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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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    Don't bad-mouth your suits if you're going to put them for sale, it turns off potential buyers and attracts a lot of low ball offers. Ebay may be your best bet at the moment either selling directly or through a consignee (cuts your margins though, but does all the work). Or simply donate them to charity and declare it on your tax forms.
     
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  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Thats a brilliant idea!
    I didnt realize waht I was doing..
     


  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Gotta say I'm a bit disappointed by the treatment of Kira in this thread. The piling on was unseemly.
     


  4. AJL

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    Actually I thought the response was fairly restrained, considering how disruptive he was. He may not have expected the response he got initially, but rather than take a hint, he continued to blather on. He subsequently acknowledged and apologized for his transgressions, and apology was accepted.

    Some senior members, Claghorn for one, were actually quite patient, giving him the benefit of the doubt throughout most of it. I think it was a fair exchange.
     


  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Yup. When I was having my picnic attqcks about navy on navy, I believe Clags was quite patient with me. He's a really nice dude in person too. Anyhow, I needed so much help that he created this thread and invite people to learn or contribute. Thanks for the shirts by the way.
     


  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Every time I try to catch up in this thread....I need a beer.
    [​IMG]
     


  7. YRR92

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    I'm far from a thread regular, but somebody I think of as pretty insightful (forget who, of course) once pointed out that most striped shirts tend to look a bit businesslike.* I'm not sure I'd take it that far, especially given how much I like striped OCBDs, but I do think that kind of shirt is almost universally better with a worsted suit than with a casual jacket.

    I love every individual piece here, and I think the square/tie/coat are worth doing again, but even a solid light blue (or perhaps cream) shirt would be better here. I'm trying to figure out small-scale light blue gingham with tan checked flannel myself (somebody posted an amazing example in WAYWT recently), but I'm not sure if there's a trick to it.

    *I guess I think of them as perfect for a white linen square -- so if a white linen square wouldn't sing, then that kind of shirt won't either.
     
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  8. Coxsackie

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    Agree with you on nearly all points YRR92 - although I think this shirt can be made to work with a carefully-chosen odd jacket; just not this jacket.

    Which is why I didn't post it in WAYWRN.
     


  9. in stitches

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    lawlz. many SFers seem to find they just always need a beer. or 3.
     


  10. YRR92

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    I agree: here's a rig I remain rather proud of where I wore a very citified shirt with an odd jacket:
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    I think the same would work with an appropriately refined herringbone.
     


  11. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Thank you, Clags~~~
    Imma gonna miss you when you leave Korea. (Tears, tears, sniff, sniff)
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  12. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Nice collar on that shirt, Rudals. You can always send the shirt to Luxire and have them replicate it.
     


  13. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    I dont think they can replicate the soul of Korea though. Oh wait, it's just the smell of korea. My inlaws stuffed them in with anchovies, seaweed, etc.

    Murl, just keep that (blqnk) for just couple more weeks. I is will get it fo sho.
     


  14. kulata

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    Size 40R?

    On a budget but still like nice stuff like D'avenza? :D

    Willing to swap out buttons since the sleeve buttons may be missing?

    Well these are for you

     


  15. Cleav

    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Don't know but.... you remind me of a friend I used to know round these parts. Nice kind of guy, Doodals I called him.

    Regardless, nice look there young man, very impressive. (pocket square?)

    Oh, by the way I'm Cleav, dear heart, pleased to meet you!
     


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