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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    Thank you kind sir!
    Lets hope it looks all good when I put it on. I wish I can buy a lot of things including navy ties but these days I feel like I am raising a little girl. She wants this and that and I just cant say no. I am pushover.
     


  2. MGoCrimson

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    I have a PRL by Corneliani 95/5 too and it's pretty darn sweet. Except mine has a nice 3/2 roll. Have a feeling your might have been pressed into a hard 3?
     
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  3. sugarbutch

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    Welcome to the PRL fold, Noodles. If that fits, I think you'll be very happy with it.
     


  4. Isolation

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    Quick question, what's the point of black penny loafers? Wouldn't any kind of formality that require black loafers be better for say monks/derbies, and any situation where you want more causal shoes better with suede in brown or tan, or maybe oxblood?
     
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    Ftfy
     


  6. PCK1

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    The two berg & berg ties I ordered from their recent free shipping came in...

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    It ties a decent knot...wool material seems pretty good too...tie is a little bit more narrow than I prefer...but I can live with it.


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  7. The Noodles

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    Very nice. I want a grey one.
     


  8. PCK1

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    a grey PoW check tie would suit your ultra-conservative wardrobe well...not this wool one...but the normal woven version.

    Drakes, Shibumi, & Kent Wang sell them to name a few off the top of my head...
     
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  9. sugarbutch

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    They're only problematic if you believe that black = formal. Black pennies with jeans, white shirt, and black leather jacket is a pretty classic look. Not my thing, but it can look great.
     


  10. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Beat me to it.
     


  11. PCK1

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    Black pennies can also look very good with navy SC...grey trou...blue or white shirt....no tie....very casual...or just about any casual with simple colors....
     
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  12. Isolation

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    Sure, I think black can look okay in casual fits (especially more streetwearesque stuff), but in that case I feel like there are other boots?

    If anything I'd rather get black suede or something, I think that can look quite neat and have good texture for those kinds of fit, if not that then boots, various kinds of them, give me interesting detail to make it look at home. Heck even monks would be better then. Loafers just have such a preppy feel to them that almost begs to be tan or brown, and doesn't seem to go well with that kind of more urban/street look. Thoughts?

    As for grey trousers, surely then oxblood would be better or at least as good? Seems like an extremely inversatile shoe.
     
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    On the good news front, I figured how to do a good pointy PS fold. Yesss
     


  14. Monkeyface

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    They're good in London. Black shoes are a requirement for many professions, but it doesn't stipulate what type of shoes you have to wear. You see lots of black penny and tassel loafers on casual Fridays, or with guys who wear chinos to work. It's a casual shoe for a business casual outfit, but it still adheres to the black shoes rule.

    I'm actually looking to pick up some black loafers, except I want mine to be navy shell. It still looks like black most of the times, but in a certain light you'll see that flash of navy. Carmina had a beautiful full strap navy shell loafer, and I'm hoping they'll bring it back soon.
     
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    I think they're not very useful. Black norwegian style loafers strike me as totally weird. I can imagine wearing black tassel loafers with a navy blazer and gray trousers in the evening. But even then, I think black monks or even gusseted slip-ons would be better. Gucci horsebit loafers are not for me, but like white oxfords, they have their own special place.

    I support black suede, especially in monk form. I think that's a very sophisticated, semi casual evening shoe.
     


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