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post #6886 of 75789
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Originally Posted by Achillus View Post
Wow, that's cheap. You're lucky on it.

Yeah that's why I snatched it up while I had the cash! I've never heard of the brand before (14th & Union) but the quality seems to be pretty good and the fit was near spot on and for an extra $10 the hemmed the trou on the spot! I've been pretty lucky with Nordstrom Rack as my last suit I got was also from there a Ben Sherman Wool/Linen blend for about $150.
post #6887 of 75789
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post
Great goal! In the meantime you might consider wearing trousers whose color is more in keeping with the value of the jacket. (Meaning your jeans are very dark and your jacket very light.) By wearing a lighter color jean (something darker than the jacket but not lot's darker) you will find that your overall look will be slimmer. Long lasts on the shoes help as well in this regard as they lengthen your overall look. Cheers!
We'll see how it goes. I really do like cycling, that's not too bad. To be honest, I just threw on the SC and liked what I saw. Normally I go for a more monochromatic look.
post #6888 of 75789
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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post
I respectfully dissent. The band-aid is too close a match to the suit for sprezzatura. Sprezzatura can be defined as the taking of extra care with one's attire in order to make it appear that one dressed with a certain carelessness. I venture a guess that no particular care was taken here regarding the color/tone of the band-aid vis-a-vis that of the suit, resulting in a close match that could, to the uninitiated observer, connote the taking of extra care to achieve a match, i.e., anti-sprezzatura. That is not to discount the possibilty of reverse anti-sprezzatura which can be practiced only by an individual so well known for sprezzatura that he can plan a match of this sort knowing that it will be taken by observers as accidental or careless, i.e., sprezzatura.



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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post
New linen suit in prep for up coming trip to NOLA this month.
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We were just about to put out the APB on you. Welcome back! Now, where's Urban Comp?

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Originally Posted by A.J.V View Post
It's not easy to be a rookie round here at the moment...

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You're doing just fine.

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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post
I humbly submit my entry into today's impromptu khaki suit ensemble, fully expecting to finish a distant third unless someone elses puches me further down the standings!

Cotton/linen suit is heavier than expected but doesn't wrinkle much, and will look better with lighter coloured shoes which are expected soon:

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PS too matchy, next time it will be blue:

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Not bad, TWD. I think that the hard three doesn't quite fit the overall mood of the fit, though.

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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post
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Pants are a bit "break-y" for the current SF groupthink, but if you like 'em...

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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post
[spoiler]In memory of the long lost Golden Years of WAYWRNâ„¢, I present this vintage public restroom shot. Ah, nostalgia.

I think I am going to donate this coat; it never really fits me right.




Rock on, Lufty.
post #6889 of 75789
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post
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.



i appreciate what you're trying to do here, but that shirt looks far too tight on you. can you even breathe?
post #6890 of 75789
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Originally Posted by kgmessier View Post
Here are a few items of note:

  • The Gays are taking over.
  • You may not use WAYWRN to get fit critiques.
  • A kid in Japan has vaginas confused with the aged.
  • Lime-green jackets are all that.
  • Linen suits are all that and a bag of chips.
  • The Armo(u)ry is air-conditioned.

That pretty much sums it up.
post #6891 of 75789
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
The suit is splendid. Nothing says summer like a light-coloured linen suit, and I like that shirt/tie with it too. The cut seems a little looser than your usual, if my eyes and the photo do not decieve me, which I think is a good choice for it too.

Great suit, Voxy. I noticed the looser cut and wondered, contra HF, if a small nip in the waist would be an improvement.
post #6892 of 75789
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Originally Posted by faketrain View Post
i appreciate what you're trying to do here, but that shirt looks far too tight on you. can you even breathe?

Like I said, a perfectly fitting shirt is the most liberating sartorial experience. Your clothes fit you well when you cease thinking about them. That's something I've accomplished with my shirts and trousers, but not yet accomplished with shoes and suits.

To answer your question, I can breathe fine, but can't really gain any significant weight. I consider that a plus, though. Having so many shirts gives me an extra financial reason to stay in shape.
post #6893 of 75789
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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post
Yeah that's why I snatched it up while I had the cash! I've never heard of the brand before (14th & Union) but the quality seems to be pretty good and the fit was near spot on and for an extra $10 the hemmed the trou on the spot! I've been pretty lucky with Nordstrom Rack as my last suit I got was also from there a Ben Sherman Wool/Linen blend for about $150.

I've seen a few things from that brand in the closer rack, don't know about the quality but the fit and the style were nice.

