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Originally Posted by McBindle View Post
 

 

Tie is Liverano.

 

Fabric is VBC wool/linen blend. It's a full suit!

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Thanks for the positive critiques of yesterday's fit, guys.  Lots to learn here.  Biggest challenge I am facing is fit of trousers and shirts.  Gained weight in grad school, bought some clothes, then lost way more than expected ("world's smallest violin plays").  Result = cinched up trousers and roomy collars all around. 

 

Here is today's fit.  No client meetings so went casual: cotton/linen blend unstructured jacket, raw silk square, loafers and the last of the knit ties for a while. Weird pulling at the waist on this jacket.  I've got quite a dropped right shoulder which might be throwing off the balance but not sure. 

Note: cat is not gearing up to spray my fit.  Forum members may disagree with his decision. 

 

 

Trouser, textured sock and shoe combo bonus pic. (Click to show)

 

 

 

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I generally will tie a half windsor half the time. It depends on the tie. Thicker ties, grenadines, knits, etc get FIH; most everything else gets a half windsor.

 

 

 

 

Also, perhaps the guy from Suits was wearing a paddock style jacket?


Edited by Claghorn - 8/21/13 at 9:44pm
post #58429 of 78722
clags, your HW looks more wide and evenly triangular than mine. i wonder why that is. i think we are close to the same height. i wonder what the technique difference is.
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@clags: JFK wasn't wearing a paddock jacket he was merely buttoning both buttons on his two button jacket to hide his back brace. You can tell it's not a paddock jacket because the pockets are on the same level as the lower button.


Regarding Full Windsor knots: Symmetrie ist die Ästhetik des einfachen Menschen.
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How much do you tighten after the first loop (under and over)?

Regardless, HW is far from uniform, so it can capture at least some of the whimsy of a FIH.

@claps: Interesting. The article I pulled the image from mentioned that he wore them less as he got older. I wonder if he stopped needing the brace as much.
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Regarding Full Windsor knots: Symmetrie ist die Ästhetik des einfachen Menschen.

Brilliant quote! smile.gif
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Perhaps a better question might be 'Why is it a problem?'

The problem is the illusion that there is clothing or a form of dressing that is "timeless" and "classic"

 

 

 

I agree with Caustic Man on this one.  True, nothing is timeless in the sense of "existing forever."  The earth will be swallowed by the sun in 5 billion years, so nothing human is eternally timeless.  So to be sensible, the term can't be interpreted in an extreme way.  What it means more practically is that an outfit can appeal to more than one generation, and is not just a passing fad.  The way Fred Astaire is dressed here is classic or timeless in the sense it can appeal not just to people in his own decade.  We can recognize how beautiful it is.  Alas, sic transit gloria mundi, there will be a time (centuries from now?) when it'll be looked at the same way we look at a toga.  But it is still classic in having an appeal that endures longer compared to most other clothes.  A tuxedo with a black tie is classic in a way that a tuxedo with gold stripes is not.  Classic is not the only way of dressing (that's why seasonal fashion exists), but it is one way of dressing that does exist, and that some of us find attractive.

 

 

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Edited by CrimsonSox - 8/22/13 at 1:06pm
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Originally Posted by McBindle View Post

Thanks for the positive critiques of yesterday's fit, guys.  Lots to learn here.  Biggest challenge I am facing is fit of trousers and shirts.  Gained weight in grad school, bought some clothes, then lost way more than expected ("world's smallest violin plays").  Result = cinched up trousers and roomy collars all around. 

Here is today's fit.  No client meetings so went casual: cotton/linen blend unstructured jacket, raw silk square, loafers and the last of the knit ties for a while. Weird pulling at the waist on this jacket.  I've got quite a dropped right shoulder which might be throwing off the balance but not sure. 
Note: cat is not gearing up to spray my fit.  Forum members may disagree with his decision. 
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Trouser, textured sock and shoe combo bonus pic. (Click to show)


Nice, "beefy", collar roll. Liking the PS, too.
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post #58435 of 78722
Pratt>Half Windsor
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Will try half windsors and pratts next time!
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Originally Posted by CrimsonSox View Post

It is still classic in having an appeal that endures longer compared to most other clothes. Classic is not the only way of dressing (that's why seasonal fashion exists), but it is one way of dressing that does exist.

 

 

Classic, "(of a garment or designof a simple elegant style not greatly subject to changes in fashion". It's very evident how solid the lounge suit is when we compare the change in fashion that Japan passed through on 19th century's the last quarter to how the Occidental dressing form has changed over the last century. We're not stating that one dressing form is better than the other, we're just saying that the "classic style" is an accepted reference.

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Long time, no see. Finally back to work after a long summer and it's almost, but not really, autumn here, so time for autumn colours (but still with more summer-like weights). Can't wait for real tweed again nod[1].gif




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post #58439 of 78722
Really like that jacket, Pingson.
post #58440 of 78722
Pingson, looks great..btw, what tie pattern is that, Repp,Oxford weave?
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