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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior Member

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    I'm with clags, that jacket is awesome.
     


  2. mothon

    mothon Senior Member

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    I also think it looks great.
     


  3. EliodA

    EliodA Distinguished Member

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    So... while cleaning up, in the proverbial bottom drawer I found the first 'real' tie I ever bought (as opposed to a few polyester disasters from my teenage years). It's a Charvet, bought during a trip to Paris around 20 years ago and typical of that era. Unfortunately.
    It has some sentimental value to me, and discarding it is out of the question. So I thought, I have two options: 1) put it back in that drawer and forget it again, or 2) ask the good fellas of the Noodles thread for advice on how to wear it. And thus, gentlemen, I ask you: can you give me tips on how to combine this thing in a somewhat tasteful or at least acceptable manner? Or should I resort to option 1?
    Your feedback is much appreciated!

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  4. heldentenor

    heldentenor Distinguished Member

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    ...I got nothing, EliodA. Worthy challenge, though.
     


  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Pretend that it does not exist. I hate yellow ties and so does SF. BUT, I say keep it due to the fact that you have sentimental values.
     


  6. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Distinguished Member

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    I like it. I want one like that and I would pair it with a Stowa Flieger. :D
     
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  7. kulata

    kulata Distinguished Member

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    Option 1. I love a challenge but the best looks I could come up with in my head still look terrible with that tie.
     


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    Thanks gentlemen, you've confirmed what I was thinking. The tie is back in the bottom drawer again, perhaps I'll have a look at it again in another 20 years [​IMG]
     


  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Elio, give it a shot with a really sharp navy suit, white (or very light blue) shirt, black shoes. I am on the record with my dislike of yellow ties, but it's just another solid color. As Wongolini says, wear without care.
     


  10. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Burn.
     


  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    id pay to have that jacket replicated to a T. it would also have to be top level goods. heavy, solid, well constructed, perfection.
    i have a few such similar ties. there is no way around it, you could pair it with a very light blue shirt and a blue suit, and black shoes, but the tie will still be "bad" even if paired well. my engagement tie, wedding tie, and a few others, sit in the drawer with the rest of my ties, one i wear often, and when i see them, i smile. simply because they remind me of happy times. and for that, its worth it to keep them, for me. edit - zomg SB, twinz!
     
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  12. EliodA

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    Had to Google Wongolini, didn't know that's Phat Guido. Thanks for your suggestion, perhaps I'm gonna give it a try. Can't promise pics though. ;)
     


  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    du, that's why SWD loved ToJ! :)

    id pay to have that jacket replicated to a T. it would also have to be top level goods. heavy, solid, well constructed, perfection.
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  14. TM79

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    Not a fan of the shearling - looks very dated with that condor wingspan collar.

    Yellow tie is definitely a nice sentimental piece, but I don't see it as being much more.

    I'd consider chipping in on a Bane jacket for someone but you'd have to talk in the Bane voice for a full calendar year, no exceptions.
     


  15. kulata

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    What I had in mind was a navy 3 piece suit or double breasted with pale blue shirt, in short, just trying to hide the tie.

    I'll post my yellow ties too
     
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