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post #8506 of 16786
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

I am aware of this, but I try to have some respect for people who've been around here longer than me - unless they are just rude, and you certainly aren't. If you were new, I would have said something like the cliché, 'post less and lurk more', but that would clearly be rather too late in your case!

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thanks for being soft on me.
post #8507 of 16786
IST - i think that is great, but i wouldn't call it casual. either way, great fit.
post #8508 of 16786
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

stitches the shirt is just ugly. it can't be saved. the pants are casual because they have no crease, the fabric is casual and the cut is casual (lower rise). and those pants aren't the proper length, they're too long.
you would also benefit from dressing less.. 'sloppy'. a sharp crease will make your legs seem straighter and balance out your top half better, same with more straight leg pants. a properly ironed collar will look better too.
because i'm lazy (and you seem to like j crew), these are two ways to do what you're trying to do better:
casual:
http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shirts/oxfordshirts/PRDOVR~60763/60763.jsp in light blue, untucked
http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/pants/brokeninchinos/PRDOVR~19488/19488.jsp in navy
http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/casualbootschukkas/PRDOVR~28356/28356.jsp
formal:
http://www.jcrew.com/browse/popup_single_product_detail.jsp?jproduct=16561&imgSrc=http://s7.jcrew.com/is/image/jcrew/16561_GY6480_m?$pdp_fs418$&isFeatureColor=true in navy
http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shirts/ludlowdressshirts/PRDOVR~99439/99439.jsp tucked in
http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~20853/20853.jsp or some sort of brown leather blucher.
done.
i know it's fun to mix worlds and stuff, but you need to get the basics down first.

im going to have to disagree about the shirt. i like it.

i now understand what you mean about the pants though. they are too long, but that is an easy fix, and will be done after a few washes.

i have never been a fran of creased casual pants, but maybe ill give it a try.

thanks for putting together those fits.

i like the first one, though the collar is too small for me. also, i think i could find similar style chukka for way less, but i think you were just trying to bring out a stylistic point. as to the pants, what makes those any better than the navy ones i wore in that fit? both navy, casual material and no crease.

did not like the second one at all. shoes feel military and ugly and too shiny, collar on shirt is an abomination. the pants are ok i guess tho.
post #8509 of 16786
Very nice fit IST but I'm not a big fan of a suit without a tie.
post #8510 of 16786
you could keep your pants, but you need to wear them with casual shirts and shoes. you shouldn't go out and buy these pieces, i meant it as an overall guide.
post #8511 of 16786
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

you could keep your pants, but you need to wear them with casual shirts and shoes. you shouldn't go out and buy these pieces, i meant it as an overall guide.

gotcha. ill be interested to see what you think when i post that fit.

yeah, i didnt think you meant for me to go and insta-kop the j crew items.
post #8512 of 16786
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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post

tumblr_m9r8h1eYgX1r4xcqjo1_1280.jpg Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
j.crew Ludlow suit
Brothers shirt and belt
The Hill-Side pocket square
And yeah I wore Seavees

Good overall.

Something about the Seavees looks awkward. Could be the very wide "open" laces. Rancourt penny loafers or something similar would look better. Or even Sambas due to their "closed" laces.

Shirt collar is nice. Is that ESF?

J. Crew suit looks good, but I can't stand the in-your-face "pick stitching." Wish they would tone it down. But that's a nitpick.
post #8513 of 16786
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i now understand what you mean about the pants though. they are too long, but that is an easy fix, and will be done after a few washes.

 

There's no reason to wait that long. They will shrink as much as they are going to with the first wash.

post #8514 of 16786
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

im going to have to disagree about the shirt. i like it.

+1. Shirt is fine. Something is up with the collar though. It has no roll
post #8515 of 16786
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

There's no reason to wait that long. They will shrink as much as they are going to with the first wash.

i have yet to wash them even once. you may be right, but i have many forms of OCD, this being one of them. 2 or 3 washes and then off to the tailor. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

+1. Shirt is fine. Something is up with the collar though. It has no roll

thanks, j! it is an odd collar. it is spread-y. so no buttons, but it also has no collar stay insert. only thing about the shirt that irks me.
post #8516 of 16786
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

im going to have to disagree about the shirt. i like it. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
i now understand what you mean about the pants though. they are too long, but that is an easy fix, and will be done after a few washes.
i have never been a fran of creased casual pants, but maybe ill give it a try.
thanks for putting together those fits.
i like the first one, though the collar is too small for me. also, i think i could find similar style chukka for way less, but i think you were just trying to bring out a stylistic point. as to the pants, what makes those any better than the navy ones i wore in that fit? both navy, casual material and no crease.
did not like the second one at all.
shoes feel military and ugly and too shiny, collar on shirt is an abomination. the pants are ok i guess tho.

shirt is ok. you just have to take care of the collar next time. that's all.

too shiny makes me chuckle.
post #8517 of 16786
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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
tumblr_m9r8h1eYgX1r4xcqjo1_1280.jpg Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
j.crew Ludlow suit
Brothers shirt and belt
The Hill-Side pocket square
And yeah I wore Seavees

I thought I was a pretty much "anything goes" kinda guy, but I realize now that's not entirely true. I loved all the details here, but was disappointed with the combination of suit + sneakers. I respect it though, as it's obviously a concious choice.
post #8518 of 16786
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

IST - i think that is great, but i wouldn't call it casual.

According to Alan Flusser (I think), a jacket/tie combo is one step less formal than a suit 'n tie, and a suit without a tie is one step less formal than a jacket/tie combo, which ought to put it in MC Casual territory.
post #8519 of 16786
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Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post

According to Alan Flusser (I think), a jacket/tie combo is one step less formal than a suit 'n tie, and a suit without a tie is one step less formal than a jacket/tie combo, which ought to put it in MC Casual territory.

so you are trying to use math with me are you? WELL THEN! 2 CAN PLAY AT THAT GAME!!
post #8520 of 16786
Thank you for your comments and observations.
I think the division WAYWRN on MC Casual Style and formal Style is not very clear boundaries. Anyway, now I can not see the border as well as a few years ago. Now MC Casual Style seems more interesting and less amorphous.
Thank you again
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