Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    Pretty much all the shirts/ties in your wardrobe that I've seen would look awesome with light grey Rotas. Any tie with brown/burgundy/green and any shirt with white or light blue as the dominant color will put you pretty squarely in Claghorn/Elio/EFV territory in terms of overall look. Then, as with everything else, it's about details and fit.
     
  2. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    This. I like Zanella because of that. Full leg and high rise.

    I tried once Rota and they didn't fit me as good as the Zanella's.
     
  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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  4. in stitches

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    dude. if you are wearing a tie with the trousers you are probably also wearing a jacket (and shirt) and if you are wearing a jacket with your gray pants, the jacket will probably be blue, so all your ties will be fine. light gray pants are like the the easiest thing in the world to pair.
     
  5. in stitches

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    also, lovely hober.

    also, if you have skinny legs and thighs, then the HY made in italy pants, and epaulet, and surely rota, will all work well for you in all likelihood.
     
  6. archibaldleach

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    +1. There really are very few things that do not work with light grey trousers in the shirt / tie area.
     
  7. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    We were talking about a hidden BD shirt a while back, so I had Luxire make one for me.

    It is based on a Kamakura collar, but unfortunately it doesn't have as much roll. I'll have to make the collar points a bit longer and more spread out for my next shirt, but I'm very happy with it. It looks great with and without a tie. It also has convertible cuffs, so the shirt can be worn with and without cufflinks, making it my most versatile shirt. The button folds inside the cuff, so it's hidden when using cufflinks.
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  8. Christopher Essex

    Christopher Essex Senior member

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    This is what confuses me - Rudals says only suits can be worn at his office and and now is talking about wearing odd trousers?
     
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    archibaldleach Senior member

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    ^ Maybe he wants to up his weekend attire game?
     
  10. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Nah, I have to wear a suit but I can also forget the jacket on days when I don't have to see anyone.
     
  11. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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    Does anyone have any arguments against this quote?

    Quote: Originally Posted by DocHolliday [​IMG]

    I don't care for light ties in general. The closest I get these days is an old gold.

    I strongly dislike when the coat is dark and both shirt and tie are light. There's no balance in that.
     
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  12. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Read pages 491 and 492 on low contrast.
     
  13. Christopher Essex

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    So, in essence, the rules are relaxed if none of your clients are involved.

    Perhaps you should just wear a pair of your suit trousers without the jacket. Or, you could wear odd trousers and an odd jacket. ;)
     
  14. sugarbutch

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    It's a hard look to work, thus Doc's comment.

    Clags: Textured wool goes nicely with corduroy. Woolen or worsted flannel. Faux tweed. For brown specifically, light and medium grays; tans.
     
  15. Kira

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    @The Noodles , where are you wearing your suit to? If you mentioned this before, I apologize.

    Maybe on your casual days, you can wear this masterpiece: [​IMG]

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    Retail price: $1210.00
    97% Polyester
    3% Spandex
     

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