Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Agreed. Just thought I'd post a disclaimer for anyone reading it, so that we don't get any angry posts here 6 months from now.

    @coxsackie buy the nicer a briefcase. In theory it should last you a lifetime, so you don't want to skimp on it.
     
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  2. BespokeKiwi

    BespokeKiwi Senior member

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    @Coxsackie It's a handsome case. However, I'd pass personally. My reason being that I don't like the flap top cases, as they tend to slow quick access and can be difficult to access in confined spaces, like aircraft. I prefer zipped top cases and/or attaches for speedy and easy access. JMHO.
     


  3. BespokeKiwi

    BespokeKiwi Senior member

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    @Monkeyface point taken about the disclaimer, I can see where you're coming from. Thanks for brining this to my attention, so I could clarify that the pricing information provided -- in response to a question from Isolation -- was just regarding the current silver price in relation to his prospective new commission for custom made .925 silver buttons. Again, definitely not silver trading on the COMEX! [​IMG]
     


  4. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Thanks for the feedback on the briefcase. It's not urgent. Might pass this time.

    Now, turning to my new La Spalla. Here are some quick'n'dirty fit photos:

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    Shirt is wrong, but I have nothing more suitable here with me in Shanghai.

    What about that shoulder - is it too Spalla Camicia? (The left shoulder doesn't have quite as much curtaining.)
     


  5. rms340

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    @archibaldleach @kulata

    I tried out some of the combinations y'all suggested. I threw in a solid green tie and also a green polka dot tie, although I'm sure it's not SF approved.

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  6. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Noodles how do you do your pocket square fold with the multiple peaks? The methods I've seen seem to be either too bold or too flat.
     


  7. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Here is my take

    Pass
    Pass
    Pass
    Fail (Tie too casual)
    Fail (Pindot tie would be better and not sure I like the tie at all)
    On the fence
    Pass
    Pass
     
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  8. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    She folded it and I would not be able to repeat it. Let me know if you really want to know.
     


  9. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    I'll try figure it out, because now it sounds like a closely guarded family secret I shouldn't ask about. =P
     


  10. archibaldleach

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    +1 (except I think the third to last is good and am on the fence about the second to last). Otherwise agree.
     


  11. mezentius

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    Hay Noodlers;

    Recently bought a SS tux as I had to emergency black tie. While the jacket is pretty good (would like for it to hug my collar more, but otherwise fine) the trousers are the skinny type. I'm considering getting some made which are of a more appropriate width. Is this advisable? I know normally mixing fabrics is a no-no, but what about for black tie, since it's pretty much going to be the same anyway?
     


  12. Isolation

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  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Bad idea. Though SS has a mtm option. You might ask if their MTM operation has access to the same fabrics used by their factory for mass output. If this is the case, then this is definitely an avenue to pursue.
     


  14. mezentius

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    Ah, did not realise this option was available. Sounds like the best lead atm! Thanks!
     


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