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ha.  thx man.  they're loose + lite wt -  most comfortable trews i own

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Uniform Tuesday:
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Casual office day today.

 

 

 

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Uniform Tuesday:
 

 

Very nice - cool wedding snap too!

 

edit - oh hey look at that - 101 posts. I'm a "senior member" now. Woot! :bigstar: 

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Close your eyes and imagine a pair of trousers.  Any pair of trousers.

 

Now open your eyes, and imagine you're wearing them in this picture instead of denim overalls.  I guarantee that the picture in your mind's eye is nicer.

 

Your shoes are very nice. So is your jacket.  But it appears to be too small for you - hence the quarters popping out from your body below the button, and the odd things going on with the shoulders.  Maybe see if you can have it let out a little at the waist?

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Close your eyes and imagine a pair of trousers.  Any pair of trousers.

 

Now open your eyes, and imagine you're wearing them in this picture instead of denim overalls.  I guarantee that the picture in your mind's eye is nicer.

 

Your shoes are very nice. So is your jacket.  But it appears to be too small for you - hence the quarters popping out from your body below the button, and the odd things going on with the shoulders.  Maybe see if you can have it let out a little at the waist?

 

Thanks for your observations, mimo. Being a long time lurker I know your disdain for all things denim. I like blue jeans so we won't be able to agree on this.

 

I agree with you on the jacket. While I don't think it should be let out (I still plan to lose my X-mas girth), I think it's too short and the shoulders only fit when I do an unnatural robopose without moving. I will have to let it go soon which saddens me because the fabric is so nice.

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Today's shirt was an error on Brooks Bros. part - not a fabric which I would have chosen, necessarily, for a contrast-collar shirt - but, as it was monogrammed, Brooks graciously gave it to me (and made me the MTM shirt in this configuration with the fabric that I did want). I thought that I'd give it a try with a three-piece suit.

Note also that, in NYC at present, it is 5F/-15C degrees, hence the shearling hat and two scarves.

Suit & tie - BB
Shirt - BB MTM
Cufflinks - Penhaligon's (Deakin & Francis)
PS - Ashear
Vintage watch chain
Braces - Lewin
Boots - Paul Stuart (Grenson Masterpiece)
Overcoat - BB
Solid scarf - Olde England, Beauchamp Pl., London
Striped scarf - Castell's of Oxford
Hat - Seifter Associates


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Still lacking pose inspiration...

 

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Back in the saddle again, although I must confess I feel rather uninspired by the prospect of going through the 100+ emails that have accumulated over the holidays......



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@laniceman
Hope you can understand that there is a perfectionist in me that just wants to get it right and thus all this going back and forth. I have to disagree with you when you say that I am playing Ground Hog's Day. The issue before had to do with my inability to find the right tie for the suit (I stopped wearing it). The issue now is my inability to or lacking the skills to find ties that match patterned shirts. I get that my process may annoy the F out of some people but I respect the opinions of SF members and so I listen.

And lastly, I think you can always ignore my posts if it drives you nuts. I believe there is the option to block members.

Here's a simple formula for you, to which I'm certain something similar has been offered already:

The bolder the shirt pattern the more muted the tie should be, and vice versa.
If you have a solid white or light blue shirt, or something that dissolves into solid from a short distance like fine pencil stripe, then you can be a bit more adventurous with your tie pattern.

If you have a bolder shirt such as awning or broader Bengal stripe or gingham then go for muted neat patterns or solid grenadines.

Since you seem to have a lot of navy suits then one part of the formula is ready made for you. There was also some good advice recently about pairing blue, wine brown and dark green with navy and/or gray suits. Now go forth and sin ye no more.
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

Back in the saddle again, although I must confess I feel rather uninspired by the prospect of going through the 100+ emails that have accumulated over the holidays......

 

When I worked in a job that generated lots of email and returned after a break, I had the same unpleasant task. But I bet you'll find about 80%-90% of the issues raised in those emails have magically resolved themselves in your absence, or can be resolved simply by forwarding the email to the correct person. The lesson I learnt was to immediately delete 90% of my incoming email from that point on (and 100% of email sent to multiple recipients), without replying. The work still got done, I didn't seem to be particularly out of the loop, and everyone quickly got used to the fact that I rarely bothered to answer email.

 

It should be said, I was most definitely not cut out to work within that kind of monolithic, large organisation and found a way to safely get out as soon as I could! So apply my tactics at your own peril. :D

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morning gentlemen-  last shot with the Xmas tree
Love love love this tie.
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Back in the saddle again, although I must confess I feel rather uninspired by the prospect of going through the 100+ emails that have accumulated over the holidays......

Great color scheme as always, but either you've lost weight over the holiday (in which case, good for you, but I've found it for you and would be happy to return it) or that jacket doesn't fit as well in the waist as some of your others. Picking knits, or possibly my eyes deceiving me, but most of your stuff is so great that this stood out to me.
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Back in the saddle again, although I must confess I feel rather uninspired by the prospect of going through the 100+ emails that have accumulated over the holidays......

Great color scheme as always, but either you've lost weight over the holiday (in which case, good for you, but I've found it for you and would be happy to return it) or that jacket doesn't fit as well in the waist as some of your others. Picking knits, or possibly my eyes deceiving me, but most of your stuff is so great that this stood out to me.

Thanks, I think it's a combination of three things - a small (but statistically significant) weight loss, a jacket with slightly less waist suppression compared to most of my other jackets and a rather unflattering camera angle......
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morning gentlemen-  last shot with the Xmas tree

Cappelli Challis
Rubinacci Cuccagna
Kamakura
BB POW
Flannels
Vass OEII

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Pliny, I really like the way those Vass fit you. Far too often on SF I see people posting nonsense like "if the quarters on your shoes are completely closed then they're too big for you." Then they will post a pic of their shoes with the quarters splayed wide open, looking like their feet are about to explode out of their shoes.
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Pliny, we're both wearing the same tie today :lol:

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