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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 Stylish Dinosaur

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    How do you all feel about jackets in gold and rust? (Checks, windowpane, plaids)

    I feel like I'd never reach for these in my closet

     


  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    You wouldn't? Why not? Thems is the tits, especially the first one.

    BTW, I'll be in NYC the week before the NYC Marathon if any of you suckas wants to meet up.
     


  3. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I think a pumpkin colored shade of gold silk or wool makes the perfect Fall/Winter tie
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Jrd - I dont own any, but Im not adverse to them. Just havent come across the right one, and Im still working on more basic stuff.
     


  5. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Distinguished Member

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    I just thrifted two awesome dual vented single breasted peak lapel jackets. Just need to lengthen the sleeves a touch.

    One of them is blue and the other is brown. Bringing this up because I have no idea how to wear a plain brown SC. Not sure if it would clash with my skin tone too...
     


  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    They're not very versatile for trouser combinations. And the colors are a little "loud"

    I generally fly under the radar in shades of tan, blue, navy, midnight, brown, dark green. That little extra shade of gold or red mixed in makes a big difference



    Agreed. I think rust may be a better color for a tie.


    Indeed. Thought I'm considering buying the rust colored cloth in the 3rd picture just to mull things over. It's the LL shetland from several years ago. Have to find some first though :)

    Getting a swatch of this too (2nd jacket)

    https://www.google.com/search?q=min...=a7EbVI7LAsSxggT_-oDoDw&sqi=2&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAw
     
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    ridethecliche Distinguished Member

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    I was also thinking of grabbing this from someone from the forum that's looking to unload it.

    PRL Made in USA:

    [​IMG]

    Lapels look a tad bit dated though.
     


  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    ^ That one is a bit darker than the tan one Stevie Mac is wearing in the first picture I posted

    I don't think the lapels are dated at all. Very moderate proportions. I'd need to see it on a hanger for to be sure. Not sure about the gorge height
     


  9. ridethecliche

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    Yeah, I don't have anything like that, pattern wise so I might grab it. At 30 bucks, it's doable, even for me. Thought the sleeves might be a hair long and I don't like dealing with alterations on stuff like this if I can avoid it since it's really not a necessity.

    I'm just leery about wearing brown stuff. I'm Indian and have darker skin in the summer, I wonder if having stuff like this on me will make me look sickly pale!
     
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  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Gray or cream trousers is my favorite way...

    [​IMG]
     


  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Trouser versatility is an over-considered criterion. If you can wear two different colors with it, it's certainly versatile enough. Frankly, it's not like any strongly patterned jacket will be worn frequently enough for it to matter.
     


  12. eilay

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    Hi all, Sorry to take things slightly off-topic, but since this is a relatively simple and novice question I thought I'd ask here. I know that SFers typically dimple their ties, but most ties here are also pretty subtle. I personally think that ties with busier patterns (Ferragamo and Hermes) might look better/cleaner undimpled... thoughts?
     
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    Brown can look great with grey, green, denim or beige pants. Needs a light blue/pink/lilac shirt (or any of those colours as stripes or checks on a white base) to balance the colours if you've got a darker skin tone IMHO. These are some personal preferences, so take it for what it is.
     
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    @ridethecliche , nice find! Be sure to post pictures. I'm planning to visit Austin during Black Friday and go thrifting with a girl I'm fond of.
     
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    After solid navy, solid brown is probably the most versatile color for a SC. Wear with navy, cream, tan, brown, or gray pants, and almost all shirts.
     


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