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Spoo, all dressing requires a careful balance, from the ensembles that are plain to the ones brimming with artifice. Simply put, many competing pieces seemed to be thrown together - and believe me, I enjoy dressing to see what I can get away with - but the anchoring piece or pieces was missing. Besides, you've nicer cut dress slacks already I'm dissecting my most recent ensemble on my blog-column later and as an example of balance-seeking, I consciously focused all of the patterns I used around my torso
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
^ I actually thought my fit today would get more praise than criticism. I have a lot to learn, I guess.

Tie the bow a little smaller. This is easy to accomplish, just reduce the size on the spread. I assume it is an adjustable tie. I usually set my adjustment to an inch less than my actual neck size. When I started with bows I would tie these big ass bats that I would spend 20 minutes getting perfect. I did not know that there is supposed to be a level of slop and looseness with a bow. Some people take this too far, IMHO, I like it crisp. I now aim for crisp, with enough slop to make it seem less thought out. (I know, that is the antithesis of the concept, but fuck it).

The square should have been a different color, like regular old white, or another color. Too matchy with the shirt. Are those shirt buttons smoked MOP? I think that is a cool tie in with the suit color, but others may not like it. In terms of fit, I can't really tell due to the pose.

Mike
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post
For the record, I thought that the bow tie was in proportion to your face, and worked with your outfit - why Mr. Dawg saw red - dunno, can't say.

As for my accessory moderation - it's been that way for most of this week, but it's an unnatural phenomenon - I could fall off the minimalist wagon at any time

Thanks Crusty, and if you fall off the wagon, you'll at least have some gold/silver/jewels to bargain with the locals for a ride to catch up to the wagon further on down the road.

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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post
Not sure about the fit, because of how you are standing...but I have to say, now that is STYLE!

Thanks, MrD.

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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
Tie the bow a little smaller. This is easy to accomplish, just reduce the size on the spread. I assume it is an adjustable tie. I usually set my adjustment to an inch less than my actual neck size. When I started with bows I would tie these big ass bats that I would spend 20 minutes getting perfect. I did not know that there is supposed to be a level of slop and looseness with a bow. Some people take this too far, IMHO, I like it crisp. I now aim for crisp, with enough slop to make it seem less thought out. (I know, that is the antithesis of the concept, but fuck it).

The square should have been a different color, like regular old white, or another color. Too matchy with the shirt. Are those shirt buttons smoked MOP? I think that is a cool tie in with the suit color, but others may not like it. In terms of fit, I can't really tell due to the pose.

Mike

They are smoked gray, but simple plastic, not MOP. Thanks for the advice on the size of the bow. I still don't see how it's too big, but it's nice to know that there is a way to make it smaller.
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
Tie the bow a little smaller. This is easy to accomplish, just reduce the size on the spread. I assume it is an adjustable tie. I usually set my adjustment to an inch less than my actual neck size. When I started with bows I would tie these big ass bats that I would spend 20 minutes getting perfect. I did not know that there is supposed to be a level of slop and looseness with a bow. Some people take this too far, IMHO, I like it crisp. I now aim for crisp, with enough slop to make it seem less thought out. (I know, that is the antithesis of the concept, but fuck it).

The square should have been a different color, like regular old white, or another color. Too matchy with the shirt. Are those shirt buttons smoked MOP? I think that is a cool tie in with the suit color, but others may not like it. In terms of fit, I can't really tell due to the pose.

Mike
I am actually liking the big bow...it's making a statement..sort of like Windsor Bow Knot.
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Seriously, Mr. Mike?



DrunkDay2.jpg?
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^ If it's Tuesday, he's wasted. But considering it's Thursday...
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Originally Posted by Fred H. View Post
Seriously, Mr. Mike?



DrunkDay2.jpg?



I would have called them Drunk Irishman Day, but you know...don't want to offend people.

The entire city will be wasted today. It is unreal down here. Mardi Gras just ended, then immediately thereafter you have the Irish Channel Parade, which is the first St. Patrick's Parade. Today there is a downtown St. Patrick's parade, this weekend there is the Metairie (suburb of New Orleans) parade and then somewhere mixed in are the Italian American parades and the Irish-Italian parade.

Any excuse to have a parade, get drunk and throw shit at people. That is New Orleans.

Mike
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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post
I am actually liking the big bow...it's making a statement..sort of like Windsor Bow Knot.

I tend to find big bows more elegant when they're butterflies, not bats
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Originally Posted by barims View Post
I've no complaints about the quality of the photo - you did fine

But this sort of thing always requires a great quality and cut of denim to succeed, otherwise it really is, as an e-friend of mine once put it, "the mullet of dressing." And I think that at the very least, you need a trim

Agreed, Barims and well put! I will lose the vest and possibly tie for my trip out tonight.

I do indeed need some better and more tapered denim here. Thanks for the help.
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^ Glad you took it in the right spirit. I think it has potential - not long ago, I used to loathe the look on sight
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
The cardigan's bold but I don't think that's the problem. Swap the shoes (well preferably burn them ) for socks and oxfords, go with a darker non-pink/purple ps (maybe a grey) and it would still be bold, but look less fussy.

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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
I don't mind the size of the bow, but it's too tightly and neatly tied.
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Originally Posted by TheDarkKnight View Post
What are your thoughts on the grey vest with the jeans and blazer? Does it look a little "Morning suit" on the top?

I also apologise for the terrible photo - my first go with a self timer!

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

No...

Ties with jeans rarely look good. If you've got very dressy perfect fitting dark jeans you can just about get away with it, with a relatively casual top half, but even if the jeanss were more dressy, the top half is just too close to formal dress for it to work.
If you must mix ties with jeans go for a wool or knit tie.
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
I have been waiting to DTO Nii on this fit for a while. Since it is green beer day, I figured this was as good a chance as I was going to get.

Have a good one and try not to wind up in the gutter today.

Mike

Needs a different PS, then it could work.
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Take 2:



Mind you, this fit below from last month was met with heaps of praise, with the same jacket, similar shirt, and patterned pants. Forget the shoes from today if you can.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Take 2:

Forget the shoes from today if you can.

much better, i didnt hate the shoes that much though
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^^^Spoo, much better.
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