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Drakes/Chan/Drakes

Fantastic! and that tie is gorgeous...
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.... 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.
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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".

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".

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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!

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.
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I love that hat! What and where?
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someotherstyle - Very nicely done....however, in the second picture it appears you're missing a sleeve button and your tie is doing something funky...
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A look from my weekend. It's been a while since I have posted.
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... Colours and concept seems basically sound, but I can't tell anything about execution or fit. ..
Naturally, pics were taken on the train...
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... HELAU!! ....
Helau!
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I approve of it.
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Nice colour combo!
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A good one.
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Cool pics, and great look!
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Good choice on the glasses and the beard
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Seems like you´ve lost a decent amount of weight lately...hope that´s not related to health issues?
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Replace the tie by something more vivid. and i´ll be in.
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Trou seem a bit of, compared to the rest of your outfit. Rest is a good start...
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Nice tie.
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post
Hence the different person you see before you in today's posting.

- really dig the new look too UC. frames are tres bien.
- the suit though should go. include that in your "purge"

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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.



- look what the cat dragged in. that cream silk will excite Foo.
- a TC, JP Hardy or Alan C post would also be in order to continue this uptick

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^ Is it just me or is something seriously wrong with the shoulders on the guy on the left in ToiletDucks pic?

[sarcasm]its called drape noob!!![/sarcasm]

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- always a fan of this suit HF. agree on the thoughts of the tie by the stranger.

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What are the chances that MW or Moores are selling such an obscure type of jacket for a suit?



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very nice nephew!!
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The new look is wonderful. Congrats. 5 years off, fresher.
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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.

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Fresh upr_crust. Love it. Agree that the slimmer leg on the trousers looks better too.
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The new look is wonderful. Congrats. 5 years off, fresher.

Pretty much unanymous eh crusty? I've always believed that clean shaved >>> facial fungus and here you've provided more evidence for the case!
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Trou seem a bit of, compared to the rest of your outfit. Rest is a good start...

Thanks. They aren't as bright as they appear in the picture, the color balance of my camera is rather crap. It's more of a flat red, not so shiny looking.

What kind of trousers would you go for with that outfit?
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