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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    You're thinking is correct. The consensus here is that 8-9 cm. is about the sweet spot, so roughly 3.25-3.5 inches.
     
  2. macjedi

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    I just ordered the green-white stripe Vanda tie in 3.5" x 53". All the Hober's I've ordered are 3.5" and I think I like the width, but what are the considerations for going a quarter inch smaller.
     
  3. heldentenor

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    I think for shorter people (and I number among them--as do you, I recall?) it's a negligible difference. One could try to match tie width and lapel width, but a quarter of an inch isn't a huge difference for that purpose.

    Taller men, particularly those with squarer shoulders and fuller chests, really benefit from the extra width in terms of proportionality.
     
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  4. in stitches

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    Same here. Had to cut my food intake by 2/3 to lose real weight. Also, as you get older it gets harder. (no penis joke plz)


    See below. That is the green I was referring to. :)

     
  5. Slh

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    genetic is also important. My parents and grandparents are all skinny ( a little less than when they were young) and I'm 5ft7 at 125lbs :uhoh:
    Luckily I gained some pound in the last year because I was 110lbs before. I don't do any sport and I sit in my ass all day.
    Fresco is hairier than hopsack. The problem with fresco is it can be worn only in summer. Also it doesn't work well with flannel.
     
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  6. Monkeyface

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    Fresco can be worn year round in a 60F-90F climate. Might even be too hot for 90F. I'd go for half lined Fresco, would be much more comfortable than hopsack in those temperatures.
     
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  7. Slh

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    Fresco texture doesn't go as well as hopsack with flannel
     
  8. Monkeyface

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    Why would you be wearing flannel in such a climate? I'm assuming you're talking about flannel shirts, because a flannel suit would be much too warm.
     
  9. Slh

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    I'm talking about flannel trousers. There are days when the temperature drops at 55F which is for us, cold.
    And we wear flannel trousers. I'm looking to commission a jacket and I think hopsack would be nice because I like the texture and it is suited for the temperatures here. Ideal for the summer and ok for the winter when worn with flannell trousers. Fresco texture doensn't go well with flannell trousers.
     
  10. The Noodles

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    No, not the clown! But you love the attention! [​IMG]
     
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  13. Monkeyface

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    How can you be bored and work and still be too tired to do something after? I'm always looking forward to the end of the day, so I can go for a walk along the Thames with my girlfriend, maybe go for a drink or a quick dinner, catch a movie, workout together, etc.
     
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    I am trying out the no eating between 8pm-12pm besides a piece of fruit in the AM. Also drastically cut my beer and wine intake in favor of Tequila drinks. Makes for a lot less hangovers in general and the body feeling like crap from all the carbs and sugars.
     
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    @The Noodles I do highly recommend cutting out diet soda. I did so a few years ago and am very happy with the decision.
     
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  16. Monkeyface

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    I've cut all beer, and max one glass of wine. Drink plenty of whisky and bourbon though. The calories and carbs in a pint of beer are just not worth it. Light beer tastes like crap, and the craft/microbrewery beers are usually high calorie.
     
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    That's pretty intense. Do you sleep from like 8:30 PM to 11:30 AM?
     
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    Oh man, that's too bad. Nothing worse than working hard at a job you don't like. Hope you can figure something out! Luckily it's Friday!
     

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