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I just bought this suit online at Suitsupply's spring pre- order.

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/pre-order/madison-light-brown-check/P3835.html?start=6&cgid=Pre-Order

What do you guys think?

 

Wrong thread but this is one of the better suits from the s/s 14 collection

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I like the tie as well, ETB, but I noticed it doesn't quite jive with the rest of your CBD outfit. Noticed this a few other times as well.

If you are in a position where you've got to choose between interesting ties and internal coherence, and you choose the nifty ties, I can't fault you for that. But if it's possible to exchange the suit for a blazer and trou, it'd frame those ties to great benefit.

 

@Claghorn, this is a very perceptive comment, which I hope @eviltimeban takes seriously. I've noticed this too (and mentioned it before). I think it backs up what you said (at least I think it was you) about it being easier in some ways to wear a suit well, because you can get away with not having to think about the coherence issue between top and bottom. But it seems clear to me that coherence is an issue in a lot of your fits, eviltimeban - it's quite often, nicely-fitting business suit with a seemingly randomly-chosen tie. It's not that this tie is a bad tie (unlike a few others!) - it's fine - but the tie does not work with the suit, the reason being the informal, almost summery, colour and the slubbiness, when the suit calls for something smoother, neater and less casual. Or alternatively, as Claghorn suggests, a more casual SC-based outfit to go with the tie.

 

@ridethecliche, I was almost losing all hope of ever saying this to you but, looking good! That is so much better in terms of getting some basics right. Some people will object to blue trousers, but I'm not one of them. You might also have gone for a more casual tie, but again, that's not a deal-breaker here. This is something to build on.

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Too little, too late (for Friday's challenge)

 

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@mimo
Have you ever tried or considered trimming your lower jaw beard closer to the jaw line? Believe it could nicely counter your fuller cheeks (no offense!) and look younger, iykwim.
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I don't like that, makes the neck look fat(ter!).  Anyway, I'm 42 next month, and my beloved is 24 the following month.  I guess I'm young enough. :devil:

 

No offence taken. :)

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I don't like that, makes the neck look fat(ter!).  Anyway, I'm 42 next month, and my beloved is 24 the following month.  I guess I'm young enough. devil.gif

No offence taken. smile.gif

Mimo you know you are violating the well-established half your age + seven years rule, right? sly.gif
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Mimo, thats outstanding :slayer:

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Mimo you know you are violating the well-established half your age + seven years rule, right? sly.gif

well, he's gonna hit that ratio in 8 years, give or take. ;D

 

Lol:

"Christine is 25, Donald is 43. Christine thinks she might be too young for Donald, so she reverses the half-your-age-plus-seven rule (36). This is an unacceptable relationship."

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Thanks for the comments and thumb-love.

 

Pingson, I was kind of regretting saying that as soon as I hit it...too much sharing?  Anyway, she's remarkable. :)

 

DeSense, that made me chuckle: I was working out exactly that arithmetic when I read Professor P's reply, and with the same mental image of a school maths exam!

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Thanks for the comments and thumb-love.

Pingson, I was kind of regretting saying that as soon as I hit it...too much sharing?  Anyway, she's remarkable. smile.gif

DeSense, that made me chuckle: I was working out exactly that arithmetic when I read Professor P's reply, and with the same mental image of a school maths exam!

Nah, I'm just ribbing you, I am in fact in a rather similar situation - I'm (soon) 45 and my wife is 31 (but note that I pass the rule with a whole year to spare wink.gif )
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

I don't like that, makes the neck look fat(ter!).  Anyway, I'm 42 next month, and my beloved is 24 the following month.  I guess I'm young enough. :devil:

 

No offence taken. :)

You look like the spitting image of an ex-colleague of mine a few years back when he was ~42.

As for neck look fat(ter), have you asked for second opinions? The beloved one? Because I wouldn't be so sure about that.

(working on "a" developing double chin is of course another trinket altogether.)

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I like the tie as well, ETB, but I noticed it doesn't quite jive with the rest of your CBD outfit. Noticed this a few other times as well.

If you are in a position where you've got to choose between interesting ties and internal coherence, and you choose the nifty ties, I can't fault you for that. But if it's possible to exchange the suit for a blazer and trou, it'd frame those ties to great benefit.

 

@Claghorn, this is a very perceptive comment, which I hope @eviltimeban takes seriously. I've noticed this too (and mentioned it before). I think it backs up what you said (at least I think it was you) about it being easier in some ways to wear a suit well, because you can get away with not having to think about the coherence issue between top and bottom. But it seems clear to me that coherence is an issue in a lot of your fits, eviltimeban - it's quite often, nicely-fitting business suit with a seemingly randomly-chosen tie. It's not that this tie is a bad tie (unlike a few others!) - it's fine - but the tie does not work with the suit, the reason being the informal, almost summery, colour and the slubbiness, when the suit calls for something smoother, neater and less casual. Or alternatively, as Claghorn suggests, a more casual SC-based outfit to go with the tie.

Hmmm. Hmmm.

 

Hmmm...

 

(that's me taking it seriously).

 

While I don't agree with you that the tie doesn't match the suit, I would also point out that it wouldn't exactly be "randomly chosen" either - The tie matches the shirt, which is what I'm walking around in most of the tie (its a "jacket off" office). The suit is a lighter shade than appears in the photos, so its not your average CBD navy suit, its a little funkier than that. So, I think the tie goes with it perfectly. IMO, of course! ;)

 

Again, its more a matter of taste - I personally do not like the SC / trousers look one bit, but 90% of the fits here on WAYWRN are SC / trousers. I think that is also due to the US / non-UK-Ireland bent of the posts / location of most of the posters. So a suit with an "interesting" tie is probably all I can do really, I understand that to be truly "classic menswear" everything should be toned down, but I guess I'm flirting with the other end of that scale, with my liking of bolder ties and the likes of the crazy Duchamp and Canali designs that are out there.

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Nah, I'm just ribbing you, I am in fact in a rather similar situation - I'm (soon) 45 and my wife is 31 (but note that I pass the rule with a whole year to spare wink.gif )

 

Yeah but Noodles is only 25 or something.  Not that I'm judging you.

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