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i don't drive

really? why not?
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gaz, i like this a lot.
post #842 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I don't think there is anything wrong with Obama's tie in that pic but the suit is awful and even worse is the combination of that suit, that tie and white shirt.

And the suit size...he has a large head, but an awkwardly shaped/sized body.

 

but, yeah, that tie doesnt match the rest of what he is wearing.

 

I thought presidents had people to dress them? I recall reading a Bush 43 book, and his advisors demanding he re-style, but him insisting upon cowboy boots. (normal where I am)

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I'd just like to say this: this is a very interesting thread with so much potential, good concepts/'personal rules' & inspiring combinations. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Carry on.
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

The shirt doesn't fit in that picture (anymore?).

What makes you say this?
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Even unlined 9oz. fresco is too hot for NYC today: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Loving this.
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So... this is from when I first joined the forum. Maybe the first 6 months or so. Be warned... uhoh.gif

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I will spare everyone my back catalog. This is a good opportunity to thank Nii again for calling me out on some fundamental failures that others were too nice/afraid to mention.
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linen

 

 

 

1000

 

 

wool

 

 

1000


Edited by Pliny - 8/17/12 at 4:17am
post #846 of 12577
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

What makes you say this?

The shirt screams, while many fits of you that I've seen just whisper (which I like!). IMO, of course.
post #847 of 12577
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

What makes you say this?
Loving this.
I will spare everyone my back catalog. This is a good opportunity to thank Nii again for calling me out on some fundamental failures that others were too nice/afraid to mention.

A long time ago (at the start of my 30s - now 39) I wore on a few occasions during the summer a cream suit, with a very light pink shirt, paired with a tie with light pink and blue diagonal stripes (but there were thin diagonal lines running in the opposite direction) with mustard coloured slip-ons. Fortunately, there is no photographic evidence.

Sartorial ignorance aside, and despite being told I looked "sharp" by 2 random people on the same day, I had 2 mitigating reasons:
1. A Persian / Canadian girl at work - whom I liked but never asked for a drink, despite having her number - approved (she believed people should wear more colour)
2. I was playing a LOT of GTA:VC

To make matters worse, since I'm mixed race and have an Olive / light-coffee complexion, I looked like a South American drug baron. I suspect, I probably was aiming for the effect.

Over notable low-lights include:
Wearing a brown suit (I love browns for wool trousers and merino wool V-necks - not suits)
Wearing paper-clips in place of cuff links (too lazy to fiddle with cuff links and double-cuffs)
MTM suit with no vents (recommended to me by the guy who took my measurements)
Wearing a pale yellow shirt with a Charcoal suit

I have committed so many sartorial offences in my past, that the Feds ought to be called into this thread - it's criminal!
post #848 of 12577
Put this together for an occasion where I needed to go day to night with an emphasis on dressing for the evening event. I tried using the stripes and monks to tone it down for the day, but overall it just felt like a coherenceFAIL. I'm really only posting it here to hear this crowd's take on the lapels, which I'm not sure about. I wanted to go wider than usual but feel like these flirt with too-extreme. The sleeves also seem too narrow to my eye. Thoughts?


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Square is the foo-approved cream silk.
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Thread Starter 
there's nothing incoheret about but I absolutely would not get wider lapels. You could stand to shave a quarter or even half inch off those, in fact.
post #850 of 12577
Right, I was referring to this suit's lapels already being too wide. I would feel better with at least a half inch narrower. What's your take on the sleeves? Thinking of letting them out a bit.
post #851 of 12577
Thread Starter 
sleeves look fine.
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I would def narrow those lapels.

post #853 of 12577
Ctp, how many inches are those lapels? 4.5?
post #854 of 12577
I would only let out the sleeves if they're uncomfortable. I don't think they look too narrow.
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

Ctp, how many inches are those lapels? 4.5?

Not sure. If I had to guess, I'd say 4"+.

Thanks to all who've commented.
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