I cant tell for sure, because you might be craning your neck, but is it possible your shirt collar does not adhere to your neck when you're standing naturally?
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This is some schizophrenic shit! It looked fine from the back (providing pants are heavy, preferably cords) but then you turn around and you're wearing a fucking spread collar and some silky tie, looking like some Frankenstein patchwork of English gentleman-uni professor and City hack. This outfit called for either no tie or say a knit one, OCBD (or some english countryside pattern), sweater .
I can't believe you noticed that
I wore the shoes for the first time yesterday and tried two diff lacings to see which I like better
Think I will go with the straight lacing
The shoes are no name brand ones that I bought in korea on my most recent trip there
Cost me $27
I also have two pairs of lands end canvas ... canvas shoes that are very similar
They were only $13-14 each on sale+discount code ... wish they still carried them on the site
By "buttoned sweater" I assume you mean all cardigans? I have seen dorky looks with cardigans, but there's certainly nothing inherently dorky about wearing one.
Edited by Beatlegeuse - 3/18/13 at 2:39pm
I see what you're saying a little bit. With a sweater lik this I would probably only button 3 buttons or so. This usually helps me cut down the dorky factor w/ cardigans. When I button most of the buttons on a cardigan it starts to feel very "dad". (which I'm also fine with because I am a dad and very proud to look like one haha)
Don't mean to be harsh (and I'm not only describing "in stitches," but various others I've seen over time as well), but I think key drivers of the dorkyness of the look(s) may be the lack of a stylish punch (something that isn't muted) coupled with a lack of the look of athleticism or fluidity or masculinity. There's no assertiveness. Hmm, hard to put into words.
As far as the outfit the I originally quoted, I think it would look a lot better with 1) darker shoes**, and 2) slightly darker (or more colorful), 1/2 inch longer, and maybe even roomier pants. In my view SF often takes it too far with pants shortness and tightness.
*At least unbutton another button at the bottom
**More contrast vs. pants. Contrast = less dull.
Mr. K, I like the look, especially the shirt with everything else (your jeans fit very well!). I'm not a bow tie man so will refrain from comment. I really wanted to comment on the unfortunate layout of the images you posted. With the utmost respect towards you, this is what I saw when I scrolled down...
This is a perfect example of the dorkyness, with some going too far on the side. I think you have to be deluded or high on SF cool-aid to think this looks good.
It's just way too far out there.
Cardigan. OK, you've done it, you've gone dandy-ish and got attention. Pretty nice, if everything else is chill.
+ Up-turned jeans. Wow, really looking for some attention.
+ Bow tie. "Oh my god, what's going on. Is he in a play or something? Why's he walking around like that?" <- What everyone is thinking.
I feel bad for bashing but there's good SF and there's misguided SF and you have to quash it before it infects us all.