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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Don't panic but it seems your outfit was attacked by some sort of bacteria, it doesn't appear to have tainted your flesh yet.
In other words all these small patterns make it look like some sort of terrible square/dot invasion.
This is precisely the look I was hoping to achieve.
post #692 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Butch@585: macro comment: your shirt collars look too low.

This is a problem area. I have a thick, not particularly long neck. I'm afraid that If I make the collar much taller, it will look like I have no neck at all. That said, a couple of those pictures feature shirts with shorter collars than my usual, and I agree that they are less than ideal. Latest MTM shirt has a taller collar that is probably the limit, but I like it.
post #693 of 12577
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Chili's was around before the war?
It was during college - G.I. Bill - so after.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

wow. that is an interesting tidbit. you must be a master of your yeitzer horah.
i apologize for my assumption.
If you spend time in the kitchen, it is not hard. I dare you to eat in that Dave's Chinese restaurant after you work there.
post #694 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Texas jack@617: very bad. I have never seen a suit that more loudly screamed “CHEAP!” can’t go wrong with a blue shirt but that color looks low, limp and lifeless. Dislike the tie.
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It's actually Attolini so go figure, hehe

and it's a sport coat. A linen tweed suit would be too much even for me. I'll post a different pic later because the colors must be off. The shirt isn't blue at all.
post #695 of 12577
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

If you spend time in the kitchen, it is not hard. I dare you to eat in that Dave's Chinese restaurant after you work there.

i will pass on that dare. thank you though. smile.gif
post #696 of 12577
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

wow. that is an interesting tidbit. you must be a master of your yeitzer horah.

guys, can we please keep this classy and on topic, no need for masturbation jokes.
post #697 of 12577

This is a very entertaining thread; I've only just managed to find time to read through it. There are some really nice outfits and conceptual ideas here. Foo's fit #2 from his first pic post in the thread, gdl's #2 from his first one, and Manton's Wolfe one from a few pages back, particularly stick out as clever combinations. Sorry not to link back to the specific pics; didn't think to multiquote as I go and I'm too lazy to go back now.

 

What's most interesting is the attitude of approach to dressing: there's a real desire and willingness to dress well according to the boundaries of traditional good taste. I like to see that kind of dedication to a pastime. Its not a specific aspiration I share because I need to create a slightly different effect with my outfits* but there's more than enough overlap to enjoy this thread for what it is.

 

Kudos to you guys for putting in the time & effort! bigstar[1].gif

 

(*conventional good taste can come across as too overbearing or correct to work effectively with my clients, whereas a bit of leeriness plays well with them in. A good example of that would be my tie choice today as seen in this outfit. And casually, I rather enjoy cocking a snook!)

post #698 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

And casually, I rather enjoy cocking a snook!)

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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

guys, can we please keep this classy and on topic, no need for masturbation jokes.
post #699 of 12577
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

guys, can we please keep this classy and on topic, no need for masturbation jokes.

your nivul peh is most unnecessary.
post #700 of 12577
foo.gif - I'm sure I'm in the minority here and it may be only an artifact of the lighting in the photo, but the navy striped tie is a little too shiny or me to wear during the day in ideal circumstaces.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

your nivul peh is most unnecessary.
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post #702 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Unbel @569: quite good until I get to your feet. Also that collar, I assume that is the “bad” shirtmaker?

Correct on the collar. They are being fazed out, I promise. Incidentally, I gather from your own posts and those of others, you have also had shirts made by this maker, and currently have your shirts made by the maker that I have switched to, so I have followed part of the same path as you without intending to explicitly.

On the shoes, I'll warn you in advance you have zero chance of convincing me to abandon or even dislike these shoes, but I'm interested to know what is your objection, if there be an offense to some greater rule rather than just an offense to your tastes, to wholecuts and/or floating medallions?
post #703 of 12577
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My objections to wholecuts and floating medallions are both historic and aesthetic.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Another one:
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Awesome.

Foofed: Spoiler-ed my own awesomeness.
post #705 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

My objections to wholecuts and floating medallions are both historic and aesthetic.

Is there an explanation that is short enough to merit typing out here? Or if not, some general direction you can point me? I am intrigued.
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