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As per the advice of several of you in this forum (and others more closely linked to my real life), I made a change to my glasses frames (I needed a new prescription anyway - aging does that to a person), and also decided, with the new style of glasses, that the facial hair did not "fit".

Hence the different person you see before you in today's posting.

Also, taking criticism from last week (Friday's suit was thought to be too boxy - a conclusion with which I wholeheartedly concurred - it's seeing the tailor today), I decided to see if my most fitted suit would still fit me. From the photos, I think that the chest is a shade tight, but the fact that I can don it at all is gratifying (I bought it at the low point for my weight in recent times, and it's been various forms of too tight every since).

For your entertainment, then (possibly) . . .











(The re-do of my image does make my signature line rather passe - sorry, Tibor.)

Well done, you are transformed
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You certainly look strikingly different! I think it's a positive change overall, but never really minded the old look. That jacket really does seem tight across the chest; not only are the lapels bowing out, but that's also causing the jacket below the button to pivot inwards by way of compensation for the forced movement above, causing the fronts to overlap. At least, that's the visual impression being created.
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First fit on here in a while.
Great to have you back. A beautiful - if still cold - sunny Monday. Cold enough to justify buttoning up a 3pc before going out for those who are displeased by the configuration below.
On a visit to the dry-cleaners to drop off a couple of suits, I was advised by a likeable (and clearly knowledgeable from the brief conversation we had) fellow who was dropping off what seemed to be Liberty tie, that I should have brightened up the look with a stronger choice of tie. Sadly, I didn't have time to discuss it further, as I was en route to an appointment. Thoughts?
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Hiya! My first post here in WAYWRN, and also just slowly discovering my interest in men's fashion, so please be tolerant if I'm making any amount of elementary faux-pas here. At the same time, please don't hold back with constructive criticism, I'm trying to learn here. Apologies for the weird camera noise going on in the second picture, my camera is crap, but I included the picture anyway to get a better view of the hat.
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Crusty: the new look is great. I, for one, thought the old look was fine, but bring on the new. I agree with Holdfast re the fit of the suit. HF, that guy was right about the tie. I love the suit and think it would be complemented by a strong color. MoK, good to see you again!
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You look much younger Crust. Anyway, I have a feeling Nii's gonna say something about the quarters of your jacket being closed, if I've got him somewhat figured out.
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Originally Posted by Requiem View Post
You are looking much better, sir.
The new frames suit you perfectly.

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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
Nice mods, crusty!

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The frames and loss of facial hair have really changed your appearance - this looks good (not that I thought the previous look didn't suit you).

The suit jacket does look a tad snug, but not beyond wearable, might be worth seeing if the button can be moved slightly (it might also open the quarters a little.

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Originally Posted by Chico2007 View Post
Great look all around. Fresh. Just in time for Spring. Now if only this weather would cooperate.

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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
Good Lord, you are like a new person! I approve. Is it my imagination or is that suit slimmer in the leg than some of your others? It seems to fit you better.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
CRUSTY : WOW!!! Looking good. Nice job on the tuneup.

[quote=aj_del;4205548]Well done, you are transformed
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
You certainly look strikingly different! I think it's a positive change overall, but never really minded the old look.

That jacket really does seem tight across the chest; not only are the lapels bowing out, but that's also causing the jacket below the button to pivot inwards by way of compensation for the forced movement above, causing the fronts to overlap. At least, that's the visual impression being created.

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Originally Posted by philosophe View Post
Crusty: the new look is great. I, for one, thought the old look was fine, but bring on the new. I agree with Holdfast re the fit of the suit.!

Thank you one and all. It is still very strange for me not to have facial hair (my chin gets cold easily outdoors, and yes, spring is slow arriving in NYC, though chronologically, it is still winter for a couple of more weeks).

It seems that I've gone from boxy to a tad too fitted - the jacket is as holdfast and philosophe noted, pulling a bit across the chest. As I am trying to reduce weight, I will hold off on trying alterations to the jacket unless it becomes clear that I can't get any smaller.

Today's suit is a BB Fitzgerald, which is a much more fitted cut than the BB Madison that I wore on Friday. (As it was, Friday's suit needed alterations before I'd have bought it - it was much too boxy as it came off the rack - it was only the fitter at One Liberty Plaza who convinced me that he could make it work.)
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Originally Posted by pvrhye View Post
You look much younger Crust. Anyway, I have a feeling Nii's gonna say something about the quarters of your jacket being closed, if I've got him somewhat figured out.

Duly noted, and if nii makes such observations, they would be accurate, from what my morning photos would seem to show.
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My understanding is it is a Paddock model which allows for both buttons to be buttoned while wearing. Not quite certain, but I only button one anyhow.

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Originally Posted by Metlin View Post
Yup, those are paddock jackets.

What are the chances that MW or Moores are selling such an obscure type of jacket for a suit?
post #35244 of 37070
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First fit on here in a while. I've been hanging out with the cool kids on the otherside of the playground, and only been popping back for the odd catchup.








(sorry for the poor quality pics).

Good to see you back MOK. I've missed your posts. Your outfit looks great today.

Who are these "cool kids on the other side of the playground." Don't tell me you've been posting in SW&D...if so, I will have to go over there and kick their *sses.

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My understanding is it is a Paddock model which allows for both buttons to be buttoned while wearing. Not quite certain, but I only button one anyhow.

Looks like you lost a button
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[quote=upr_crust;4205431]As per the advice of several of you in this forum (and others more closely linked to my real life), I made a change to my glasses frames (I needed a new prescription anyway - aging does that to a person), and also decided, with the new style of glasses, that the facial hair did not "fit".

I can relate to the changes with the eyesight, weight, and the whole age thing as I am quickly on my way to 50. I mentioned my recent buzz cut that I had to do as I felt like I was starting to have a comb over thing going on and I was very depressed about it for a while. I am having trouble lately finding the right clothes for my age and where I work, which is casual to say the least. Inspired by WAYWTII, I have been donning a tie and SC, and even an occasional suit which freaks my co-workers out. I kind of wish I had to wear a suit every day so my only dilemma might be color matching. Anyway, just wanted to let you know you weren't alone in your need to make some changes.
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Perhaps a slightly better picture today, though still not a good pose nor a full shot.

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Originally Posted by Requiem View Post
You are looking much better, sir.
The new frames suit you perfectly.

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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post
The frames and loss of facial hair have really changed your appearance - this looks good (not that I thought the previous look didn't suit you).

Looks good UC, both the frames and fresh shave, you look like a new man..
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Wow! upr_crust, love the new look! Which frames did you end up going with?
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upr_crust I think this is a GREAT improvement! The fit of the suit, the new "look"...I applaud the cajones it takes for such a big change!
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