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post #9901 of 12564
stitch more pics please? would love to see the whole get up if you have them.
post #9902 of 12564
I think the shirt is a little too dark, steeches. A darker, rather saturated blue doesn't provide quite enough contrast.
post #9903 of 12564
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Originally Posted by Omar1223 View Post

stitch more pics please? would love to see the whole get up if you have them.

as requested, from WAYWRN.
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I think the shirt is a little too dark, steeches. A darker, rather saturated blue doesn't provide quite enough contrast.

thanks, C. the stripes are far lighter than the tie and jacket. the full fit pic above shows the contrast a lot better than the pic i posted. i think when i was leaning over to get the close up and textures, i blocked the necessary light.
post #9904 of 12564
looks great stitch, i approve.
post #9905 of 12564
a dank! cheers.gif
post #9906 of 12564
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

Even then, I don't see high collars as formal, necessarily. I see them as a  somewhat luxurious touch (I guess I associate them with Italian shirts), but one which doesn't have a direct bearing on formality.

I very much disagree. This example is a bit extreme, but would you not agree that Mr. Lagerfeld looks considerably more buttoned-up here than if he were to have gone with a lower collar?

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Originally Posted by Ivar View Post


I very much disagree. This example is a bit extreme, but would you not agree that Mr. Lagerfeld looks considerably more buttoned-up here than if he were to have gone with a lower collar?

 

Karl Lagerfeld wakes up and puts on a Karl Lagerfeld costume every morning. The world will be a better place if he's the only one who does that. Anyway, that's an extremely high collar. A shirt with, perhaps, an extra quarter inch of height (say, a Borelli instead of a BB) wouldn't be so much dressier as to make a difference to the rest of the rig, assuming everything else was equal.

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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

Karl Lagerfeld wakes up and puts on a Karl Lagerfeld costume every morning. The world will be a better place if he's the only one who does that. Anyway, that's an extremely high collar. A shirt with, perhaps, an extra quarter inch of height (say, a Borelli instead of a BB) wouldn't be so much dressier as to make a difference to the rest of the rig, assuming everything else was equal.

If it's just a quarter of an inch the difference is obviously going to be quite negligible, but I still maintain that a higher collar = dressier and more formal. (Assuming that we take formal to mean "sterner" and "more ceremonial.")
post #9909 of 12564
thoughts?

sorry for the glare off the shirt.

post #9910 of 12564
Yes
post #9911 of 12564
Tough to argue with that - stripes so small / narrow that the shirt is effectively a solid.

A respectable (tho not my fav of yours) Maccesfield.

Can't really go wrong with that.


Seems like you've been going for rather sharp / austere / high contrast outfits recently. A plain white linen square just barely peeking out from your pocket is really the expected finishing touch. Nothing wrong as-is but I think that'd rather perfectly complete that outfit.

Is linen + wool a no-no if they're seperate pieces of clothing? Or is that not a rule for everyone? (Genuine ignorance here). Because you could always sub in a cream linen square in a Foo fold or something.
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Is linen + wool a no-no if they're seperate pieces of clothing? Or is that not a rule for everyone? (Genuine ignorance here). Because you could always sub in a cream linen square in a Foo fold or something.

I only wear a white linen square. Regardless of the suit/SC material. Though, as you've said, it barely peeks out.

To take it a step further, I often wear linen/cotton shirts with wool jackets/suits.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Yes

thanks!
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Tough to argue with that - stripes so small / narrow that the shirt is effectively a solid.
A respectable (tho not my fav of yours) Maccesfield.
Can't really go wrong with that.
Seems like you've been going for rather sharp / austere / high contrast outfits recently. A plain white linen square just barely peeking out from your pocket is really the expected finishing touch. Nothing wrong as-is but I think that'd rather perfectly complete that outfit.
Is linen + wool a no-no if they're seperate pieces of clothing? Or is that not a rule for everyone? (Genuine ignorance here). Because you could always sub in a cream linen square in a Foo fold or something.


thank you, canta.

the shirt dissolves to solid. full fit pic is below, not sure if you saw it in WAYWRN. i didnt include in the OP because the coloring is a little dark and makes it look like it lacks contrast between tie and jacket, which i dont think it does irl. the close ups pics do a better job of showing that.

its not quite intentional, but yeah, it seems i have been leaning towards the austere lately. its not something i really used to do much, and i wanted to give it a go. i am sure a white PS would be great, and maybe one day you will see one in my austere fits. thats more likely than anything fun with my more colorful fits. glad that you can appreciate the fit as is though, not everyone sees it that way.

i assume your wool/linen question is in regards to shatnez and jewish law. as long as there is nothing holding the wool and linen together, it would be ok. so a linen PS in a wool pocket would be fine, but i dont really feel right about it. so i guess that is another hesitation to throw in the mix.

thanks again for the feedback.

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post #9914 of 12564
Honestly I'll use a Hober white "shot" silk square in place of white linen when I don't have time to fold and iron a linen one. It's stiff and matte enough that the difference is fairly minimal.
post #9915 of 12564
Good info. Thanks, C.
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