Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I like the shirt and collar. It looks like the picture is really brightly lit or the white shirt is throwing things off. But as it is on my screen, I don't like the color of the tie. It looks kind of like a muddy and greenish brown rather than a deep chocolatey brown.
     
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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    That's a beauty, 6. Thanks for the link.
     
  3. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    @mrjester I think you could do a white shirt with that tie, but you'd have to wear a different suit--something more summery, like a lighter blue linen. Even then, I think the color of the tie just doesn't work with white. Everyone seems to hate hearing it, but light blue would be better. I think cream might work. Also a brown stripe like this would be good.

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  4. Monkeyface

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    Jacket looks awesome, and the tie is nice too. Here are some tips:
    • Tie a nicer/tighter knot
    • A light blue shirt usually goes much better with a brown tie. Give it a try and see for yourself.
    • The square complements the tie nicely, but I'm not a fan of the fold. Try the foo fold next time: http://www.tweedinthecity.com/2013/01/31/bend-it-over/
     
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    By the way y'all, who's rooting for which country in the World Cup?
     
  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm rooting for South Korea, then Germany, then the Spurs, then Texas, then the United States.
     
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    almost a G on C&Js makes me sad.

    Yes, GGs are all over a G. I have 7 or 8 pairs I think. All bought brand new, and aside from the MTO, I paid in the 450-750 range for all of the rest. I has my ways.

    never had an interest in used shoes, personally.

    also, after doing custom/MTM and finding RTW brands that fit right, i find it hard to take the gamble with pre-owned. risk not worth the reward of the price drop for me right now.

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    jester, i dont think that is bad, just bland perhaps. colors are pretty tame, tie color is not particularly awesome, and there is no texture i can see to make up for the tame colors.
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    GO SPURS!!!!
     
  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    US, then Italy. In past years I rooted for Italy begrudgingly because, even though I love the country, the style of its soccer team was frustrating. Now they're more fun to watch.

    Also, go spurs.
     
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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Expect problems with your passport when trying to return to the U.S.....
     
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  12. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    ...even though they will lose every single game.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm flying straight into Texas, so no worries; I won't have to deal with American immigration. And I'm very, very Texan.
    Me too, but I had a nice sized windfall and some went to those. They just fit so. damned. well. I paid much less for the second pair (which are waiting for me in Texas)
     
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    perfectly understandable. im just thrilled that you have CJs and that you dropped dough on shoes. :)
     
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    Also, F the Spurs.
     

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