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thx 4 the feedback so far, guys. It's appreciated.

 

Originally Posted by johanm View Post

Looks nice, especially the top half. Would like to see this outfit with some faded japanese denim and suede shoes.

 

I was thinking about suede shoes; next time, I suppse. Japanese denim (I assume that kind of high-end stuff would be raw?) denim would probably be wasted on me as I don't wear jeans frequently enough to get the interesting fades, but I like the visual idea of how that would work with this look. One day I'll stump up the cash, maybe.

 

Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Please buy a pair of jeans at least one or possibly two sizes smaller and/or a slimmer fit. I'm thinking a closer fitting pair would make all the difference given the slender cut of the coat and the vest. It would change a pop fly into a home run. Feel free to translate that into a cricket metaphor if it helps! biggrin.gif

 

Ianiceman & SeaJen: Your translations were definitely needed. ;)

 

I get what Dig's saying, but it's already very tight around waist/hip area. Far, far more so than my normal trosuers. Any tighter and I couldn't button the waist or first fly button at all, no exaggeration. Maybe the more tapered aspect suggestion that FlyingMonkeys mentions below is more on point.

 

Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

Please buy a pair of jeans at least one or possibly two sizes smaller and/or a slimmer fit. I'm thinking a closer fitting pair would make all the difference given the slender cut of the coat and the vest. It would change a pop fly into a home run. Feel free to translate that into a cricket metaphor if it helps! biggrin.gif

 

I think the basic look is good - I often wear tweed jackets and denim. It's maybe the taper that Holdfast needs to think about. Hard to see, but it looks like the waist area is okay. However, it would certainly look better if they were slimmer in the lower half.

 

If I was going to go further (and this is all personal preference from hereon in): I can't really tell much about the quality of the denim here, but it doesn't look very interesting - I prefer a bit more slub or texture. And I really don't like it when jeans have been hemmed this way. If you're going to hem jeans, it makes a real difference in the appearance if they are chain-stiched or at least visibly stiched in some way. I prefer a cuff (and I know many don't), or skinnier jeans with stacks (but I am not suggesting that skinny jeans with stacks would be the way to go for Holdfast!)...

 

What are these jeans anyway?

 

Diesels of some variety, so certainly nothing remotely high end; they're about 4ish years old now I think, which gives you an idea of how rarely I wear jeans I suppose, given how new they look.

 

I never thought about the chain-stiching aspect; thanks for that. I just had the local dry-cleaner do them cheaply; I don't think they'd have that kind of machine there (and I don't think I'd be any further forward giving jeans to my usual tailor to hem either!). There is a Levi shop in town; they probably have the machine in question, but I doubt they'd hem other makers' denim.

 

Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Holdfast: Don't listen to Dig. This looks good. Suede shoes would also work well. Maybe a not-too-chunky boot, too.

Thanks butch; It's not uncommon to get a range of opinions. We'll see what the majority consensus is, but I know for a fact it's as tight around the waist/hips as it's physically possible to go, so it's got to be more of a taper/cut issue that Dig & F/M's are spotting. It's interesting reading the range opinions when one has little meaningful frame of reference to weigh them up. Still, that's how knowledge is gained. :)

 

acrid - But what if you only wear jeans once a month or even less frequently, so that they never can become lived-in? Should one just not bother at all, in that case (that tends to be my personal default position on denim, barring today's experiment)? re: asian gamers, I'm geeky enough to have watched the odd game of competitive Starcraft; does that count? lol!

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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post

Denim is meant to look lived in and casual. "Dressy jeans" are usually terrible, the exclusive domain of misguided old white men, hipsters, and asian gamers.

 

Yes and no. 'Lived-in' - yes (sometimes), 'casual' - not so sure. Raw denim has a lifespan and it changes over time and with how the owner wear them. So at different times during its life it can look more or less 'dressy' or 'lived-in'. There are denims that are finished to remain sleek and 'dressy' but actually these are often the last denims you'd want to wear in an MC context. They'd be better with a T-shirt, a minimalist leather jacket and some high-end sneakers. Personally, I think well-worn raw denim can look pretty good with a rough tweed jacket. What I really don't are nothing jeans that have been designed to be 'casual', inoffensive and / or uninteresting: mass-produced, usually washed to a mid-blue and cut to fit the average 50-year old American. Dad jeans, in other words.

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Casual office day

 

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stitch - are these the same navy pants? they look dark grey on the main pic, medium grey on the close-up. The coat looks mustardy on the close-up pic... hard to tell the colors.

That said, I still think that 3 solids in this business casual context is boring - but not just boring, it actually looks like something is missing: the tie. With a striped or checked shirt, it doesn't give the same vibe.

