matter of personal style, but i think you could use a little less break on your trousers. enjoy the town.
also, i dont imagine the shirt, tie and square will garner you much love here.
also, you look like michael chiklis from the shield.
I agree about less break on the trousers.
I think the shirt and pocket square are just fine (if it were a business event, I would say a white, straight-fold would be better...but what he has is very nice for evening).
Sorry sir, but I really don't like that tie at all.
You are really rocking that take-no-prisoners three-piece though. I bet you stopped traffic in it last night.
Firstly, IV, I think you've come a long way from your early days here. Gone are the times of looking like a try-hard fraternity kid who wandered into his dad's closet. Good on you for the evolution. You seem to be making your way into a classic haberdashery sort of style. It's very unique for these times, and it almost always results from someone working (or being raised) in a traditional menswear retail environment. As Bill has stated in the past, % is the best example of a honed haberdashery style. Bits and pieces from here and there that might stick out at times or initially mark a fit as awkward, but, at the end of the day, somehow inconsistencies are eclipsed by the sum of the whole. I hope you will fully commit to continuing to learn and I'm intrigued to see where you go from here.
I think it needs to be remembered that he works in retail. All menswear retailers (from Sid Mashburn all the way down to Men's Warehouse) have a certain style or tone that they like their employees to adhere to. Having seen what others in his shop dress like, I think SS fits into his shop's environment quite nicely. One of the most underrated aspects of style is appropriateness and awareness of one's surroundings. While his looks aren't meant for the boardroom, they accomplish the goal in mind when put together.
Obviously I have much to learn, as learning is always an evolving process. I enjoy posting here and getting constructive criticism, I always want to tweak things here and there while at the same time maintaining a little of my own style. With that being said I'd never wear the previous fit (or the majority) of my fits to a board meeting. Thanks for the criticism and help.
Originally Posted by Ant Honey
I think this is a load of horse shit excusing poor taste/style, etc. If someone is in the circus and is dressed like a clown, while it may be appropriate, they are still dressed like a clown.
I post here to learn, what happened to being constructive?
NOBD: The simplicity and consistency of your clothing is killer.
Here is a taste of what I wore to work this past Friday: