That really is pleasant. I agree about the belt loops (a pet hate of mine, loops with braces), and maybe go for a warmer tone with the PS? That PS is cool, but maybe I would have gone burgundy-ish or something? Almost doesn't matter what colour, just perhaps something a bit more...rural in tone. It's a small thing though. Great shoes by the way, and I love the tie too.
Yeah, I think the outfit looks pretty sharp.
I think he just gave you his thoughts on what might look better with it. Pretty civil actually.
An occasional deliberately leery look can be a fun; I like this one in that spirit.
Overall though, I actually prefer your more recent fit. Good way to use that jacket.
Source of the bowtie please? It has a nice width & shape to it.
I think both the fit and the colours are difficult in this look. The trousers look too snug (even for a slim look) & the jacket looks tight. Also, they're a similar colour, which makes them difficult to pair together despite the jacket's pattern. The tie would be fine with the jacket, if the trousers were darker, I think. As it is, it's too dark.
Much too much green, and not a particularly pleasing green at that. Different (complementary rather than matching) shirt & tie next time you wear this outfit, would be my advice.
Darker trousers needed here, to contrast more in tone/brightness (not sure of exact correct word) vs the jacket, IMO. Different colour alone isn't enough here. Along the same lines, the tie may be a different colour, but again it's the same sort of tone so the different colour comes across as confusing rather than complementary. Imagine this look with a dark forest green tie and really dark (or I suppose, very pale) trousers (or even dark denim) and I think it would pull together much better.
Imagine desaturating the image of all colour and turning into a black & white image. I don't know for certain but I bet that all the colours will appear quite similar. That's a very tricky look to pull off once the varying colours are restored (unless they're all the same colour eg. navy suit & tie with white or pale blue shirt, for an extreme example).
tl;dr version: needs more contrast (or fewer colours).
Cool. Would love it even more with flap or slanted pockets, but great anyway.
RJE - thx for the useful feedback; your recent fit is very good.
Slightly darker tie would have worked better today, but oh well...
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Looks good, Holdfast - I like to keep my hair shorter too. Easier to comb and dries faster.
PS: Where's SpooPoker? We need to see what he's wearing right now!
Hope you don't mind me pulling the image link out so I could embed it inline, David. I really dig this outfit, and felt it deserves to also be seen by those too lazy to click your original twitter link. It's also given me a couple of new ideas for outfits using the new mustardy-yellow cords I got recently. Yours are little more towards a burnt-orangey, I think? Very cool.
Do people really not like the braces with belt loops that much? I only ask because I have a pair of trousers I'm thinking about getting buttons added to to accomodate braces, but I still want to keep the belt loops so I can wear it without a jacket but with a belt - the mode of wearing which is more common to me really.
Overall a great look.
I love the jacket, tie and the shoes.
The PS is not for this ensemble IMO. Better to leave home with an empty chest pocket...
The tie knot is not the most beautiful if I may be really picky.
All the best
I don't think the PS is as much of an issue as the tie. I'm not a fan of it. I'm not feeling those trousers with this either. Seems to be a pretty sharp contrast with that shirt. This is a rare one from you that I am not a fan of, but the jacket is a winner in my book!