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the shoes are very nice though, and the pants look to have a very nice texture.

 

JR, your shoe game is great...looks like you're replacing all your AEs with carminas. But really, let your shoes and not socks do the talking. (Since Rudal's just got married): it's like the bridesmaid trying to outshine the bride and doing so badly.

 

I prefer a sedate gray small herringbone if you want a pattern, but navy, gray, brown in a somber saturation/brightness would be perfect.

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X post from the Friday challenge. I simply had to go for my pink Canali tie for the 'light tie' challenge. Funny thing is, I've never worn it with this shirt before so I was able to pull a new combo together as a result!

etb - I'm not sure that you should do it again. I can't say I like the tie very much in the first place, but the combination of pink and white paisley and massive blue gingham with a sober business suit really doesn't work IMHO. Even if you're going for that British loud shirt thing, the tie would need to be less outré, and if you were going for a more all-out dandy look, you'd need a much more exciting suit (something really outrageous in tan, cream or white, for example...). As it is, it seems like you have two different impulses which remain unreconciled and in conflict - something I have to say I feel about a lot of your fits.
It is a controversial look. That tie has been quite unpopular around these parts, but has also gotten some good feedback too. I hear what you are saying, but I disagree. smile.gif  The shirt is a light colour which means that no matter how big the check is, its is still fairly mellow - in steps the 'outre' tie and brightens it up, but also fits into the design, like a little puff of a pink cloud in a blue sky. ;-)

The suit is a business suit and while I get what you are saying, the very reason I am wearing it is due to the Friday challenge - which is to wear a lighter tie than your suit / jacket. Hence, cream or white wouldn't have worked in this context. 

thanks for the feedback though.

The bolded statements, though emphatically presented, are just wrong. That big check is not mellow, and a cream or white shirt would have been infinitely preferable here. Monkey also gave you the right advice about how you might employ the shirt/tie combo in a flashy yet coherent way. Stop fighting it, man. LISTEN.

And you read the post properly please - he was talking about a cream and white SUIT not shirt - but the point of the tie was to wear it with a dark suit, for the Friday challenge.

 

Granted my choice of shirt in this "formal" context might be against the grain here, in the UK (and Ireland) this type of thing is not only accepted but admired. 

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jungle, i hate to do this, but that fit needs a lot of help.
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1. could be the low camera angle, could be the cut of the jacket and pants, but something is making your hips look very large and your legs and shoulders very small. not in a good way. the sleeves of the jacket look too long and its looks to be pulling everywhere, though that last part may have to do with the pose. try a more natural stance. the shirt collar could stand to be loner too.

2. the combination of items in general looks very washed out. nothing in the picture is really allowing itself to be noteworthy. there are boring fits that are boring but look nice, this just looks too bland and washed out. the shirt looks gray and i think that has a lot to do with it, the whole top block just seems to melt together.

3. i really do not like that tie, but that could just be me.

4. i do not like the "fun" casual socks with the rest of the getup.

the shoes are very nice though, and the pants look to have a very nice texture.

sorry to be harsh, but i know you are here to learn and i hope that i am being helpfu
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When did you turn all serious on socks? biggrin.gif

Its all good I know you critique constructively.

I do have big boned birthing hips sadly but I think the angle isnt helping. The Jackets high buttoning point pisses me off and I think adds to the problem. I like to wear it unbuttoned because of this. I really like the jacket color and texture and lightness. I wonder if the fact that it's unstructured has anything to do with what your seeing/thinking? I didn't realize the buttoning point would be an issue until after a few wears. It is a bit tight in the mid section. I struggle with decent pictures at my office. I know that sounds like the bs excuse but it's the truth. I'm still trying different areas to take pictures. Maybe I just need to turn off the fluorescent lights altogether. The shirt really is a nice light blue sadly being washed out as you said.
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Hooray for Friday!

Thanks, all, for the many thumbs up for yesterday's post.

CP, I like the bow tie...so much I would even try one like that and probably be happy. Indeed, wouldn't mind it as a regular tie pattern either.

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When did you turn all serious on socks? biggrin.gif



 

Well, a good pair of socks is a lovely thing too. If you're going to have filet mignon, why pair it with Heinz ketchup? Sorry, Friday, all metaphors and imagery...

 

A nice pair of socks isn't as important as a great pair of shoes as your Carminas, but when you sit down, they do say something.

 

I got a pair of these during the Mr. Porter sale (probably the only thing I'll buy at this point from them). You don't need many of them and they are just nice...

 

http://henrycarter.com.au/product/bresciani-cotton-bluenavy-houndstooth-mid-calf/

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Well, a good pair of socks is a lovely thing too. If you're going to have filet mignon, why pair it with Heinz ketchup? Sorry, Friday, all metaphors and imagery...

A nice pair of socks isn't as important as a great pair of shoes as your Carminas, but when you sit down, they do say something.

I got a pair of these during the Mr. Porter sale (probably the only thing I'll buy at this point from them). You don't need many of them and they are just nice...

http://henrycarter.com.au/product/bresciani-cotton-bluenavy-houndstooth-mid-calf/

True. Sometimes I feel like I can get a bit frisky in that area and probably should dial it back a notch or three. Your metaphor makes me think I souldn't wear socks then. biggrin.gif Ketchup nor any other condiment comes near my Steaks. I appreciate the HC link.
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True. Sometimes I feel like I can get a bit frisky in that area and probably should dial it back a notch or three. Your metaphor makes me think I souldn't wear socks then. biggrin.gif Ketchup nor any other condiment comes near my Steaks. I appreciate the HC link.


