Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    what sort? My last car was a honda accord euro, great car. Not sure what Acura model it equates to but I believe the us carry it in another guise.
     
  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Accord. All my cars have been Hondas. Got a 99 Accord for my 16th birthday. Drove 03 and 07 Civics in college. My sister wrecked my first car and a truck basically parked on my second.

    Not a car person. Will probably drive Hondas the rest of my life unless something major changes. Don't really the point of junping to an Acura.
     
  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Thr days when Hondas ruled are long gone. Nowadays, theyre just boring but reliable cars. If you dress the way you do, an Accord will not complememt you for sure. I think you should get an Acura TL at the least but thats just my opinion.

    I have a 2010 Nissan Maxima but my wife wants a BMW X5. Thats a lot of suits that I will be sacrificing... :(
     
  4. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    It's like I tell people, it's all about priorities. Some people buy expensive cars, others buy suits & shoes :)
     
  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sold!

    As far as failing to complement how I dress: what I wear isn't part of a larger, holistic effort to create a certain image or to convey, honestly or otherwise, a certain lifestyle or set of priorities. It exists in isolation to a lot of preferences that might otherwise be associated with it. It is a reflection of a joy I get from obsession and very little else. In most of my tastes, I'm pretty modest. I like simple food. Regardless of how much money I make in the future, I have no desire to live in anything larger than a 3 bedroom house (I do intend on purchasing my parents' house, which is around a hundred years old in a historic district, but even were I not, anything larger than 3 bedrooms for a family with one kid (that's the plan) seems excessive). No interest in fancy cars. No interest in watches. The high life holds little to no appeal to me.

    I guess the only other thing I would spend money on are things associated with interior design. I've already spent several thousand dollars on art (probably unusual for someone my age? I don't know) and will probably put a lot of money towards nice/interesting furniture throughout my lifetime.

    This is probably a product of my Quaker upbringing, though more likely a product of my parents' values, as my parents were not born Quakers but joined the religion as adults as Quaker values aligned with their own.

    Edit: Even for a dandy, I'm pretty boring and reliable in how I dress. [​IMG]
     
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  6. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Uh...I am throwing out car names guys. I am not trying shove an Acura down Clags throat but just suggesting.

    Shoot, I grew up a presbyterian and a pk. I believe Quaker in u beats me out...unless we have an Amish.
     
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    TM79 Senior member

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    I just bought a Mazda 6 Touring and really like it.

    Looks sporty but it's really just a strong V4, and the 2014 and 2015 models are getting great reviews everywhere.

    0.9% financing helps, too.
     
  8. mothon

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    I have been driving a Honda fit for the past 4 years and I love it. I don't really want anything else but maybe an air cooled 911 it's just not really practical.
     
  9. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    I'm quite happy with VW, love my Golf, it is rock solid.

    I'll be honest though, i would not mind that 911 as my weekend car though... :nodding:
     
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  10. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Buy it! :D



    What do you guys think of these ties

    http://www.chippneckwear.com/wine-grenadine-tie/

    http://www.chippneckwear.com/rust-grenadine-tie/
     
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  11. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Put me down for the wine grenadine. I dont care for the rust. And please order from Sam HOBER


    There is a dude on waywrn who got sh!t for posting fits with his car. The problem was that his pix were more like...this...
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    I think the rust will be good for fall and you have to bear in mind that I am not a suit wearing guy so our needs are quite different. Sam Hober adds time and money unless someone has a more compelling reason why Hober is so so awesome and I should skip Chipp.
     
  13. in stitches

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    posted up in one, have not worn the other. :)


    huge plus one. my parents had beater cars for a loooong time. mostly station wagons, then a weak old mini van, and the first "nice" cars we ever had as kids were the new honda civics they leased (2 leases in a row). my dad drives a CRV now.

    since i got married, i have had 3 hondas. a red accord coupe that i wrecked by rear ending a scrap metal truck, and the accord v6 sedan and pilot that we have now. love em. absolutely love hondas.


    you know i luv ya, but this is absurd. truly.

    solid reply from clags. i would say i relate to that, there are certain aspects of "the high life" that do very much appeal to me, and others that do not appeal to me at all. i do not think there is any way to say that wanting a fancy car is more commendable or sensible than wanting fancy furniture or art, or visa versa for that matter. they are all extras in life, and some things appeal to some people, and other things to other people.

    the point being, that just because a person may indulge in one area, does mean that not indulging in another area is uncomplimentary, or beneath him.
     
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    I'm a car guy - always have been. One of the hardest things for me about moving is parting with the two that I own. That said I'm into cars because I like driving and I like autos as pieces of machinery - I agree that (within reason) one should not view a car as a way to project personality or values. The status symbols associated with cars are the worst kind because unlike clothing or watches or art or houses or any number of other things they're tied directly to the price tag and not to any taste or discernment on the part of the owner.

    And a big +1 on the Honda Fit callout above. If I was ever in the market for an econobox then it would definitely be a Fit with a 5-speed. Little high-revving go-kart.
     
  15. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Going back a second to the Howard Yount pants. As much as I like them and the price was good, I'm not too crazy about the low rise of them, even in the American cut it still seems to low for me. Get off my lawn ok!

    Kulata, both ties look very nice. I love the colors. Have you ordered from them before? How is the make on them?

    And jumping to cars for a second, because I'm a car nerd. Hondas - will run 4 eva! I used to love my VW's, I had a slew of GTI's/R32's but those were in my single days before a mortgage and they could get costly, they're fun though. Nowadays I've given Hyundai a shot. Korea Represent!! My work car is a boring elantra but it's crazy reliable and great gas, great stereo etc. I put 30,000 miles a year on my cars so it fits me perfect for that. My wife wanted a small car and picked up an accent that I think is a pretty sweet little hatchback (I love hatches and wagons). I wish I could one day be in an Audi RS6 or something but I know I would get too many tickets or kill myself. I need to drive a somewhat boring/slower car so I don't get into trouble.

    [​IMG]
     

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