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I'm one of those thumbs. smile.gif But that's not even close to the record: http://www.styleforum.net/pages/stats/top/range/all/#members

No idea how most of those got so many likes... Especially those SW&D fits. I don't get some of those guys.

 

I am not even venturing into the strange and disturbing world of SW&D. I'm not that brave.

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Tom Miler got 28 likes so far for his last fit. That may be the most I've ever seen for anyone.


I've seen a couple of people break 30 (myself included :embar:). I think Victor has gotten close to 40. And go to the SW&D side and you can see a few people break 100.

 

I gave Miller a thumb both for the outfit and the acrobatics.

 

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Yes the fit is fantastic but am I the only one wondering how he did that ... IN that???!! happy.gif


I believe precedent has been set. I think we must admit that those Europeans are of sturdier stock than we.

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Caustic, that's a good blank vs blank for you. But you'd need to include the full set for each.

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Goes to show how much I pay attention to that sort of thing.

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thanks-  it's a Vanda shantung. i really like the ones I've got from them, they have high standards

 

Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

pliny - great look. who makes the tie?
 
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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post
 

HC - looking good.

 

Roy/Mimo, thanks for the comments. Do you think the "no tie with a BD" is purely a non-American thing? I can understand some people's aversion to wearing a BD with a suit, so is this just a continuum on this spectrum?  Would it matter if the BD was not oxford cloth? Or is it just the sporting heritage of the shirt itself? Just a matter of personal taste? 

 

I would be curious to see how many on this board feel the same as you guys, and how much of that split would be correlated with geography.

 

To me BD is on the causual side and a silk(y) tie is formal, than in my eyes this seems like a formalitymix that I would never use with suit. In USA they do, me not. So it is personal taste. You can see this combo in Norway, but it is not that common.
I have som BD, but thas purly causual and I alway use them with the collarbutton unbuttoned. The prefered cloth is oxford, but I have some in cordroy as well. Not in poplin or fine stuff.

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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post
 

HC - looking good.

 

Roy/Mimo, thanks for the comments. Do you think the "no tie with a BD" is purely a non-American thing? I can understand some people's aversion to wearing a BD with a suit, so is this just a continuum on this spectrum?  Would it matter if the BD was not oxford cloth? Or is it just the sporting heritage of the shirt itself? Just a matter of personal taste? 

 

I would be curious to see how many on this board feel the same as you guys, and how much of that split would be correlated with geography.

 

It's partly the BD/tie thing, but I'm not vehemently against it in principle, even with a suit.  But you're right about the texture: I like a heavy oxford like that, but for me that's then a casual shirt.  Were it a lighter and dressier shirt, it wouldn't jar so much.  For a casual shirt with no tie, I actually prefer a BD - so the collar stays upright.  No tie is also the only time I wear collar stays too.  Perhaps counter-intuitive, but it prevents that curly collar thing, which isn't a problem when the collar is fastened with a tie and jacket.

 

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I am not even venturing into the strange and disturbing world of SW&D. I'm over 18.

 

:rolleyes:

 

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I gave Miller a thumb both for the outfit and the acrobatics.

 

I believe precedent has been set. I think we must admit that those Europeans are of sturdier stock than we.

 

 

Me too.

 

If it's any consolation,

No Frills posted an even better "human flag" in TWAT. (Click to show)

And he is officially and geographically a full-time Murrican.  Abeit only recently. 

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CottonDockers:

 

While mimo makes good points, I won't wear two neats. Neat and a paisley? Of course. Otherwise, I save my "neat" squares for stripes, knits, or emblematics. I only have one or two "neat" prints I'll wear with a sportcoat, though.

 

I like the rest.

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Just for Stitchy...a third linen suit. :)

 

 

 

 

 

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Tie a proper knot, mims

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The Pratt/Shelby is my favourite knot.  Although with this less than formal look, I suppose I could have caved to FIH peer pressure. ;)

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A nod to AAS. Not black watch but close enough to get some love.

 

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This is just strange to me. Could someone explain?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/97620#post_6453037

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Having another play with Yohji.


  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Yohji
Olney Hat, Topman espadrilles


See, now I see this as an excellent example of how something can look good, and look good over a long period of time (as in I doubt he'll look back at this photograph and think "what the hell was I wearing") without being in the some traditional context.

 

I can't see any details, and it's a lot tougher to recognize the quality of construction of SW&D items based off a picture alone, but from the brand, I'm sure the construction is top notch. The clothes look comfortable, there is nothing frivolous or silly about them, they fit him well, the colors are great. It's a fantastic fit. This is the kind of fit that makes me glad I lurk that thread. Between all that goth-ninja silliness (which I appreciate in its own way), you have something as wonderful as this.

 

As far as the 130 thumbs, the lurkers on that thread are way more thumb happy then those here. A combination of them being younger, less uptight, and perhaps a bit more brand oriented (maybe a necessity given the difficulties in divining the quality of SW&D clothes based on pictures).


Edited by Claghorn - 10/23/13 at 11:09pm
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So no fit is good fit? Look at the amount of excess fabric down below...

I could wear my grandpa's clothes (I am a 38-40 and he was a 42-44) and look like that. Comfortable yes. Classic summer combo yes. Great quality yes. 
 

I wonder if the same amount of love had been given if no brand was mentioned?

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I think I'm with you, Anden.  There's nothing especially offensive about choosing to slob around in a loose untucked linen shirt, baggy trousers and slippers.  I have to confess that about twenty years ago, my default hot weather leisure wear wasn't too different.

 

But that's why it's over there in the children's section.  It's not classic menswear, it's some kind of hippy leisure wear...so should we care?

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