Something strange is going on here.
Looking good, Stitchmeister.
I think this is my favourite of yours so far!
Love the colour of the jacket. And, I'm not usually a big fan of patches for a breast pocket, but three patches is perfect on this one. Absolutely love it. What is it?
I think you're very right with all your points here.
BTW, stitchy - that's a great outfit. Period.
In light of the discussion towards the end of last week, and given an almost complete absence of light this AM, I figured I'd try using the flash for the full-length shot. It doesn't seem all that different - certainly not as flat/shiny looking as the last time I tried using it - but then again it was basically half-dark outside. I'll try again on a more typical winter's day, and see whether it's better than not using it.
The blue looks really bright, definitely seems more spring in tone. How about Stitches tie or something like it? Brighter, but seasonal (of course, it's sold out at NMWA). There's a nice rust donegal tie from drakes at Exquisite Trimmings that is nice. Less brown, more orange might do the trick.
^ Thanks! Was his a herringbone, I can't remember? A very flattering comparison, though! I remember he had a pretty cool overcoat in that movie too.
Flattered to be the deciding factor! :)
A word to the wise: my suit is a moderately heavy tweed, and I think that a textured fabric of some description generally works better with a herringbone. It prevents it from getting the slight sheen that herringbones in finer fabrics can otherwise acquire (unless, of course, that is what you are seeking). Also despite some advice I've read to the contrary, I find that I can never treat a wide herringbone as a solid. Although it can appear to "read" solid from a distance, in practice, as you get within table distance of someone, the herringbones are visible, and so it terms of pattern matching a shirt/tie to it, you have to treat it as at least a faint stripe. So, solids or narrower stripes can work, but not mid-width stripes or similarly-scaled checks. Same applies to tie patterns (in fact, in hindsight, I'm skating very close to that being a problem with the tie I chose today, though I think the fact it's such a stronger colour than the suit just about let's it work). Having said all of that, this is one of my favourite suits, so I would certainly favour havig a nice herringbone suit in anyone's wardrobe!
You're an academic too yes? Anyway, very nice jacket and fit. I admire and envy.
Hope someday to have a nice checked navy jacket (subtle or less subtle).
Heh, rust tie would look great here too (I'm being repetitive and I'm grading a stack of papers).