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Earth tones and dark trousers. Mah man! :cheers:

 

Don't listen to the non believers!

 

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Wonderfull late summer weather with this camel hair sports coat from Brioni

 

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@Claghorn thanks again for the advice. Any suggestions on how to make this look better? I like the look of an odd vest beneath a suit, is it the high contrast which fails in this case?

@Caustic Man Yeah, you need Rhino skin on this forum, it seems...


Hey, The Villain. There are a bunch of reasons why this isn't working. Generally black suits wash people out and they probably should only be worn to funerals or a night out on the town, but the problem with your black suit is the vertical stripes and shine. Vertical stripes on suits imply a business suit, but this one certainly isn't. The shininess also hurts it, because generally shiny fabric implies low quality fabric. The suit has no basis in history, and therefore is sort of just nothing. At no time was that a proper kind of suit. If you want to wear a black suit out, I'd get a simple, well fitting, solid black suit. Or better yet charcoal because then you can wear it during the day too.

Contrasting vests can sometimes be okay, but probably only with casual outfits. Tweed and other country fabrics and colors lend themselves well, but not sleek city suits that you are wearing. Also a white suit vest isn't anything. Where did it come from? A white suit? because that's not a thing either.

Your shoes look like elf shoes and aren't very pleasing to the eye, probably because feet aren't shaped like that.

No one will love the tie you are wearing but, eh whatever, if everything else was spot on I guess I'd be fine with it. But giving it a dimple does give it more interest and character.
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The suit is Boss....
The patent pointy shoes... They're from Aldo...

well that explains half of it at least.
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@CommenceFailure Hi there. Thanks for your input.

The suit is Boss black label and it's a wool/silk blend. Maybe the pictures don't do it justice.

The waistcoat is a tailor made piece I had made especially for this reason. Initially, it was for an ash grey suit, but I thought I'd try it out with this too.

The patent pointy shoes, meh, whatever, I like them. They're from Aldo if I remember right.

Will take your comments under advisement, thank you for the reasonable tone!


Just a heads-up; Boss suits are hated here for their low build quality and ephemeral styling; Aldo are despised here.

As a general rule of thumb, if you're buying from a well-known brand, a significant percentage of your money goes into marketing and advertising, which is useless to the actual physical object, thus you're getting an inferior product. Makes sense, right?

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:lurk:

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Boss suits fit me better than any other OTR I've ever tried. I own three and they've served me well. The build quality is perfect for my needs. Are you guys doing James Bond sh*t in your fully canvassed jackets?

Anyway... There must be someone who likes my outfit as I was showered with compliments last night.


So your final objective is other people's validation based on your outward appearance? Fair enough. I can see now why you don't like this place, then.

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Here we go again...
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Here we go again...

+1 ... jfc
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Originally Posted by the villain View Post

Boss suits fit me better than any other OTR I've ever tried. I own three and they've served me well. The build quality is perfect for my needs. Are you guys doing James Bond sh*t in your fully canvassed jackets?

Anyway... There must be someone who likes my outfit as I was showered with compliments last night.



Decided to stay out of this until I saw this post


This.... is never a way to gauge whether you are well dressed or not.
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Decided to stay out of this until I saw this post


This.... is never a way to gauge whether you are well dressed or not.

 

Exactly.  Ahem...

 

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@CommenceFailure Hi there. Thanks for your input.

The suit is Boss black label and it's a wool/silk blend. Maybe the pictures don't do it justice.

The waistcoat is a tailor made piece I had made especially for this reason. Initially, it was for an ash grey suit, but I thought I'd try it out with this too.

The patent pointy shoesmeh, whatever, I like them. They're from Aldo if I remember right.

Will take your comments under advisement, thank you for the reasonable tone!

 

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Boss suits fit me better than any other OTR I've ever tried. I own three and they've served me well. The build quality is perfect for my needs. Are you guys doing James Bond sh*t in your fully canvassed jackets?

Anyway... There must be someone who likes my outfit as I was showered with compliments last night.

 

Friend:

 

Welcome to SF.  However, please remember that you came here — we did not seek you out.  Our forum, like any group, has norms.  The Classic Menswear side of the forum has a particular set of established norms, and an even more specific set of "fit norms"* applies to this thread:

 

 

Considering the first fit norm in the diagram, the fits you have posted thus far do not consist of quality pieces (see bolded items above) as most active participants here generally conceptualize "quality" in terms of classic menswear.  Considering the second fit norm, the styles of pieces you have chosen are not traditional as most here generally conceptualize "traditional" in terms of classic menswear.  Thus, you are currently a "deviant," but you also seem to understand that.  You have requested feedback and you have acknowledged that the feedback you have received so far has been overwhelmingly negative as to both quality and tradition. 

 

Finally, your fits are "individualistic"  but you remain outside of even the Individuality fit norm in the chart above primarily because you are new here.  Thus, it follows that you do not have any idiosyncrasy points against which to borrow by making statements such as those italicized above — they clearly indicate your current rejection of most, if not all, of the relevant forum and thread norms. 

 

The tools with which to start educating yourself and, should you so choose, to also become a valued member of our community, are abundant here.  I hope you seek out those tools (which would actually enable you to take the comments you have received thus far "under advisement"), but if you choose not to please expect (as others have already mentioned above) that you will soon simply be ignored.

 

"It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us." - Isaac D’Israeli

 

* The chart is only generally illustrative at the highest level.  Obviously there is a continuum and, by way of example, I am not stating that WGTT-approved fits are not individualistic.  Instead, the "fit norms" and the convergent areas are, more practically speaking, areas of emphasis.


Edited by RedDevil10 - 10/20/13 at 1:51am
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It may be a moot point for practical reasons (and I hope I'm not out of line for saying so), but it looks like your tailcoat could fit better. The sleeves could be narrower, and the chest seems just a little loose fitting for the formality of that type of coat. Very handsome all the same though. What's the occasion? Nice to see some white-tie in the thread. As an orchestral musician, full evening dress is my CBD
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It's that time of the year again....

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Your comments are indeed spot on, the white tie rig was acquired about 30 lbs ago. I've been meaning to get a new one for quite some time but have just not gotten around to it. I only wear it twice a year (official university banquets), so it has just never reached the top of the priority list. One day soon I will get around to it....

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pingson, you get married every year? puzzled.gif

Don't tell me you don't dress up for your anniversary?? teacha.gif
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Anyway... There must be someone who likes my outfit as I was showered with compliments last night.

 

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This.... is never a way to gauge whether you are well dressed or not.

 

In this of all threads, something about ^ seems ironic.

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I think the tribal hand tattoo says it all really.
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I also had a Venn Diagram in mind, but as it's simple, I think I will just describe it:

 

The SF ideal is probably somewhere around 1930s European aristocrat.

 

You are modelling yourself, by your own admission, on 1990s movie gangsters who marry prostitutes.

 

 

Both tend to wear suits.  Beyond that, the overlap between the two sets is surprisingly small.

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Once more, in pictures:

 

 

 

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