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Is this better?



Incidentally I don't actually have any light gray trousers. Can you guys suggest four pants fabrics from lucite that I should get made?
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Yes.
Much.

 

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Is this better?
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Incidentally I don't actually have any light gray trousers. Can you guys suggest four pants fabrics from lucite that I should get made?
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I just got a look at jfrater's jacket in a full-fat pic on my computer. NOPE. Sorry, hoss, but that is an unlovely fabric IMO. Both pattern and texture leave much to be desired.
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iso: I like the rusty tie better. Note how much better the combination looks with the jacket open. Try a paler blue for the shirt. I like the cream silk (?) hank with this jacket.

jfrater: The jacket's fabric doesn't look great, at least not in this context. Is it a raw silk? The shirt pattern isn't doing you any favors in this context, either. Plus one on the rumply trousers. I like the hank with that tie.

stitchy: Stop hating on the knittery

re button-downs, no one needs a button-down. Ever.[/quote

I think the jacket is wool - it doesn't say. Is there a thread that would help me know what jackets I need?
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I just got a look at jfrater's jacket in a full-fat pic on my computer. NOPE. Sorry, hoss, but that is an unlovely fabric IMO. Both pattern and texture leave much to be desired.

Consider it gone. How's this? It's belvest.

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Thanks guys.

 

Re Newcomer. Thanks! I agree with your comments, but I must say this (and other members on this thread have heard me ramble on this already): This is a personal choice in the sense that it is a personal personal choice as opposed to a personal aesthetic choice, but ignoring what people generally think looks good on most men, I prefer, for myself, a defined waisted and flared skirt, and a more feminine silhouette. The degree of this I want, and whether I can do this without obnoxious pulls and creases is something I plan on figuring out, but generally speaking that's something I want that I know a lot of people on SF don't, and that I'm not likely to change my mind on.

 

Obviously that doesn't mean I plan to ignore everyone and never less waist suppression, it just means my end goal will not be to create something with a different kind of silhouette but rather, to create that silhouette in a more elegant manner.

 

The blue shirt I was wearing actually was a small check design. Usually to pair shirts with SCs, instead of getting an OCBD I get the shirt more casual using slightly bolder checks and stripes: 

 

 

But this coat is so busy that I thought it was not possible. You know what I really wanted to wear? A linen shirt, but of course that makes supposedly no seasonal sense, though I wonder if it is since at one point all shirts were linen. Anyway that aside, I didn't have anything that isn't spread collar that's suitable color/patternwise so.. meh.

 

I do usually wear my SCs unbuttoned/buttoned based on mood situation. I guess I button when it's cold, unbutton indoors, that kind of thing? I do like to go tieless I've actually specifically tried to wear more ties because I go tieless so often and my tie game is, as you can see, very subpar.

 

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Consider it gone. How's this?
 
 
I like this much better. I was just thinking how a dark brown tie would be good. I do think you could go with a non white square. In fact I personally think a TV fold is a bit too formal for patterned SCs, I think something in puff would be better. imo anyway.
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Thanks guys.

Re Newcomer. Thanks! I agree with your comments, but I must say this (and other members on this thread have heard me ramble on this already): This is a personal choice in the sense that it is a personal personal choice as opposed to a personal aesthetic choice, but ignoring what people generally think looks good on most men, I prefer, for myself, a defined waisted and flared skirt, and a more feminine silhouette. The degree of this I want, and whether I can do this without obnoxious pulls and creases is something I plan on figuring out, but generally speaking that's something I want that I know a lot of people on SF don't, and that I'm not likely to change my mind on.

Obviously that doesn't mean I plan to ignore everyone and never less waist suppression, it just means my end goal will not be to create something with a different kind of silhouette but rather, to create that silhouette in a more elegant manner.

The blue shirt I was wearing actually was a small check design. Usually to pair shirts with SCs, instead of getting an OCBD I get the shirt more casual using slightly bolder checks and stripes: 




But this coat is so busy that I thought it was not possible. You know what I really wanted to wear? A linen shirt, but of course that makes supposedly no seasonal sense, though I wonder if it is since at one point all shirts were linen. Anyway that aside, I didn't have anything that isn't spread collar that's suitable color/patternwise so.. meh.

I do usually wear my SCs unbuttoned/buttoned based on mood situation. I guess I button when it's cold, unbutton indoors, that kind of thing? I do like to go tieless I've actually specifically tried to wear more ties because I go tieless so often and my tie game is, as you can see, very subpar.

I love your jacket btw - where does one find something similar?

Here's another option with a pochette:

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Thoughts on these jackets guys?

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All we can really judge from that picture is fabric and pattern, but I think the top tweed and the middle dark blue check could potentially be quite good.  Lighter blue is a tough look that some folks (Claghorn) pull off really well, but it's not easy and I could not do it.  The jacket on the far right is probably impossible to wear well. 

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Thoughts on these jackets guys?


jf, top one looks promising indeed

What's the details?
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

All we can really judge from that picture is fabric and pattern, but I think the top tweed and the middle dark blue check could potentially be quite good.  Lighter blue is a tough look that some folks (Claghorn) pull off really well, but it's not easy and I could not do it.  The jacket on the far right is probably impossible to wear well. 

I have seen a pic of clag in light blue and it looks great - not sure I'm ready to try that myself yet smile.gif I'll see what I can do with the others. I definitely need light grey pants!
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jfrater, the double windowpane is okay. For me it's in the no-man's land between suiting and jacketing. It's certainly a step up from the previous jacket, though. As for the five others, perhaps the pale blue for the spring and summer. The irregular herringbone is not to my taste, but I certainly wouldn't call it tasteless. The blue check is just okay. The red check, well, if I had 50 jackets, I'm not sure that would be among them. Sorry.
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jfrater, the double windowpane is okay. For me it's in the no-man's land between suiting and jacketing. It's certainly a step up from the previous jacket, though. As for the five others, perhaps the pale blue for the spring and summer. The irregular herringbone is not to my taste, but I certainly wouldn't call it tasteless. The blue check is just okay. The red check, well, if I had 50 jackets, I'm not sure that would be among them. Sorry.

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jstar, I think only the brown jacket is good. That pink jacket reminds me of the curtains in my living room. :crazy:

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jf, top one looks promising indeed

What's the details?

It's cantarelli pure cashmere. Here's a closeup



It's slightly warmer in color than the pic
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@in stitches, I'm curious on why you don't plan on buying any off-white shirts.

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