rite on Mimo-
Hi guise, thank you for the recent likes
some ole faithfuls
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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!
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!
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.
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.
it's a class thing. busmen, janitors etc wear navy. just one of those 'it is what it is' things in MC.
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.
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!
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.