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A custom blend of high-grade narcotics and psychedelics.

You're a doctor, I'm a lawyer… perhaps we can work something out. wink.gif
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@Hirsh

 

I'll offer some constructive criticism..

 

1.) I think a more tailored better fitting shirt would suit you and your body more appropriately.

 

2.) Why not tuck the shirt in and throw a sport coat over it?

 

3.) Then you can post it in the WAYWRN Casual Outfits thread located here:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/253842/waywrn-mc-casual-style/15210#post_6999170

 

Since its not a fit with a tie it would fit in the Casual thread. It is more appropriate there. It doesnt really belong in this thread.

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you guys need a CPA?

 

@Pliny 

That's just me getting fat. Does it look that bad???

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Today's fit:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Sorry for the crappy lighting

seriously it's the lighting you're worried about? uhoh.gif
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Constructive comments welcome...always trying to improve the fit :)

 

 

 

Some additional photos of the fit... (Click to show)

 

 

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^ Jacket sleeves are about a half inch too long. Jacket length might be too long by the same amount. Also, maybe it's just the pose, but your pants are breaking in a rather unfortunate manner. Sorry to say it, but those look like women's pants on you, possibly because they are tight in the thigh but quite roomy below the knee. At the very least, consider cuffing them. Lastly, that's a pretty awful tie.
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Appreciate the tailoring comments. I agree that the pants are a little tight in the thigh but can have this adjusted quite easily.

 

As for the comment about the tie...describing it as "awful" isn't very constructive. Perhaps if you described why, in your opinion, it is awful that might be more useful.

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you guys need a CPA?

 

@Pliny 

That's just me getting fat. Does it look that bad???

no no !  not bad.  Could b the up-angle.  I don't think super-slim waists do anyone any favors is all.

-  no commensurate awsmness of look to compensate for what's lost  in comfort and wearability.

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@Hirsh


I'll offer some constructive criticism..

1.) I think a more tailored better fitting shirt would suit you and your body more appropriately.

2.) Why not tuck the shirt in and throw a sport coat over it?

3.) Then you can post it in the WAYWRN Casual Outfits thread located here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/253842/waywrn-mc-casual-style/15210#post_6999170

Since its not a fit with a tie it would fit in the Casual thread. It is more appropriate there. It doesnt really belong in this thread.

Ok I'll post in the Casual thread:)
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@PCK1

I prefer no prinstripes but if I were to get a suit with them I'd opt for more narrow ...

Light blue shirt would work better - or do black shoes if you are going to do a white shirt. The tie looks dated - I just don't care for the pattern at all.

Lastly, a good tailor will instantly identify several ways to touch up that suit. It needs a little of this and that in several spots.
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Trying something different today...

 

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Have a nice weekend, gents!

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@PCK1 I think an of white shirt would be great.
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Appreciate the tailoring comments. I agree that the pants are a little tight in the thigh but can have this adjusted quite easily.

As for the comment about the tie...describing it as "awful" isn't very constructive. Perhaps if you described why, in your opinion, it is awful that might be more useful.

You're right, that wasn't very constructive. My apologies. smile.gif Just a matter of opinion, but I find the pattern to be unappealing. What are those things printed on there? Sperm? uhoh.gif

The colors of the tie are fine. Grey suit, white shirt, navy ground tie is a great look. I like solid ties with texture, or something with a small repeating pattern. A classic navy/white pindot is hard to beat.

I really like your shirt collar. Great spread. Is that custom or RTW?
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Is the tie a navy ground? Looks black on my screen. If it's navy then I think the white shirt is great. Seemed too stark if a contrast with black, and a playful pattern.
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See spoiler

 

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  Mate, you're overthinking it. (Click to show)

This is like saying there's only one kind of infinity. I don't agree at all, largely because there is significant variation in defining a good outfit and the best outfits include an element of working within an individual's sociocultural context, which is an element we can't really see here at all. Moreover, even if we are to narrow the context to, say, SF (and feel free to substitute any supposedly Wise Men you like) I am not one to instinctively accept the idea that just because a consensus exists, it represents any sort of fundamental truth.

 

I would change your statement to "if you both enjoy your outfit and it meets your day's needs, that's a good outfit". Naturally, as one's level of knowledge rises or degree of subsumption in a collective's values increases, or indeed one's role and self-image in life evolves, the kinds of outfit you enjoy will change. For example, there are many outfits I've worn in the past that I would not wear today. Does that really make them bad outfits, given that I enjoyed them at the time and they were either neutral or positive in terms of what I did that day? I can't bring myself to say that they were, as I think that would actually be a very weird, and very artificial, definition of good. It wouldn't have any meaningful relevance

 

Another example would be this week's Friday Challenge. There are some outfits there that I like, but as a overall look/aesthetic I'm not a fan at all. The whole Italian business aesthetic (at least, as filtered by modern style gurus, and especially so once sprezzatura is invoked) revolves around men taking their clothes exceptionally seriously, wanting to appear very grown-up & worthwhile individuals, all the while simultaneously pretending that they are relaxed and confident about both.

 

I find this is quite a silly balancing act to want to perform; it has a vaguely childish & insecure quality to it. A kind of narcissistic inauthenticity that is only magnified when seen in large amounts together (as you do in Italy, when you frequently see throngs of young-ish businessmen all wearing similar navy suits, blue shirts and navy ties). It only has a chance of succeeding when the wearer is irrefutably successful by the typical bourgeois standard being aimed for by the wearers, and so they can unassailabily project a sense of self-satisfaction that can convince the viewer that any lurking insecurity is not actually there.

 

But as an individual outfit taken in isolation, I find it perfectly fine and can look very good indeed. It's the sociocultural context that makes me dislike the look. So, coming back to my earlier point, I really don't think it's as simple as saying a good look is one that looks good.

 

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