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I am not a fan of this jacket. It's too busy and looks dated. I'd like it better if it had softer shoulders and less obnoxious buttons. Also, preferably, simple patch pockets.

i dont like the jacket either, but its not busy at all. its plain jane green, i just dont like it. no h8 CD.
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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?

 

That's a tough one. Pink, royal/light blue come to mind, but might be hard to pull off with the blue shirt and probably wouldn't be ideal. Maybe a brown or burnt orange knit?

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I believe you wear a polo with that jacket, right after you come off the 18th green at Augusta. People don't wear those anywhere else, right?

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i dont like the jacket either, but its not busy at all. its plain jane green, i just dont like it. no h8 CD.

There, fixed that for you.
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If you're at a country club...its just right...

 

I think it all depends on how you intend to use that jacket...

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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).

Thank you YRR92 for the comments. I agree with everything you've said and I really should've worn a silk tie and white PS.

 

My office at times is very business casual and I do find myself as the only one usually wearing suits, so at times, to my detriment I've tried to make my look more casual by inserting certain casual elements.

 

I will admit I need to acquire more formal watches and as for the tie knot, these suit supply ties really make for iffy FIH or even DFIH so the half windor was the only knot that actually looked as it should. They are not my favorite but had to make do.

 

Thank you for the honest critique and I will continue to fine tune my direction of coherent fits.

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There, fixed that for you.

um what?
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Oh God, that movie... Can you explain to me what it was about?
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Yes, I can. This character is not endemic to that movie, however.
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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.

 

There are a few places to get fun, casual, cotton pocket squares in vibrant colours, and interesting patterns, for under $20.  I'm sure the quality is less than one that costs £50, but I think for a less versatile item, that's as much a whim, as anything, going for the inexpensive option is probably a good way to go.

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Just visiting my storage here then on to the next location! What does DMV stand for, besides dept of motor vehicles??
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I didn't know Foxx lived in the DMV
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There are a few places to get fun, casual, cotton pocket squares in vibrant colours, and interesting patterns, for under $20.  I'm sure the quality is less than one that costs £50, but I think for a less versatile item, that's as much a whim, as anything, going for the inexpensive option is probably a good way to go.

 

Where are these places? 

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Is that the guy that plays Floki on Vikings?

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