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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

nice. who makes the tie?

thanks! its a panta.
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You can't fool us. You took a pic of an italian businessman and photoshopped your face over it!

lol8[1].gif ill take that as a compliment.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

tasty?

I'd wear it, so probably not.
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

oes this work Doc? 

Is that suit black or blue?
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

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I think that's how you have to do it. Blue shirt / jacket.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

I'd wear it, so probably not.

lol, thanks!

big C, no comment?
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Combo look ok? In my attempt to become more "fashionable", I am breaking away from my black and blue suits to throwing in colors and trying to figure out proper combos. Hopefully I pulled it off with this one. Pants are navy, seem to look black in my pic. Shoes are not pictured. I'm not happy with my selection and have purchased some Allen Edmonds that I should have by end if week. Trying to work in pocket squares to. Completely new to it...thanks.
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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

That comment was based on the idea that the coat's silhouette determines its use. So, a strong shoulder (pagoda-ish + strongly roped) fits into more formal settings thus the combination with a BD would be incoherent. Honestly, it makes sense to me.

To some extent, I can understand that line of thinking - a sharper line just looks more formal (and necessarily less relaxed) to me.

But this ignores the fact that the English tailors have been making tweed jackets in that style since Moses wore short pants. It seems that, historically, the fabric and details determined the formality not the cut / style. And I don't think we've fully moved beyond that, at least not yet.
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

To some extent, I can understand that line of thinking - a sharper line just looks more formal (and necessarily less relaxed) to me.

But this ignores the fact that the English tailors have been making tweed jackets in that style since Moses wore short pants. It seems that, historically, the fabric and details determined the formality not the cut / style. And I don't think we've fully moved beyond that, at least not yet.

 

Most of us tend to follow that logic (fabric and details being determinant to the choices), myself included. Some bespeakers have the privilege of an open mind (or a wide pocket) to add another factor: the cut. As you put, it seems to be the next step, but many of us are just too biased towards a specific cut. I remember that RSS made a post explaining how he would choose between his many garments considering those factors, giving preeminence to the cut (cut > fabric > details).

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I'm loving the outfit Stitches.  Great fit on the navy suit too, and very nice black oxfords.

 

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post #9790 of 12286
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post


Is that suit black or blue?

navy

I only wear Black if I enroll in the secret service. 

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Originally Posted by CrimsonSox View Post

I'm loving the outfit Stitches.  Great fit on the navy suit too, and very nice black oxfords. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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thank you kindly, CS.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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Stitch,
I think the look and fit are great. One question, though. The tie looks to be a wool or wool/ silk mix and we are in the middle of August, so I am wondering if anyone thinks the tie fabric is too heavy for the season. Personally, I have always wanted to wear light wool in the summer but have thought it may come across as odd. Do you wear wool regardless of the season?
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Combo look ok? In my attempt to become more "fashionable", I am breaking away from my black and blue suits to throwing in colors and trying to figure out proper combos. Hopefully I pulled it off with this one. Pants are navy, seem to look black in my pic. Shoes are not pictured. I'm not happy with my selection and have purchased some Allen Edmonds that I should have by end if week. Trying to work in pocket squares to. Completely new to it...thanks
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Not a good picture of the combination, but I think you've got a bit too much blue, a tie that could be too formal for your jacket (depends on the textures), an extraneous tie bar, and a PS fold that took longer than I'd like to take to get dressed. I think blood has been spilled on here over gray coats with navy trousers. Suffice it to say it isn't foolproof.

 

I have to be honest -- my call is that this would be a promising early WAYWRN post, but not really the kind of thing that gets a lot of play in this thread.

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Originally Posted by vida View Post

Stitch,
I think the look and fit are great. One question, though. The tie looks to be a wool or wool/ silk mix and we are in the middle of August, so I am wondering if anyone thinks the tie fabric is too heavy for the season. Personally, I have always wanted to wear light wool in the summer but have thought it may come across as odd. Do you wear wool regardless of the season?

thanks, v. its an unlined cashmere. lighter than 95% of my silk or cotton ties. i think lots of fabrics are cross seasonal, depends on the colors, weight and textures. i dont see this one as being odd for summer. ymmv.
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

Not a good picture of the combination, but I think you've got a bit too much blue, a tie that could be too formal for your jacket (depends on the textures), an extraneous tie bar, and a PS fold that took longer than I'd like to take to get dressed. I think blood has been spilled on here over gray coats with navy trousers. Suffice it to say it isn't foolproof.

I have to be honest -- my call is that this would be a promising early WAYWRN post, but not really the kind of thing that gets a lot of play in this thread.
YRR92, thanks for the reply. I appreciate your time. I am new here and will search for WAYWRN and see what comes up. Lots of learning and appreciate all the help.
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