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post #301 of 75773
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Originally Posted by Edgar Allan Pwn View Post
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A bit on the subdued side, only the shirt really stands out in my view. Although I fear the tie and coat might be a bit too matchy, but hoped the difference in pattern might make it work. I also know the low-rise isn't the best fit for me, but it's all I have at the moment. I definitely need to go trouser shopping.
I like the combo, and don't think it's too matchy. The jacket looks a bit short, and you should definitely button it for these shots. Especially when the pants feature such a tight crotch. Speaking of pants, consider dark blue slacks instead of these chinos. In other news, I bet you have a happy wife.
post #302 of 75773
Hahahaha, dear god I didn't even notice. Sorry about the fruit basket, all.
post #303 of 75773
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I often think your outfits would benefit from having pants lighter in color than your coat.
post #304 of 75773
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
Nice fit, Spoo. Guess now is a good time to slip in under the radar with some untested stuff. New shirt and new square.






You know I love this suit, being a RL guy. I am going to have to gong the shirt and tie though. This is a bold suit. If I were wearing it, I would choose a more subdued shade of shirt (white, pale blue or a paler version of this pink) and a tie that was more harmonious. Not that the tie does not work, but I think you could find something better.

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Originally Posted by Edgar Allan Pwn View Post
A bit on the subdued side, only the shirt really stands out in my view. Although I fear the tie and coat might be a bit too matchy, but hoped the difference in pattern might make it work. I also know the low-rise isn't the best fit for me, but it's all I have at the moment. I definitely need to go trouser shopping.


Ok, dude. This is a trainwreck. Those pants are obscene. Please don't be insulted, but you are not built for these ball hugging, low rise pegged pants. The shirt and jacket could work, but the tie is too close to the SC, yet clashes, and the khakis do not go at all. With this type of jacket, I would be looking at dark charcoal pants, or even white pants and a darker tie for contrast, like a solid dark blue or even black.
post #305 of 75773
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this is nice maestro. the bow is a nice touch and very well tied.

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sorry Spoo - this is a train wreck. the suit is so powerful it deserves to be the centerpiece of the outfit. the shoes are vying for unnecessary attention with the shoes which starts the derailment. The stripes in the shirt in combination with the suit just adds another un-needed element to throw things further off the rails.

If you dont mind, i'd really like to understand how you went about deciding to go with todays fit - a peek into the Spoo-mind if you will ... lol.

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this is a great pic.

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nicely done comrade. warming up around your way yet?

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that shade of pink is not a good match for your skin tone Upr_C.
post #306 of 75773
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Acrid! Terrific fit, bud!

Thanks Fred. The pose is a nod to you!

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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
You know I love this suit, being a RL guy. I am going to have to gong the shirt and tie though. This is a bold suit. If I were wearing it, I would choose a more subdued shade of shirt (white, pale blue or a paler version of this pink) and a tie that was more harmonious. Not that the tie does not work, but I think you could find something better.

Thanks Mike. I agree that the sum is less than the parts. The shirt is one of my new Sid Mashburns (I love it), that I guess I will have to work into a different fit. Perhaps the new suit coming soon...
I love the tie, sorry.
post #307 of 75773
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Feelin fine n dandy.

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nice flooring, this is a very cool vantage point. oh yeah the clothers are nice too
post #308 of 75773
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
Ok, dude. This is a trainwreck. Those pants are obscene. Please don't be insulted, but you are not built for these ball hugging, low rise pegged pants. The shirt and jacket could work, but the tie is too close to the SC, yet clashes, and the khakis do not go at all. With this type of jacket, I would be looking at dark charcoal pants, or even white pants and a darker tie for contrast, like a solid dark blue or even black.
Don't sweat it. Not insulted in the least. I get what you're saying about the pants, and I agree. Didn't realize it was quite that bad, but I definitely get it. I used to tend towards low-rise jeans when any pair of pants and a t-shirt was all I needed to wear to work, and I guess I carried that over to a few of my earlier purchases. Unfortunate, but I guess if I donate them, some down-on-his-luck hipster will find some use for them. Anyway, tried the chinos because the last time I wore charcoal with this jacket I got a negative response. I'll probably pick up some dark blue slacks as acrid recommended, and try the jacket again with a different tie next time. As I said, I had similar thoughts about the tie, but I thought it might work, so I gave it a shot. You never know until you try, right?
post #309 of 75773
Damn, you guys suck The shirt, yeah - it's too stripey with the suit, I can see that. The shoes? Of course controversial and black would have been the easy shoe to do with it. I've worn a brown before with this and a Bordeaux, so I wanted to see how a grey/pewter would have worked. You don't know until you try, right? I agree with Holdfast that a more mottled grey would have been better. Looks like I need to send these to Rider. The tie though, I can't see how a thick woven matte silk (Hermes lourde) is a wrong choice with a charcoal flannel pinstripe. Maybe the shirt and shoes (and direct sunlight pic) didn't help, but I think purple is a great compliment to grey flannel. Oh, the square is white linen. #winning
post #310 of 75773
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
That is a sick shot right there.

