Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    x infinity. so happy i have a brown suit. i need a better brown SC tho.
     
  2. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I should add that the above brown is nice. Good pairings though I Might go with an olive neat. A bit too much blue.
     
  3. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    I'm also eyeing the Sienna Farmers Check but wish (and have asked in the Epaulet thread) that Mike would post a natural light photo of the swatch. I'd like the houndstooth with a darker overcheck or another color. The donegal is also obviously nice, but I'm hesitant to get something that heavy. If I were to go with one of the tweeds, I might consider the Midnight Check.

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  4. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe I've overlooked the latter. Think it would come off as a navy, textured with some accents in orange/gold?
     
  5. akoustas

    akoustas Senior member

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    Thanks everyone! I'll definitely give a second look.
     
  6. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    I got something like that...

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  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Gwarg Senior member

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    Brown is for farmer
     
  9. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Definitely. I think it will read much closer to navy when made up. A little funk to make it tweed-appropriate but overall a usable navy-like sport coat.
     
  10. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thank goodness then! There's a farmer in most of us.
     
  11. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    It's a fleabay Barneys of NY - 3 button. I love the fabric (Cashmere) but not so much the 3 button. I have it up FS atm. I go back and forth on it.

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  12. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pingson has pulled me back to the donegal as an option. Still like the steel blue; perhaps the shepherd's check if it comes off more brown and Mr Six's post makes me think that the midnight might be possible as an option though I worry that it will be too busy.

    As an exercise, let's talk pairings from previous swatches to ties. Here are my five wool ties (left to right). I have my ideas. Noodles, want a first stab?

    charcoal grey small houndstooth
    Rust donegal
    light brown pow
    navy herringbone
    black/blue shepherds check

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  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    jungalo, yeah i dont like the cut of that coat

    nice fabric
     
  14. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Yeah, hard 3's are tough. Would have been perfect if it was a 3 roll 2 even if it has older lapels.
     
  15. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    I am not good with these type of patterned jackets. The only one I can pair is the navy stitchie windowpane. The rust would work for donegal and farmers check...I think. I more of a simple patterned or solid jacket guy.

    But the navy windowpane would be a [email protected] if made into a suit.
     

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