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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Celadon

    Celadon Senior member

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    Could it be washed and bleached to grey?
     


  2. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    Personally, I like the bigger polka dots sometimes - they have a slightly more jaunty and less CBD air about them. I have a very jaunty Japanese purple silk tie with cream polka dots, which I like to wear in summer. But I like more soporific small dots too. On the ties with bigger dots, the reason for the cream / beige colour might be to offset the impression of the size of the dots just a little...

    On an etymological note, trivia fans: the smaller dots aren't 'polka' dots at all, and actually, none of these are true polka dots by the original meaning of the term, if they are spaced significantly more than the diameter of the dot.
     


  3. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    tbh I just want noodle's tie, I think from Vanda. That's all I need for dots.
     


  4. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Oh man, I want these:

    http://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=38#

    And @noodles ,I've found some banana republic ties with really nice construction and material. As for my own personal tie collection: I have a ton of which most are useless. I spent a few hours cleaning things out last night and have two giant boxes of things for donations. I guess that's a small price to pay for the lesson learnt.
     
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  5. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I want these: http://www.meermin.es/grupoMTO.php?idGrupo=34

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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Agreed. After having 3 or 4 larger dot ties, I realized I never use them.

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    No bueno, Noodles.
     


  7. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    On Meermin's...they are very attractive for being hand-lasted and also sourcing leathers from the same sources as Carmina does. I suspect that as their craftspeople become more skilled (the more shoes you make...), the production and quality control issues are less of an issue. I don't care that they are made in China as long as the makers there have a lot of experience, which over three years or so now, they must.

    Not that I'm afraid of gemming coming undone (reference to exploding shoes) in Carminas.

    Anyone have recent meermin? What lasts are most similar to simpson and rain lasts?
     


  8. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    There's an entire thread devoted to meermin, I think a lot of people that moved to them came from owning AE's and said that one buys a full size down from the park avenue or any other 5 lasted shoe. So it's pretty similar.

    I think I'm going to wait for some of their boots. The pricepoint is perfect for me and I wouldn't mind splurging at some point for good footwear!
     


  9. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Can someone break this down? So I've listened and sized up to 40R (first picture). To my untrained eyes, the one or two improvements that I see are clean shoulders, clean drop from the shoulders, and I can button the jacket. Anything else?

    40R

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    38R
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    38R
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  10. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Length is slightly better as well, as are the quarters.

    Honestly, it depends on the brand. Some brands and fits are more roomy than others. Some of the more 'trad' american brands have 'classic' lines that are fuller like jpress and bb. The italian stuff is usually cut a bit slimmer, but it honestly depends. There's a lot of variation between brands and even within lines of brands depending on who is making it.
     
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  11. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    We hold these truths to be self evident: that not all suits are created equal; that they are endowed by their respective makers with certain unalienable characteristics, that among these are style, cut and sizing differences. Which makes comparing suits from different makes by their size tags meaningless....
    TBH, I'm still a bit at a loss to explain why the quarters on your Formosa look more closed than on @Murlsquirl . Do you pull your shoulders back when roboposing?
     


  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    I tend to straight up my shoulders.
     


  13. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    • Much nicer chest as well, which is one of the most important, but often overlooked features of a suit imho. The chest can make or break a suit
    • The buttoning point is closer to your natural waist
    • Length is slightly better
    • When it comes to the pose, you have your hands rotated in a more natural position than the monkey hands in the other pictures, which causes a big difference in the way your shoulders look. Your posture is very different from murl (yours is more natural and healthier), so it makes sense the suit looks different on you
     
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  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Here is the suit on me. I think the quarters are due to the stance.
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  15. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    ...just realized, I am wearing what Murl was wearing. I don't know if it is really the stance. Here's another angle.
    [​IMG]
     


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