Congrats on a very nice looking suit.
post #6894 of 75789
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post
I think I am going to donate this coat; it never really fits me right.

minus the things stuffed in your pocket - i think it actually fits you better, and is more proportionally in tune with your pents than a lot of your other jackets. i'd say keep it.

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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post
I humbly submit my entry into today's impromptu khaki suit ensemble, fully expecting to finish a distant third unless someone elses puches me further down the standings!

- yellow is just not working with the khaki
- been said before, but you will benefit from a 3 roll 2 or a hard 2 roll. the hard 3 is dated and make you look extremely stuffy.
- you could try one and post and see what the forum consensus is.

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Après le feu d'artifice éclairci le ciel Tuesday:



- B

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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post
New linen suit in prep for up coming trip to NOLA this month.


- nice looks both of you. Pandarts - you nailed the vibe. well played.
- wish i had my camera today to add another to the light cream suit look.

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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post
And the best I can tell you is that the 'rules' of color schemes are just general guidelines that only apply in broad terms. The rest is art and it can take a while to aquire a good sense of what will be pleasing to others as well as pleasing to yourself.

- great comment.
- i didnt think Spoo's choice of tie was that bad. it was a little safe compared to the mass of blue, but far from bad.
- Spoo i wish you would look into altering the patterns of those patch pockets on your s/cs and suits. they are lifeless.

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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post
Let's all cozy on up...
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your suit jackets still need some work - particularly in the shoulders.

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Originally Posted by molayo View Post
Yes, getting a criticism and enjoying it will bring you respect eventually.

- i like your jacket
- i like your pants
- i dont like them together. the contrast is too jarring IMO. something softer like gray brushed cotton pants would have been really nice.

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Originally Posted by IndianBoyz View Post
You could always ignore certain posts though, just saying.

+1 ... not specific to Ed, but to all whiners in general. i dont use ignore because i think its a feature for high school girls and PMSing male adults ... but if something bothers you sooooooo much ... that it keeps getting discussed every 5 weeks, then just ignore the posters you don't like.

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Back to the fire...

nice wheels Spoo.
post #6895 of 75789
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Originally Posted by faketrain View Post
i appreciate what you're trying to do here, but that shirt looks far too tight on you. can you even breathe?

looks right to me
post #6896 of 75789
Thanks all for your comments and suggestions. The tie was a true eggplant (no aubergine ).

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Originally Posted by niidawg3 View Post
- great comment.
- i didnt think Spoo's choice of tie was that bad. it was a little safe compared to the mass of blue, but far from bad.
- Spoo i wish you would look into altering the patterns of those patch pockets on your s/cs and suits. they are lifeless.
nice wheels Spoo.

You have been MIA and you need to post a pic, like tomorrow man.

- Thank you - yes it was safe, but I happen to like blue and purple together, I felt it worked at the end of the day
- Had to play it safe as it was day 1 back from 10 day vacation and had to crack skulls for slacking while I was gone and report carnage upstairs - cant do that successfully in red pents (other option for today)
- I lurve my wheels
post #6897 of 75789
As you can tell by the shadow, the day was already half over. I'm still training the lapels to change from a true 3 button to a 2 roll 3. Damned thing kept hiding in the pocket all day until I took these pics. Perky little punk. The color next to the blue ovals is actually gray, not the khaki like the sc color. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #6898 of 75789
^^^ Oddly, I am constantly pulling the sleeves down to cover the cuffs yet when it's time to take photos... Except for the one color in the tie, the rest of the colors are true, including my skin tone.
post #6899 of 75789
Diggers - I wish that you would have some sort of fire sale, purge yourself of most of your thrift finds, save the cash you take thrifting for a month and put it towards some new stuff. You have the right ideas, great intentions, a thick skin, and seemingly a willingness to learn. Looking good does not equate to spending thousands, its about spending what you can on what works for you. These dated ties and bland, generic, well.... discards are exactly that. When you posted that navy suit a few weeks ago, you looked fantastic. I think you should stick with that vibe. Your face, age, and general persona let you carry a look much more bold than you allow. You most likely are not going to find these pieces at a Salvation Army. I say this with the very best of intentions and with no disrespect intended - just trying to help. How much do you spend a month thrifting? $100? $300? $500? Put yourself on pause for a month and start a cookie jar with the money you would have taken with you on your finding sprees. After 2 months, take the dough in the jar, and either go to a B&M store that has current season, NWT items, or load up your paypal acct and I can help you find some places to max out that dough. Seriously - you have the potential - use it.
post #6900 of 75789
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Originally Posted by niidawg3 View Post
- nice looks both of you. Pandarts - you nailed the vibe. well played.
- wish i had my camera today to add another to the light cream suit look.

Cheers dawg! Would have loved to see your fit!
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