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post #5086 of 13589
I do think context is key -- Don't know who Recondite was disbursing the advice to, but considering the nature of the question, one can probably infer it to be coming from someone new to menswear, and just starting a wardrobe. In the specific circumstances, honestly, I think the comment regarding a navy and charcoal suit that would allow one to pair items differently is, fair and okay. I'd hardly recommend somebody starting out to buy a sports jacket in the heavier material and bolder patterns that mark one out. I might, however, qualify my advice to the person and explain my rationale so he knows where I'm coming from.
post #5087 of 13589
Just because people have worn it before, especially in a utilitarian manner (fighting a war in the desert) does not make it tasteful.

Will post an actual fit pic in a bit to see what yall think of it!
post #5088 of 13589
Ok, pics! Sorry no full length today... It's cloudy out, so no light in the apartment.



Foo will probably hate the white shirt and PS. Suit is a darker navy.

Edit: Sorry for the tiny pic, larger now.

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Edited by aravenel - 1/28/13 at 6:13am
post #5089 of 13589

I'm going to take a stab at this too.

 

 

Closeup:

 

post #5090 of 13589

I have always argued that if it is hot enough for shorts, it's too hot to wear a jacket. The combination of shorts and a sports coat or blazer is silly regardless by whom it has previously been worn. It was discussed in another thread a while back and someone claimed it looks great because it was once worn by British officers, but the only pictures I have ever come across have been of the British desert uniform from WWII, i.e. a light cotton uniform and NOT anything more formal with (wool) jackets.

Style generally has a practical history, but this seems really far fetched and made up by confused people in Bermuda with nothing better to do.
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Edited by Kaplan - 1/28/13 at 3:47pm
post #5092 of 13589
Ms - I think tie and PS together are too shiny-on-shiny and fancy-on-fancy, if that makes any sense. Especially with a pinstripe suit which is all business. Also the jacket doesn't seem to fit to well but that could just be the pose.

Tie and suit are not bad together, although I'd prefer the tie a little more brown and less yellow.
post #5093 of 13589
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Ms - I think tie and PS together are too shiny-on-shiny and fancy-on-fancy, if that makes any sense. Especially with a pinstripe suit which is all business. Also the jacket doesn't seem to fit to well but that could just be the pose.

Tie and suit are not bad together, although I'd prefer the tie a little more brown and less yellow.

Thanks for the feedback. I had to contort my arm quite a bit to take the photo, which is why the jacket looks like it does. It actually fits pretty well (at least I think so). Almost all of my pocket squares are silk, so maybe I need more matte-finish ties or cotton pocket squares.

post #5094 of 13589
I'd second this. Also, I personally am not crazy about this sort of woven tie, I very rarely find jacquard pattern ties that I like. Most of my woven ties are stripes or simple patterns (glen check, spot).
post #5095 of 13589
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Thanks for the feedback. I had to contort my arm quite a bit to take the photo, which is why the jacket looks like it does. It actually fits pretty well (at least I think so). Almost all of my pocket squares are silk, so maybe I need more matte-finish ties or cotton pocket squares.

Definitely invest in a white linen square if you haven't already, unless foo.gif has convinced you that they are useless.
post #5096 of 13589
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Definitely invest in a white linen square if you haven't already, unless foo.gif has convinced you that they are useless.

I do have one, but thought I would try to be slightly more adventurous here.

post #5097 of 13589
Now that's more like it!

Unfortunately, I'm on vaca somewhere in Asia right now and will not be wearing any Classic Menswear ensembles (as defined by this thread) for the next 2 weeks. Instead, it's going to be plain dark crewneck tees and short-sleeved polos, chino shorts, linen shirts, BDs, tan cotton trousers etc...

Ciao!
post #5098 of 13589
Here, just to get a bit more pics into this thread, here is something I wore last week. It's a reworking of an outfit I posted in here some time ago that got no love (rightfully so, I did a lot of things wrong with it). I think it's much better now, and appreciate the advice I got in here.

post #5099 of 13589

Looks good, although I like a more colorful pocket square with a casual outfit.


Edited by RDiaz - 1/28/13 at 9:55am
post #5100 of 13589
^in this case I think something other than a white linen PS would be better
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