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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post
I like it.
Thanks.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
The subdued palette of your fits requires better photography, Ob5cur1ty. It's hard to get a feel for the subtleties of what you're doing (which I suspect are pretty nice). Outdoor pics, maybe?
Thank you - and you're quite right of course. Outdoor pics are unlikely (unless I take to the balcony in the mornings) though as we head towards summer the light (and thus pics) will get better...




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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!

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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post
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.
MoK got most of it, but I'll go a little further - and this is meant to be constructive:

This is a car crash. The top half is pure business dress, except your collar is undone - which generally looks awful with a tie, irrespective of context. The jeans are incongruous and bad on their own - they're baggy and it appears they have been hemmed without preserving the seam at the bottom.

The shoes match the top half - meaning (perhaps ironically) that if you'd simply substituted matching trousers for the jeans and done your collar up, this would have been quite a successful MC fit.

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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
Lovely shoes and generally nice fit, but:

Something I have often noticed about your fits - your suit trousers are not particularly slim-cut, yet you have the trousers cut really short. I've seen this less-than-no-break style look OK on very slim-cut suit trousers (a colleague of mine sports it and gets away with it) but in your case I can't help feeling a modicum of break would be a huge improvement.
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
Wear Thom Browne:

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IMO, is crying out for a square with those or slightly more muted colours but in an abstract or pictorial design that has a much higher percentage of white, and much less orange. Perhaps some dark gold in it too; like one of those Versace baroque pattern squares.

I definitely do not have a Thom Browne physique. As for the square, I like it, but I can't really defend it. It used to be one of my favorites, but I think it may be a bit too strong against a darker jacket. My taste in squares has definitely evolved to favor patterns over solids.
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
I really love those shoes. It's time for me to add some suede to my closet.

+1. Still waiting for mine.
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post
on shoes.
Thanks, ace. Hugo Boss. They get very little love here, but I really like them.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post
gotta ask, are the socks from target?
Why, do you see little red bulls-eyes on them? They're Polo RL, from Bloomies, I believe.
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Thanks, ace. Hugo Boss. They get very little love here, but I really like them.

I know, I have the same pair. I like them too!
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Prada jacket
Varvatos sweater
Brioni cords
NM belt DY buckle
Brioni socks
Gucci loafers
Kiton cologne
Hamilton watch
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I understand the direction you´re heading for, seems like a reasonable proposal. Next time, then

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Well, haters gonna hate. My only suggestion: replace the tie with something plain (like a plain blue woolen one) and burn those shoes, and that fit is killer.
As someone said before: upper half is calling for winter, down half is screaming summer.

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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post
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Nice tie!

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Originally Posted by barims View Post
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Clearly got me here

Yeah, MoK suggested a deeper v-neck, too, which is totally accurate. Still i think the depth of the sweater is working. The palette has been on my mind for quite some time, glad you approve of it

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Simple, elegant, yet with details springing to the eye. Well done!

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Borderline Spoo, ha?
Must have left some footprints in here when guys are naming style quirks after me

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+1, MoK has it all right.

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Da truth, Spoomeister. . Pretty surprised you´re wearing H&M. Didn´t they offer you to buy the place when you entered the shop??

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
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As much as i love the tie, i despise the combo with the ps. Just not feeling it here...a white one would have been a good choice.

So, as Spoo put it: i´m the only one entitled to wear a cardigan beneath a jacket...

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Originally Posted by Requiem View Post
I was tempted to save this for friday's challenge, but here it goes:
(shirt is light blue; tie is dark brown with white/blue flowers)

Hopefully, last flannel wear until October...
Deets on those kicks please kind sir?
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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post
This is one of the cases where my head says I shouldn't like it but the rest of me says otherwise. You do contrast very well with slim over full and colour /pattern under neutral/solid. Creating hormony out of discord is a rare skill indeed!

Thank you. As I told Spoo, I like to see what I can get away with

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
Do you have a source for a bow tie that is a little larger than average in terms of height, but not wide? I like the idea of floppy bow ties, but all the ones I find are either too big all around or too "stiff".

