Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I thought you wife was the one who dragged you to Neiman Marcus for those ties? (The genesis of this thread)
     
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  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Low blow , sir.

    And to rest of y'all, I asked my wife simply cus (she has my balls) both were Formosa suits and wanted to get what looked better to her.
     


  3. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    IDIOT!
    I was not even married. Re-read chapter 5 of this thread!
     


  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Is she looking over your shoulder.....?
     


  5. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    NO, THIS IS MRS. NOODLES!
     


  6. ridethecliche

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    Even better: she's telling him what to write.

    Shouldn't talk shit because I'm single, but what's ever stopped me before lol.
     


  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Then-fiance, same thing. I'm talking about the person not the temporal relationship status!!!

     
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    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Waitwut
     


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    Today we learn that mr and mrs noodles are one and the same person. This thread is crazy.
     
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    I bought boots for my spouse without telling them. They were annoyed. :(
     


  12. ridethecliche

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    Overheard during an SF member's proposal:

    "I'd get on a knee, but there pants are designer."

    Made up but probably true.
     


  13. Monkeyface

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    I bought awesome black watch, single pleated shorts for my girlfriend, and she loves them. Except she won't wear them when I'm not around, as guys start staring too much apparently. One even started clapping, which crosses the line IMHO.

    Now I have to make sure that the clothes I get her are sexy, but not too sexy.
     


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    mdancel Well-Known Member

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    One of my other hobby's is bicycle racing. Regarding bikes we talk about the right number of bikes to have is = to n - 1. n being the number of bikes that causes her to leave you. I guess this applies to suits as well :)

    I’ve been married 9 years and we have always shared finances. When we first got married we had two nice salaries and no kids. At that time we discussed only major purchases which for us at that time was anything over $250. The last 4 years have been pretty lean as I left my career to support my wife's career and we had two kids. By necessity we've gotten a little bit better at managing our funds. Now we try to plan most of our purchases. I’m looking forward to this new career as I get to wear suits and have a salary again!

    All this ties (pun intended) into my 5 tie budget for this year. Several reasons.... 1) I have many ties that were given to me as Christmas gifts and a handful of ties from tie bar that I picked up a few years ago. 2) I’ve got to educate my wife on why a $50+ tie is better than a $10 tie at Marshalls.

    I’m hoping once she sees the quality ties on me she’ll be more willing to let me get more ties this year.

    Thanks for the tip to look on eBay and sales. I’ll work to find something equal to my first 5 from Hober. I really don’t want to just buy something on eBay because it was a good price and not a staple I need as I build out my collection.
     


  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Regardless, start with two ties from Hober. A grenadine should definitely be among them if you want to impress upon your wife the qualities of a fine tie. A second might be:

    https://www.samhober.com/new-linen-tie/midnight-blue-belgian-linen-tie.html

    or

    https://www.samhober.com/oxford-weave-silk-ties-en/oxford-silk-tie-clone-clone-en-2.html

    I asked my wife to go through my Hobers and tell me what would impress her most knowing little of ties (excluding grenadine, which is the obvious choice). She chose a linen and an oxford.
     


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