Oh shit. Thanks whnay. I saw you responded and was about to get all
but I appreciate the real advice. I actually agree with you that there was one trick too many today (bracelet) that really should have come off. However, it's a white shirt, non patterned tie, floral PS. OK, the suit is shiny, but what other tricks am I missing? Unless you are just speaking generally, and if so, I get you.
TexasDan - the tie is Neiman Marcus house label. They have been putting out consistently good ties at great prices the past few seasons.
Originally Posted by whnay.
My advice to you is simple. Instead of having 6 "tricks" in every outfit...pause in the morning before you get dressed...limit yourself to 3 and then take some pics. I think you'll find that you'd get a lot more praise. You have all the raw materials but I think you sometimes go overboard on the application of them together. Its all about discretion dude.
So for example. When I wear what I call novelty socks (think Paul Smith) I try to keep the rest of my outfit pretty conservative. So maybe a solid colored suit, checked shirts and simple tie. What I found was, when I used to go overboard I'd still get stopped in the street but instead of being asked who my tailor or just simply "you look well put together" comment was it was more about - do you work at Nordstroms, can you help me with finding a dressing room, etc.