Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Butterwhat lined?
     


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    mrjester Senior member

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    Do you think dark brown linen could be winter as well?

    It's Phoenix so if it's lined at all, it's probably going to work. Lined jacket plus a scarf at worst.
     


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    Only top part of the shoulders is lined. Google it. W/S/L butterfly lined is probably perfect for what you need.
     
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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    True, I can't afford them either. But here's the thing: it doesn't have to be expensive to be decent. Neither my vintage Omega nor my Seiko diver are worth much more than a couple of hundred dollars, but they're good watches with some integrity. Once you get to $1k or so, there is a plethora of really nice stuff, new as well as used. So don't think you have to be a high roller to enjoy the art.

    However, the caveat is this: "It's just crazy" is what my ex wife would tell me if she heard I'd spent $1k on a watch. Maybe a few years ago I'd have felt the same. But the trouble with watches, or suits, or ties, or (my particular weakness) shoes, the more you know, the more you think it's justifiable to spend. "Crazy" and your definition of it, can move a hell of a long way north in a very short time!

    Definitely. I also live in a climate where it's never cold. The disadvantage is that days for heavy flannels and tweeds can be counted on one hand, and then only if you really want to (I really want to). But the advantage is that whether you're in the mood for navy, brown, beige, linen, lightweight wool or whatever, any day is a good day. My brown linen jacket has quite a loose weave, and a soft, slubby texture. I find that just as autumnal in look with grey worsted trousers as it is summery with cream or white. It is half lined, like MF describes.
     


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    Not exactly. There are purported functional advantages to those two. Mechanical watches are technically inferior to cheaper alternatives. Whether that matters is a value judgment for the consumer to make. A better analogy is old cars with carburetors and no electronics vs. modern cars with fuel injection, stability/launch control, etc. The latter may be better at everything but less desirable to a given enthusiast.

    Personally, I don't like wearing something on my wrist, so it's unlikely that I'll ever get into watches, no matter how much discretionary income I might have.
     


  6. ridethecliche

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    I just have a hamilton khaki field auto chrono. I like it. I love some IWC's though. Perhaps one day I'll buy a used one, but I think I'd prefer to get a used omega dress watch first maybe.
     


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    I think I'm a one watch kinda guy. Moonwatch ftw
     


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    My point is really that whatever the relative merits of construction, we do rather romanticise them nevertheless: if I, in typical iGent style, am rotating thirty pairs of shoes and caring for them like children, even my cheapest goodyear welted or blake stitched items are going to live longer than I am. But I still want those hand-welted beauties because they're just what they are.

    But, yes.

    Good choice (though I would say that); they are extremely cheap if you're not too fussy, and have zero douche points - a system I am inventing in my head for watches.

    Mm-hmm. Tick, tock.
     
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  9. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    I was thinking of going through Luxire to try to get all my options. Unfortunately no blends, really.

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    Here's a SuitSupply jacket I photoshopped. I'd add a hiden placket with horn buttons and not snap. Buttons for all four pockets (showing, not hidden). Brown thick linen. No zipped-away hoodie. Still zip closure behind buttons for the main closure when it gets cold.

    PS, I suck at PS.
     
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  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not a watch guy, though I think watches can be beautiful. Generally what I like isn't what's popular on the watch pr0n thread. Never understood why those watches got so much love until Greg explained that it wasn't chiefly about appearance but about the mechanics underneath. That doesn't speak to me, but I definitely understand how it speaks to some people.

    I'll stick with Movado museum watches. I have three and will be buying Mrs. C something similar in the next couple of weeks. I suppose I do view watches as a piece of jewelry one can tell time on. I've actually worn them after they had stopped, needing a new battery.
     


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    The analogy I like to use is that a quartz watch is like a photograph while a mechanical watch is like a painting. A photograph captures an image much more accurately than the best painting, but no one is paying $40 million for a photograph of a vase with flowers. Why? Because of the human imagination and technical ability that went into producing the painting that is absent with a photograph.
     


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    I've never been a fan of Tags but there's something about a Carrera on a leather strap.

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    If I was spending money on a watch, this would probably be at the very bottom of the list. Nonetheless, a good looking watch IMO
     


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    Y'all are so two-thousand-and-late~~~

    Get with the times folks!

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