Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

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

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    will somebody buy me a cucinelli fair isle? thanks

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  2. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    #1 - Is the coat bad with suits? Or is this just a bad coat?
    #2 - Black coats just don't jive with suits?
    #3 - Is it the color or the style of the jacket?
     


  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not that into that one...Fair Isle should be all over and in many earthy colors:

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  4. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I kinda want one of these:

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    Thinking about the blue one. Thoughts?
     
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  5. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Looks like a cable knit snuggie.
     


  6. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Isn't that a good thing?
     


  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Noodles, take a better picture and post it. It's almost impossible to tell anything from what you showed us.
     


  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Also, Stitchy left out gray in his list of desirable coat colors.
     


  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I report, you decide.
     


  10. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    ^Now that's a great Fair Isle sweater.
     


  12. FlyingMonkey

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    On coats, if you are only going to have one, a charcoal (or black) one might do, because it would work reasonably with anything. However, if you're going to have more than one starting from scratch, then I'd start with navy and add a camel / tan coat, then consider others.

    As usual, I have done everything the wrong way around because I've basically acquired things over a period of years when I've seen something that was a superb example of what it was for the price and am yet to acquire a navy overcoat! I have a very basic charcoal Chesterfield, a gorgeous camel-coloured Guard's coat, a heavy black and white herringbone tweed DB coat (that's similar to a Guard's coat but only has 4 buttons), a thornproof westcountry tweed Covert coat, and a heavy khaki cotton coat...
     


  13. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I bet they do, but they are not as versatile as navy/gray/brown/tan.


    1. I dont love that car coat, its just uber meh. Looks look the coat that every dude in the world that went to TJ Maxx or SYMS has.
    2. Depends on the suit, but I think it generally works best with things like gray flannel. Not even joking. Its just a less usable color. Unless you are talking SWD.
    3. In summation, it is both.


    This is true. I even meant to type it but then I forgot.


    Indeed. Thankfully, I am not so much in love with the design in general. I prefer my sweaters to be on the tamer side.
     


  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Well, the nice thing about black is that you can wear it with either a charcoal or a navy suit. Some dudes are reluctant to venture into brown and tan. And tan shows dirt more easily. Not saying that black is necessarily the best choice, just that there are reasons to get it, especially if you're only going to have one coat, and it's by no means been frowned upon historically.

    Too bad. Beard + rugged fair isle sweater = MONSTER WIN.
     


  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wear a chalk stripe charcoal overcoat a lot. Because I feel awesome when I wear it. Also wear my camel hair often, maybe a little more than the charcoal. I have a black--worn once in four years.
     


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