.... 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?
I like the 3-piece and what you're wearing with it, but a stronger tie would make it "pop" a bit.
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.
As someone who had a combover until it became patently absurd (I gave it up at the age of 38 - I am now 55), I can recommend just baring the bald pate and go with it. Also, if you've stubble where the hair is not growing - shave it - there is nothing worse than a little hair (though you alluded to doing the buzz cut - that is also another solution - whatever works for your face and head).
Best of luck - as you can see, there are alternatives to looking good whatever your tonsorial "deficiencies".
Originally Posted by gnatty8
Looks good UC, both the frames and fresh shave, you look like a new man..
Originally Posted by jobro
Wow! upr_crust, love the new look! Which frames did you end up going with?
Originally Posted by JKMWCL
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!
Thank you, thank you, and thank you. As it happens, the frames are Giorgio Armani - of all of the tortoiseshell frames at my optician's, these worked the best with my face.
As for my "cojones" - the suit rack still has suits in a variety of fits (loose to tight) - will need to work through them to tweak them for my current shape (which varies - arghhhh). As for the loss of facial hair, it's still sinking in, but with the response so far, it seems that it was the right move.
I like that outfit presto - could DTO it myself right now. Birds of a feather!
OK fellas, which tie? Not a great picture, its a royal blue gingham shirt - should I tone it down with the dark navy grenadine or spice it up with the elctric blue grenadine? Assume either my navy suit or silver gray microcheck suit. Cheers.