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Second outing for Yellow Hook's "Late Summer Plum".  I'm really loving this tie.  

 

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Second outing for Yellow Hook's "Late Summer Plum".  I'm really loving this tie.  
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I love that tie. I don't care what season it is, I will be wearing mine often.
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it is a great looking tie.
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Second outing for Yellow Hook's "Late Summer Plum".  I'm really loving this tie.

 

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Beautiful tie ... is one of my favorite colors .. really ... then in that dress is perfect.

 

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mcobinad, I love your stuff. DonCologne great mixing and matching. You manage a lot of color here and yet it doesn't look too busy. Excellent.

 

Thanks for all of the feedback on my last post, everybody! Great advice from a lot of people and I really appreciate it!!

 

After my "Friday Fail" I had to try and make up for it. Saturday was casual brown cords and pennies, light blue OCBD and navy harrington. Today was communion Sunday so I aimed for a very conservative look. Should I have done a Navy knit instead? As always any feedback at all is very much welcomed. You guys are helping to refine my eye a lot!

 

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I confess the tie I wore may have been influenced by the fact that my wife said it was merely tolerable when I first got it. I had to try and prove her wrong! Also, I think this tie could've used a quick pressing. Is there something you guys use to press your own ties? Can anyone point me in the right direction where that might be possible? The cleaners where I live can get kind of pricey, and I am beginning to acquire quite a few ties.

 

Also, suit is actually a 3 piece, but I left the vest at home as I thought it was more conservative without it. Is this generally a bad practice for fading reasons, or fine with a 3 piece?

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L2BR, the gray suit is pretty good. I would have the pants tapered below the knee, though. They're approaching bell bottom proportions.
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^^ this ^^
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Also, suit is actually a 3 piece, but I left the vest at home as I thought it was more conservative without it. Is this generally a bad practice for fading reasons, or fine with a 3 piece?

 

The vested single breasted lounge suit is the most formal or conservative, if you wish, in the formality scale of the lounge suits. Leaving the vest at home is a common practice, don't feel bad about it, but you should know that it makes your outfit more "casual" and not the opposite as you seem to believe.

BTW, nice conservative outfit! I'd like to point out some stylistic details that could bring your outfit to another level, IMO. Regarding the trousers, slim it and add cuffs (and this comes from someone who hates skinny trousers of any kind). Regarding your jacket, honestly, I'm not sure which style I'd like to see on you. Some drape would make wonders to your chest, as some shoulder extension, but it could just look boxy, as your hips are really wide in comparison to your chest. A higher buttoning point and gorge, some substantial lapel roll, and, a longer jacket, would, IMO, make your suit look less dated and more flattering.

 

Edit: just noticed the high waist point, it makes your look pear-shaped.  I'd look for a jacket with a lower waist point, giving more length to the chest.

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The vested single breasted lounge suit is the most formal or conservative, if you wish, in the formality scale of the lounge suits. Leaving the vest at home is a common practice, don't feel bad about it, but you should know that it makes your outfit more "casual" and not the opposite as you seem to believe.

BTW, nice conservative outfit! I'd like to point out some stylistic details that could bring your outfit to another level, IMO. Regarding the trousers, slim it and add cuffs (and this comes from someone who hates skinny trousers of any kind). Regarding your jacket, honestly, I'm not sure which style I'd like to see on you. Some drape would make wonders to your chest, as some shoulder extension, but it could just look boxy, as your hips are really wide in comparison to your chest. A higher buttoning point and gorge, some substantial lapel roll, and, a longer jacket, would, IMO, make your suit look less dated and more flattering.

 

Edit: just noticed the high waist point, it makes your look pear-shaped.  I'd look for a jacket with a lower waist point, giving more length to the chest.

 

This is all great, guys. I will talk to my tailor about tapering the pants. Should I get a little more length in them for some break, too? Regarding cuffs, the pants are flat front, not pleated. I have always thought pleats+cuffs or no pleats and no cuffs. Is it fine to mix and match these options? If so, I will see if there is enough fabric to add some cuffs.

 

Also, Victor I really appreciate all of your detailed feedback. However, I must admit you use a ton of language I am not understanding. Are these things that can be done for this suit through tailoring or things I should look for when suit shopping for the future? Is there a sort of primer where I can read up on this stuff? Maybe you have some pictures illustrating differences in lapel roll, or drape etc? Is there an example of an ideal jacket type that you think would match my body well? That way I can get a better idea of what I'm looking for? I'm trying to soak up as much as I can through browsing these forums. For now I will start googling all of the terms I don't understand. :P

 

I appreciate you all helping me out.

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Halftime in my 14 day working-challenge:

 

 

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Edited by DonCologne - 10/6/13 at 8:44pm
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Man, sorry, I just saw your number of posts... I'm going to get back to you with a number of links so that you can catch up with the terminology, right now I'm f.... finishing to write a chapter that must be submitted today.

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The vested single breasted lounge suit is the most formal or conservative, if you wish, in the formality scale of the lounge suits. Leaving the vest at home is a common practice, don't feel bad about it, but you should know that it makes your outfit more "casual" and not the opposite as you seem to believe.

Wearing the vest may be more formal, but leaving it at home is more conservative in the sense that wearing a vest draws attention.
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Luv2b I get where IS n SB r coming from but I like your gray suit just as is. i like the modern sleeker look of a cuffless hem especially on gray. For me it's part of staying on the rite side of the blurry line between cool and costume. Hard to tell on the trouser width without seeing u in motion but i think the current width is consistent with the loose and relaxed silhouette. Nice look smile.gif
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Apple picking.  Wine tasting.  Dairy farm visit.  Bean Boots on the bottom.  I can't think of more appropriate shoes for the situation: rainy, muddy, and chilly.  The jacket is waterproof and reversible.  

 


 

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Wearing the vest may be more formal, but leaving it at home is more conservative in the sense that wearing a vest draws attention.

 

That's why I phrased it as "if you wish", as being conservative is subjected to social institutions, which differs between different cultures. 

Being conservative is to preserve traditional social institutions. So if you take the menswear tradition where the vested lounge suit was the most suitable choice to replace the morning suit for social activities, a vested lounge suit is the most conservative in our lounge suited society. Your observation is based on the notion that wearing a vest draws attention, which says more about your office dress code than to the menswear tradition. Modus vivendi it is if you wish.

 

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