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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

This is my first WAYWRN post, and I'm not sure if these should go here or in SW&D, but I am sure someone will tell me either way! Apologies for the picture quality (Mac Photo Booth, because I don't actually have a camera on my phone and don't generall carry around a camera to take pictures of myself!). I tend to mix up vintage stuff, tailoring, and some high street brands based on how I like them rather than what I'm 'supposed to' do. This ends up like Deadwood meets 1960s college professor! But, you know, critique away...

 

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Jacket - Vintage mid-60s London Harris Tweed by John Collier (surprisingly well made for a popular brand of the time, I've replaced the original leather buttons which were past it).

Vest - Vintage late 50s / early 60s wool, unknown maker

Shirt - J-Crew (don't hold it against me, their small, slim-fit shirts actually fit me)

Belt - H&M (I looked everywhere for a simple belt and these ones were actually made in Italy, no visible logos, and decent quality)

Jeans - Edwin 505XX vintage selvedge denim

Shoes - Loake 1880 'Burford' tan brogue boots (polished mainly with red polish and original laces replaced with mid-blue bootlaces).


Sorry that coat needs to be retired.
post #692 of 22692
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Sorry that coat needs to be retired.

Looks good to me, could probably wear it myself. You probably don't get to see that many vintage Harris Tweed jackets in Hong Kong.
post #693 of 22692
My father has a nice Harris Tweed jacket, but it's 2 button and not built like it's supposed to be worn by a sports news anchor.
post #694 of 22692
I'm with Eason on this one, though I can't put my finger on why. It is the third shot that tips it in my mind.
post #695 of 22692
Everything about it screams "old man", from the fabric to the buttons to the cut. Dude's entire outfit is dating him, he should dress his age instead of trying to look 10-20 years older, it just looks bad. Unless he works in a historical recreation town, then I guess it's okay and none of our business how he dresses for work.
post #696 of 22692

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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

Everything about it screams "old man", from the fabric to the buttons to the cut. Dude's entire outfit is dating him, he should dress his age instead of trying to look 10-20 years older, it just looks bad. Unless he works in a historical recreation town, then I guess it's okay and none of our business how he dresses for work.


As a matter of interest, how old do you think I am?

 

As for the rest, I just don't think you get the point of mixing vintage with contemporary stuff. It's not your thing, that's fine. But I know what I'm doing and I like it.

post #697 of 22692
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As a matter of interest, how old do you think I am?

 

As for the rest, I just don't think you get the point of mixing vintage with contemporary stuff. It's not your thing, that's fine. But I know what I'm doing and I like it.


I'm with Eason here. You have too much going on there and the jacket doesn't fit at all. Sartorial self-expression must be tamed.
post #698 of 22692

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I'm with Eason here. You have too much going on there and the jacket doesn't fit at all. Sartorial self-expression must be tamed.


You guys are hilarious, I think I am going to enjoy it here.

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You are welcome. happy.gif
post #700 of 22692

Just on the point of time and age.

 

I think Eason, if I can take him seriously at all (and I am not quite sure about that yet), is mixing up a whole lot of things, in particular 'old' as in the age of a person, and 'old-fashioned', as in the age of a look. Some of the clothes I was wearing in this picture are old-fashioned (the jacket in particular). That is deliberate. Some of them are current in terms of fashion (the selvedge jeans, the slim cut of the shirt, and the brogue boots, for example).  And in reality, there are no old people around where I live, or in any place I've been, who dress like this. If it makes you think 'old man', it's your brain and stereotypes being played with, and you're not paying any attention to the details either. So I have far more respect for the comments like the first critique that deal with those, than with sweeping ones that say more about the person making the comment than the look they are supposedly addressing. It's those kinds of things I just find amusing, you see it a lot here, and I am not sure that many people are even aware how they read.

post #701 of 22692

Just got back from a short break. Definitely not regular MC-friendly temperatures, and barely MC-casual friendly. Still...

 

 

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post #702 of 22692
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

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As for the rest, I just don't think you get the point of mixing vintage with contemporary stuff. It's not your thing, that's fine. But I know what I'm doing and I like it.

Well, then, let me have a crack at it:

The top is too monotone. I'd probably like it better if you swapped out the burgundy (?) cardigan for a navy one. Or the pinkish shirt for a light blue one.

Jean cuffs I never like, outlier that I am, but in particular with a jacket and a cardigan. It's a clash of harkening backs that doesn't mean anything but clash.

The boots I like, but not the shoelaces. Too much, in conjunction with the cardigan, cuffs, and heavily patterned jacket.

The jacket itself looks off to me in the way it fits, like it is frumpy, but it might just be the photos. Not old fashioned, just frumpy.

Speaking of photos: the photo matters as much as the clothing.

You have the lighting down, good. Having the focus right, though, is important! After that, work on the location: rarely do rooms that need cleaning lead to fits that get compliments; usually we're too fixated on the wastebasket that needs emptying or the weird overloaded outlet. In your case: just move in recently?

You avoided the usual downer (thank you!) of taking it in a bathroom. Someday you should look up Binges (I think it was) classic bathroom shot with someone else at the urinal. While he took his own image in the mirror.

Stick around, its a fun place.
post #703 of 22692
I'm sorry Flying Lotus I have to throw in with Eason and the other againsts. I think I can see what you were aiming for, but I think you missed.

The top says edwardian pederast, and the jeans say Jeremy Clarkson. I like your boots though.

The waistcoat is too short for you, either that or the rise of your jeans is too low. I'm sure the 505s could look good, but somehow in that picture they don't work. I think 501 cut jeans are actually quite hard to get 'right' - they just look shapeless compared to the slimmer more tapered shape that is generally in style now. Perhaps they just need a bit more wear, battering, and 'character'.
The jacket could probably look pretty good as part of a suit if you were playing John Steed in an early episode of the avengers.
Edited by ysc - 9/22/11 at 1:32pm
post #704 of 22692
Paging Doc Holliday....

Steed's stuff looks better:
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Not frumpy at all. Archaically British, yes.
post #705 of 22692
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Just got back from a short break. Definitely not regular MC-friendly temperatures, and barely MC-casual friendly. Still...

 

 

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Love the huge smiles. PS - are those incotex you're rocking? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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