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 3881  

post #58201 of 78722

Great summer look, HF. Nice use of a seersucker odd jacket, and impressive fit - is it one of your E&R's? 

post #58202 of 78722
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ebonyman View Post


Another winner, I say.
post #58203 of 78722
Quote:
Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Cool jacket and cool collar. However, with this serious roping and fishmouth notch of the jacket, the button down shirt doesn't seem to fit the aesthetic. I feel like the strong features of the jacket needs an equally strong cutaway shirt to pair.
post #58204 of 78722

I kinda see your point. The button down collar is in fact meant to relax the look a little - it all looked too serious with a cutaway collar. The roping is a bit strong indeed, but the only reason for choosing it was to flatter my physique... so if I want to make things look less imposing with this jacket I have to resort to things like the button down collar, knit ties, etc.

post #58205 of 78722

Not sure I agree. Looks pretty classic to me, man. Looks like it fits pretty nice. 

 

And I think, if it wasn't a button-down, it definitely should not be a strong cutaway.

post #58206 of 78722
Quote:
Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Second look is much, much better... if the suit was the charcoal grey it appears to be in the photo. I'm guessing from your prior posts that it's actually navy, in which case I'm less keen, unless it's an extremely dark navy (verging on black), in which case it's good.

 

Are you folding silk squares? It looks like it. Don't. Use linen/cotton if you want to fold, or puff if it's silk. Some silk blends may (may!) be able to take a fold; most cannot.

 

That suit actually is blue...the lighting made distorted its color. I am wearing it today with a dark navy suit so it is good. Yes, I don't know why I still stick with silk. I've switched to TV fold but still, I'll try linen. Wow, no love for sky blue ties here LOL

post #58207 of 78722
Quote:
Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Great summer look, HF. Nice use of a seersucker odd jacket, and impressive fit - is it one of your E&R's? 

 

Thanks! The fit of the jacket isn't actually that great but for a casual jacket like seersucker, it's tolerable. Ideally, it'd be a bit narrower across the chest and ever so slightly shorter. But it is what it is. Which, since you asked, is RTW Ralph Lauren Polo. :)

post #58208 of 78722

Oh, then I think I have tried on that very same jacket model. Unfortunately it was only available in regular length and the 42R was waaaay too long. Very nice silhouette though, and I think the extra chest room is nicely distributed, it doesn't look ill-fitting on you.

post #58209 of 78722
Quote:
Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Oh, then I think I have tried on that very same jacket model. Unfortunately it was only available in regular length and the 42R was waaaay too long. Very nice silhouette though, and I think the extra chest room is nicely distributed, it doesn't look ill-fitting on you.


Thank you; that's why I still keep it! It's an unusual size (37S) and was a much better fit when I first bought it years ago (I'm a 36S these days). I was lucky and found it in an outlet, going for a song, so couldn't resist. I never thought I'd wear it more than once or twice ever, but once you get over the fact you're wearing seersucker in England, it's versatile enough to trot out several times or more a year. Of course, I hardly need to sing seersucker's praises to you of all people! smile.gif

 

BTW, thanks for all the thumbs-ups in such a short space of time; much appreciated!

post #58210 of 78722
First day of school

12486529-D587-4399-9F3D-26902B98920D-299-0000001EA62F7C00_zps4f289a29.jpg

054E75D2-9B9B-4962-A8C0-86743261AF3D-299-0000001EABFA46C0_zpsa0b4aac5.jpg

5BB67269-A14B-4D54-9C8C-B4282E1C0987-299-0000001E9EF3981B_zps8163fbf5.jpg
post #58211 of 78722
Quote:
Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

 

Colours & patterns are good; in fact, I'd say really good. Which makes the jacket fit disappointing (loose+low collar) by comparison, as this could have been a great overall look. Trouser fit is also a bit off, but less noticeably so.