Not a fan of the fancy colored buttons of that shirt either - they give an "evening out" vibe which doesn't really mesh with a business casual outfit. If this is the context you intend to use that shirt and you like it enough, I'd consider having your dry cleaner swap for regular white or MOP buttons

All in all, improvement, there is. But room for improvement, there is too.
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Jacket looks too big and kinda frumpy to me, stitch, especially since I'm not seeing any shirt cuffs at the ends of the jacket sleeves. And as gdl, said, all those solids together are kind of eye-numbing. Needs some punching up.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

stitch - are these the same navy pants? they look dark grey on the main pic, medium grey on the close-up. The coat looks mustardy on the close-up pic... hard to tell the colors.

That said, I still think that 3 solids in this business casual context is boring - but not just boring, it actually looks like something is missing: the tie. With a striped or checked shirt, it doesn't give the same vibe.

Not a fan of the fancy colored buttons of that shirt either - they give an "evening out" vibe which doesn't really mesh with a business casual outfit. If this is the context you intend to use that shirt and you like it enough, I'd consider having your dry cleaner swap for regular white or MOP buttons

All in all, improvement, there is. But room for improvement, there is too.

Howard Johnson is right! (Sorry, Blazing Saddles reference)
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

stitch - are these the same navy pants? they look dark grey on the main pic, medium grey on the close-up. The coat looks mustardy on the close-up pic... hard to tell the colors.
That said, I still think that 3 solids in this business casual context is boring - but not just boring, it actually looks like something is missing: the tie. With a striped or checked shirt, it doesn't give the same vibe.
Not a fan of the fancy colored buttons of that shirt either - they give an "evening out" vibe which doesn't really mesh with a business casual outfit. If this is the context you intend to use that shirt and you like it enough, I'd consider having your dry cleaner swap for regular white or MOP buttons
All in all, improvement, there is. But room for improvement, there is too.
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Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post

Jacket looks too big and kinda frumpy to me, stitch, especially since I'm not seeing any shirt cuffs at the ends of the jacket sleeves. And as gdl, said, all those solids together are kind of eye-numbing. Needs some punching up.

fuck me. frown.gif

i think i may give up on the photos, as they all suck and the colors are all fail.

G - they are totally different pants. charcoal gray, nary a hint of blue. too dark in the full body pics, too light in the close ups.

coat is not mustardy at all. its a lovely soft brown, as a matter of fact, i was wearing it when we last met g, do you remember it?

the shirt is really not what i had wanted to wear as i mentioned. i should have worn a blue and white checked shirt, but i spaced out on it. as to the buttons, i dont mind them, might swap em if i am in the mood some time. maybe i should have thrown on a tie, idk, i was in a rush.

TB - jacket actually fits magnificent irl, imo. again, gdl can lend an opinion, he saw me in it.

also, as to the jacket being big, i am big.

glad improvement was made tho. thanks, guys.
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Yea I remember that jacket it was pretty nice IRL. Your pics look so awful man... I don't know if it's the angle or what but it's hard to give an opinion when colors are off and image is distorted.
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Maybe they will improve when his photographer gets a growth spurt or a milk crate and can take chest level pics!

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Stitch: If you want the colours in your pics to look closer to reality, try taking them outside. As it is now it's pretty hopeless to say anything about the colours in your outfit... For a moment I actually thought your pants were black (the horror.....). I have to echo the others opinions about your fit being a bit boring.. Add a (preferably patterned) tie or a square, and I think it would improve your outfit quite a lot. A paler blue shirt would also look better imo.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Yea I remember that jacket it was pretty nice IRL. Your pics look so awful man... I don't know if it's the angle or what but it's hard to give an opinion when colors are off and image is distorted.

glad you liked the SC. smile.gif

its likely because an 8 year is taking them. that was the best of the group, the rest looked like i was magically angles like the leaning tower of pizza.

i think until i can remedy that, ill stick to the close ups in the whnay thread, thosei can get better color in.
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Maybe they will improve when his photographer gets a growth spurt or a milk crate and can take chest level pics!

laugh.gif exactly!
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Originally Posted by fredrikkm View Post

Stitch: If you want the colours in your pics to look closer to reality, try taking them outside. As it is now it's pretty hopeless to say anything about the colours in your outfit... For a moment I actually thought your pants were black (the horror.....). I have to echo the others opinions about your fit being a bit boring.. Add a (preferably patterned) tie or a square, and I think it would improve your outfit quite a lot. A paler blue shirt would also look better imo.

not a bad idea, have done that in the past and they were better. still, i may hold off. but probably not. but also maybe.
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Tieless Friday..
 

 

Everything is good except the polo which just does not belong in this fit. It's just... horrible.

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Not sure I like the berry jacket with the orangey leather.
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