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i saw no diaz post. frown.gif
 

 

 

twas a 'thumb'-   mebe he heard u the other day

 

 

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Thanks for the kind words. The cloth is from London Lounge Linen suiting is quite a hefty linen drapes very nicely. I believed this cloth is still available.

The suits is made by Bntailors in Korea. I am really enjoying my commissions from them of late.

 

I've not tried any LL cloths- maybe it's time.   Bntailors is the bomb. love their site.  and explains why your cuts are always so good.

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Jacket - Boglioli, Shirt - Massimo Dutti, Trousers - Suitsupply, Tie - Petronius 1926, Pocket Square - Eton, Shoes - Vass MTO, Watch - Rolex Submariner



Enjoying this.
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twas a 'thumb'-   mebe he heard u the other day

Welp, its a start!
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Enjoying this.

That makes two of us.
post #73309 of 78722
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That makes two of us.

Indeed, it's a great example of why navy odd trousers have a place in classic menswear.
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03.22.2014: Pre-Birthday-Dinner. Too bad, I wasn't able to stop the time.

 

SC: Corneliani

Shirt: Suitsupply

Trousers: RLBL

Tie: Vintage

Shoes: Langer-Messmer (a german shoemaker)

 

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Enjoying this.

 

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Welp, its a start!
That makes two of us.

 

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Indeed, it's a great example of why navy odd trousers have a place in classic menswear.

 

Thanks guys! The navy trousers are a must have in a menswear wardrobe if you'll ask me.

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Fair enough, break is a personal preference. I prefer no break with cuffed trousers, and a little break with uncuffed trousers. I like the clean straight lines.

A medium/full break is rarely seen on SF. It's a little underrepresented, so please go ahead and post some pics! It's always nice to see differing styles of dress.


I don't mean to insult you or your style - I just don't understand the no break or even sock-exposing inseams. I'm glad you wear your trou so high. I will NEVER go back to wearing them on my hips or slightly above. I don't have a smart phone or camera(...yup) but I wear mine like this but with a larger opening(I like half of the shoe or more & 1-1.5 cm longer for the break. 2" turnup as well:

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How did you find this?
That's an age old picture of me smile.gif
Obviously I like it a lot, haha. The trousers were made from a rather stiff English fabric (I think some 400g Minnis) and hanging from braces, so the whole thing looks rather precise.
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I don't see it as justifying. I pointed out the collar gap, rtc checked it in the mirror and let me know it wasn't like that in real life. It shows active participation, and I quite enjoy the discussion. We all know photos can distort things sometimes, so I like it when someone clarifies something, or corrects me when I'm wrong.

If I understand you correctly you'd rather have it that everyone just ignores the posts and let the pictures do the talking? I love the discussions that sometimes ensue, and if we all just ignored the criticisms and other posts this would become a boring place. I guess it all depends on your point of view. I see it as active participation, you as justifying.

I suppose it is a small difference, but I see one between participation and justification.
Examples of participation that have been immensely helpful to me and I overly encourage:

"Hi poster x, I think this tie adds one pattern too many, did you think to opt for a solid textured one instead."
"I can see your point, commenter y, but I thought the shirt resolved to a solid at roughly 5 feet away, so it wouldn't be as bad. I will try a solid next time"

OR

"Poster a, that tie is too city for tweed, I'd substitute a wool one instead in either brown or dark green."
"But commenter b, the tie is textured so it should work with tweed."
"I suppose, poster a, but grenadine really is a city weave. If you want to do it with tweed, at least try it in the grossa instead of the fina."
"Unfortunately I can't afford another hober right now, but I'll take your comments into account for the future."

To me, both of these are 100% informative and helpful responses and discussions. The main point that I see is that the posters were describing their thinking behind their choices, and yet displayed a humility and willingness to learn if they were wrong. None of their responses sounded like justifying to me.
Compare with the following:

"Poster z, your jacket is quite obv 1 size too small, do you see the bowing at the lapels and the "x" forming at the buttoning point? As long as it still fits in the shoulders I would try to go up a size."
"I dunno, commenter q. This is my best fitting jacket typically. It must have been the fact that I moved my shoulder to take the picture. I'll check right now . . . Yea, must've just been me raising my shoulder cause it looks great right now in the mirror. Thanks, tho!"

I even made poster z especially gracious here and yet there is something about the response that is simply irritating to me. What does his response add to the discussion? IMO nothing for the lurkers or commenters except him trying to tell you he really knows how his jacket is supposed to fit, and trust him it does. If he followed up with a robo instead and asked if it looked better now, I would be fine with it. OR if he simply said he'll look into it, I'd be fine with it, but telling us all that it simply fits well and we're wrong doesn't sit well with me. Same for the following interaction:

"Poster F, that shirt is too saturated, get one that's a bit more washed out. Otherwise, great look!"
"I hate this crappy camera phone, shirt is pale blue IRL."

Again, I don't see poster F's comment adding anything to the discussion or anyone's knowledge. He simply wants us to know he did it right the first time and didn't need our help. Even IF the shirt was in fact pale blue IRL, I would prefer poster F to remain silent or post simply that he'll look into it. HE already knows he needs to work on the color balance or get a better camera, no use telling us this info IMO.

Clearly I'm the only one who feels this way, and frankly I don't really know why it irritates me so much. I'm a little crazy to begin with, so . . .We can happily move on from my rant whenever everyone would like and I'll keep to myself. Or if people would like to continue to discuss, I'm fine with that too.
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Indeed, it's a great example of why navy odd trousers have a place in classic menswear.

