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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. The Noodles

    The Noodles Senior member

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    Fudge...Walmart gift card would have been way better.
     
  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    sell the card... put the $$$ towards something you really want... BNT suit?
     
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  3. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I much prefer TF Tobacco Vanille to Tobacco Oud. I realy like TF Italian Cypress as well.

    Anyways, I wouldn't sell the giftcard, Noodles. You only get 83% of the value. Much better to use it for a future gift for your wife, and then save the $500 for a BNT suit.
     
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  4. archibaldleach

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    Fair points. I think I'd do black monks before bluchers / derbys, but that's just me. I feel like one would get more use out of a similar shoe is brown, so it may be a bit lower on the priority list.
     
  5. MDeKelver

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    Same, when I am lucky enough to have fabric for this.
     
  6. Swangerman

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    Very nice shoes...and a good fit on them. A personal peeve of mine is when the center lacing seam on oxfords splay wide open. These are pretty close to touching the entire way up which can be hard to achieve.
     
  7. MDeKelver

    MDeKelver Senior member

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    Nice.
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  8. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Thanks.

    Right back at ya.
     
  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This.
     
  10. Cleav

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    Exciting! I am now in Auckland so I can visit the tailor tomorrow to get some bespoke clothing made up! I'll let you all know how it goes. My plan is to get:

    1. Light grey cool weight trousers
    2. Autumn weight light grey flannel trousers
    3. Jacket with patch pockets so the trousers and jacket can be used as a template for a blazer suit.
    4. Business shirt as a model for Luxire (whom I have paid in advance for 15 shirts - just waiting on the perfect fit to send them to get the process going).

    Finally - what do you think of this fabric for a blazer or suit? It's fairly expensive but very beautiful I think. Thoughts? NOTE: This isn't for my tailor tomorrow - this is a future fabric purchase.

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  12. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    The English-Hungarian Shitkicking Team :slayer:

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  13. Pliny

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  14. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    Love the CJ highbury
     
  15. in stitches

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    Im having a hard time figuring out what that would look like made up in a full garment. Would it essentially resolve to navy or is there too much color?
     
  16. jfrater

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  17. in stitches

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    Yeah idk, still hard to say for me. It me awesome and it might be kind of weird once made up. Ill leave it to others to voice their opinions.
     
  18. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    @jfrater, that fabric just seems like it would look weird made up.
     
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  19. jaywhyy

    jaywhyy Senior member

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    Looks like carpeting more than jacketing, let alone suiting.
     
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  20. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    He's wearing a poplin tab collar shirt, and it's just wrong for him to wear bluchers with a suit. James Bond is supposed to know how to dress, and a Brit that's well dressed would never wear black bluchers with a smooth worsted suit. The way he's dressed in that movie is awful, but we don't need to have that discussion again.
     
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