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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #400 on: 23 Aug 2008, 09:42 »

Wearing only black removes a lot of the thought from getting dressed. You stop thinking about whether things clash because everything obviously goes with everything else. It does however mean that on the rare occasion that I do wear colours it means I have no fucking clue what I'm doing. The majority of my wardrobe has been black for the last seven years so I'm a little out of practice.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #401 on: 23 Aug 2008, 09:43 »

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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #402 on: 23 Aug 2008, 09:47 »

Man.. I don't think any colours clash if they're the right wear.

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(I kid, I love seeing older guys that are usually dads be fashionable.)
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #403 on: 23 Aug 2008, 09:51 »

They also know what's not up.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #404 on: 23 Aug 2008, 12:53 »

I just don't do bright colors, or, to be more accurate, if I had the money to get my ideal wardrobe, I wouldn't wear bright colors, as it is, I have a bunch of shirts I got for free that are brighter than I would like. I wouldn't do the all black wardrobe, but you can get dull greens and browns and blues, maybe reds, all of which go together decently (well, maybe not red and green, unless you are Freddy), and have some variety. Monochrome can be very striking, though.

The sartorialist has some odd fashion choices on there, but it also has good ones, it just seems to be more tilted towards businessy looks. Some of those, I would like wearing if I were going to a formal occasion, but not normally.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #405 on: 23 Aug 2008, 14:55 »

Wearing only black removes a lot of the thought from getting dressed. You stop thinking about whether things clash because everything obviously goes with everything else.
I won't go so far as wearing only black, but the vast majority of what I wear is either black/a dark shade of whatever color or white. It makes everything easier in terms of picking something that doesn't clash, and I need all the help I can get there. I don't have very good fashion sense to begin with and I'm partially colorblind.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #406 on: 23 Aug 2008, 17:31 »

Eh, the problem i have with only-black wardrobes, is that well, its so mono-tone!

Also, normz, if you do end up getting those shoes you are daydreaming about, i totally demand pikturs!
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #407 on: 24 Aug 2008, 18:06 »

Here you go, Liz:


This one is just grey, and kind of boring, I guess, but I still really like it, because it is very versatile.


This one is just red, so it is a little less boring than the grey one, and works well with lots of shirts I have.


This is my favorite one. I like the colors and the pattern, and it goes well with outfits like:


this. Which is the kind of thing I would wear alot in the colder months.

So, yeah. Sweater vests.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #408 on: 24 Aug 2008, 20:33 »

Sweater vests and argyle. Oh you are so great, Robbie.

More things Liz likes! I don't know if I could pull it off, but if I could I would wear the hell out of this dress:


Same for this one:


Also, hello vintage-inspired swimwear!
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #409 on: 24 Aug 2008, 20:45 »

Oh my god. Vintage inspired swimwear = yes!
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #410 on: 24 Aug 2008, 20:45 »

Oh my god, I need that bathinsuit.

I have a big white hat w/ red accents and white heels  w/ red accents that would look killer with it.

Not to mention it's pretty much designed for my body type
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #411 on: 24 Aug 2008, 20:47 »

It also comes in black, white, and a pretty black and white pattern.

(It is $350)
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #412 on: 24 Aug 2008, 20:51 »

I actually have a pretty similar suit, only the strap is thinner, and there's more of a skirt thing at the bottom. It is pretty sexy pin-up style I think; though A Boy says I look like a grandma but with better boobs. Jerk. Anyway!

RobbieOC's clothes,

You look like a person I would hang out with.

I need/would like some advice! I am a bridesmaid in a wedding on Saturday. Friday is the practice, and the bride said most people will be wearing "church clothes" I guess, which is like dress up but not formal formal. We're probably going to her littlest brother's football game after, which is outdoors. Right now it's 9:30 pm and 65 F. I can't decide what to wear! I have a bunch of skirts and dresses but I don't think any of them really "fit" the occasion. I've been thinking these black slacks that are pretty narrow, which I usually cuff to "European length", and a white button down shirt with short puffy sleeves (or a nice button down white ruched-front white top with french cuffs that I'd push up) with a nice pair of flats-black or red.

