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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    Another good book, which should be required reading for people here is Dana Thomas "Deluxe - how luxury lost it's lustre". Highly recommended.
     
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  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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  3. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    It's one of the reasons why I don't care where anything is made, and generally don't buy from the big brands. The good thing with suits is that it's pretty easy to determine whether it's crap or not from just trying it on.
     
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  4. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Has anyone here bought barney branded footwear? How does the sizing compare to your AE size? They have a few things on sale that I was debating between (brown chelsea boots, brown boots with speedhooks/rubber sole, etc).

    Thanks!

    Can't find a suit on sale sadly though :/
     
  5. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Big +1
    That is and amazing book, a definitely must read...
     
  6. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    PSA: If you need ties, there are some serviceable neats and stripes on sale at Barney's Warehouse for $12.

    Thanks to RTC for pointing me in their direction with his query about shoes. Haven't worn Barney's shoes before, but at those prices, give it a shot, dude!
     
  7. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I'm thinking about it and yeah, I was going for the sale. There are some neat things on there, but sizing is always an issue... especially with no returns.
     
  8. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    I think the hidden buttondown is too inform for a navy pinstripe suit and tie, even the knit. If you want to wear the shirt with the suit, do like Nick and skip the tie. And in the latter case, the loafers would work fine. Otherwise, captoes all the way with that suit.
     
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  9. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    LOL
    You meet a lot of interesting people when you try to sell something on the market.[​IMG]
    Anyone know what this white thing is? It is coming out from inside the jacket on my RLBL suit.
    A tailor (horrible one) once told me it is just whatever that they used for canvassing that is just seeping thru.
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  10. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    It is indeed just canvassing. If you pull apart the front and back of the jacket fabric in that area, it should slip back inside the jacket and should look like nothing ever happened.
     
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  11. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    some of it just looks like lint. but before you pull those balls off (AYO) due what l2b said.
     
  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    @luv2breformed
    You're the man! It got fixed just like magic!

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  13. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Thanks mimo! Hard to see that without the noggin' there though!
     
  14. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Happy to help, sir. [​IMG]
     
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  15. MGoCrimson

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    Does anyone know where to source a gift box for a framed photo approximately 12.25''x16.25''?

    Totally non-style/clothing related, I know, but any tips would be greatly appreciated.
     
  16. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    For those of you who are interested in the SS MTM program. I convinced my coworkers to go to SS and this one particular person chose to do MTM just because nothing off the rack ever fit him and he had to do a lot of alterations. So this one took 1.5 months to get from the factory, then he went in for a fitting and walked out with the suit in 2 months. This particular one cost him $1,200~. Done at SS at Georgetown, DC. I tried to capture some of the details.
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  17. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    looks nice, but would love to see his fit pics.
     
  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Did your wife choose his lapels?
     
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  19. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Well no, but considering he's only 5'5" and slim, they were an appropriate lapel size.

    I just don't understand why she doesn't like wide lapels! I luv how they make my fathead appear smaller and looks bad@ss too.
     
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  20. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    You need to make that your avatar doodles.
     
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