Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    And now you have some informed reasons to back this up which is to say that you have learned things over the course of 500 pages (as have I).

    This is a fun thread. I'm glad it exists.

    And dammit Stitchy...I can't wait!
     


  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/376461/tira-and-clags-discuss-civilly-ii-brands/0_20

    (I know Stitchy clarified, but hey. Look at this thread anyway)

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    More on SS:

    Does Havana have a higher buttoning point than Napoli?
     
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  3. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    @Coxsackie I would say no to both you posted. I do think the Washington cut looks good on you and you should keep it in mind for future purchases.
     


  4. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    I was wearing a stile latino linen jacket yesterday and the lapels aren't skinny at all. You won't get super wide lapels i.e. > 4 inches wide, but at least 3.5 inches classic width.
     
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  5. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I've only seen them on ebay, so it's an admittedly small sample. Glad to hear they're not too small!
     


  6. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Good-o, thanks everyone for talking sense.

    Yes, the cut looks good on me. BUT. Yes, it's already crumpled, straight off the rack like that. Yes, its combination of peak lapels and patch pockets is slightly weird.

    Two further deal-breakers:

    1. I need something extra to take to Russia with me. (In St Petersburg for the next week. Lucky me!) The suit would have been nice. RED FLAG - impulse purchase. Not only that, but my trusted Shanghai tailor just resigned under a cloud - accusations of skulduggery thick in the already-polluted Shanghai air. So I wouldn't be able to get the pents taken in and cuffed in time.

    2. Can a pale blue textured linen suit ever be part of a serious rotation? No. This would be a "fun" suit. Fuck that.

    Pass.
     


  7. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Spoken like a true WIS.
     


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    AJL Senior member

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    I've a Sartorio suit w/ 4" lapels. So there.
     


  9. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    On a completely different note, anybody ever tried to shrink a shirt collar: I mean, the collar only? Just did a search and some site (eHow...) suggested placing the collar only in piping hot water in the sink w/ a little liquid detergent for 10 mins, then rinsing it in fresh piping hot water for a few minutes. Then, put on a hanger, blow dry on highest setting, and iron. Sound kooky? Think this could wreck a shirt (an expensive one)?
     


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  11. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is the collar too big? Why wouldn't this cause puckering where the collar and shirt body are joined, i.e. one part shrinks but the part it is sewn on doesn't? I have no experience, but it seems ill advised.
     


  12. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    good sense here. And I do know what I'm talking about, ask my local Goodwill


    Linen? in Leningrad? ..

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    Cox at this point u might as well go full bespoke. All the time.
     


  13. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    Fair point. Probably is ill advised, just wondering if anybody had tried anything like this.
     


  14. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    What kind of briefcases do you guys have? I just bought this slim La Portegna case. I don't carry much stuff around, so a big bulky briefcase seemed a bit unwieldy.

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    I need a suede penny loafer, preferably snuff or tobacco. Any suggestions please? A snuff suede Carmina string loafer has gotten me full on addicted to suede loafers. Help lead me to financial ruin.
     


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