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A members' reception and viewing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this evening - "The Steins Collect" (i.e., Gertrude, Leo, and Michael).
Suit and braces - New & Lingwood
Shirt - Ike Behar
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - Niletti Creations, NYC
PS - no-name brand
Shoes - C & J
Overcoat - BB
Scarf - Fortnum & Mason
Hat - Selentino
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Can I go to these cool parties if I am a "Corporate" member? biggrin.gif
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I think SF members overestimate the level to which the general public is attuned to clothes. I attended a funeral last week and beforehand agonized over whether I should wear a plain white ps or not one at all. When I got there, I realized that by not wearing sneakers or a fleece and refraining from chewing gum all through the Mass, I was the most elegant gentleman in attendance. This was not a trashy family by any stretch, BTW. shog[1].gif

I've got to tell you that the funeral I attended was very formal. All but a few of the men wore black suits. Those who didn't had flown in from out of state, but they still wore dark navy blue or charcoal suits, along with dark ties, and were forgiven since they traveled far to attend. The women didn't all necessarily wear black or dark colors, but they all dressed very well; jackets, pencil skirts, hats...etc...

However, the people attending were extremely old....more like ancient.....dinosaurs even! I was considered a young kid at this thing. The vast majority of those attending were born and raised in the depression era, WWII, and post WWII south. Many of the men fought in the south pacific during WWII or the Korean war. A few of the less older gentlemen served during the Vietnam war. My uncle had worked in one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's CCC camps during the great depression. The deceased, who is my aunt, had lived in Memphis, Tennessee and was Elvis' neighbor, before he became famous. In fact, my aunt and Elvis Presley attended the same church in the early-to-mid 1950's. She also attended one of his early concerts when he was still signed to Sun Records. Many of the people there, including my father, talked about seeing German war prisoners being marched across town from the prison camps to the local town theatre to watch movies. This funeral was unique because most people who attended looked and acted as if time had stood still after 1964.

Most funerals here in the U.S. no longer really require the men to dress formally, and I'm fine with that. If I'm ever asked to purposely dress casual for a funeral or wedding, then I'll comply by getting up out of bed, throwing on a pair of shorts, a t-shirt, and some old tennis shoes and maybe I'll bother to comb my hair. However, unless specifically instructed not to, I wear suits to funerals. I have noticed that this sloppy dress code doesn't seem to pertain to women though. Women always seem to try and make a good faith effort to dress decent even when they are purposely dressing down.
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

I think SF members overestimate the level to which the general public is attuned to clothes. I attended a funeral last week and beforehand agonized over whether I should wear a plain white ps or not one at all. When I got there, I realized that by not wearing sneakers or a fleece and refraining from chewing gum all through the Mass, I was the most elegant gentleman in attendance. This was not a trashy family by any stretch, BTW. shog[1].gif

Really? Based on how the majority of people dress I'm surprised anyone knows what clothing is. I guess in the US it really depends on where you live but I usually just figure I'll be WAY more nicely dressed than anyone else... even at "events" such as the symphony or art museum show openings I see guys wearing what you mentioned. Women at least make an effort but I feel sorry for them when they're dragging around some droopy pantsed dude who's idea of looking nice is putting on jeans, a North Face fleece and NOT wearing his baseball cap.

I've made a game of this, particularly in airports.... more fun in international airports such as Hong Kong. Try to pick out nationalities of two or more people together (families are even better because you get the added fun of generational influence) based on clothing. Having your iPod on will keep you from cheating (hearing them speak). Invariably, Americans are the most poorly dressed in these situations... nothing like a morbidly obese Mom and Dad in sweatpants toting along their soon to be diabetes afflicted, Croc-wearing brood of little snots!
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Can I go to these cool parties if I am a "Corporate" member? biggrin.gif

Which part of the word "NO" do you not understand? biggrin.gif
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Fit critique?
Some questions that spring to mind:
-Is the length is ok?
-Slim the arms abit?
-Some tapering? Mainly at the thigh/knee area
-Nip the waist more? or maybe its because I've been used to tightly fitted jackets...
Had to use flash - busy day today, didn't have any time to catch natural light
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I don't like those roped shoulders with your body type and they look a little bit on that jacket. Not sure if the chest is a bit large as well. The sleeves in and of themselves look a little large. Not sure how much of that has to do with the shoulders though. That tie doesn't work with that color combo.
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Napoli Tuesday :
Kiton 13.2 micron suit
Finamore black label shirt
Cesare Attolini untipped tie
Rubinacci "Victory" square
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Don't like this one. Sleeves are too short, shoulders look a little snug, too many shades of blue there, dandy pocket square.
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Off topic, but where's O/O been lately?

 

I miss his posts..

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Don't like this one.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Napoli Tuesday :
Kiton 13.2 micron suit
Finamore black label shirt
Cesare Attolini untipped tie
Rubinacci "Victory" square
(DC Lewis "Matthew" dubmonks)
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HELL YES!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkDt9NSBQc icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Really like the color of that trench.
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Happy tuesday gentleman. Two new things, outdoor shots (yey lighting!) and a new tie as well. Hopefully this one is a bit more well received shall we say. FWIW the tie is more golden than yellow, the sun made it a little brighter.

P.s. For those asking me about adding pocketsquares. I just ordered some. However, I would love your input on what "basics" to get. I ordered a white linen and navy pindot.
Have a good day gentlemen.

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