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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Why are Vanda's pictures always washed out with white light?
     


  2. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Thanks Kiwi. Yeah maybe I should look to have higher armholes.
     


  3. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    If you get the midnight, get the piccolo. It's slightly lighter than the fina midnight, which is a little dark.

    That's funny, I look at ties the exact same way. When I look at Shibumi, Vanda, Henry Carter, etc., I always look at whether there is something special or unique enough about the tie to justify purchasing it instead of a comparable Hober (if there is one). As Hober's selection of Macclessfields has dwindled, it's getting easier to look elsewhere, though.
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Who makes it (not that that matters assuming its not made like crap)?

    In any case, Im not a big striped tie guy, but a good rust color is awesome. I love my rust tie.
     


  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Again, I appreciate ^this Nemo.
    I like the ones that are shown above and hidden ones that I do not particularly care for.
    I think I keep coming back to Vanda for their ties.
    Their ties (typically) are thinner and my guess is because of Singapore's climate.
    Then again, Sam Hober is based in Thailand and don't make ties as thin.
    The Sam Hober stripes will be placed on hold for now and will look something from above.
    I don't want to just blurt out requests and ignore good advice.
     


  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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  7. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I've heard people say before that thinner ties are somehow not as warm...honestly I've never found this to be the case at all. I think it's just a carryover of a preference for less constructed clothing. On the other hand, Marinella, which is the most famous tie maker in Naples, makes pretty beefy ties.

    Anyway, Noodles, in your list of ties that you posted, there were a bunch of nice ones, but I thought the first Vanda on the list with the polka dots was the standout.
     


  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    This is the one I mean.
     


  9. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    one of my favorites.
    yo, have a question for you.
    I was looking at the sleeves on my formosa jacket and it now has 3 buttons (non-working). It used to have 4 before the alteration.
    any idea as to why Field would do this?
     


  10. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    This looks like it's probably Drakes rather than Vanda, but just in case:

    All of Vanda's ties should be considered as bespoken from the stand point of quality, given that Gerald and Diana make all of the ties themselves to the same standard as they make their custom ties. I can also attest to their quality commitment. Last year they refused (very politely) to sell me a square that had some small water spots on it. Instead I got something else which was even more awesome.


    Product photography can be difficult. If you want, I can see about getting all of my vanda stuff together and photographing it for you. This might be better, but it might not. I remain a horrible photographer.
     


  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    You had the sleeves shortened, right? My guess is he just took the sleeve up and then took off the bottom button to maintain the distance between last button and the sleeve hem. He (or anybody else for that matter) should be able to easily reattach above the remaining three if you want to keep 4 buttons. Personally I like three more anyway, but it's up to you. Some people like to do four for suits and three for SCs. I prefer three for suits and either one or two for SCs. Five is pretty much always overkill IMHO.
     


  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Well, belated Mazel Tov!
     


  13. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Dear noodlers:

    I went through my ties and these are the ones I considered to be most interview appropriate. I think a few are not really the best, but I'd like some help in picking the 'best' ones. To be worn with a navy suit, light blue spread collar shirt (or maybe white), and brown or burgundy belt and captoe oxforeds.

    This is for medical school interviews. Not a fashion show, but it doesn't have to be too somber. I think bright colors (yellows, golds, bright reds, etc are out).

    Thanks in advance.

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  14. The Noodles

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    Image 2
    1st one going L to R

    Image 3
    3rd one going L to R
     


  15. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I agree with the 3 button recommendation.

    That jacket only had three buttons, Noodles. I remember my wife complaining about the pain it was to sew them on because the cloth and thread were so thick. I also confirmed by looking at my photos.
     


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