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I am 32 and my soon to be wife is 24
 

And already in the green on Pingson's respectability chart.  Well done.  Now, let's get back on track: show us your tie.

 

(DS, legal in my country would be 16, but as that's the age now of my eldest daughter, I'd rather not think about it!)

 

FIT PIC, NOODLES, NOW!!!

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Another Tweed sports coat and corduroy trousers combo. This times with a alpaca wool vest.

 

 

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(Thank you!)

 

One too many bits of fun there, I think, Don.  I like it, but I think with the jacket done up it would tie together better (and look more flattering) - is the jacket a bit small to fasten comfortably?  It's lovely anyway.  I think with all that going on I'd go down a notch in colour on the trousers, but you're certainly cutting a dash.  

 

One specific small change though: the tie and PS are both quite orange - as is that fierce overcheck.  They're all great, but too much together.  Changing even just the PS to something based on greens/browns or even navy, in a dull shade, would just soften the edge off this.  I think that tie and PS should always be of different colour families, or at least different ones dominating.

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I never close the jacket, if I wear a vest or a pullover. And the jacket is not a bit to small to fasten comfortably - my waist has 2-3 kg to much at the moment.

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Thanks for the thumbs, yesterday.

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Originally Posted by eviltimeban 

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.

It's not about being toned up or down, it's about what is coherent. I own a Duchamp tie or two myself, and I'm (very) British BTW, so the 'it's all a different culture' excuse won't wash with me! tongue.gif
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Thanks for the thumbs, yesterday.

What he said. Though you all fell for the impostor rtc, perhaps he'll make an appearance again soon.

(See stitch, my 'all your base' comment wasnt totally tongue in cheek.')
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It's not about being toned up or down, it's about what is coherent. I own a Duchamp tie or two myself, and I'm (very) British BTW, so the 'it's all a different culture' excuse won't wash with me! tongue.gif

Fair enough, but the point is I don't think the tie makes the fit incoherent.

 

Today's fit, mind you, is bound to be controversial:

 

 

 

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excellent work, braddock.


Thanks!

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mimo - looks good, but that tie knot needs help. SAVE HIM!!!

pingson - breaking all kinds of "rules" today.
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Originally Posted by eviltimeban View Post
 

Fair enough, but the point is I don't think the tie makes the fit incoherent.

 

Today's fit, mind you, is bound to be controversial:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Erm...why don't you think it's incoherent? Does it match (aesthetically)? Yes. But either you think that that tie is more citified/formal than it is, or you think your suit is not as CBD as it is.

 

The above fit is coherent. It may not be as aesthetically pleasing as the incoherent one, but all of the elements make sense in the context of each other.

 

Not suggesting you change anything necessarily. But you should be mindful of this. Coherence will bring a new appreciation to the very fine components you seem to have in rotation.

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mimo - looks good, but that tie knot needs help. SAVE HIM!!!

pingson - breaking all kinds of "rules" today.

What rules are you talking about? I mean, beside the obvious light SC, dark trousers, but I though we had put that one to rest for good, Mr. "I wore my fancy navy pents and still won" musicboohoo[1].gif
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Erm...why don't you think it's incoherent? Does it match (aesthetically)? Yes. But either you think that that tie is more citified/formal than it is, or you think your suit is not as CBD as it is.

 

The above fit is coherent. It may not be as aesthetically pleasing as the incoherent one, but all of the elements make sense in the context of each other.

 

Not suggesting you change anything necessarily. But you should be mindful of this. Coherence will bring a new appreciation to the very fine components you seem to have in rotation.

 

Thanks, and I get what you're saying. I guess I do think the tie is more formal than others may think. If the formality is in question, vs its actual colour / design, or if the two are not exclusive, well there's a lot to consider then isn't there? :) Not saying I won't consider it, but I go for the colour / design rather than the level of formality / informality.

 

However, I am striving for elegance, and now coherence; and every choice I make I base on balance of colour / textures / design and so on. I'm still learning and coherence will be another factor to consider, but unless something jumps out to my eye (and I feel I have a decent enough eye - at least, I know what I like) then I'll be happy with it and I'll go with it. Coherence, I guess, is taking things to a slightly more esoteric level, which may result in flaws in a fit, or on the other side, complete balance.

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First Post in WAYWRN as I rarely wear suits these days.  Need some work getting better color shots.  Shirt is light blue.

 

Suit: Belvest

Shirt: Mazzarelli

Tie: Bigi

Shoes: G&G

 

 

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Very nice Euro nod[1].gif

Particularly likin the tie and the GGs
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