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Don't really like this outfit but since I'm a newbie I might as well post for advice.

 

I don't think the PS works. Should I go for something to pair with the tie, or the shirt? Or just ditch it entirely? Feel like either could be okay.

 

I think the shoes matching in tone is bad too, but I feel like tan isn't great because it'd steal too much from the suit. Maybe just something slightly lighter like mahogany? I don't have any brown suede yet (actually ordered a pair), perhaps that would go well?

 

Is the fit of the suit notably poor? I didn't notice it as much before but the pulling at the waist seems really pronounced in these pictures. I might be reading too much into it because people in the hk bespoke thread didn't like the jacket, but idk.

 

 

post #76937 of 78717
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I know his fit was for the challenge but that still makes me sad. Dad jeans. :/

Stop discriminating against Dads and let's see more of your own fits.
post #76938 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

Don't really like this outfit but since I'm a newbie I might as well post for advice.

 

I don't think the PS works. Should I go for something to pair with the tie, or the shirt? Or just ditch it entirely? Feel like either could be okay.

 

I think the shoes matching in tone is bad too, but I feel like tan isn't great because it'd steal too much from the suit. Maybe just something slightly lighter like mahogany? I don't have any brown suede yet (actually ordered a pair), perhaps that would go well?

 

Is the fit of the suit notably poor? I didn't notice it as much before but the pulling at the waist seems really pronounced in these pictures. I might be reading too much into it because people in the hk bespoke thread didn't like the jacket, but idk.

 

 

Hey, is that tie tied in a cross knot? It looks pretty good. 

As for the pocket square, I've seen guys do similar looks, so I'm sure it's okay. But my feeling about clothes is, 'wear what you like'. If you're not feeling the pocket square, get rid of it. That outfit is fine without it. 

If you want to have one, which is fine, too, you can experiment a little. But I wouldn't suggest matching it to the tie exactly. I don't think that's really done anymore. Just make sure it doesn't clash with the tie.

post #76939 of 78717
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I think washed out jeans look ratty in a CM-casual fit.

Good thing you added "I think" at the beginning of the sentence. Because this seems to be some common misconception almost accepted as a rule around here. People seem to believe darker wash makes the jeans look more formal and thus more appropriate for casual MC. Jeans are jeans, there's no getting around this.

So it's down to aesthetics, and as such, lighter colour jeans often look better imho, in the same manner as flannels or khakis look better with slightly darker SC. It's all about what you prefer of course, but you can't magically make jeans more or less appropriate within MC by going darker or lighter.

With jeans, I think you should either do them in the manner you prefer (as long as they're proper fitting normal jeans) or don't do them at all.
post #76940 of 78717
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post

Good thing you added "I think" at the beginning of the sentence. Because this seems to be some common misconception almost accepted as a rule around here. People seem to believe darker wash makes the jeans look more formal and thus more appropriate for casual MC. Jeans are jeans, there's no getting around this.

So it's down to aesthetics, and as such, lighter colour jeans often look better imho, in the same manner as flannels or khakis look better with slightly darker SC. It's all about what you prefer of course, but you can't magically make jeans more or less appropriate within MC by going darker or lighter.

With jeans, I think you should either do them in the manner you prefer (as long as they're proper fitting normal jeans) or don't do them at all.

The thing is, the jeans have no character. Folks around here may scoff at such things, but there's something to be said for naturally acquired whiskers and fades, especially on such a (literally) washed out pair. This, IMO, is the predominant factor that brands these as "dad jeans": they have been washed on a frequent, regular basis as one would socks or t-shirts. And as squeamish as it may make some of you persnickety types, by washing at irregular intervals, in a particular manner (no, you don't have to lash yourself to a jetty while wearing them, or soak them in an esoteric chemical stew) you will achieve said character to some degree. Otherwise, Dad Jeans.
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post #76942 of 78717
From what I've seen most PAM's are either 44 or 47mm then there's the rare 40mm.. Mine is a PAM390 (44mm) It's big but not overly big (I know what you mean, some PAM wristshots look like a lunchbox strapped to them)

I echo @EFV's thoughts on jeans.
And I find myself more drawn to lighter colored jeans.

@Betelgeuse tenks meng cheers.gif
post #76943 of 78717
A more casual look, a bit outside the scope of this thread. Inspired by the Bond picture posted by Vox, except the eye candy is taking the picture instead of being in it. I've never tucked in a polo before, so advice is always welcome.
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Extended waistband, single pleated duck canvas trouser by Luxire
Cotton/Cashmere polo by Suitsupply
Edited by Monkeyface - 5/3/14 at 9:51am
post #76944 of 78717
I am wearing a "full cut" bespoke shirt made from Loro Piana cotton and linen....and I like it.

Green mohair trousers that go with a three piece suit and a Paul Smith tie.

post #76945 of 78717
Been using a lot this SC, it's perfect for our weather.

post #76946 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Been using a lot this SC, it's perfect for our weather.


It's also perfect to my eye!

Nice BetelG icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #76947 of 78717

"Stop discriminating against Dads and let's see more of your own fits."

 

1. "Stop discriminating against Dads..."  YES

 

2. "...let's see more of your [ridethecliche] own fits."  NO

post #76948 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Been using a lot this SC, it's perfect for our weather.
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That SC looks so much better in your pictures than on the SuitSupply website! How purple is it in real life?

post #76949 of 78717
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Originally Posted by EFV View Post


Good thing you added "I think" at the beginning of the sentence. Because this seems to be some common misconception almost accepted as a rule around here. People seem to believe darker wash makes the jeans look more formal and thus more appropriate for casual MC. Jeans are jeans, there's no getting around this.

So it's down to aesthetics, and as such, lighter colour jeans often look better imho, in the same manner as flannels or khakis look better with slightly darker SC. It's all about what you prefer of course, but you can't magically make jeans more or less appropriate within MC by going darker or lighter.

With jeans, I think you should either do them in the manner you prefer (as long as they're proper fitting normal jeans) or don't do them at all.

 

I know better than to speak in absolutes. Though I should have spoken for just that particular fit in general. I think that light wash jeans can look pretty good if paired with more summer-ish attire, but a navy jacket like that would have looked better with white chinos than with jeans.

 

I don't like them that much in that fit, but I don't hate them either. I actually like them more right now than when I saw the fit yesterday. Maybe it's because it's saturday. Go figure.

 

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Originally Posted by 9thsymph View Post
 

"Stop discriminating against Dads and let's see more of your own fits."

 

1. "Stop discriminating against Dads..."  YES

 

2. "...let's see more of your [ridethecliche] own fits."  NO


If you're going to be a dick, then atleast learn to quote posts properly.

post #76950 of 78717
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

That SC looks so much better in your pictures than on the SuitSupply website! [...]

 

Yes.

 

I'm always amazed by how bad Suit Supply's merchandise looks on their web-site. 

 

They'd be better off getting rid of most of their pseudo-photographs and just linking to SF ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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