I'm new here myself and totally open to whomever, but waltzing in and saying the regs are making bitchy comments isn't much of a nice entrance either.
Derek, your tie and PS are too matchy. But you are beautiful. And I am pleased to see you.
In the Challenge thread I promised Stitchy a plain navy herringbone tie and a pink gingham shirt. Here they are. But on grey instead of blue, which is nicer I think.
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I think the shoes are a bit casual and summery perhaps- the natural welt and light coloured laces, as much as the colour and style - and a contrast between PS and tie is my preference. But that's very tasteful overall. I really like the cloth of that suit, and the buttons too.
Outfit from the last nightshift
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Very nice look overall, I agree! I'm by no means an expert, but I think that a jacket with more natural shoulders would look less box-y, and also a lower button stance would flatter you more.
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.:
Yes I've got a good few ties from there too, nice wool.
What is the Irish "Irish" sweater then?
Well unfortunately its the same as everywhere else really - college students wear Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister, and so on; or they might wear non-descript plain hoodies from American Apparel or somewhere like that. Yes, Dublin is the same as any other city in that regard. You really have to go outside the cities to see folk wearing aran sweaters and the like - and for the most part they are farmers so their clothes are dirty and worn out.
In Dublin the only ones wearing flat caps and aran sweaters are tourists thinking they are fitting in!