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Originally Posted by steffenbp11 View Post

Holdfast, i know that your are probably only donning this as a part of Stitchy's challenge, but from my point of view this is a lot sharper than your more "academic" outfits smile.gif well done

 

It IS sharper... I used to wear this type of outfit far more frequently some years ago; I can't remember whether you were on SF at that time, I think you were. But over the past 3-4 years, as the nature of my work changed, I've gravitated towards more casual/country/academic type of looks. I rarely work a full day anymore, so wearing a sharp citified sort of look feels a bit out of place. A somewhat "blunter", more casual look lets me segue between various different activities smoothly and without needing to change. I still "suit up" with this kind of sharper outfit sometimes, if I know I've got a relatively full day of appointments.

 

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

 

Totally off-topic, but I've always meant to ask someone American: what's the basis/rationalse for a semester system rather than having three terms? They always seem to start & finish at weird times of the year too; I mean, why have a term finish at the end of January, when you've only just had a Christmas break? Doesn't it make more intuitive sense to start a term in the New Year and then end in time for Easter break? And so on.  [...]

 

(1)  Not all colleges and universities follow a semester system, although you are right that a majority do.

 

(2)  Almost all pre-college public schools work by semesters, from Kindergarten through 12th grade.  For those ages, parental pressure has much to do with the timing and duration of vacations.  In fact, over time, it’s probably been the single most important factor in the evolution of the K-12 academic schedule.

 

(3)  Universities, especially public ones, are always under pressure from faculty to correlate their vacations with the vacations of the public schools which the faculty’s children attend.  Thus, (2) above influences, sometimes determinately, university academic calendars even though there's no official connection between the two school systems.

 

(4)  Concerning the correlation of the academic year with the calendar, you wrote:  “They always seem to start & finish at weird times of the year too.”  This is sometimes the case, sometimes not.  At my university the fall semester ends around December 15th and the spring semester begins around January 15th...

 

Thanks Ac, and to the others would explained it to me as well. It does make some sense, esp. your university's pattern.

 

Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post
 

I do remember Oxford fondly including the short terms. Spent a lovely year there though there were not many coffee shops at that time (plenty of pubs though).

 

You can't move for coffee shops these days, trust me. They're everywhere. Coffee shops (and restaurants and charity shops) have exploded in numbers over the past 5-10 years, as the economy has shifted towards the high street being more of a leisure desitination than retail environment as more & more shopping either moves online or out-of-town.

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post
 

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Very nice, SeaJen. Good to see you posting again.

 

I was inspired a bit by this post on PTO. Details are changed but the intent remains the same:

 

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What do you guys think would be the best pocket square for something like this? I felt white linen would be too formal for a tie-less rig. I thought of trying a madder, but they all appeared too dark. I ended up choosing this burgundy, cream, gold and blue macclesfield:

 

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This blue-on-blue thing... It ain't selling me on the look. I'm seeing plenty of people do alright, but it just isn't a look I can get behind.

 

Here's what I wore yesterday:

 

Hopsack (Cricketeer), pinpoint (BB), repp (Liberty of London):

 

 

Moleskin (LE), silk foulard (Press):

 

 

 

I tried to mix three formality levels here, and I'm not sure how it came out. I think it would have been better with either a white OCBD or a blue shirt of some kind, but I think the navy blazer works okay with the moleskins (in spite of the lapse in seasonality). I'd love to hear any feedback that anyone has, though. I wore this with dark brown chelsea boots.

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CottonDockers, that square works well (it ain't a Macclesfield, though), but the really dark socks don't, and if ever there was a time to undo another shirt button, this is it.

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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post
 

Very nice, SeaJen. Good to see you posting again.

 

I was inspired a bit by this post on PTO. Details are changed but the intent remains the same:

 

AppleMark

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Thanks, CD.

Those Meermin's are awesome, btw.

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

^^ thats very nice. especially love the tie. deets? ^^
 

I think this was to me, so thanks Stitch. Tie is Liberty of London. 

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I think this was to me, so thanks Stitch. Tie is Liberty of London. 

it was to you! well done, sir.

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cotton, personally, id like a more casual and textured, probably cotton, PS with that casual fit. something with a little color and a slight pop that will play nice with the shades of blue of the SC and shirt.
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That is some baller cuff.
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

 

 

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If this is the result of the tie thread, then it's working. This looks great.

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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post
 

Very nice, SeaJen. Good to see you posting again.

 

I was inspired a bit by this post on PTO. Details are changed but the intent remains the same:

 

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AppleMark

 

What do you guys think would be the best pocket square for something like this? I felt white linen would be too formal for a tie-less rig. I thought of trying a madder, but they all appeared too dark. I ended up choosing this burgundy, cream, gold and blue macclesfield:

 

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I think that looks quite nice, CD, but as an alternative, how about a square with larger dots (Evil had something some pages back). Not pindots. Perhaps brown with skyblue dots, would resonate nicely with the suede tassle's and the shirt (nice roll!). Would be casual, and accent some of your colors.

 

Isn't it warm enough where you are to go sockless (though not too warm for the coat, I guess)?

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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

If this is the result of the tie thread, then it's working. This looks great.

:fu: "Really?!"

All the ties that were in my closet were navy blue before I joined SF and now I have just that one left. I've diversified. I am not really happy with the whole look. Unfortunately, this look isn't as result of the tie thread. This used to be my go to look. Boring and reserved. I'll post a pic tomorrow that is the result of the tie thread. 

 

And give navy on navy a chance just for fun.

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

 

You can't move for coffee shops these days, trust me. They're everywhere. Coffee shops (and restaurants and charity shops) have exploded in numbers over the past 5-10 years, as the economy has shifted towards the high street being more of a leisure desitination than retail environment as more & more shopping either moves online or out-of-town.

I wouldn't have minded some coffee shops on the High back then. It's been about five years since I've been back. The sort of place where nothing changes and everything changes. Paradox intended.

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

ffffuuuu.gif  "Really?!"
All the ties that were in my closet were navy blue before I joined SF and now I have just that one left. I've diversified. I am not really happy with the whole look. Unfortunately, this look isn't as result of the tie thread. This used to be my go to look. Boring and reserved. I'll post a pic tomorrow that is the result of the tie thread. 
And give navy on navy a chance just for fun.

looking forward to seeing tomorrow. and you did the right thing purging your ties. you are on a better track, and there will time to add more navy ties to your wardrobe, but this go round they will be the right ties.

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@Cotton Dockers, love that SC, what fabric is it?
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Noodles doing the Rudals doppelgänger. :lol:

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