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post #20401 of 22466
Bottom button is not buttoned (say that three times fast!). As for the top, I vary my practice depending on the individual sweater.
post #20402 of 22466
@theoprof c'Mon dude. At 9% body fat you should be draping your physique in the best finery out there. Let's get in the game. Do you know how hard it is to get to 9%? I hit it once and I was going to the gym twice a day. Now I'm at 14% trying to get back to 9% with vodka in my diet. I envy you!!!

And change the soccer dad hair style. I get it! You're a great suburban dad! Just do us proud and look like a hot dad!
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@pravda, Thanks!... I think. smile.gif I guess I do need to work on my game, but that's why I started posting here. I'll do what I can as the budget allows. Any suggestions on hairstyle? I don't want to look like I'm trying to be 20 again. (I know this is the wrong thread for that question.)
post #20404 of 22466
All in brotherly love my friend. Sorry for the rant. You have a lot of assets to build upon. As for hairstyles consider channeling;

@crat
@mossrockss
@sycsyc

All my $.02
Edited by pravda - 2/27/16 at 8:15pm
post #20405 of 22466
@TheoProf here's an example of a comfy cardigan fit that isn't baggy at the waist. I know it can be hard to achieve, I don't have one that I'm happy about yet either. It's also the style (shawl) that crat suggested. Acute style also frequently wears nice fitting cardigans, for reference.

I think this advice applies to your suede jacket as well. The sleeves looked about right, but I'd suggest finding a slimmer fit or taking the body in.
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Cold Spring Morning. Wearing this cardigan is like wearing a hug:




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Originally Posted by pravda View Post

All in brotherly love my friend. Sorry for the rant. You have a lot of assets to build upon. As for hairstyles consider channeling;

@crat
@mossrockss
@sycsyc

All my $.02

 

 

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Originally Posted by JIMB View Post

@TheoProf here's an example of a comfy cardigan fit that isn't baggy at the waist. I know it can be hard to achieve, I don't have one that I'm happy about yet either. It's also the style (shawl) that crat suggested. Acute style also frequently wears nice fitting cardigans, for reference.

I think this advice applies to your suede jacket as well. The sleeves looked about right, but I'd suggest finding a slimmer fit or taking the body in.


@pravda, no problem. That's how I took it. The advice is much appreciated. No one wants to hear that they look like a soccer dad, but I wouldn't know to change anything if someone didn't tell me. Also, those are great examples you gave. @mossrockss was the first member who came to mind when I began to think of possible hairstyle alternatives (the other two are great examples as well).

 

@JIMB, thanks for the example. I'd seen this one before. @Gerry Nelson is one of my favorite posters on this site. The guy just seems so confident in his personal sense of style. Agree on the jacket as well. I have a "runners" build, and it is surprisingly difficult to find the middle ground between too tight and too loose. 

 

Here is my latest attempt at weekend office sweater wear. Hopefully, this is an improvement. Happy to receive any feedback you can offer. 

 

post #20407 of 22466
@TheoProf That's a good one. Sweater fits well IMO and I think it benefits from being a solid, with the visual interest coming from the knit itself. Trousers look nice! Are the moleskin?

Edit: And while I understand @pravda's call to be confident dressing to show off your physique (if that's what you want to do), I'd suggest that you can also look good in more generously cut clothes if you are comfortable in them. I think the trick (and it is tricky, since most people really aren't looking at what you are wearing the same way as we may be here), is the intentionality of the fit. There are a lot of guys who end up in skinny/slim fit because that's what's on the rack where they choose to shop. Same way a guy will end up in middle of the road neither loose nor fitted at other stores. You can dress either way without really putting much thought into it to beyond a few basic choices of brand/store.

But here's an example that I like that got posted in the Oversized Clothes thread:



This guy looks good to me in more volume and with a slim build. You look much friendlier than he does, of course... smile.gif And there's a clear intention for him to dress in baggier stuff here (beyond being a model for a brand, of course).

This may be further than you'd want to go, or a place you don't want to go at all.

Anyway, just something to muddy the waters!
post #20408 of 22466
Looks good @TheoProf. I especially like the boots. Consider Gerry's button sequence on his cardigan leaving the top and bottom open. You are naturally relaxed and it's beginning to show in your fits.
post #20409 of 22466
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

@TheoProf That's a good one. Sweater fits well IMO and I think it benefits from being a solid, with the visual interest coming from the knit itself. Trousers look nice! Are the moleskin?

