Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

    Messages:
    14,746
    Likes Received:
    2,331
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Your grey chalkstripe Polo suit looks to be a heavier weight flannel based on the pictures...
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    8,372
    Likes Received:
    4,565
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Also, although I love flannel dearly, it's not the most durable fabric. It's recommended to let it rest two days between wears. So if your suit rotation is somewhat limited, it may not be the best choice.
     


  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

    Messages:
    3,379
    Likes Received:
    2,998
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    
    Yes. It is definitely warmer.

    Blue plaid vs navy birdseye.
    [​IMG]


    Thx for the info.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014


  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    8,372
    Likes Received:
    4,565
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Washington, DC


  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

    Messages:
    3,379
    Likes Received:
    2,998
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    Excerpt from unbelragazzo's interview with Mr. Field.

    Narrows my options. Thx again.
    What's your favorite fabric to work with?

    Obviously, wool – 100% wool. For a mill, Lesser. The weave, I'd say birdseye. Birdseye performs so well over the years. Occasionally you get little pulls or something, but it's a very long-lasting fabric. It hangs well, doesn't wrinkle too much, and has natural give to it.


    On a aide note, Mr.Field did say the Blue Plaid Formosa suit is very nice. Just piling on where unnecessary.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014


  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

    Messages:
    69,060
    Likes Received:
    31,230
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Colorado Rocky Mountains
    Birdseye is teh ish.
     


  7. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

    Messages:
    3,379
    Likes Received:
    2,998
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    @in stitches
    Can u bless us with ur PoW pic?
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

    Messages:
    69,060
    Likes Received:
    31,230
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Colorado Rocky Mountains
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


  9. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

    Messages:
    3,379
    Likes Received:
    2,998
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014


  10. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

    Messages:
    1,872
    Likes Received:
    2,499
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    The chair in front of the house cracks me up every time. If I did that my wife would go from slightly bemused by my forum participation to entirely mocking.
     


  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

    Messages:
    69,060
    Likes Received:
    31,230
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Colorado Rocky Mountains
    :) It was a fun exercise.

    Noodles, worth noting, as compared to the Birdseye, this fabric is a flannel I would say, PoW is just the pattern.
     


  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

    Messages:
    3,379
    Likes Received:
    2,998
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    His majesty creates masterpieces where laymen cannot.

    Thx for contributing.

    My choices have been narrowed down to navy birdseye and sharkskin.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014


  13. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

    Messages:
    69,060
    Likes Received:
    31,230
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Colorado Rocky Mountains
    Thnx!!

    Any time, buddy.

    Id go birdseye first.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014


  14. BespokeKiwi

    BespokeKiwi Senior member

    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    113
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2013
    Location:
    New Zealand & South East Asia
    @The Noodles
    - Your appearance is sleek (slim, despite your periodic weight concerns) and high contrast (black hair and fair skin) which is why dark solids are very flattering on you.
    - In contrast, SeaJen's chalk strip suit appears darker than your's in the pictures above (p879).
    - So, it doesn't surprise me that others (including she who lives at home) don't find your above chalk stripe very flattering on you, compared to your other purchases.
    - Alternatively, a darker shade of grey like SeaJen's (p879) or a pin stripe on mid night blue etc might be more flattering on you.
    - Anyway, I think you need to be careful when experimenting with more muted and non-sleek fabrics, as they may not gel well with your high contrast and sleek appearance.
    - While I'm not Asian myself, I do share your high contrast appearance too and have similar fabric selection issues. Just my 2 cents worth.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014


  15. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,068
    Likes Received:
    3,023
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Location:
    NY
    You won't go wrong with either...birdseye or sharkskin...they are both classic suiting materials...
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by