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Today's fit...after driving for several hour
Very nice but I really like the shirt collars
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Experimenting with a Nehru shirt:

 

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Things I like:

- it's a very different, fresher vibe to normal shirt/tie looks. It's a very crisp look/feel; I actually feel "sharper".

- it's vaguely futuristic... or perhaps retro-futuristic might be more accurate, or even quasi-ecclesiastical. I like the "strangeness" a lot. It felt like I should be running some kind of orbital space platform. :D

- obviates the need to think about ties and squares, but in a good/positive choice way not a lazy way.

 

Things I'm not sure about:

- it's seriously different, perhaps excessively so for my lifestyle, though it hasn't attracted any askance glances so far.

 

Comments very welcome, either way.

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

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Kulata, thats a really nice fit. Had that top block been accompanied with navy suit pants and dark brown calf shoes I think it would have been a home run.

Thanks man. I'm not really a suit guy but SF influence has got me making a navy birdseye suit and I hope it comes out great
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Very nice but I really like the shirt collars
Thanks, its a spread collar with a slight curve.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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