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Cool. Is this the one you where narrowed the crossover by moving the buttons? If so, it bugs me a lot less this time than last time you posted it. Nice.

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I don't know why there is so much derision for the hard three on SF. Maybe its the American bias here but a hard three with the top two buttons fastened can be a great look and might be a more English tradition.

I have a couple of English hard3 suits (the one I'm wearing today, for instance). I sometimes do both the top two buttons up (though not today); I don't get the dislike for this look either. Chalk it up to different strokes I think.

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Fun snap.




Wet and wild weather...

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I have a couple of English hard3 suits (the one I'm wearing today, for instance). I sometimes do both the top two buttons up (though not today); I don't get the dislike for this look either. Chalk it up to different strokes I think.

^I think the derision, especially in America, comes from so many NBA and NFL players wearing ridiculous 3-4 button suits on national TV everyday. It can sometimes be unbearable to watch.
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I have a couple of English hard3 suits (the one I'm wearing today, for instance). I sometimes do both the top two buttons up (though not today); I don't get the dislike for this look either. Chalk it up to different strokes I think.

^I think the derision, especially in America, comes from so many NBA and NFL players wearing ridiculous 3-4 button suits on national TV everyday. It can sometimes be unbearable to watch.

I saw the CNN weatherman Reynolds Wolf in a four button with the top three fastened the other day. Not a good look.

I do think it's a transatlantic cultural difference. When I lived in England threes were either hard threes or soft roll threes (3 roll 2.5?) like holdfast is wearing (very nice by the way). I never saw a three roll two till I came over here and realized it's an old trad/preppie/ivy league tradition (I'm not sure if there's much difference between those three terms?)

I really don't get that three hard roll two look. Why not just get a two button? Having a lapel line interrupted by a button hole just looks all wrong to me but again I think the American SF bias has no problem with this while hard threes rarely get much love.
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Flawless. Love the wicked fat peak lapels.

Thanks!

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Thanks!

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Fabulous suit, Mike. Truly.

Thanks, Fred.

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All kinds of win, Mike.

Thanks, Pete.

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Cool. Is this the one you where narrowed the crossover by moving the buttons? If so, it bugs me a lot less this time than last time you posted it. Nice.


Yes, this is the one. I think what makes it look better is that I shot this from a significantly longer distance, which did not alter the image as much as when I was shooting against the bricks, at a much closer distance.

Mike
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I was himming & hawing over the tie choice. Finally opted for the darker brown, but the other choice was a beige. Thoughts?
I think you chose well. The color of the tie plays in really well with the pooch... IMO.
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I do think it's a transatlantic cultural difference. When I lived in England threes were either hard threes or soft roll threes (3 roll 2.5?) like holdfast is wearing (very nice by the way).

Thanks. It's definitely not a 3-2.5; it's a true 3. Though the natural mild lapel roll probably does make it a soft-ish 3 rather than hard, you're right.... It's also a suit in dire need of a dry cleaning and pressing (going to take it in this week), so the lapel has gone slightly funky from what it really should be.

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I really don't get that three hard roll two look. Why not just get a two button? Having a lapel line interrupted by a button hole just looks all wrong to me but again I think the American SF bias has no problem with this while hard threes rarely get much love.

Yeah, I agree, the hard 3-2 is an acquired taste. I'm not a fan of them, in general, even when executed well (vox has a few of these IIRC, which are patently well done and yet not to my taste). A soft 3-2 is quite pleasing to my eye though. A lot of these preferences are probably simply a function what you see on men around you while you're growing up. First time I think I saw a hard 3-2 was as a young adult and I just assumed some sub-par dry cleaner had pressed the guy's suit wrongly and he hadn't noticed.
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Saturday-working, lots of cashmere



Sunday-relaxing, shearling and denim

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I really like the look (I'm a fan of grey color) but.. something is wrong with the jacket collar
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Not particularly presidential...



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...that's what happens when your wife is behind the camera.

Ahhh, now I see how you're getting the sweet action shots. I think my wife dies a little inside every time she thinks about my posting pics of my clothes on the web.

I think the brown tie was the way to go. The beige would probably have washed out.
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Brioni blazer
Brioni pocket-square
Malo sweater
Brioni pant
MD belt
Brioni socks
Romano bluchers
Creed cologne
Tiffany watch
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Good God.
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Pics are getting better, Ob5. Further improvement:



?
Thanks... but this is actually the first time I've seen one of your tweaks and preferred the original. The colour and contrast is better in the 'improved' version, but the edges seem very sharp and pixellated - kinda how it looked when I ramped the sharpness up to 100% in iPhoto.

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^Ob5This is simplicity at its best. Love the shoes.
Thank you. The shoes are just back from being resoled.

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awesome jacket Agent 5, IMO
Thanks.


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This deserves the praise it's been getting - excellent fit all round with nice, subtle, combining of patterns and shades.

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Please continue.

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I don't think this tie works. Were you intending it to pick up on the orange in the weave of the jacket? It seems to clash...
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I don't think this tie works. Were you intending it to pick up on the orange in the weave of the jacket? It seems to clash...

Could be. I like to push the envelope a bit, but I didn't think this was one of those days! I like orange and brown together generally, though, so who knows? Thanks for the comment in any case.
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