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I'm just posting this here because I don't have full length and I want an opinion on the ensemble.




Jacket is Brioni and pocket square is Liberty - everything else is thrift or old.
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Besides Purseforum, there is The Fashion Spot. You can apply, but you'll be placed on a waiting list. Isn't @EliodA's wife a designer herself? She may be accepted faster than any regular IGent.

 

http://www.thefashionspot.com/join/

 

Indeed she is. Don't know if she already knows about this, or whether she's interested, but I'll pass it on. Thanks for the tip! :fonz:

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I'm just posting this here because I don't have full length and I want an opinion on the ensemble.




Jacket is Brioni and pocket square is Liberty - everything else is thrift or old.


I think that's pretty solid in this sense: navy/blue jacket, burnt orange/rust tie, cream square over blue shirt. Hard to quibble about that, IMO.

 

The bee is distracting though (is that what it is?), a bit too cute, but YMMV. I'm not so sure about the coat pattern either.

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I think that's pretty solid in this sense: navy/blue jacket, burnt orange/rust tie, cream square over blue shirt. Hard to quibble about that, IMO.

The bee is distracting though (is that what it is?), a bit too cute, but YMMV. I'm not so sure about the coat pattern either.

Haha it is a bee - I have a very big thing for bee motifs.
post #17780 of 37392
Thread Starter 

The fabric isn't my cup of tea, but if someone wants more brown neats (I don't know if you guys know this, but I already have many brown ties). But the price is tough to beat for a seven fold.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/450442/isaia-7-fold-brown-neat/0_20

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Next time, get everything and sell on B&S :devil: Most won't mind paying a small mark up.

 

I grabbed all I could that didn't have runs, with plans to sell them. But then I figured, when am I ever going to get 3 Drake's ties for less than $100 CAD? So I kept them all.

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:cry:

 

I'm not a thrifter at all, but somehow I do enjoy browsing Ebay for ties when I have time. (Possibly therapeutic...) And with patience — and luck — it's possible to find some really nice ones now and then.

 

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Color's the problem.  Red, yellow and purple/mauve r probably the least liked on the forums because of the associations with badly dressed pollies and celebrities. 

 

But isn't it that we consider them badly dressed precisely, or at least partly, because they wear those colours? Bit of a chicken egg story? My guess is, colours like yellow, red and mauve etc. don't work because a) they don't flatter any compexion and b) they create too jarring contrasts with 'typical' shades of grey and navy etc. But, that's nothing more than my guess.

Whether you like his style or not, Luca avoids these jarring contrasts by avoiding the typical business shades of grey and navy altogether. Thoughts?

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I would like nothing better than to swan around Napoli and Europe  in pastel yellows, greens and lavenders.  Makes me nostalgic for our friend ShoeArtist when I see fits that throw the color around like that.  

 I agree that yellow doesn't go with some complexions-  mine, for one- makes me look sallow  -  but yellow 'goes' with navy just fine IMO -  and lavender or pink with mid-lite grey, and red with both.  But IMO the cultural association with politics and CE, esp endless talking head interviews with earnest guys in ghastly pink, lavender and red ties badly knotted under mean  skinny collars -  massive turn-off and a Pavlovian association of those colors with careless dressing.

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Jfrat, I like that. Bumble bee and all.
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Hey guys - next week I am taking a trip to Auckland to the tailor to get some odd trousers and an odd jacket made. These will be the template for future luxire orders.

Please tell me EXACTLY what I should be getting from him (if possible).

I presume your will advise me to get light grey trousers to start with but I could be wrong smile.gif

So - what colors, patterns, fabrics, and styling options should I be going for?
post #17785 of 37392
Your pants seem to fit fairly well in your pictures and the cut is nice for your build....so stick with that.

As for the fabric, depends which season you want to wear them in. Light/mid grey is the obvious color choice for the odd trousers. For S/S, I really like fresco and light hopsacks. if you want something you can wear three seasons, I'd go with a light/mid weight flannel. Lambswool or something with a nice texture is what I would recommend.

Options: cuff height is personal preference and also depends on your height. I'm 6'3" and have 1.75", but could easily wear 2". I don't like 1.5" at all. I prefer button fly and lined to the knee. Belt loops, side adjusters, or brace buttons all depend on your preference.
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What happened with the Kent Wang plan? Though there isn't anything wrong with having multiple tailors. I had two I was going to for a while.
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What happened with the Kent Wang plan? Though there isn't anything wrong with having multiple tailors. I had two I was going to for a while.

Nothing - I got my suit yesterday and sent off the photos today smile.gif I plan to see what results from both. If the Kent Wang excels I will use him exclusively for everything. I have already picked out some fabrics I love.

What do you think of the blue with red check (second from top in the middle row) here for a jacket:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8484560777_fd3b184944_o.jpg
post #17788 of 37392
Thread Starter 
Beyond amazing. But I also own



so take that with a grain of salt. Linen+blue+windowpane, I'll drool over anything you put in front of me.

5984 is also really nice.
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Beyond amazing. But I also own



so take that with a grain of salt. Linen+blue+windowpane, I'll drool over anything you put in front of me.

I was just going through my list of fits from here that I love - to take to the tailor next week; this jacket of yours is one of the ones I chose smile.gif I love it. Is that a Kent Wang?
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What do you think of the blue with red check (second from top in the middle row) here for a jacket:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8484560777_fd3b184944_o.jpg

 

I'm not a fan (that means: DON'T DO IT! :D) Too loud and too limiting, IMO. From the middle row I like the bottom two: T107228 & T107229.

The right column: T107234, T107235 and if you don't own a proper solid dark blue/navy jacket yest, I'd go for T107239 or T107240.

The ones on the left don't appeal to me at all...

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