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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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    Just an update on a Berg and Berg tie.

    I'm happy with it as I was concerned about the size of the knot. But for an 8cm the knot size is good with a FIH. The dimple isn't as "deep" as I would like and this is due to the softer interlining (it is lined). The tie is handrolled as you can see though not up the entire blade. That would add to the cost of the tie, no doubt, and I've only seen it on Vanda and some Drake's. Actually, I've found that handrolling along the entire blade can lead to problems (crease in an unlined tie in the front of the blade and adding bulk at the knot). Go figure. The only issue I have, and it's a small issue, is that the tie could have been cut so that the dots formed a "V" right at the tip. But no one will ever notice that, I suspect.

    Curious about those of you who also got some during the free shipping offer, but I'm very positive about a new source for ties. They have some nice ones right now, though no longer free shipping.


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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I see that the pattern is converging at the bottom, though. That could just be due to Noodles' habit of throwing his shoulders back for the picture (seen in the side shot he posted).
     
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  3. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    True.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Stop throwing your shoulders, Noodles!
     
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  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    This latest crop of pictures is teh suck. You can do better than this, noodles
     
  6. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    I hate you all! I QUILT!
     
  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Noodles, you should change your avatar:

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  8. The Noodles

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    kulata Senior member

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  10. Isolation

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    My post keeps not showing up. Is keeping an iPhone in your outer jacket pocket bad for the jacket?
     
  11. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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    You could put it in your handbag or briefcase (if you own one). I try not to put anything in my trouser pockets, and the only item that is in my jacket pocket is convenient breath spray.
    Also, when I placed my cheapo cell phone in one of my jacket pockets, it created a 'pigeon chest' look.
     
  12. Isolation

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    Would it actually damage it though? It's not super heavy. I like to have my phone close by/on me.
     
  13. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Why not in your breast pocket? Most convenient, I'd think. That is, unless your jacket fits too close.
     
  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I keep my phone in my jacket's outer hip pocket. Ready to hand, and absolutely no damage to the jacket. With an iPhone, it's light enough that you can't see that there's anything in the pocket. I keep my key(s) in the opposite pocket, and they have worn through the pocket bags of a couple of my jackets. Wallet goes in inside breast pocket. Glasses in the other inside pocket.

    Cash (when I carry it) goes in front pants pocket. I never use the other pants pockets.
     
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  15. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    I have a 5" plus phone (Note 3) so I usually don't store in my pockets. I carry a slim card holder and a key fob. No cash and no keys. Keep it simple.
     
  16. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    A key fob?
    Your keys are fresh off the boat? Wat?
     
  17. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Senior member

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    You cannot be serious.
     
  18. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Correct.

    RTC is made in India.
     
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  19. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    Oh, word? I wouldn't have guessed that.

    EDIT: And Isolation, though I said nice things about that fit in WAYWRN, I think the high vest works, but you could certainly go lower if you wanted.
     
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  20. BespokeKiwi

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    @Isolation I thought you'd appreciate the image below. It's of the legendary Gianni Agnelli's younger self, who appears to have liked big drops and tight waist suppressions on his coats too. Enjoy.

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