Thank you, so I am getting half way there! The critique on collar fit  is helpful, I see what you mean now.   I think I got the shoulder width right but something needs to be done about the collar.  Any suggestions to tell my tailor?  My shirt collar should probably be .5" less also.  And yes, the trousers seem to flair from knee up (like a subtle jodhpur).  I can't seem to get a smooth line from bottom of rise to knee.  I have to get my trousers on point, a lot of sad fits in that department!   

post #58212 of 78722
August20_1.jpgAugust20_3.jpgAugust20_2.jpg
post #58213 of 78722
Thanks for the feedback Mr. Daniels! I felt the need to make up for yesterday's poor showing.
post #58214 of 78722
Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

5BB67269-A14B-4D54-9C8C-B4282E1C0987-299-0000001E9EF3981B_zps8163fbf5.jpg

 

 

Tie doesn't work IMO; it's the wrong shade of blue. Either go much darker blue, or go for a different colour (maybe dark brown, given the other colours in the look?).

 

Originally Posted by McBindle View Post
Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Colours & patterns are good; in fact, I'd say really good. Which makes the jacket fit disappointing (loose+low collar) by comparison, as this could have been a great overall look. Trouser fit is also a bit off, but less noticeably so.

Thank you, so I am getting half way there! The critique on collar fit  is helpful, I see what you mean now.   I think I got the shoulder width right but something needs to be done about the collar.  Any suggestions to tell my tailor?

 

I usually just point out any areas I don't like to my tailor and they start pinning/marking things. Actually, they usually spot the problems before I point them out. So I can't really say what needs to be done or whether it can be fixed. But take the jacket to a decent tailor and they'll notice it for themselves and make their own recommendations (even if to say it can't be fixed). While I'm always interested in learning how they fix things, I don't like telling them how to fix them. Largely because I don't know how. biggrin.gif

post #58215 of 78722
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Quote:

Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

Doing the "security guard" look, with a slight professorial tinge to it.

 


Blazer, shirt, trousers, tie - BB
PS - Alain Figaret
Shoes - Magnanni for Bergdorf Goodman
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 

upr_crust - These shoes are fantastic.  A relaxed take on the security guard motif.  Some may have an issue with the white shirt but I think it is consistent with your overall style.  The bow tie does a good job of framing your face and compliments the casual vibe created by the shoes.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

Claghorn - These two fits look very comfortable.  The second is a nice iteration of the blue odd jacket.  The second fit also has nice balance of grey and blue tone - neither is oversaturated compared to the other.  My favorite characteristic of these two is the roll on lapels and the figure eight of lapel and quarters on the grey suit.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

 

 

 

 

Not what I wore today--nowhere near tweed weather even if I am mostly just carrying around my jacket--but I just got this from the tailor and I'm finally perfectly happy with the pattern. Buttoning point high but not too high (by my standards). Not too much waist suppression. I barely gave them enough fabric to work with, but overall, I'm damned pleased.

 

New jacket (Click to show)

 

 

Claghorn - These two fits look very comfortable.  The second is a nice iteration of the blue odd jacket.  The second fit also has nice balance of grey and blue tone - neither is oversaturated compared to the other.  My favorite characteristic of these two is the roll on lapels and the figure eight of lapel and quarters on the grey suit.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Originally Posted by EFV View Post

Still summer in Stockholm. New cotton suit and shirt. The PS is also new (cheers Malford!!). Oh, new shoes and socks as well.
 

In our backyard (Click to show)


 

 

 

EFV - Very nice!  Are those patch pockets?  Height of collar is well done and the spread of shirt collar to lapel and the harmony to the notch height is nice.  I'm with mrjester on the square (maybe something with a powder blue in it?) but still works. 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Quote:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

First day of school

12486529-D587-4399-9F3D-26902B98920D-299-0000001EA62F7C00_zps4f289a29.jpg

054E75D2-9B9B-4962-A8C0-86743261AF3D-299-0000001EABFA46C0_zpsa0b4aac5.jpg

 

Murlsquirl - You made a good call on the plain toe derbys.  More embellishment may have overwhelmed the overall excellent pattern play.  The shirt is really bold so a bold shoe would have been too much for the eye to focus on. 

 

 

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