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This seems to be the question, indeed. I'd say certainly not fashion forward, but of course I want to avoid looking like an old man... From the comments so far, it seems acceptable. Now, I have to get used to it biggrin.gif


Don, I think with a single breasted SC a low gorge is less desirable because of the downward pointing lines which leaves a sad and tired impression to my eyes. You don't have that with DB of course.
FWIW, I think the lapels/gorges of the SC you posted are still acceptable, albeit perhaps not fashionably high.
You'd think it should be possible to have a low(er) gorge without having the feature of downward sloping lines, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Every picture I've seen of an older SC with lower gorge than today's seem to have that kind of shape (not the same angle as today's gorges that is).
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post
 

Thanks, at $25 a hole I think it's tricky to justify..

 

PS haven't forgotten about the Eidos jakcet comparison, will get something up tonight

 

That is absurd.  I pay $15 per in Boston and that is not cheap by national standards.  FWIW, I do get working buttonholes on Formosa.  If I buy a suit that is predominately handmade, then I like to carry that throughout the suit.  Everything else, I don't bother.  

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Those look great. I'm still searching for the ideal black loafer. I wish carmina made this one in black leather, it looks perfect to me:

 

Those loafers would look great with the combination you described.  And if you are indoors, everyone will think they are black.  

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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

That is absurd.  I pay $15 per in Boston and that is not cheap by national standards.  FWIW, I do get working buttonholes on Formosa.  If I buy a suit that is predominately handmade, then I like to carry that throughout the suit.  Everything else, I don't bother.  

Same here, word for word.
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post


You'd think it should be possible to have a low(er) gorge without having the feature of downward sloping lines, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Every picture I've seen of an older SC with lower gorge than today's seem to have that kind of shape (not the same angle as today's gorges that is).


The disadvantage of a low gorge is that there is, I think, a natural tendency of the eye to follow the lapel up and a gorge  breaks that line. Too low, and it breaks too early in a displeasing way. So, I think there's something to be said for the higher gorges seen so often these days.

 

Poets think a lot about when to end a line. If one ends it to soon, there are aesthetic consequences. Seems a reasonable analogy to the lines that define the shape and form of a SC. 

 

It's interesting if the gorge placement really alters one's perception of a person's height. Maybe a skilled Noodler might doctor something in Photoshop to demonstrate?

 

DonR: given the angle of that photo on the SC (from above), I'm not sure we can tell how low that gorge is.

post #22311 of 37395
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Can't believe you spent all that money.  Don't you know you look like complete shit?  So frumpy..  Burn it.  ANd go to the fucking gym. You are built like a 45 year old suburban housewife 

 

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@noodles is that a PM?

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yup. I guess I had it coming.

I didn't know I was so voluptuous...:rotflmao:

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yup. I guess I had it coming.

I didn't know I was so voluptuous...:rotflmao:

 

Who sent that to you?

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It came from a troll account. It's been reported to the mods. 

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Funny, I've gotten a trolling PM recently too. Wonder if it's the same account.

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My face is fairly narrow at the top, so I tend to go for narrower frames (derp). There is also a similar pair I'm considering, with a slightly more substantial construction and just a few mm wider http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/accessories/eyewear/noblesse-oblige-sunglasses-in-tortoise-brown.html. Not sure I like that my eyes are so visible through these. I thought part of the idea was to retain an air of mystery (and also to be able to do a little clandestine ogling when appropriate). Thoughts?
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Noodles, if you're having an issue with another member privately, keep it private. It's best for everyone that way. Yourself included.

That said, I agree with Murl regarding the knit tie and the PoW suit.
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Oh shoot, my bad! 

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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post
 

I'm dropping off a few things at the tailor this afternoon. Would it be foolish not to get working button holes on the Formosa? I like them, but they're not exactly cheap at this tailor...

 

I've just had the buttons attached on all my Formosa jackets, after shortening the sleeves. I'm repeating myself (I'm not sure if it was here or the NMWA thread) but since my tailor wasn't going to do hand-made button holes like the ones from Formosa anyway it was going to be mismatched in one direction or another so I didn't see the point of paying for buttonholes.

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