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post #67696 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Here's my take on this. I say these with good intention so don't take it the wrong way.
- The jacket does not fit you and it even appears long for you. 
- The tie and the jacket doesn't provide any contrast and quite honestly the tie is ugly.
- The shirt? I don't like it 'cus I don't like button down collar shirts (personal op). 

RTC:
I have the same jacket so I know that pic isn't doing it justice. It also fits a bit larger on me as well, so I've done two things to address it: First, I moved the button about a half inch -- not enough to be noticeable, but enough to snug it slightly. Second, I tend to wear it with sweaters.

I don't necessarily agree that the tie is ugly, but I don't think it works here. I've found solids, preferably solid knits, work best with this jacket -- either blue or some kind of a burnt orange or other warm earthtone.

I also would have opted for a lighter shade of shirt (and different fabric; broadcloth is fine, but this strays too far toward casual) Edited after taking a second, closer look @ the shirt. I think what's bothering me most beyond the color is the scale of the collar. General rule is tie should be darker than the shirt, and the shirt should be lighter than the jacket (at least I think I got that right). This is why lighter shade ties are so hard to pair. Conversely here, if the tie had been solid navy knit, I think the shirt would have worked better.

Good news is you're varying scales of your items, so you're at least paying attention to the right things. Like all of us, you remain on your journey to improvement, and that's OK.
post #67697 of 78717
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

If you want the help, you gotta establish the parameters.

Where should we start? 

I am sick and tired of CBDs. I don't want to wear anymore solid shirts and I want to spice up my look 'cus my look is becoming very very boring. And thus, I've branched out to patterned shirts per Clag's recommendation. I want to get that down first, then maybe we can try different things. At any rate, I am boxed in because I have to wear a full suit day in and day out. I gotta do something more interesting outside of that. Is this a good start? By the way, I am returning that ugly green tie.

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


RTC:
I have the same jacket so I know that pic isn't doing it justice. It also fits a bit larger on me as well, so I've done two things to address it: First, I moved the button about a half inch -- not enough to be noticeable, but enough to snug it slightly. Second, I tend to wear it with sweaters.

I don't necessarily agree that the tie is ugly, but I don't think it works here. I've found solids, preferably solid knits, work best with this jacket -- either blue or some kind of a burnt orange or other warm earthtone.

I also would have opted for a lighter shade of shirt (and different fabric; broadcloth is fine, but this strays too far toward casual) Edited after taking a second, closer look @ the shirt. I think what's bothering me most beyond the color is the scale of the collar. General rule is tie should be darker than the shirt, and the shirt should be lighter than the jacket (at least I think I got that right). This is why lighter shade ties are so hard to pair. Conversely here, if the tie had been solid navy knit, I think the shirt would have worked better.

Good news is you're varying scales of your items, so you're at least paying attention to the right things. Like all of us, you remain on your journey to improvement, and that's OK.

This is much more constructive than my short liners. Nice, GMMcL

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Got bored with the lean, went for a new casual pose today...

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I got bored of my pose too. Nice look BTW.

 

Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
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For me, the tie is a bit too dressy for everything else.

 

 

 

Robopose Monday. Any ideas for a new pose? Got bored of my old one, so defaulting to this until fresh inspiration strikes.

 

B6pU90B.jpg

post #67700 of 78717
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

tchoy, if that's the kind of heat you're bringing, please post more.

this

looks nice. the stripe in the suit with the tie are somewhat difficult for me in the close up, but the distance shot looks great.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

What doesn't go with this? confused.gif

this. as long as the scale of the tie is varied from the scale of the stripes, you are in the clear.
post #67701 of 78717
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post


RTC:
I have the same jacket so I know that pic isn't doing it justice. It also fits a bit larger on me as well, so I've done two things to address it: First, I moved the button about a half inch -- not enough to be noticeable, but enough to snug it slightly. Second, I tend to wear it with sweaters.

I don't necessarily agree that the tie is ugly, but I don't think it works here. I've found solids, preferably solid knits, work best with this jacket -- either blue or some kind of a burnt orange or other warm earthtone.

