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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III - Page 5025post #75361 of 787184/14/14 at 6:17ampost #75362 of 787184/14/14 at 6:17ampost #75363 of 787184/14/14 at 6:20ampost #75364 of 787184/14/14 at 6:22ampost #75365 of 787184/14/14 at 6:27am
Hmm, I always think of Nehru collars as being very formal, given their use in weddings. Interesting.
Is this question meant for me?
If so, I'm not sure I get the question. If you mean at the collar, then yes, the band is high enough to appear above the jacket, same as a normal shirt's band would be.post #75366 of 787184/14/14 at 6:30amQuote:
Do you think a turtleneck would have gone with or is that incongruous as well due to the formality?post #75367 of 787184/14/14 at 6:38amQuote:Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Do you think a turtleneck would have gone with or is that incongruous as well due to the formality?
Relevant image, from December last year:post #75368 of 787184/14/14 at 6:41ampost #75369 of 787184/14/14 at 7:06amQuote:If so, I'm not sure I get the question. If you mean at the collar, then yes, the band is high enough to appear above the jacket, same as a normal shirt's band would be.
Yes, thanks, it was meant for you. I hit "reply" rather than quote. Sorry. I was merely wondering whether someone standing behind you would know you're wearing a shirt.
Acpost #75370 of 787184/14/14 at 7:08am
HF, I think the biggest issue with this fit is that you're wearing a chalk stripe suit, the epitome of business/city suits. Why not try the shirt with a plain light/medium grey suit if you're going for the futuristic look? Maybe something with a little mohair in it?post #75371 of 787184/14/14 at 7:10am
Thanks. It's very interesting hearing that; I would have thought the turtle would have been more controversial. I wonder if getting a higher band on the Nehru might alleviate some of the issue...
I have to say, I have a feeling that I will still wear it with formal suits anyway, just because it feels good on me and I like the look. But that doesn't mean I'm ignoring the feedback; keep it coming as it's useful to know the balance of popular opinion, regardless of whatever I finally decide.
The idea of a light/medium grey suit is good. I was thinking about trying it with a plain navy 2B too. I also have a checked grey mohair/wool DB awaiting alteration and was going to try that with it too, so that chimes with your suggestion too.
To Ac - yes, they can tell I'm wearing a shirt. I see what you mean now.post #75372 of 787184/14/14 at 7:13ampost #75373 of 787184/14/14 at 7:20amQuote:
This was my thought -- soft shouldered DB is the right idea, but it needs to be a more out-there fabric. Maybe a fancy stripe, a la the less reputable Hong Kong tailors, so you look like a Mafia underboss in a 1984 William Gibson novel.
If you like it enough to get a second, I think cream could be cool.post #75374 of 787184/14/14 at 7:21amQuote:Originally Posted by An Acute Style
@Holdfast i agree with your retro-future assessment, but I still like it. It looks like you should be giving a sermon on the body electric. minus the bow.
LOL, yes, I get what you mean.
I actually wished I had a black suit to wear with it today. First time I've thought that!
Other options apart from that and the ones mentioned by Monkeyface above, that I think might work: tan or tobacco linen suit, possible mid-blue blazer in a similar sort of fabric. Or mid slim grey trousers and a black leather jacket perhaps. I've been meaning to get one...
ooh... now this idea I Iike!!
You know, the more I think about it, the more I think I was unconsciously chanelling some kind of Blade Runner-esque vibe by pairing it with a suit. I do love that movie. Was there something similar in Gattaca too? Can't remember.
Anyway, now this theme has been made conscious to me, through your and AAS's posts, I think I have some ideas of how to deploy it in a more directed way within that theme next time.
Edited by Holdfast - 4/14/14 at 7:32ampost #75375 of 787184/14/14 at 7:34am
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