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I don't get why everyone seems to think that wearing a tie is so uncomfortable. Unless your shirts are too small, you shouldn't even notice that you're wearing one. I'm already so used to wearing a tie at my relatively young age, that I cannot imagine even complaining about the comfort of ties in 20 years in time. I see so many people who take off their tie straight away after work, like it has been a noose around their neck all day long, constricting their ability to breathe. Perhaps something changes in the physiology of men's necks when they hit 40...
post #61697 of 78722
To Monkeyface's comment, male vanity being what it is, when men age, and gain weight, they do not necessarily note that it will adversely affect their shirt size, and, in many cases, will not buy shirts in a larger size until absolutely necessary, and in the interim, will complain about the "noose" around their necks. Either that, or they closely associate wearing a tie with working, and they loathe their jobs, thus loathing the wearing of a tie.

The weather in NYC has cooled and cleared, and I believe that today's attire will find more favor with you all than yesterday's - certainly it does with me, at least.

Suit - New & Lingwood
Shirt & tie - BB
Cufflinks - Vancouver Art Gallery
Braces - Lewin
Shoes - Finsbury, Paris


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post #61698 of 78722
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To Monkeyface's comment, male vanity being what it is, when men age, and gain weight, they do not necessarily note that it will adversely affect their shirt size, and, in many cases, will not buy shirts in a larger size until absolutely necessary, and in the interim, will complain about the "noose" around their necks. Either that, or they closely associate wearing a tie with working, and they loathe their jobs, thus loathing the wearing of a tie.

The weather in NYC has cooled and cleared, and I believe that today's attire will find more favor with you all than yesterday's - certainly it does with me, at least.

Suit - New & Lingwood
Shirt & tie - BB
Cufflinks - Vancouver Art Gallery
Braces - Lewin
Shoes - Finsbury, Paris
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I had considered the second reason, but hadn't even thought of the first one! I've heard the male neck increases in circumference with age, but I would just use that as an opportunity to go shirt shopping. 

 

Anyway, I like today's outfit. It's a very good use of a solid blue tie. In 90% of the cases I'd prefer a grenadine, but with this suit and shirt your tie works very well!

post #61699 of 78722

Very astute observation - wearing trousers and shirts "because that's always been my size" that are too small, seems to be very common.  I'm sure I've done it myself at some point, although I have a range of sizes in my wardrobe having gained a lot over the last few years.  I'm currently moving in the other direction - wondering what old friends are stored away somewhere to be rediscovered!  

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This is very true for me, and I suspect it's true for mimo. Really any expatriates.

 

This. Dubai.

post #61701 of 78722
Today is far from SF approved - grey SC and navy trousers. The trousers are needlecords in a lovely deep navy colour that don't photograph very well, which is pity. The cold and muggy weather also necessitated an extra cardigan under the jacket - it seems the housing operations at our university haven't located the "On" button for the central heating yet....


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post #61702 of 78722

Pliny, great SC pattern. Love it!

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Pingson, on the contrary, I would say that is the definition of how to wear navy trousers.  Delightful as usual.

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Pingson, on the contrary, I would say that is the definition of how to wear navy trousers.  Delightful as usual.

 

I've never understood the CM fear of navy trousers. I would guess it comes from the idea that the top half always be darker than the bottom half in odd jacket fits, but that's very much a safety rule for beginners.

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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

To Monkeyface's comment, male vanity being what it is, when men age, and gain weight, they do not necessarily note that it will adversely affect their shirt size, and, in many cases, will not buy shirts in a larger size until absolutely necessary, and in the interim, will complain about the "noose" around their necks. Either that, or they closely associate wearing a tie with working, and they loathe their jobs, thus loathing the wearing of a tie.
 

 

 

totally agree.  perversely, I like my job and enjoy choking on my ties.  (edit: okay,  I don't enjoy it that  much)  I've been known to do a yoga class in a tie.  Not hot yoga -  Hatha, and it was outside, and kinda cold.

 

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Today is far from SF approved - grey SC and navy trousers. The trousers are needlecords in a lovely deep navy colour that don't photograph very well, which is pity. The cold and muggy weather also necessitated an extra cardigan under the jacket - it seems the housing operations at our university haven't located the "On" button for the central heating yet.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

gee that's a nice tie ^^^

 

Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

Pliny, great SC pattern. Love it!

 

 

cheers man:slayer: 

post #61706 of 78722
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I've never understood the CM fear of navy trousers. I would guess it comes from the idea that the top half always be darker than the bottom half in odd jacket fits, but that's very much a safety rule for beginners.

 

it's a class thing.  busmen, janitors etc wear navy.  just one of those 'it is what it is' things in MC.  

post #61707 of 78722

I don't think it's the colour itself - we all wear navy suits after all.

 

It's that if you add a grey jacket, striped tie and black shoes, you can sometimes look like a schoolboy or a security guard or airline ground crew.  But with Pingson's autumnal textures. lovely tie, perfect shoe choice etc. there's just no danger of his looking like anything other than a very well-dressed professor.

post #61708 of 78722

I'm thinking of rocking this suit/tie/pocket square to a wedding, but am looking for shirt suggestions.  

I'm thinking it will need a pattern as the suit and tie are solid?

Apologies for the general scruffiness!

 

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post #61709 of 78722

The shirt doesn't "need" a pattern just because the suit and tie are solid. There are plenty of all solid combinations that look great. I would avoid having the pocket square be the only pattern, but that may just be me. Now, as for the rest, I don't feel like your look will get much love here. The suit jacket is far too short. I can't tell if those are peak lapels, but microscopic peak lapels make me cringe. If they aren't peak lapels, they are still too small. The button stance is too high. It just generally looks too small for you, and ill fitting. I also hate the tie and PS in this context. I'm sorry to say that it looks like you have never worn a suit before, and simply threw something together from stuff you found at H&M.

post #61710 of 78722

Haha that's a fair assessment, i've never had the need for suits.  Im only begrudingly wearing one as it is!  Thanks for the advice though, I might see what else I can dig up...

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