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I just caught up on the day here in WAYWRN.

My oh my.
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I just caught up on the day here in WAYWRN.
My oh my.

so you also liked my fit. thanks!biggrin.gif
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Feeling like a white shirt would have been better. C'est la vie. Re: red tie - I fall into the Cantabrigian camp on that one.

I think the blue shirt was the right call; it takes a little sting out of the red tie. I like the tie, but I think if like it less with a white shirt.
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Having some fun with it.

 

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if the only critique is in the use of a plain white PS, i think im doin aight.

 

Well absolutely - you're consistently one of the best dressed people here now. I shudder to think what your total spending looks like for the last two years though!

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^RTC im all for having fun, but a dinner jacket with a blue ocbd and a bowtie?
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^RTC im all for having fun, but a dinner jacket with a blue ocbd and a bowtie?

 

Yeah, it's pretty horrible. I can only hope he was just messing around in the privacy of his own home and didn't actually go out anywhere dressed like this... :D

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^RTC im all for having fun, but a dinner jacket with a blue ocbd and a bowtie?


Not a button down collar.

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@Sugarbutch - are those Dinkenlackers?

Ha! When Ed started selling the Dinks I suggested they were a bit, um, rugged. I posted these not too long after, and he accused me of the pot calling the kettle black. (Which is racist.) But, no, these are Peal for BB. At least one fewer layer of leather on the soles.
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Not a button down collar.

 

Still...

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Point being, semantics aside, it dont work bro :/ Its also fairly 'classically' styled; low button point, wider shoulders (i dont have a problem with that but youre a slim guy)
Maybe if you get it slimed down, a white shirt open at the neck when you go out? But not for day wear.
But rock it if you feel it.
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Point being, semantics aside, it dont work bro :/ Its also fairly 'classically' styled; low button point, wider shoulders (i dont have a problem with that but youre a slim guy)
Maybe if you get it slimed down, a white shirt open at the neck when you go out? But not for day wear.
But rock it if you feel it.

Good eye. It's from 1950.

 

I wore it to dinner. Still finding a balance for it, but I think it's a hilarious accessory for a meeting I have once a month. I'll be playful with it and consider a white shirt next time. I've seen some dinner jackets worn with neckties to decent effect. I'm guessing this is too classical to try that with, no?

 

I had a lot of fun wearing this tonight though. I could probably have done far better, but I had a blast.

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I've seen some dinner jackets worn with neckties to decent effect.

Whut?
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Good eye. It's from 1950.

 

I wore it to dinner. Still finding a balance for it, but I think it's a hilarious accessory for a meeting I have once a month. I'll be playful with it and consider a white shirt next time. I've seen some dinner jackets worn with neckties to decent effect. I'm guessing this is too classical to try that with, no?

 

I had a lot of fun wearing this tonight though. I could probably have done far better, but I had a blast.

 

The shawl collar might make the four in hand difficult, more than the classic silhouette.  But, only one way to find out if it works.

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But rock it if you feel it.

 

This isn't directed at you particularly, rather it's a general point using your post as a jumping off point...

 

'I'm going to rock this' or 'I wear what I feel' too often translates as 'I know I look terrible, but I a going to wear this anyway'. In my view, that's exactly what we are trying to discourage here. This place isn't reddit or GQ, hopefully it's an antitdote to those kinds of places. Style can never only be about wearing whatever the hell you feel like, but has to involve actually looking good by some aesthetic standards that other people can agree on (but contrary to the belief of the kinds of people who think they 'rock' things, those standards don't necessarily involve following minutely-detailed rules to the letter). The point is that only a minority of people have superb aesthetic instincts and most people need to learn from others and educate themselves quite extensively in what does actually look good before they are able to start being more instinctive about it. And that applies to almost any kind of style - from CBD to SW&D... and beyond.

 

And @ridethecliche, I'm really sorry - but that fit is a perfect example of exactly what I'm talking about. You don't yet have the knowledgable aesthetic instincts to do anything other than amuse yourself. I know this feeling because this used to be me...

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