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SeaJen, for some reason I assumed you were a surprisingly well-dressed engineer not logician (nice move, by the way).

I am an engineer. Formal methods was my thing for a while. Not sure how to take the surprisingly, though ;)

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That's what I mean. If I advise students to do exercises, readings, etc. for their own good (in the end), but dont grade them on those things right then, they dont do it. As if there is nothing they should be doing that isn't directly graded.


Yes, seems like this is common. One professor actually claimed that a class full of students asked him to give them quizzes on the reading periodically because otherwise they wouldn't do it. Those are some moto students, right there.

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TweedyProf, that Vanda brown challis is awesome--reminds me of probably the best tie Henry Carter has made to this point. 

 

One way to brighten up winter fits while still staying seasonal is with good ancient madder.  I've doubled down on brown wool and cashmere recently, but my next tie for fall/winter is this: http://www.pantaclothing.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=mad14

 

If you aren't one of those people who hate paisley, this Calabrese from NMWA is a steal:

http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/accessories/neckties/forest-green-self-tipped-wool-tie-rust-cream-paisley-print.html

 

If my fall/winter wardobe weren't so dominated by green already, it would be mine. 

 

Great collection that you have already!


Madders are nice though for me that green is a bit too bright but it might be the lighting in the photography.

 

The NMWA is great, I'm just waiting to see Stitches post a fit with it and then all of us will be trying to buy it. The paisley's are small enough that I would consider it though I've yet to see a genuinely (large scale) paisley tie I like (with one exception).

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I am an engineer. Formal methods was my thing for a while. Not sure how to take the surprisingly, though ;)


"surprisingly" has narrow scope (i.e. low expectations of engineers not of you).

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Yes, seems like this is common. One professor actually claimed that a class full of students asked him to give them quizzes on the reading periodically because otherwise they wouldn't do it. Those are some moto students, right there.


Student to Colleague: Can I postpone my exam? I don't feel like studying.

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Student to Colleague: Can I postpone my exam? I don't feel like studying.

:facepalm:

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There's the tailor's advice thread which I think used to have more posts by Despos and someone else (a Philly based tailor, maybe?), but is still a pretty good source.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions

Looks like Despos still posts there.

It's a valuable resource, for sure, but I was wondering if the pertinent advice was aggregated more succinctly. A cliffs notes of it, as it were.

 

To the best of my knowledge there is no tailoring equivalent to the "Coherent Combinations" thread.  The tailoring thread is intended not as an introduction to the subject but as a way of getting advice about particular fits, which is quite different.

 

I think for the most part the information in the Coherent Combinations thread is non-controversial.  I wonder if the same degree of unanimity could be achieved in a tailoring thread, given, for example, the tendency toward tighter trousers and shorter jackets in recent decades.  I suspect there might be generational differences of opinion regarding what looks good.  That’s purely speculative, of course.
 

Cheers,
 

Ac

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Student to Colleague: Can I postpone my exam? I don't feel like studying.

 

When higher education is a commodity and our students are our "customers," this is what we get. 

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No Man Walks Alone has some great, accessible articles on fit and style.  Not a ton of detail, but a good starting point on how a jacket, shirt, and trousers should fit. 

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I have that brown Vanda challis and it's pretty great.

 

Regarding fit, there's the thread on how trousers should fit. There's also this archived article by Manton: https://web.archive.org/web/20090204180928/http://www.ctda.com/newsite/why-2.htm. Unfortunately, it doesn't have photos like the Coherent Combos or trouser fit threads. It does have a useful verbal description of fit, however.

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I have that brown Vanda challis and it's pretty great.

 

Regarding fit, there's the thread on how trousers should fit. There's also this archived article by Manton: https://web.archive.org/web/20090204180928/http://www.ctda.com/newsite/why-2.htm. Unfortunately, it doesn't have photos like the Coherent Combos or trouser fit threads. It does have a useful verbal description of fit, however.


Pic please (of the challis).

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There's also this with regard to how trousers should fit...

 

http://putthison.com/post/18794580651/how-pants-should-fit-its-much-easier-to-get

 

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Echoing Greg's sentiment on Tweedy's winter tie assortment.

A2, agreed. I think there is far more variation when it comes to fit than there is to coherent combinations. Much harder to define. As a quick example, Id say that both O/O's and Nick P's clothes fit just right and yet they are miles apart. And those are just 2 extremes, there is plenty of room in the middle too.

Its just harder to define within specific set guidelines. The best way to learn is to post pics and get feedback on issues. My 2 cents anyways
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As the process of purchasing my suits for my rotation is well underway, I am starting to look at shoes.

 

Some suggestions have already been made earlier in this thread. It seems calfskin captoe oxfords are the workplace staple. As I effectively have NO FORMAL SHOES at the moment, I will be looking to purchase two pairs of high quality staples. Ideally, one black and one brown.

 

Loakes has been suggested to me as a starting point.

 

Can I wear brown suede shoes in the workplace?

 

Thanks,

 

Jake

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