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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Very nice, Holdfast.
I like the purple with the gray. Jeans seem a little short but maybe thats just the picture.

 

Yeah, I lean/sit back against the chair in all my photos which has the effect of slightly shortening all my trousers a bit. Having said that, I suspect the effect is further exaggerated because the jeans have a narrower leg opening so will appear to ride a little higher compared to wider leg trousers with more material to fall forwards.

 

By the way, the jeans are relatively new (2nd wearing) and I prefer this cut to anything I've tried before. They're Levi 513s and it's nice to have a combination of enough room around the thighs while still being narrower around the ankle. I'm actually going to get a second pair once I source some more (you can't get them in the UK; or at least, they're not on the Levi UK online or in my local b&m stores). I took a chance on this pair from eBay, and I'm glad I did.

 

I'm going to keep the 511s I got a couple of months ago because they're in a more casual wash and so fill a different niche but fit-wise, the 513 is way more comfortable, and to my eye, I prefer how they look on me. Interestingly, I compared the two, one on top of the other and the difference in actual size (they're both tagged 30x30) is objectively minimal: about a quarter inch almost everywhere, except the waist is a little higher (though not massively so). And yet they feel and look quite different.

 

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post


If you were to put the whole of casual outfits on a spectrum ranging from traditional country-ish inspired outfits at one end and SW&D-ish directional looks at the other, I'd say NOBD is my favourite at doing an adaptable middle-ground of smart everyman type of casual fit and a definite inspiration within that subset, so that's high praise indeed. I dare him to wear a purple instead of blue gingham though. wink.gif

Thank you, HF. I like that description. Erm, I think... confused.gif

I haven't worn a tie and jeans since June 1991 though... And I wore a green gingham on the other page. Purple is for the pope smile.gif.


It was a compliment, I assure you! Middle-ground relative to the two extremes, not in quality and everyman in the sense of being acceptable just anywhere without having to think about the audience you'll be dealing with that day. By the way, June 1991 sounds etched into your memory, I hope for reasons other than the horrificness of wearing jeans & tie together... smile.gif

 

I do rather like the idea of being papabile, but I prefer the sound of Your Eminence to Your Holiness, so I think I'd prefer to be a Cardinal... biggrin.gif


Edited by Holdfast - 1/10/13 at 3:22pm
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kw - pretty sure im wearing the same shirt today. non-iron?
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post


So hem and cuff? Do you feel the leg opening is a lot smaller than your used to?
I tried rolling back a few pages cause I know he does it more often. But I couldn't find anything. Or didn't go back far enough...

 

I have Levi's 501 so the leg opening was already 8.5" which is what most of my trousers are anyway.

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It was a compliment, I assure you! Middle-ground relative to the two extremes, not in quality and everyman in the sense of being acceptable just anywhere without having to think about the audience you'll be dealing with that day.
yup. nobd seems to me to hit the golden mean of dressing well without looking costumey. in other words, he dresses just like i would like to (except he does it so much better).
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yup. nobd seems to me to hit the golden mean of dressing well without looking costumey

+100. Its much easier to put together a suit than a casual combination in most cases.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

kw - pretty sure im wearing the same shirt today. non-iron?

no, it is an ironing shirt; it says "the original polo shirt"

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Originally Posted by kwhunter View Post

no, it is an ironing shirt; it says "the original polo shirt"

i have that one too ! fistbump.gif
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i have that one too ! fistbump.gif

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So here is a pic of my jawnz with me self cuffing them. Tell me if that cuff looks much too large.

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Thanks guys
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I'd roll it down one so you have some more stacking
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Looks just about right to me, justin.

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

It was a compliment, I assure you! Middle-ground relative to the two extremes, not in quality and everyman in the sense of being acceptable just anywhere without having to think about the audience you'll be dealing with that day. By the way, June 1991 sounds etched into your memory, I hope for reasons other than the horrificness of wearing jeans & tie together... smile.gif

I know, Your Eminence; much appreciated.

laugh.gif I gratuated from grammar school that month (can one graduate from grammar school?). Come to think of it, I think it was actually 1990...
Look:

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DB jacket, BD shirt..., suede shoes! And a lot of stacking smile.gif.



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Thanks, foodguy and mkarim.
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Collages steezin since 1991.
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Awesome tie, NOBD!
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laugh.gif Floral theme!
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