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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Murlsquirl

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    I have 4, thanks G-d, and who knows what the future holds, and 130k would be a sweet sweet game changer. My kops would be off teh charts.
     
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    I know what the future holds.

    chalk stripe. we have four confirmed...so if you and at least three of your kids get in on this...we are good to go!
     
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    Claghorn you're planning on becoming a business school professor?
     
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    TBH, the title loses its significance in a hurry. In fact, I cared a lot more about it before I had it, to the detriment of other things and people I wanted to enjoy. Still glad I did it, but now I view it more as a ticket to admission and less as a mark of particular distinction.
     
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    Money isn't everything if your not happy with what you do - I work about 12 hours a day in the kitchen cabinetry industry and while the money is good, there are plenty of sacrifices that need to be made along the way. Schooling and advanced diplomas definitely open doors, but nothing slaps you in the face like real world working life. There's bills, problems everyday, constant phone calls and emails, and each and every staff member finding ways to slack off :) Not to mention very limited vacation time, and even while on vacation I still get calls from the office and clients.

    This probably has nothing to do with any of the above threads, but I saw guys discussing salaries and I thought I'd chip in. If I could make 300k + per year sitting at a desk and leaving the office by 5pm I'd sell all my shit and take that deal any day of the week.
     
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    You have an mba or a phd?
     
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    PhD. Doesn't it show in the shabbiness of my wardrobe and my fondness for tweed? [​IMG]
     
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    I'm still amused that they changed Master of PT into Doctor of PT in the 90s. I graduated with the latter and can't imagine anyone calling me Dr.
     
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    In econ?


    Don't worry, they won't. Just like no one calls DNPs doctor. Totally different in clinical settings and academia imho, as it should be.

    From what i understand, the programs became very different as well, right?
     
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    In history. Twice the laughs but half the pay...
     
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    Well that explains the tweed. Be sure to get suede elbow patches.

    Actually, if you buy used stuff, look up some daks jackets. I have one with amazing suede details. It's my pub jacket since it has a hole in the shoulder that I stitched up but it also got soaked in beer so there it is.

    Edit: I spoke too soon. Just tried to mess with one of my coworkers with my hand in a patch pocket of a different jacket. Heard a rip and noticed that I just ripped the stitching by one of the vents. Guess I have another repair to do this weekend. Oy.
     
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    Easiest way to avoid this scenario is to walk away from SF. No joke. This place is a powerful enabler, all these tasty resources available at the click of a mouse, and all our well-dressed internet friends here to inspire us and point us in the right direction.

    it's just a few quick steps from need to want to hobbyist/collector.

    And now back to your regularly scheduled kopping.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Critique please. Wearing this with suede Chukkas and belt, dark indigo jeans.
     
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    Eh, it depends. Plenty of people on here dress well and are reasonable about it. I've spent far more money than I ever have before, but I'm okay with being a bottom feeder and waiting for deals. It's the mentality that only the best is worth it, that's silly.
     
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    Yeah, I might just do that. Perhaps I'll just start posting/reading less. It's a good resource, but seeing awesome things that you'd like to have on a daily basis does not help the long term planning at all.

    I don't need to have the perfect wardrobe right now, or even a couple of years from now. What I have right now isn't bad anyways. Most of it is fully canvassed and fits well, so there's no immediate need. I have 12 pairs of shoes, 25 shirts, and 25 ties, so that's more than enough for now. I should be happy with what I have instead of coveting the latest hype shoe or tie maker.
     
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    I think you can still appreciate nice things without feeling the need to have them. It's a good lesson to learn in our capitalist culture.
     
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    @noodles , are you at least still reading SF? Would hate to see you miss out on the NMWA restock of the navy birdseye Formosa (announced today) during your break.
     
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    I can confirm he did not miss out.

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    I want to make so many oodles of money (technical term) but I quite enjoy my quality of life at my job.
     
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    Glad to hear. My first thought when I read about the restock was . .. that's so Noodles to be talking endlessly for months about getting that suit when it is restocked and then to take a time out and miss news of the restock.
     
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