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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I thought that was a secret?



BTW, that's "pleb hater.". A "plebe hater" would dislike frosh at West Point or the Naval Academy. I mention that since you like to learn new things.


- B

Correct. We once bought a company whose head of Corp. Dev. was West Point (then Harvard Business school - WP is a feeder, of sorts.) He was regaling us with tales of having to ping as a plebe. Sounds positively hellish. Military guys are great employees, though. Even if they're positively hopeless, they're at least good to show up at the office at 5 am looking crispy as 100 dollar bill with a clean shave and shined shoes (far preferable to someone who is hopeless AND late AND disheveled). Woody Allen says that 80% of success is showing up. He is definitely describing former military.
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
I joined around 2006 I think but my earliest saved pics are from Oct 2008.

I created a thread called WAYWRN All-Stars. Please feel to add any saved pics you might have to it.
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Yet another blue SC outfit. Yes, I've worn this jacket in another post, but I wanted to try it out with a different combination (next time it will be a totally new ensemble).
The pictures are of varied quality.








Great use of texture and pattern. Colors look good on you - it's all good.

I do wonder if you might like a slightly narrower tie?

Thank you. Yeah, I do like narrow fits as well, but I like to try out a style that best fits my body type, as I have gained quite a lot of weight the last year (yeah, I was a pretty slim guy before).

So, part of my being here is to get helpful critique about fits, as I haven't really gotten used to being broader over the shoulders etc.
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post
Yet another blue SC outfit. Yes, I've worn this jacket in another post, but I wanted to try it out with a different combination (next time it will be a totally new ensemble).

The pictures are of varied quality.
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What fabric is the SC?
post #6786 of 75821
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post
Yet another blue SC outfit.

Nice and clean. Got inspired by this for today's outfit.


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Fun suit. Terrible choice of socks with it.

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why this socks?

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
The socks. Otherwise, rock on.

I see that the socks didn't make it, point taken there.
post #6787 of 75821
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post
What fabric is the SC?

It's wool, although when I first saw it in the store I was sure it was some kind of a linen/wool mix, due to the texture/sheen. The label insists on it being all wool though.

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Originally Posted by A.J.V View Post
Nice and clean. Got inspired by this for today's outfit.

Thank you. Looking forward to seing a post of it.
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This aint gonna be SF approved by any means. The party I went to a few nights ago was "Break Up a Suit", so I did just that. Except with a tuxedo. Shoot me, I suppose. The tuxedo itself is too big in the chest, and too long (a 36L), the sleeves are too wide and the armholes low for my taste I suppose. The jacket is a 50/50 wool-mohair blend. I took the jacket off in night, and thought I looked alright (at least, in comparison to the other people.) I took the classic black tie bow-tie, instead doing a red + green + blue paisley ensemble. Light grey shirt. You can quite clearly see all this. Judging what you can, try gauge the fit as best as possible from the photo.
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I'm a little wary of posting more casual fits in the light of recent discussions. However, I really don't believe they fit into the SW&D mindset. Plus, I really like you all. Even Crusty. no denim shots, edited out In the next one, I want to illustrate the importance of high armholes and MTM shirts. Having a shirt that fits you perfectly is one of the most satisfying and liberating sartorial experiences. I present you two identical photos, taken before I left home and after I came back from dancing salsa for 4 hours straight. Note that the shirt hasn't been tweaked or re-tucked once. In fact, I don't even remember thinking about it once. Of course, it's not ideal, but it stayed tucked in and looked decent in real life (worse in the photo). Just imagine what would your OTR shirt look like after 4 hours of salsa.
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post
Yet another blue SC outfit. Yes, I've worn this jacket in another post, but I wanted to try it out with a different combination (next time it will be a totally new ensemble).
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post
It's wool, although when I first saw it in the store I was sure it was some kind of a linen/wool mix, due to the texture/sheen. The label insists on it being all wool though.

Unlike most wool jackets, yours seems to be plain-weaved, which I think gives an impression of a linen. Your trousers also appear to be plain-weaved. So what about less shiny, similarly-textured tie, say, a linen tie? Btw, it's a very solid fit!
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Unlike most wool jackets, yours seems to be plain-weaved, which I think gives an impression of a linen. Your trousers also appear to be plain-weaved. So what about less shiny, similarly-textured tie, say, a linen tie? Btw, it's a very solid fit!

Thank you. Good idea, I was thinking about a raw silk tie myself, but linen would probably work very well.
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I'm a little wary of posting more casual fits in the light of recent discussions. However, I really don't believe they fit into the SW&D mindset. ...

The discussion above suggests to me that perhaps there ought to be an intermediate WAYWRN thread, for the sort of fits like those just posted by Acecow (which I think are excellent by the way). This would both be extremely useful, as it represents a mode of dressing that many of us probably use most of the time, and would leave this thread clear for the more classic stuff. It could also encourage cross-posting from SW&D, as well as encourage new members, who could post pictures there with perhaps less fear of harsh criticism, and give them (us) a more relaxed place in which to refine their look to something SF-approved.

Keep in mind that depending on your starting point and budget it could take years to gather together a large enough wardrobe of SF-approved gear to be a regular poster in this thread.

On the other hand perhaps it would dilute this thread too much. Anyway, just a thought!
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@kevinsp8 - I agree, it was a stupid and vague theme! Essentially, when I asked the guy, he wanted people to have fun and 'break up a suit', so the requirement was to wear a piece of a suit. Most people opted for a waistcoat. Some took their suit pants (most peoples suits were from the prom and such). Meh. I suppose what I wanted was confirmation that it was bad fitting, really. And more to the point, what exactly can be done.
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I have to say some of your arguments are making a point Kevin. Especially the part where self-appointed 'legends' and wannabe's making comments on people which are way below the belt and without substantial arguments.
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With regards to the comments about him earning the right to make a joke here: I interpreted his underwear post as light-hearted and not in any way a shot at this forum, thread, or the veterans of this thread. Can a guy have a sense of humour? It's one post from a guy who contributes regularly enough and has a good attitude about it - don't like it, scroll past it.
Agreed. This reminds me of the flap that ensued when Bleachboy went pantless in one of the weekly challenges. I thought his post was hilarious, but several forvm veterans scolded him for bad taste. One of the explanations offered for the negative (over)reaction was that BB was too new to WAYWRN to be posting such frivolous pics. It sounded like a dubious rationalization then; it sounds like one now.

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Guys like AlanC, Iammatt, whoopee, zip, mao, omega, doc, zbromer, yfyf, foo and a slew of others no longer post. Those are guys that I and a lot if other people took inspiration from. Now we have posters with purple and green dress shirts, gaudy ties, ill fitting everything with no concept of the foundations of what dressing classically means. You can't go from birth to wearing a purple suit. Now if classic mens clothing is being expanded here to include everything under the sun, then that is fine but it's different direction from what this thread was about.
Come on, Ed. You're not going to prevent membership turnover by upbraiding one guy for posting an underwear shot. Loosen up and let it ride. Don't give yourself an ulcer. Besides, the ratio of masters to learners in this thread is always changing. We need both. Right now we're light on masters, heavy on learners. The pendulum will swing again.
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