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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    I like a tricolour, just got one in actual fact....
     
  2. jfrater

    jfrater Senior member

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    Yeah I need to get my location and photos sorted out once and for all! Alas the day has passed and I am no longer wearing that :( new pic of today's clothes coming soon
     
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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    I await the next combo with great excitement.
     
  4. Kira

    Kira Senior member

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    You have thirteen trousers... why the odd and 'unlucky' number?
     
  5. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    It's more or less just what happens when you have twelve pair and then buy another ...

    Cheers,

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  6. jfrater

    jfrater Senior member

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    Okay - here's today's outfit.

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    Jacket: Belvest
    Tie: Hober (@Claghorn recommended purchase)
    Shirt: Kiton
    Trousers: Brioni
    Shoes: Allen Edmonds
     
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  7. WhereNext

    WhereNext Senior member

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  8. WhereNext

    WhereNext Senior member

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    Thanks!
    Annnnnnnnnnnnd, added to my Wish List on Hober.
    How many folds is yours? The knot and dimple look great.
     
  9. jfrater

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    It is a self-tipped four fold I think. I always get 58" long and 3.5 wide.
     
  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The pants, shoes, and tie all go together. Very casual. That shirt, however, screams "banker," and a double breasted jacket with that much structure--trip patch aside--is similarly very business.

    Wool trousers.

    Wool.

    Trousers.
     
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    Wool trousers are in the mail - I promise :)
     
  12. heldentenor

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    Love the tie and will be following your lead on a rough Thai silk when spring hits here in the States, jfrater. I think the biggest incongruity here is between the jacket and the shoes. Clags wants you to keep the shoes and change the jacket, but I think this isn't a terrible fit if you put on some lighter brown bluchers or monks and tropical wool trousers, either.

    For what it's worth, I love the idea of patch pockets with a double-breasted jacket, but Clags is right--this one's inconsistent in its formal/casual elements. There's an Eidos in the B&S thread that to my mind gets a bit closer to consistency.
     
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    I think I have 16. Two are on one bar, but I am sure you can't see that. Plus two more that I won't get tailored for a while since they won't be worn till summer. Plus some denim. Regardless, I am not superstitious.
     
  14. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think it is available anywhere. I have one and can post a pic of it later.
     
  15. WhereNext

    WhereNext Senior member

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    Thanks. I'm obviously a bit shorter as I go 52" for length but like the 3.5" width as well. I've tended to get my non-grenadines from Hober in 6-folds, but that one looks pretty darn good with 4.
     
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    Is this better?

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  17. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    I think Claghorn should be a professional fashion consultant.

    I don't like the pockets on the jacket, @jfrater . But that's a personal taste.
    I think a SB jacket would have been better a combo with the rest of your outfit.



    A solid shirt would have made this perfect to me.
     
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  18. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    That's still a pretty formal jacket with the shoes. For me the jacket you wore yesterday is a better match for shoes like you're wearing today. Keep in mind that I'm just giving opinions here; you shouldn't dress to placate my preferences or anyone else's.
     
  19. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Noodle, I thought that is what he was already?
     
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