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Yes I am a stocky guy, I always struggle with getting jackets that fit due to being 5'10'' but very broad. I figured that 2 buttons would be better for my height buy will try some 3 button and see how they look.

I live in rural southern scotland so access to shops and tailors are somewhat limited. On the other hand 6 of the maybe 20 shops in the village are woollen mills that selo Harris Tweed and cashmere.

Hey there, I would guess that you are probably near a Marks & Spencers? That would be a good place to start to get an inexpensive but well made suit. Once you've chosen your fit and style, and it fits well on the shoulders and is long enough, take it to a local tailor and get him / her to adjust the jacket and the pants as normal. M&S is good as they always carry a full range of sizes and you can mix and match the trousers.

 

I would go for a plain navy suit from the Sartorial range.

 

Then, get yourself some plain light blue and white shirts, no stripe, no check, just plain. TM Lewin would be again a good starting point for inexpensive yet durable and well made products (you can move on to your bespoke Italian shirts that cost €700 at a later stage!)

 

Then, get yourself some "classic" looking ties, rep stripe, solid colours, or lightly patterned (like a pin dot or small floral design). Avoid large patterned, shiny ties. If you want something fancier, you can trawl e-bay for second hand ties, either designer or handmade. I'd recommend Luxeswap on ebay.

 

White linen PS is the best starting point; or a lightly coloured / designed paisley to set off your tie / shirt combo. Not sure where you'd get these in rural Scotland, but I imagine there'll be some store within reach that will sell something like them (John Lewis)?

 

You'll get there. But have a look around here; look at what people are posting, and see the difference - its all about texture, and quality of the product, the balance of colours, the coherence of the fit, and the cut of the fit itself... I learned that too, and have changed my buying / dressing styles for the most part, for the better. See fits you like and ask, "why do I like that?" Try and analyse it and then apply that to your own combos.

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Second day wearing a cotton jacket.  fing02%5B1%5D.gif  Missed this life.  Stripes, spots, gingham, and plaid.  
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Ohhhhhhh, those socks! Love 'em.
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You mean when it's not about other important stuff like how great Texas is, or how tall certain posters are?

 

Hey man, I didn't encourage it. I just brought up the fact that I was moving to Texas (relevant to the direction I'm moving my wardrobe). And I asked how tall TTO was as it was relevant to being able to pull off a longer jacket. I didn't ask everyone to chime in with their opinions on Texas or report their heights to me. :)

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This evening, I'm attending the members' preview for the Sigmar Polke exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. The crowd of attendees is usually a collection of the bohemian and the slick, with incursions of the fashion eccentric, which is my modus operandi for the evening. Measure of the success of the show will be the comparison of crowd density between the galleries and the bar area - if both are equal, the show will be a critical success. Usually, the bar wins.

It's still cool in the mornings here in NYC, hence the topcoat.


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

Please help me out here. Why do people put an "@" in front of things?

If I made a tumblr, and filled it with "@" and "#" markings, might I get laid?

In order, I do play alto sax, and have played bebop, though more swing, but neither has made me famous.

It's a shortcut to tag someone.

You might, but it would be a coincidental correlation, not a causal effect.
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to wound the autumnal city.

 

 

 

 

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In order, I do play alto sax, and have played bebop, though more swing, but neither has made me famous.

 

Two outta three ain't bad.

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Love the fit, Coxsackie.  Is the square brown or dark green?

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Thanks HT. The ground colour is brown with a slight green tinge.

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5000 pages!

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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


I have a lot of respect for Manton's opinions, but that's just crazypants. White goes with everything, and especially a purple tie. (Or a yellow tie, but no one should be wearing those anyway... smile.gif )
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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


I have a lot of respect for Manton's opinions, but that's just crazypants. White goes with everything, and especially a purple tie. (Or a yellow tie, but no one should be wearing those anyway... smile.gif )

I second this. I have a purple Drake's tie, and the only thing I can really wear it with is white. Although very light blue also had some success. Yellow is fine if its a subdued yellow or patterned, but not with white. I think rust can also go well with white.

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-TTO
( & yes, that square and tie are a little 'matchy-matchy! nest.gif)
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Still only iphone photos, but a little better quality than the last ones, I think.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post

You mean when it's not about other important stuff like how great Texas is, or how tall certain posters are?


i think that silly tangents have always been, and will always be, a part of WAYWRN, but consistent use of the thread for specific topics that have long standing threads of their own is a different issue.

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eliod and TTO, fantastic stuff.
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