^ Acrid, the jacket looks like it fits pretty well, if a little loose around the collar. Pants pattern is nice; consider cuffs. Tie is nice but meh with that fit, IMO, and the square is just too garish and out of step with the overall look. If there were less of it showing, it might be less offensive, but I'd go with a different square altogether.a
Crust, it's not the fact that your clothing is so loud"”my outfits are usually louder. It's just the way it all comes together that often seems overwhelming, just too much color, too much bling, too much coordination, etc. But this, this is another story. This is the best I've seen you thus far. This is excellent. Also, out of curiosity, where do you get your hats? JJ? Bancraft? I need to know....
I am open to suggestion in re: my "look" (obviously, since my postings have changed since my initial postings), though I always reserve the right to fly in the face of the local aesthetic (as I sense that some of the discomfort with my style comes under the rubric of "too gay" - there is nothing like too much color to make most straight boys very nervous).
As for hats, I used to use the Hat Corner, when it was on the corner of Nassau & Beekman Sts., but, alas, after a short move down the street, the store is no more. I have used JJ Hat Center (the Cathedral of Chapeaux) once, where I bought my Homburg - it seems, from my one experience, to be exactly what a hat store should be. (Whether my Homburg strays from attire to costume is a matter still debated - even by myself.)
Originally Posted by Ich_Dien
Upr_crust, I've kept an eye on you since you moved over from AAAC. Although I think you need to change quite a bit to fit in with the SF gemeinschaft, I really think a new pair of glasses would improve and refresh your look wonders.
I am delighted that you have used the word "gemeinshaft" in describing the local aesthetic as it applies to menswear in these parts. (I like German words - one of my favorites is "Weltanschauung".) Whether I drink all of the SF Kool-Aid in terms of personal style remains to be seen (most likely not), but I am interested in what your suggestions in re: a new style of eyewear would be - it's been suggested more than once that I should revert to tortoiseshell frames (which I wore in the 80's).
Originally Posted by NOBD
Going back to 800 ISO is an improvement. But the white balance...
If you shoot in RAW you can change the white balance on your computer after you take the pics, so you can experiment with the settings.
I have not fiddled with the white balance as much as I can - as I said before, the new camera is an ongoing experiment. I will see what other manipulations I can do with regard for compensation for fluorescent lighting.