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Dat tie . . .

 

Nice touch spray-painting the wall behind you to match. Seems you got away with it too.

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Shirt with thicker green stripes and sky blue pencil stripes

Tie maroon w/ green details

PS in faded pink

Jacket navy / black

Chinos camel

 

AppleMark

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Awesome. Think I need deets on the suit, especially on the off chance it might have been locally made?

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More CBD than normal....still lurking...still learning

 

Pose somewhat inspired by Cleav (thank you)

 

Shirt is a light blue thin stripe

Suit is a navy blue pin stripe

Tie is grey wool....very soft

 

 

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You're moving in a nice direction, but you got some details that aren't quite coherent with each other. The suit and shirt are nice. But then, the tie and square come in. How conservative/formal is this outfit? The suit makes me want to say "extremely." The wool tie, silk square, and sports watch, on the other hand, are each about as casual as a tie, hank, and watch can get, so I want to say "casual." I don't really know which it is.

 

I admit to a bias against half-windsor knots, but why tie a very relaxed tie in one? Similarly, why wear a very relaxed (slightly unseasonable) tie with a very businesslike suit? I know why I would do that: wanting to be a little more relaxed than the suit is. I understand that. Personally, I am not as serious as that suit, and you may not be either.

 

Adding some things that are a bit dégagé, like a casual tie and a sports watch, does not make the suit any more relaxed, and it doesn't make the outfit overall any more relaxed. In fact, you might come across as more laid-back if you hand worn, say, a white linen square (or no square) and a dark silk tie, because it would create a coherent, "effortless" whole. Instead, the combination feels a bit labored, an impression which is compounded by the half-windsor knot (sorry, they're too uptight for me), and the folded silk hank (always puff silk).

 

If you look at people who successfully mix various levels of formality, they rarely mix extremes -- or if they are mixing extremes, their overall goal is to create something outrageous.

 

All that said, I like your glasses frames, and I do like every item of clothing here separately. You have a nice eye for individual items of clothing. I also think that square and that tie could play well together in the right context.

 

EDIT: DaDudeson, I don't "get" the 'stache, but I see you out there doing your thing and I feel that.

 

The tie and jacket sing together (and I would steal either in a heartbeat) but the shirt is wrong. It's not a genre of shirt that SF likes, for one thing. For another, I don't think it's a great example of the breed (sorry, it just doesn't speak to me). More importantly, it doesn't belong with an odd jacket. Maybe with a navy blazer, but it's really more at home with a business suit. I'm also not sure about the square, but I think there are two-and-a-half kinds of okay square:

 

1. White linen.

2. Printed silk in a puff.

2.5 Solid cream silk (kind of okay).

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I didn't know Foxx lived in the DMV

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dudeson - i issue 8795 likes on account of the moustache alone.
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^^^ love that bow tie!
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I'm also not sure about the square, but I think there are two-and-a-half kinds of okay square:

 

1. White linen.

2. Printed silk in a puff.

2.5 Solid cream silk (kind of okay).

 

What's wrong with wool/silk or cotton hankies? There are plenty of situations where I want colour but don't want the wetness of silk. It also makes your squares more seasonal, wool/silk for the colder months and cotton for the warmer months.

 

Or did I see this as a general comment while it only pertains to dadudeson?

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What's wrong with wool/silk or cotton hankies? There are plenty of situations where I want colour but don't want the wetness of silk. It also makes your squares more seasonal, wool/silk for the colder months and cotton for the warmer months.

 

Or did I see this as a general comment while it only pertains to dadudeson?


Literally forgot wool existed. But in my head, I group them with silk hanks. I don't like particularly "wet" silk hanks. Merely damp.

 

Seen few cotton hanks I've liked. Never seen any that draped well enough for a puff. I don't like folded squares that aren't white linen.

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Foxx's companion looks like she's about give his boys a punch in that first picture. What did you do to piss her off?

Stitchy, I am a white-shirt partisan, so I take no issue with your choice today (or cp's for that matter).
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Thanks for the thumbs yesterday, really appreciate it.  

 

Well, @tchoy rejected by green jacket challenge idea, but I thought I would break this one out anyway seeing as The Masters starts today:

 

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I eschewed a tie today as I don't normally wear one on Thursdays, but does anyone have any thoughts as to what tie (if any) would work with this getup?

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Literally forgot wool existed. But in my head, I group them with silk hanks. I don't like particularly "wet" silk hanks. Merely damp.

 

Seen few cotton hanks I've liked. Never seen any that draped well enough for a puff. I don't like folded squares that aren't white linen.

 

Drakes cotton hankies puff quite well, and usually have vibrant summer colours. I wouldn't pay £50 for a cotton hanky, but I might get some on sale later this year.

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Stitchy, I am a white-shirt partisan, so I take no issue with your choice today (or cp's for that matter).

GREAT NEWS!!

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as to PSs, i have only 1 white PS, its the one folded in my fit today, and its the same one in all my fits that have a plain white PS. its 100% cotton from kamakura and i think it looks splendid folded. i even used it once kind of puffed kind of just a mess for the italian CBD challenge, and i think it worked flawlessly there too.

wool/silk PSs are the best PSs in the world.
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Thanks for the thumbs yesterday, really appreciate it.  
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Well, @tchoy
 rejected by green jacket challenge idea, but I thought I would break this one out anyway seeing as The Masters starts today:

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I eschewed a tie today as I don't normally wear one on Thursdays, but does anyone have any thoughts as to what tie (if any) would work with this getup?

I am not a fan of this jacket. It's too busyIt could be simpler (no gold buttons, no flap pockets, no thick piping) and looks dated. I'd like it better if it had softer shoulders and less obnoxious buttons. Also, preferably, simple patch pockets.
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