Vintage Holliday & Brown seems to be my only bet, really. What do you say to the Tom Ford models?

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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post
Pants are not good. I don't there's a need to explain this, except to say if you had to wear them, it'd look better if you had a matching jacket. Ergo, a suit.

[Spoo]But they passed muster the last time I featured them[/ Spoo]

(NB. Spoo, I am merely teasing)

So, UC - single or double breasted, then?

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
Not feeling this. Normally I like your exuberant and unexpected contrasts, and I think I see what you're going for here, but it's not quite syncing up for me. The silhouette is fighting the colours and vice versa. Instead of an unexpected one-two punch, it's trying to throw both fists at the same time.

Not more double fisting talk again

To be fair, this is less conceptual than usual, since I simply threw it together, so in that sense, I feel I understand you. It's something of a "season crash", I'd say - the colours of spring and winter frolicking together and perhaps playing a touch too roughly with each other. Or something. Cheers either way, Doc

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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
I really don't get any part of this.

Well, we don't have that much in common

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Originally Posted by spoozy View Post
Clearly got me here

Oh ho, not today. Perhaps when I next deploy my purple safari jacket again, then I'll be on an equal parity with your own flamboyance

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Originally Posted by spoozy View Post
The palette has been on my mind for quite some time, glad you approve of it

Well, I think that it's common sense to wear orange trousers only if they're made from corduroy or in a pleasing shade. And you did both. I liked it because for the first time that I'm aware of, you utilised texture to add some depth to your expressiveness
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
I really don't get any part of this.

Vacuum seems nice.
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^ Like it? PM me
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Originally Posted by barims View Post
Blurry cameraphone photography is what we're having today:



The tie was slightly adjusted afterwards

I'm sure by now you've come to the realization the pants need much work...
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^ A hem adjustment and a better camera don't amount to "much work", my little nitpicker
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Originally Posted by spoozy View Post
Top half is reasonably nice, if a little too bright for this time of year for me, esp. when juxtaposed with a cardigan. The fabric/texture mix doesn't work work for me. But I like the shirt/tie combo. The trousers & shoes don't work at all for me, at least with this look. Sorry.
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Originally Posted by barims View Post
Vintage Holliday & Brown seems to be my only bet, really. What do you say to the Tom Ford models?
Too wide for me. Height was good though. They would probably be fine if they were floppier but they're not, so appear too wide/clownish. For a bigger guy, they'd probably be fine. I like Francis Ford Coppola's bow-tie here. Mind you, when carrying that much bling, you can get away with almost anything I guess. (Coppola pic taken from this pretty cool blog post by Le Noeud Papillon shop. A blog that does exactly what it says on the tin.)
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Originally Posted by EvilFish View Post
Much more casual today; although despite it being Paddy's day I still had to go into the office in the afternoon.

There's something funky going on with the right side of my sweater in the first pic, this was just a result of hastily trying to fix it before the timer on the camera ran out.

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I Do like this look. Typically what I wear into the office on a day to day basis. Although I do like your boots I would have went with something a little more streamline with this outfit... to match the sleekness of the outfit. I'm with that watch.

Details on that sweater please.

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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!

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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
I agree with B on this one. Although I am a fan of loose fitting comfortable jeans, this is not the look for them. Also, I think the sweater looks fine... Jacket looks a little too gig in the mid though. Just my .02

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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
Honestly, Spoo....I despise the cardigan. But, I hate the look of cardigans in general, and especially under jackets. Also you have on a jacket and a sweater and then no socks. This seems to be cold up top, warm down below, it just does not jibe. I think if the tie had been closer to a solid and either you wore socks with the loafers, or different shoes...it would have been much better.

Mike
+ on the dislike of the cardigan... especially under a jacket. IMO a v-neck sweater would have worked better. Also... while I appreciate the shout out to % I think it was way too dressy up top to go sockless.

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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
I really love those shoes. It's time for me to add some suede to my closet.
I 2nd that... D@M those shoes are nice.
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