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post #17236 of 37396
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Thanks for your comments! I should add first though that it's a charcoal gunclub (gasp a gray SC? I can see it has a bluish hue though idk anymore). Does that change your thoughts on the PS any? I quite liked the fit I thought I'd done good this time, simple but relatively tasteful, but I didn't get many thumbs it seems. frown.gif

Included picture here for good measure:

 

I have no beef with a gray SC, but that one's a very cool gray. I still the the PS is too vivid, which is the biggest problem with it.

 

People like the weirdest things. I think the only thing of mine that got into the 20+ thread involved tan balmorals, an odd jacket, a large-scale paisley tie, and cranberry-colored corduroys.

 

But I think one natural, relaxed full length (not such an easy photo to make, but practice helps) and one close-up would serve better a torso shot and an oddly cropped full length. That would probably be likely to get good feedback.

post #17237 of 37396
The boots are fine, jfrater, just not with that suit.

Sorry about the job rejection, Noodles.
post #17238 of 37396

Hi chaps, looking for a plain olive tie, sort of like what jfrater posted. Similar colour, but with either minimal or irregular texture - so grenadines are out. There was a nice twillish silk swatch which Vanda sent me a while back, but I assume they're out of the fabric as I can't find the tie on their website anymore. More silk than wool, 3.5 inches or wider. Any ideas?

post #17239 of 37396
Jfrat, that full length fit is your best yet. Agree that the shoes are wrong there, but the top block combo is on point.

Sorry bout the no go on teh job, Noodle man. : (
post #17240 of 37396
Soooo, both of the dang staple navy cloths from Edios are out of stock. Back to the drawing board.
post #17241 of 37396
Don't worry about me folks.
I knew it was a long shot anyways.
And I am at a good place.
But I jUST wanted mo dough for mo Formosa...
post #17242 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Soooo, both of the dang staple navy cloths from Edios are out of stock. Back to the drawing board.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Don't worry about me folks.
I knew it was a long shot anyways.
And I am at a good place.
But I jUST wanted mo dough for mo Formosa...

El Oh El
post #17243 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post


Thanks for your comments! I should add first though that it's a charcoal gunclub (gasp a gray SC? I can see it has a bluish hue though idk anymore). Does that change your thoughts on the PS any? I quite liked the fit I thought I'd done good this time, simple but relatively tasteful, but I didn't get many thumbs it seems. frown.gif

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I kinda like this. Wish the tie was a little wider though. 

post #17244 of 37396
How many gents in the east coast still wear their jackets? I have ditched mine for sweaters and thick coats.
post #17245 of 37396
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

How many gents in the east coast still wear their jackets? I have ditched mine for sweaters and thick coats.

 

What's the difference between a jacket and a thick coat?

Are you referring to suit jackets or to overcoats or what?

post #17246 of 37396

The last couple of days have been brutal.  3/4 length topcoat, heavyweight wool sweater, OCBD, and homemade XL scarf with flannels or tweed trous, merino wool socks and insulated boots.  

 

Random question: Does it make sense to extend trouser linings down the full length of the leg for additional warmth?  I was thinking about doing that for my tweed fabrics anyway because of the rough texture, but slightly more insulation would be great too.  I love walking to work, but the last 1/4 mile was torturous yesterday.  Help me avoid long johns, folks. 

post #17247 of 37396
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The last couple of days have been brutal.  3/4 length topcoat, heavyweight wool sweater, OCBD, and homemade XL scarf with flannels or tweed trous, merino wool socks and insulated boots.  

 

Random question: Does it make sense to extend trouser linings down the full length of the leg for additional warmth?  I was thinking about doing that for my tweed fabrics anyway because of the rough texture, but slightly more insulation would be great too.  I love walking to work, but the last 1/4 mile was torturous yesterday.  Help me avoid long johns, folks. 

 

Why not just get leg warmers to wear between your ankles and knees and take them off when you get to work? They'd fit under your pants and wouldn't be visible.

post #17248 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Nobody in their right mind would hate that shirt. I have it and it will be the first shirt I wear with my tobacco fresco suit, which should be here soon.

Late to the party but a resounding amen to that, on both accounts. Just waiting for the tobacco fresco to make an appearance.
post #17249 of 37396
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Why not just get leg warmers to wear between your ankles and knees and take them off when you get to work? They'd fit under your pants and wouldn't be visible.

4 years removed from a lifetime in the south and I'm still acculturating.  Didn't know such a thing existed.  I'll look into it but still curious about any downsides to extending trouser lining. 

post #17250 of 37396
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Originally Posted by LoKey View Post
 

4 years removed from a lifetime in the south and I'm still acculturating.  Didn't know such a thing existed.  I'll look into it but still curious about any downsides to extending trouser lining

 

Your legs will be too warm when you're indoors and essentially make those pants more palatable in only much colder climes. 

 

In the winter, when it's mucky out, people often wear a pair of insulated tall boots in to work and change into dress shoes at work. Keeps the nice shoes from getting all salty and gross too. Besides, topy/leather soles are awful for grip on ice. Even dainite has issues.

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