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post #1351 of 1955
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

I saw Martin Freeman shopping for shoes in Selfridges once, a year or so ago. He was with his mum, it was quite sweet.

Where's that picture from?

Late to this but I saw both Martin Freeman and Matthew Horne (Gavin and Stacey) shopping separately in Liberty one day. Both very dapper.
post #1352 of 1955
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post





When I'm out with friends, I'm often like Martin Freeman on the left (best/over dressed). It just suggests diversity among friends, not sticking out like a sore thumb. No bluetooth, obviously.

Well said. Same here. It's cool.
post #1353 of 1955
What's your avatar from? ^
post #1354 of 1955
Vinny, your avatar got me for a second...
post #1355 of 1955

You guys need to represent @edmorel and bid on the Ronald McDonald Charity Auction for this pants, scarf, and tie set, which sits at $500 right now: http://www.styleforum.net/t/371247/auction-thread-for-the-styleforum-2013-holiday-charity-drive-for-the-ronald-mcdonald-house/100_50#post_6774756

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #1356 of 1955
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SG goes into the noodle business
post #1357 of 1955
I have been wondering something and noticing something I wanted to discuss. Has anybody realized that on some jackets the front pockets will be almost parallel to the ground and on some others maybe slightly angled to follow the natural contours of the hip in a very, very slight \ / obviously not as extreme. I am not talking about hacking pockets, but just not completely parallel. Is this a product of RTW, or can it be stylistic depending on how the hem of the jacket around the skirt looks, fronts are cut, etc. There are probably pics I could find to help show the subtle variations, but I'm lazy.
post #1358 of 1955
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I assume you've only seen this on high end RTW?
post #1359 of 1955
I don't really understand your confusion, or question.
post #1360 of 1955
Very parallel:

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Somewhat slanted:

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Am I just seeing angles, or is there a difference? In this instance it is probably angle, but I have seen at least what I illustrating here among varying jacket styles, both posters and in the wild.

If you measure from the flow the outer edges of the pockets and inner edges of the pockets the measurement in the top photo would be roughly the same, bottom not too much.
post #1361 of 1955
I received a pair of gray herringbone and black/white houndstooth pattern trousers today. The houndstooth are definitely going back. Just not my cup of team, and as trousers to wear with odd tops and shoes I'd feel it be better 'suited' with a matching jacket.

Regarding the herringbone. I am on the fence now as I feel the texture lends itself to more "country attire". I like plain flat front pants in flannel perhaps that provide a subtle enough texture and weight compared to the former two, which the more I look at is very loud. I am leaning towards more city CBD, which I feel where my wardrobe predominately is i(among the more SW&D fashion forward clothing I also keep...) The only thing I can consider relative to country attire is a pair of Loake chukka but I think it is pretty ubiquitous to not be tied to one particular aesthetic and works well for casual CBD.

Am I wrong to think when looking at herringbone, tweeds and heavy knits with heavy boots?

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FWIW I like patterns as much as the next guy e.g. owning grenadine ties and wearing Drake's PS, but the herringbone gives me a completely different vibe that does not complement or speak "city". That and I am finding it harder to pair with in terms of colors...greens, browns, beige? Hmm.

edit 2:
I scrolled up and took a look at GDL's herringbone jacket, which reminds me: Some patterns just look better on a top rather than bottom i.e. a jacket versus pants. Anyone feel the same way? What about herringbone?
Edited by gettoasty - 1/31/14 at 12:36am
post #1362 of 1955
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Am I just seeing angles, or is there a difference? In this instance it is probably angle, but I have seen at least what I illustrating here among varying jacket styles, both posters and in the wild.

If you measure from the flow the outer edges of the pockets and inner edges of the pockets the measurement in the top photo would be roughly the same, bottom not too much.

 

In those photos, it's probably angle.

 

A lot of the time you see it in the wild, it's because of front vs back balance issues rather deliberate effect. If both tailor and client aren't very fussy, a little slant can creep in. It shouldn't, but people are human and miss things sometimes.

 

From what I understand about deliberately slanted pockets, there are indeed different, accepted, levels of steepness/rake. For want of better descriptors, I'd call them very slanted and somewhat slanted. Neither falls into the very slightly slanted category you're describing IMO.

 

Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

I scrolled up and took a look at GDL's herringbone jacket, which reminds me: Some patterns just look better on a top rather than bottom i.e. a jacket versus pants. Anyone feel the same way? What about herringbone?

 

I agree 100% and yes, personally, I would include herringbone in that category. I think it needs an either a solid, plain weave jacket or a very boldly patterned one to counterbalance the herringbone in the trouser and draw the eye upward. Even then, it's tricky. Otherwise the trousers catch the eye too much and create the wrong effect IMO. Millions will disagree, but that's what I found when I owned a pair. A more melangey sort of texture - eg flannel, linen, chinos, the fuzziness of cords & moleskins, etc -  and solid colours to odd trousers is much easier to balance out with most jackets vs strongly patterned weaves like herringbone and houndsteeth.

post #1363 of 1955
I think that grey trousers in a subtle herringbone are some of the best and most versatile pants you could own. If the herringbone is too pronounced or tweedy, they will be hard to match with a sport coat (would still look all sorts of awesome with a rollneck sweater and a long coat) - but a subtle herringbone flannel will work with almost any sport coat texture from worsted to chunky. It's your ubiquitous grey flannel trouser but a little more interesting.
post #1364 of 1955
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I don't like patterned odd trousers personally, although a couple of posters on the forum seem to pull them off well. I think Unbelragazzo once made a thread for them specifically.
post #1365 of 1955
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Thinking about getting a suede sport coat made. Is this a terrible idea?
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