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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post

OK, here is a critique. NYRanger's suit is way too tight across the hips giving the impression of saddlebags. Stylewise, the pocket square is both too prominent in its height, and seems to be a bit at odds with the jacket and tie as far as texture and overall look.

+1. My thoughts too. See? That was good. We need more of that.
post #12407 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post

I recently received my first MTM sport coat, and I LOVE it. It was made by Anthony Paranzino, a.k.a. Tony the Tailor, a.k.a. my new best friend. Tony's a forum member so you can contact him via PM, or you can reach him through his website: http://www.bestmastertailor.com.

(If you'd like to offer suggestions on the jacket's fit, you'll find better pics for that here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/266786/please-critique-my-new-custom-jacket#post_4829058)

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Paranzino SC
Hemrajani shirt
Hober tie
BB PS
JAB slacks
Thurston braces
To Boot NY shoes

This starts out OK with the sportcoat and tie. However, the pocketsquare is a style which should not even exist, and a white dress shirt with a sportcoat isn't so good. On top of that, the pants are too low for braces, and I don't think braces are a really good choice with a tweed sportcoat in the first place. You could tighten this up nicely, but it isn't working as is.
post #12408 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post


Maybe it's the angle? Or maybe I have bought into the spread collar hype laugh.gif I say this as I admire the two OCBD shirts I just received bigstar[1].gif

This shirt is a spread collar. It likely the angle. Glad you're coming to the OCBD side. laugh.gif
post #12409 of 78722
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

That's a normal, healthy reaction, imo. Without getting too psych I feel that people take direct critique as a judge of character here. If somebody says you can't match patterns well it says nothing of you as a human being.

Which gets the point across better:


1) Not sure about the bold, striped tie with the windowpane shirt and black chalkstripe suit. I think there is too much going on, and generally the rule is only wear two patterns between your shirt, suit and tie...at least one of them should be a solid. Also, pink bunny slippers are generally not considered appropriate for business wear; I would recommend a black leather dress shoe.


Or:

2) My god...you look like absolute crap! You clearly know nothing about how to dress. People like you make me SICK!!! What has happened to this forum? And if anyone says they like ANYTHING about that monstrosity you have inflicted on people looking at you today, then they are stupid fucks that can't dress too!
post #12410 of 78722
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post

OK, here is a critique. NYRanger's suit is way too tight across the hips giving the impression of saddlebags. Stylewise, the pocket square is both too prominent in its height, and seems to be a bit at odds with the jacket and tie as far as texture and overall look.

NYR has improved dramatically over the past couple of years but with the above ensemble I think either he should wear a solid navy tie with that check jacket or a solid navy jacket with that patterned tie.
post #12411 of 78722
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post

OK, here is a critique. NYRanger's suit is way too tight across the hips giving the impression of saddlebags. Stylewise, the pocket square is both too prominent in its height, and seems to be a bit at odds with the jacket and tie as far as texture and overall look.

Give it up old-timer. This is a sploogefest. Nothing more. Occasionally someone posts a fit worthy of posting. Other than that, the masses can't be helped.

It's up to us to view and bolster out own attempts not to look anything like them.

All this coming from a peacock. (Me)
post #12412 of 78722
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post


This shirt is a spread collar. It likely the angle. Glad you're coming to the OCBD side. laugh.gif

I was going out to eat other night and wanted to wear a tweed SC and jeans, I was looking through my shirt collection, and found that nothing I had would really work well. Thankfully Steve Smith was there with some ESF shirts to rescue me laugh.gif I wear SCs 90% of the time so it was a long time coming!
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Originally Posted by spectre View Post


NYR has improved dramatically over the past couple of years but with the above ensemble I think either he should wear a solid navy tie with that check jacket or a solid navy jacket with that patterned tie.

Thanks S. I just can't bring myself to be totally placid in that regard all the time. I do know I've been veering more towards that with the gentle guidance here. I thought the tie and jacket, although both patterned, were somewhat tasteful together, and not so peacocky.
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NYR I really like the combinations you come up with!

Is the PS white or light blue? Also, there would appear to be an odd indentation on the side of your SC, could be nothing, just something I noticed.

Thanks. Its a baby blue. See below on the side of the SC comment.
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post

OK, here is a critique. NYRanger's suit is way too tight across the hips giving the impression of saddlebags. Stylewise, the pocket square is both too prominent in its height, and seems to be a bit at odds with the jacket and tie as far as texture and overall look.

