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Hmmmm...now back in the spoozer mod, posting from my ipad...strangely i couldnt switch accounts on tapatalk, the forum app...

Anyhow, boardwalking my empire...

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negro please ...

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Day 2 in Seoul:
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You should buy some tighter pants.
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Spoo and the Sycophants. I'm going to name my band that.

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Hot hot hot. Forget melting, I saw someone sublimate today.
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(pocket square is going a little bit bananas)

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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Holdfast,

I find your ruminations on the topic of attire to be most interesting.

One of things I noticed almost immediately upon first reviewing the WAYWRN thread was that it appeared to me that you specifically dressed to be 'approachable' as opposed to 'commanding'.

Would that be a fair assessment?

 

I'd like to think it's a little more nuanced than that, but I may simply be fooling myself. I'll let you decide!

 

I choose looks that reflect a sense of amusement with the world, while still being rooted in its traditions.

 

I want people to smile or even chuckle when they see me. At worst, I want them slightly perplexed. Now, depending on their personalities and tastes, the amusement may well be because they're laughing at me, instead of laughing with me! I know that, and don't mind that, because whichever way they're smiling, it has a very useful impact on the subsequent conversation. Think about it this way: if they "get it" and are smiling with you, you've already got them on your side; if they're laughing at you, they're still opening themselves up emotionally in a way that allows you to probe areas that they might otherwise have clammed up about. Never be afraid of a smile; it's a remarkably useful tool, from whatever origin point it arises.

 

But very importantly, I need tailored clothing to get the right effect. The formality of tailored looks means that they unconsciously associated with a legacy of respect, sobriety and competence. If a tailored look makes someone smile, you can combine those pre-existing associations with the benefits of amusement I already mentioned. A non-tailored look that caused amusement would eventually just result in scorn because of its casual look. It's much harder for that to happen with tailored looks; their residual social meaning lets you retain an aura of competency despite causing amusement. That formality is crucial, given the conversational style I have with clients.

 

Things I don't try to shoot for are "power" or "elegance". Power can be scary, elegance is often intimidating. Neither image suits my needs. Amusement? Now that's a useful psychological crowbar.

 

Not so sure WAYWRN is quite the place for such.


That's one school of thought, but it's directly relevant to why we get dressed every day, so... :)

 

 

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Day 2 in Seoul:
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Popular it may well be these days, but I don't find lowish rise, tight capri style trousers at all pleasing to the eye. It's not just the trousers themselves, it also that they exaggerate the amount of torso showing, esp. when a jacket is not worn. The belt appears nice, and the shoes are quite fun.

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Another day of rain..
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I've enjoyed the banter between iammatt & holdfast as there is actual discussion & not the proverbial back patting..

FYI - the last weeks post of P Johnson suits & jackets are all the same cut, the variance is in cloth & pocket details. Interesting how the cloth choice changes the outcome or when the camera captures that nanosecond.

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Everything's perfect here Phat, the "ear to ear" smile too.
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Wouldn't this depend entirely on the kind of slacks you're wearing? It seems to me that a full break would be entirely appropriate on a full-cut pair of slacks with wide leg openings, especially if they're being wore by a bigger guy. A slight break -- or even no break -- would be appropriate for slim fit slacks with narrow leg openings, no?

I agree with you to a certain extent, and when I wear a more full trouser, I go for about a half inch to 3/4" inch break, which is more than the break I wear for slimmer trousers (none at all). When I think full break, I am thinking more than 3/4" on the front of the shoe. It's all relative I suspect, and we may be thinking the same thing.
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Unbearably hot. I was outside for 15min prior to taking this shot and sweat right through my shirt and suit.

I've thought about taking in the waist and slimming the sleeves on this coat slightly because I think it would improve the overall fit , but since it is strictly a hot weather suit I have left it looser fitting to allow for more circulation. Truly a form over function question.

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This looks really good ndw, you've really been bringing the fits lately.. Is that tie Brooks Brothers? I have one very similar. Great shoes BTW.
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This looks really good ndw, you've really been bringing the fits lately.. Is that tie Brooks Brothers? I have one very similar. Great shoes BTW.

And they even have some polish on them! devil.gif
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0 padding in the shoulders. All Paul Stuart

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Originally Posted by ndw View Post

Unbearably hot. I was outside for 15min prior to taking this shot and sweat right through my shirt and suit. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I've thought about taking in the waist and slimming the sleeves on this coat slightly because I think it would improve the overall fit , but since it is strictly a hot weather suit I have left it looser fitting to allow for more circulation. Truly a form over function question.

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This looks dammed good.
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0 padding in the shoulders. All Paul Stuart

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Looks good 'n boring from what I can see. Thumbs up. Full fit shot would be appreciated. You look quite young.
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paolo, looks good, but some color might have improved, maybe some red in the pocket square or tie..
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2011.07.21

 

(pocket square is going a little bit bananas)


Details on the boutonnière please? Personally I'd go with a different tie. Like the socks though!
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