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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

That's how I felt. But with that fit, and Braddock's soon after, I think we all learned an important lesson. Horizontally striped knits are very, very difficult to wear well :confused:

Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 
Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

@kulata, that is just perfect. The suit, the tie, I even like the wholecuts here, which I usually don't.

+1000. That's like the perfect application for those shoes: the birdseye is right for suede, but the relatively hard-finished worsted and slightly aggressive cut are perfect for wholecuts. Not necessarily something that would occur to me, but certainly something I admire quite a bit.

 

Picking out these two comments because they discuss two SF fetishes that I've never liked: respectively, striped knit ties and suede shoes with business suits.

 

Striped knits, for precisely the reason Clags suggests. I find them incredibly hard to incorporate into a look. Funnily enough, I would expect you to manage them best, as they're probably best used with all solids and you're fond of all-solid looks. But still, yeah, very hard items.

 

Suede shoes with business suits just looks damn weird to me. Casual suits, sure. But kulata's navy birdseye is definitely a very smart business suit and even wholecuts can't make me like suede with it.

 

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In contrast with my comments above about striped knits and suede with business suits, this look manages to make me like another favoured SF item that I normally dislike greatly: contrast edged white squares. This fit incorporates one just right!

 

 

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 Think this would rock with a slightly paler shirt and a lighter tie. If the jacket were a suit, the shirt & tie are fine, but with the white trousers, I think the top needs lightening too.

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
 

 

 Think this would rock with a slightly paler shirt and a lighter tie. If the jacket were a suit, the shirt & tie are fine, but with the white trousers, I think the top needs lightening too.

Will try that next time. Cheers.

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Had a fairly busy weekend with a trip to a conference. No pics of the outfit I wore to its dinner (yet), but it was my purple tramline navy suit with a steely-blue shirt with slight sheen and a near-black/very-dark-red satiny tie with a small pink neat print. The blue blazer, grey trouser outfit was for the meeting itself and taken at the end of a long day when I got back home. The DB is today; much more relaxed! The BD's roll and collar generally relaxed signficantly during the day; the shirt started off from the bottom of a drawer so got pressed quite flat. Photo reflects that, sadly:

 

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Thanks again for all the thumbs, kind words and discussion last week. It was fun.

Here's today.

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Outdoor lighting.
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Samuelsohn
Borrelli
Moschino (it's blue)
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Ralph Lauren
PRL/Corneliani
Pantherella
Lloyd & Haig
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^ @GMMcL excellent, particularly like that last pic in the spoiler, that taken outside? Nonetheless nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Suede shoes with business suits just looks damn weird to me. Casual suits, sure. But kulata's navy birdseye is definitely a very smart business suit and even wholecuts can't make me like suede with it.

perhaps its a cultural thing, but i cant see any issue with suede and business suits. especially such a dark brown suede that kulata had on. my only nit on that fit was that i thing the legs could use a small taper. unless it was the wing, they looked a tad billowy compared to the very well fitted jacket up top.
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Wind assisted. I hate baggy pants with a passion.

@Holdfast, too bad you don't like suede with city suits. I'm actually only supposed to wear suede with anything in the Fall/Winter season. Maibad biggrin.gif
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First time poster here chaps, thoughts and feedback greatly appreciated. I've got two initial fits to submit:

Here's me in character as "disdainful atheist" at a family christening. Suit is Suitsupply and the shirt is TM Lewin, with a Tie Bar tie and Chelsea boots.:

 

 

 


And here's what I wore today, in a TM Lewin shirt and jacket:

 

 

 

Thoughts appreciated!

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Suede shoes with business suits just looks damn weird to me. Casual suits, sure. But kulata's navy birdseye is definitely a very smart business suit and even wholecuts can't make me like suede with it.

perhaps its a cultural thing, but i cant see any issue with suede and business suits. especially such a dark brown suede that kulata had on. my only nit on that fit was that i thing the legs could use a small taper. unless it was the wing, they looked a tad billowy compared to the very well fitted jacket up top.

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Wind assisted. I hate baggy pants with a passion.

@Holdfast, too bad you don't like suede with city suits. I'm actually only supposed to wear suede with anything in the Fall/Winter season. Maibad biggrin.gif

I think suede shoes with business suits is an Italian thing (or at least a Continental European thing), definitely not British so it may explain Holdfast's dislike for the look. I've come to appreciate the look more and more, but it certainly took me awhile getting used to it.

As for not wearing suede in the summer, I've never really understood that. Suede loafers seems to me to be the perfect casual summer shoe.
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post


I think suede shoes with business suits is an Italian thing (or at least a Continental European thing), definitely not British so it may explain Holdfast's dislike for the look. I've come to appreciate the look more and more, but it certainly took me awhile getting used to it.

As for not wearing suede in the summer, I've never really understood that. Suede loafers seems to me to be the perfect casual summer shoe.

It's one of those rules I promptly dismissed as silly. Maybe their is an historical precedence to it.
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

It's one of those rules I promptly dismissed as silly. Maybe their is an historical precedence to it.

+1 Suede shoes suit a linen or cotton suit perfectly
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IIRC, it was the rather British Duke of Windsor who first started wearing suede shoes with business suits, right?

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Really cool stuff GMMCL.
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post


I think suede shoes with business suits is an Italian thing (or at least a Continental European thing), definitely not British so it may explain Holdfast's dislike for the look. I've come to appreciate the look more and more, but it certainly took me awhile getting used to it.

As for not wearing suede in the summer, I've never really understood that. Suede loafers seems to me to be the perfect casual summer shoe.

It's one of those rules I promptly dismissed as silly. Maybe their is an historical precedence to it.

As I have understood it it stems from the association between flannel and suede - both have a textured surface and the go well exceptionally well together. However, the same could be said for linen, which I think suede go pretty well with. So I agree that it is a rule best ignored nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

IIRC, it was the rather British Duke of Windsor who first started wearing suede shoes with business suits, right?

He definitely wore them with flannel suits, not sure whether he wore them with worsted suits (which I think is what Holdfast objected to).
Edited by Pingson - 5/12/14 at 12:30pm
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