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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Rudals, as far as the more bolder striped shirt? Solids. That's a shirt meant for solid ties or a very dense or small scale pattern (think the inverse of the 50% rule...the scale should be at most half the distance between the stripes)
     
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  2. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    This thread needs to stay exclusive or some of the politically wong thing that are being said here (by me) will get us in trouble lol
     
  3. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Then I shall wear that shirt with a hunter green grenadine or even brown.
    Thanks Clag
     
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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The green pindot would work as well.
     
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  5. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    This here is a 6 shot expresso. Close my door and work until this project of mine is done.
    And I aint sipping this like a little girl, I just chugged it.
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    VARRY THE SCALE!!!!
     
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    And the reason for the midriff tightness is in the little brown paperbag in the background. Am I close?
     
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    SHOTS FIRED!
     
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  9. DeSense

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    Only looking out for groomie.
    He's on several missions and could use some coaching.
     
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    TM79 Senior member

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    And what better way than passive aggressively shaming!

    I kid, I kid. Well, sorta.
     
  11. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    It's a thrifted 3 button EZ

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    This is the only solid navy jacket (sep) that I have. I don't have any other solid colored sport coats. All of the SC I do have have been thrifted so their age and style reflects that. Most of them are American brands too. Which now that it's been pointed out to me are quite boxy and vintage looking. I didn't think any of them looked bad before, but now seeing them in more "educated" eyes I kind of want to get rid of most of them. I'm a pattern whore admittedly. It's hard for me to look beyond a pattern that appeals to me and into the rest of the SC to determine it's overall look. I think eventually I'd like to get my SC's down to 10ish. 2-4 solids, 4-6 (or more! lol) patterned fun/country jackets.
     
  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So I'm thinking that a neat with striped shirts is trickier than I thought. I suspect there are two possible scale clashes. One with the size of the florets (or whatever the pattern is composed of) and one for the distance between the florets.

    Here's a quick photoshopped example of when florets and the distance between the lines are identical.

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    JR: That's an orphaned suit jacket. Also 3 button. I'd concentrate on getting something 2 button unorphaned. Those are a bit harder to find on eBay, but definitely worth the hunt.
     
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    Dudals, I put my vote in for Florence. I went there on my first honeymoon too. I wish I knew then what I know now and could've taken advantage of the shopping a little more but thats ok. It was great. Took a day trip to Venice, Rome and Siena. Saw amazing sights and ate amazing food. Highly recommend it. Stayed at a really cool Hotel with a rooftop terrrace that we ate breakfast and a few dinners at. Simply gorgeous!

    Hotel Baglioni

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    Thats the Duomo in the background only a few blocks away.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    @Clags - i agree that neats and stripes are hard to get right, but they do make a great combo when they are right. i am actually wearing a neat tie and a striped shirt this very moment!

    also, agree about SC.
     
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    I'm gonna burn all my SC's in a controlled fire. [​IMG]
     
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    You just need the stripes on the shirt to be pretty close together and also not be too bright - like a very muted light blue or something.

    I know the colors above are a PS job but it should also come with a Spoiler and epilepsy warning haha
     
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    LOL! good one.

    Just friendly banter, dood. (hope you know. and wait for my fit samples, then you can fire away all you want. [​IMG])
     
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  19. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    JR, what are your measurements (chest, shoulders, length)
     
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    slow down!!!
     
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