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i like that seajen. but like clags i would like a bit of a smaller check, also looks like a bi-color check, i prefer a single color. ymmv.
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Originally Posted by mothon View Post
 

New tie and shoes.  Tie is cotton/silk from Howard Yount, and shoes are from Meermin.  I need more suede in my life.

 

Post more fits; this was great.

 

Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

I am all ears. Is this a good combo? Good fit? If not a good combo, what would work well with this jacket (suit).
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SF has more or less learned that there are differences in formality between different clothes and has a tendency to use a city/country dichotomy as a way to express that. However, this fit is an example of an outfit where a more useful split would be day/night, or office/dinner, or at least some kind of similar "event-based" context.

 

As an outfit in itself, it's fine. However, as a daytime outfit, it's pretty awful. Too dark. As a night-out outfit, with a light coloured silk square (e.g. white), it would be pretty cool IMO.

 

In fact, a lot of the items that SF has learned to regularly rag on are actually quite nice night-out/dinner items. The problem is that they're used in the day, to go to work in. Examples that fall into this category: satin ties, solid colour silk squares, shirts with a little sheen, ties with the same, ornate jacquard ties, black calf high-vamp sleek loafers, and even black suits. They're all great when deployed correctly within an evening outfit but tend not to work well under bright sunshine and in more sober contexts. I think I used an analogy last week of calling a particularly ornate tie, a "sequin tie" i.e. a tie to be worn only in the kind of setting where you might find women wearing dresses with sequins on, but one which works great within that context.

 

I think we see less of this on SF either because many posters might dress in tailored clothing for work but maybe less so when going out in evening, or because photos are so much harder to take under low light levels so evening fits are rarely posted. I know I almost never post night-out fit photos for precisely the latter reason.

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Why are you talking to yourself? We know that is you. biggrin.gif

When I first logged on I thought it was too. biggrin.gif
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and for the friday challenge....




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SF has more or less learned that there are differences in formality between different clothes and has a tendency to use a city/country dichotomy as a way to express that. However, this fit is an example of an outfit where a more useful split would be day/night, or office/dinner, or at least some kind of similar "event-based" context.

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As an outfit in itself, it's fine. However, as a daytime outfit, it's pretty awful. Too dark. As a night-out outfit, with a light coloured silk square (e.g. white), it would be pretty cool IMO.

 

In fact, a lot of the items that SF has learned to regularly rag on are actually quite nice night-out/dinner items. The problem is that they're used in the day, to go to work in. Examples that fall into this category: satin ties, solid colour silk squares, shirts with a little sheen, ties with the same, ornate jacquard ties, black calf high-vamp sleek loafers, and even black suits. They're all great when deployed correctly within an evening outfit but tend not to work well under bright sunshine and in more sober contexts. I think I used an analogy last week of calling a particularly ornate tie, a "sequin tie" i.e. a tie to be worn only in the kind of setting where you might find women wearing dresses with sequins on, but one which works great within that context.

 

I think we see less of this on SF either because many posters might dress in tailored clothing for work but maybe less so when going out in evening, or because photos are so much harder to take under low light levels so evening fits are rarely posted. I know I almost never post night-out fit photos for precisely the latter reason.

 

Yes.   Not all, but most, of what we see on “What Are You Wearing Right Now” is “What I Wore to Work Today,” so there’s a natural preponderance of daytime business wear.  

 

There’s nothing wrong with that, but I agree that it’s important to acknowledge it.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Nice, as always.

 

May I ask for details about the tie, please?   I have a light blue linen/silk blend jacket that I think would like that as a companion.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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SF has more or less learned that there are differences in formality between different clothes and has a tendency to use a city/country dichotomy as a way to express that. However, this fit is an example of an outfit where a more useful split would be day/night, or office/dinner, or at least some kind of similar "event-based" context.

 

As an outfit in itself, it's fine. However, as a daytime outfit, it's pretty awful. Too dark. As a night-out outfit, with a light coloured silk square (e.g. white), it would be pretty cool IMO.

 

In fact, a lot of the items that SF has learned to regularly rag on are actually quite nice night-out/dinner items. The problem is that they're used in the day, to go to work in. Examples that fall into this category: satin ties, solid colour silk squares, shirts with a little sheen, ties with the same, ornate jacquard ties, black calf high-vamp sleek loafers, and even black suits. They're all great when deployed correctly within an evening outfit but tend not to work well under bright sunshine and in more sober contexts. I think I used an analogy last week of calling a particularly ornate tie, a "sequin tie" i.e. a tie to be worn only in the kind of setting where you might find women wearing dresses with sequins on, but one which works great within that context.

 

I think we see less of this on SF either because many posters might dress in tailored clothing for work but maybe less so when going out in evening, or because photos are so much harder to take under low light levels so evening fits are rarely posted. I know I almost never post night-out fit photos for precisely the latter reason.

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That is some good stuff here. 

Now, I wonder if "SF approved" or "SF compliant" is killing off creativity and we are becoming more and more alike. I do not know enough to make a definite call on this but SF definitely has its own list of "approved" and "disapproved" things but that doesn't necessarily mean that it is bad outside of SF. I just wonder if we are limited to what is approved, are we limiting our creativity. 

 

I think the SF approved is too broad that I do think that this is happening as I see many variety of stuff on WAYWRN but sometimes we react too harshly towards what is not SF approved. 

 

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^^

There are more things in heaven and earth than are accounted for in our philosophy.

 

Crosspost with the Friday challenge:

 

Deansgate/"The San Antonio Collection"/white denim/Cole Haan suede bits.

 

 

 

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ROFL, you almost killed me man, I choked on my beer when I saw this! :rotflmao:

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Credit: Face painting inspired by @kulata


Edited by Rudals - 5/14/14 at 9:22am
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Rudals: thanks for the feedback on my thoughts, but please let's not turn this into another sterile SF meta discussion; that wasn't my intent. I only wanted to put forth another perspective on certain items/outfits. It can stand or fall on its own merits without a broader introspective into SF's direction! :) 

 

Re: your outfit today, I think this is the second time I've seen you sport a twin-peak pocket hanky fold. How do you like it? Think you'll stick with it?

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I want to dislike your shirt due to the skimpy collar and gap where collar meets-- but everything appears so well executed, I can't criticize a thing!
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Experimenting with the lower contrast shirt/tie thing again.


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I love spies.

 

 

 

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Doctor No

 

A nice hommage to a timeless look. However, since we touched upon this subject a few days ago, I want to add this: the reason why this looks so great on Sean Connery, is because of his dark hair, full eyebrows and his piercing black eyes. He has a very high contrast complexion. Now, I cannot see your facial features, but from what I can see on the pics, you seem to have a fairly ligght, low contrast complexion, is that right? In that case, I'm not sure if this look is the right one for you.

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Apologies for x post from FC

Something of a departure for me. Golf then off racing.






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Titfer - Harris Tweed

Shirt - RL

Tie - Cappelli

Waistcoat - Barbour

Trousers - Universal

Boots - old Grensons








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And I thought you were going hunting. 

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