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On a more serious note, your shirt collar does not appear to be closing in an optimal way. : (
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Yup. They sometimes do that, though on the second shots it's worsened because I'm leaning over when I take them, causing the fabric to pivot slightly around the button.

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The fashionz do not accept your answer of:

"They sometimes do that"

Please come up with something better.

Kthnxbaignitecu2morow
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Right ok. As I'm sure you can tell I am knew to this. I work in a hotel so do not want to spend a lot of money when the likelihood is my clothes will get ruined by food or drink or hard use. However, I'm bored with the black suit/white shirt/solid coloured tie every day. I have been looking on here for inspiration but without the feedback and reasons why and how you gents put your outfits together I would just continue blundering along throwing in a pocket square etc. and I believe that things should be done properly so thank you all for your input and many apologies for my rambling.

 

You, my friend, are a husky guy even while & after dropping all of the weight (congratulations by the way). It appears to be your natural build so try a 3-button jacket if you haven't already. I highly recommend this. It will bring your visual weight down a bit. I would try a little bit wider (not too wide) tie with a prince albert knot (double 4-in-hand). This is personal but I think some here may agree that there is very limited circumstances where a windsor knot is necessary and if you find yourself in one, wear a bow tie instead. I am sort of an anti-windsor. Also, with all of the lavenders and blues, don't confuse colors with character. You can only look sharp in more vibrant pattern/color combos if you have built your competence with the basics.

 

If you don't have a big budget the best favor you can do for yourself is to find some items that are flattering and fit nicely, then have a good tailor take care of the rest for you. I am not sure about where you are located but I know that here in Denver there is a shop or two that specializes in carry luxury menswear that is secondhand for great prices. I am talking Isaia, Zegna, Versace etc. Try to snoop out a shop like this in your area if you aren't comfortable with Ebay or cruise our for sale forums.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

The fashionz do not accept your answer of:

"They sometimes do that"

Please come up with something better.

Kthnxbaignitecu2morow

They never do this. My shirts are flawless. Everywhere I go, people tell me how wonderfully my collars close. That lighting is creating shadows which exaggerate the overlap effect. If I had better lighting and a better camera, you'd be able to see how top notch my collars are. But I have better things to do than set up a dslr and tripod to take a picture.

Anyway, it's pretty awesome; they are fantastic. Perhaps you have flies in your eyes.
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I didn't quote it (and I'm too lazy to go back to find it), but who said that purple ties shouldn't be worn with white shirts? Why would you say that?
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Depends on the purple, but as a general rule, that seems daft.
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Pliny -- I have to admit, I didn't get the anti-gray jacket bias, until it clicked for me that all the ones I know and love are, like, Harris tweed. Patch pockets aren't right for every tweed, and I don't love them on dense patterns like most of what you have. The Sandringham you have there, the brown windowpane, that could look cool with patch pockets, but I wouldn't know what trousers to wear with it.

 

I think a ticket pocket would do it. You could tuck it in if you wanted it to be stealthy.

 

the Sandringham (tan w/ blue overcheck) would go with lite wt mid-gray flannels IMO.  I'm going to look around for a soft Moonbeam-like navy with a white or ecru box check-  SB made a good point about that single thread check on the Fresco

 

 

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I didn't quote it (and I'm too lazy to go back to find it), but who said that purple ties shouldn't be worn with white shirts? Why would you say that?

 

 

 

 

 

Manton- in 'How to wear a white shirt' threak 'White is thought to be the perfect background for a variety of ties, a "blank canvas." But this is not so. Many colors look absolutely terrible with white: yellow, orange, rust, lavender, purple, nearly all greens' unquote

 

..  'terrible' is Mantonian hyperbole, but I think he has a point -  white shirts are formal, so non-classic colors look out of place

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..  'terrible' is Mantonian hyperbole, but I think he has a point -  white shirts are formal, so non-classic colors look out of place

Mantonian Hyperbole would be a great name for a rock band.
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I want to form a rap supergroup called "Hegelian Dialectics"

 

As far as white shirts, make it an oxford cloth, not necessarily BD though that helps, and place it in a casual suit or casual jacket context, and I think it'd work fine. Assuming the purple tie is also as casual.

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

Teetering on the border between genius and insanity - but ultimately qualifying as neither - owing to the execrable shoes.

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^ Agreed, those shoes ruin it for me as well

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-TTO


Beautiful look...fantastic combinations

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Originally Posted by theberg510 View Post

So, tonights lessons learned
1)orphaned jacket cannot be used as a sports coat
2)garish patterned tie needs smaller knot and less contrast with shirt
3)pocket square should NOT be matched with tie

 

1) Orphaned jacket can rarely be used as a sports coat. Come to think of it, this could be a good idea for a future Friday Challenge.

2) Garish patterned tie needs sedate everything-else (viz. Clags, St.F 2014:4), perfect width matching to jacket lapels, subtle colour coordination with at least one other element of the fit, and occasionally, fire.

3) Pocket square should complement tie in some difficult-to-pin-down-but-nevertheless-obvious-when-seen way.

 

 

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Some other ties, and another shirt I forgot about, since I haven't worn it since last year. Not expecting any love fur the silver tie, or the Bill Blass, third from the top :P

That Bill Blass would be the ideal tie for a world-famous be-bop alto saxophone player. Are you one?

 

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Love the whole thing, @StanleyVanBuren!

Please help me out here. Why do people put an "@" in front of things? Or a "#"? Is this some kind of arcane internet-voodoo technique allowing one, ultimately, to make money?

 

Also, why does everyone except me have a tumblr? Does anyone actually read anyone else's tumblr? If I made a tumblr, and filled it with "@" and "#" markings, might I get laid?

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Bespoke double-breasted Mimmo Pirozzi Naples, Bespoke shirts D'Avino, Bespoke vintage ties and bespoke pocket-square Passaggio Cravatte

 

 

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