Basically the slacks are the same length and leg opening as below (guy on left), though mine aren't pleated at all, but they do have a front and back crease that I iron in.

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Would that be appropriate? Which top? Should I go with the basic black flats or opt for the bright pop o'color (with maybe matching red lips?)
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #413 on: 24 Aug 2008, 20:58 »

That would work fine, but as it is still summer I would probably go with khaki on the bottom if you have it. Actually my first choice for that occasion would be a skirt and a little sweater set but that might just be me.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #414 on: 24 Aug 2008, 21:38 »

RobbieOC's clothes,

You look like a person I would hang out with.

Would it ruin the illusion if I told you the jeans I was wearing had super huge holes in the knees that are obscured in the picture? Not that I would wear it that way, but I was too lazy to change jeans just for these pics.

Also, how do we, the esteemed, feel about tweed? Because it's pretty much my favorite thing to wear, right after corduroy.
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« Reply #415 on: 24 Aug 2008, 21:58 »

Tweed is hells yes, if done right.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #416 on: 24 Aug 2008, 22:36 »

Second dress and swimsuit.
These are pretty great.

Also: I am going to the city to go shopping tomorrow! I am going to try and find some conservative sweaters that do not make me look like a teddy bear (as they tend to do). Also maybe if I am really lucky maybe some slacks, a jacket, and maybe some boots. I am also going to visit a real nice used suit store that keeps a tailor on hand. I will likely not be able to afford anything there, but I will have a lot of fun looking at everything.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #417 on: 25 Aug 2008, 02:58 »

liz, i highly approve of your taste in dresses.

on the other hand, i hate you for showing me things i want but can never have. thanks a lot.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #418 on: 25 Aug 2008, 03:38 »

This is basically how I look when I wear a short-sleeve shirt to werk:





bathroom fotos because I'm classy.

Those are actually black jeans I am wearing, I am thinking about getting another pair of them in a more jean-like appearance because I like them.  They are by Saxony, and they have a pretty nice cut without feeling overly tight.

I am also trying to get a new pair of casual shoes, but I am not really sure what at the moment.  If I have some kind of idea or find some pics later then I will post moar.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #419 on: 25 Aug 2008, 04:51 »

Man it would be funnier if there was a person hiding in one of those stalls, and you didnt notice until you looked at the photos.

Also, you look pretty dashing I guess, I'll be happier when your hair scruffs up a bit more :P
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #420 on: 25 Aug 2008, 05:41 »

Est: Onitsuka Tigers are pretty much the raddest. They retail for about $180 but they're all over eBay and such for way cheaper (I bought a pair off of eBay for $90-somethin).
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #421 on: 25 Aug 2008, 08:05 »

liz, i highly approve of your taste in dresses.

on the other hand, i hate you for showing me things i want but can never have. thanks a lot.

Thank you, and I apologize. I hate myself for finding things I want but can never have as well.

Est, this is not meant to be creepy, but you bum looks really good in the second picture.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #422 on: 25 Aug 2008, 09:04 »

Haha, est is wearing a short sleeved shirt.
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« Reply #423 on: 25 Aug 2008, 09:11 »


my favourite dress, im really loving floral prints at the moment :D
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« Reply #424 on: 25 Aug 2008, 10:37 »

Man, I cannot get behind the floral prints thing. Makes me think of grandma couches and mattress fabric.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #425 on: 25 Aug 2008, 10:46 »

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« Reply #426 on: 25 Aug 2008, 11:01 »

Aw, now I wish I'd seen what the other post said
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #427 on: 25 Aug 2008, 14:41 »

Hay guys I need girls to luv me lol.

No, but seriously, I'm fashionally inept for the most part. I've taken all of my fashion advice ever from my friend Alan who looks damn good in anything he wears.

here's what I looked like on Sunday:



Now, that's just my hair. I kinda like it like that, usually I just wear it down and it looks all poofy and stupid. I will get a fullbody shot later today after I get off work (and out of this stifling outfit) of what I'll be wearing out to a concert tonight.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #428 on: 25 Aug 2008, 15:03 »

Quite honestly, PantsFTW, a lot of fashion is just about confidence, and some trial and error.

Buy a few nice pairs of pants (including a nice pair of jeans), and some nice, neutral colored shirts. Mix and match, and add on other stuff as you see fit. It's pretty simple really, and can be done relatively cheaply, too!

Also, a lot of fashion is about personality. I am a pretty laid back person, and the clothes I wear reflect this a lot, I think. I wear pretty conservative (as in, they don't really stand out in a crowd), comfortable clothes because that's the kind of person I am. I don't really know you that well, so it's hard to say what kind of clothes you should wear.

I think your hair looks fine in those pictures.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #429 on: 25 Aug 2008, 15:15 »

Your hair's fine, but boring, and your glasses are a bit big.

Generally when you're shopping you should buy what you like and buy what you think goes well together.
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« Reply #430 on: 25 Aug 2008, 17:14 »

Yeah, I will agree on the glasses thing.  I think that their height is ok, but I think they are perhaps a little too wide for your rather slim face.

As for clothes, I don't know about everyone else but I am not too crash hot on grey shirts in general.  I know that is just one picture, but it's all I have to go on so I'm gonna gripe about it.  To me grey shirts are a bit too wishy washy.  Unless they are a dark grey or have a specific strong pattern on them they kind of wash out paler people, which would be an honest description of most people in this thread (including myself).  I loved the QC fighter jet shirt but after seeing a couple of pics of myself in it I had to admit it wasn't the right colour for me.

Also, in the mirror in that first pic it looks like perhaps you have your shirt tucked into your pants there.  If so I would discourage this behaviour most vociferously.  Actually, here's a general question for everyone: do you tuck in t-shirts?  I never do, but I have friends who do.  They tuck their t-shirts into their jeans and then wear a belt.  I really don't like this.  Dress shirts and such, sure.  I mean, I am not so crash hot on wearing belts with jeans and tucking things into them at all, but I know some people who do it and make it look ok.  But to me casual shirts stay un-tucked.

Est, this is not meant to be creepy, but you bum looks really good in the second picture.

It is not creepy!  As I said, I love the cut of these pants.  They are quite flattering without being overly tight!
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #431 on: 25 Aug 2008, 18:48 »

Actually, here's a general question for everyone: do you tuck in t-shirts?  I never do, but I have friends who do.

You can do it when you're a very thin, middle-aged alcoholic.
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« Reply #432 on: 25 Aug 2008, 18:50 »

Only if you have really greasy hair and you tuck the t-shirt into a pair of trackies that are pulled up way too high and show too much ankle.
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« Reply #433 on: 25 Aug 2008, 19:21 »

PantsFTW - I'd tuck the necklace into the shirt or take it off... I'm not a fan of jewelry on men.
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« Reply #434 on: 25 Aug 2008, 22:09 »

Also, in the mirror in that first pic it looks like perhaps you have your shirt tucked into your pants there.  If so I would discourage this behaviour most vociferously.  Actually, here's a general question for everyone: do you tuck in t-shirts?  I never do, but I have friends who do.  They tuck their t-shirts into their jeans and then wear a belt.  I really don't like this.  Dress shirts and such, sure.  I mean, I am not so crash hot on wearing belts with jeans and tucking things into them at all, but I know some people who do it and make it look ok.  But to me casual shirts stay un-tucked.

You can pretty much only make it look fashionable if you're going for the rockabilly look, I think.

I bought a new vest to go with my current favourite suit. I will maybe post a picture of it when I get home, if I remember.

Funny story! Where I'm originally from if you so much as wear a scarf, people in the street will call you a fag and throw rocks at you. My housemate forgot this, and went there on the weekend. He is a fashionable Italian lad and wore a dashing fedora and scarf. People called him a fag and threw rocks at him.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #435 on: 25 Aug 2008, 22:13 »

Where is that? I don't want to have rocks thrown at me!
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« Reply #436 on: 25 Aug 2008, 22:19 »

I am trying to figure out how to dress like a grown-up lady. Please help! Pretty much all I have is jeans and girl t-shirts (threadless and the like). The type of jobs I'm likely to get for the next while don't require truly formal office-type wear, but I am trying to stop dressing like I did all the way through college, which is also how I dressed through much of high school. Today I went out and got the outfit below. (Ignore the fan, check out the mirror art.) The sweater is a very light knit, and the cami is almost as long as the sweater. I really love the pants - they actually have light gray and black pinstripes, though you can't see it in the picture. I also determined today that I really cannot pull off those shapeless knit shirts, not that I'm a big fan of them in the abstract, so no big loss there. Anyways, am I doing a pretty good impression of a responsible adult? What else should I own to help my disguise?

