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#1 2017-01-10 15:19:19

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Candy stripes in a business context

As I am currently in the process of rebudling my shirt collection, I am thinking about getting this:

http://turnbullandasser.eu/shirt-whbl-p … le-cuff-13

To be worn with a navy suit and black cap toe oxfords.

Any idea about a suitable tie? Am thinking along the lines of a red HErmes one with prints. Like this:

http://germany.hermes.com/mann/krawatte … n=s-1-p-17

What it your opinion on candy stripes in a business context in general?

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#2 2017-01-10 15:54:57

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

Fine. Candy stripe? Looks more like a butcher stripe to me.

Plain navy or a polka dot tie could also work well.


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#3 2017-01-10 16:34:19

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

Kingston1an wrote:

Fine. Candy stripe? Looks more like a butcher stripe to me.

Plain navy or a polka dot tie could also work well.

Maybe he meant candy ass? :rolleyes

He shouldn't wear this shirt, it's for someone with a modicum of confidence; well adjusted and with a sense of humor. He should stick to your limited little shirt choices in order that no one continues to notice you.


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#4 2017-01-11 01:31:00

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

I would sport that ensemble.


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#5 2017-01-11 10:11:56

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

Film Noir Buff wrote:

Kingston1an wrote:

Fine. Candy stripe? Looks more like a butcher stripe to me.

Plain navy or a polka dot tie could also work well.

Maybe he meant candy ass? :rolleyes

He shouldn't wear this shirt, it's for someone with a modicum of confidence; well adjusted and with a sense of humor. He should stick to your limited little shirt choices in order that no one continues to notice you.

You mean....a candy stripe shirt could help me to get noticed? By burly, jock types like you?

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#6 2017-02-24 14:40:26

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

Update: bought a T%A candy stripe shirt

 

#7 2017-02-28 14:06:03

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

Love it. Will buy more T&As now. Their RTW style really fits wells.

 

#8 2017-02-28 18:02:41

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

Beestonplace wrote:

Love it. Will buy more T&As now. Their RTW style really fits wells.

Their standard fit is just slightly looser than others slim fit, which is really up my alley.
I don't have shirts made for me, but for the past 2 yrs all I have bought is T&A. The white T&A signature collar with button cuffs is now my standard, unfortunately I never seem to catch them on sale.


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#9 2017-02-28 20:49:10

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

Chévere wrote:

Beestonplace wrote:

Love it. Will buy more T&As now. Their RTW style really fits wells.

Their standard fit is just slightly looser than others slim fit, which is really up my alley.
I don't have shirts made for me, but for the past 2 yrs all I have bought is T&A. The white T&A signature collar with button cuffs is now my standard, unfortunately I never seem to catch them on sale.

At these prices, you're entering bespoke territory, why not go whole hog?


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#10 2017-02-28 22:52:19

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

Because T&As shirts are really nice, surprisingly they fit my weird body perfectly without any alterations, I like all of their "Classic Range" patterns, the 3 button cuff is iconic, I am near their shop quite often when travelling. Whats not to like?

 

#11 2017-02-28 22:53:41

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

And because their prices are now really the ceiling for what I want to spend on a quite disposable item such as a shirt.

 

#12 2017-03-01 00:55:09

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

My experience in bespoke shirts was a bit average and certainly no better than an off the rack shirt. There's an in-shirt maker here and a few of my acquaintances go there and the shirts look a bit too tight for my liking. They've also gone for really boring white shirts. I would only consider bespoke shirting if there was a particular rare cloth I was after. Other than that, T&A has it all going on.


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#13 2017-03-01 05:58:10

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

T&A has it all - classics, unusuall designs and classics with a twist. thinking about the burgundy bengal one, and the red micro check. special, but not too busy.

 

#14 2017-03-01 12:23:43

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

otr lacks so much colour and excitement, and the fit never works for me. I will be going back to bespoke again. ort is far too limiting for me.


