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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    @Pingson
    I see you lurking! Your thoughts would be warmly received.
     


  2. Pingson

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    Most certainly the houndstooth, the colours are relatively easy to pair with most things.

    Not a fan if aqua in general and not this multi-stripe windowpanes in particular....
     


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    Just a heads up you'll probably get a better response if you upload the images and paste the image URL. I don't think any one wants to download any unknown files nowadays.
     


  4. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    @aravenel #3. Price is reasonable

    @TweedyProf #1. I had a Caruso jacket in #2 fabric and I ended up not wearing it. It's been sold
     


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    @TweedyProf: I would go with the cream and brown Shepherd's check. It's more likely to fill a "hole" in your sportsjacket wardrobe. Antonio opined in the Eidos Napoli thread that it is the second-most versatile jacket after the navy blue blazer. I was going to buy it a few days ago until I learned it was no longer available in my size.
     


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    OK. I'll try this again........:)

    What do you guys think of the length of these two jackets. I tried both over the weekend but did not make a decision because I am a bit unsure of the length. The grey is an Isaia "Cortina" model and the other is by Boglioli. For reference, they are both 28" in length. I'm 5'9" and most of my jackets are about 29". They both fit almost exactly as shown in the photos
    [​IMG] isaia
    [​IMG] boglioli
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    [​IMG] actual boglioli fit
     


  7. MGoCrimson

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  8. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you want classic length those are too short. Not covering your seat nor the models. As a casual blazer perhaps, but if the concern is classic length then those are too short. If you don't care and it fits your shoulders etc then keep it. Distance shot make it hard to make out much though.

    Thanks Pingson, Kulata, AC, will ponder.
     
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  9. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    The houndstooth for sure. It's infinitely more versatile. You can dress it up with grey trousers and a nice tie like justin, dress it medium(?) with brown chinos and a light blue ocbd and probably even dress it down with jeans.


    @aravenel
    When it comes to groomsmen, I don't get the whole practice of having a bunch of dudes standing behind you, especially not when they're all matching. The history behind it isn't particulalry appealing either. Anyway, I'm going to avoid that whole matchy-matchy problem by getting married without any groomsmen, when the time comes.

    If they must wear a gold/yellow tie make sure it's not shiny and has some nice texture to it. Maybe linen, a grenadine or perhaps even cotton if the weather is still nice. Wear it with a navy suit and it'll look ok. I'm afraid it'll look washed out with a light grey suit. It's certainly a very hard look to pull off. All three ties you've chosen are nice, but I'd recommend you don't buy the same tie. Buy different ones in the yellow spectrum and it'll look much nicer, like your groomsmen actually got to choose their own tie.
     


  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Not even one pull-up, Noodles. That makes me sad. Screw suits and immediately direct your focus to pulling your chin up over the damn bar.
     


  11. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    Not a big deal man, if I could trade muscle for more brain I definitely would :)
     


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    Has anyone had Will Field re-cut double reverse pleat trousers into flat front? And if so, was it successful? Or should I just question my own sanity regarding removing double pleats.
     


  13. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Muscle can help you get brain....if you know what I mean.
     


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    Like many others, I'd prefer to have both.

    Shockingly, this is possible.
     


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    Yes, it is possible to have both. But in actual real life, the smartest and most successful men I've come across have spent very little time inside a gym.
     


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