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Those boots look nice Clags, but probably just as well you didn't post them in the challenge as they seem hugely at odds with your otherwise very summery look. I picture those boots on a rainy manhattan pavement in winter combined with a flannel or tweed suit and a trench coat, not pastel colored linen and cream tropical wool.
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x-post from the challenge

 

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post #58518 of 78723
Aye, I went with them mostly for their narrowness. Almost wore walnut Cliftons, but I didn't like the way they went with the cream trouser.
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A nice morning in Amsterdam.

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Clag - love the lapels. Who makes the jacket?
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Thanks! It's bespoke. Took them three jackets (that being the second) to really get what I wanted. The fourth--a tweed I posted earlier in the thread--is everything I could want in a fit. Both the third and the fourth have lower buttoning points (to the denizens of this thread who hassle me for my love of sternum hugging jackets).
post #58522 of 78723
Clags - if you're a big made-in-the-US guy for shoes, I'm surprised you haven't tried Alden yet.
Edited by Beatlegeuse - 8/23/13 at 4:01am
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x-post the Friday Challenge. Wanting to wear something that spoke of summer, but without resorting to seersucker or linen, I chose the ensemble below. The inclusion of a hat is the momentary inspiration from Don Cologne's posting.

Suit - BB Fitzgerald
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie - Hermes
Cufflinks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
PS - no name brand
Shoes - C & J Maltons
Hat - Seifter Associates


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post #58524 of 78723
Rarely post pics (mostly a lurker in this thread) but I figured I should participate sometimes. Sorry about the wrinkled pants. Noticed them only after the pic was taken.


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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

From the summer fit challenge:

 

Sea foam blue linen jacket

Silk and linen pink tie

Cream tropical weight trousers

 

Minus the tie...I like. Deets on the SC?
post #58526 of 78723
California Tuxedo Friday. I can save you one piece of criticism right off the bat and say that the PS turned out too matchy for my taste - should have gone with another colour or just cream silk - but hindsight is 20/20...



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Edited by Pingson - 8/23/13 at 5:33am
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hi guise-

Clags, elegant

Nathan Lane, sorry, it's you DC, nice fit smile.gif

Pingson- that's a great jacket-  2 great jackets really, and a fantastic tie- so subtle, so dry

 

Would appreciate opinions on which is better below?-  with the blue linen, or same fit, brown escorial tie.

Cream poplin shirt, white linen PS

 

 

 

 

Deets..

Lite Blue Linen- Hober

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Escorial wool tie from Panta

 

 

Vass Italian Oxford

 


Edited by Pliny - 8/23/13 at 5:00am
post #58528 of 78723

Great color combos, but I'm not convinced on the shirt. Looks decidedly business-y for a cool and relaxed summer outfit. Besides, all that glorious linen next to a crisp white shirt? Seems a little incoherent. Everything else though? Glorious!

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

From the summer fit challenge:

 

Sea foam blue linen jacket

Silk and linen pink tie

Cream tropical weight trousers

post #58529 of 78723
^ I have a bias towards Panta - I have that same tie and wore it earlier this week. Some might say it's too much brown with the jacket, but I like it. Generally I don't really like light colored ties at all.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

From the summer fit challenge:

 

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Sea foam blue linen jacket

Silk and linen pink tie

Cream tropical weight trousers


At first blush, I liked this fit and it will undoubtedly read as well-dressed to everyone you meet today. The square's colours & pattern are the perfect foil for the jacket in particular.

 

Having said that, there are things that task me, as Ahab or Khan would say...

- the tie is a little pale for the look, given the brightness of the jacket; something darker in the middle of your frame would probably centre the look better.

- like Ianiceman mentioned upthread, I really don't think wearing boots with this look makes any sense.

- but my biggest issue is with trousers which exhibit my personal bete noire with some summer weight items: visible pocket outlines due to the fabric being that sheer. I had to return a lightweight suit a while back because of exactly this problem. Once you see it, it's terribly irritating to know the problem's there. I bet the rear pockets also stand out in a similarly annoying way (esp. irritating to know they're visible if you take your jacket off; likely in hot weather!) and because the fabric's so gauzy, in bright sunshine, beware people being able to tell what you're wearing underneath or creating a young Diana effect! smile.gif

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