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I'm all about the simple bare excessities.

 

Seriously, poor form to pick at someone's small error in their second language (how many of us write in a forum in a language that's not our own, and flawlessly?), but actually I'm delighted by the accidental invention of this word.  "Excessities" is really what SF is all about: what we consider to be "simple", "getting the basics right" and indeed, "classic and timeless" - the mere baseline, that even in most formal office environments would be considered a vain excess: our "real ancient madders", carefully-selected merino suitcloth, our obsessively-sourced welted shoes and our care in choice of tailor, gorge and buttoning point.  Vain, obsessive, extravagant and irrelevant to the many, and yet somehow vital to the few.  

 

These are our excessities.  Brilliant word, well done.


Totally agree. Some people just take it to far. People need to be tolerant. Yes there are rules. Like no brown in town. Not much sense anymore. Country style invaded the city. So rules work as a base. For people who want to understand, so people have a base to start. After that, well you can just see it here, people develop a style.
Another rule. Discretion. When you dress so well you will not be discrete, change to what other people wear, square shoes and stuff, and you will be.
One thing we all have in common is that we like/love clothes. Everyone in a different way. I like to keep a bit unique. Who i am, my lifestyle translates to my clothes choice.

I worked for some time in a tattoo studio. One thing i learned about tattoos is that you don't judge others taste. If they like black and white or colorful, realistic or fantasy. It's a matter of taste. You can judge the quality of the work and how well executed it is. I think bad taste is many time easy to agree. Bad fits, you can see when someone does something wrong because they don't understand what they are doing. But you can't judge others and criticize for having a different taste.

People can choose the image they want to show. If they are conscient about that let them be. Rules have gone a long time ago. Something is not wrong because rules say so. Rules change. They are good as a starting point.

you had this. Then it changed. And changed, and changed. I think you guys get it.

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Yeah but that would still be awesome.  Wear that and this thread will thumb the shit out of it.  I promise.  Quality is quality....classic and timeless....

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^ Ah yes I remember some of those fits now - especially the "English country gent" one. :-)

 

Funny, if given the choice I would always go with suits. Might be more of a European thing. Or at least, here in Dublin 99% of office workers wear suits (and about 50% of them are awful).

 

However you do always pull off a great SC / trousers look!


Ireland is...#1 on my list of places to visit.

 

(of places that I've never visited)


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Ireland is...#1 on my list of places to visit.

 

(of places that I've never visited)

 

Ireland is great. Its not at all what you think its like.

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Ireland is great. Its not at all what you think its like.


What I want is a guide to Irish made sweaters of high quality that don't cost >$400 (yes, this is looking at you Inis Meian). Will consider travel to Ireland to inspect!

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Pingson, hard to see any reason for regrets here. The fun thing is that you could look good wearing this jacket in many different ways, as you do here, or wearing a forest green (perhaps even olive), textured tie (wool/grenadine) or even navy as mimo suggests. And any of those ties with this pocket square.

This is really an advertisement for why a few excellent jackets will get you very far (for those of us on a budget). Variety can then come from beautifully matched accessories. Again, well done my academic friend, you put me to shame.

Thanks for the kind comments. I wholeheartedly agree, it is very tempting go go for fancy checks and colourful plaids when desciding on a tweed jacket. In the end they become very hard to wear (only a few accessories go with each jacket) and you also get bored with them after awhile (at least that's my experience). However with simple solids that have done visual interest (Donegals like today, herringbones eye etc) it us much easier to create "new" looks. Get a new tie and/or a new PS - voila a different look from yesterday.

It has taken my quite some time to realise this, but now I'm glad I did when I'm about to embark on my first real bespoke experience - instead of some fancy three-piece PoW with purple or burgundy over-check it will be a simple mid-grey birdseye three-piece suit that I probably could wear everyday and still not get bored with.
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Hopefully I'm not patternizing to excessity here.  

 

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Originally Posted by eviltimeban View Post
 

 

Ireland is great. Its not at all what you think its like.


What I want is a guide to Irish made sweaters of high quality that don't cost >$400 (yes, this is looking at you Inis Meian). Will consider travel to Ireland to inspect!

 

Ah, you want to go to the Kilkenny Design Centre then.

 

Or Blarney Woolen Mills: http://www.blarney.com/aran-sweaters-men/

 

Or any number of smaller shops selling tweed / wool products!

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Thank you to everyone who chimed in. 

 

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Thanks for the kind comments. I wholeheartedly agree, it is very tempting go go for fancy checks and colourful plaids when desciding on a tweed jacket. In the end they become very hard to wear (only a few accessories go with each jacket) and you also get bored with them after awhile (at least that's my experience). However with simple solids that have done visual interest (Donegals like today, herringbones eye etc) it us much easier to create "new" looks. Get a new tie and/or a new PS - voila a different look from yesterday.

It has taken my quite some time to realise this, but now I'm glad I did when I'm about to embark on my first real bespoke experience - instead of some fancy three-piece PoW with purple or burgundy over-check it will be a simple mid-grey birdseye three-piece suit that I probably could wear everyday and still not get bored with.


My wish list for winters (it will take me years of starbucks deprivation for this...)

 

1. A brown donegal like yours (or perhaps a navy one, or both!)

2. A navy patterned flannel (reasonably subtle, but not too subtle, brown overcheck, or POW with light brown overcheck)

3. A slate blue (darker end) herringbone, reasonably strong herringbone

 

Three patterns, brown/blue spectrum. Alternate suggestions appreciated. Examples appreciated.

 

I think I could survive winters then...

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Ah, you want to go to the Kilkenny Design Centre then.

 

Or Blarney Woolen Mills: http://www.blarney.com/aran-sweaters-men/

 

Or any number of smaller shops selling tweed / wool products!


THose Blarney sweaters are surprisingly affordable, suspiciously affordable! Have you experience with them?

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Drakes in "fuck you red". I tried to tell Noodles that every collection requires one such tie, but he got rid (apparently) of his red Hober.

I still have the RED "F-U!" Sam Hober grenade tie. I just don't know when to wear it. Apparently, a whole lot of people wear 'em on Capitol Hill.  

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THose Blarney sweaters are surprisingly affordable, suspiciously affordable! Have you experience with them?

 

Not personally (Irish people, especially *Dublin* Irish people, don't really wear them), but they would be one of the more well known makers of those sweaters and would be of very high quality. Aran sweaters especially. They have a range of stores and even sell the wool itself for those who want to knit their own. They would be world-famous for it really.

 

I do have a personal liking for this kind of Aran sweater and always meant to get one: http://www.blarney.com/irish-shop/ronan-aran-polo-sweater/

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Ireland is great. Its not at all what you think its like.

 

Dublin remains one of my favourite cities, though it's not as pleasant now as it was before the economic collapse. 

 

And the home of some fine country tweed, e.g.:

http://www.kevinandhowlin.com/

Cheers,

 

Ac

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