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Three stripes like Adidas.
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Deets on shirt please...
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I really like this, but I think it would look better without the cardigan. I think it would just flow a little better. Is the jacket from Uniqlo by any chance?

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AAS, the cardi with the seersucker seems incoherent.

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Deets on shirt please...

The jacket is not seersucker. It's cotton bengal stripe. The jacket is from Banana Republic and the shirt is from Kamakura. It's a nice temp outside, but freezing in my classroom. I didn't wear the cardigan to work, but put it on when I was teaching. I agree the fit is better without it, but i don't agree in general that seersucker and a cardigan are incoherent. Seersucker is functional, but I also think it has a beautiful texture that could work in a layered fit.
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From Napoli with love :


Tie and PS are direct from EG Cappelli store.
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Summer Clothes, for it is 100 degrees in San Diego.
Bespoke Featherweight 100% Beaver Fedora
Silk/Wool Brioni Suit
Zegna Linen Pocket Square
Thomas Pink Spread Collar Shirt
Tom Ford Tie
Allen Edmonds

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Beaver. Fedora.
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Originally Posted by Nelton View Post

I really like this, but I think it would look better without the cardigan. I think it would just flow a little better. Is the jacket from Uniqlo by any chance?

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

AAS, the cardi with the seersucker seems incoherent.

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Deets on shirt please...

The jacket is not seersucker. It's cotton bengal stripe. The jacket is from Banana Republic and the shirt is from Kamakura. It's a nice temp outside, but freezing in my classroom. I didn't wear the cardigan to work, but put it on when I was teaching. I agree the fit is better without it, but i don't agree in general that seersucker and a cardigan are incoherent. Seersucker is functional, but I also think it has a beautiful texture that could work in a layered fit.

Going against the connotations of seersucker (or in this case its visual equivalent) is a losing game. I don't think you can overcome the cultural baggage of it.
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New print grenadine, Ring Jacket, Drakes

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Thanks for the analysis EliodA, very perspicacious! I recall one SF member saying that a lot of things look better "when wearing Sean Connery." I am about the palest person you could imagine, yes. Here's a recent pic in the same suit, with my ghastly visage included:
 

 

I haven't yet delved into the issue of complexion, but I would be interested in hearing how you think I could improve this particular fit for my complexion. Thanks again.

 

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^ you've got more of a Daniel Craig complexion. :)

 

I'm not sure how to improve, the others will be better at that, but what was said was true - it looks great on Connery because of his darker complexion. I'm not 100% but a light blue shirt might tone down the contrast a bit, instead of the white.

 

First of all, yout suit isn't as dark as it appeared on my crappy phone, so the contrast is less stark than I thought at first. Still, I think the contrast is too high and the lack of colour makes your skin look even paler than it is. I think ETB's advice for a blue shirt is a good one (he's also right about your likeness to Daniel Craig!). Go for a light but rather bright blue, it will make your skin look more vibrant and will accentuate your eyes. Perhaps pair it with a tie with rust or brown in it or so, anything that goes well with your  hair colour. As Alan Flusser writes, the object of your outfit should be to lead the viewers attention to your face. For example, have a look at pics of SF member Anden, he also has a pale complexion with somewhat reddish hair and I think he's a master at dressing to suit his complexion.

 

 

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Going against the connotations of seersucker (or in this case its visual equivalent) is a losing game. I don't think you can overcome the cultural baggage of it.

 

One of my co-workers asked me if my jacket was seersucker today.  Two other coworkers said they didn't know what seersucker was.  Culture ain't culture no more.   

 

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YES!!! Conrad is back!! Love the tie.
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Going against the connotations of seersucker (or in this case its visual equivalent) is a losing game. I don't think you can overcome the cultural baggage of it.

One of my co-workers asked me if my jacket was seersucker today.  Two other coworkers said they didn't know what seersucker was.  Culture ain't culture no more.   
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I believe that. But I also believe that if you asked them, they'd all say it was a spring/summer jacket. Your thoughts?
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I believe that. But I also believe that if you asked them, they'd all say it was a spring/summer jacket. Your thoughts?

Yes and I'm wearing it during the spring/summer. It's still cool in the spring sometimes.  I imagine I could wear a single heavier jacket, but I'd rather wear a lighter jacket and a light layer underneath.  I think it makes more sense.  

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Going against the connotations of seersucker (or in this case its visual equivalent) is a losing game. I don't think you can overcome the cultural baggage of it.

 

He lives in a city that reinvents its cultural baggage every 5 years.

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I believe that. But I also believe that if you asked them, they'd all say it was a spring/summer jacket. Your thoughts?
Yes and I'm wearing it during the spring/summer. It's still cool in the spring sometimes.  I imagine I could wear a single heavier jacket, but I'd rather wear a lighter jacket and a light layer underneath.  I think it makes more sense.  

To be clear, I'm not arguing with your pragmatic case for the cardi.
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@Cleav that "reading the green" pose, rocks! :slayer:

 

And the outfit too!

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Standing next to the 1928 Ahrens-Fox fire engine that was at the local historical preservation group's cocktail party and showing that I read the article in the Wall Street Journal about the current unfortunate trend towards wearing "matchy-matchy" colors.



Brooks Brothers silk jacket and ecru button down shirt, Briar tie, Jim Thompson pocket square, Orvis trousers, and Allen-Edmonds shoes........

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