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 How about a Fedora?

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i like the homburg on ya SB, but its hard to tell with the face blocked out.
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...which is funny because I'd have almost no occasion ever to wear a boater IRL. In a few years, I can imagine wearing the homburg, though. devil.gif

What the heck, man. You don't get to wear a linen blazer in California? I might get crucifixion from this but I believe a linen DB blazer with discreetly patterned cotton trousers and a boater is a great summer look sarcasm.gif

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some great outfits the last few pages gents!!
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I have and wear a fedora.
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i like the homburg on ya SB, but its hard to tell with the face blocked out.

fistbump.gif Oy, the limitations of internet modesty...
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...which is funny because I'd have almost no occasion ever to wear a boater IRL. In a few years, I can imagine wearing the homburg, though. devil.gif
What the heck, man. You don't get to wear a linen blazer in California? I might get crucifixion from this but I believe a linen DB blazer with discreetly patterned cotton trousers and a boater is a great summer look sarcasm.gif

Even if I had a linen blazer, the boater would feel like wearing a costume, and that's my limit. I would feel more comfortable in a panama or similar.
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Humm, do you really feel a boater is costume-ish? I was thinking about getting one for the incoming summer, but you might be right in that something like a panama would be less flashy.

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I am new to this...sorry if I sound ignorant...am I nutty, or old fashioned, or have no taste when I think the brown monks don't go well here?  I mean, I look at his guy and say "wow--great taste, well thought out...but why not black shoes?"  Is the whole rule about brown shoes not really matching up with a blue-ish/grey-ish suit out the door?  Was that ever a rule?  I am all about being comfortable, and confident...and this guy looks like he is better put together than me on 99 out of 100 days...but I am just thinking that the brown clashes and this would be just a touch *sharper* if the shoes were black.  OK...have at me!
 

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Humm, do you really feel a boater is costume-ish?

Not if you wear it with a red and white coat and sing harmony.

Otherwise, it needs to be worn with a wink and a nod.
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Humm, do you really feel a boater is costume-ish? I was thinking about getting one for the incoming summer, but you might be right in that something like a panama would be less flashy.

Boaters and bowlers (a.k.a. derbies) can be quite hard to wear (beyond the "costume" aspect). For myself, I find that neither suits the shape of my face, whereas the shape of your average fedora/trilby/Panama suits me very well. It is a very personal thing - I would not purchase any hat without trying it on first to see how it looks in relation to my very large skull and my roundish face.

Mr. Butch's assay of a homburg was interesting, if inconclusive. From what little can be seen from the photo, it looked (at least to me) that the homburg might have been a touch small - it was sitting a little higher on his forehead than mine does on me. I do like its color - when I bought mine, the store had only black in my size, which is a bit stark, which also adds, I think to the "costume-y" aspect of wearing it. (Of course, "costume-y" never stopped me entirely from wearing something that I wanted to wear, possibly to my detriment, but there it is . . . shog[1].gif .)
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Not if you wear it with a red and white coat and sing harmony.

Otherwise, it needs to be worn with a wink and a nod.

Alrighty... Guess I'll try to decide if I should buy either a red and white coat or a panama hat. tounge.gif

 

upr_crust, my face is just the opposite - rather thin, almost frighteningly so after weight loss; that's why I thought a square-ish hat like a boater could work. But yeah, wearing a hat nowadays is so costumey by itself that it may be just too much.

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Thank you, but I have a light grey hat (two, actually - one with a wider brim than the other) - see my posting yesterday in this thread (not that it takes much to suggest that I need to buy more clothes satisfied.gif ).

Now that's the spirit. wink.gif
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Humm, do you really feel a boater is costume-ish? I was thinking about getting one for the incoming summer, but you might be right in that something like a panama would be less flashy.
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Not if you wear it with a red and white coat and sing harmony.

Otherwise, it needs to be worn with a wink and a nod.
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Boaters and bowlers (a.k.a. derbies) can be quite hard to wear (beyond the "costume" aspect). For myself, I find that neither suits the shape of my face, whereas the shape of your average fedora/trilby/Panama suits me very well. It is a very personal thing - I would not purchase any hat without trying it on first to see how it looks in relation to my very large skull and my roundish face.

Mr. Butch's assay of a homburg was interesting, if inconclusive. From what little can be seen from the photo, it looked (at least to me) that the homburg might have been a touch small - it was sitting a little higher on his forehead than mine does on me. I do like its color - when I bought mine, the store had only black in my size, which is a bit stark, which also adds, I think to the "costume-y" aspect of wearing it. (Of course, "costume-y" never stopped me entirely from wearing something that I wanted to wear, possibly to my detriment, but there it is . . . shog[1].gif .)

RDiaz, I'm not claiming that the boater is inherently costumey, but that I would feel as though I were wearing a costume. But DocHolliday makes a strong point...

Señor Crust, the sales associate suggested the same about the fit, but I don't like the hat to sit anywhere near my eyebrows. Any larger, and that's where it ends up. Ultimately, though, I think it's a hat for a man who's at maybe the next step in life from where I am. I liked it, but I'm not ready for it.
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Isaia Corrallorosso brown flannel suit
Finamore shirt
Yellow Hook Neckties wool/cashmere houndstooth tie
Ralph Lauren Purple Label ancient madder PS
Bandit de Robert Piguet
Gaziano Girling
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Isaia Corrallorosso brown flannel suit
Finamore shirt
Yellow Hook Neckties wool/cashmere houndstooth tie
Ralph Lauren Purple Label ancient madder PS
Bandit de Robert Piguet
Gaziano Girling

I'm not feeling this Spoo. Everything is so somber, whereas I feel there needs to be something a little brighter to make this pop. I think a different tie, with some more color would add some needed balance to the fit. All of the pieces are awesome, as usual, but the combination is under-saturated.
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I'm not a great lover of non-matching waistcoats, but that combo is really pleasing.  Nice stuff, NYI.  Back of the waistcoat is a low point, jacket and shoes are a high. biggrin.gif

I saw this silk and fell in love with it...some vintage stuff Ercole brought over from the OC...very cartoony, not meant to be serious at all.

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Jacket, waistcoat and trousers are all great to me. I don't agree with Mimo about odd waistcoats - they certainly can work sometimes, aprticluarly with odd, tweed-like jackers, and this is how it's supposed to be done. The only thing I am not completely happy with is the tie - too little contrast with the shirt for my taste.

I felt the contrast between blues was enough, what color would you go with, just a solid white? Its a s/s tie, think Seersucker, just wanted to nust it out.

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Agreed - I dislike them alone with no jacket (although I used to wear that 20 years ago), and I also dislike them not matching with a business suit.  But as you said, this is exactly how it's supposed to be done. smile.gif

Re. NYI's tie, I think it looks OK as the shirt and tie together contrast so much with the rest of the components.  But I do agree that it might work better with another colour group brought in there - if not the tie, then at least a PS.  On which point: I'd appreciate your view on my hurried and non-contrasting choice today - too dull?

I had a PS in it in the morning, but it was overload with it, so I took it out.
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Very nice, NYI. So, was it manifesting destiny, or imperialistic bullying? Don't leave us hanging...

LOL, you need to decide based on the coursework...test on Friday.

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NYI - great fit. your hair/moustache/soul patch situation is amazing.

derek - excellent choice.

LOL, THX man...in the finals for my hockey league...best of 5, down 0-2 but pulled out a 5-4 OT win last night...4 points including the game tying goal with 3 minutes left in the third and the assist on the game winner in OT...the 'stach lives to see another day!
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