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I'm fine with people being too nice to criticize today's fit (I admit, I forced the issue a bit). The suit is a machine washable/cotton suit that seems to fit in the shoulder area, but not around the waste so much. My question to the group is two-fold:

1) Do people typically get these altered, or, since I bought it used for a song, should I just scrap it altogether?

2) If the answer to 1 is "keep it" is the inevitable wrinkling an acceptible part of the look?

Fire away!


I think your pic is making it difficult for most to ascertain what is really going on. And, yes, those suits are supposed to wrinkle...it is part of the charm. There is nothing wrong with getting it altered, if you like it and want to keep it.

Is it a Haspel?

Also, that is a summer suit in most parts.

Mike
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I think your pic is making it difficult for most to ascertain what is really going on. And, yes, those suits are supposed to wrinkle...it is part of the charm. There is nothing wrong with getting it altered, if you like it and want to keep it.

Is it a Haspel?

Also, that is a summer suit in most parts.

Mike

It's a BB. Yes, it's a summer suit, and it's 36F outside and raining, which means I should get some kind of prize for reckless pursuit of a Friday challenge. My nuts fell off when I got to work.
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It's a BB. Yes, it's a summer suit, and it's 36F outside and raining, which means I should get some kind of prize for reckless pursuit of a Friday challenge. My nuts fell off when I got to work.

LOL. My suit is not exactly a heavyweight either. Also around 36F here...I wore an overcoat and a hat today. Nuts, intact.

Mike
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Coming from you two, conservatism is pretty funny indeed.

I'm a firm believer in being conservatively histrionic.

It's all about the harmony of an outfit. Does it sing as an ensemble? oldog/oldtrix does this brilliantly, for example, probably better than anyone else in the thread IMO when it comes to incorporating eccentric flamboyant content into a conservative form. No-one would ever accuse him of being conservative, but his looks (usually) balance the playfulness/fun/insanity beautifully within a tailored whole.

That's what I'd like to be able to do as well and consistently as he does, and what naturally appeals to me: histrionic/eccentric content, tailored/conservative form.
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I'm a firm believer in being conservatively histrionic.

It's all about the harmony of an outfit. Does it sing as an ensemble? oldog/oldtrix does this brilliantly, for example, probably better than anyone else in the thread IMO when it comes to incorporating eccentric flamboyant content into a conservative form. No-one would ever accuse him of being conservative, but his looks (usually) balance the playfulness/fun/insanity beautifully within a tailored whole.

That's what I'd like to be able to do as well and consistently as he does, and what naturally appeals to me: histrionic/eccentric content, tailored/conservative form.

I hear you, HF, and I understand your viewpoint and perspective. When I chose these shoes, they were chosen because I wanted some pop. I would have actually gone with my light tan Borrelli suede longwings today, if it had not been pissing rain. I eyed both the deep brown and the black Cordwainers, but in the end I went with these specifically because I wanted something that would take the fit in a different direction . Like I said, this fit was inspired by many of the Italian fits that I so admire. The blue on blue on blue with a shoe that stands out. Maybe I failed, maybe I succeeded. I dont' know myself.

However, being a Challenge, I wanted to give something a little out of the box a shot. Also, IRL, I think it sings better than is coming over in the pics.

Mike
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The blue on blue on blue with a shoe that stands out. Maybe I failed, maybe I succeeded. I dont' know myself.

However, being a Challenge, I wanted to give something a little out of the box a shot. Also, IRL, I think it sings better than is coming over in the pics.
Mike

That was may thinking when I opted for my Magnannis over my black Chelseas and IRL I think they look better than they do in the pics. I've always liked that colour shoe with a navy or royal blue suit. And those boots you brought to the table are
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CHALLENGE





Vintage Thresher & Glenny Bespoke from the 70's
a brighter, more vibrant blue than it shows in the pic's
-TTO
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CHALLENGE





Vintage Thresher & Glenny Bespoke from the 70's
a brighter, more vibrant blue than it shows in the pic's
-TTO

Very nice, TTO.

Mike
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CHALLENGE

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Vintage Thresher & Glenny Bespoke from the 70's
a brighter, more vibrant blue than it shows in the pic's
-TTO

Your fit is once again incredible, but the beard should get its own TV show. Well played.
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Be gentle boys. WAYWRN virgin. Lots of blue today, but not the sufficient blue suit/jacket: Details: Hickey Freeman SC Agave Jeans Nordstrom Smartcare Shirt Brooks Bros. Knit Tie RLPL Black Watch PS Marcoliani Argyle Socks Brooks Bros. Peal Suede Bluchers Vintage Tweed Overcoat (1955) Brooks Bros. Gloves Wool/Cashmere Scottish Scarf
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Loving this. The hat is absolutely right for it.
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Friday challenge:




Midnight blue Crombie overcoat was my Dad's, considering slimming it but I'm a bit gun shy. What do you think?


Thrifted slate blue herringbone silk sportcoat


Electric blue CT grenadine


Stying with the blue theme - Parnis

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TTO I love that you can rock hats like you do!
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[quote=PandArts;4090163]I'm in a Blue Jay Way for the Friday Challenge today.

and the debut of the new suit...


do you use a product to make your eyes appear smokey or are they natural?
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I'm in a Blue Jay Way for the Friday Challenge today. Deets:
Great tie and knot and shoes
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