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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. vida

    vida Senior member

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    OK. I'll try this again........:)

    What do you guys think of the length of these two jackets. I tried both over the weekend but did not make a decision because I am a bit unsure of the length. The grey is an Isaia "Cortina" model and the other is by Boglioli. For reference, they are both 28" in length. I'm 5'9" and most of my jackets are about 29". They both fit almost exactly as shown in the photos
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    [​IMG] boglioli
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    [​IMG] actual boglioli fit
     
  2. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Senior member

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  3. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you want classic length those are too short. Not covering your seat nor the models. As a casual blazer perhaps, but if the concern is classic length then those are too short. If you don't care and it fits your shoulders etc then keep it. Distance shot make it hard to make out much though.

    Thanks Pingson, Kulata, AC, will ponder.
     
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  4. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    The houndstooth for sure. It's infinitely more versatile. You can dress it up with grey trousers and a nice tie like justin, dress it medium(?) with brown chinos and a light blue ocbd and probably even dress it down with jeans.


    @aravenel
    When it comes to groomsmen, I don't get the whole practice of having a bunch of dudes standing behind you, especially not when they're all matching. The history behind it isn't particulalry appealing either. Anyway, I'm going to avoid that whole matchy-matchy problem by getting married without any groomsmen, when the time comes.

    If they must wear a gold/yellow tie make sure it's not shiny and has some nice texture to it. Maybe linen, a grenadine or perhaps even cotton if the weather is still nice. Wear it with a navy suit and it'll look ok. I'm afraid it'll look washed out with a light grey suit. It's certainly a very hard look to pull off. All three ties you've chosen are nice, but I'd recommend you don't buy the same tie. Buy different ones in the yellow spectrum and it'll look much nicer, like your groomsmen actually got to choose their own tie.
     
  5. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Not even one pull-up, Noodles. That makes me sad. Screw suits and immediately direct your focus to pulling your chin up over the damn bar.
     
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  6. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    Not a big deal man, if I could trade muscle for more brain I definitely would :)
     
  7. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Senior member

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    Has anyone had Will Field re-cut double reverse pleat trousers into flat front? And if so, was it successful? Or should I just question my own sanity regarding removing double pleats.
     
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    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Muscle can help you get brain....if you know what I mean.
     
  9. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Like many others, I'd prefer to have both.

    Shockingly, this is possible.
     
  10. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    Yes, it is possible to have both. But in actual real life, the smartest and most successful men I've come across have spent very little time inside a gym.
     
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  11. The Noodles

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    No. But make an appt to see him. He is an excellent tailor and person. He alwaus takes time to answer my questions and educates me on stuff, like how to look for fully canvassed jacket using the peel method.
     
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  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    You the man!


    That's quite interesting.
    The successful (not necessarily smart)people that I have met in the business world are very hard working people and are workout-holics as well as workaholics
     
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  13. MGoCrimson

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    Yep, that's the plan. He's been great with every interaction I've had with him. Trying to decide whether to pick the suit up off the bay or not atm.
     
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  14. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    Where the hell do you live man :) cause it definitely isn't where I live :)
     
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  15. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Senior member

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    Same here. The super type-A, masters of the universe I know apply their hard-working nature towards both their body and their work.
     
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  16. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Aravanel - The first link is the best!
     
  17. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    You've apparently never worked in Orthopaedic surgery.

    I will say that endurance sports are more popular among the affluent. I've done both. I use to race bikes and I primarily lift now. Cycling will always be my passion and I hope to someday get back into and balance that and lifting. I could probably race well at 170lbs or so. I'm 5'10 and 165 right now.
     
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  18. MGD83

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    I enjoy going to the gym as well, but I was always more interested in strength training then endurance training. I grew up idolizing guys like Stallone, Arnold, etc. :) Not to mention I was tall and lanky as a kid growing up, so I couldn't wait to put on any kind of muscle, even if it meant losing losing each and every abdominal in the process :)
     
  19. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    Ortho is famous for attracting athletes. What about other specialties?
     
  20. EliodA

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    Sports and gym are not the same, @MGD83 was talking about the gym specifically. I love cycling, but I absolutely hate the gym.
     

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