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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Sounds about right. Solid summation.
     
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  2. jrd617

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    Noodles you're wearing SCs to work now?!?!?
     
  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Thx y'all!
    I dont know what I do unconsciously when a photo is about be taken. I definitely dont stand in my natural form/stance. Thats a sweet SC bit it is $900-(15%).
    @jrd - yes, I may once a month just to diversify my look. I mean look at what the heck I am wearing today!
     
  4. kulata

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    Fabric is nice. Fit and cut aren't great; not feeling the lapels, it's tight in the chest and will get worse when you layer it or gain a little weight.
     
  5. The Noodles

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  6. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    He's right. Don't get it. Stay focused on the goal, noodles.
     
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  7. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    But my look is too boring~
     
  8. Monkeyface

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    Get some hankies. Not super expensive, and they can liven up your look a lot. Try making some nice combinations, practice with that. After that get some nice textured wool/cashmere ties, and by then the new Formosa's should be released. Also, try finding a tailor where it doesn't take a month to shorten the sleeves. I dropped my jacket off for the sleeves yesterday, and it's done today.

    Get nice wool socks too. No more white tennis socks. Get some black or dark brown balmoral boots for winter, and maybe a nice black Adelaide.

    Get some loafers for casual wear. Look into Carmina's string loafers. Time to throw out those Adidas superstars you always wear. Get some nice raw denim, chinos or grey wool flannels for casual wear. A navy blazer is essential as well.

    You have much to do and learn, so no need to complain about boring fits at the moment.
     
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  9. jrd617

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    Kulata is right

    Those lapels are bowing = too tight of chest

    Did you measure the p2p?
     
  10. The Noodles

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  11. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The SC, Noodles, is very much like the one MF and Stitchy have from Eidos in pattern. I like that it's rougher in texture (cashmere). It's fused, though?

    I would not buy until you try it on and verify the fit. The picture you posted is so distorted that I wonder if it's your stance plus the magic of iPhone pics. Your chest and abdomen seem to be bulging! But if the bowing does not disappear, I would definitely pass or try one size up. The shoulders look clean so you wouldn't want to lose that.

    Be patient on SCs. Aren't the Formosa MTO SCs about 500 more than this BBs? I'd save up and spend on the Formosa.
     
  12. othertravel

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    It's a nice SC, but it looks like you're about to explode out of it.
     
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  13. Murlsquirl

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    It looked like the lapels were lying flat on my other monitor....I see the chest is a bit too tight now.
     
  14. The Noodles

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    Pass on SC.
    I will just shut up and get more Formosa suits. Can't do anything wrong with that.
     
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  15. jrd617

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    Focus on fit!

    Posting oddly-angled pictures and asking "does this fit?" isn't a very efficient method of determining fit

    You need to deal with hard numbers

    Srs, go into your local CVS and get one of these in the shoe repair section. Take it to the store next time to measure the chest, shoulders, etc

     
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  16. archibaldleach

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    @The Noodles, you want to buy the boring stuff first so that you have it when you need it and can then buy things that are a bit more fun once you have a well rounded wardrobe. As others have said, a bunch of one off pieces you happened to like does not a complete wardrobe make. JRD has good advice about buying a tape measure so that you can actually compare different garments in a more scientific manner. Glad you're finally posting fit pictures with shirts that are tucked in, though.

    Also, before you buy various fun sport coats, do you own a basic navy blazer?
     
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  17. The Noodles

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    Do you own a navy blazer?
     
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  20. The Noodles

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    Thanks to all those who chimed in. I greatly appreciate it. [​IMG]
     
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