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post #46 of 87
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
Here is the thing (for me) about bold suits, (and MBreinin and o/o suits posted here are not what I would call bold) 99% of the time they look like crap, too much pattern at the top and bottom. You can't look at movie stars in publicity shots or movie stills and say "that looks great!" and think you can co-opt the look. Every attempt that I have seen at looking "apparel arts" has failed miserably. The Duke's loud suit were mostly country tweeds, and given who he was and where he was most of the time, it worked for him. If you have to give a lot of thought into what to wear with a suit, the chances of you looking good in it dwindle tremondously. I have nightmares whenever I go into the Dashing Tweeds website. My general rule is that if a suit's jacket would look good as a sportcoat due to the loud pattern, it will not work as a suit. if you are not in fashion, an actor or british nobility, stay away from them.

Well said.
post #47 of 87
Where is RSS when we need him the most?

He is the bearer of the Bold suits bunch...
post #48 of 87
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Originally Posted by barims View Post
I'd like it very much if Spoo began blogging

By the way, my Lobbs fit fairly well now. It makes me wish I also had a pair in brown

Glad the Lobbs worked out, B - sadly, I have no more, but PM member distinctive, he has several rare ones from the same provenance... tell him I sent you

As for the blog, I dont know if I would have the proper time to devote to it, although I do have some interesting stories... maybe one day.

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Tell us more, Master Spoo.

Not much more to it than that... except he actually looks douchier in person.

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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post
I forgot to mention that you shoulda shivved him when you had the chance.

Who brings a shank to an estate sale?
post #49 of 87
I wish I could wear nothing but white suits. I fucking love mine.

Mike
post #50 of 87
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Who brings a shank to an estate sale?

You do, from now on.
post #51 of 87
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

The first suit is well-cut and fitted but the rest is shocking...

That is the point. I actually really like Hamish's first outfit. I would never wear it nor would I even wear any of those pieces individually but here is an example of an outfit that works very well in the context of who the person is and his figure. A skinny fashion editor looks great in "weird" ensembles. Obviously if Hamish wanted to dress normal, he has access to and can afford any classical tailor he wants so, right or wrong, you look at him and think that he knows exactly what he is doing and the outfit is not a mistake. On the other hand, Joe in the accounting dept., 5'8" and a bit overweight, looks like a fool in the company cafeteria wearing this outfit.
post #52 of 87
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post
You do, from now on.

Might as well get me some chukka boots while im at it.
post #53 of 87
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Might as well get me some chukka boots while im at it.

Wow.
post #54 of 87
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
But how fucking awesome is this

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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
And the details are the design






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post #55 of 87
^ Terrible.
post #56 of 87
^^ Surely you meant to say awesome
post #57 of 87
^^^^^ Yes, but every suit is sold with a solid brass set of ball coddlers (in order to wear that suit, you need brass balls).
post #58 of 87
^ No, I meant to say terrible. It fits well, but I would double over laughing if I saw that IRL. Don't really care if it means I have no eye for this stuff.
post #59 of 87
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
^^ Surely you meant to say awesome

I think the shirt and tie ruin what could be a cool, albeit LOUD, fit. Since this is a thread about what to wear with loud suits, I would call this fit a fail.

Mike
post #60 of 87
Thread Starter 
Slightly overtight tailoring aside, I really love that suit. And the sock/shoe combo is great with it. Not a fan of the shirt/tie/square though. Good example for the thread though; what would work better in their place, I wonder?
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