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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    So, to sum up: four posters chime in. All three options now have at least one detractor.

    Who says the Noodles thread makes people spend money?
     
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  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Lolz.

    But how could anyone hate those loafers? Great color, excellent shape. Suuueeeede. Whats not to like!
     
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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd like suede loafers to be a little more rounded. Chiseled like that make me think of footwear on the more formal end of the spectrum.

    I only have on pair of loafers, cordovan penny loafers from AE. But if I had two...or if I could do that purchase over again:

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  4. jfrater

    jfrater Senior member

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    Those are nice! Consider them purchased :)
     
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    One detractor for each but some love for each - so I'm happy :)
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Great attitude, jfrat.

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    I too have but one pair of loafers:

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  7. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    I am done! Just whapped up prep'n for the yr end boawd meeting. Getting home at midnight displeased someone.

    Glad to see that this thread is very active and is actually talking about menswear.

    As for this thread causing mohr people to kop, I think there is a very strong correlation between time spent here and kopp rate.
     
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  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Other than your suit, this thread hasn't really affected my rate of acquisition. If anything, it's slowed. I've even skipped the last two sales at my favorite local shop.
     
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  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know helping others shop and hunting down good ties on sale somewhat curbs my desire to buy.
     
  10. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    The economy considers you both intensely dislikable degenerates.
     
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  11. jfrater

    jfrater Senior member

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    Can I please get opinions on this combination:

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    Tie is liberty shetland wool
    Pocket square is liberty
    Jacket is hickey freeman.
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    I agree great attitude there. :nodding:

    + I have zero loafers :)
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    I think the tie is a bit too dark for the rig, but the rest is legit. Id try a green tie that pics up on the green of the square.
     
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  14. jfrater

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    Those are very nice - I have a pair very similar in grey coming!
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Most excellent news!
     
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    Darkside Senior member

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    Thank you guys for alerting me on Spier and Mackay. I have been having trouble finding well-fitting pants for under 180$ and I want to revamp my trouser wardrobe. I am going to buy 2 to start so I can assess the fit, but I was wondering which ones you guys would say are the "staples," that you find yourself reaching for the most.

    I am definitely ordering one of the ubiquitous mid-gray flannels:

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    Grey Birdseye
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    Navy "SoHo"
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    Medium Blue Sharkskin
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    Light Gray Sharkskin
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    Any suggestions and recommendations are welcome.
     
  17. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    Honestly? The only wool staples I've seen on Spier and Mackay's website are the gray flannels and the camel flannels.

    Birdseye is great for suits, sometimes okay for sportcoats, and always, always looks like orphaned suit trousers in an odd trouser fit. Ditto for the navy SoHo--navy trousers can be nice, but they need a bit of texture to differentiate them from mismatched suit trousers.

    That leaves sharkskin (another traditional suiting fabric). Others may disagree, but if you need a second pair of trousers right now for $55, they work okay. They are not a staple, however. I would even buy two pairs of the gray flannels and rotate them before buying the sharkskin.
     
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    I knew I liked you for a good reason.
     
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    I appreciate the sound advice. I will probably go with the camel and gray to start. These will be worn at the hospital with a white coat so the context of a jacket is less vital for me. Also, I normally dress what would be considered casual on the CM spectrum on weekends (chinos/denim with an OCBD).
     
  20. MDeKelver

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    Oxfords: The vamp is one piece. 1,3,4
    Derbies: 2,9, etc.

    Oxfords: Quintessential suit shoe in black cap toe. Always a bit more formal than Derbies.

    Derbie in black: Something I don't understand.

    Balmoral: A black oxford cap toe, no punch or brogueing. This is the one shoe you are missing. See this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/362365/the-quintessential-dress-shoe-black-cap-toe-oxford
     

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