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post #19186 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Kira View Post

A few questions:

1. For double cuffs, should a tall person (6'0 with 25" sleeves) expose the entire cuff or enough to show the cufflink?

2. What do you use for hand washing your own clothes? I read some of the other threads, and they recommended a diluted solution of white vinegar and cold water. The problem resides in the MOP buttons on the shirts. Some SFers reported the acid "eating" the buttons.

Don't show the entire cuff lol. Often you won't even see the cuff link either, unless the buttonholes is placed all the way at the front. Just show as much cuff as you normally do.
post #19187 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I twill in winter. When people ask about it, I tell them I'm twintering. The answer is so convincing, there's never a follow up question.

I think thats because they are not sure about the stability of your mental state. That said, I definitely twinter all the time myself.
post #19188 of 37396
Thread Starter 

@Cleav and others

 

Dressing for TV and /being recorded, what should be avoided?

 

I know graph checks. Anything else?

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

@Cleav
and others

Dressing for TV and /being recorded, what should be avoided?

I know graph checks. Anything else?

Tweeds/herringbones/ P of Wales, etc are awful as they give out that shimmer/dazzle/pixelation for want of a better expression

Black, just saying, is very bad not for any other reason that it wipes you out on screen.

Blue (sometimes green nowadays) is a problem depending on what you're doing. You know the weather guy pointing at a virtual screen? That is 'normally' a blue/or green back drop so anything you're wearing blue/green will be lost replaced by the weather map. I used to struggle quite a lot as I like blue so much.

It's called Chroma key.

You acting or adding insight to an in-depth journalist's expose? I was going to suggest the latter but on reflection you could easily master both...
post #19190 of 37396
Thread Starter 

My lectures are being recorded to integrate into a hybrid class. In one of the classrooms (actually an auditorium as there are 200+ students) there will be a projection screen directly behind where I walk, though I think it's about head height. In the other classroom, the projection screen is above a chalkboard and a few feet above head height. So I don't think I need to worry about background much (will not wear any green jackets in that room). Probably won't wear brown jackets in the auditorium as, outside of the projection screen, everything is pretty much light brown wood.

post #19191 of 37396

Pretty much what you and Cleav already said--I'm doing the same for a blended seminar I'll be teaching next fall, though in my classroom everything (walls, ceiling, white boards) is a bright, ugly off-white.  I therefore try to avoid white shirts or any kind of "shiny" textures. As you noted, small patterns don't translate to video very well, though in ties they'll just read as solid and won't cause any major issues. 

 

Luckily, your favorite idiom (blue SC, muted striped shirt, brown tie) will work pretty well, I think.  Navy might read as black on video, but that's not the worst outcome.  

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I'd avoid overly dark jackets. Bright, happy solid colours are probably the way to go. Just check out newsreaders and chat show hosts. For instance, primary red is a colour we normally avoid outside of a Friday Challenge. But it looks good on TV.

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There's a great scene in "Broadcast News" where William Hurt's dumbo cadet newsreader gets told he's going to chair a special breaking-news report. It's his first crack at the big time. What's the very first thing he does? He goes to his office and starts picking out shirts and ties.

 

His clothes in that movie are really good BTW.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

My lectures are being recorded to integrate into a hybrid class. In one of the classrooms (actually an auditorium as there are 200+ students) there will be a projection screen directly behind where I walk, though I think it's about head height. In the other classroom, the projection screen is above a chalkboard and a few feet above head height. So I don't think I need to worry about background much (will not wear any green jackets in that room). Probably won't wear brown jackets in the auditorium as, outside of the projection screen, everything is pretty much light brown wood.


I work in TV news - in my experience, I would avoid are bright red because it can "bleed" on camera and anything with a bold pattern. Other than that you should be fine. Unless, as Cleav mentioned, you're going to be using chroma. 

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Avoid anything you've ever seen on SportsCenter during football season pre-game coverage and you're already off to a great start.
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Matt Lauer's dress game has been impressive lately (past year or so if my memory serves me correct).
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Thread Starter 

I think there will be between 5 and 8 recorded. One already is. Probably going to stick to navy and blue jackets, brown/green/burgundy ties, and solid or pencil striped shirts (assuming that that will resolve to solid and not get all weird and distorted). So pretty much what I always wear.

 

This is stupid, I know, but I worry about wearing the same piece of clothing in two different videos. Everything is getting recorded twice, too, to make it complicated (two different sections).

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I wouldn't worry about pencil striped shirts. Considering the lighting and camera likely to be used, it will look like a solid. And if it's just being filmed with a static wide shot, there won't be any problems.

post #19199 of 37396
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

Matt Lauer's dress game has been impressive lately (past year or so if my memory serves me correct).

 

He developed his taste for clothing working as a young man in the famous Greenwich, CT men's department store Richard's...and to my knowledge still does most of his shopping there. And I agree...he has been pretty solid recently.

 

Richard's is a nice store but I always cringe seeing people spending serious dough on stuff like Kiton/Brioni when there is so much better out there in terms of quality, style, and most importantly bespoke fit. They are owned by the same management as Wilkes-Bashford in SF. 

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He developed his taste for clothing working as a young man in the famous Greenwich, CT men's department store Richard's...and to my knowledge still does most of his shopping there. And I agree...he has been pretty solid recently.

Richard's is a nice store but I always cringe seeing people spending serious dough on stuff like Kiton/Brioni when there is so much better out there in terms of quality, style, and most importantly bespoke fit. They are owned by the same management as Wilkes-Bashford in SF. 

I appreciate the background
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