Comments are welcome. Today and every day. That's the best way for me to learn.
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Pliny my man, that's like a soothing balm for the eyes. Those soft tones in the jacket/tie/PS are just lovely. Even the non-approved socks are suitably rustic in texture (totally approved by me of course, like that's any comfort). Where's all this stuff from?
Clags, you're all win these days, and your local tailor's clearly got you down perfectly by now. I'm wondering, where do you buy your cloth? I am torn between spending more for better feel and drape, and not dropping too much when the tailoring is a bit unpredictable.
Honestly the shoes would make or break this for me. I really like what you did there, but this is an instance for me where, if the wrong shoes were used, it would take the whole thing down a notch IMO.
Challis is E G Cappelli- their cut is
Drakes Kelim square
Howard Yount trews
Mimo, that's actually from my previous tailor. At first I just got fabric from the tailor, but as they were really marking up anything decent, I just have an old friend in England send me it. Timo recommended some eBay sellers that sell decent stuff, but I'm a little leery about not handling (or having someone else handle) the cloth before buying. I should probably bite the bullet and find out.
CM, wore Haight chelseas. My go to shoe (probably get worn twice a week).
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stitches, it isn't just you. The vast, vast, vast majority are solids (upwards 60%) with another large chunk (maybe 25%) taken up by stripes. Another 10% are subtle patterns that resolve to solids after a few feet. 5% are of the pindot variety. Then I have maybe 6-7 neats and 2 large paisley. I know what I like. A good tie is a textured tie--everything else about it is a distraction.
The suit is a RTW from Savoy Tailors Guild, bought in London several years ago. I just had the trousers slimmed a bit.
The shirt is MTM from Turnbull and Asser, tie and PS fra T&S as well.
Normaly I would like to add som more contrast and colour to the outfit. But this is the way I ended to day.
I didn't like the jacket. But I do like this suit, even though it's equally insane. The lapels are awesome, And I second HF's comment - he's another one whose stuff I either love or hate, but always respect for having some balls.
Heavy tie aside, and maybe it's the pockets making me think of safaris, the colour, the shirt or all of them, but I can't help thinking you should be somewhere more summery and bright than Luxembourg in this. Anyway, it's brilliant, well done!
This suit was a white card given to a MTM tailor who became a friend and he indeed went on quite wildly with the creative aspect but I adore the lapels, very TF like.
I know I should be somewhere more summery but well you can't have a safe and pleasant city with a nice tax regime and beautiful weather, that's just too much to ask. Transfer the safety aspect, my job and the tax regime to Italy and I'm moving tomorrow!
Thanks for your kind comments :)
Funnily enough, I prefer this as an overall look, probably because I think the shirt/tie choices mesh better with it.
As for appreciating variety, this forum can always use more high quality variety. Many looks can be classified into a dichotomy of "vaguely transatlantic, looks OK" and "just no". It's great to see posters like yourself with more distinct aesthetic preferences. There are a small handful of posters whose outfits I consistently enjoy seeing, regardless of whether I happen to like any given day's outfit, because I know I'll see something with genuine intent behind it. With outfits like today's, you're certainly one of those dudes.
Thanks, I appreciate being part of these "dudes" :)