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post #21331 of 37395
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

C'mon noodle bros, you guys now me better than this. :rotflmao:

 

Are you sure this is not some retrospective historical method you are trying to use?

 

I am pretty sure you were dead serious about wearing the flannel in the summer. 

post #21332 of 37395
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

Apologies, on my phone and not sure how to multi quote. Randomly on a redeye out of LA right now. Stopped in to meet Ian today and check out the inventory (ordered many things in the past). His stock is insane. You can get lost in the website, but he will be rolling out a new version soon. Such an under utilized SF resource.


@TheWorldsFinest tagging him so he can give a quick plug and then retreat to his thread.

It was a pleasure meeting Dan at the space yesterday. He has great taste and for sure a member that helps make SF a great and unique forum!

Best,

Ian
ShopTheFinest.com
post #21333 of 37395
Noodles, there's nothing wrong with wearing that shirt with that suit. The neat looked better than the stripe, though. Although CM stated his opinion emphatically, that shouldn't give it any more weight than others. Ultimately, though, if you don't like the combination, then don't wear it.

I don't understand this notion that shoes truly reveal the character/quality of a person. This seems more a reflection of the priorities and predilections of the viewer than anything else.
post #21334 of 37395
I think it just needs to be a coherent outfit from top to bottom in terms of silhouette and quality. Otherwise, some item will stick out too much.

I know some of the original shoe comments were made specifically toward Claghorn. My comment is made towards no one specific.
post #21335 of 37395

Quality and price are not the same thing though. Having a bespoke suit doesn't mean that anything other than bespoke shoes will look out of place.

 

It's a case by case thing for fits. Clags most recent fit had meermins and I thought they looked great. Saying that G&G's would elevate the fit, while potentially true, just sounds bizarre.

post #21336 of 37395
Yes, agreed about quality and price. I'm not sure if that reply was directed at me or not so I just want to clarify that my point has nothing to do with that.

There's also poor quality bespoke work done out there, too.
post #21337 of 37395

It was to you but more so to the conversation going on. I definitely understand that some shoes/lasts 'let down' a fit and this has been said for some of the fits I've posted with AE's. In many cases though, it's picking a non existent nit.

I feel like it's a new development on the forum tbh. Not that the last isn't a good fit, but as people have been able to identify shoes and what the wearer spends on the rest of the wardrobe, it's like "oh those are only Loakes/Meermins, would be better with GG's".


Just my jetlagged $0.02

post #21338 of 37395
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

I think it just needs to be a coherent outfit from top to bottom in terms of silhouette and quality. Otherwise, some item will stick out too much.

Strongly agree on the first point. Aesthetic coherence is a must. And since, in our particular hobby, our reactions to the aesthetics of a look are mitigated by our understanding of the CM tradition, some coherence in this regard is necessary as well.

I agree with the second point as well, but there is a great deal more flexibility here than in your first point. I don't think our brains, when looking at an outfit as a whole (rather than decomposing it into parts) will register a sense of incoherence at a someone in Hunstman bespoke and Loake 1880s or someone else in a Suit Supply suit and Edward Green Galways.

But there certainly would be incoherence in a man wearing Men's Warehouse and EG or Huntsman and Cole Haan.
post #21339 of 37395
I don't think this is all necessarily linked to money. To some people there are significant ascetic differences between what some may say bulky, blobby AE lasts and finishing vs something from EG, GG, CJ, Vass, etc. which they would consider more sleek or elegant.

Just like with colors and patterns some people notice or care about this more than others. To those people, a trim modern (but still CM traditional - not GQ) fit may be "ruined" by a bulky blobby shoe regardless of brand/price.
post #21340 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

But there certainly would be incoherence in a man wearing Men's Warehouse and EG or Huntsman and Cole Haan.

I should have explained in more depth, but it's this quoted type of quality difference that I meant in my post.
post #21341 of 37395

I think that was the point, i.e. that it's a last thing, not a cost/brand thing. The former is an aesthetic criticism that has its place IMHO.

 

@Sotiris

post #21342 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

 Some people have to. Especially in larger cities where public transportation is relied on, walking and spending time outside is a necessity.

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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

Exactly. Especially if you want to have any form of a social life during the work week.


Certainly the above is understandable. To re-emphasize my point, I do not have to do that. It's always 67 and fluorescent where I work and the social life revolves around what crappy food is in the doctor's dining room.
So weight in fabric matters not to me.
Hot is hot. 9oz vs 12 oz probably isn't going to be an appreciable difference. Open weave maybe more so. 9ov vs 18-20oz tweed. Yes.
post #21343 of 37395
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I think that was the point, i.e. that it's a last thing, not a cost/brand thing. The former is an aesthetic criticism that has its place IMHO.

@Sotiris

That's fine I guess I was just confused by you also stating that doing so is often picking a non existant nit. That just stood out to me as a little bit inconsistent.
post #21344 of 37395
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Although CM stated his opinion emphatically, that shouldn't give it any more weight than others.

 

This is true. The fact that I'm right should, though. :D

post #21345 of 37395
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

Apologies, on my phone and not sure how to multi quote. Randomly on a redeye out of LA right now. Stopped in to meet Ian today and check out the inventory (ordered many things in the past). His stock is insane. You can get lost in the website, but he will be rolling out a new version soon. Such an under utilized SF resource.

Under utilized? I probably have 40 shirts in my closet from STF. Its my go to place for shirts. And yeah, Ian is one of the nicest guys out there.

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What happened today, guys? I made it through about 30 of 168 unread posts and gave up on my crappy home DSL.

Yes, I will be asking this question regularly with my new schedule not allowing for near the web time I used to have.
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