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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. kulata

    kulata Distinguished Member

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    How does it look at the back without a jacket covering your behind?
     


  2. AJL

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    What's this about exposing yourself in pants? Oh my :embar:
     


  3. jssdc

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    So on those days you wear a tie with no jacket? I have to say that this is not a look that I am a fan of - jacket doesn't necessarily need tie but I feel that tie definitely needs jacket.
     


  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    At least carry a jacket with you. Like a navy. Odd. Jacket. Yes. YES. POODLES STEP ON THE ROAD TO YOUR SALVATION!!!
     


  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    I needs me the gracious saving words of the SF gospel! Save me!
     


  6. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Senior Member

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    Side adjusters are more functional. Belts do not have small increments like side adjusters do. Thus, if your're in between sizes, Side tabs/adjusters are better
    Plus, I've never followed the rule that belt color must match with shoe color so I don't need to even think about it the slightest when the belt is completely gone.
     


  7. Coxsackie

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    Dunno about this. I cannot abide black belt with brown shoes or vice versa. OTOH slavish matching of exact colour and texture can come off a bit too try-hard.

    Wearing pants with belt loops but no belt - well, I know a lot of people do this. Even some SF cognoscenti. To me however, it's definitely on the #armoury side. Possibly a bit too #menswear. Maybe even (dare I say it) slightly #hipster.
     


  8. New Shoes1

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    Noodles, you need to get a staple navy blazer. You'll be able to wear it with most of the odd trousers and ties you want to wear. You can also wear it for more casual fits that do not involve a tie.
     


  9. Kira

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    Just picked this one up. [​IMG]

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  10. Kira

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    Regarding navy blazers, 3 is a magic number (in my opinion).
     


  11. EliodA

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    Why?

    Don't like your green SC, looks very dated, IMO
    Also, DB and notch lapels don't go together...
     
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  12. Kira

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    Just in case if the others are being dry cleaned and pressed.

    I know it looks dated, but I can pull it off.

    Notch lapels? You must be looking at the wrong jacket..
     
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  13. EliodA

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    Well, they're sort of in between lapels then. ;)
    I'd like to see a fit pic of how you pull it off...
     


  14. Monkeyface

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    I suppose one plain wool, one flannel and one linen? It depends entirely on your needs and climate of course. One or two navy sportcoats should be enough for most people.

    Agreed on the green sportcoat, the cut doesn't look very nice, and I can't see that shade of green being worn outside of the golf club. Bottle green or olive can be nice, but this is just meh. It might be better to stop buying all these coats in weird colours just because it's a good deal and save up for one or two versatile ones in a nice cut.
     
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  15. in stitches

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    i too am not a fran of the SC. very dated looking.

    i only have one navy SC right now, in the process of adding a second.
     


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