Ha! I thought it was a great pic too, and the navy trousers didn't even register with me as I suppose my eye was drawn to the more bold unconventional teal colour of the jacket. Anyway I am one of those in agreement with you, that in the right outfit there is definitely a place for navy trousers. And odd grey jackets. The loose SF consensus around the prejudice against navy trou is bollocks IMO, and here is exhibit A m'lurd!
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I'm not sure you're the only one who feels this way but it very much comes off like you wrote this based purely on RideTheCliche's post because I am not seeing too many other recent examples of something like this.

Whether it's been weighing on you a while or not, I am just letting you know how it looks from a 100% unbiased perspective.

I think there has been excuse making in the past, but it's typically from newer posters who create a new thread to ask some questions and then debate the answers while being far from subject matter experts. That drives me nuts in general - it isn't just a SF forum thing.

As an iPhone 5 owner and a non-owner of a decent camera I think mentioning how colors don't come through appropriately is very legitimate. Even using Camera+ and some other apps I struggle to capture the true colors of items.

As far as posture and such? I think that's more case by case depending on knowledge of poster. In some cases, sure. In others it's more like... nah bro, you're wrong. That thing is busted.
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That belongs to the upper part of earlier btw...

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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

I suppose it is a small difference, but I see one between participation and justification.
Examples of participation that have been immensely helpful to me and I overly encourage:

"Hi poster x, I think this tie adds one pattern too many, did you think to opt for a solid textured one instead."
"I can see your point, commenter y, but I thought the shirt resolved to a solid at roughly 5 feet away, so it wouldn't be as bad. I will try a solid next time"

OR

"Poster a, that tie is too city for tweed, I'd substitute a wool one instead in either brown or dark green."
"But commenter b, the tie is textured so it should work with tweed."
"I suppose, poster a, but grenadine really is a city weave. If you want to do it with tweed, at least try it in the grossa instead of the fina."
"Unfortunately I can't afford another hober right now, but I'll take your comments into account for the future."

To me, both of these are 100% informative and helpful responses and discussions. The main point that I see is that the posters were describing their thinking behind their choices, and yet displayed a humility and willingness to learn if they were wrong. None of their responses sounded like justifying to me.
Compare with the following:

"Poster z, your jacket is quite obv 1 size too small, do you see the bowing at the lapels and the "x" forming at the buttoning point? As long as it still fits in the shoulders I would try to go up a size."
"I dunno, commenter q. This is my best fitting jacket typically. It must have been the fact that I moved my shoulder to take the picture. I'll check right now . . . Yea, must've just been me raising my shoulder cause it looks great right now in the mirror. Thanks, tho!"

I even made poster z especially gracious here and yet there is something about the response that is simply irritating to me. What does his response add to the discussion? IMO nothing for the lurkers or commenters except him trying to tell you he really knows how his jacket is supposed to fit, and trust him it does. If he followed up with a robo instead and asked if it looked better now, I would be fine with it. OR if he simply said he'll look into it, I'd be fine with it, but telling us all that it simply fits well and we're wrong doesn't sit well with me. Same for the following interaction:

"Poster F, that shirt is too saturated, get one that's a bit more washed out. Otherwise, great look!"
"I hate this crappy camera phone, shirt is pale blue IRL."

Again, I don't see poster F's comment adding anything to the discussion or anyone's knowledge. He simply wants us to know he did it right the first time and didn't need our help. Even IF the shirt was in fact pale blue IRL, I would prefer poster F to remain silent or post simply that he'll look into it. HE already knows he needs to work on the color balance or get a better camera, no use telling us this info IMO.

Clearly I'm the only one who feels this way, and frankly I don't really know why it irritates me so much. I'm a little crazy to begin with, so . . .We can happily move on from my rant whenever everyone would like and I'll keep to myself. Or if people would like to continue to discuss, I'm fine with that too.

Thank you for your reply. I understand the subtle difference better now, but as long as someone takes the advice into account, or at least is willing to acknowledge the different point of view, it's good enough for me. I guess it just doesn't grind my gears as much.
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I just wanna say it sucks when pics dont represent how you actually look, but sometimes thats just how the dice roll.

I know often my angle is off or something looks overly saturated or looks to lack proper contrast. I know someone will point it out and if I feel thats its a matter of pic quality Ill say so.

OTOH, I do think sometimes people play it up when in reality the fit is just off even irl.

Its part of the way things go here and its not going to change, for better or worse.

Just my 2 cents.

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I think its a worthwhile discussion luvvie, and I think you've stated your case well. You didn't want to name names but for me one of the worst offenders for this USED to be In Stitches (stay with me on this Stitchy!). He used to have every excuse in the book on a daily basis as to why his pics were absolutely fine (they weren't!) BUT - A few months ago, not sure what happened but he started to act upon the criticism (ten million SF members can't be wrong!) and the result has been a giant leap forward for him. It's not just a question of buying expensive stuff as anyone can throw money out and not necessarily look good (Mr. Trump, are you reading this?) but Sitichys stuff FITS so much better, especially his trousers which every day used to look saggy and baggy and now look so good they are on a par with his master Spoo, and I have to admit are even making me jealous and inquisitive as to what exactly he did to make 'em look so good.

(Now if that's not the very essence of a back-handed compliment Stitchy, then I give up!biggrin.gif)

Moral of the story - I agree that people don't have to bounce around responding to every single nit pick but should take comments on board and evaluate if there's something there worth examining closer.
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