Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Rudals, you can always have shirts tailored if they are too big in the waist.

    I don't love any of those shirts, but #3 is the least bad. Fancy stripes are a no-go, and dark blues are much less versatile.

    I personally much prefer shirts with a much closer to even color-to-white ratio if I am doing stripes. A classic bengal stripe, for instance.

    Also, Rudals, don't make the mistake of buying things just because they are on sale. Get what you want, and if it's on sale, that's just a bonus.
     


  2. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Thanks as always, Aravenel.
    I guess the best purchase that made was the most recent purchase. That hunter green pindot tie was not on sale when we were talking about it but went on sale when I pulled the trigger. As for the shirts, I have shirts that are very similar to #1 & #3 so let me see if I can work it out.

    When things are on sale, I tend to avoid it. It's a weird Korean superficial thing. But this was a good exercise for future reference.
     


  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    this

    this. except the first part is not always true for a real brit.

    kind of this, except that i really do think that shirts with higher white ratios are excellent suit shirts, and if you wear a lot of conservative suits, you should have some more conservative shirts with higher white balance.

    SO MUCH THIS
     


  4. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Hey Doodals, been away at the day job and returned to shirts, have we side stepped the tie conundrum? BTW three would take my vote if pushed. More white than colour though as the Stitch said across the pond stripes can be worn differently.

    Tie- Burgundy ancient madder, brown ancient madder, blue ancient madder. Foulard, royal twill Look here if you have the time http://www.drakes-london.com/online-shop/ties/view-all?limit=all

    Enjoy the ride my friend
     


  5. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Nope. We just went off the topic for a minute.
    Thanks for the link. These darn navy ties look too good. Maybe I should just buy myself a nice grey suit so I can wear navy ties EVERYDAY. I am still not sold on burgundy and brown BUT I will try to find something that I like because I know I won't improve until I break out of this comfort zone of mine.
     


  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Yes you need a grey suit.

    Yes you need to expand your comfort zone.
     


  7. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Doodals- PS From the Drakes site pick your favourite tie for me? If you have the time.
     


  8. aravenel

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    This.

    Especially the second. If you're going to wear navy suits all the time, you can't always wear navy ties. You can do blue + blue if the tones are varied enough, but youll start to run out of tasteful choices.
     


  9. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Favorite?
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    But I know I need to get something like this...
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  10. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Good choices man. Personally I like 1, 2 and 3 and could take or leave 4. Did you consider this one? (Just out of interest) http://www.drakes-london.com/online...elf-tip-real-ancient-madder-8cm-silk-tie-6068

    The blues ^ will work great with grey and with blue but dependent on the shade of blue suit. I said this in my initial post and aravenel said same and expanded the point rightly.

    For me focus on three, imagine the great combos to be had with a classic blue or white based fine striped shirt and a great PS! Not to mention when you venture into a grey suit :inlove: The combos are endless, look here http://www.drakes-london.com/online-shop/pocket-squares

    You need to let it happen, as da man Stitchy said and go with this.
     


  11. in stitches

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    3 then 1
     


  12. Rudals

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    Time for a navy on navy???
    I'd love to do #1 w/ a navy suit. I have a dark navy suit and a normal navy blue suit.
     


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    would work. but stop fighting it. buy #3. its a nicer tie, its more interesting and it will look a million times better with a navy suit.
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Get 4. Or 3. Or both. Soon.
     


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