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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :confused: What about another button and buttonhole on the jacket is slimming?
     
  2. kulata

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    Visual break with the additional buttons Vs. Clean lines. Clean lines look slimming and also if you look at the huntsman cut the quarters start to open from the button, just add a little protrusion and it looks bad.

    Like I said it could all just be in my head unless someone else shares my opinion.
     
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  3. AJL

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    Interesting, all this discussion over the presence or absence of a superfluous button or two. I suppose the one button suit is the only purely functional one, button-wise. The 3r2 has a top button that is rarely if ever seen, and a buttonhole that sometimes appears on the lapel, sometimes it is behind it and and sometimes it is just under it, with the top button being just barely visible under the roll of the lapel (I have all 3 variations, though perhaps the one where the button is unseen and the buttonhole on the lapel is visible is the only true 3r2?). The 2 button will have a single superfluous button below. So essentially, all three styles can have the same lines, lapel roll, etc., with only the visual absence or presence of buttons/holes to distinguish between them?
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Pretty much I think.

    In any case, those Huntsman jackets are fantastic.
     
  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hmmm. Maybe the striped gren, but no use for the rest.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You guys guess which tie I snagged?
     
  9. Academic2

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    I like the single-button look just fine, but not because I object to non-functional design elements. The suit coat and sport coat, like all items of apparel, bear vestigial traces of their evolutionary ancestors (sleeve buttons, the button hole on the lapel now reduced to holding a boutonnière and that but rarely, etc.). It’s part of the charm of the thing.

    I agree that the one-button Huntsman jackets are quite beautiful. You’ll recall that I posted a photo of one upthread some time ago which prompted some discussion along the lines of the current one.

    (Mimo's point about departures from the familiar (he used the term 'orthodoxy') tending to make something look more dandyish captures something important about the relevant psychology, I think.)

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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    The Shantung?

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  11. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Tough to second guess yer.

    I plump for Tie your Tie Gren' or the Classico Como
     
  12. TweedyProf

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    I think the Tie your Tie knots are a bit on the small side (having seen a few pics). Maybe a DFIH will help.

    The material is lovely though and I was sorely tempted (many are also on sale at Exquisite Trimmings).
     
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    Lolololololol!
     
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  15. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    On reflection the Shantung?
     
  16. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Way to be on the ball, Clags. We all know that if you need anything, its more ties. :p
     
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  17. AJL

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    Something with brown in it?

    That C&A packs heavy (have purchased previously, and lusted after other stuffs).
     
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    Wow! Maybe I shouldn't take weekends off with my wife. Too many conversations to follow up with here.
    Cleav did something very nice for me and like to thank you for it. [​IMG]
    Don't know if I deserve to be on SF tumblr but the description is pretty darn funny.
    http://styleforumnet.tumblr.com

    Thanks again, Cleav
     
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  19. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Nothing to do with me dear heart! :smarmy:
     
  20. in stitches

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    Fok sure has some lawlzy tumblr captions.
     

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