Lots of dissonance here. The jacket cloth appears more appropriate for a suit, due to the the smooth texture and the fine herringbone pattern. The textures and patterns throughout the outfit are all too uniform: no pattern in the tie combined with medium texture, very fine texture and pattern in the jacket, very fine pattern in the shirt, etc. In short, everything scores low on the intensity scale. Also, everything is very matte. One might think the pocket square would help, but it is also matte and its brightness and pastel tones are anomalous, immediately drawing the eye. It also looks very summer and casual, which clashes with the much more urban/business orientation of the overall outfit.
I would never love this combination for many of the reasons above, but a different pocket square could have made a huge difference. A dark, non-navy silk square with a high contrast, medium-to-large scale pattern is what I imagine. Maybe something with a dark plum or dark brown background.
My first Foo critique! It stings a little, but I am honored nonetheless.
I think RLBL works fine for that age, as long as you have the right build. It's on the trendy side but not so much without those skinny lapels on the single breasted ones. I have a DB and I think it definitely looks less trendy than the single breasts. Looking at your posts I think it would work very well, if your size fits you.
thanks I appreciate that. RLBL fits me well in 40 but I have never tried the DB model. chest says 43 inches, shoulders 19
This is pretty good, but I think you missed an opportunity with the trousers! Grey flannel would have been perfection. Also, I hate that they are uncuffed. Doesn't mesh at all with the very country tweed jacket / woven tie combination.
Thanks, but don't you think it was a bit warm for flannel in NY today? Cuff point is certainly valid.
Foo, I'm sure you realize you have your own personal quirky biases... that being said I think you're spot on with many of the critiques about. So, thanks(?!).
Citan - can't believe you're only 27. You already have fabulous taste and style.
Wow thanks alot. I really really appreciate that. Yes, I am only 27...kind of funny I always get mistaken for being even younger in person. Dressing well and professional has certainly help minimize that. In regards to my taste and style, well, I learned from the best. This very thread and forum.
yes it is just you despite your clever chop 'shop.... considering you can't even see my face or hair I'll let you know I'm fair skinned not swarthy, my hair is neither dark, curly nor "fro-ish" and Michael Richards is over twice my age so your assumption of resemblance is just that. Now go back to tending your kraut you douche.