Well, only the basics: salt and a bit of pepper. :nodding:

 

So navy or maybe grey socks. 

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i would very much like @edmorel to wax poetic on my shoe choice today.

well, I won't say too much about everything since I am obviously biased but two things that stand out for me about this outfit.

Stitch has a few "loud" items (tie, square and shoes to an extent) but you still appreciate the overall look as opposed to one item really sticking out. Thats is not as easy to do as it sounds. A lot of times people want to wear one or two FU items and it winds up overwhelming the overall look. He is alse wearing a BD collar shirt with a DB, which is against the rules, but again, no one aspect of the outfit draws you attention exclusively to it to where you would notice.

Secondly, the shoes. So people have given other suggestions but what I like about them in this outfit as that they give off an air of I don't give a shit, in the positive sense. Black or burgandy would be a discreet and proper choice but this choice in shoes makes for a more "confident" look, IMO.
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When did you turn all serious on socks? biggrin.gif

for a long time i was all about crazy/fun/interesting socks. then i realized that it makes about as much sense as a crazy tie in a sedate fit. it just fights with everything else there in the fit and stands out like a sore thumb.

i still like "fun" socks, but i limit it to louder type solid colors when i wear such things, and i try to make them make sense within the fit. they should never imo be the one item that is clearly the wrong formality with the rest of the fit.

paging FM to say i told you so.

and if you feel that is a load of poop, you are better off just not showing them in the fit so people dont give you crap about it.
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I do have big boned birthing hips sadly but I think the angle isnt helping. The Jackets high buttoning point pisses me off and I think adds to the problem. I like to wear it unbuttoned because of this. I really like the jacket color and texture and lightness. I wonder if the fact that it's unstructured has anything to do with what your seeing/thinking? I didn't realize the buttoning point would be an issue until after a few wears. It is a bit tight in the mid section. I struggle with decent pictures at my office. I know that sounds like the bs excuse but it's the truth. I'm still trying different areas to take pictures. Maybe I just need to turn off the fluorescent lights altogether. The shirt really is a nice light blue sadly being washed out as you said.


that is good. smile.gif

i have fat hips too, so i know your struggle. i think the cut of the jacket, buttoning point, your rigid stance, and camera angle are just exacerbating (thank you spell check) the issue. it may help to have a tailor take a look, but it may be one of those items that you love, but just doesnt work. i have had a myriad of those pass through my closet of the years.

not bs, pic are hard to get, i fault no one for saying the pic quality is bad. it wont make me like the fit, but i believe people when they say it. shirt does look much better in that pic. fluorescent lights are the absolute worst. you need natural light. be it by going outside or using a window.

i really can not endorse enough the use of color adjusting in photobucket. my fits pics are a million times better due to it and its so quick and easy. and free.
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Granted my choice of shirt in this "formal" context might be against the grain here, in the UK (and Ireland) this type of thing is not only accepted but admired. 

please do not take this the wrong way, and i bear no ill will towards you, but no matter who admires that combo, its really just all over the place. you are more than familiar with styfo and i am sure you are well aware that what the general public may aesthetically like is really nor germane here. im not saying you should not wear it, and im not saying many people out there dont like it, im just saying that no mater how true that is, as far as here goes, that does not make it good.

also, the idea of the friday challenges is not just to throw on the challenge item, its too make it fit in as if you are not forcing it. instead of picking a suit, tie and PS and then grabbing a light tie, maybe try and think of a light tie you like, and then build a fit around it that would never let on that you went out of your way to wear a lighter than your jacket tie. whatever the challenge may be, that ideology can be plugged in.
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well, I won't say too much about everything since I am obviously biased but two things that stand out for me about this outfit.

Stitch has a few "loud" items (tie, square and shoes to an extent) but you still appreciate the overall look as opposed to one item really sticking out. Thats is not as easy to do as it sounds. A lot of times people want to wear one or two FU items and it winds up overwhelming the overall look. He is alse wearing a BD collar shirt with a DB, which is against the rules, but again, no one aspect of the outfit draws you attention exclusively to it to where you would notice.

Secondly, the shoes. So people have given other suggestions but what I like about them in this outfit as that they give off an air of I don't give a shit, in the positive sense. Black or burgandy would be a discreet and proper choice but this choice in shoes makes for a more "confident" look, IMO.

Thanks for your views Edmorel. I was one of those to suggest another shoe. In my part of the world, suede is very rarely worn with suits. I don't dislike stitches pairing, but would like to see this splendid suit worn with a more formal colour footwear.
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Thanks for your views Edmorel. I was one of those to suggest another shoe. In my part of the world, suede is very rarely worn with suits. I don't dislike stitches pairing, but would like to see this splendid suit worn with a more formal colour footwear.

in due time!

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thanks for indulging me with your reply, edmorel. much appreciated.
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Stitches laying down the truth in herr lately. Keep it up, my man.
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Stitches laying down the truth in herr lately. Keep it up, my man.

as long my spelling, typos, grammar, and punctuation can suck, i am all for trying to be helpful every now and again.
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