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ridethecliche, my friend, you have a lot of work ahead of you, but the task is not too great.

jack - too large in the body and the pockets look gigantic

shirt - button those buttons

PS - no relation to anything else, and i dont really like it much

pants - look like beat up khakis, not coherent with top block nor do i think they are particularly nice

boots - same as above

tie and socks are ok i guess.

not trying to be a dick, just trying to help.

keep reading and keep trying, you will get there.
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Recovering from a cold, so going for slouchy/comfy stuff today...

 

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Light outside this morning so I tried a different shot today:

 

 

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Kamakura

Barney's

Vintage

Bill's

Church's

 

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Thanks stitches.


Just curious, how do you know that the jacket is too big in the body from that picture? I have one hand up that's causing the side to 'puff' up. I guess I see what you're saying, i.e. that it's making my hips look wider. I think the pockets look even bigger than they are because they don't have a 'flap cap'.

 

And on the note of shoes. I was really thinking that this getup called for black cap toes, but I didn't want to get mine totally gunked up with the grossness outside.

 

And hey, atleast I did a little better than yesterday! :p

 

Edit: I guess I have a few things I've picked up from thrift stores and the like. I need to start figuring out what actually fits well and is worth altering and start dropping the rest. That and starting to be a bit more picky from now on. That's what this feedback is great for. I'm 24, so my wardrobe is tiny right now. This advice is good for future building. That's solid right there. I.e. how to make the most of what I have now and how to build it up to be better.

post #64250 of 78723
i just looks big in your body, its not flattering you at all.

i might get killed for this, but since you mentioned thrifting, just keep this in mind, its never worth settling. im not advocating breaking the bank, and i know everyone has their limitations, i sure have my own, but better to pay a little more and have less items but ones that are great items, and compliment you, than pay less and have more ok items. food for thought.
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Thanks stitches.


Just curious, how do you know that the jacket is too big in the body from that picture? I have one hand up that's causing the side to 'puff' up. I guess I see what you're saying, i.e. that it's making my hips look wider. I think the pockets look even bigger than they are because they don't have a 'flap cap'.

I'm with stiches, it looks big through the body. Raising your arm that little bit shouldn't make it flop all over the place. With the jacket buttoned, pull it at the button away from your body. Does it pull out more than a fist size?
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i just looks big in your body, its not flattering you at all.

i might get killed for this, but since you mentioned thrifting, just keep this in mind, its never worth settling. im not advocating breaking the bank, and i know everyone has their limitations, i sure have my own, but better to pay a little more and have less items but ones that are great items, and compliment you, than pay less and have more ok items. food for thought.

 

Oh, I've definitely learned to pass over some things that I would have bought before. And part of my reason for posting here is that there a few gents on here who are quite well dressed. A lot of what some of the people here post is not my cuppa tea, but the look should have a place in every man's wardrobe. I've learned a lot about pairings and fit just since I started following this thread. Posting has already taught twice that much.

I'm not offended that my stuff isn't up to snuff. From what I see around me at work and in life, I dress better than a lot of the men I encounter including many that are 'dressed up'. So, I see this as a way to learn some of the important essentials and let those guide me into the future.

 

I mean, I bought some gaudy polyester ties that I thought were awesome earlier in the year. They're all super bright and are now reserved for nights when I go out dancing or such. That was a learning experience and these ones are even better.

 

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I'm with stiches, it looks big through the body. Raising your arm that little bit shouldn't make it flop all over the place. With the jacket buttoned, pull it at the button away from your body. Does it pull out more than a fist size?

 

Haven't tried this, but I'm going to say yes. Didn't know that this was a good way of checking to ensure it's not too big on the body. Kept in mind for the next hunt!

 

Edit: I also had health issues in the last spell and lost a lot of weight from not being able to exercise. I think I'll get a little fuller in the next six months and can evaluate in the interim. I doubt that the 'big through the body' issue will be solved by this though.


Edited by ridethecliche - 11/12/13 at 1:59pm
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i just looks big in your body, its not flattering you at all.

i might get killed for this, but since you mentioned thrifting, just keep this in mind, its never worth settling. im not advocating breaking the bank, and i know everyone has their limitations, i sure have my own, but better to pay a little more and have less items but ones that are great items, and compliment you, than pay less and have more ok items. food for thought.

Hear, hear. I, may I say, have spent many on what I thought did the deal. Thing is I invested in brand and at some expense that didn't hit the mark or even fit. I have passed on or thrown away lots of gear recently (thanks SF) and have learnt much on the way. Some hard lessons... My view subsequently is that quality counts:-

Buy from those that know

Only buy the right thing, never compromise

If cost is an issue, wait till it isn't.
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Willi-Alexis-Str? :D


Well spotted. ;-)

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Wearing my new Passaggio Cravatte grenadine!



Looks superb, Monkeyface.
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Haven't tried this, but I'm going to say yes. Didn't know that this was a good way of checking to ensure it's not too big on the body. Kept in mind for the next hunt!

When I was a boy my dad would take me out shopping for suits, he would tell me to put a jacket on, button the top button, then take both of his hands and put them on my shoulders to see if the jacket's shoulders lined up to mine with minimal overhang, then he would grab the button and pull the jacket away from my stomach, if you could fit a baseball, but not a softball in the space created, you were ok.

I still use that same method in thrift stores for a quick check.

J
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Something a bit grand to start what will be a very short week - off to London & Florence on Thursday night, for two weeks vacation.

Meanwhile, this evening will be dinner at Villard Michel Richard at the New York Palace Hotel. I believe that I shall pass muster with the maitre d'.

Suit - Paul Stuart
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie - Charvet
PS - no name brand
Cufflinks - DVVS, NYC
Braces - Paul Stuart (Trafalgar)
Boots - Paul Stuart house brand (Grenson Masterpiece)
Hat - Selentino, via JJ Hat Center
Overcoat - BB
Scarf - New & Lingwood, London


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Come on man, I know you have something in your arsenal better than that dreadful red PS. Everything else is so nice.

J
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Still trying to figure out this lighting thing with an iPhone.

 

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I totally forgot about corduroy appreciation day yesterday (11.11).  It's never to late.  Also, I'm still getting use to the white balance on my camera.  All my pictures are coming out over exposed.  Lastly, I oxi cleaned 4 shirts on Monday, removing a bunch of sweat stain build up.  They were all either solid white or solid blue.  I'm wearing them all this week to welcome them back to the rotation.    

 

 

 


 

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I totally forgot about corduroy appreciation day yesterday (11.11).

 

Is that what they are calling Veterans Day these days?

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