Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Why are these places so far awayyy from work... Well I mean they're not really that far as they would be annoying to get to over lunch. I guess the back bay location is atleast relatively do-able.

    I need it by next wednesday. I think a week is reasonably. I'll bring it to work tomorrow to drop off over lunch.
     
  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Paging @unbelragazzo


    Her sense of fit is definitely off. A Zegna 40R works for you. A 38R does not

    I think she is drawn to some of the stylistic details of the Zegna, rather than the fit. Maybe she is drawn to the slimmer lapels and leaner chest of the Zegna?

    Formosa is a traditional Neapolitan cut. A cousin of the London Drape cut
    -Soft shoulders
    -Fuller chest with vertical folds of cloth ("drape")
    -Fuller lapels​

    Zegna is a slimfit version of a Continental cut
    -Moderately padded shoulder with slight roping
    -"Cleaner" chest (no vertical folds of cloth)
    -Slimmer lapels


    You might want to stick to brands like Zegna, Corneliani, Samuelsohn, Canali if you want a fit that is more on par with Zegna. Those have cleaner chests and slimmer lapels these days
     
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  3. GasparddeColigny

    GasparddeColigny Senior member

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    The shorter length of the earlier jackets are part and parcel of fashion oriented suits and likely a reason she favors those. Shorter jackets often means higher buttoning points. The balance of your Formosa is much better, she just needs to learn to deal with it!!!
     
  4. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    The 1st pic is Formosa. I am done with overpriced Zegna suits. Last time I checked, their lapels were slim and length of jackets were short.

    I think the Formosa, with its tradtional features, make it seem like it is old fashioned. Whatever, I cuss out loud when I put on the Formosa cus it looks so darn good in comparison to what I am used to wearing. Bawse look.
     
  5. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    When was the last time you 'criticized' your wife for liking the clothes she liked or calling her out because something looked too young or too old?
     
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    kulata Senior member

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    That familiar feeling....Déjà vu
     
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    Noodles wringing his hands?
     
  8. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    This thread is simultaneously helpful and facedesk worthy.
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    Would you rate it one or two facedesks?

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  10. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Sometimes one, sometimes two, sometimes facedesk.
     
  11. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Sometimes I just don't understand Noodles.

    Le sigh
     
  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Lol. When we go shopping and she asks me for my thuts, I give it to her. I have said much worse things to her. Haha.
     
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    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Ouch. No wonder she hates your new suits then.
     
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    When I ask my partner for opinions we disagree like 40% of the time. It always turns out they are right after all. They know much less about the rules and conventions of menswear but I swear they have a much keener eye/natural taste than I do by far.

    Anyway, I've finally gotten my shirts and tried on a stripe blue shirt with the tweed. Muchh better than white. This one is a bit bold though. I did get a more subtle stripe that I'll use in the future, I just wanted to try this one on.

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    You may note that I finally had a haircut, even if it's still too long. I like it that way. That's just how it is. Also, I've sewed on those MoP inlay buttons on my blazer. I am so proud. It's impossible to get them to sit straight though, I think that's just the nature of metal buttons without holes, but eh, whatever.

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    (picture of my longer hair to compare, just to prove that I did have a haircut)
     

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