco and other similar 1 x 1 weaves are called simple or plain weave. Therefore hopsack looks chunkier than plain weave.

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  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Kicks self
     


  9. Coxsackie

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    New SuitSupply model HAHAHAHAHAHA....


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    This guy strikes some hilarious poses.
     


  10. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    ^ Don't try this at home, kiddies. May induce collar gap.
     


  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Isn't there another where he is picking his nails? For some reason, I had the impression that he's one of the higher ups in the company having a laugh.
     


  12. timotune

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  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm guessing he has a healthy sense of humor and is an all around good guy?
     


  14. EliodA

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    Being Dutch, I can tell you opinions are divided. Some think of him like that, just as many think he's an affected attention seeker...
     


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    Don't know anything about him, but if he'd put on slightly wider/longer pants he'd be fine by me.
     


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