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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 Senior member

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    Dammit @kulata I'm just trying to get him to skip wearing navy once!
     
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  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Putting this one up for sale. But here it is.
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  3. Sotiris

    Sotiris Senior member

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    BTW, did you end up ordering the grey LBM polo coat?
     
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  4. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    No. I am still thinking about it. Suits first. Lol
     
  5. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    @noodles , you're becoming the clothing equivalent of that guy who nit picks every girl and ends up dating no one. What's wrong with having a third suit to fill out your rotation, even if it's not perfect? It's one thing if you were considering buying it and not in love with it, but it's in your closet already. The jackets that are not perfect are the ones that get weeded out as you continue to build your rotation, not before you even have a rotation.
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Do not sell that suit, you idiot. It looks great on you. Also, the tie choice was perfect.
     
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  7. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    This thread will never stop until I become more receptive of members' feedback. So I will consider keeping it. My purpose for putting up the pictures was to prompt people to tell me to get rid of this. I guess it didn't work.
     
  8. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Dude, that suit looks awesome. It fits really well, and the color and texture are very nice. Instead of us convicing you why you should keep it, why don't you tell us why exactly you want to sell it? Articulate all the things you don't like about it.
     
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  9. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Why are you going to sell that one, Noodles? [​IMG]
     
  10. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I still think he should try atleast one fit where he doesn't try to work something navy into the fit.

    Also, totally agree with @New Shoes1 . Just because the formosa looks great on you doesn't mean that other stuff can't. Variety is nice.

    What don't you like about that which can't be fixed with a tiny bit of tailoring?
     
  11. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Here is the fit/cut/style that I like and would like to continue to get.
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    Here is what I do not like about the suit: Color and pattern because it makes me look old.
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    Let's just take a poll. Keep or sell?

    I'd rather sell this and use the proceeds to get this from Suit Supply.
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  12. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Based solely on the pics above, I prefer the silhouette of that Polo for an everyday suit. The Formosa is very nice but more special and dramatic. I'd add both to my wardrobe if it was me.
     
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  13. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    That suit is so much better than the suit supply jacket. The biggest difference I see with that and the formosa are the shoulders and a little bit of waist suppression. The button lapel needs a little attention to fix the roll, but it looks great. Even the quarters close similarly.

    Posture and picture angle are different as well.

    TLDR: You're nuts.
     
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  14. The Noodles

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    ridethecliche Senior member

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    STOP OVERTHINKING EVERYTHING!

    Seriously, stop being so freaked out to try something different lest you make a mistake.
     
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  16. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    FWIW I don't like the pinstripe suit very much. Color and pattern are fine; I don't think they make Noodles look old. And it fits well. Better than the Suit Supply, perhaps because it's more structured. I just don't like the silhouette of it very much. I basically agree with @kulata, except that I like suits that are special on all occasions. OTOH it could just be that the picture is shitty and blurry.
     
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  17. ridethecliche

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    Yeah, it's one of the worst lit pictures he's taken, which is saying something :p
     
  18. Monkeyface

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    It fits better than the SuSU suit. Pinstripes don't make you look old. Where did you hear that? My girlfriend loves my pinstripe suit.

    Anyways, wear that suit with a nice light blue or light pink shirt, a burgundy, navy, brown or forest green tie, and a white linen PS. You'll look awesome.
     
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  19. FlyingMonkey

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    I actually agree with @The Noodles in this case. I don't think the cut of the grey pinstripe is terribly flattering to his body shape, however much we all like the colour / texture etc. It makes him look blobby. It seems quite clear to me that the cut of the blue suit flatters him more - and that's what a suit is supposed to do. The shoulders are firmer, the buttoning point is lower, it has more definition in the waist - all of which gives him a better silhouette. It wouldn't be the same answer for everyone, but in his case, that's what works for him. And this is irrespective of how famous the maker(s) are etc.
     
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  20. SamF

    SamF Well-Known Member

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    That pinstripe suit is fine Noodles. Not as nice as your Formosa, but still good.

    Could anyone help me pinpoint what it is that's creating the widely differing silhouettes between the Formosa and the pinstripe?

    From what I can see: the pinstripe has a fuller chest, less waist suppression, thinner lapels, the obviously differing buttoning configuration, and less curved quarters. Shoulder also a bit more structured on the Formosa perhaps? Also seems a bit longer, but that might be a function of the angle/stripes. Pinstripe also seems to have fuller sleeves. Anything I'm missing?
     
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