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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

In the sweetest way possible, nothing in that picture is good. At least not to me and not to "SF standards."

Maybe the suit on the right is oooohkay, and maaaaybe Tira could do something with those ties, but Id pass on that whole batch.

As I have said many times before though, if that is what you like, I am not telling you not to wear it, what I'm saying is, that as far as what I see SF as being about, that batch is no bueno.

Anyways, the frowny face was aimed at rtc, but your post beat mine in timing and I was too lazy to do something about it.

 

Ouch!  I'm not surprised by the negative response to the floral ties.  It's OK, I've plenty of SF-approved Sam Hober ties to replace them.  

 

However, please recall that I mentioned that my old DBs pictured above are being disposed of and replaced with newer SB suits, albeit in similar tropical beige/mustard and PoW check fabrics.  So, I trust you're not objecting to the suit fabrics, which are both classic mainstays.  Please note the new suits are intended for mainly tropical use in South East Asia.  

 

Anyway, thanks @in stitches for the frank feedback, much appreciated.      

 

EDIT:  (Note to self: as suggested by @kulata consider Spanish white/off white/cream/stone coloured solid fabrics -- instead of the above beige/mustard fabric -- for new SB tropical/summer suit to replace the old DB on left above).


Edited by BespokeKiwi - 10/21/14 at 9:42pm
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@BespokeKiwi the individual items are workable but a combo of what you posted will simply be terrible frown.gif

I'd rock those ties with casual suits (Blue, tan, white or green cotton suits ) and loafers all day. I have something against contrast collared shirts and this is just personal preference and I'm not condemning them,
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Lol i love this forum.
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So Doodals is going to have some tequila shoots to prove he wife there are worst things than SF? Lulz! :lol:

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

@BespokeKiwi the individual items are workable but a combo of what you posted will simply be terrible frown.gif

I'd rock those ties with casual suits (Blue, tan, white or green cotton suits ) and loafers all day. I have something against contrast collared shirts and this is just personal preference and I'm not condemning them,

 

@kulata regarding the ties with 2 piece business suit ensembles, got it.  (Note to self: don't do it).

 

I do agree with you that casual suits/SCs are the way to apply those particular floral ties, if I must.  Thanks for the frank feedback, @in stitches too.  

 

The trouble with getting older, is that it's easy to get struck in the past.  Moving on...   


Edited by BespokeKiwi - 10/21/14 at 8:17pm
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Any time. smile.gif
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Anyway, it's out with the old DB suits...

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Outbound) (Click to show)

 

... and in with the new SB SC/blazers (and new SB suits too coming soon)...

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Inbound) (Click to show)

 

New Arrival:  I've just received a new SB Neapolitan SC/blazer in jet blue with dark brown horn buttons.  Just in time, for spring/summer down under in New Zealand.  See picture below.

 

- Unfortunately, my tailor used the wrong coloured fabric for the tropical/summer half lining.  It was supposed to be baby blue not dark blue.  So, it will have to go back to HK for adjustment.  

Also, I noticed the gorges are about a half inch lower than the previous navy blue one (pattern master) they made for me earlier.  Damn, that issue can't be fixed without a remake, I expect.  Hmm.

 

Anyway, I will post fit pictures over on the HK tailors thread in the next few days or so.  If any interest, then I will X-post here too. 

 
Warning: Spoiler! (Neo SC) (Click to show)

 

As noted by @EliodA earlier, I've pretty much got the solids side of my wardrobe refresh sorted now.  So, I'm moving onto textures (flannels, birdseye, tweeds etc) and subtle patterns next (e.g. PoW and gun club checks etc) now.   A well beaten path, indeed. 

 

I appreciate the frank feedback/advice everyone.  Keep it coming.  Thanks.


Edited by BespokeKiwi - 10/21/14 at 9:11pm
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Gentlemen, please read Stitchy's well written posts on there being objectively bad taste over in the 20+ thread to understand why he is sad now...

 

@EliodA will do.  I'm never too old to learn.  Thanks.


Edited by BespokeKiwi - 10/21/14 at 9:45pm
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Originally Posted by BespokeKiwi View Post

@EliodA
 will do.  I'm never too old to learn.  Thanks.

That was said firmly tongue in cheek...
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post


That was said firmly tongue in cheek...

