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Maximator, you may have stumbled upon the anti-SF-approved combo.
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Maximator, you may have stumbled upon the anti-SF-approved combo.

 

How so? The color in the picture isn't really that great, but the pants are a light brown, which I think contrasts the darkness of the black shirt pretty nicely. Same thing for the big white and grey stripes on the tie. Being a large guy, I like dark outfits, they make a few extra pounds go away and gives you(at least where I work) an extra ounce(or two) of authority.
post #39153 of 78724
max, feel free to wear what you like buddy, but that fit will never get approval here, no matter what your explanation. just my 2 cents.
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If you are a big guy, that explains the pleats. But if you are a big guy, a well fitting jacket is your friend. Shirt-tie-no jacket is not your friend (and again, I like shirt-tie-no jacket...but you have to be slim and everything has to be perfect).
 

post #39155 of 78724
It's hard to be diplomatic, but basically, the black dress shirt is an automatic fail, the tie is approaching execrable, and the pants don't belong in any outfit which also contains a tie. In general, don't wear a tie without a jacket unless you want to look like you're a junior salesman at a car dealership.

But, keep trying. Most of us have improved by getting savaged here.
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@ Claghorn, and stitch, Back to the proverbial drawing board then...

 

Yes, I'm a big guy, (6'8" and 240lb). Both the shirt and the pants are actually MTM, but they where measured when I was about 12 pounds heavier. I tried the jacket that I have(a black one) and it looked awful in combination with the pants.

 

Yes, new belt is on order.

 

Just out of curiosity, why are dark shirts and brighter ties usually a faux pa? Isn't the point to create a contrast, and if so, which of the two is the light one shouldn't really matter, right? Why are black dress shirts so bad?

 

The reason I wear a shirt and tie without a jacket is that it makes things more formal, which given the level of work dress in this country would make me look rather awkward. Especially where I work now.

 

Last but not least, thanks for all the advice. As Confucius so famously said: Even a 1000 mile journey starts with a single step.

 

Maximator.

 

Ps, When my GF saw the picture of Stitch's outfit at the top of the page, she asked me "Why is there a picture of you(aka me) here" Took her a minute to realize that it wasn't me. So yea, we do have the exact same beard, I guess...

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If the full suit is a three-piece, posting a pic of it may make the entire site blow up. (holy buckets!)
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@ Claghorn, and stitch, Back to the proverbial drawing board then... Yes, I'm a big guy, (6'8" and 240lb). Both the shirt and the pants are actually MTM, but they where measured when I was about 12 pounds heavier. I tried the jacket that I have(a black one) and it looked awful in combination with the pants. Yes, new belt is on order. Just out of curiosity, why are dark shirts and brighter ties usually a faux pa? Isn't the point to create a contrast, and if so, which of the two is the light one shouldn't really matter, right? The reason I wear a shirt and tie without a jacket is that it makes things more formal, which given the level of work dress in this country would make me look rather awkward. Especially where I work now. Last but not least, thanks for all the advice. As Confucius so famously said: Even a 1000 mile journey starts with a single step. Maximator.


I am 6"8 250 Max so I feel you.. but Im still able to find stuff..not easy though with my 8-9 inch drop.... I feel like I had a basic understanding of color.. being I don't really wear in your face bold colors. I like to keep things simple. Black is so hard to do though and a black shirt really does not work in the day time or with a tie.. looks very bar-mitzvah'ish...its all about experimenting and finding  what works for you.. so keep trying friend..

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If the full suit is a three-piece, posting a pic of it may make the entire site blow up. (holy buckets!)

i recall him posting when he got it, 2 piece.
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i recall him posting when he got it, 2 piece.

lookaround.gif I still think we might need a warning...
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I am 6"8 250 Max so I feel you.. but Im still able to find stuff..not easy though with my 8-9 inch drop.... I feel like I had a basic understanding of color.. being I don't really wear in your face bold colors. I like to keep things simple. Black is so hard to do though and a black shirt really does not work in the day time or with a tie.. looks very bar-mitzvah'ish...its all about experimenting and finding  what works for you.. so keep trying friend..

 

Not making an excuse, but living in China, where the average man is over a foot shorter than you, and at least 70 pounds lighter, it makes things more difficult. Department stores are in 99% of the cases out of the question because the pants are too short. So yea. The only way for me is MTM. Even if I find something that fits around the waist, the legs are going to be way to short. 

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 relaxed and easy-going's a bit of a theme lately-  subdued, casual work rig.

 

 

 

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post #39163 of 78724
is the tie hober? if so, i think i have the same. i love it.

i think the rig is ohkay, but all the blue seems to be pretty much the same shade, needs some variation i think.
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@maximator

 

In general, I think the shirt is supposed to be the lightest piece of clothing in a fit (though pastels with really light pants in the summer might be an exception). It generally looks better, though I can't provide the aesthetic analysis as to why; I can only tell you that that isn't just SF groupthink...I've felt that way with conviction long before I lurked and registered.

 

Then get everything mtm. I recall you posting in the Happiness thread that you just got a substantial raise. If you want to look good, I'd put some of that money towards that (if you want to be smart, I wouldn't and proceed to save).

 

A black jacket is not very versatile. Basically, you can only wear them at night with matching trousers. It looks out of place otherwise. I know you live in Asia (so do I), and that the average take on Western style is...well....not very good (cultural relativism, I know, I know, nobody jump down my throat). I'm average size (5'10, 69 kilos, 30 in waist), and I have a hard time finding clothes that fit me here. A few higher end department stores carry some good western brands, but other than that, everything is mtm or eBay.
 

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Claghorn, your faith is something to behold.
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