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« Reply #437 on: 25 Aug 2008, 22:33 »

More color, just not really bright or garish ones. A good purse helps quite a bit, as do good shoes.
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« Reply #438 on: 25 Aug 2008, 23:52 »

I agree with Liz; also I think for the sweater, it would look a little better if it was more fitted and a little shorter. It would still be conservative, but not hiding your figure. Alternatively, you could rock a belt across the smallest part of your waist, again to accentuate. I love the pushed up sleeves though, it is like you are emanating "I rolled up my sleeves; I am ready to WORK!". And never ever underestimate the power of a nice fitted button-down shirt.
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« Reply #439 on: 26 Aug 2008, 01:58 »

It is my opinion you pretty much cannot go wrong with a nice black shirt and a decent pair of jeans.





I wore this to work today because I had to move some workstations around and didn't want to wear work gear while crawling around under desks, etc.  Have to do more of the same tomorrow, so it'll probably be casual gear again.

I really need a decent casual jacket though.  Something in between a hoodie and a work jacket or leather jacket.  I have one decent one, but it shrunk in the wash and is now a little too short for me length and arm-wise.  Any suggestions? (other than "buy another one of those jackets in one size larger")

edit: augh oh god, creepy eyes in the first pic.  Awesome.
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« Reply #440 on: 26 Aug 2008, 05:32 »

I am trying to figure out how to dress like a grown-up lady.

Why? The world is boring enough as it is.

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« Reply #441 on: 26 Aug 2008, 06:06 »

i need to figure that out too.
mostly so i can have something decent to wear for job interviews and look older than 12.
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« Reply #442 on: 26 Aug 2008, 06:14 »

Rosie: smart casual is like my specialty. I think you've got it downpat actually, this is my general guide.
You appear to have a summer complexion, your best options are cool light colours (though probably not too much pastels). Nothing too primary, with black or navy as a base. Very pale cream is better than white.

They key is mixing casual and smart elements in the same outfit (sounds obvious right).

- Cute flats and sandals are essential. Have a simple black pair, and any other simple styles you think you can incorporate. Be careful with anything too open-toed, they tend to make your toes splay out and are less 'smart'.

- Make sure you have a dark base colour that suits you. Black, Navy or Brown.  It's okay to have 2, i mix black and brown, as long as you know what clothes/outfits match what base colours.

- Fitted tops. I don't know what these are called. Blouses with collars or a good [u=http://prologo.co.nz/catalog/images/t3402_worn.jpg]neckline[/u]. These look good and smart by themselves, but can be dressed up or down. 3/4 length tops (this is not everyone's thing) make for really good semi-casual. T-shirt sleeves or skinny straps looks more girly or informal. Thick straps and longsleeves look more seirous. Good fitted tops help your body look proportioned. Look at gathers, pleats, darts and lengths to see what kind of tops make your figure look best. Tops which just hang straight work for very few people.

- Layering. Sweaters, cardigans and vests go with tops to soften the edges.

- The right jacket makes a huge difference. Peacoats are fancy, so are any of the long knitted ones. I like cropped bomber jackets myself. Anything fitted is better than a hoodie.

- Fitted Jeans and pants (duh). Pants that don't flare or are too long are best when wearing flats or boots. Straight, slim and bootcut.

- I'm determined that their is a skirt for everyone. You need the right length, the right cut etc, but it's out there somewhere. Skirts and stockings are a great combination as it keeps you warm enough and isn't too revealing if you don't feel like it.

