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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    I'd honestly be more worried about them fading unevenly if they're stored in a sunlit room.
     
  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    My Hallams have shoe trees and in shoebags. I polished them nicely before they went in the bags.
    I really doubt that it makes that big of a different.
     
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  3. Stencil

    Stencil Well-Known Member

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    That's fair. I guess worry about that if your shoes receive ample sunlight? Or aren't shaded by shoe racks? Mine stay in a closet, which does have a window, weirdly, but I keep it covered.
     
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  4. SeaJen

    SeaJen Well-Known Member

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    This guy doesnt appear concerned

    Would post the image, but image uploading appears broken for me right now.
     
  5. Stencil

    Stencil Well-Known Member

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    ^^
    I was waiting for someone to post that one.
     
  6. EFV

    EFV Well-Known Member

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    Hey Noodles, doesn't your wife have family in South Korea? If so, why not try out BnT when you go to visit them?
     
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  7. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    I only store in shoe bags for my shoes that are more seasonal and likely to go a few months without being worn. For shoes in my regular rotation, I just put them on the shoe rack and brush them when putting them on.
     
  8. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    아주 좋은 질문이에요~
    Very good question.
    My next visit to Seoul will most likely be next May. Hee-ha!
    I have considered them but the longest I can stay is 2 to 3 weeks so I won't have the time.
    The father in-law will want to buy me a new suit but the duration of my time their will not allow me to go bespoke.
     
  9. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    Also, Noodles, isn't your wedding suit also a windowpane re: the earlier discussion?
     
  10. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I need to lengthen the sleeves and do something about the buttons, which I believe is not possible.
    But what about it? [​IMG]
     
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  11. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    ^ Another argument against getting that POW suit.
     
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  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    Ah~ I see your point, sir.

    1. Weeding suit - Windowpane
    2. Formosa - Windowpane?
    3. TBD
    4. TBD
    6. TBD
    9. TBD
    10. TMI
     
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  13. arnathor

    arnathor Well-Known Member

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    Hello sir,

    I made myself some olive greenish pocket squares, which colours would you suggest wearing that with?
     
  14. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    I think Noodles just really loves windowpane

    He also used to own this Zegna


    Potentially 4 windowpane suits here

    -Formosa navy
    -Formosa grey
    -Galaxy grey
    -Zegna if he had kept it
     
  15. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Well-Known Member

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    Holy cow. Vox wins... again.
     
  16. The Noodles

    The Noodles Well-Known Member

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    I am really weak in my suits, it appears.

    1. Blue windowpane Galaxy suit (aka the wedding suit)
    2. Navy plaid Formosa suit

    And then I have 3 Zegna suits. Pretty horrible.
     
  17. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Can someone answer this idiots question so he can stop bothering everyone?

     
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  18. Isolation

    Isolation Well-Known Member

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    I unfortunately have a much smaller collection, but I DO have a sock hanger now!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I'll take some pictures with the ties next time I actually leave the house.
     
  19. Stencil

    Stencil Well-Known Member

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    The guideline I'm familiar with is that when unbuttoned, one's shirt cuff should roughly extend to the top of the thenar space (how's that for medical terminology?) aka that bit of webbing between one's thumb and forefinger. The cuff should be tight enough when buttoned so that it doesn't slide over the heel of one's palm.

    That's always worked for me.
     
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  20. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Well-Known Member

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    Why in the world would you hang your socks?
     
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