Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    She's banned me from SF and has said that she would never take another pic for me.
     
  2. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Tweedy, I'm not a big fan of those Epaulet cuts. They're not very flattering, and a bit on the skinny side.
     
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  3. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Um...did you agree?
     
  4. TweedyProf

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    Do you mean the lapels? I agree. I mostly like the cut in the tweed. The shoulder is more constructed than I would like but due to my shoulders, I need some padding.

    But in the Tweed pic, aside from the possible artifacts of my stance and lapel width, I like it. What's unflattering? [​IMG] No doubt we can be nitpicky but...this was closer in real life than the second one I posted which looked lifeless.


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    I thought I would try the brown check and the FF prices are lower (had a coupon as well).
     
  5. The Noodles

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    I decided to cut back and not to get so obsessed about every little stuff.
     
  6. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ok, one rule is just below your adams apple. I like a substantial collar and so long as you don't look like you're in a straight jacket, height is good in my book. This should be balanced of course (see Roger Moore in all the bond films of his tenure where I think his collar is much too high, or some Tom Wolfe pics). Many people here are up to one inch in collar height above jacket.

    I suspect you could have a touch more, but it doesn't seem overly skimpy.

    Here's something I look for. If I'm sitting down, and the jacket rises up a bit, I still want sufficient collar height to show. So why not try that test right now? In many folks, their collar disappears when they sit.
     
  7. in stitches

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  8. Monkeyface

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    The shoulders don't look good on you, and the lapels are way too skinny. Some more drape might be nicer as well. For $900 you can do a hell of a lot better.

    To be honest, I haven't seen a single Epaulet jacket that I've liked.
     
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  9. jungleroller

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    I was out last week for a few days... What'd I miss? :D Doodles did you get pictures of the Formosa yet?
     
  10. in stitches

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    tweedy - i dont really think that wool cash icy houndstooth will look like that eidos. also, personally, i dont really like it. the sienna will be similar to gregs i think, but a darker vibe, in any case, emulating greg is never a bad idea.
     
  11. TweedyProf

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    Thanks...it's far from $900 else I wouldn't buy it. Hard to turn away from $350 Eidos jackets but the patterns weren't right for me.

    Are you talking about the construction in the shoulders? I think my shoulders are a challenge: you can see the little bump on the left that I have to deal with. I'd be happy with a less constructed shoulder, but that's not generally possible. I'd the lapels wider, as noted, but I'm ok with 3 inch lapels.

    I do agree that there are other options and I'm aiming for them. But as Stitch said, there was a way to emulate that Jacket of Greg's that I could afford, so am giving it a shot (I don't otherwise have patterned jackets).
     
  12. EliodA

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    [​IMG]

    FWIW, I think that shirt collar not only looks too low, but also uncomfortably tight. Try to size up, perhaps?
     
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    In that case, any recommendations on where to get a well-made tweed/heavyweight wool jacket with a "country" vibe for less? Paul Stuart on sale had some stuff I liked, but other recommendations are much appreciated. Curious about off-the-peg options, primarily, since the only MTM I've seen in Minneapolis is going to set me back at least $1200.
     
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    Brooks Brothers MTM will set you back between $950 and $1,100 or so during their MTM events (20% discount). If you fit pretty well into a particular Brooks Brothers model (Madison / Regent / Fitzgerald / Milano) and like the styling, this can be a decent option. They also tend to have a couple tweed jackets (flap pockets on odd jackets are a dealbreaker for me or I probably would have picked one up by now) that can be regularly had for around $500 on sale.
     
  15. sugarbutch

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    I think others are over-interpreting these pictures. Given that the camera appears to be at about waist level and you're standing with your legs spread, My guess is that these fit pretty well. It's hard to judge the length of the regular-length jacket against the longs because you've presented it as an odd jacket. I can say, though, that the longs are a good length for you. I think you've done well.
     

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