Add interest: Colour highlights and accessories do wonders. They make an outfit pop. A few nice belts, necklaces and scarfs that you can pick up on your way out make your combination seem unique every day.

- Work outfits: Slim dark pants, fitted shirts and neat jackets will get you through most. The right skirts will really help mix things up. In my opinion the right shoes are stylish, but low heeled and closed-toed.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #443 on: 26 Aug 2008, 08:37 »

Yeah, I will agree on the glasses thing.  I think that their height is ok, but I think they are perhaps a little too wide for your rather slim face.
I've actually been wanting to get contacts for a while, but I live in the Valley of the Hellsun and need someone to drive me home after an optomitrist appointment so I don't burn the hell out of my eyes. I also need an eye exam. But I definitely want contacts, I think I look better without my glasses on, I just can't see better.

As for clothes, I don't know about everyone else but I am not too crash hot on grey shirts in general.  I know that is just one picture, but it's all I have to go on so I'm gonna gripe about it.  To me grey shirts are a bit too wishy washy.  Unless they are a dark grey or have a specific strong pattern on them they kind of wash out paler people, which would be an honest description of most people in this thread (including myself).  I loved the QC fighter jet shirt but after seeing a couple of pics of myself in it I had to admit it wasn't the right colour for me.
The shirt is actually a blueish grey, just in that light it looks more grey. When I went out to meet a friends younger sister (the sister is only a year younger than me) I threw a black long sleeved shirt over it and looked pretty good with those jeans on. I usually wear white, yellow, blue, red, or orange shirts. Sometimes brown and green.

Also, in the mirror in that first pic it looks like perhaps you have your shirt tucked into your pants there.  If so I would discourage this behaviour most vociferously.  Actually, here's a general question for everyone: do you tuck in t-shirts?  I never do, but I have friends who do.  They tuck their t-shirts into their jeans and then wear a belt.  I really don't like this.  Dress shirts and such, sure.  I mean, I am not so crash hot on wearing belts with jeans and tucking things into them at all, but I know some people who do it and make it look ok.  But to me casual shirts stay un-tucked.
Yeah, that shirt is also a small and I'm kinda lanky. So it really looks like it's tucked in, and oh god, I wouldn't do that unless I was wearing dress clothes. I usually wear shirts that are a little bit smaller than I need them to be because I like to show off my tattoos.

PantsFTW - I'd tuck the necklace into the shirt or take it off... I'm not a fan of jewelry on men.

Here's the deal with the necklace. My grandma went to England and got my sister and I presents. They were these 'runic' zodiac symbols on a necklace. I put it on in and haven't taken it off for about 6 years. It goes in and out of the shirt depending on what I've been doing. Generally I keep it inside the shirt. It's like a good luck charm for me. And in about another year or so I'll have a second necklace that I have to wear for my job. But I generally try to keep it under my shirt.

So, here's what happened, I didn't get the chance to take any pictures last night to give you some full body shots of me. But they'll happen, probably tonight I imagine.
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #444 on: 26 Aug 2008, 10:05 »

I've decided I am gonna buy a suit, and just wear it all the time. Thoughts on this?
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Re: Let's have a fashion advice thread.
« Reply #445 on: 26 Aug 2008, 10:18 »

Make sure it is an awesome suit. If you succeed, best idea ever!
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« Reply #446 on: 26 Aug 2008, 11:58 »

You should probably get more than one. You will also need a variety of ties and dress shirts, as well as belts, shoes, pocket squares, tie bars, and possibly cuff links to do it properly.
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« Reply #447 on: 26 Aug 2008, 12:06 »

Rosie. Come shopping with me. I will get you all pretty lady-fied!
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« Reply #448 on: 26 Aug 2008, 12:07 »

You should probably get more than one. You will also need a variety of ties and dress shirts, as well as belts, shoes, pocket squares, tie bars, and possibly cuff links to do it properly.

Not really. A black suit and two or three white shirts is all the style you'll ever need.
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« Reply #449 on: 26 Aug 2008, 13:15 »

You'll need a nice watch too. So that you can slide up the jacket sleeve a little look at your watch and sigh impatiently when you're talking to friends or waiting behind someone who is taking too long in a line.
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