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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Mine shoes are terrible.
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  2. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    One step at a time, sir. :)
     
  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Can we get a tie purge picture?
     
  4. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Good point, I just have too many shoes and have been cleaning them out. Ones I don't wear are the formal ones at the moment as I don't have to dress up for now. Just want to get a real job soon in case I want to do MBA or something like that
     
  5. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Gonna work on that one next, jrd. It will probably be sometime tomorrow. :)
     
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  6. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    I feel like I have a reasonable general plan, not so sure about the foundation on which it rests. Would like some feedback regarding keepers, but also recs on good versatile fabrics and patterns, and possibly particular pieces based on my stated preferences. For example somebody posted a blue wool/silk blend SC w/ patch pockets from HY a day or two ago whose measurements on paper seem to be spot on for me. Wondering if anyone has experience with the actual item or its equivalent and can comment on fit and quality? Would it fulfill one component of my stated plan? That kind of thing. I understand in the end it's a subjective decision, but it seems like a good idea to get help in navigating from those with more time behind the wheel. Aka the Style Council.

    Will try to follow up tomorrow, hopefully with pics. Must. lose. more. lbs.
     
  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    On HY shoes:

    I'm happy with mine. I'll get another pair at some point, probably something like these:
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    A few were purged that maybe shouldn't have been. What looks to be a plain blue striped shirt should be kept (2nd picture), as should the blue and brown tattersall (last picture)
     
  8. Monkeyface

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    Calm down, they're not terrible. They seem a little too big for you though. Do they feel ok when you walk?
     
  9. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  10. jrd617

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    110 ish i believe

    about the same as alden or high end brooks brothers
     
  11. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I've heard good things about the equus bespoke belts. Haven't tried them myself though, but I am planning to do so soon.
     
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  12. Sonny58

    Sonny58 Senior member

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    What are these?
     
  13. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Saved from the fire by Clags.

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    Makes 18 purged and 14 kept.
     
  14. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Long story short, I bought those shoes when I was 180 lbs. Then I went down to 160 lbs, hence the gap in the shoes. I didn't know your feet got smaller when you lost weight.
     
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  15. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    You know, I wouldn't believe this if somebody told me it, but I do think weight loss at least partially contributed to me dropping a half size.
     
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  16. jrd617

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    fatty!
     
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  17. jrd617

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    I vote to burn that blue multi stripe.

    The tattersall is okay
     
  18. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    I assumed Claghorn was talking about the navy and white stripe shirt (I think it was on the bottom of picture 2) rather than that blue and white shirt. Could be wrong, though.
     
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  19. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Yea, I now understand after reading at your guys' responses. Thanks for the help.

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    Still at 18 purged and 14 saved
     
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  20. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Okay, here's Noodle's question of the day.
    I was just checking out Brooks Brothers' Fitz. suit description and AGAIN saw that they have narrow lapels. It appears if I want a trimmed/fitted cut suit that it is going to have these trendy features such as NARROW lapels. So thus far, I've noticed Zegna going narrow on lapels and now BB?
     

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