Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was thinking that there are some general principles you could apply, e.g. scale of patterns in matching, use of colors. But didn't mean to call you out [​IMG].

    For example, I think the rust would go well with most of these except perhaps the first, but that depends on how much contrast there is between tie and jacket (I am assuming you have each cloth made up in whatever format you wish, suit or jacket). It might go less well with the Donegal, but I'd have to see the swatch to be sure. It would pick up the overcheck nicely, I suspect, in the houndstooth and provide a good contrast/complement to the navy and steel blue.

    But then again, rust is the new black (for me at least)! I'd like to find a rust raw silk tie.
     


  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    I honestly wouldn't know what to do with the jackets if I had them.
    General principle that I would use is not to buy any of the jackets except maybe the steel blue and the navy windowpane. However, if I had all of the jackets, I would generally try to wear a solid tie, preferably in burgundy or something, as the jackets have patterns to them.
     


  3. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    I wonder if I can iron it into one...:D
     


  4. The Noodles

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    I think it depends the fabric. I think they can be ironed into 3-2 or whatever you call it. But I have a very lightweight fabric that was a hard 3 that turned into a 3-2 without anything being done to them.
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  5. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It will always fight to be a hard three but JR if you didn't spend a lot on it then have a tailor try it.
     


  6. jrd617

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  7. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    I can't wear one at work. I am rebuilding my suit collection. I is waiting for my Formosa from the tailor. I is also waiting for NMWA to restock their Formosa suits. I will get by with my 38R Zegna suits since I decided (forced to) not to sell them. Just the RLBLs are going.
     


  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    are you wearing the same two suits over and over again? that's nasty. do they have a stank?

    they'll wear out fast that way too
     


  9. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    ^ I have that tie, more or less. I like it enough to keep it, but wouldn't buy it again.
     


  12. jrd617

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  13. AJL

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    what he said. blah
     


  14. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd wear it. But I have 100+ ties. So I don't mind buying something I'd wear once or twice a year. Where is it from? I love the subtle slubs.

    NVM. 200+ dorra? No thank you.
     
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  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    what tie is that and where is it from?

    in any case, its a great whimsical summer tie to wear with a SC.
     


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