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I think the club collar is a good shape with the fit, but that that one is too narrow, or too cutaway, or both. Especially with the scale of the hat, that collar almost vanishes.
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Quite sensible. I agree with you, even though I would rather not. wink.gif Here is a closer picture and a more accurate representation of the short/small Club Collar to the Fedora. In comparison, how much taller should it be in order to balance the scale of the fedora? Also, are there any particular brands of Club Collars you would recommend to achieve greater harmony?
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I am aware of the Film Noir Buff Forum. Comedy is what they do best, especially satire. A healthy balance to the illustrious London Lounge.
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An instant contemporary classic. You remind Napoli to stay on track and not forget the simplicity of a second skin. Bellissimo!
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I am aware of the Film Noir Buff Forum. Comedy is what they do best, especially satire. A healthy balance to the illustrious London Lounge.


So now we're making snide comments about the thread that exists to make snide comments about men's style forum threads?

 

I'm not a GIF guy, but I think I could do with one from Inception here.

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Quite sensible. I agree with you, even though I would rather not. wink.gif Here is a closer picture and a more accurate representation of the short/small Club Collar to the Fedora. In comparison, how much taller should it be in order to balance the scale of the fedora? Also, are there any particular brands of Club Collars you would recommend to achieve greater harmony?

Perhaps 50%, and I would say longer, rather than taller, meaning that I don't think it should come any higher in your neck, but rather add some mass to the bottom edge. I don't know of any brands to recommend. I'm sure I'm not the first to say this, either, but imho the crown of your Fedora may be taller than ideal for the size of your head. Though, with the square shape of the top edge, getting shorter may start to look oddly proportioned, and moving toward a pork pie/fedora hybrid, so I can see the reason for a tall crown. from the slightly side on angle, it looks better. Still, it looks to be as tall as my top hat. I think the width of the brim is spot on.
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I agree. Thank you. smile.gif
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@batchplease - that kind of posting from any member, new or old, is uncalled for, whether you think it or not.

 

+1 and FTFY. ;)

 

Lot's of 'F's don't exude style nor confidence. 

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A custom blend of high-grade narcotics and psychedelics.

 

Seriously though, if you really want to know the scary inner workings of my mind... as I was getting ready, I realised I haven't worn this shirt for ages so figured I'd wear it today. It's a suit-y sort of shirt, and from experience I know it plays a little better with navy than grey, hence a navy suit. But again, from experience I know it goes slightly better with solids than pinstripes, and as I'd worn my worsted solid navy already this week, I decided to wear the worsted flannel one instead. As for a tie, I needed something dark, and probably navy-grounded. I also knew I needed something quite slick/suit-y to complement the sharp suit and city-esque shirt, so that narrowed down my choices instantly to a small handful, and since I hadn't worn this one in ages, I decided to wear it. The fact that it has a large-scale pattern (so wouldn't clash much with the shirt) and has a little red on it (echoing the shirt) both helped the selection. As for the square, I know the tie is striking so needed something lacking too much of a pattern of its own, while echoing some of the colours and also being something of a shiny silk to match the tie's slickness. Even before going through my squares, I had mentally narrowed down my choice to three potential options, with this one being the most likely to work. A quick glance at the other two choices confirmed this (one was too dark a red, and the other was thematically too different to the tie to be a good companion (medusae and pheasant don't get on; the snake hair would scare the birds). The last point sounds crazy, I know, and it is admittedly written tongue-in-cheek. But actually makes sense given that if you want to put things together, might as well be thematically consistent. Navy suit=black shoes for me unless I have an overriding need to chose otherwise, so that part was instinctive. You can't see the socks but they're actually a red/tan small-scale houndstooth; a frivolous match for a frivolous tie. And they were at the top of my sock drawer, which helped. The other theme with this outfit is that I felt unconsciously empowered to match colours far more than I would normally do, precisely because it is inherently something of a cheesy, wide-boy, slick look, and matchiness is not a negative in that context.

 

Because I know my own wardrobe pretty well, the above process from putting the shirt on to being fully dressed took about five minutes, tops.

 

 

 

I'm not nearly as smart in person. I can touch-type but still, the extra time it takes to type something out compared to talking makes a very big differece in terms of being able to marshal concepts and lay things out clearly.

 

 

What can I say, I'm a product of my cultural upbringing. Plus, I have a natural talent for self-deprecating charm (hiding arrogance), pervasive cynicism (hiding laziness) and an aridly dry sense of humour (to make up for antisociality), so there's no other country in the world I'd be more at home in.

 

 

 

If doraemon didn't make it, I fear gorgons have a steep hill to climb.

 

Cool stuff, man. One of my immediate thoughts was, don't ever let Manton or Foo see this or you/we might end up with a veeerrryyy long, sometimes really exciting, always r/evolving, never boring though, debate, that alas to this day has not found a real conclusion, as far as I know. Those in-the-know know, white shirt/white PS, socks matching trousers being the keywords. Epic. 

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@Claghorn  my shirt was ironed, (hastily i admit) the tie knot was as regular as yours.   and the only thing different to one of your fits was my cardigan. which will see plenty of use until spring.

 

really ladies, if another member posted my fit?  it would get thumbs. i know that. 

