Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    It is one of my favourite ties.
    There is the shantung version and "regular" version (what I have).
     
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  2. rms340

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    Hey RTC, speaking from personal experience, dressing for a medical school interview and dressing based on SF-standards won't always coincide with one another completely.

    My advice:

    Picture #1 - the first and the third
    Picture #2 - first
    Picture #3 - first
    Picture #4 - second

    These ties would not be my first choices, but if this is what you must choose from, those are the ties I would go with. During my medical school interviews most guys I saw wore black or navy suits with a white shirt and a reddish tie. Most of interviewees looked sloppy (ill fitting suits, bad shirt collars, horrible shoes) but a lot of times they're the ones that get first admittance! Good luck to killing the interviews!
     


  3. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I feel like asking this here was going to be as good as it was bad haha.

    These are two other ones I was thinking of buying, however the navy gren just got sold. What about the other one?


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  4. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    What would your first choices look like?

    I was thinking of picking up a burgundy knit/gren if I could find one that wasn't too pricey (also scouring ebay).
     
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  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    isn't that Sam Hober???
     


  6. rms340

    rms340 Senior member

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    I would suggest a solid, neat, or repp (with as few colors as possible with thicker stripes) in a blue, burgundy or green. The repps you posted had 3+ colors and thin stripes. I do like the last repp you posted thats navy/red/white, even if the stripes are some what thin. Also, I understand not wanting to spend a lot for the tie. Tuition is a b*tch.

    Edit: I would probably stay away from a knit. Even if it is solid, I think the square bottom is not as common to most people and can come across as distracting.
     
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  7. in stitches

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    Kop now.
     


  8. ridethecliche

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    I didn't say they were my best ties. I said they were the ones I thought most suitable for interviews. I have a neat kiton I really like, but it has a bit of a satin feel and sheen to it and I don't think shiny works all that well here.

    Regarding the rest of your statement. I really don't feel like getting into this right now. I will say though, that I have decided to spend money outside of a hobby for clothes that I never wear. I rarely wear suits...ever and haven't really been wearing ties much either. I touched ties for the first time in 3 weeks when i took all of these out.

    I know your opinions are strong, as are your convictions, but for now I'm content appreciating menswear from a distance and learning for when I am in a situation that better merits use of that knowledge.

    To be fair, I wouldn't rebuy more than half the ties I currently own, but it is what it is.

    What about the blue/green repp on the left here:
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    (honestly speaking, I wasn't drawn to that at all!)

    Re: knit. I was thinking a burgundy grenadine with a 'regular' blade.

    Would you think that pindots would be a good pick?

    Something like these:

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  9. ridethecliche

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    The blue knit is gone. You're referring to the grey one I take it? It's definitely more soporific, no? Fine for use with navy and light blue shirt?

    And see, this is a purchase I was contemplating all by myself. Damn it stitch, you magnificent bastard, you've rubbed off on me!
     
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    :)

    They are both great, sucks that the stripe is gone. The gray will be excellent with a navy suit and blue shirt. The pin dots above are also vurr nice. Dive in to the rabbit hole.
     


  11. ridethecliche

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    Thanks d00d. I think the green pindot would go well with the navy suit and white TV fold.

    I think you'll like this getup btw :p
     


  12. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    RTC, I have a navy/white pindot from RL that I never wear. If you don't want to spend any money and could use it, just let me know. Happy to help a college kid.
     


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    Looking forward!

    Take up Murl on his offer btw. :)
     


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    Honestly those last few you posted are great. Even that repp, although it might look a bit washed out against the navy suit you plan on wearing, I think it's a good sedate look. I dig the burgundy gren idea and the green pin dot.
     


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    Now that's some serious GNAT spirit.
     


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