 

@EliodA no worries, mate.  :D

 

BTW, my new Neo SC in jet blue above, is my last solid SC for now.  I promise.  I have definitely heeded your earlier advice and am now moving onto textured and subtle patterned (unlike my vintage floral ties!) SC and suit fabrics now.  

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Re: those floral ties

- as with any bold ties, 3 piece suits work wonders, reducing the shown surface, toning down the color or pattern

- casual Tira like fits. Cotton/linen. Unstructured

- light colored summer wedding type suits

- in theory, solid suits with solid shirts, to be safe. White linen or squareless. But I'm not a fan.

In general not a fan of such ties, but if one were to wear them, those wold be the directions I'd council.
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My partner loves me having gone to SF, though partially because now we have lots of ties and cufflinks and pockets squares to share. I guess I'm at young enough an age where I don't worry about looking old and if anything shedding some youth is good. Then again Noodles doesn't look old either so I'd be surprised it's that problem.

 

My partner has a problem with me wanting to get a more aggressive pinstripey more masculine double breasated look though, thinks it doesn't suit me. Might be right idk.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Re: those floral ties

- as with any bold ties, 3 piece suits work wonders, reducing the shown surface, toning down the color or pattern

- casual Tira like fits. Cotton/linen. Unstructured

- light colored summer wedding type suits

- in theory, solid suits with solid shirts, to be safe. White linen or squareless. But I'm not a fan.

In general not a fan of such ties, but if one were to wear them, those wold be the directions I'd council.

 

Duly noted.  Thanks for taking the time to offer your advice.  Much appreciated.  Cheers Clags.

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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

My partner loves me having gone to SF, though partially because now we have lots of ties and cufflinks and pockets squares to share. I guess I'm at young enough an age where I don't worry about looking old and if anything shedding some youth is good. Then again Noodles doesn't look old either so I'd be surprised it's that problem.

 

My partner has a problem with me wanting to get a more aggressive pinstripey more masculine double breasated look though, thinks it doesn't suit me. Might be right idk.

 

@Isolation,

- I just had an amusing vision of you in 10-20 years time -- now a SF veteran old timer -- defending your vintage chukka boots, neat ties and classic Huntsman style cuts to the next generation of SF members, who take you to task for not dressing in the SF-approved manner.  :D

- There's nothing new under the sun!   Everything is waves and cycles, man.   The Chinese know that already, better than most.

- Anyway, this old fart (me) is trying his best to update his knowledge and get up to spend quickly.  SF is a great help. 

 

EDIT:

- Iso, you do look good in solids.  For example, your new DB in mid blue, nice!  Again, its the "high contrast" appearance thing again, which I share too.

- Ease your way into textures and patterns carefully (go subtle at first) and be prepared to reverse out if it ain't happening for you.  

- Get the basics nailed first, before venturing on into uncharted territory.  And, do listen to your partner too, as to what's flattering on you or not.    

 

MOD: apologies for not using multi.


Edited by BespokeKiwi - 10/22/14 at 1:47am
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Yeah I do prefer solids in general. I was thinking about getting brown in birdeseye instead of solid. Was going to get a blazer suit. Do you guys think birdeseye trousers would be usable as a separate? I think so, it adds some texture. So deciding between these two: http://www.dugdalebros.com/online-shop/new-fine-worsted-bunch-140/8972/  http://www.dugdalebros.com/online-shop/super-120s-bunch-137/8853/

 

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reposted my unfunded liabilities question here:

 

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Any opinions on the dugdale Super 120 + Cashmere bunch?

 

Currently debating a db blazer suit in brown in either New Fine Worsted solid or Birdseye from http://www.dugdalebros.com/online-shop/super-120s-bunch-137/8853/ or http://www.dugdalebros.com/online-shop/super-120s-and-cashmere-bunch-203/1320/

 

Also getting a sb 3 piece in navy birdseye deciding between the Royal Classic (http://www.dugdalebros.com/online-shop/royal-classic-bunch-130/9744/) and 120 + cashmere (http://www.dugdalebros.com/online-shop/super-120s-and-cashmere-bunch-203/1319/)

 

I got this impression that the whole cashmere and supers thing is mostly advertising, so I'm not sure if they are actually nicer. fwiw I'm not too bothered by the weight I think they are all within what I want. 


Edited by Isolation - 10/22/14 at 2:41am
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