I think it's possible to read niidawg's posts like that, but you have to remember that it's easy to misinterpret something written only in text. For what it's worth, I think he merely speaks in a familiar, joking style and I don't find it offensive. It read it like the way an older brother or close friend would speak.
If anything, I prefer to see more criticism, less praise in this thread.
If you are comfortable with the type of criticism you receive, then I have no right to complain on your behalf.
Very, very nice SC. And, I applaud your obvious effort towards a sophisticated combination. But, there's just too much going on, IMHO, what with the herringbone patterned/double-overcheck SC, tricolor shirt, and tone-on-tone striped tie. A gingham shirt and solid knit tie would have been a home run. Or, alternatively end-on-end blue shirt and a big stripe tie. Lots of room to experiment with this great jacket. You'll get there soon. The SC is a great foundation!
Very, very nice SC. And, I applaud your obvious effort towards a sophisticated combination.
But, there's just too much going on, IMHO, what with the herringbone patterned/double-overcheck SC, tricolor shirt, and tone-on-tone striped tie. A gingham shirt and solid knit tie would have been a home run. Or, alternatively end-on-end blue shirt and a big stripe tie. Lots of room to experiment with this great jacket.
You'll get there soon. The SC is a great foundation!
Thank you for the great feedback. I have precisely zero knit ties, and only a couple solid ties at all, so it's clear I need to change that. I found that jacket at a local thrift for all of $5, I spent 10x as much on alterations.
Originally Posted by UrbanComposition
The tie: I like the idea. See if you can find one in the same color, but less shiny. Also, have you thought about slimming the jacket sleeves? It's a simple procedure that takes OTR to a higher level. Of course, it should be said that first you'd have to start slimming your shirt sleeves as well, and then it's just $$$$$
Thanks UC. I have a difficult body to fit. I used to be 40R pretty much OTR, but began doing P90X a year ago and it's much trickier now (but it's a nice problem to have). I plan on getting measured for something in the near term, and will inquire about sleeve widths. I've been lusting after your Polo suit in the Seller's forum...
[quote=niidawg3;4073033]- oh come on dude ... stop commenting? ... its the internet FFS ... if you dont care about my opinion, you are 100% entitled to that ... but to tell me to stop commenting?
- use the ignore button ... or you can pull a jacob kozin and sue me for libel and defamation
- lol @ calling me bi-polar because i disagreed with your opinion on a knot. this is not high school ... we all dont have to agree and circle jerk 100% of the day. stop using the forum to prop your self esteem!!
- your opinions about me have been relayed to me by your sources ...lol
Q: Is arrogance like style? Do you either have it or you don't - can it be learnt?
A: 1. You should know you have plenty of it (2 points)
2. This is great coming from you. (1 point)
3. I have reached sartorial Everest, everything I say is beyong reproach (10 pts)
If he wants you to stop criticising him, just stop.
You really are a jerk. You need a serious ego check.
No wonder most of the respected members have left here and you will have noticed I'm on the way out.
This place is becoming like Animal Farm.
Jesus, haven't bothered for so long I've forgotten how to quote properly.
This is not only awesome, but timeless. I'm not saying you should ditch the hat (it looks great), but if you decided to wear the outfit on a later date sans hat, it would look perfectly modern. I personally think this is a style everyone should try to achieve.
Getting a lot of compliments on the shirt. I might pick up some more spread collars soon. Custom (not made for me but it fits perfectly) shirt, blue Oxford cloth Liberty of London tie (REALLY thick, nice silk) Lands End Tailored Fit suit. These are nice beater suits, though I think I'll order a 39 instead of a 38 jacket next time. A bit snug. AE Park Avenues in brown Tan w/red paisleys PS