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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Those are pretty dark. Are they supposed to "lighten up" over time with exposure to the elements and the sun? I noticed that happened on a pair of dark brown calf shoes I owned
     
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  2. jungleroller

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    Thoughts on this SC? Does this seem like an orphan jacket? Also, about the lapels, is the notch too high?

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  3. jrd617

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    Don't like that one, JR. Very blah American style. Baggy cut, high button point.

    Go with a higher end maker. Those tend to be better. See the list I posted a few pages back this morning

    Also I prefer blazers with patch pockets.
     
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    plus one. looks very boxy cut.
     
  5. jungleroller

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    3 roll 2 will often do the trick JR
     
  7. jungleroller

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    Thoughts on this one too?

    I know I'm supposed to be staying away from patterns but its difficult. This and the above SC are listed under $200.

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  9. New Shoes1

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    JR: you're a Chicago guy. Have you gone over to Neiman Marcus, Saks or Nordstrom to try on any of these brands to see what fits you best? Do you know the measurements for a good fitting jacket to help determine whether something on EBay will fit well?
     
  10. jungleroller

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    I wouldn't set foot in any of those places personally. Nothing against those that do, it's just not my world or budget. I know my measurements pretty well after a few mishaps. [​IMG] I've already assessed the measurements of what I'm postingand and they fit me. It's just a matter of, am I buying the same country crap or a decent piece.
     
  11. Holdfast

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    What has this thread evolved into now?

    (not snarking; just haven't read it for a while and now we're doing jackets?!)
     
  12. Cleav

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    Agreed, you miss the shoe diversion?
     
  13. jungleroller

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    Thats just me at the moment. There's still Noodles, talking about grey suits now I believe. JRD is working on some MTO Vass goodness. Stichey, whats up with you, whats going on in your world, or is it a secret?....Like that trip to NY where you got your suit[​IMG]
     
  14. jungleroller

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    Sir Cleav I mustn't leave you out!
     
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    Jung, you got me there sorry I know not what of what you speak dear heart.

    Doodals, I have been waiting for the unveiling of your Con arrival, you playing that one cool?

    Get it back on track Doodals show us that beauty
     
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    Uh... there was a shoe diversion? :)

    This thread is becoming genuinely surreal.

    I approve.
     
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    The Conrad Wu new purchase was posted in his affiliate thread - looks nice.
     
  18. jungleroller

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    I was mentioning what everyone was doing/asking about and that I don't have any news or questions from Stitches for this thread, as soon as I posted that I realized this thread doesn't have any news/questions from you either. Thats all.
     
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    Prof Cleavage,
    I have an idea of what I want to do with this tie. I have a shirt in mind. Definitely not one of my plain ones. But I do not yet know whether it will work or not. I shall have its unveiling very soon.
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    They JUST shipped the Cappelli tie. I cannot wait for that one to arrive. [​IMG]
     
  20. TM79

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    I wouldn't go nuts with the choice of shirt for that tie - the tie should be the focal point.
     
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