or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III - Page 3719  

post #55771 of 78717

Impromptu Internship. 

post #55772 of 78717
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

That's just fucking terrible, you magnificent bastard.

That is probably not how I would have phrased it, but yeah, it's a great fit.

smile.gif
post #55773 of 78717
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


That is probably not how I would have phrased it, but yeah, it's a great fit.

smile.gif


Given that Sander isn't American (and English not his native language), perhaps I could have used a little less nuance.

post #55774 of 78717
lolz. you funny.
post #55775 of 78717
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

 

There is nothing wrong with breaking the rules. I wore orange trousers for gosh sake. I just personally don't think that kind of rule breakage looks good. There is a rule that says it is inappropriate to drink before noon. That rule is obviously made to be broken. There is also a rule that says you should drive drunk. That one should never be broken. See what I mean? Ok, so the sleeves on a suit are supposed to approximate the angle that your arm naturally sits at when at rest. If the angle is off you get bunching in the front or back of the sleeve, like you see in your pics (the back in your case). The sleeve can be removed and reattached at the proper angle if need be. Might not be worth it on a cheaper suit, but it's just an element of fit to consider. 

 

So here's the thing about the windsor knot. It's really not that bad when you use a HALF windsor. The full or *sigh* double windsor is VERY hard to pull off. I'm not going to say it can't be done, but I've never seen it. You seem to be a thinner guy and that big knot isn't proportional for you.

 

I completely agree with you CM. Also, in order to break the rules, you have to know them first, and that's why I joined SF a few days ago, and why I am reading Alan Flusser's book. (Until now I based my choices on examples, such as my dad, famous pictures of style icons, people I see in the street, etc. Which I think works fine, but doesn't really teach you what is right and what is wrong in terms of rules.)

 

I believe that rules do exist as a 'help', i.e. if you follow them you are very likely (99%) to end up looking well (or at least decent), while breaking one (or more) of them you have a very high chance of failure. So I guess it makes sense to break a sartorial rule only if 1. for some reason you really like how you look breaking that rule and 2. you believe it will be perceived well by other people. So while (1) is a 10 second process that happens in front of the mirror, (2) can only be achieved through a forum like SF. (I realized that in real life everybody likes to make a compliment and nobody likes to criticize, therefore you'll end up receiving a lot of compliments, which are pleasant but useless, and no constructive criticisms.)

 

Anyway, I tried a 4IH this morning and I still don't like how it looks with the italian collar on a formal look. I'll keep on using it for informal occasions, but I guess I'll have to find an alternative for business occasions. What would you suggest between half windsor and double 4IH (which I honestly never tried in my life)?

post #55776 of 78717
Quote:






b76i.jpg

 

Lots of negs on this fit - tie, belt, cuffs, even crotch'n'butt.

 

Fuck all that. The outfit rocks. I have only two observations to make:

 

1. Nobody picked up on the exceedingly excellent collar rise; and

 

2. This man looks way too stern. Botox, applied judiciously and with expertise, would require a smaller outlay than any individual component of this fit.

post #55777 of 78717

Butler, don't get botox.

post #55778 of 78717
Quote:
Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

I wore this on Thursday, when the weather and circumstances lined up to make dressing like this an option. Like any good SF-er (dare I say iGent?), I'm sufficiently anti-point collar to avoid them, but now I guess I'm taking a more violent approach: stabbing them.

Feedback is, of course, very welcome. I'm looking to improve.



That's a big honkin pin. A normal sized one is enough of a statement. (It's almost always a statement not worth making but I'm starting with the assumption that you really want to pin your collar.)

And if you're going to do it, I'd make sure everything else is on point. Not crazy about that tie and like it less with that square.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprezziamo View Post




There's some subjectivity about how tight - easy / drapey a jacket should ideally be but this is, by any reasonable standard, too tight. The lapels shouldn't bow like that.

You need more room in either the chest or waist.
post #55779 of 78717
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Butler, don't get botox.


agreed. that was a pretty odd comment if i may say so myself.
post #55780 of 78717
Quote:
Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

Quote:
b76i.jpg

Lots of negs on this fit - tie, belt, cuffs, even crotch'n'butt.

Fuck all that. The outfit rocks. I have only two observations to make:

1. Nobody picked up on the exceedingly excellent collar rise; and

2. This man looks way too stern. Botox, applied judiciously and with expertise, would require a smaller outlay than any individual component of this fit.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Butler, don't get botox.


Glad you at least liked the detachable collar since I design all my collars myself smile.gif

Sorry about the wrinkles - I 'll be 65 in November cheers.gif
bigstar[1].gif
post #55781 of 78717
Anyway, I tried a 4IH this morning and I still don't like how it looks with the italian collar on a formal look. I'll keep on using it for informal occasions, but I guess I'll have to find an alternative for business occasions. What would you suggest between half windsor and double 4IH (which I honestly never tried in my life)?
[/quote]



The answer is the Albert knot, I use it a lot! bigstar[1].gif
post #55782 of 78717
Quote:
Originally Posted by Butler View Post
Sorry about the wrinkles - I 'll be 65 in November

They add sophistication. I have a perverse desire to be middle aged.

post #55783 of 78717

Been reading for a few weeks. My very first post... Please be gentle. This is what I wore for a wedding a couple of days ago. 

 

Suit: Maison Martin Margiela

Shirt: Brooks Brothers (a post SF purchase)

Tie: Duchamp

 

 

 

Untitled

post #55784 of 78717
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Butler View Post

Sorry about the wrinkles - I 'll be 65 in November
They add sophistication. I have a perverse desire to be middle aged.

A perverse lifestyle is one way of getting them fistbump.gif
bigstar[1].gif
post #55785 of 78717
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

They add sophistication. I have a perverse desire to be middle aged.

 

Everyone would if they could be Butler.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III