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post #64186 of 78717

I was this close to lecturing you about mirrors and shit when I realised that the pocketsquare pocket would still be on the wrong side even if it were mirrored.

 

Which brings us back to the question: Why have you buttoned your jacket the women's way??

post #64187 of 78717
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I have a white linen blazer. Would you wear the shirt with that? I.e. going lighter instead of darker with the sc. Maybe it'd work with a khaki sportcoat too if I wore it sans tie. I honestly think this shirt looks decent with a blazer and a bow tie. I'll have to show yall.

it might work with a really casual SC, but the collar is going to give you difficulties i think.
post #64188 of 78717
@emptym

regarding your post over the weekend. yes, without a doubt there are things that i used to think look awesome, that i know realize do not. but what i was trying to say, is the following.

while i think that the good taste thread has done a lot of good for the forum, and i have personally learned a great deal from it, i think that it has produced one very significant flaw, at least for me. and that would be too much book smarts and not enough street smarts, an over intellectualization, if you will, of looking at things at times.

while i certainly do not subscribe to the notion that because someone likes the way they look, that makes it good (see: the mens warehouse, for a great example of this failure), i also do not subscribe to the notion that because 7 technical points have been addressed, that that makes it look good either. its the same mistake coming from the other direction.

i think that sometimes people look at a fit and turn it into some kind of purely academic excersize, and forget that fact that this is still clothing, and that in the end it needs to reach a successful aesthetic conclusion.

im not saying that any one persons opinion is the be all end all of what a successful aesthetic conclusion is, but i do think sometimes people miss the forrest for the trees, and forget to step back and simply ask, does this actually look good? is this actually pleasing to the eye? because its quite possible for a fit to hit on some collection of rulebook guidelines correctly, and still look horrible, in my opinion.
post #64189 of 78717
now THAT is how it is done-- very sharp, man! shirt and tie in particular are an excellent combo in my opinion, shoes are not stubby in the least nor stretched open at the throat. yup!

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post #64190 of 78717
Absolutely spot on Stitchy.

I've read some seemingly deep intellectual musings on this message board by people who subsequently post car crash pics of themselves.

Reminds me of the kind of musicians who can play any sheet music you put in front of them but ask them to improvise or compose and they are clueless.
post #64191 of 78717
really dislike the tie-- such a dated, out of style pattern, man! u can do better. booo!


Edited by The_Foxx - 11/11/13 at 6:39pm
post #64192 of 78717
Haha, okay okay so I was given a dated tie. Oh well...

I have a wool tie that I really like, but I'm having a really hard time pairing it properly and haven't worn it as such. I'm trying to take a picture of it to put up on here now.





For reference, the scarf is a cream colored silk scarf. The bedsheet is brown.

Edit: I'm tempted to take like 10 or 15 ties that I like and put them on 3 pictures and get your feedback to see how awful my taste really is hahaa.
Edited by ridethecliche - 11/11/13 at 7:30pm
post #64193 of 78717
Create a separate thread for that.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Create a separate thread for that.

 

Will do.

post #64195 of 78717
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Claghorn, is one of your shoulders lower/arms longer than the other?

I'm a tournament level tennis player, and my right arm is significantly longer than my left, and right shoulder is significantly lower because the joint is so loose. I was wondering if there was any specific tailoring you do to account for it since your fits are almost universally wonderful.

(obviously anyone else is welcome to chime in)

J


Yeah, my right arm is almost an inch shorter than my left and my right shoulder is about half an inch less long than my left shoulder. RTW is hit or miss. The length is easy, I just have the right sleeve shortened more. Shoulders are a bit tricky. Some RTW is doesn't make a difference, in others, it causes divots. If it causes divots, I avoid as the corrections generally cost upwards of 50 dollars and the tailor that knows how to handle them works an hour away from me.

 

The easiest thing to do is just have everything made for you. It took my current tailor about a jacket and a half to get my shoulders just the way I wanted them (at least as far as fit).

 

For lower shoulders (mine are even, it's just the size that's different), I think there are things you can do as far as adding/subtracting padding. And arm length is just a matter of getting the sleeves shortened, a fairly routine operation.

post #64196 of 78717

For a (relatively) cool Sydney spring day...

 

Sartoria Partenopea unconstructed linen suit

No name silk paisley printed foulard

Herringbone ultramarine shirt

Robert Talbott pocket square

Di Mella belt and wholecut oxfords

 

 

 

post #64197 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post


Yeah, my right arm is almost an inch shorter than my left and my right shoulder is about half an inch less long than my left shoulder. RTW is hit or miss. The length is easy, I just have the right sleeve shortened more. Shoulders are a bit tricky. Some RTW is doesn't make a difference, in others, it causes divots. If it causes divots, I avoid as the corrections generally cost upwards of 50 dollars and the tailor that knows how to handle them works an hour away from me.

The easiest thing to do is just have everything made for you. It took my current tailor about a jacket and a half to get my shoulders just the way I wanted them (at least as far as fit).

For lower shoulders (mine are even, it's just the size that's different), I think there are things you can do as far as adding/subtracting padding. And arm length is just a matter of getting the sleeves shortened, a fairly routine operation.

Thanks much. Right now I just have the sleeves done, and if the shoulders don't look right, I don't buy it.

J
post #64198 of 78717
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@emptym

regarding your post over the weekend. yes, without a doubt there are things that i used to think look awesome, that i know realize do not. but what i was trying to say, is the following.

while i think that the good taste thread has done a lot of good for the forum, and i have personally learned a great deal from it, i think that it has produced one very significant flaw, at least for me. and that would be too much book smarts and not enough street smarts, an over intellectualization, if you will, of looking at things at times.

while i certainly do not subscribe to the notion that because someone likes the way they look, that makes it good (see: the mens warehouse, for a great example of this failure), i also do not subscribe to the notion that because 7 technical points have been addressed, that that makes it look good either. its the same mistake coming from the other direction.

i think that sometimes people look at a fit and turn it into some kind of purely academic excersize, and forget that fact that this is still clothing, and that in the end it needs to reach a successful aesthetic conclusion.

im not saying that any one persons opinion is the be all end all of what a successful aesthetic conclusion is, but i do think sometimes people miss the forrest for the trees, and forget to step back and simply ask, does this actually look good? is this actually pleasing to the eye? because its quite possible for a fit to hit on some collection of rulebook guidelines correctly, and still look horrible, in my opinion.
Sounds good, S. The both/and approach definitely makes sense to me.
post #64199 of 78717

Butch,

 

I kind of like it, but I agree - these PS's can do more.  I'm swimming around in old suits, even after adjustment, so waiting for some new clothes, specifically odd jackets that I think will look better with the ostentatious foldage you have in mind.

post #64200 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Mr Engineer View Post
 

Nice jacket,pants and shoes. The shirt, tie and PS I don't like tho.A different color PS and shirt(i think that white) would have helped.

The shirt is white.  Although I probably should of worn a darker tie.

 

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Why have you buttoned your jacket the women's way?

 

 

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I was this close to lecturing you about mirrors and shit when I realised that the pocketsquare pocket would still be on the wrong side even if it were mirrored.

 

Which brings us back to the question: Why have you buttoned your jacket the women's way??

 

The picture was taken at the end of a long night of drinking at my cousins wedding.  I didn't even realize I had it buttoned the wrong way until you guys pointed it out.  Good eye.

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