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Comment by Jim on June 17, 2015 at 10:54am

 i was discussing the term "simplistic luxuries" the other day and i used James Bond as an example.  he tied his ties with a four-in-hand because he thought anything more was narcissistic.  in Casino Royale, he used a wooden shave bowl.  He hardly wore peaked lapels unless it was a tuxedo jacket.  the majority of websites refer to the name brand of suit or watch, not the STYLE.  i propose we start a description list of what we think James would use/wear.   

starting with the morning routine:

shaving - safety blade razor with silver-tipped badger brush and wooden or simple ceramic bowl(maybe an AOM cup?)  HAIRBRUSH - wooden-handled military brush to match the shaving brush.  

I'll continue if you think this is a good thread.

Comment by Erick on April 5, 2015 at 1:09pm

Was just fitted for a bespoke shirt yesterday. I'll keep you all posted as to my experience, if you'd like.

Comment by Mal on May 20, 2012 at 6:05pm

I have become accustmed to dressing in a Formal manner, most of the time. Morningsuit by day, and or tradional Tuxedo, or White tie buy night. Stiff collars and boild front shirts.

Feels great to be the best dressed!

Comment by Don on March 14, 2012 at 11:18pm

I have a few tattersall shirts in my wardrobe. have to look at herringbone patterns next.

Comment by Joe Dreyfuss on March 14, 2012 at 9:04pm

I'm close to your size and I find pinstripes and tattersall accentuate height over width while still remaining formal. You can also go with grounded patterns, like herringbone.

Comment by Don on March 14, 2012 at 8:33am

My office environment is little different. Here its mandated to wear a tie on Mondays & Tuesdays whereas the other days its business casuals. However, only few people wear a a suit here due to the weather in India! :)I am already wearing whites & blues to work. Majority begin solid, pin stripes & few checks in light blue. I am also wearing checks- the smallest squares since I belong to the tall category. I am 6'2 & 220 pounds so I guess checks are okay to accentuate the build. Any other suggestions for tall man like me?

Comment by The Dutch Dastard on March 14, 2012 at 7:35am

It rather depends on what you want and whether you're wearing a tie or not. If you're looking for formal, wear a jacket.

No to answer your question: If you're wearing just a shirt in a formal environment, never do a pattern. Just go for a solid white or blue shirt. If that's to formal you can do striped, but never checked. In a less formal environment stripes are good, checks are ok. Plaid is far out. (for me the difference between plaid and checked is the size of the squares).  

When wearing just a shirt, you don't have a jacket to cover up any excess material in the back, so make sure it is a fitted (more or less slim fit) shirt. When not wearing a tie, make sure you by one collar size down from what you would be wearing usually, for this makes for a much better 'open' fit.

Good luck!

Comment by Don on March 14, 2012 at 3:25am

What shirt colors do you men prefer to work when not wearing a suit? And what patterns are the formal ones? Is it pin stripes or the small plaids?

Please advice, as I am planning to redo my wardrobe soon.

Comment by Curt Bolding on March 9, 2012 at 10:49pm

Egad!  Not cheery clowns!  I believe I would have kept my coat on all the time.  Well, at least they weren't badgers or mimes.

Comment by The Dutch Dastard on March 9, 2012 at 9:14pm

Ah, Sir Mausheim, my liege! I quite agree with your point of view: Nothing wrong with he slippery side of the satin, and it makes for a nice unsymmetrical view.

I once owned a waistcoat where the print on the satin back was covered in cheery clowns. I used it to much, and the waistcoat perished. Alas. 

 

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