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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Yeah. I know you're right, but most of the dubmonks I've seen are so polished looking that they trend more into formal IMHO. I'm not a big fan of single monks, but I think some look good. That shoe just doesn't look like my cuppa, which is totally cool.

    I was just trying to think of what that shoe does that another shoe wouldn't do better and I can't really think of it.
     
  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    It's all about the suede wingtip boots for the C&J Fall release.
     
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  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just stay away from those dubs in general, rtc. :hide:
     
  4. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I didn't buy them. I'll hold out. I really don't need more shoes right now. I just got suede chukkas at a great price.

    Pics of the C&J boots @Murlsquirl ?
     
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    Don't go dub-steppin'.
     
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  6. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    :(

    Nice to see you back here @mktitsworth !
     
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  7. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    "We're sort of like 7-11. We may not always be doing business, but we're always open."
     
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  8. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    I saw this fabric I really liked and wanted to make into an SC:

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    But I'm starting to worry it might not be that versatile or usable. What trousers would you pair it with? I am thinking white/off white trousers and dark denim for sure, but what about say brown corduroy? fawn moleskin? Those are some I have that I thought would work but I'm not too sure. I have an olive moleskin as well that I think may work, maybe I am worrying too much.
     
  9. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    All of the above, it's beautiful.
     
  10. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Oh hai, guys! What did I miss this time?
     
  11. mktitsworth

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    The drop, but the hook is going strong.
     
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  12. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Suede Skyes....mmmmm
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  13. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    @Isolation, you are right that it is not super versatile. That said, it looks lovely and if you have your basics covered, I am sure it could make a nice addition to your wardrobe. I think several of the combinations you suggest could work. As long as you are cool with it not being something you can wear all the time, you'll be able to find things to pair it with. Perhaps hold off if you are still at a point where versatility is really important, but otherwise go nuts.
     
  14. Isolation

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    Yeah I think a bold check/windowpane type jacket is something I'm missing and this one is quite nice/tasteful so seems like a good pick up to see how I like them.

    Uniqlo is so cheap I bought so much underwear and chinos (white ones for 79 HKD). What type of shopping you looking at?
     
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  15. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    It's gorgeous. All the combinations you mentioned would work, but I think the joy you'll find in this is that you can go with white trousers for fun and laid back, or darker and muted colours for a more autumnal look, and be brilliant either way. It really is a beautiful looking piece of cloth. Do it!
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    @Isolation

    I think a grey windowpane can work for an SC. However, a navy windowpane looks funny. Stitchy and clags will agree with me on that one.

    Just realize that it won't be very versatile. That's the knock against non-tweed grey SCs. Tends to work best with lighter gray pants

     
  17. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Cheviots look decent here

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  18. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    The Jermyn II was the grail shoe when I joined the forum.

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    Because they're essentially whole-cuts I think monks can sometimes look shapeless on the foot. Right now I'm going thru a love (single) monk phase.
     
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    Mr Knightley Senior member

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    Quote:Thanks Isolation. Clothing and footwear - maybe something I wouldn't really see here in England. Perhaps I should have asked whether there are particular areas that I should focus on? Cheers.
     
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