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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    but y u hate SS so hard tho ?
     
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  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Shoulders on that one look terrible.

    They're like "roped" waterfall shoulders.

    Almost like a "pa-fucked" NSM...

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  3. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    lol... well, keep in mind I tend to be a little hyperbolic because it's fun. But, I don't care for most of the cuts to be honest. I really dislike the Washington, and I think several other cuts have button stances that don't do the jackets any favors in my eyes. High button stances are not appealing to me very much.

    The Jort, or whatever it's called these days, does seem pretty nice but if I am going to spend $1,000 I will either spend a little higher and get something I consider that much better or I will spend a little lower on something I'd consider to be equal value or have a slight edge in quality.

    The jackets I've seen on the site which are the most visually appealing in terms of cloth and pattern have always been Havanas for me, but that button stance makes me not purchase them.
     
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  4. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Shoulders settle after a while and the whole mafoofan pa fucked episode was just nonsense.
     
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  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Why so much luv for SS here without any questions? Why does my wife yell at me for telling her that I am selling all my 38R suits?! She says what about all the memories with the suits?! I want to have a picnic!!!

    Clags,
    My firm's dress code policy is suits only. But I can get away with not having a jacket on as long as I don't have to attend a meeting or meet someone from outside.
     
  6. Sotiris

    Sotiris Senior member

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    ^ again ( and for the last time) you look ridiculous going into the office in a shirt and tie but without a jacket.
     
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  7. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Which means you can wear an SC on those days [​IMG]
     
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  8. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    THIS SO MUCH
     
  9. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    what episode would this be? enlighten me, please.



    presumably because the price point for the quality is appealing and a number of people here seem to look great in them.

    there are no such memories aside from your wedding suit.
     
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  10. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I have been trying to figure out how to wear this navy Eidos hopsack pinstripe suit, but I'm having a hard time. Any advice is welcome! Here are some pics.

    Casual with loafers and brown knit:
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    Navy grenadine and black captoes:
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    Striped grenadine and black captoes:
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  11. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Mafoofan basically bad mouthing nsm jackets, that the shoulders were off while ignoring expert opinion from the likes of despos. Well, he succeeded coz people rarely post anything in the nsm thread any more.
     
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  12. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    And your birthday suit after you take off your wedding suit.
     
  13. The Noodles

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    The last thing you want to do is to give the finger to those giving you good advice, even if they may hurt a little
     
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  14. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    typical. sigh.
     
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    [/QUOTE]

    I think that the top of the notch being in the same plane as the shoulder looks bizarre and my eyes keep trying to make a line there and it looks a bit strange. If the shoulders settle, I agree, it will look awesome. I think the roped+waterfall+self stripe is a little too much going on.
     
  16. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    stop looking so hard and over-analyzing it.

    step back a bit, stop thinking so much and drawing lines, and you will see that its quite nice.
     
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  17. YRR92

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    Monkeyface,

    I think I mentioned that suit struck me as a little BB-ish. Like, I see it as a six-month suit for sort of East Coast CBD. Now, I know east coast like the back of my hand, but my CBD knowledge is admittedly second-hand.

    The shirt in question is a good choice, for that reason. Tassel loafers are another good idea, but maybe not in suede (too casual). Black captoes are too formal. This is anti-SF, but black tassel loafers would work well, as would some kind of monk or basically any burg shoe. Don't you have those Meermin museum calf punch caps? How about those, the same shirt, and the striped tie?

    I think the striped tie is a good bet. I like the brown knit, but I think it needs a silk hank. The grenadine is tough -- for me, that tone-on-tone thing only works if the tie is a really close match. But I kind of hate that look anyway. In terms of grenadines, slate blue, burgundy, dark green, gray?

    Also, I bought the dark blue version of that Uniqlo polo with the medallion print, and it's sick. Thanks for indirectly recommending it.
     
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  18. kulata

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    Nothing wrong with a high gorge jacket, i have some and I love them, and those are not roped shoulders. It is shirred albeit a lil aggressively but the suit still has tags so we can assume it will settle over time.

    @Monkeyface that's a serious business suit you've got there that deserves CBD treatment i.e. no oxford shirts, knit ties and loafers.
     
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  19. Monkeyface

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    Thank you, YR92. Those are all very good suggestions!

    I'll have to get some black loafers. I don't know why SF hates them so much, loads of people in my office are wearing them, and while it doesn't look good on everyone, some people can definitely pull it off. It's kind of the stereotypical banker look, so I might as well live up to it.

    I didn't bring a lot of ties on this trip, but I'll definitely keep your suggestions in mind when I'm back home.

    Awesome, that uniqlo polo is a steal for that price! :slayer:

    Btw, Rudals, why don't you look into Eidos? I think they're made in Italy, fully canvassed, and have lots of nice fabrics. It's on sale at Bloomingdales for $650-700 at the moment, and the cut and details are a little nicer than the La Spalla, while the price is much lower.
     
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  20. jssdc

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    Agreed!
     

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