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post #376 of 389
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Originally Posted by Ivar View Post


This might sound unorthodox, but what I do when I sit on nice shirts in slightly "off" colors (it sometimes happens with blind buys) is that I bleach the dickens out of them until they take on a nice greige color. I then either use them as is -- greige goes well with autumnal tweeds -- or I re-dye them. If you choose the re-dyeing option, just remember that many shirtmakers use synthetic threads for the stitching, which means that the stitches will always retain their color no matter how much dye you apply.

 

Well I gave it a shot wearing it as is.  It's not as bright as the lime originally pictured but a little louder than my comfort zone is used to.  This is indoor fluorescent lighting.  Please excuse the wonderfully posed pictures.

 

 

 

 

post #377 of 389
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Saw my first Eldredge tie knot in the wild yesterday. Guy was wearing it on the subway, and I'm pretty sure he wasn't doing it to be humorous, either.

Maybe the worst part was that he had this undersized collar on his shirt. That, plus the baseball sized tumor/knot caused his collar points to lift a good inch, inch and a half off his shirt. The collar points were seriously pointed almost straight ahead. It looked awful.



Ugh, looks like one of those paper fortune tellers.
post #378 of 389
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

My grandmother always liked my fits.

That's what grandmothers are for. God bless her.
post #379 of 389
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Saw my first Eldredge tie knot in the wild yesterday. Guy was wearing it on the subway, and I'm pretty sure he wasn't doing it to be humorous, either.

Maybe the worst part was that he had this undersized collar on his shirt. That, plus the baseball sized tumor/knot caused his collar points to lift a good inch, inch and a half off his shirt. The collar points were seriously pointed almost straight ahead. It looked awful.

Count how many things are wrong with this photo:



Let's see- the odd vest, the tie bar worn way too high, the tie bar worn while wearing a vest (it's there to keep your tie in place, not as a piece of bling, and the vest does that, for chrissakes), the knot, the collar, the earrings, the fact that the vest seems to be made out sweatshirt fabric, the skull on the tie bar (but it's edgy!). I don't mind the beard, though many here will.

Am I missing anything?

Edit: SF wanted me to certify that I'm not importing an offensive photo. I'm not sure I answered that honestly.
post #380 of 389
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Originally Posted by Asian Afro View Post

I've actually read that it's disrespectful to dimple your tie at a funeral, as it's not an occasion to be decorative (same reason for forgoing a pocket square at a funeral). Mind you, this info comes from a Japanese manga about a super tailor. smile.gif

This may seem odd but, I'd like to read that. What is the title?
post #381 of 389
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Originally Posted by Coburn View Post

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Originally Posted by Asian Afro View Post

I've actually read that it's disrespectful to dimple your tie at a funeral, as it's not an occasion to be decorative (same reason for forgoing a pocket square at a funeral). Mind you, this info comes from a Japanese manga about a super tailor. smile.gif

This may seem odd but, I'd like to read that. What is the title?

It's this: 王様の仕立て屋~Sarto Finito~. Stories are basically about a remarkably talented young Japanese tailor in Italy who helps people with their lives using his skills as a tailor (i.e. you can fix anything by wearing the right things). Passable entertainment that's not to be taken seriously.

I'm only aware of Chinese translations, though.
post #382 of 389
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Count how many things are wrong with this photo:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Let's see- the odd vest, the tie bar worn way too high, the tie bar worn while wearing a vest (it's there to keep your tie in place, not as a piece of bling, and the vest does that, for chrissakes), the knot, the collar, the earrings, the fact that the vest seems to be made out sweatshirt fabric, the skull on the tie bar (but it's edgy!). I don't mind the beard, though many here will.

Am I missing anything?

Edit: SF wanted me to certify that I'm not importing an offensive photo. I'm not sure I answered that honestly.

post #383 of 389
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I think it is pB that had the theory that women notice flashy stuff--loud ties, shirts, etc. Seems like a reasonable theory IMO.

Wear flashy stuff and the flashy stuff will be noticed. Wear stylish stuff and you will be noticed. World of difference.
post #384 of 389
I think that statement is one of those that looks good on paper, but is somewhat untrue. My experience shows that anything that stands out gets complimented by women. Whether they truly like it, or it is some sort of submissive psychological thing is another conversation, yeah, the whole notice the man, not the clothes isn't as true and tidy as many think. I'd be curious to know if it was 100% true how many people would shift their wardrobe to suit (pun).
post #385 of 389
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Originally Posted by TintinATL View Post



People who work for technology companies + in the South = perfect storm. Work with them every day. It's depressing. And indeed, if you wear anything different from their uniform, they ask if you're on your way to a wedding. Occasionally someone will ask my advice/opinion on a matter of dress. When I suggest starting with something that actually fits, like a smaller size shirt or flat-front pants, they're like "well, I don't want to look gay."

I'm in IT in the South and can, sadly, say that that's quite accurate. I've been ridiculed for ironing my shirts daily and polishing my shoes weekly.
post #386 of 389
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

I'm in IT in the South and can, sadly, say that that's quite accurate. I've been ridiculed for ironing my shirts daily and polishing my shoes weekly.

I recently started wearing shirts with collars (i work in the fitness industry) and i get asked all the time now why I'm dressed up.
post #387 of 389
Business casual as described in the OP kind of reminds me of 6th form college or wearing a school uniform after school. It looks immature and clueless. Then again though I'm often in these monolithic banking headquarters and the whole culture smacks of high school. All the politicking and the cool kids and the dorks and the regimented lifestyle and way of doing things.
post #388 of 389
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

I feel the market for cheap, fast-fashion style suits (insanely tight, short jacket, tiny lapels, etc) is growing as younger people think they look sharp and dressed up in them. Essentially club/going out gear.

This does not translate to bespoke or mtm tailors for the most part.

Yea I agree I've seen a couple guys in full suits (including tie clip worn very high) at 'nice' clubs and bars. This past weekend a friend commented on how block parties are also victims of this lol
Edited by ImaPro - 10/1/13 at 9:29pm
post #389 of 389
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Originally Posted by landscapes View Post


I recently started wearing shirts with collars (i work in the fitness industry) and i get asked all the time now why I'm dressed up.

 

I have a few good friends that work in the fitness industry, and it seems that whenever they aren't in gym shorts and a sleeveless t-shirt they are considered dressed up.

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