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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Kira

    Kira Senior Member

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    Bottle green? Isn't that the same color that's on the Wimbledon and Masters jackets? With your other points, I agree. It's more of a novelty jacket per se.

    I only paid $29.99 for the jacket, so it's a steal. I wouldn't pay any more than that.
     
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  2. Kira

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    I appreciate the criticism guys.

    Where I live, no one knows the difference between a 'dated' jacket and a timeless one. I have never seen anyone wear a odd jacket and trousers. Seriously.

    @in stitches , can't a skilled tailor reconstruct those lapels?
     
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  3. in stitches

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    probably not, and im sure the cost would be prohibitive. :(
     


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    It's true that the layman cannot tell the difference, but each person is responsible for determining their own style. You have to determine if you want to be a dandy (and pursue the art of peacocking), or if you want to pursue the gentlemanly art of classical dress.

    It's ok to want to be a dandy, but it is only something that can be done well once you know the rules of classical dress, and how the rules can be broken. Otherwise you risk looking clownish or a cosplay, instead of stylish. So proceed with caution @Kira
     
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  6. Kira

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    At this point, I'm pretty much getting any DB jacket that I like and fits me. I'll only wear them according to the situation. Regarding my newly purchased jacket, a casual party or school would be best.
    Eh, oh well.
     


  7. Monkeyface

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    Get a suitsupply soho jacket. They're not terribly expensive, the cut is nice, the construction isn't bad at all and the colours are more versatile. I've picked this one up for just 99:


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  8. Kira

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    I find it possible to be both peacocking and looking stylish. The jacket can be worn simply by counterbalancing it with darker colors and a neutral colored trouser. The problem with many clueless novices is that they would wear pastel colors with the complete outfit. That is when you'll look like a clown. I've been reading scores of threads regarding everything: white dress shirts, odd trouser colors, the cuts of jackets, etc.

    Nevertheless, I'll still take heed with your caveat.
     
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    Oh dear...
     


  10. Kira

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    Woah.... is that Lenin fabric?

    You're right though, I need to get more versatile colors. Those are the ones I'm looking for the most. On the auction site, the DBs are 95% crap but it's where I found all of my jackets at. The most I paid for a jacket is around $60.

    I never owned a 4 X 2 before. Those are really nice. I like the 2 X 1 jackets as well. I know that they are dated, but it's something that you don't see everyday (especially where I live).
     


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    Regarding navy blazers, I think 2 is enough for normal people. For me, the 3 I own do not seem quite enough. I think 5 is a good number (linen SB, linen / wool DB, 11 ounce wool DB, 13 ounce wool SB and 16 or so ounce wool SB or DB, all with different buttons).
     


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    Please don't buy/consider that green jacket :(

    If it looked like this then ...

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    This has to be 38R trolling to test how good natured this thread really is.
     


  14. Kira

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    That was uncalled for.
    That wearer doesn't pull of the jacket correctly because everything else is wrong.
     
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    I think he meant it as an example of a nice green jacket look. I'd wear it like that.
     


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