Edit: And while I understand @pravda's call to be confident dressing to show off your physique (if that's what you want to do), I'd suggest that you can also look good in more generously cut clothes if you are comfortable in them. I think the trick (and it is tricky, since most people really aren't looking at what you are wearing the same way as we may be here), is the intentionality of the fit. There are a lot of guys who end up in skinny/slim fit because that's what's on the rack where they choose to shop. Same way a guy will end up in middle of the road neither loose nor fitted at other stores. You can dress either way without really putting much thought into it to beyond a few basic choices of brand/store.

But here's an example that I like that got posted in the Oversized Clothes thread:



This guy looks good to me in more volume and with a slim build. You look much friendlier than he does, of course... smile.gif And there's a clear intention for him to dress in baggier stuff here (beyond being a model for a brand, of course).

This may be further than you'd want to go, or a place you don't want to go at all.

Anyway, just something to muddy the waters!

 

 

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Originally Posted by pravda View Post

Looks good @TheoProf. I especially like the boots. Consider Gerry's button sequence on his cardigan leaving the top and bottom open. You are naturally relaxed and it's beginning to show in your fits.


Thanks guys. @FrankCowperwood, the pants are indeed moleskin. Also, thanks for muddying the waters! It's good to know that there is more than one direction to go in this regard. That's one reason why I like this online community. There seems to be a broader spectrum of guidelines that allows for the development of one's own style.

 

I probably want to move toward a more fitted look (I certainly do with my dress shirts), but I want to get as close to a timeless mean, regarding fit, if that's possible (not sure if I'm making sense here). 

 

@pravda, the boots are some of my favorites. I found them on eBay as N.O.S. These were made, at the latest, in 1993. They are Allen Edmonds Compton boots. Actually, the top and bottom  buttons are unbuttoned in this pic. I just rolled the collar open. 

 

Cheers,

 

Ben

post #20410 of 22466

You guys don't wear a lot of citified casual stuff, so here I am channelling my inner douchebag:

 

 

post #20411 of 22466
@TheoProf you've got a major 1950s vibe going on between your hair, glasses, and facial structure. In your fits, you're clearly going for a classic, preppy look but I feel like you've only gone halfway there and that is what is giving you the dreaded dad look. That may not be terribly clear so let me try to explain. In your last fit, the glasses, hair, and OCBD are all super prep but the shawl sweater and boots are more of-the-moment pieces. Sub in a deep v-neck sweater, dark tie, and long wings and I think you'd have a killer fit. You could probably also add some 50s greaser-type pieces and look great --- white t shirt and leather jacket stuff.

Just my two cents, that may not be the look you're going for, and it may not be good advice at all!
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Originally Posted by fairlynerdy View Post

@TheoProf you've got a major 1950s vibe going on between your hair, glasses, and facial structure. In your fits, you're clearly going for a classic, preppy look but I feel like you've only gone halfway there and that is what is giving you the dreaded dad look. That may not be terribly clear so let me try to explain. In your last fit, the glasses, hair, and OCBD are all super prep but the shawl sweater and boots are more of-the-moment pieces. Sub in a deep v-neck sweater, dark tie, and long wings and I think you'd have a killer fit. You could probably also add some 50s greaser-type pieces and look great --- white t shirt and leather jacket stuff.

Just my two cents, that may not be the look you're going for, and it may not be good advice at all!

I think you're right. Ironically, my avatar on the AAAC site has always been Ward Cleaver. smile.gif That said, I don't want to cross the line into costumey outfits. I'm not even sure where that line is, but I'd rather not cross it. The other factor is that I really don't want to be limited to the hardened categories of a single genre, if you know what I mean. In other words, I don't mind guidelines but don't want be bound by the rules of a specific style/period. Perhaps, therein lies the line I wish to avoid. That said, the outfit you described sounds great.
post #20414 of 22466
That bloke in the oversized clothes looks cold a f
Edited by Foxhound - 2/28/16 at 2:40pm
post #20415 of 22466

When I said 4 sizes too big, I was referring to the midsection. It looked like an amalgamation of a med and xl.

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