 

  now i have a tripod, i will try harder to get better comments.  even if you guys slam it just for fun. or team up. as you know, i am not a troll, and will try better to win you guys over. even if my style is different.   and when i like a fit, i thumb it . but rarely comment negatively on another member's fit.  - even crusty sitting with his button's fastened, which is a classic no-no. 

 

and yes troll,(not you clags) i wear the cardigan 2-3 times a week. so it gets in a few fitpics.  seriously, pics or STFU. please, amaze me.

 

i do not try to impress, or fit in. I only push others to try new things, and do not expect them to dress like me, but to explore their own options.

 

i am known here (in other threads) as generous, and helpful . i will not stop until we accept each other's differences, and learn from eachother.   this is the forum's purpose,   and the recent debate forced me to wear something simillar to a Claghorn fit.   so i am trying on my end.

And honestly, i liked it,  even with the brown cords.  but the jacket,tie,shirt and square were taken from his playbook.  so props to claghorn, for making me try something different.   you guys might like where this leads.......

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really ladies, if another member posted my fit?  it would get thumbs. i know that. 
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Look, I have nothing against you personally, but that fit would never get thumbs even if a forum favourite would have posted it.

The quality of the picture is horrible due to bad light and mobile camera. You can't really make out any of the details, but from what we can see the shirt collar looks wonky (not in a "sprezz" way either), the PS doesn't seem to match up well with any of the other garments and it's folded in a pretty boring way, the tie could use a good tug and a dimple to make it look more alive. Personally I like blazers with metal button, but on this forum they don't get much love, and this one seem to have lapels bowing in an unflattering way + slightly too wide shoulders (at least it looks so in this pic).
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Don't be silly - Ianiceman has never posted pictures, which has led me to concoct the Theory of Darlene, i.e. that the person posting as Ianiceman is actually a woman named Darlene, a middle-aged woman with a significant weight problem, frosted hair, and unfortunate weaknesses for both lime green polyester capri pants, and Smurf garden gnomes, which decorate the front yard of her lot at the trailer park which is her home. Oh, and she smokes Newports.

Until such time as the person posing as Ianiceman posts photos, the Theory of Darlene remains valid.

You keep trotting this out from time to time and I'm sure its riotously funny in your head, but for your own benefit you really should just stop. It wasn't funny in the first place and each time you repeat it, it doesn't get any more amusing, you just make yourself look ever more tedious and dull. If a 'joke' doesn't work the first time, do you really think it gets better with repeated telling? You originally posted this because you took umbrage at a comment I made which wasn't even a direct criticism of you, more a concurrence with what someone else suggested, but you chose to ignore the original poster and come up with this 'hilarious' attempt to put me in my place. Do you think it worked? You have your set of admirers on here, of which I am one on occasion, so I suggest you stick to posting your daily fits and popping up to chip in whenever there's a comment about genitals, but your repeated attempts to regale the board with your uproarious sense of humour really don't seem to get much traction.
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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.

 

 

In truth, a lot of it is more over-emoting than over-thinking, as I have a visceral negative reaction to seas of identikit young continentals wearing navy suit/blue shirt/navy tie. The above is either an exploration of the drivers behind the emotion, or a post-hoc rationalising defence. We'll never know which!

 

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You can't see the socks but they're actually a red/tan small-scale houndstooth; a frivolous match for a frivolous tie.

Cool stuff, man. One of my immediate thoughts was, don't ever let Manton or Foo see this or you/we might end up with a veeerrryyy long, sometimes really exciting, always r/evolving, never boring though, debate, that alas to this day has not found a real conclusion, as far as I know. Those in-the-know know, white shirt/white PS, socks matching trousers being the keywords. Epic. 

 

Yeah, I'm familiar with the drama. To be fair, though, 95% of my socks are the predictable solid navy blue, black or dark brown, reflecting my feeling that those dark "blending" sort of colours are the best choice 95% of the time. It's the other 5% that provide occasional giggles, and what would life be without those? Besides, the look yesterday was inherently not meant to be "classy" or "tasteful" for want of a better word, as the reference of the wide-boy look suggests, so it's entirely in keeping to be matchy with stuff!

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Mine was very tongue in cheek. :) 

 

I'm so outside their approval range, even if they were still around, I wouldn't want to try my luck. 

It's been very entertaining and instructive, though (still is, reached post #~4500). Also, witnessing the early baby steps of some of the now very settled forumites is pretty enlightening. ;)

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Look, I have nothing against you personally, but that fit would never get thumbs even if a forum favourite would have posted it.

The quality of the picture is horrible due to bad light and mobile camera. You can't really make out any of the details, but from what we can see the shirt collar looks wonky (not in a "sprezz" way either), the PS doesn't seem to match up well with any of the other garments and it's folded in a pretty boring way, the tie could use a good tug and a dimple to make it look more alive. Personally I like blazers with metal button, but on this forum they don't get much love, and this one seem to have lapels bowing in an unflattering way + slightly too wide shoulders (at least it looks so in this pic).


Your maturity shines, along with your knowledge.      (i'm joking, your fits would not be better at 2am in a bar restroom.but if you believe so, kudos to you)

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An all around charming ensemble. The trousers are a little short for my personal taste, but that width was quite the rage in the late Teens and early 20's and again in the early-mid 60's. I think you certainly cable of Rockin' it today amongst the rest of your more seamless look.
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