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post #31 of 59
Thread Starter 
I'll get the jacket cut on monday put a spread collar with a windsor and well see the difference. I obviously need to get the shirt tailored. As for the hat that is the one thing I am an expert on. It was custom for me out of pure beaver and the exact spec was for my face. But I think you are right in that the skinnyness of the tie does not go well with width of the brim which is 2 5/8 meduim wide and the height of the crown. So the width of the spread and the larger knot I think will better serve the hat. Thanks for your tip. I have worn a fedora for 5 years now and it will be worn to the grave, but you are certainly entitled to your opinion.
post #32 of 59
Have you checked out http://www.thefedoralounge.com/ yet?
post #33 of 59
D2K, look at the recent "Chan DB" thread for an idea of how you want your jacket to be cut.
post #34 of 59
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Originally Posted by dressed2kill
I'll get the jacket cut on monday put a spread collar with a windsor and well see the difference. I obviously need to get the shirt tailored. As for the hat that is the one thing I am an expert on. It was custom for me out of pure beaver and the exact spec was for my face. But I think you are right in that the skinnyness of the tie does not go well with width of the brim which is 2 5/8 meduim wide and the height of the crown. So the width of the spread and the larger knot I think will better serve the hat. Thanks for your tip. I have worn a fedora for 5 years now and it will be worn to the grave, but you are certainly entitled to your opinion.

how old are you? at what age did you start wearing the hat?

sorry, I find it hard to believe that somebody who knows what he is doing recomended that hat to you, it is way to big, and it is just too costumy. At best, you are putting yourself in the position to be "that guy with the hat", in the way that "that guy with the boa constrictor" would be refered to, not in a good way.

about the suit - I don't think it is that bad. I would wear a wider tie, and the slight tailoring issues have been raised. more importantly, it is not such a common cut today. and here is the brutual truth - you look about 12 years old, when you wear something that ins't relativly standard, it makes it look like a costume. if you really want to wear a suit, start with a more or less traditional business suit, and then you can shift that into something that fits your style, as you aquire a little more gravity.
post #35 of 59
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Originally Posted by tiger02
D2K, look at the recent "Chan DB" thread for an idea of how you want your jacket to be cut.

You may also like this thread over at the London Lounge:
http://thelondonlounge.net/gl/forum/...pic.php?t=5450
post #36 of 59
You'll do better with a spread collar and a wider tie.

Perhaps it is the photo but that hat looks HUGE on your narrow head. It reminds me of Tenniel's drawings of the Mad Hatter.
post #37 of 59
Here's one thing I haven't seen mentioned: The clothes look costumey because they're out of context. A DB suit appears comical at school because it is so out of line with the accepted formality level. Such suits are daily wear for very few people these days, and certainly not for the very young. But if you really like wearing it, choose the situation wisely. Would I suggest you wear a DB to school? No. To church, a dance or other semi-casual dressy occasion? Maybe. Just bear in mind that the look is already somewhat theatrical, and choose your situation wisely. That way you can indulge your interest without taking it quite so far over the top.
post #38 of 59
when i was a freshman in high school, there was a senior who wore a suit and tie every day. he also carried a leather attache instead of a backpack. he carried himself with confidence, and generally pulled off the look without anyone making a big deal out of his attire.

however, he had the following things going for him:

1. his suits were armani style, not business suits.
2. he had enough of them that you didn't see him wearing the same thing all the time.
3. he looked older, like he was in his early 20s, and he carried himself very maturely.
4. he didn't wear a hat.

also, there were a lot of rich kids at my school and a lot of kids who were eccentrics in the way they dressed, so in a way, it was normal to look different.

i think if you ditch the hat, that will solve some of the costume issues. otherwise, keep the hat and start checking out the "streetwear" forum.
post #39 of 59
Lotta good advice here. I'll just add my $.02 on the fedora, as somebody who does wear a fedora just about every day of his life. In the first place, it looks as if you are wearing the hat too high on your head, which looks "off" and makes it harder to assess its fit and suitability.

As others have commented, you look fairly lean and relatively narrow-faced. I think a much narrower brim would be more appropriate, maybe 2 1/4 inches or even 2 inches. (Consider Frank Sinatra!) I am a large, rather massively built man with a fairly full face, and a 2 5/8 or 2 3/4-inch brim is perfect for me.

The crown also looks excessively high, although this perception may be skewed by the way you're wearing the hat.

All best wishes in your sartorial quest. It's heartening to see a young fellow like you fighting the good fight. I think all of us who strive to excel the herd and achieve classic sartorial excellence verge on the edge of costume much of the time, sometimes straying over.
post #40 of 59
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your advice, the picture makes me look much younger since I am 19 and look older in real life. That hat I lowered the crown, and I will post a picture because the hat actually looks very good now did before too(just not from that angle.The suit and shirt need work. I really don't like stingy brims so I will stick to the brim length. I really think its a bad picture and doesn't do justice especially the hat. Most of the confidence I wear with in real life can not be done justice because of the picture. I regret very much that I posted it because it exploits the persona of who I am. I know your trying to help and if a diffrent picture with a diffrent suit and tie maybe you could see the diference.
post #41 of 59
Thread Starter 
The crown was to high on the fedora and that is one of the problems that made it look costumey. I lowered it using steam from a tea kettle. If you want to see a new picture I can post one so your see the diffrence. It is still a teardrop crown big pinch and 2 5/8 but the body has changed.
post #42 of 59
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
It seems to me that to solicit opinions on style goes against, well, the whole idea of style.
Amen
post #43 of 59
I think that slicking your hair back like that may be part of the problem. It just seems to go with the overall costume-like character of the outfit like you're trying to look like someone from a different era. I think it would look much more stylish and natural if you would let your hair at least fall down naturally, if not get a little shaggy. Just my thoughts.
post #44 of 59
Kudos to you for, at only 19, starting to make a fashion statement. And given what I see most 19 year olds wearing today you look positively great!!!!

Way the heck better than flat brimmed farmers hat turned sideways and butt crack jeans with the crotch low enough to slap Dachsunds in the nose!

Keep it up. We all wear costumes and some just look better than others.

Perry
post #45 of 59
Thread Starter 
I have always tried to be myself not for the sake of being different but for the sake of who I am as an Individual. If everyone else wore the same thing as me I would still wear that. I do not like alot of attention but as we all know it comes with the territory of being diffrent. If it Is far far dfiferent than the norm I guess YOU GUYS ARE RIGHT and it becomes a costume. But if the costume is who I am as an individaul, than a costume is'nt really a costume, because I'm NOT dressing up or pretending to be something diffrent than what I am. Fashion in my opinion is what ever represents the personal attitude of the wearer. If that general "attitude" of society dosn't exist anymore, "except in the fedora lounge, LOL" than I guess it becomes a costume. We could debate were fashion and costume start and end but I like the clothes I wear and I feel very comfortable and at ease wearing them. I just need to have better tailoring that I think we can all agree on. Thank you for your time, and I personally apoligise to anyone that was offended by my rudness.
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