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Sounds good. No need of suits?
I wanted to revive this excellent thread in order to conduct a little experiment - how few clothes can you get by on if you really put some thought into it. Let's assume that because there are few garments involved they are custom made or made to measure. Take summer. let's have two suits, a lightweight navy and a lightweight sand/bone. Give them both three patch pockets. You can wear the two suits (2 outfits) the navy jacket with the bone pants and the bone jacket...
This is just right in my view. Too many people too often feel the need for more and more colour. Swapping the grey trousers for tan or brown, the navy roll neck for something less conservative and the black shoes for walnut will take away all the simple elegance this outfit displays.Take a deep breath. Just because colours are out there doesn't mean they always need to be tossed together in a desperate bid for something more "distinctive."There is a pleasant quiet presence...
I'm thinking about changing my screen name in protest.Seriously, Craig made a fair start in Casino Royale but his subsequent fits have descended into farce. Can no-one tailor this guy a suit without a huge collar gap?? Can't be that hard with all the money they have.Again everything is too small and too tight, no drape or elegance...the boots look like he is about to go horse riding, while things like a shiny self-stripe suit and collar pin are just way too showy and...
You can keep posting but Sander has won.
Low gorges look sad.
A perfect summary!
I agree with you about Mr Booth's erudite post, I disagree that you are only noticed/commented on when you are in something shiny/trendy etc.I accept that has been his experience but mine has been the opposite.My suits, jackets, pants and shirts are all tailored but are extremely sober.I will often wear a navy suit, light blue shirt and solid navy tie, or a grey suit, white shirt and solid grey tie, or navy cashmere sport coat, light blue shirt, navy tie, grey flannels and...
I know I appear and disappear suddenly, but in preparation of a Posh Penguins black tie club, have now joined Kelvin Club. Anyone is eligible. You have to have a proposer and a seconder but the club arranges that. Annual membership is a paltry $225.
We Australian members have recently also been bemoaning the lack of black tie events so we are toying with the idea of simply creating our own. There are a number of places in Melbourne, including a very traditional English style club, wood panelling, leather chesterfields etc, where you are free to join up and hire a room. We would have strict rules and meet maybe four times a year which would justify investing in black tie. For that personally I would visit my MTM tailor...
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