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Went a very different direction from the usual one.

 

 

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I am trying to justify this orphaned suit jacket that I thrifted a couple months ago.

I like it a lot and feel I can in fact wear it without looking like I don't know how to dress. I've paired it with flannel trousers and anchored it with a cutaway royal oxford and toned down cashmere tie. 

 

I feel in terms of formality nothing is out of place, I am not trying to be ostentatious or a menswear peacock. But is it a fruitless venture to wear an orphaned jacket, even this cool recent one? If you felt I could still pull it off, what suggestions do you gents have in terms of pairing or switching buttons?

I feel pairing contrasting trousers is a good idea and perhaps switching my these solid brown buttons for horn buttons will help play down the fact this jacket appears to be orphaned.

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^^^ arnathor, I don't really think that works outside of it's original context. In others words, I don't think it can be pulled off as an odd jacket.
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Arnator, I'd have to agree. I think you should swing the opposite way though and wear it with jeans if you're up for it.
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After wearing a couple times I realized I need to lengthen the sleeves maybe .5"  The Shirt is a very light blue which is not at all apparent in these pictures.  Thanks Obama. 

 


 

Cake (Click to show)

 

 

 

Shirt-Proper Cloth/Thomas Mason @Seph

Tie - Holiday & Brown

Suit - RLPL

Shoes - Carmina Austerity Brogues

Socks - Polo

PS - still working on that

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I love those austerity brogues...


Also, get a white linen PS. STAT!

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Arnator, I'd have to agree. I think you should swing the opposite way though and wear it with jeans if you're up for it.

 



I wouldn't do that either. I would wear it with the matching pants only.
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I love those austerity brogues...


Also, get a white linen PS. STAT!

I've got one and a few other PS's but I semi-forgot and mostly am working on my comfort level with them.  I stand out at the office as it is a bit, and I feel a cloud of pretentiousness over me when I wear a PS over here. I'm working on them.  :cheers:

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Thanks, mimo!
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IMO - Perfect!
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

You know, for me, it's more the concepts that go alongside each of the modes I mentioned, that turn me off them:

 

- The "stealth wealth elegance" vibe has cultural associations with a certain kind of heavily aspirational, "work hard/play hard", often hypocritically Puritan, professional/social climbing attitudes that make me barf.

- I have more sympathy with the "modern (pseudo-)aristocratic dandy" angle, except for the apparent baggage of emotional insecurity that seems to go with the "modern" and "pseudo" components of the concept.

An interesting schema. I can see some of what you are driving at, but other aspects less so. For instance, I can see, in "SF norms" the hypocritically Puritan, if by that you mean those with conservative views about rules, but a penchant for creating said rules in their own image when mood suits. I'm not sure what you mean by the professional/social climbing element, however, unless you also refer here to the rapid cycle through which people move from ignorant noob to dogmatic teacher, which is really how I have characterized your hypocritical Puritan.

 

Of course, how many people are now parsing the two classifications to see in which they fit, hoping that they fit neither and live in the hitherto undefined space that is without guile?

 

I don't want to get into this much more than I already have, partly because the more I talk about it, the more it comes across as an important issue to me, which it isn't particularly. Also, it makes me seem more judgemental than in practice I actually am. But briefly, what I was explaining was my own set of prejudices/biases, not about the reality of other people's lives/attitudes. The lists of traits was not about how actual posters on SF are, but rather the personality traits I associate in the wider/outside world with those aiming towards those kinds of look.

 

Originally Posted by Tibor View Post

Casual Collegiate Style. Cream socks to match the cream dots on my navy knit tie.

 

This is really nice. I think you're right to take on board the suggestions to try the same look without a hat (or at last, that particular hat).

 

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Actually, I believe that its mine.
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I've got the same cream/paisley tie (sadly, only Drake's branded...). I'm curious as to what potential outfits you'd recommend with it. I'm always looking for fresh inspiration!

 

Originally Posted by Amar ezzahi View Post

Today in the highlands of Aix en Provence

 

Just to say that I'm really enjoying your outfits recently; you have a playful sense of colour that I like a lot.

 

Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Went a very different direction from the usual one.

 

In the close up, it kind of works, but I'm less convinced seeing it in the fuller-length pic. The scale of the paisley feels a little too close to that of the jacket's checks IMO. Also, the colours somehow seem too close too, despite the obvious differences in the close-up.

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Pinstripe sort of day...

 

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Just to say that I'm really enjoying your outfits recently; you have a playful sense of colour that I like a lot.


Well thank you very much, I really appreciate!
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Please explain then why Swain Adeney Brigg has on their website that they were the creators of the hat Indiana Jones wore in Raiders of the Lost ark?

 

http://www.swaineadeney.co.uk/products/poet_hat/index.html

 

Sure, I can explain that. One of them is lying.

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real nice, TTO. i c you are dressing for spring.



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