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#15 2017-03-01 12:27:35

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

T&As OTR surely has enough colour for the most extrovert peacock who wants to be "noticed"

 

#16 2017-03-01 15:18:58

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

http://turnbullandasser.eu/shirt-wiwh-p … ble-cuff-7
This one is nice - it goes well with navy suits, and it is traditional and special at the same time. Almost "regal", very Washington-ish. Reminds me of Oval Office and Sam the Eagle from The Muppets Show.

http://turnbullandasser.eu/shirt-whdkpi … ton-cuff-6
Challenging. Reminds me of 1970ies Monthy Python and sideburns, and the leather-cum-plastic seats of the SII XJ6. And overheated flats. Needs a very plain and strong tie such as this one to tame it:
http://turnbullandasser.eu/tie-9-5cm-na … ted-silk-2

And then this one:
http://turnbullandasser.eu/shirt-li-pop … on-cuff-11

End-on-end is nice, and it makes Lilac more pale. Back in the days I had breakfast at the In and Out, overlooking the square. This shirt captures the spring mood, the blossoms in the square. It also makes me think of that weird 1970ies Jaguar colour, primrose yellow. For me the quintessetial spring colour for a vintage car.

It needs a white-on-navy Hermes tie with whimsical rather than geometric patterns, so birds, dragonflies etc.

Lilac shirt with white-on-blue tie is like a spring breeze.


All these are not in-your-face-getting-noticed, but getting-noticed-at-third-glance. Which I like.

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#17 2017-03-02 00:28:51

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

Beestonplace wrote:

T&As OTR surely has enough colour for the most extrovert peacock who wants to be "noticed"

nope, not even close


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#18 2017-03-02 00:35:34

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

well if you want day glo green butcher stripes with a 3M reflective overcheck then bespoke is the only option

 

#19 2017-03-25 06:30:18

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

Just bought the other butchers stripe shirt T&A have on offer. Just love'em.

 

#20 2017-05-06 14:02:45

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

STOP PRESS

Super News

My new shirts have arrived.

One fine bengal in white/blue, double cuff; and one gingham royal blue/white, 3 button cuff. And, to really rock it, a white/purple bengal with double cuffs.

Caveat: On their website, T&As colours can come out brighter and stronger than they really are. The royal blue of the gingham one is more like a navy, so the shirt is quite dark and not so much suitable for a business like dress. The purple one looks almost brownish and will be returned.

Other than that, their stuff is just nice; this is how shirts used to be in the old days.

 

#21 2017-05-06 16:49:29

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

Beestonplace wrote:

STOP PRESS

Super News

My new shirts have arrived.

One fine bengal in white/blue, double cuff; and one gingham royal blue/white, 3 button cuff. And, to really rock it, a white/purple bengal with double cuffs.

Caveat: On their website, T&As colours can come out brighter and stronger than they really are. The royal blue of the gingham one is more like a navy, so the shirt is quite dark and not so much suitable for a business like dress. The purple one looks almost brownish and will be returned.

Other than that, their stuff is just nice; this is how shirts used to be in the old days.

Business dress? Business dress where? Where do you do business?


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#22 2017-05-07 00:46:10

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

Film Noir Buff wrote:

Beestonplace wrote:

STOP PRESS

Super News

My new shirts have arrived.

One fine bengal in white/blue, double cuff; and one gingham royal blue/white, 3 button cuff. And, to really rock it, a white/purple bengal with double cuffs.

Caveat: On their website, T&As colours can come out brighter and stronger than they really are. The royal blue of the gingham one is more like a navy, so the shirt is quite dark and not so much suitable for a business like dress. The purple one looks almost brownish and will be returned.

Other than that, their stuff is just nice; this is how shirts used to be in the old days.

Business dress? Business dress where? Where do you do business?

London West End.

The gingham one is too casual overall. I have one by H&K (cutaway collar, lighter blue, double cuff) that I sometimes wear and that works, but this one has almost an Oktoberfest kind of vibe.

 

#23 2017-05-08 21:25:20

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Re: Candy stripes in a business context

Beestonplace wrote:

Film Noir Buff wrote:

Beestonplace wrote:

STOP PRESS

Super News

My new shirts have arrived.

One fine bengal in white/blue, double cuff; and one gingham royal blue/white, 3 button cuff. And, to really rock it, a white/purple bengal with double cuffs.

Caveat: On their website, T&As colours can come out brighter and stronger than they really are. The royal blue of the gingham one is more like a navy, so the shirt is quite dark and not so much suitable for a business like dress. The purple one looks almost brownish and will be returned.

Other than that, their stuff is just nice; this is how shirts used to be in the old days.

Business dress? Business dress where? Where do you do business?

London West End.

The gingham one is too casual overall. I have one by H&K (cutaway collar, lighter blue, double cuff) that I sometimes wear and that works, but this one has almost an Oktoberfest kind of vibe.

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