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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    Hmm.. I mentioned that because I was thinking of going to a few haberdasheries and talk to the tailors there. From there, they could properly measure me and give advice regarding the proportions of the jacket. Regarding shirts, I hate looking like I'm wearing a sack. I see that some of Nordstrom's shirts are infamous for that (I have a few).

    Regarding the pictures, I'll keep that in mind.

    It's frustrating finding DB jackets that I like.

    Nevertheless, I'm not going to buy any jackets anytime soon. I have other priorities to worry about (finding a job).
     
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  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    kira, you a man of extremes.

    ZOMG I MUST GO ALL BESPOKE!!

    *a few replies rightfully discouraging doing so*

    eh, im not getting anything right now.


    it makes it hard to want to help with that attitude. are you hear to learn and improve your dress practically or not? if its a purely intellectual endeavor, and there is nothing wrong with discussing the intellectual areas of dress, lots of people here looooooove that, this is the wrong thread.

    this is the thread for:

    1. learning practical applications to dress well within the boundaries of SF accepted modes of attire for those looking to effect change in the here and now

    2. ridiculous tangents
     
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  3. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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    @in stitches , I already mentioned not buying anymore jackets (in the meantime) to @Claghorn several hours ago. Right now, I'm not ready for the immediate learning.. so that's why I'm leaving.
     
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  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    aha, so the order is:


    1. not buying anything
    2. buying bespoke head to toe
    3. back to not buying anything


    in any case, im not saying you should leave ,what i am saying is:

    you should try and get a better handle on what is going here

    you should think more before you reply

    you should try and word your replies in a less argumentative/dismissive/pretentious/know it all kind of way
     


  5. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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    @in stitches , No. Bespoke is long term goal. For now, it's:

    1. Thrifting
    2. MTM
    3. Bespoke

    Anyways, I'm going to do more lurking around the forum. Apparently, there's a thread about 'non-rule' rules.

    Cheers
     


  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    sounds cool. imo, there is a RTW step between thrifting and MTM, but ymmv.
     


  7. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    I suggest we file this whole episode under 2 then...
     


  8. forbritisheyes

    forbritisheyes Senior member

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    Fellas, how did y'all get better at coordinating colors? Lurking/studying the picks on WAYWRN? the HoF?
     


  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    personally, as much as i had lots of issue with it, the good taste thread did a world of good for my color, pattern, texture, and formality, combination coherency.
     


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    Pingson Senior member

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    I can only second that - the good taste thread (especially the early parts) is a gold mine. Even :foo: has som really useful contributions on how to pick a PS to complement tie and jacket.
     


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    Color is my problem, going to the good taste thread now. Thanks for the help I was just thinking today I have no idea how to match colors. (seriously no sarcasm intended, if that's how it read I apologize)
     


  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Kira, find a guide online about how to measure jackets (there are a few measurements that really matter). Then take those measurements on your best fitting jacket. Use that to guide your eThrifting. Post them here and I'm sure a few of us would be happy to hunt eBay a bit and find dome good options and explain why we think they are good options.

    Also, as someone with several bespoke suits and jackets and a lot of made-to-measure suits and jackets, and can only heartily affirm what other people have said. Don't go bespoke until youve had some decent experience with mtm. And dont go mtm until you've had a good amount of experience with rtw.

    You're in college and a long way away from affording decent bespoke. But you can, of course, still achieve the look you want to go for via rtw.

    And even if you aren't in a position to buy at the moment, you can learn and thus avoid mistakes when you are in that position.

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  13. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    One should perhaps keep in mind when reading the good taste thread that it promotes a very specific aesthetic (which I happen to like and prefer) but that there are other ways of doing things as well. The diversity seen in the 20 thumb thread is a testament to that.
     


  14. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think, to get an idea of colour matching, look up both the good taste thread and the 20+ thread. Between them you can get some good ideas as to what works.

    When in doubt, I'd recommend going with the basics:

    Navy or grey worsted suit (2 or 3 buttons with flap pockets) + black oxfords + light blue or white spread collar shirt + basic tie (check out the soporific tie thread for ideas).

    Navy non worsted blazer (I prefer patch pockets but YMMV) + light to mid grey non worsted pants + decent shoes in black or some shade of brown + light blue shirt + soporific tie in basic colours (once again, soporific tie thread).
     


  15. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    What's the best way to clean out your closet? Has anyone gotten rid of five suits in a short period?
     


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