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Where the heck is Nimo?

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Sorry HF, but no.

It's completely at odds wi the formality level of a navy DB suit. Not even sure why you would try this, the likelihood for success was slim to none at the concept stage.
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Very nice ties

Thanks very much, Gianni--it's my favorite Marinella :D

 

@kulata Looking very sharp!

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Originally Posted by MrDaniels View Post

Holdfast, I am not a proponent of a Nehru collar to begin with, but it seems especially incongruous with the formality of a pinstripe double-breasted suit.
Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

Sorry HF, but no.

It's completely at odds wi the formality level of a navy DB suit. Not even sure why you would try this, the likelihood for success was slim to none at the concept stage.

 

Hmm, I always think of Nehru collars as being very formal, given their use in weddings. Interesting.

 

Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

What does it look like from behind?  Can you see the shirt at all?

 

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.

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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

Sorry HF, but no.

It's completely at odds wi the formality level of a navy DB suit. Not even sure why you would try this, the likelihood for success was slim to none at the concept stage.

 

Do you think a turtleneck would have gone with or is that incongruous as well due to the formality?

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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

Sorry HF, but no.

It's completely at odds wi the formality level of a navy DB suit. Not even sure why you would try this, the likelihood for success was slim to none at the concept stage.

 

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:

 

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Sorry, HF, not feeling it. I dont love either, but the roll neck looks better than this imo.
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
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.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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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?

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Sorry, HF, not feeling it. I dont love either, but the roll neck looks better than this imo.
Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

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?

 

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. :fonz:

 

Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

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?

 

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.

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@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. bigstar[1].gif minus the bow.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

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?

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.

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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

@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. bigstar[1].gif 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... :stirpot: 

 

Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

 

... 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.

 

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 7:32am
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HF, it's not something I would do, but I think it probably works for you. I think a taller band would balance out the proportions a bit better, though.
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Already summer in Aix...

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