You're right on the waist, seems to really outline the contour of my hip way too much and could use some letting out. Square is one of Ed's cashmere linens and while I see it contrasting texturally with the tie, I'm good with it on the coat, despite it being a "smoother" tweedy check. No comment on the height, just didn't care enough honestly to obsess over it. That was good though, thx.
post #12414 of 78722
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post

OK, here is a critique. NYRanger's suit is way too tight across the hips giving the impression of saddlebags. Stylewise, the pocket square is both too prominent in its height, and seems to be a bit at odds with the jacket and tie as far as texture and overall look.
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NYR I really like the combinations you come up with!

Matt's opinion, then Achilles with the opposite. Problem with styleforum.
post #12415 of 78722
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post


This starts out OK with the sportcoat and tie. However, the pocketsquare is a style which should not even exist, and a white dress shirt with a sportcoat isn't so good. On top of that, the pants are too low for braces, and I don't think braces are a really good choice with a tweed sportcoat in the first place. You could tighten this up nicely, but it isn't working as is.

I'm surprised to see you hatin' on the idea of pairing a white shirt and sportcoat. I know Manton's no fan, but I've never really understood the objection. It seems to have been common back in the glory days of the sportcoat, and this very thread has given us endless examples of how a busy shirt is often the wrong choice for a busy sportcoat. Why eliminate one of the staple options?

Admittedly, white has a starkness that often keeps it from being the best choice, but, much like Manton's stance on white pocket squares, I rarely think it's a really bad choice.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post


I'm surprised to see you hatin' on the idea of pairing a white shirt and sportcoat. I know Manton's no fan, but I've never really understood the objection. It seems to have been common back in the glory days of the sportcoat, and this very thread has given us endless examples of how a busy shirt is often the wrong choice for a busy sportcoat. Why eliminate one of the staple options?

Admittedly, white has a starkness that often keeps it from being the best choice, but, much like Manton's stance on white pocket squares, I rarely think it's a really bad choice.

It's a little like a mullet. If you go white, I think a buttondown is the right move. Otherwise, stick to blues and muted patterns. Just my opinion.
post #12417 of 78722
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post


I'm surprised to see you hatin' on the idea of pairing a white shirt and sportcoat. I know Manton's no fan, but I've never really understood the objection. It seems to have been common back in the glory days of the sportcoat, and this very thread has given us endless examples of how a busy shirt is often the wrong choice for a busy sportcoat. Why eliminate one of the staple options?

Admittedly, white has a starkness that often keeps it from being the best choice, but, much like Manton's stance on white pocket squares, I rarely think it's a really bad choice.

It may seem picky, but on this point I agree with ditching the white shirt. A light blue would probably be a better choice given what I see of the complexion of the wearer.
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I am a long time follower of this Forum, since WAYWRN part I was up, I was 22. Sadly, I just join and this is my first post. By the way, are part I and II all gone or are they in some archive somewhere?

 

I just wanted to be all patterned up:

Sport coat:Zegna

Shirt: Canali

tie: Zegna

square: Polo

Pants: I am not sure, lol

shoes: Giovanni Marquez



SOME ACTION, please

post #12419 of 78722
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Originally Posted by Manofstyle85 View Post

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I am a long time follower of this Forum, since WAYWRN part I was up, I was 22. Sadly, I just join and this is my first post. By the way, are part I and II all gone or are they in some archive somewhere?

 

I just wanted to be all patterned up:

Sport coat:Zegna

Shirt: Canali

tie: Zegna

square: Polo

Pants: I am not sure, lol

shoes: Giovanni Marquez


This is an OK try. However, there is just way too much orange, and the matchi-matchiness of it makes it look feminine. Tie, thing in the lapel, pocket square, socks and shoes. Pick one or two.
post #12420 of 78722
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post


It's a little like a mullet. If you go white, I think a buttondown is the right move. Otherwise, stick to blues and muted patterns. Just my opinion.

Yeah, I agree. As you may recall, I lean toward buttondowns myself, for a more relaxed look. But I think this thread, in general, needs fewer patterns, not more.

A guy in a white shirt and properly fitting clothes will never be the worst dressed poster in WAYW that day.
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It may seem picky, but on this point I agree with ditching the white shirt. A light blue would probably be a better choice given what I see of the complexion of the wearer.

Yes, I agree with that as well. I was reacting to Matt's broader statement, rather than to this particular pairing.
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