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You do make a good point.
There is no signature Noodles look. But I wonder how I can inject it when I am stuck in a suit. The OJT experiment was just a one time thing. Like @archibaldleach said, I should continue to focus on building up my suit collection. I do not want to divert resources away from that by getting SCS for now.
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Thread Starter 

Well, it's also tough for you to develop a signature look (not that it's needed) since you've felt you were constrained by your workplace's dress code.

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

 

I don't think I've seen pictures of yours pre-tailoring.  I think the pic you posted today was a great fit btw

 

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Have you done a Formosa with corozo?

 

A few for the rack.  The navy solaro currently on the site, the wool/cashmere Delfino gunclub, the Caccioppoli glenplaid

 

  

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Well, it's also tough for you to develop a signature look (not that it's needed) since you've felt you were constrained by your workplace's dress code.

 

I could be wrong, but this doesn't seem to be as big a challenge as it might seem (unless there are some rules I haven't ascertained based on how Noods dresses). The variety of suits and ties he has worn would seem to suggest a lot of leeway in the dress code. Even if not, casual clothes are as much a part of style as work clothes and may be a good opportunity for growth. I know it has been discussed before.

 

Also, on your previous comment, you make a good point about the nebulous nature of personal style. As a counter-point, I might say that even though we may not have developed a rigid definition for the term, it is a real phenomenon. It may present itself as a peculiar quirk such as preferring to only wear spread collards even with SCs, or perhaps simply as seeing something and saying "Oh, I bet (blank) would wear that." 

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^^ I like the one on the Solaro. (And since the Caccioppoli glenplaid is hanging in my closet, a big "duh" to me.)

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I am not aware that I have style to begin with, let alone any distinct kind of style. :/

If I were to profess having any kind of distinct style, it would really be about fit, coherency and textures. I like to mix things up a lot item wise, different colors and patterns... so I cant really say I have a specific "look" nor am I convinced that I want one. Eat it, haetrz.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

I am not aware that I have style to begin with, let alone any distinct kind of style. :/

If I were to profess having any kind of distinct style, it would really be about fit, coherency and textures. I like to mix things up a lot item wise, different colors and patterns... so I cant really say I have a specific "look" nor am I convinced that I want one. Eat it, haetrz.


Fine, you haz no stile. Happy?

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

You do make a good point.
There is no signature Noodles look. But I wonder how I can inject it when I am stuck in a suit. The OJT experiment was just a one time thing. Like @archibaldleach said, I should continue to focus on building up my suit collection. I do not want to divert resources away from that by getting SCS for now.

Your instincts are right here. I do think a "Noodles" look would be cool to see (we probably get it a bit with your evolved and much improved tie wardrobe), but it's also a lot easier to have a signature look when you've had more time (and money) to acquire all of the items you want. I also think that our styles can depict our circumstances. If you wear a suit 5 days a week and dress up for church, that's basically 6 days a week you are in a suit. I suppose you could get a sport coat or two for weekends (I encourage this when the time is right), but suits are a way higher priority and your signature look will probably be suit and tie versus some on here who wear blue odd jackets or tweed regularly. I tend to wear a sport coat and tie to church most of the time since I don't have to dress beyond business casual for work, but if I worked in a place that required suits everyday, I'd wear a suit. My business casual circumstances have made sport coats a higher priority for me than suits. I think your circumstances mean the opposite.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

You do make a good point.
There is no signature Noodles look. But I wonder how I can inject it when I am stuck in a suit. The OJT experiment was just a one time thing. Like @archibaldleach said, I should continue to focus on building up my suit collection. I do not want to divert resources away from that by getting SCS for now.


Plenty of people have their own style and wear suits almost exclusively.

post #24415 of 37395

Gents, now that I've landed in London, it seems I shall need a rain coat.

 

Is there really no equal to Burberry's gabardine trench? I don't know if it's classic, or passé..

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Fine, you haz no stile. Happy?

No not really. frown.gif
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So the things I put together (ties, shirts, PSs, suits, shoes) are subconsciously being put together based on my recollection of what I have seen other members wore?! I picture what I am going to wear the night before but I cannot say whether or not I am subconsciously referencing what I have seen.

I am having a real hard time picking out ties nowadays. Ties that I know would be popular in SF do not appeal to me. Maybe this is a sign of small growth or maybe not. Lately, I have been surfing the web looking for ties that catches my eyes.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Ties that I know would be popular in SF do not appeal to me. Maybe this is a sign of small growth or maybe not.

 

It would certainly be interesting to see. 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

I am not aware that I have style to begin with, let alone any distinct kind of style. :/

If I were to profess having any kind of distinct style, it would really be about fit, coherency and textures. I like to mix things up a lot item wise, different colors and patterns... so I cant really say I have a specific "look" nor am I convinced that I want one. Eat it, haetrz.

From what I've seen (lurking more when you first joined and now posting much more regularly), regardless of what you want to call it, I would say you have learned a lot and used this knowledge to figure out what you like and what rules you are comfortable breaking. I'm not sure I could define your style, but, based on my observation, your preferred mode of dress seems to be odd jackets or casual suits when you're in a CM context. The coherence of your outfits and quality of combinations have definitely gone up over time, but generally when I look at your pictures I just see a well-dressed guy. I think that for a lot of us, it comes down to educating ourselves and figuring out a range of preferences for certain things versus a signature look or trait.

Claghorn has his general love of blue jackets and dislike of conservative suiting. I'd say boldness and blackwatch define AAS pretty well (that and the bit loafers). Some of the academic types are really into tweed and corduroy and dislike CBD. Others wear CBD almost exclusively due to office requirements or preference and dislike the more rustic stuff. I'm not sure where I fit into all of this, but I tend to think that I like a lot of things and what I reach for depends more on context versus a strong preference for different things.
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These are my latest additions but I still haven't found what I'm looking for. These two are just boring ties.

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I picked this cus I pictured the light blue popping out of my mundane navy suits...and I lIke the pattern.
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