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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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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: 

 

 

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.

 

I think Gattaca had spearpoint collars, but a nehru collar would definitely fit with the spirit of that movie.

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Already summer in Aix...


Nice look. Is this a suit or SC? If the latter what type of trousers are you wearing?
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I could see myself wearing some of these drake's florals. when attending summer weddings, though.


Me too. I would welcome a shift away from the banality of the (much loved) solid grenadine...
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Too early for this jacket?
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
 

 

Thanks. It's very interesting hearing that; I would have thought the turtle would have been more controversial. [...]

 

Could this be one of those European/American differences which occasionally crop up here?  I used to sail as a young man, and I can testify that in the U.S. a navy DB with a cream turtleneck was pretty common at yacht clubs here during the autumn, so that look is familiar to me.  I've never seen a Nehru collar with a DB in real life, on the other hand.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Relevant image, from December last year:

 

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Yes, this is why I'd asked to be honest.

 

In all honesty, I think the nehru collar is an out of place/foreign concept to an american audience more so than is to a british one. I don't think that it's solely the reason people were unhappy with your fit, but I'm not totally surprised by the reception.

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Nice look. Is this a suit or SC? If the latter what type of trousers are you wearing?
Thanks! It's a twill of cotton Cucinelli jacket. I wear it with a pair of jeans and a pair of EG Rye.
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