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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    Thanks y'all. I will look into it.
    I am going to Korea May 2015 and have made contact with B&Tailors. They said they deal with clients who are in a rush. Will e-mail incontro soon to see how it will work out. The person that lives with me wants me to get another Galaxy suit. I am not going to let that happen again. I want B&Tailor to remake my wedding suit with proper measurements.
     


  2. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Over / under on how many windowpane / POW suits Noodles will have 12 months from now...
     


  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Lol Noodles is an impetuous moran.



    Con:

    He will loose out on stuff that he aught not to have

    Pro:

    This thread will never die
     


  4. The Noodles

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    It's a whole marketing scheme! More hits on this thread, more money for me!

    ...oh [email protected], this isn't YouTube.
     


  5. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    ^ Noodles is indeed a unique creature. I suppose his continued need for intervention keeps this thread open and allows others to come in and get the help they need.
     


  6. The Noodles

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    I think I am just really...stupid.
     


  7. FlyingMonkey

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    I'm lucky in that I can wear both structured and less structured jackets. I favour a slightly firmer shoulder in suits and less so in odd jackets, although that's by no means a hard and fast rule.

    However, this really has nothing to do with what suits me or indeed what we like when we see it on a model or a mannequin. This actually goes back to what I've been banging on about here for a while now. I think there is too much unthinking praise here for the clothes, based on the brand or the cut, fabrics and details etc., as opposed to how the clothes actually look on someone in particular cases. The discussion above was basically "but that is a nice suit" vs. "that suit does not look good on you". The former argument is beside the point. Surely the latter is the primary thing, the foundation.

    The important thing is not whether the cut is 'British', 'Neapolitan' or 'Milanese' (etc. etc.) or whether the material is vicuna harvested by virgins on moonlit nights, or whether the suit is 3-roll-2 or 2.5, or how much handwork there is, but whether the clothes tactually fit and flatter you. And there is no particular brand or house style that will suit everyone's build equally well. Classic male style in the end should be about finding what works for you, what flatters your build and makes you feel and look like, if not a million dollars then certainly more than you shelled out whoever - whether it be ebay, SuSu, NMWA or your tailor.

    So, yes, some people would actually benefit from a more structured cut - whether or not they have been convinced by the prevailing #menswear winds that unstructured is the way to go. And @The Noodles , I would say, is someone who looks better with a bit more of a structured shoulder, a bit of swell to the chest and some waist suppression. Not just anyone. Not everyone. And when we see that he (or anyone else) looks good and has found what suits them, we should say so - just as we should point out when something, however fashionable or well-constructed, does not work for them.
     
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  8. akoustas

    akoustas Senior member

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    This.

    I think he did well by selling that number. If you're not feeling it then it's fine to let it go. Sure it fit "alright" and was a nice piece. But I've sold all my my "alright" pieces and used the proceeds towards something I really like. I've gone from 10 suits to 7 and couldn't be happier to have a lineup i'm excited to wear each time.
     
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  9. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Doodals, you are what you are. A charming young man hell-bent on self improvement for all the right reasons. That coupled with a self-deprecating, yet positive, bring it all on attitude makes for a compelling if not sometimes frustrating journey for us all. Keep on! :nodding:

    That is all.
     


  10. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Having met you in person on more than one occasion, I can confirm...



    ....that that is 100%....





    FALSE!
     


  11. The Noodles

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    THANK YOU! I may have made a mistake in selling the RLP suit in eyes of some people. However, I want great stuff for me in my closet. I just was not feeling it so I gave it to someone who can look bawsie in it.

    Self-deprecating, definitely. I don't want to give the impression that I don't listen to people. Heck, I went from 38R Zegna suits to 40R Formosa suit(s). I tried the neats that people recommended me despite my initial reluctance. I do change but if I just don't like something I just don't like it. Thanks for the kind words, sir! [​IMG]



    On the subject of this thread will never end until I learn to stand on my own or take the training wheels off (at least that's how I read it), I think this thread should continue to go on regardless. I sure fuel the heck out of it and I may hog this thread but I am pretty darn sure that people actually learn from each other by sharing.
     


  12. The Noodles

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  13. kulata

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    I'll pretend I didn't read all that :crazy:

    That Polo suit flatters Noodles and he has sold it to a sharp and lucky guy. The End
     


  14. ridethecliche

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    Totally agree. Sure he has a preference for Formosa right now which is fine, but the PRL suit was a different style/structure altogether and he wears both well. The main thing is that he wasn't comfortable in the pattern which is an altogether different issue.

    I think people are a little nuts over draped chest over here right now. Calling the chest style there (full chest?) bra-like was kind of hilarious. It's a pretty classic silhouette.
     


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    Let's see Hallmark top that one.
     


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