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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    Diminutive? You're not going to take this sitting down, are you SB? Oh, you're...standing? Never mind :rimshot:.

    Srsly, I think "modest stature" is perfectly sufficient (particularly since SB and I are of similar height).
     
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  2. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Tie Your Tie have some beautiful wool stripes and checks for this season. I picked some with oranges and brown tones. (Pictures in the spoiler.)

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    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Ties/Wine-and-Orange-Donegal-Stitch-Pattern-Tie.html

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    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Ties/Brown-and-Orange-Pure-Wool-Striped-Tie.html

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    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Ties/Navy-and-Wine-Pure-Wool-Striped-Tie.html

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    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Ties/Navy-Orange-and-Brown-Wide-Stripe-Wool.html

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    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Ties/Brown-Orange-and-Beige-Check-Wool.html

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    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Ties/Navy-and-Orange-Check-Pure-Wool-Handrolled.html

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    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Ties/Navy-and-Brown-Shepard-Check-Pure-Wool.html

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    http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Ties/Marled-Rust-Handrolled-Shantung-Tie.html
     
  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    I hear what unbel means, but I think the green stripe will work.
     
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  4. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hehe, fair enough. "Modest stature" works as well, but didn't feel like altering the quotation. I'm 5ft7 myself.
     
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  6. ridethecliche

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    What to pair with brown herringbone odd pants?
     
  7. in stitches

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    Depends how obvious the herringbone pattern is, and the shade brown. Pics please.
     
  8. ridethecliche

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  9. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Um, how about from a little more distance, from how they would realistically appear in a fit pic.
     
  10. heldentenor

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    Tough call, RTC. I'd rock a dark green donegal (if I had one) or a navy flannel. Did you get the navy Eagle County boots? Those might pair nicely with that pair of trousers.
     
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  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the green tie for the chalkstripe suit. unbel's suggestion of seeing how they would look in a B&W photo can be a useful tool, but if the colors are sufficiently distinguishable, then having similar values isn't necessarily a deal-breaker. I think @mktitsworth did some actual color analysis a couple of years ago when we were arguing with Foo about something similar.
     
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  12. Betelgeuse

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    Looks fantastic, SB! Now, buy SC's!
     
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  13. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    From about 6 feet.

    Kind of turns into a textured brown with flecks.

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  14. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I have a similar colour pair, but with a houndstooth pattern. Always wondered what to wear with them as well.
     
  15. ridethecliche

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    They're so nice. I love tweed pants.

    Just yup... . I have pairinga pair of dark grey birdseye tweed pants that i have trouble with too.
     
  16. Coxsackie

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    Beautiful pents RTC. I dunno - green or olive windowpane jacket? Grey wool tie? Light blue shirt? Chocolate suede shoes?
     
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    Have a pair of pents slightly darker than that. Tried with green, didn't quite work as I ended up looking like a tree. Seems to work with the mid-grey and dark blue (not navy) SCs I have, the former with more country spectrum shirts (large country tattersalls) and ties, the latter with more italian CBD stuff (blues and browns).
     
  18. Monkeyface

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    Navy or grey textured jackets work with brown trousers.
     
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  19. in stitches

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    A navy sportcoat with some texture and some heft would be absolutely perfect with those pants.
     
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  20. unbelragazzo

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    Possibly something like this jacket:

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