I also would have opted for a lighter shade of shirt (and different fabric; broadcloth is fine, but this strays too far toward casual) Edited after taking a second, closer look @ the shirt. I think what's bothering me most beyond the color is the scale of the collar. General rule is tie should be darker than the shirt, and the shirt should be lighter than the jacket (at least I think I got that right). This is why lighter shade ties are so hard to pair. Conversely here, if the tie had been solid navy knit, I think the shirt would have worked better.

Good news is you're varying scales of your items, so you're at least paying attention to the right things. Like all of us, you remain on your journey to improvement, and that's OK.

 

Hm. I think I'll keep that in mind wearing this and wear it with sweaters more often. I think that would make more sense given the casual-ness of the jacket with elbow patches et all.


I might try moving the button a half inch myself when I get some free time as well.

 

And yeah, thanks. I think the varying scale thing is a huge improvement for me. It's taken some stuff from gaudy to workable.

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Holdfast & Oldog/Oldtrix (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

I got bored of my pose too. Nice look BTW.


For me, the tie is a bit too dressy for everything else.



Robopose Monday. Any ideas for a new pose? Got bored of my old one, so defaulting to this until fresh inspiration strikes.

B6pU90B.jpg

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For me, two who never fail. nod[1].gif
post #67704 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Do I qualify for the Friday Challenge???
Suit - Zegna
Shirt - Korean
PS - Kent Wang
Tie - Sam Hober
Stool - Taylor Guitars




Rudals, this is your best yet. The only thing I hate is the style of the suit. Also, it looks a bit too snug in the chest and waist. To get very picky I think your collar should be just slightly more spread with the points extending under your suit's lapels. Well done.
post #67705 of 78717
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Originally Posted by DonCologne View Post
 

 

That is a prince albert tie knot and the problem here is, that the tweed tie is too thick for that knot.

 

Changed that to a 4IH knot and I think it´s the better knot for the given tie. Here a detail shot:

 

 

MUCH BETTER! +1 for the correction!

post #67706 of 78717
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


Rudals, this is your best yet. The only thing I hate is the style of the suit. Also, it looks a bit too snug in the chest and waist. To get very picky I think your collar should be just slightly more spread with the points extending under your suit's lapels. Well done.

Much appreciate your compliment. 

The jacket being a bit tight has to do with my weight gain. It will take me about a week to dump it off. 

I didn't realize about the collars until I had put on the shirt. It was purchased in Korea and so I kind of understand this issue. You really have good eyes pB. Thx again.

post #67707 of 78717
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


Rudals, this is your best yet. The only thing I hate is the style of the suit. Also, it looks a bit too snug in the chest and waist. To get very picky I think your collar should be just slightly more spread with the points extending under your suit's lapels. Well done.


pB, what don't you like about it? The rollino?

 

Rudals it looks quite nice though I guess if you had to wear suits all the time, it would be tiring. How about subtle to larger check shirts different color checks, (variation on stripes too), with appropriately patterned ties and working with a more varied color scheme?

 

I've been thinking about a chocolate brown grenadine from Hober.

post #67708 of 78717
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 


pB, what don't you like about it? The rollino?

 

Rudals it looks quite nice though I guess if you had to wear suits all the time, it would be tiring. How about subtle to larger check shirts different color checks, (variation on stripes too), with appropriately patterned ties and working with a more varied color scheme?

 

I've been thinking about a chocolate brown grenadine from Hober.

Thx. That's exactly how I am trying to make my look more interesting. I am bound by a full suit so will try different patterned shirts. 

As for Hober, I think they make the best grenadine ties. The chocolate brown grenadine is a darn good staple to have.

post #67709 of 78717
I don't like the size and shape of the lapels and I don't care for the roped shoulders. Also, to a lesser extent, the prominent "pick-stitching" on the lapels.

In generally dress shirts with such a white ground like that one aren't the best of choices. I used to not think so, but now I kind of agree with some other posters that a white shirt should be a white shirt. Any patterns should be the majority of the color, where the white itself is the stripe and the color is the base.
post #67710 of 78717
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Rudals, this is your best yet. Also, it looks a bit too snug in the chest and waist. To get very picky I think your collar should be just slightly more spread with the points extending under your suit's lapels. Well done.

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