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I think the sheen is more non-SF than non-CBD.

that too lo.
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Funny, I've always felt rather the opposite.  Those lovely soft madders and challises always strike me as just a little bit more rural, and the more lustrous neats very "city banker". Still, the former are inherently prettier, I can't deny.  I just wanted something a bit more "F.U." on this occasion (contract negotiation!).

city banker does not always = correct CBD. i dont think anything with a sheen can really be CBD. the attention it attracts is kind of an automatic disqualifier.
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To be avoided...

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I know the rule with PS and regular ties, I just wanted to double check the same applied with bow ties.  I assumed so, and thats why I'm not wearing the bow tie today.  :fonz:

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that too lo.
city banker does not always = correct CBD. i dont think anything with a sheen can really be CBD. the attention it attracts is kind of an automatic disqualifier.
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The "C" in CBD stands for conservative, no? That said, nothing with shine is particularly conservative, outside of formalwear. I think that ties with sheen are seen as part of the widespread business wardrobe lexicon thanks to the prevalence of the Brioni look in finance. That look isn't particularly conservative either.
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Christmas food shopping today with my mom, which is an annual tradition, so pretty casual. Would like to have done a more fun PS, but white linen, burgundy/red silk, silver silk, and black silk are all I have right now, and I honestly don't know where my silks are since I moved. Also inaugural selfies with the new phone. I think they are better than most of the pics with my old phone; do you guys agree?



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Hey guys, I have two quick ish questions.

1) where on your waist do you wear pleated pants? How should they drape when done right?
2) what's too big for a pocket square? I thrifted a few cool scarves that should work, but they're not exactly tiny and make the pocket bile a little. Acceptable?

Thanks!
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Merry And All That Gents

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Who talked you into putting this collar on this shirt? It is like you combined two somewhat similar yet different shirts into one. Can't say I've ever seen that before, not sure if I want to again.
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Christmas food shopping today with my mom, which is an annual tradition, so pretty casual. Would like to have done a more fun PS, but white linen, burgundy/red silk, silver silk, and black silk are all I have right now, and I honestly don't know where my silks are since I moved. Also inaugural selfies with the new phone. I think they are better than most of the pics with my old phone; do you guys agree?
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First off, I hope, for your sake, that Mom came to Vancouver to shop with you, rather than you going to Toronto, as the weather today in Vancouver seems to be much milder than the weather in southern Ontario - brrrrr.

Secondly, for grocery shopping, I am sure that white cotton or linen is fine as a PS - as it is, I am sure that you're the best dressed man at the supermarket.

As for the selfies, the portrait selfie is blurred, but, if you are using the camera that allows you to see yourself on the screen, those cameras are usually far inferior to the cameras mounted on the other side (or so says my technologically obsessed partner). Otherwise, your detail photos look quite clear and well-lit - use your phone camera in good health.
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First off, I hope, for your sake, that Mom came to Vancouver to shop with you, rather than you going to Toronto, as the weather today in Vancouver seems to be much milder than the weather in southern Ontario - brrrrr.

The whole family has lived on the west coast for nearly 20 years now. I spent 5 years of that back in Ontario, in my early to mid 20s. I may not be the best dressed at the cheese shop; possible at the Granville Island market, though. Not that being best dressed is too difficult in Vancouver. It's more like being the most melodic rapper of the 90's.

I digress. Thanks for the compliment, and merry Christmas. I quite like your red and green today. The Window pane itself is fun and festive.
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The whole family has lived on the west coast for nearly 20 years now. I spent 5 years of that back in Ontario, in my early to mid 20s. I may not be the best dressed at the cheese shop; possible at the Granville Island market, though. Not that being best dressed is too difficult in Vancouver. It's more like being the most melodic rapper of the 90's.

I digress. Thanks for the compliment, and merry Christmas. I quite like your red and green today. The Window pane itself is fun and festive.

The mention of Granville Island reminds me that my partner and I, by sheer dint of ignorance and misplaced thrift, walked from our hotel in Vancouver (the Shangri-La) to Edible Canada on Granville Island, over the Granville St. Bridge, thinking that the Granville St. Bridge would lead us directly to Granville Island. We learned the hard way that this is not true, although it did give us a great sunset view of the island itself, and we certainly had worked up an appetite by the time that we made it to the restaurant. (The taxi stand next to the restaurant was also handy.)

Today's suit was a happy accident of timing - New & Lingwood initiated a sale the day that I bought the suit (saving me some 200 GBP), and they were able to effect the alterations (which consisted entirely of cuffing the trousers) in the space of about five hours or so, as it was our last full day in London that trip.
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Canadian socks...to be sure...


PS Your cell photos are crap! satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Just a little something...

Khaki blazer
Burgundy shirt
Navy tie
Burgundy/silver/black pocket square



This is atrocious. Seriously, have you been checked for colour-blindness?

You don't have to be a clone of someone on SF, but take a look at several pictures of your favourite SF posters who inspire you to dress well, then ask yourself what it is about their fits that you think looks good. I guarantee none of them combine an all solid fit with such non complimentary colours. It's like you've learned nothing.
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"Okay, a simple wrong would've done just fine."

- Billy Madison
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Hey guys, I have two quick ish questions.

1) where on your waist do you wear pleated pants? How should they drape when done right?
2) what's too big for a pocket square? I thrifted a few cool scarves that should work, but they're not exactly tiny and make the pocket bile a little. Acceptable?

Thanks!

 

1. Pleated pants belong on your waist, about an inch below your belly button or so. Due to their location, they MUST be worn with suspenders or braces IMO. Otherwise, they simply slide down to the hips and you get puddling and the fit is all off. They need to fit very well through the hips. This is the most important area I think. Due to pleats they need to be right on in the hips otherwise the excess fabric will be emphasized and look bad. After the hips, they should be slim through the legs and a good taper like the rest of your trousers. A few of my recent fits have featured pleated pants. FWIW I think that those pants are too big for me and need more taper and are probably too big through the hips to begin with. However taking a look may help you to see the placement of the pants relative to your waist and hips.

 

2. I think pocket squares can be absolutely giant, the bigger the better. Did you see the massive PS that AAS had with his monochrome fit? Thing was awesome.

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DC, Mimo - each one of my favorite fits of yours.

 

Quiet pre-Xmas day in the office, so no tie for me:

 

 

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