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Also on the flight peacing 'murka for 2 months. Jeepers...
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Also on the flight peacing 'murka for 2 months. Jeepers...

Where to?
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Heya folks,

 

Trying to get another "useful" thread going.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/485223/the-actively-discovering-new-brands-thread/0_20

 

In particular, if any of y'all is interested in trying out some German sold Italian grenadines or some Swedish sold Spanish shoes and reporting back to us, that would be swell. I think there are some other brands of interest mentioned there.

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Are those the new navy MOP from formosa? Didnayone ever take pics of them on the jacket?

 

Yep. Fresh out of the box. (I really like the little bags that Formosa makes for the buttons.)

 

 

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Fit looks good. Maybe we should try corozo next? Some of them have a beautiful caramel color

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We did brown buttons for the previous navy blazer GMTO (Drapers), so the group went for navy MOP for this second run.  I have to say those are really hard to capture on camera, but looks subtle but very chic in real life.  

 

Also, one can swap out buttons after a bit if tired of the navy buttons and looking to try something else. 

 

@Mr. Six , fit is impressive out of the box...

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@Mr. Six , fit is impressive out of the box...

I don't think he ever said such a nice thing when I posted....:mad:

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We did brown buttons for the previous navy blazer GMTO (Drapers), so the group went for navy MOP for this second run.  I have to say those are really hard to capture on camera, but looks subtle but very chic in real life.  

 

Also, one can swap out buttons after a bit if tired of the navy buttons and looking to try something else. 

 

@Mr. Six , fit is impressive out of the box...

 

Thanks! First impression is that they got the waist just right on this one. I might only need to have the sleeves taken up. 

 

I was skeptical about the buttons but shouldn't have been. They simultaneously blend because of the color and stand out because of the pearlescence. Great pick! The hopsack is also fantastic.

 

Have you done a Formosa with corozo?

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@venividivicibj 

 

http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Accessories/Ties/Navy-Bar-Stripe-HandRolled-Shantung-Tie.html

 

I'm pretty sure that's the same tie...maybe even same sewer (Italy). Shaya's ties are great and a bit cheaper than Viola Milano's

 

@davesmith  can tell you about the tie. Indeed, the green shantung triple stripe is really appealing...

 

http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Accessories/Ties/Green-Bar-Stripe-HandRolled-Shantung-Tie.html

 

Fabric is from Como, fully hand stitched in Italy, hand rolled edges, 3-fold. Made by the same company as Viola Milano.

 

If there's any other questions, ask away!

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I don't think he ever said such a nice thing when I posted....mad.gif

Well you also take your fit pics at an angle that could be described as the SF equivalent of upskirt, so that's not exactly helping your cause.
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@The Noodles, I think you have developed a strong grasp of the basics of color, texture, and pattern. You are able to put together very good suit/tie/PS combos all on your own. However, it seems to me that you still have not developed your own sense of style. One who frequents these forums may say that a person dresses like @Claghorn@VictorSFreturn or @in stitches. Each of these folks has a grasp of the fundamentals but also distinct characteristics that define their own style. These characteristics stem from preferences, background, or downright stubbornness to conform. You have done a whole lot lot conforming but very little standing your ground (not a bad thing for a new poster, but you are seasoned now). I think it's high time that you start experimenting (not with orphaned suit jackets) and coming up with things that define you. I wonder if I am the only one who thinks this. 

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By the by, I make this recommendation fully understanding that you are providing a unique situation for this forum. That is to say, you are developing here for all to see, critique on, and examine. That being the case, I think it is a wonderful opportunity to see the evolution of someone developing their own sense of style on a public forum as well. No better time than now.

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The Noodle: a crotchless trouser from Luxire.

 

Also, one of the criticisms (which I don't understand) of @in stitches is that his CM game never really coalesced into any "personal style." I've never understood that this is a bad thing. I think it might be true--that, if one were to lay out some items, sans the wearer, we'd be able to say, "oh, that's stitchy"--but that's just a feeling and I'm not sure I can explain it (and therefore trust it). I will say that his MC Casual and SWD stuff seems to convey more Stitchy-ness for whatever reason.

 

Regardless, developing a personal sense of style is an interesting and somewhat nebulous concept.

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