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Running late to dinner!


Still need to have this suit trimmed up a bit at tailor this week...argh
Kiton for Saks shirt and chalk stripe suit
Bontoni brown antiqued shoes
JLC watch
AD56 cashmere solid tie
Edited by The_Foxx - 12/4/13 at 7:27am
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I wonder how many people would tell me to unbutton my bottom button if I had a jacket with a paddock cut.9uLlxh


Edited by piuyu - 12/3/13 at 5:36pm
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post
 

 

I'd like to pick up a round (maybe 4 colors) of solid ties. The wools sound nice but if the solid Repps will work with my SCs then I may start there and add the Challis next season ($800 all at once for ties is a bit{lot} more than I want to spend). I'm guessing a quality repp won't have so much of the metallic sheen as the department store silk ties.


Ties are emotional, and if you ask me, they should be bought one at a time in person.

 

That said, the new Chipp website has some nice grenadines and knits. I'm not crazy about grenadines, but knits are great.

 

I'm more of a solid shirt, patterned tie kind of dude. A few solids are good. Black knit is an essential, though I don't sweat only owning a wool one.

 

Foxx, I like the suit a lot, and especially with the tie, but I'm not big on checked shirts with striped suits. If you went for solid blue or pink, you'd of course want to go for a paisley silk square.

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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post

I'd like to pick up a round (maybe 4 colors) of solid ties. The wools sound nice but if the solid Repps will work with my SCs then I may start there and add the Challis next season ($800 all at once for ties is a bit{lot} more than I want to spend). I'm guessing a quality repp won't have so much of the metallic sheen as the department store silk ties.

my advice, dont buy more than 2 at a time. buy one or two great ties at time, even if you have to pay a little more. do that over a number of months, and by the end, your patience will have paid off in that you will have a much nicer collection. ymmv, but thats what i would do.
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Appreciate you gents answering these questions for those of us still building up!
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Wore my new overcoat today.  how is the fit?  too large?

 

also, the fabric is pretty thin despite being 80wool/20cashmere.  i was cold! 

no suit underneath today, only shirt and a slipover (sweater-vest).

 

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As promised: Vintage sports coat, Mark II.

 

 

Roped shoulders -

 

 

Lower patch pockets (chest pocket is slit style) -

 

 

SC - D.A. Manduca (tailor's label)

Shirt - Ascot Chang

Tie - Henry Carter

PS - Herringbone

Pants - Pal Zileri

Shoes - Santoni

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Looks brilliant, Cox, really good.
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Thanks Wraith. It's amazing how modern these two jackets look - wide (but not comically wide) lapels with a beautiful curve on them; high gorges; structured, but not overpadded shoulders; lowish, but not too low, button point; on-trend fabrics; and top-class hand tailoring. I can't imagine they are from the 1970s so I would guess they are late 60s, maybe 1970-72 at the very latest.

 

Still to come are a navy DB suit from the same tailor, and a three-button suit made in Vienna from Reid & Taylor tweed. Both currently at my tailor's undergoing alterations. Oh, plus a little "surprise package" from the deep 1970s.

 

Good old Dad.

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Excellent!

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Great jackets, Cox.  Style has no sell-by date, and your father was clearly a man of taste, God rest him.

 

Bill, a couple of thoughts on your tie situation: firstly, I don't really hold with wool versus silk as a hard and fast seasonal rule.  I'd just tend towards the smooth silky ties with a simpler, more business-y suit or a navy blazer, and something with a bit more texture and softness with, say, a tweed jacket.  But whether that softer tie is cashmere or knitted silk isn't quite so important.  Softness of colour makes a difference too: a bright pink cashmere tie doesn't fly with tweed, but a muted silk madder does (cf. my post a couple of days ago, page 4369, that people seemed to like!).

 

The other thing I'd suggest is that although getting solids seems safe, it isn't: if there's been one change in my personal tastes over the last year of playing in the SF sandpit, it's been adding more patterns.  I never wear a solid tie these days unless it has some serious texture to it, because my suits have tended to be quite plain.  A solid suit, shirt and tie is bland and "high street".  At least one of them has to have something going on.  So rather than all solids, I'd say get a couple of neats/medallions, a repp that's not too bright, and then maybe some textures for your solids: something wool and heavy, a grenadine or knit, and maybe even a shantung.  That adds up to quite an armoury when you start mixing it up.

 

Here's a repp I put on this morning just for Stitchy.  It's from Henry Carter - very reasonably priced, a few things on sale, and Jason's a real gentleman to deal with.  Also, it's the heaviest, toughest tie I've ever seen.  You could probably thrash a bear to death with it in emergency.* PS is from Exquisite Trimmings.

 

 

*Bear defence is not an approved use of Henry Carter ties.  Neither Henry Carter Neckwear nor the writer of this post accept any responsibility or offer indemnity of any kind, in the event of bear-related injury through non-approved use of the tie as defence against marauding wildlife. See website for details.


Edited by mimo - 12/3/13 at 11:38pm
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Thanks Wraith. It's amazing how modern these two jackets look - wide (but not comically wide) lapels with a beautiful curve on them; high gorges; structured, but not overpadded shoulders; lowish, but not too low, button point; on-trend fabrics; and top-class hand tailoring. I can't imagine they are from the 1970s so I would guess they are late 60s, maybe 1970-72 at the very latest.

Still to come are a navy DB suit from the same tailor, and a three-button suit made in Vienna from Reid & Taylor tweed. Both currently at my tailor's undergoing alterations. Oh, plus a little "surprise package" from the deep 1970s.

Good old Dad.
They look great. Unfortunately my dad is a full 6 inches shorter and about 12 inches rounder than me, so any decent hand me downs have eluded me my entire life.
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They look great. Unfortunately my dad is a full 6 inches shorter and about 12 inches rounder than me, so any decent hand me downs have eluded me my entire life.

Same here, and Dad is left handed even...

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Does that mean he wears his jackets the other way around? :lol: 

 

My father's two inches shorter, and slighter than me.  I have a sheepskin coat I wear of his, but it's a good inch too short in the sleeves and of course can't be let down.  I'll be visiting it in a couple of weeks, must remember to post a pic.  1970s pimp-tastic coat action, I promise you.

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*Bear defence is not an approved use of Henry Carter ties.  Neither Henry Carter Neckwear nor the writer of this post accept any responsibility or offer indemnity of any kind, in the even of bear-related injury through non-approved use of the tie as defence against marauding wildlife. See website for details.

Hilarious!

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

My father's two inches shorter, and slighter than me.  I have a sheepskin coat I wear of his, but it's a good inch too short in the sleeves and of course can't be let down.  I'll be visiting it in a couple of weeks, must remember to post a pic.  1970s pimp-tastic coat action, I promise you.

 

Make sure nobody comes near you wearing a Henry Carter tie.

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