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post #9346 of 12577
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post




Missing a linen PS that I don't yet own (ordering one soon). Just got this shirt today and wanted to give it a go. 
Tie is brown with light blue dot, navy blazer, blue stripe unfused shirt. 

That's pretty solid.

I also like a very soft, unfused shirt but you could have done a bit better job with the ironing (or wearing) to make it look a little less rumpled.

The lite blue / brown combo may be a little caz for a biz-naz shirt like that but it's not a dealbreaker.
post #9347 of 12577

Thanks. Good to have something somewhat solid on my first attempt. I need to learn to iron. And actually I've learned I don't like ties under 3.5" unless they're knit, which means I'm in trouble.. I only have one that's 3.5".

 

Vanda will be getting damn near an entire paycheck from me in the future months if I feel so compelled.

 

http://vandafineclothing.com/store/neckties/272-navy-orange-repp.html

http://vandafineclothing.com/store/neckties/128-minty-grey-bicolour-silk-linen.html

http://vandafineclothing.com/store/neckties/267-brown-blue-checks.html

http://vandafineclothing.com/store/neckties/236-navy-olive-plaid.html

post #9348 of 12577

Any input if the lapels are too big on that sport coat blazer? I'm sure it's not the right thread but the next best thing was reviving a thread from 2008, which I mistakenly did thinking it was a different thread.

 

Here's the same blazer with no tie. I'm a 38 and these are wider than the standard option. The standard is just slightly thinner.

post #9349 of 12577
I like the lapels. They could be a touch wider even IMO but they'd start to be conspicuously so then. They could also be narrower. Personally, I think they're perfect.

I do wonder if the coat is too short. Tough to tell from here.
post #9350 of 12577

Thanks. I may follow this trend on the next few.

 

I'm not all that versed in what the measurements should be but it looks pretty good to me.. It covers my rear. The other one I have from the same maker is even shorter. They can't be lengthened, so that's a strictly casual sport coat now. Here's other pics.

 

Sleeve rotation and width being fixed on the next one. The folds by the pocket is sloppy tailoring.

 

post #9351 of 12577
Grey goes well with pink, but not "Orange Chewable Vitamin Color."

The tie is awful, it hurts my eyes.

The stripes on the suit limit what other patterns can be used IMHO. I think it would go ok with a pink or cornflower Oxford cloth shirt and a solid black or navy tie, maybe with texture like a Grenadine but even that might be much. I think the square is fine but I tend to like squares that clash.
post #9352 of 12577
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

OK I'll play.





Better shots of the shirt cuff and tie so you can see what the colours and textures really are -








The shirt is actually intended for casual wear, but I felt I could live with those unstructured collars for the sake of this colour match.

Fire away.

Grey goes well with pink, but not "Orange Chewable Vitamin Color."

The tie is awful, it hurts my eyes.

The stripes on the suit limit what other patterns can be used IMHO. I think it would go ok with a pink or cornflower Oxford cloth shirt and a solid black or navy tie, maybe with texture like a Grenadine but even that might be much. I think the square is fine but I tend to like squares that clash.
post #9353 of 12577
yeah, length looks fine now that i can see the other pics, particualrly the side view. chopped heads and crazy camera angles (we'd more or less never encounter you from that eye level) do strange things to perspective.

the lapels are also clearer, and yeah def. wider than appeared in the other photos. I still like em, wouldn't change 'em, but maybe I retract what i said that they could be wider.

you should bear in mind that i have no fits befitting of this thread and that these are my first MC posts in, like, years, since I learned that I am not competent in these discussions, so take all of this with that in mind.
post #9354 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

yeah, length looks fine now that i can see the other pics, particualrly the side view. chopped heads and crazy camera angles (we'd more or less never encounter you from that eye level) do strange things to perspective.

 

I hope ctp takes this as flattery instead of theft. I took his image (what I took to be a very good fit) and just did a comparison. Looks pretty good to me I think. The button stance is the thing that's off, it looks like. I may keep it, or lower it 1cm.

 

Either way, I won't cloud the thread any more as this isn't the purpose behind it. Thanks for the kind words.

post #9355 of 12577
and yeah, that tie is an abortion. it looks like it came from Burlington Coat Factory.
post #9356 of 12577
yeah, the slightly high button stance is probably also influencing the illusion of shortness. the button stance could be dropped, perhaps, but you'd want to play with that in your fittings.
post #9357 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

and yeah, that tie is an abortion. it looks like it came from Burlington Coat Factory.

DUDE!!! that should be our next meet up spot. RR Plaza FTW!!!!
post #9358 of 12577

Thanks everyone, especially Louys' detailed deconstruction of the tie. Don't worry, I'm not wedded to that particular tie. Funny thing is though, I look at the photo and I still like it. But Louys makes a lot of sense - it's too busy, it distracts attention from the outfit as a whole, the pattern is confronting.

 

I was expecting negs on the shirt, so no offence taken there.

 

I still think I can get the pocket square to work. It's very unusual in that it's cut in a diamond shape, so the points are quite, er, "pointy". I usually arrange them so they don't stick out as much as what you see in the photo (I was in a hurry). At some point I'll try again with the square and see how much love/loathing it gets second time around.

 

Seems the suit was not altogether disliked. There's a positive!

 

Will withdraw and lick my wounds for a little while, but don't worry, I'm not giving up yet.

post #9359 of 12577
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

BTW, UrbanComposition, is that a Kent Wang "Great Wave" hanky? I'm really having a hard time using it, perhaps because I always tend to show the white and blue parts and that's too matchy with my usual ensembles. Maybe showing more of the cream parts, as you do (if yours happens to be that hank), would make it more suitable.

It's Dunhill, and due to its linear nature I rarely wear it, except when I feel like revealing the, uh, pointy tips. I'm typically not one for plaid / striped hankies, but occasionally they do have their place. Sometimes the white portions of the square can look nice with a shirt with lots of white in it, like gingham.
post #9360 of 12577

@Coxaca I'm just gonna point out that after two pages of having your fit slammed that was a mature response. I look forward to seeing your next fit. 

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