Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    1: Return

    2: I know you have a lighter silver Hober that works well with white shirts but is too light for blue. That may be dark enough for a blue shirt, but could you do better? I think darker gray works best with a more matte finish. I'd return it and get something comparable from our fine Family Members.

    3: Can't tell from the picture, but I'd return that for sure.

    4: The suit is tough. I don't absolutely dislike the pattern, though I agree it does make it look a bit cheap (which I know it ain't). But the fit is off. And I don't think it's just the pounds you packed on while you visited. If you can return it, I would. Either size up or look for a suit in that color but a bit more plane. And for the love of god, stay away from anything that shines.

    Thoughts to replace #2 (taken from family members you've not yet added to your collection:

    Kent Wang

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  4. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    1. Will return for Henry Carter brown pindot or Sam Hober's solid bungundy or hunter green grenadine.
    2. Will return for Sam Hober's DARK grey grenadine.
    3. Too old. Might be able to exchange or get store credit.
    4. It's really maddening when you buy an Isaia at full retail and people say it doesn't fit well and that it loosk cheap, etc. I have no beef with anyone saying what they see so I gladly accept your opinions. I am going to try to return this, even if it requires me crying and getting on my knees. The shine comes from the fact that it is a super 160 or something.

    I think all Noodles & Co. should stay the heck away from Needless Markup and shop at SF vendors...seriously.
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    YES! My Cappelli tie is on a delivery truck!
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  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As far as #1

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    Rudals Senior member

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    I wish this thread existed before I made this $3k mistake. Sometimes I hate my Korean side that tends to zero in on brand names. Idiot.



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    Another H&B in the fold, just want to thank everyone in this thread for not bidding on said tie, got it for $15 :nodding: I was kind of scared that there would be a bidding war when jrd posted the link to the auction (I had already placed my bid then). Lucky that red/burgundy ties don't get a lot of love around here..... :fonz:
     


  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You would have had that been a bit narrower. As I'm not as tall as you, that tie is a bit too wide for me.
     


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    I'm not complaining, I like my ties closer to 4" than 3" anyway :). 3" just looks ridiculous on me, which I am so sad that Drake's (and many other makers) do most of their ties in 8cm only
     


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    That PoW shubimi tie looks exquisite!

    Noodles, where's the action shot wearing the Wu tie? You can let down the Wu Tie Clan.
     


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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    I have a lot of love for burgundy, and that is an absolute beauty. What I don't have is a functioning Paypal account so eBay kopping is generally off limits for now. Congrats Pingson. :)
     
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    Very soon. The weather is just too dang cold and rainy. But you shall see the Wu tie and the Cappelli very soon. [​IMG]
     


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    Wearing jacket, tie and jeans. Controversial get-up. Shall I post a pic here to get feedback, thoughts? Or WAYWRN?
     


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