a quickie from my desk
color is a little washed out but the shirt is lavender with herringbone pattern
i think i'm starting to get the hang of using a different pocketsquare Edited by XKxRome0ox - 9/21/11 at 12:46pm
F. Corbera, the slightly similar but just different enough faux furs in pic #2 are throwing me off. A bit more contrast would work wonders. Say, something like this:
I know, but before you say, "Robot pose, please," understand that in order to get the full effect of the quilted burgundy/fetid-dog-poo colored nylon jacket, one needs to stand in a posture suggestive of projectile vomiting. A useless pic, otherwise.
I didn't realise PTWilliams used to be in the Stasi.
I like your outfit Mister.
Tie knot shape/size/tightness/dimple/colour all very good
Collar shape spread/fit tightness/stand height i like
SC all good and i am sure there is some blue in there even though my screen does not see/show it (otherwise why would you wear a blue shirt and tie).
PS yes I like it - yeah really good looking - looks like it belongs there - white and not ostentatious at all.
Trousers a bit of seam pulling, too tight i think, or maybe it's your hand in your pocket, and too much break but i suppose thats not too bad considering a lot of americans just roll them up anyway and then forget to wear socks. So if your'e american then your'e A for away in that department.
Shoes, very important and yours look pretty sharp and nicely shined on the toe cap.
but hey, I digress, and too much information
Overall IMHO you look very good dude.
Well, thank you. The SC might possibly have blue in it on some miniscule level, but it's so fine I'm not sure it isn't just a grey tone that I'm seeing... I am a little confused by your inference that there must be blue based on the fact that there is blue in my shirt and tie...
I think the pants mainly look wrinkled due to the hand in the pocket and from shifting while wearing them.
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 don't understand the hatred of that poor li'l ol' solid burgundy pocket square -- especially since there's a stripe of that exact color in the sport coat -- but I do understand and appreciate the rest of the critique.
I went with the white shirt because the SC pattern is so busy, but I see now that blue would have been better, or perhaps a white shirt with BD collar. Your points about the slacks and braces are spot on and duly noted. Thanks for the advice.