Although I see you are having some fun with colored shoelaces... I went through that patch this past summer. Its a treacherous line to walk... and I found that only sometimes I fell on the right side of it.
Thanks. Just experimenting with the laces...dunno if I'll do it much or not. I can see how it would be dangerous.
BTW, Spoo, your fit yesterday illustrates the problem I perpetually have with combining patterns with glen plaid jackets. From a distance, it looks great, but up close I feel like the shirt and jacket patterns are competing for attention too much. Seems I nearly always end up pairing glennies with solid shirts and solid ties (or very basic neats).
Originally Posted by sartorialism
Let me add my voice to the chorus. I love it!
Originally Posted by Holdfast
Well, I'm going to be the lone outlier. The suit clearly fits your very well indeed. But I feel that the proportions of it on you do not flatter. The longer lapel line that would result from slightly lower buttons and less overlap would, I think, flatter you better. Oh well, someone has to be the dissenter!
I'm guessing you have to tie it very loosely in the first instance and then tighten in place?
I've also tried and failed: have at least one tie I'm fond of but it's too long to wear in anything other than a windsor so a useful way of using a bit of extra length. Don't mind half windsors but find the full a wee bit OTT.
I think the key (for me at least) is the fidgetting with the wraps after the initial pull through...if that makes any sense. After you wrap twice and rather loosely, pull through and then get the two wraps in the right position before finishing the pull through and tidying up. Hope that helps!
^ 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.