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Originally Posted by microwaveplasma View Post

I actually thought the blazer was long and was even planning to have it shortened :). The waist of the blazer has already been let out; the tailor wanted to let out more but I was afraid that it would look too boxy - Now I guess I'll have to visit the tailor again for him to say "I told you so!". As for the sleeves, I thought you're not supposed to show shirt sleeves for blazers? That's why I decided to keep the blazer sleeves like that instead of shortening them. So I should shorten them now then?

 

I on the contrary love short sleeves even though wearing them makes me look like a Mormon missonary; they are so much more comfortable. Will undone the first button though; I was just testing if it's comfortable to button up.

The blazer is not short but it's not long either. Shirt sleeves should show, and you shouldn't be afraid of less waist suppresion. The colour doesn't look good anyways (is it black?)

 

If the pants have belt loops, please wear a belt.

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    clarinetplayer
    "Nice shoulders on the coat. I'd vote left. No tie? PS not needed. Nice color on the trouser"

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    Pliny
    "like the color of the trews"

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    Threadbearer
    "Ditto what cp said, although a PS would have been nice. Deets on the trou?"

 

trousers and shirt are fairly reasonable priced local bespoke. trouseres are 100% wool.

 

 

the SC is part of a suit. 130s navy worsted wool suit with white shandong lining. Ran into LabelKing when I picked it up. Turns out we share the same tailor.

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CEP: I don't think there's anything wrong with Victor's collar - it's not really a cutaway, hence the points showing.  In that sense, I think it's the right level of casual formality to match the other elements you rightly mentioned.  I think the problem is that it's white, against a white pocket square, a casual suit with a formal colour (blue), and an almost-matching blue tie.  Two cool, formal colours, that are both too cold for the more casual style, and too matching. I think this is what's creating the dissonance you mention.  

 

My suggestion would be to change the colour or texture of the shirt to something softer - a fine gingham, subtle stripe, or some kind of flannel if the climate allows.  Moving the tie out of the same colour family - perhaps to rust, dark brown, even something burgundy/reddish, would help enormously.  Alternatively the spell could also be broken by simply changing the crisp white linen square for a foppish paisley silk in, say, burgundy and gold - to pick up the loafers, tie them into the clothes, and break up the white vs blue duopoly. :)

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Something to offend everyone's sensibilities today - a black suit (albeit striped), worn with a Charvet tie, and black ostrich leg cowboy boots (for a practical reason - I want to get them shined, and the easiest way for them to get to my office is on my feet).

Suit - BB GF Regent
Shirt - BB
Tie - Charvet
PS - Ashear
Cufflinks - New & Lingwood
Boots - Star Boots

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post #36110 of 78722
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Something to offend everyone's sensibilities today - a black suit (albeit striped), worn with a Charvet tie, and black ostrich leg cowboy boots (for a practical reason - I want to get them shined, and the easiest way for them to get to my office is on my feet).
Suit - BB GF Regent
Shirt - BB
Tie - Charvet
PS - Ashear
Cufflinks - New & Lingwood
Boots - Star Boots
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Nice pocket square tie combo...but Those boots rotflmao.gif

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Tricksy weather to dress for with plenty of intermittent warm sunshine but a little chilly whenever clouds come over. Certainly not summery, but not be properly autumnal either. So a similarly-mixed outfit to go with that climatic confusion...

 

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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

Something to offend everyone's sensibilities today - a black suit (albeit striped), worn with a Charvet tie, and black ostrich leg cowboy boots (for a practical reason - I want to get them shined, and the easiest way for them to get to my office is on my feet).

I presume you generally wear the boots with appropriately cut trousers?
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I like Barims' moxie and his "keyboard warrior" might be the funniest thing on this board if you don't count like every post I've ever made. That said he is starting to look like some kind of Middle Eastern dictator.

I'm hurt. I normally aim for African dictator and have been since 2010

I thought "keyboard warrior" more sensible than my original label of "keyboard warrior princess." But it's nice of you to have liked it, nonetheless



Thanks to all those who complimented me, no matter their opinions of my shirt
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Here's my own camp, colourful combo of the day - just to show I can take it as well as dish it out!

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by mimo - 9/17/12 at 7:04am
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Mr Crust: correct!  The boots are truly offensive!  But a splendid ensemble as usual if I just scroll your feet out of view.  I appreciate the practicalities of the situation though, but just one thing: should cowboy boots really by shined, as in proper shiny-shined?  I'd think a clean, yes, but perhaps a dull glow of dubbin once in a while would be more in keeping with their utilitarian origins?

 

Mr Fast: there is something ever so slightly disturbing about your grin.  But I have to say your outfit is a lovely collection of "country gent about town".  I would only suggest dropping the tie down a notch or two, to perhaps a knitted one?  That light colour and bold stripe is in fisticuffs with your nice shirt.  I do like the shoes in particular - could you tell us about them please?  I see Carmina make something similar in their standard range, are these they?  But I guess there are a lot of suede spectators around - do tell.

 

Mr Microwave:  good grief.  The trews are rather bold, but as a healthy young man I'm sure that's the point.  I rather like them actually.  They are a touch long though - seems they're breaking a little under the knee.  Get them taken up.  Ditto the sleeves on your blazer, but not too much, and leave the rest.  It's a little tight around the middle, but that's the fashion these days and it doesn't look out of place on you.  However, it would be no kindness to you to pull punches when it comes to that shirt.  It's absolutely awful: short sleeved shirts with pockets are for factory foremen at work, it doesn't fit you, the collar is hideous, and you'd do yourself a service by burning it immediately and buying a man's shirt.  There, I said it.  Now, you've kept us guessing in the shoe department.  Tell us what you've got - the overall picture is barely half done without that important detail. :)

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Hey guys,

 

This is my first post in here. I usually wear ties, but Miami is hot as hell and I just wasn't feeling it this weekend. Anyways, I'm new to the suit game so go easy on me! But any advice or criticism is welcomed. 

 

 

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post #36116 of 78722
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Originally Posted by JVina721 View Post

Hey guys,

 

This is my first post in here. I usually wear ties, but Miami is hot as hell and I just wasn't feeling it this weekend. Anyways, I'm new to the suit game so go easy on me! But any advice or criticism is welcomed. 

 

 

 

Hard to say how it all fits with your hands in your pockets - shoulders look too big, but it could just be that they're bunched up by your stance.  Nothing wrong with the colours, although considering you're tieless, brown-loafered and casual, change the colour of either the shirt of pocket square so it's not so matching.  It's a pleasant overall combination.

 

Apart from that, just the obvious: put your sleeves back down.  Yes, Don Johnson did it (in Miami), but if you're not old enough to remember that, then take my word for it that he looked a dick the first time round too. :)

post #36117 of 78722

LMAO thanks for the tip about the sleeves. Message received. As far as the shoulders, I think its the padding of the jacket but they do pop out a bit. I'm not sure if they're too big or not. How would I be able to tell?

post #36118 of 78722
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Here's my own camp, colourful combo of the day - just to show I can take it as well as dish it out!







No.
post #36119 of 78722

NVM Mimo. I saw your post above me and some of your other posts. It seems you have no idea what you're talking about, so I'll wait for someone who does. Those socks are an eye F**k.

post #36120 of 78722
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Here's my own camp, colourful combo of the day - just to show I can take it as well as dish it out!

 

Yep, you've just confirmed what almost everyone was thinking: you have no idea what you are talking about at all. How about posting your opinion a bit less, lurking more, and paying some attention to what the better dressed forum members do, for say, a few months to a year. 

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