Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    I'm not sure what's come over me, but, after years of refusing to wear pocket squares, I actually just put two of the pocket squares Claghorn recommended in my Kent Wang shopping cart. I've only worn my white linen pocket square once or twice over the years, but wondering if I would wear something more subtle more often.
     
  2. in stitches

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    im no texan, but i was a huge david robinson fran as a kid and have been a spurs fan since.
     
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    Uh...is this you @Murlsquirl

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    Is it rust or burgundy? I think of rust as a very dark orange. Just curious.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    @mrjester That tie could be nice, but not with a navy suit IMHO. Belongs with beiges, browns, and other earth tones.
     
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  7. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Just bought these three squares as my starter squares:

    NMWA

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    @Murlsquirl : Your turn?
     
  8. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those look good. Different colors that should be versatile. Well chosen.

    We had a discussion with Kent about the size of his squares in WAYWRN. His will be smaller than the Drake's (13x13 versus 16 or 17x17). For smaller squares, I put a second small square in the pocket, folded up, and then tuck the other on top. This should allow you to then puff different parts of the square which is advantageous in squares that have lots of varied patterns and colors.

    I hope Kent looks into larger squares.
     
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    Ok, attempt at the tie no. 2.

    I work from home probably all but two days of the month now. Not much of a motivation to get another SC, and what I have now are both blue. This and the other one. Yes, need to get more. No, motivation isn't quite there right now.

    Played with the color settings, changed everything (sorry @Rudals , cream linen PS)... Let me know if this looks alright.

    Cream linen PS,
    Brown/Blue SC
    Light Blue pick n pick short
    Olive herringbone Vanda tie
    Mid-grey pants.
    Suede shooz.

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    NS1 - excellent, and versatile looking, choices.

    jester - better, but i think that tie is just a color that seems to be drab. : (
     
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    mrjester Senior member

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    Nice choices there :nodding:
     
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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Rudals, you insult me. I'm not English, I'm not 6'7", my beard does not suck, I'm not that scrawny, I'm far better looking and I don't have an school boy haircut. Geez.
     
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    Clearly then, they are not scheduled to meet the Socceroos.
     
  15. New Shoes1

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    Thanks all. Unfortunately, I think i've got the Noodles disease and want to buy a ton of things at once before I'm sure how I will use them all because I'm wondering if I should have gotten this square from NMWA as well:

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    For what it's worth, the color ties I wear the most in descending order are brown, green, navy, purple, burgundy. My main suits are a solid navy, solid mid-grey, solid charcoal and a navy pinstripe. Any thoughts on this square or recommendations on others?
     

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