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I have been experimenting, trying to get a tie that might be a little loud..the shoes are actually dark brown not black. IMO I would have picked a different tie that is more subtle..but I am learning to be a bit more adventurous with my ties..the shirt is not white but very thin pin stripe.. but with the sun in full force here when I take my lunches its hard to get that to pop when taking pictures..I'll swap that out with something silk or linen from now on probably..

I disagree about the tie. The textural difference breaks up the monotony of the worsted suit with the rather formal shirt and keeps up with the break in pattern and scale that the tie also provides. It certainly takes center stage within the outfit, but that's not necessarily a bad thing - especially since it doesn't do so in a gaudy or overpowering way. The rest moves to compliment around it and fits with it. While this isn't a description of the orchestral harmony that is often sought after, orchestras often feature soloists for specific pieces, and within a greater context it's more than likely just fine.
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dammit....remind me tonight to send it.

You can send foreskin in the mail?

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I disagree about the tie. The textural difference breaks up the monotony of the worsted suit with the rather formal shirt and keeps up with the break in pattern and scale that the tie also provides. It certainly takes center stage within the outfit, but that's not necessarily a bad thing - especially since it doesn't do so in a gaudy or overpowering way. The rest moves to compliment around it and fits with it. While this isn't a description of the orchestral harmony that is often sought after, orchestras often feature soloists for specific pieces, and within a greater context it's more than likely just fine.


that was what I was going for..I wanted to break away from the monotony of the conservative business outfit (which is my uniform at work)..I know its risky wearing Wool ties in the summer.. but I wanted to add some texture without taking away from the outfit.. like I said earlier I was not to keen on the tie with the suit.. but said what the heck and went with it.. no one even noticed and I got a lot of compliments on the tie ( dont know if that is a good thing or a bad thing)..

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that was what I was going for..I wanted to break away from the monotony of the conservative business outfit (which is my uniform at work)..I know its risky wearing Wool ties in the summer.. but I wanted to add some texture without taking away from the outfit.. like I said earlier I was not to keen on the tie with the suit.. but said what the heck and went with it.. no one even noticed and I got a lot of compliments on the tie ( dont know if that is a good thing or a bad thing)..

One of my favorite ties to wear in the summer is a bright orange unlined six-fold cashmere I bought from Ed. I especially like it as things move towards - but not yet into - autumn because of the seasonal connotation for the cashmere even though the color makes it a distinctly non-winter tie. I also have a wool/linen gun club check that I bought from Vanda before they were Vanda that is light enough to wear whenever I want - provided that it's appropriate to the rest of things. The dryness of both really appeals to me here in Texas because it's rather non-reflective, and our sun here is at least as bright as the one in your pictures. Silk ties often glare unless they're exceedingly matte.

All of this really makes me think that I should invest in a shantung(sp?) to try things out as perhaps a midground, but I've not gotten around to it yet.
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Whose baby? Stitches baby? Stitch, do you have a new young'un I am unaware of?

Not that I am aware of.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

You can send foreskin in the mail?

I am not exactly sure. Have never tried that prank.


How you been, btw?
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that's a smart suit Kai and  Holdfast-  like it a lot

 

 

Fox 13 oz navy flannel,

English cut by Mears.

and w patch pockets, which i regret

repp tie

linen square

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Never regret patch pockets.

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I love patchies and have some, just not so much On 13 z flannel. but i could b persuaded

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Never regret patch pockets.


Edited by Pliny - 8/29/13 at 3:52am
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Whose baby? Stitches baby? Stitch, do you have a new young'un I am unaware of?

No, Derk has new spawn. He confuses the public by having a picture of Stitchy as his avatar.
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Today's suit I wore some four weeks ago, after not having worn it in a long time. It was in need of tailoring, being too loose on me. I just got it back last night from the tailor - results are as below.

Suit - BB Regent
Shirt & cufflinks - Tyrwhitt
Tie & braces - Paul Stuart
Shoes - Finsbury, Paris


"Before" photo:
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"After" photos:
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You can send foreskin in the mail?

you can. Make sure to pay extra fro tracking and insurance.
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One of my favorite ties to wear in the summer is a bright orange unlined six-fold cashmere I bought from Ed. t as bright as the one in your pictures. Silk ties often glare unless they're exceedingly matte.

All of this really makes me think that I should invest in a shantung(sp?) to try things out as perhaps a midground, but I've not gotten around to it yet.

I have that exact tie....and its definitely one of my favorites for the reasons you mentioned.

and yes...you REALLY need to try out some shantungs....i have a few by drakes and vanda...I LOVE my brown vanda... go kop...naow.
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Today's suit I wore some four weeks ago, after not having worn it in a long time. It was in need of tailoring, being too loose on me. I just got it back last night from the tailor - results are as below.

looks great crusty!
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Is it, by any chance, from Tweed Country Sports? (I saw you were based In Stockholm)?
It sure is!

I had to ask smile.gif. I got my grey PoW suit from a few days ago from TCS as well. Great store.
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View PostHoldfast -- I like your rig, but I can't make out what style the shoes are. Given that I've been living in navy jacket/tan trousers lately, I'm always curious to see how others furnish it out.

 

They're actually dark brown chelseas (RM Williams). Out of curiosity, where did this term "rig" come about to refer to an outfit? Quasi-military thing?

 

Originally Posted by Kai View Post
Unbreakable umbrella.

 

That sounds like a challenge to me!

 

(nice outfit, btw.)

 

 

 

 

 

More playing around with purple ties in readiness for this week's challenge theme (I actually prefer yesterday's implementation, esp. given the season):

 

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HF i cant help but love those loud purple pinstripes and peaks. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Even though the tie is matchy...i dig. probably one of my favorite fits (or is it 'rigs' now?) youve posted.
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