Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Good on you SB! That chest works better on you than Noodles. So, good on you both.
     


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  3. sugarbutch

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    Noodles suit on the left; the suit I'm wearing today on the right

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  4. Monkeyface

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    This accounts for 95% of the difference. Anyway, it looks great on you suga, wear it in good health!
     
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    even if a good chunk of the difference can be attributed to the angle, this is a pretty wonderful natural experiment for those of us still in the watch and learn phase. between that and the necro'd manton post by @kulata it's been a great couple of days. thanks gents! [​IMG]
     


  6. BespokeKiwi

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    @The Noodles
    - I agree with @Coxsackie 's caution about not replacing the TAG Heuer with another, if you do decide to get a new watch.
    - I've worn TAG and/or TAG Heuer watches for three decades now. From my late 20s and 30s as my work horse casual/smart casual watch. And, then from my 40s onwards as my beat up watch for use during outdoor manual work or adventurous pursuits.
    - But here's were I differ with Coxsackie. While the brand may arguably be improving its aesthetic looks nowadays, I've noticed the mechanical reliability of the movements/crowns has declined during my three decades of regular use. From very reliable in my younger years to very unreliable over the past decade.
    - For example, during the past three decades I've owned four TAG Heuer watches. The first two ran reliably over many years/decades, including during my military service. While the later two required major repairs within the first 12 months of purchase. On a positive note, the repairs were covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
    - Today, I have a small collection of Omega Seamaster watches (both current and vintage models) as my main stay smart casual/dress watches.
    - Tip: If you're on a tight budget now as a married man, then I highly recommend that you consider "vintage watches"--what ever brand that you fancy. In particular, watches from the 50-60s decades seem to fit in well with the today's modern dress aesthetic and SF classic menswear too. Just my 2 cents worth.
     
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  7. Betelgeuse

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    Sugarbutch, that suit looks nice!
     


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    I thought it looked great on Noodles, but there's no doubt it looks great on Sugarbutch, too.
     


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    If you want to start odd jacket/trousers pairing, I feel like if you just stick to blue and brown jackets, then white, khaki/tabacco, mid-light gray, and maybe blue/washed black jeans for trousers, you have some pretty easy matches too. White/cream trousers go with pretty much everything, and if you go with brown/blue jackets I feel like the colors I've listed basically work however you match them unless you don't wear trousers as jackets or something.


    What do you call those kinds of pockets in tailoring? I was thinking of getting a casual jacket made like that in tweed at one point.

    For watches, I'm a die hard seiko fan. They are great imo.
     


  10. FlyingMonkey

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    That jacket is definitely far better on @sugarbutch and anyone who thinks it's just the angle and/or the photography really doesn't know what they are looking at... the suit fits SB better in fundamental ways (shoulders, chest) and flatters his body shape far more, whereas for @The Noodles it only accentuated the worst - he could see and feel this and he wasn't wrong. This has been a good deal for both.
     


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    Nevermind. That's not old....

    I thought they had a drop number as well. Oh well. Thanks for posting those!
     
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    Yeah I mean I am not experienced enough to say but to my eyes it looks way better on sugarbutch. It's not bad on noodles but I'm surprised how many people insist on him keeping it.

    Sorry RTC but I think there's nothing wrong with noodles just owning 80% navy and blue suits. He clearly looks best in those. =P
     


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    The jacket definitely looks better on Sugarbutch than on Noodles. Better is the keyword here. Same can be said of the Formosa on Murl. Doesn't mean Noodles should sell the Formosa too, just means the problem is definitely Noodles... :D

    That Polo is probably one of the better RTW fits Noodles will get unless he goes BnTailor ;)
     
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