Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    It's a thrifted 3 button EZ

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    This is the only solid navy jacket (sep) that I have. I don't have any other solid colored sport coats. All of the SC I do have have been thrifted so their age and style reflects that. Most of them are American brands too. Which now that it's been pointed out to me are quite boxy and vintage looking. I didn't think any of them looked bad before, but now seeing them in more "educated" eyes I kind of want to get rid of most of them. I'm a pattern whore admittedly. It's hard for me to look beyond a pattern that appeals to me and into the rest of the SC to determine it's overall look. I think eventually I'd like to get my SC's down to 10ish. 2-4 solids, 4-6 (or more! lol) patterned fun/country jackets.
     


  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So I'm thinking that a neat with striped shirts is trickier than I thought. I suspect there are two possible scale clashes. One with the size of the florets (or whatever the pattern is composed of) and one for the distance between the florets.

    Here's a quick photoshopped example of when florets and the distance between the lines are identical.

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    JR: That's an orphaned suit jacket. Also 3 button. I'd concentrate on getting something 2 button unorphaned. Those are a bit harder to find on eBay, but definitely worth the hunt.
     
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  3. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Dudals, I put my vote in for Florence. I went there on my first honeymoon too. I wish I knew then what I know now and could've taken advantage of the shopping a little more but thats ok. It was great. Took a day trip to Venice, Rome and Siena. Saw amazing sights and ate amazing food. Highly recommend it. Stayed at a really cool Hotel with a rooftop terrrace that we ate breakfast and a few dinners at. Simply gorgeous!

    Hotel Baglioni

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    Thats the Duomo in the background only a few blocks away.
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    @Clags - i agree that neats and stripes are hard to get right, but they do make a great combo when they are right. i am actually wearing a neat tie and a striped shirt this very moment!

    also, agree about SC.
     
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  5. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    I'm gonna burn all my SC's in a controlled fire. [​IMG]
     


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    TM79 Senior member

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    You just need the stripes on the shirt to be pretty close together and also not be too bright - like a very muted light blue or something.

    I know the colors above are a PS job but it should also come with a Spoiler and epilepsy warning haha
     


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    LOL! good one.

    Just friendly banter, dood. (hope you know. and wait for my fit samples, then you can fire away all you want. [​IMG])
     
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  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    JR, what are your measurements (chest, shoulders, length)
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    slow down!!!
     


  11. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    So, having dealt with Italians, the French and Koreans, how do you feel about Swedes, Noodles?

    (Also, digging your weekend fit pic five posts back...I think I might be able to identify your issue with off the peg suits)
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    Um...I just took a leak in the mens room and it smelled like coffee. I want more caffeine.

    Swedes?! I love THEM (except the weird dudes in the background)
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    Rudals Senior member

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    Here's a legit question of the day.

    Black overcoats are a big no no, kind of like black suits?! I wear them with my navy blue suits but don't know if that is appropriate. Also, do I wear it over the suit jacket or take the suit jacket off?
     


  14. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Is that Pingson's class?

    You wear your black overcoat over your suit jacket. Which is why it's an overcoat. It goes over your coat. See?

    Sometimes, you wish it was a navy overcoat, or a camel one, or a grey herringbone martingale. But nobody throws stones at you or calls you a leper so it's mostly OK.
     


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    jungleroller Senior member

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    Typically wear 42L (chest 44 (Jacket pit to pit doubled), Shoulders 19.5", Length 33", sleaves 25.5")
     


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