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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  2. in stitches

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    The jealousy, it does not suit you so well.
     
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    You know you want in on this action, Shugga.
     
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  4. TM79

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    Re: Boston

    Room: I'd recommend looking on AirBnb over the big box hotel chains. If you can pay about $250-325/night you can get a very nice place in a very nice location. I'd recommend the Back Bay area and would recommend putting the Uber and Hailo apps on your phone if you want to zip around the city easily. The public transportation isn't too bad but depending on where you want to visit you may need to use multiple trains which can get annoying.

    Sights: If you want to do touristy stuff, have a drink at Top of the Hub which is one of those overrated panoramic restaurants that a lot of cities have now. Skip the food. You will get quite a nice view of the city up there. You could also visit the Museum of Fine Arts while here if you're into that sort of thing although I suspect DC may have a nicer one.

    Food:

    Neptune Oyster has the best lobster roll in the city. That's in the North End (Little Italy)
    Island Creek Oyster Bar is also amazing for all things seafood but you'll want to make a reservation on Open Table ASAP because it fills up fast.
    Eastern Standard is directly next door and makes excellent craft cocktails. The food is also very goof.
    Chinatown has several good Pho places - using Yelp will help identify the better ones
    I'd say Modern Pastry over Mike's Pastry - both are on Hanover St in the North End and close to each other.
    If you want to visit the best steakhouse in Boston, that would be Grill 23.
    If you want jaw dropping sushi that also comes at a jaw dropping price, that would be O Ya.

    I won't bombard you with too much more info. But if you want to toss out specific things you are looking for I can make some recommendations.
     
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    This. It is more than just sushi. Make reservation now. TM and I will provide menu suggestions. Just have an appetizer somewhere else before going and order a bowel of sushi rice on the side - it will help keep your appetite and bill in check.

    Have lunch at Sams. Restaurant above Loius Boston. Best lunch view in the city looking back at the harbor. You can go downstairs afterwards and try on some Kiton suits to nail down your size then scan B&S for good deals.
     
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    Back in college, my favorite hole in the wall Thai place in Boston was Rod Dee...heard it burned down in a fire though.
     
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    RTC mentioned The Liberty. If you can, stay there, @The Noodles. It's cool.
     
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  9. The Noodles

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    Apparently the conference offers 50% off discount at the venue, which is at the Westin Boston Waterfront. So guess I will reserve a room there. Hope it is good. We will definitely head to that sushi place. But we wont pass on lobster rolls. As for drinks, both of us are non-alcoholics so we will stick to cokes. Lol. Thanks y'all for chiming in. I greatly appreciate it. Hopefully, I can take her around Boston as if I've been to Boston many times.
     
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    But will Stitchy and Murl meet up both wearing Formosa. That is the question.
     
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    If these gentlemen end up inviting me then we will have a Formosa orgy!!!
     
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    Yeah, I totally forgot to mention the pru slash top of the hub. I can't give much in the name of fancy food recs given that I don't eat at those places often, if ever. I did tell him to go to the daily catch for seafood though. Eastern standard has amazing food, so that's a great rec. O Ya sounds way above my pay grade hahaha.

    I did recommend the isabella stewart gardner museum over the MFA. His wife wants to check out Harvard Yard and I told him to go to Russell house, Park, or Alden and Harlow while he was there for food/libation.

    I also recommended going to the beehive for the unique atmosphere. If you like jazz, you should spend an evening at Wallys, but get there early. That place is the fucking best.

    Let us know if you guys want to meet up. I'm hoping to get a drink with the noodle-meister and it'd be cool if a few other boston peepz showed up as well and if we kept it small-ish!
     
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    Highly doubt it for what we have planned.



    The Westin will be awesome.
     
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    If you want to get dinner that Mon or Tue, I'm game.
     
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    If you behave nicery!


    This.
     
  16. Isolation

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    I really want to get a black db suit.

    You know how people say black can be okay but charcoal is just better? I feel like it's the reverse for my complexion/hair. If I don't want a very dark color, I might as well go with mid gray or a lighter navy, and if I do, I might as well go all the way. I can't see any situation with my east Asian complexion where charcoal is better than black. I know that's opposite the general SF party line. Thoughts? Noodles, what do you think? I haven't seen you in black before so I suppose you don't like it much?

    I do get that there are bad connotations with a black suit especially a boring cut and bad fit, but after I dial in my fit with my tailor, I feel like a slim cut DB would not be categorized in that same way, certainly I won't look like a waiter I don't think.

    And before it is questioned, I will have some more versatile suits already in my wardrobe. I will have:
    Dark Navy Glen Plaid (summer weight)
    Mid Gray Glen Plaid (summer weight)
    Black Super 140 SB (my wedding suit)
    Mid Gray SB 1 btn (one of my earlier suits a bit casual but whatever)
    Gray DB Flannel
    Dark French Blue DB Flannel
    Gray Charcoal Pinstripe DB

    Planning for my next trip on getting a 14oz blue check sb suit, and a chalkstripe flannel, and for the third I am considering a 14 oz black twill blazer-suit from Dugdale for a db suit. Thought a heavier black suit to cover the colder days would be alright. I guess I can be convinced to just get it as charcoal as well..

    Also crosspost my fabrics arriving!

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  17. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Isolation, black suits are what they call a "power suit". Unless you are a big time lawyer or a CEO of major corporation, they are completely inappropriate for an everyday suit. I'll just leave it at that...don't do it.
     
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    Please not to buy a black DB suit.
     
  19. Isolation

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    Got to channel my inner secret agent, I guess?

    I'll be honest I actually started wearing suits because people actually mistake me for a wealthy billionaire/son-of-billionaire type person at poker. It works surprisingly well. That said you can wear a cheap polyester suit and still fool most people in casinos, so at this point I'm just getting nicer suits because I'm vain at this point. After all it's a place that attracts the lowest common denominator.

    But yeah I feel like my situation makes me one of those exceptions where it can be okay, not to mention I'll be wearing it in the evening onwards, too.

     
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  20. Murlsquirl

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    Unless you're the pit boss or owner of the casino, you don't need a black DB suit. Get the darkest navy you can find, just don't get black. Please.
     

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