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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Large print neats/medallions.
     
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  2. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    Why would you like non-CBD tie options to go with a CBD suit out of curiosity?
     


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    AJL Senior member

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    Fair question. Picked up the suit some years ago because the measurements seemed spot on and the price was very attractive. This was before I had a fully formed notion of what constituted cbd, which, I'll allow, I may still not. Turns out the fit is spot on (my tailor remarked the suit appeared to be made for me), though I am not, nor have I ever been in a cbd environment. I figured since the suit is a fairly heavy flannel in a dark grey with medium brown chalk stripes that impart an overall brownish cast (as opposed to, say, a charcoal or navy worsted w/ pinstripes) I could get away with funking it up a bit. Am I wrong? Can I break some "rules" here? I suppose I'm not completely averse to the notion of cbd, but I kind of want to avoid the type of small pattern silk neat pictured here. Basically I'm looking for something with a bit of texture and a pop of color, though am open to all tasty/tasteful suggestions.

    What about something rust-y like this Drake's donegal from NMWA: http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/inde...rolled-rust-donegal-herringbone-silk-tie.html
     


  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  5. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    Then what would you suggest?

    Stitchy may be on to something w/large scale patterns, though I'm looking for actual examples and color ways.
     


  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I agree with, Stitch....I think NMWA has some.
     


  7. ridethecliche

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    What's wrong with going full out cbd from time to time?
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Nothing.

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    AJL, I think you should try and find some large print neats/medallions, and post links here, as well as a closer up pic of the suit so we can see the fabric, and then I would feel better suited to make suggestions.
     


  9. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Lots of the new wool striped ties from NMWA would work. And how about this?

    [​IMG]
     


  10. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Not feeling that one, Mr Six. I suppose it might work, but I doubt it would be stellar.

    How about a wide-stripe rep? Or one of those repeating diamond patterns that are so abhorred on this forum but can work well as part of a conservative CBD look?

    Or just a grenadine...
     


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    ^^ocbd and a knit tie. Non cbd, flannel suit appropriate

    Or a bow tie if that's your thing
     
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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Wide stripe is also a good rec.
     


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    Chocolate brown wool or cashmere ties, possibly with a stripe or larger medallions, but the texture alone should be enough. Make sure your shirts have some texture as well, such as end on end or a dressier chambray.
     
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  15. in stitches

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    Yes.
     


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