Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Also, perhaps lighter shoes and belt e.g. tan. If everything is consistently summery and light, along with the shirt, the charcoal suit can look fine as a neutral canvas.
     
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  2. Isolation

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  3. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Another good option is plain navy grenadine or knit. I'd even play with a heavily textured dark grey or charcoal tie.
     
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  4. akoustas

    akoustas Senior member

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    @mimo Thanks for the suggestion. I usually wear it with tan shoes/belt and a lighter grey suit and it works great. I have a pink tie, but it doesn't work for me; my darker features create too much of a contrast. I like thinking on a rusty colour, I may try a few out.

    @kulata I was thinking playing with a charcoal grey might be a good option. I've have a navy grenadine as well and it, like the one posted, is O.K. but not stellar.

    @EliodA I'm inclined to agree with you. I was hoping to have something a bit more for work but it's not looking ideal.

    Overall though it looks like this may never be an ideal scenario given the color of the suit. I've just been incredibly stubborn in my desire to make it work. [​IMG]

    Thanks guys!
     
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  5. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    The one you posted isn't plain, that's why it doesn't look as good. Digging into my tumblr to show you examples

    Example. Navy or charcoal tie. I can't tell
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    Navy tie
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  6. akoustas

    akoustas Senior member

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    @kulata Thanks a lot for the examples.

    I do have a plain one that I was a little underwhelmed by, but I think you're right. This one in the pic I posted comes across as too busy. Better to keep it more simple on that front and choose a better pocket square. I shall return with results!
     


  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    The Vanda donegals look a lot softer in the pics to me, they look like tie fabric donegal, not pant fabric donegal made into a tie. Hard to judge these things from stock pics, if Clags vouches for the KW, Im sure its awesome.

    I think I only have 1 donegal tie, from YHNT, I like it a lot.
     


  8. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor

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    From what I know, Vanda uses Molloy & Sons donegal fabric, they specifically weave the fabric at a good weight for ties, their standard fabric is a heavier weight more suited to tailored clothing.

    I was sent this fabric a couple of days ago by a supplier. I'm going to have it made up into a few ties.

    [​IMG]
     


  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Very cool info. Let us know when you have the tie ready made. :D
     


  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Me too! I honestly forgot I had it....long summer. Now I want to wear it.
     


  11. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Hober restocked the stripe tie!
    I like it.
    But ordering that and a midnight navy blue solid grenadine is unnecessary? What other solid color should I get?
     


  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    When did necessary start being a factor?

    You should have variations of solid navy, brown, burgundy, green, and black. Maybe also gray.
     


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    I'd go for a nice burgundy or a forest green...nice colors for the fall too...
     


  14. New Shoes1

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    I plan on having both. [​IMG]
    I've got bitter chocolate, burgundy, forest green, midnight navy blue and charcoal silver and find them versatile and useful across a wide range of jackets.
     


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