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jungle, perhaps its just the lighting, but a lighter, more blue less gray, shirt, would be more better there.
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Theoretically true (and it will be worn with such items in summer too) but in practice I find linen shirts with winter jackets (or jumpers) to be the perfect way to segue into the shoulder season. Like today, it was still a bit cold when walking outside but really warm in some rooms indoors with all the sunlight pouring in. The combo of tweed jacket and linen shirt works great for me. Jacket on outside and kept me warm; off indoors to stay cool & comfortable.

 

This is actually why I can't play in this week's Friday Challenge: it calls for a lightweight worsted odd jacket as a way of bridging the seasons and I just don't do that (I only have one such item and it has a navy backgroundwhich the Challenge excludes this week). I tend to favour using summer shirts plus extra layers (cotton jumper, tweed or cord or whatever jacket) on top that I can remove as needed.

 

Thank you for the explanation, that makes perfect sense. I'll have to try that myself sometime soon.

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X-post from FC, presenting my view in the DM debate:
 

 

Fantastic, @EFV

 

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Appreciate the thumbs over the last couple of days, guys.

Today. Sorry for the limited field. All the other shots were blurry or unsalvageably dark.
 

 

Beautiful tie, @GMMcL 

 

A bit of a monochrome vibe today:

 

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post #74884 of 78717
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

jungle, perhaps its just the lighting, but a lighter, more blue less gray, shirt, would be more better there.

Yup. chitty lighting is killing me in the office.

post #74885 of 78717
if that representation is right, that blue is still too dark/saturated for what your wearing. its actually probably too saturated for most jacket and tie combos.

i learned that the hard way. most of the first solid blue shirts i got were too dark and/or too saturated and they ended up being sold or relegated to casual wear under a knit. imho, for a blue shirt to work with a jacket and tie, it really has to be quite light and unsaturated. sure there may be exceptions, but for the most part i think its a pretty holdfast "rule." at least i stick to it and have stopped buying solid blue shirts that are anything but very light.
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I think that if you're gonna go saturated shirt, you've gotta go all the way. Like maomao:

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I think that if you're gonna go saturated shirt, you've gotta go all the way. Like maomao:
 

 

+1 AND know that you are breaking a major rule.

 

Maomao was long before me, but everything I see of his that gets dredged up is excellent. It is quite apparent he knows how to sprezz and break rules properly. The man does not look like he stumbles into anything in terms of his clothing decisions.

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I see what you're saying. I miss understood you. From the original comment I thought you were saying more blue would've been better and less grey. This is my darkest blue shirt I own.

more pics of it here: http://propercloth.com/fabrics/canclini-blue-fine-twill-893.html
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I think that if you're gonna go saturated shirt, you've gotta go all the way. Like maomao:
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That is beautiful.
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What if one Roboposed the Robopose

quick google of Robopose, is This you AAS?
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Hell yeah.  :slayer:

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@EFV - Also, that is not an overly saturated light blue shirt, it is legit a navy shirt. And it takes someone like MaoMao to really know how to use that with the jacket. That fit is an all-time great. It is certainly an exception to the rule, and it certainly takes an exceptional dresser to know how to pull that off.

@JR - Yeah, I'm afraid that that shirt is not really meant to be worn with a jacket and tie. At least not as far as SF standards would be concerned.

Consider it a lesson learned. I know I did not too long ago.
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So, hello gents, this is my first post on the forum and I am submitting my outfit today for critique.

I am aware that the fit is a little...snug. I am on something of a weight loss mission, have lost over 2 stone already, so am not inclined to purchase and/or spend money on alterations to get the fit right until I have reached the desired weight/size/shape. Right now I am more interested in learning more about styles, colours and patterns and how they work together.

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So, hello gents, this is my first post on the forum and I am submitting my outfit today for critique.

I am aware that the fit is a little...snug. I am on something of a weight loss mission, have lost over 2 stone already, so am not inclined to purchase and/or spend money on alterations to get the fit right until I have reached the desired weight/size/shape. Right now I am more interested in learning more about styles, colours and patterns and how they work together.
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Welcome to SF!

Obvious fit issues at the waist aside (and congrats on the weight loss!), there are several things that jump out at me:
  • Aside from being too tight, the jacket is also far too short. You can't really change this, but just FYI for future purchases.
  • The lapels on the jacket are very thin, which looks doubly bad on a larger man such as yourself. Can't change that either, but another FYI for future purchases.
  • The jacket looks like an orphaned suit jacket. That type of pattern, particularly in a grey like that, will never look like a sport coat.
  • The tie is, no kind way about it, ugly. The pattern is not great, and it's a garish color. Check out this thread for some great tie advice (other advice as well--it's a great thread): http://www.styleforum.net/t/375309/noodles-good-natured-advice-thread/0_100
  • The square is not great and is too matchy with the tie. Start with white linen--pretty hard to go wrong there.

Please understand I am not trying to be mean or cruel with the above--I wanted to give you candid feedback on your fit.
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^ berg

 

Critiques:

Lapels are way too narrow for your frame (probably any frame for that matter).

That tie should not be worn probably at all, but especially with that square. Change the square for a white linen/cotton in a tv fold here. Get a relatively simple tie in navy or brown or burgundy. If patterned, make sure it is discreet, not like that.

Additionally your knot should be dimpled and I would avoid a Windsor like that. Try a double four in hand and see how you like it.

Black pants? If so, know that they aren't very versatile and come across very "uniform". Maybe that's what you are going for.

Jacket screams "I am part of a suit but my owner left the pants at home" mostly because it is very worsted

 

Good things:

If you are going to do a light gray jacket, dark charcoal pants are a good pair usually. However I'd keep the rest monochrome as well (black knit tie or something).

Your shirt seems like it has got a pretty decent collar on it with good spread

 

Edit: beat by aravenel :)

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