Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Have you considered MTM? At the $200 price point, depending where you are, you should be able to get one made. You seem pretty aware of RTW shortcomings to marry yourself to something off the peg. I think you'd do fine to have one made. You can also go the online route, though it's best to get your measurements and fit down with a true tailor first.
     
  2. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    I've been trying to avoid this, but yes, I realize that in the end this may be the only way to get a shirt that fits reasonably well in all measurements. It seems like such a hassle: find a decent shirtmaker, determine measurements and desired details. Then make corrections when first shirt is off in various ways. I guess some people relish this process. I do not, at least conceptually.
     
  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Just drop shipped from Italy!!!!!!!!

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    I am done kopping ties forawhile. I have reached tie nirvana!!!! (Last tie will be the Hober grenadine that's on the way)









    Also kopped these for about $45 bucks each! My second favorite shirt brand after Barba.

    A royal oxford and an end-on-end

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  4. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @AJL
    AT 200+ you might find a decent bespoke shirt maker in your area.

    There are some MTMs who travel (hemrajani/my tailor) who make good shirts. I suspect they will give you a better fit than what you are finding in OTR. Good selection of fabrics too.
     
  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Good stuff, jrd. LOL last tie. We both know there's no such thing.
     
  6. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    No such thing as a last tie purchase. Only the next one.
     
  7. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Noodles, MonkeyFace is right, why don't you try SuitSupply? The make nice items and you are slim enough to fit in them.
     
  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    @Rudals
    @Claghorn

    Here's how I thick I like my grenadines. Should be able to tie a thin FIH. I thought pink panthers knots were too big.

    Accomplished this by asking for a 3.35 width tie with minimal lining

    Here's the Cappelli grossa's knot

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    Thickness compared to a vintage Paul Stuart fina in navy

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  9. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @jrd

    Did you not tip the blue? How does
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    Compare to the black which is tipped? I'd be interested in a comparison with the hober when you get it.
     
  10. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Noodles, I don't think the Zegna cuts flatter you generally. I would recommend that you go to a good menswear shop with several brands (or a department store that isn't Neiman Marcus) and just try on a bunch of different suits. Don't worry about details like lapels, pockets, or even fabrics. Focus on the cut and fit. Figure out what looks good on you. Don't buy anything until you've settled those bedrock basics.

    Also, you would do well to heed Stitchy's advice about getting someone else to take the fit pics you intend to post for feedback. The salespeople will accommodate you.
     
  11. DeSense

    DeSense Senior member

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    Sorry, double see below.
    (bleeding network on the go here)
     
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  12. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I'm actually quite a cheapass. Those Cappellis are a rarity at retail.
     
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  13. DeSense

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    Can I be your long lost favourite nephew, please?
     
  14. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Nice Cappellis!!!!
    But them shirts for $45?????? Them shirts look mad nice!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Rudals Senior member

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    I am sorry but I think of Suit Supply as...like Target. But MFace does bring up a good point. Why not try different things with minimal damage? Sounds like a plan!
     

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