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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Distinguished Member

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    I was specifically talking about colors closer to your skin color, not the entire range. Tight contrast can work well. Like a darker brown jacket and lighter pants/khakis.

    I still do think color palettes are different based on skin tone.
     
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  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    It's not totally clear what the purpose of this thread is so I'll just pose my question here instead of starting a new one. Am I crazy to seriously consider purchasing a Calvin Klein suit from Nordstrom Rack? It's $260 down from $525, fits very well (barring a few alterations), and will fit in as a "beater" suit. Right not I only have one suit (RL Black Label) that's pinstriped so I'm seriously considering this since it's solid navy and can be used more often. Will probably treat myself to a Suit Supply charcoal suit around christmas/new years.
     


  3. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    For $260 you can sleep in it if it doesn't work out. Hide the label and what the hell.
     


  4. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Distinguished Member

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    What he said, as long as it's wool.
     


  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Just get a nice brown jacket and see what happens.

    I cannot recall ever not buying something due to my cracker skin tone.
     


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    I feel a lot of lighter, warm colors cause major washing out of us Asian folk
     


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    A big thanks to the noodles hive mind I went @kulata'a route and am quite pleased with the result [​IMG]
     


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    Looks good. A darker navy tie will make it next level...:D
     


  9. akoustas

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    That's in the pipeline ;)
     


  10. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Lol! Welcome and enjoy your stay!
     
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    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    So that's the answer!
    I have two gangnam dress shirts and could not find a tie to pair it with. (One purple and one navy). I guess a solid midnight navy tie would do for the navy gangnam shirt...buy what abouy the purple one?
     


  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Formosa pick up time: 01:30 PM EST Saturday (tomorrow)
    Expressed my confusion on what happened with the sleeves. Mr. Field suggested that I bring in my dress shirt, but that what I did thr first time. Sigh. I hope to have a nice "bro-unch" with Murlsquirl wearing the Formosa. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
     
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    I gave my purple gingham shirt away. I don't think it will look good with a purple tie and a green tie will be outside your comfort zone. Just wear it with chinos and suede loafers. Roll the sleeves.
     
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    No. The reason most men look bad in suits is not because the suit is a cheap fused job, but because the suit is the wrong size and/or is not properly tailored. As long as the suit is a classic cut, you should be fine. Unless you need the suit right away, however, I'm wondering if you're not better off saving up to buy a better suit from Yoox or Suit Supply.
     


  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Akoustas, I dont love that shirt with a tie. And also not with a very city jacket like that (I hope its a suit). : (
     


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