Yes, it made me sick too. Spoo, even if I liked gray shoes, I'd still agree with the comment that these are fighting with the suit for attention.

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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post
Nice fit, Spoo. Guess now is a good time to slip in under the radar with some untested stuff. New shirt and new square. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







The suit is nice. I think I have the same one, or one like it. I don't like the shirt or tie, and I really don't like all three together. That shade of pink is nice in an OCBD, but in a more formal shirt I don't think it works.

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CP, that suit is awesome.
post #311 of 75773
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Originally Posted by Edgar Allan Pwn View Post
Don't sweat it. Not insulted in the least. I get what you're saying about the pants, and I agree. Didn't realize it was quite that bad, but I definitely get it. I used to tend towards low-rise jeans when any pair of pants and a t-shirt was all I needed to wear to work, and I guess I carried that over to a few of my earlier purchases. Unfortunate, but I guess if I donate them, some down-on-his-luck hipster will find some use for them.

Anyway, tried the chinos because the last time I wore charcoal with this jacket I got a negative response. I'll probably pick up some dark blue slacks as acrid recommended, and try the jacket again with a different tie next time. As I said, I had similar thoughts about the tie, but I thought it might work, so I gave it a shot. You never know until you try, right?

That shade of jacket is tough. I have worn white pants with a jacket that color and it works well. Blue pants are going to earn you the ire of the board. I actually own probably 10 pair of blue pants, and I really don't see them issue with them...but they are universally despised here. When I said dark charcoal, I meant dark...as in as dark as the houndstooth portion of the jacket.

Mike
post #312 of 75773
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
That shade of jacket is tough. I have worn white pants with a jacket that color and it works well. Blue pants are going to earn you the ire of the board. I actually own probably 10 pair of blue pants, and I really don't see them issue with them...but they are universally despised here. When I said dark charcoal, I meant dark...as in as dark as the houndstooth portion of the jacket.

Mike

Who'd have thought a grey jacket would be so hard to pair.

I actually did wear charcoal with this suit a while ago. Managed to find the pic.



Folks were not pleased.
post #313 of 75773
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post
Not often do we see you in a SB suit. This is looking very handsome. The shirt and PS make an engaging visual impact.

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that shade of pink is not a good match for your skin tone Upr_C.

There seems to be a split decision on the shirt - and I was unaware that I HAD skin tone (as the process of suntanning is a total waste of time for my complexion).

It seems that there is a decided prejudice against stronger shades of pink worn with suits in the gemeinschaft of WAYWRN - see the comments to acridsheep.

With the onset of spring (at least calendrically, if not meteorologically, in NYC), I'll be wearing more SB suits - with what level of success, as always, remains to be seen .
post #314 of 75773
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Originally Posted by Edgar Allan Pwn View Post
Who'd have thought a grey jacket would be so hard to pair.

I actually did wear charcoal with this suit a while ago. Managed to find the pic.



Folks were not pleased.

Well, the problem is not so much the combination of those colors as it is the combination of those pants and that jacket and those shoes. Plus, those pants look blue in this pic.

First of all, if that is part of a suit, why not wear the whole suit? Second of all, the pants and the jacket don't mix because of the cut of both and your body type. I know you don't want to hear this, but the first thing you might consider is finding clothes that both fit you, and are cut properly for you. Start with the basics and work your way up.

What size are you?

Mike
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Mike, what color socks do you wear with this suit? I have a similar color, patterned suit and I am always at a loss...
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