Mazarin. Rude, eh? To be honest, I've never worn them before today; never worn a cravat before either - can't think why I suddenly had that urge
But I did rather enjoy both. :)
Victor...You're a fine example of what a true gentleman of top drawer class is all about. There are several on here with those fine qualities, however, there are also those that show their jealousies with their rude comments. It's a real shame that today's society does not have more gentlemen as yourself and some of the others on here. You have great taste in clothing, how to but them together, and wear them well.
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My tailor did a splendid job taking in the shoulders of this coat. Too bad it was a bit too small to begin with, and it's tight in the waist area... need to drop a few pounds.
It's an absolute peach. Like the tie too.
Victor: I like that I'm not the only person wearing something a little odd today. :) For some reason, your jacket looks darker in colour than the trouser/waistcoat; is this the case or is it a normal suit? If it's a different/darker fabric, I think it's too close in colour to the trousers/waistcoat to work right. Assuming it's a suit, I like the look! It would be even better with a tan/ginger suede shoe would work better instead of dark brown. Others may criticise the contrast-collar shirt, but I think it works fine here even with a country suit..
The shirt looks better from a distance, where its colour, pattern and unusually large collar seems to meld more harmoniously with the suit. The collar just seems to dominate in the close-up shots. However, the sock-trouser interface is doing Bridget Riley / op-art kinds of damage to my eyes! I think I would have gone for something plain, however boring that might sound.
A bit much going on with that shirt for my taste, but it really is a splendid suit. Nice to see that panama being worked as long as possible too - definitely valid for September!
I really have no hopes of this being "Eye Catching", just having fun and learning amount mixing patterns and what not. I am a complete newby to this whole thing. But I felt like my purple gingham, with deep purple silk tie looked pretty good for my presentation in class today. I also need to get my suit tailored. I need to make the shoulders work a little better for me and work on my sleeves as well.
Going into second hand and vintage shops is like digging gold. Sometimes you find nuggets for nothing. I have plenty of old suits (1940 - 1970) that I have bought from 1,20 € - 50 € ( $ 1,50 - $ 60). Often taylor made, handsewn and in top condition. Sometimes I have to adjust it a little at my taylor. Try it. It´s fun.