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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

This brings up a potentially interesting consideration. I probably wear a plain white shirt on average twice a month, but sometimes I find myself in a "when it rains it pours" situation, where I need to dress conservatively for several days in a short period of time. If you almost never need to wear a white shirt, please feel free to ignore my comment, but if you wear them infrequently but sometimes encounter situations where they're really the best choice, it can be good to have at least 3 in the rotation. Most of the time you just take the one you wore to get laundered with your other shirts, but every so often you're glad to have a small reserve of white shirts. Just my two cents.

At the present, I usually wear shirts without a jacket and wearing a white shirt without a jacket just seems...off? Perhaps it is just me, but I haven't been able to pull off wearing a white shirt well without a jacket/SC of some sort. I currently have two - one fits okay, while the other does not. I will be getting at least one or two more for situations as your described.
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Are your cuffs or forearms too tight? Because of the elbow bunching, and yet the sleevesolk a bit short.

Also, might need to decrease the shoulder or the yoke. Looks a bit past your natural shoulder
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http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Accessories/Ties/Handrolled-Large-Weave-Grenadine-Ties.html

ET is having a great sale, and I've wanted a purple tie for a while. Is this purple grenadine TOO purple? Recommendations on how to pair?

I've found that purple goes quite well with autumnal colours, such as green, brown, orange in different shades. I wore a purple tie at last Pitti in a combo I was pretty satisfied with:
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post #25579 of 37406
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Are your cuffs or forearms too tight? Because of the elbow bunching, and yet the sleevesolk a bit short.

Also, might need to decrease the shoulder or the yoke. Looks a bit past your natural shoulder

Cuffs and forearms are not tight. Not sure what is causing the elbow bunching...

I did ask about the bicep bunching : "We can make the biceps cleaner by increasing the sleeve cap (difference between bicep and armhole measurements) but, it can severely impact movements"

Will be decreasing yoke by 0.25" and increasing sleeves by almost an inch.
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

At the present, I usually wear shirts without a jacket and wearing a white shirt without a jacket just seems...off? Perhaps it is just me, but I haven't been able to pull off wearing a white shirt well without a jacket/SC of some sort. I currently have two - one fits okay, while the other does not. I will be getting at least one or two more for situations as your described.

Yeah. White shirts without a suit or blazer and tie are generally going to look off. A white OCBD can be okay more casually, but that's about it.
post #25581 of 37406
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Yeah. White shirts without a suit or blazer and tie are generally going to look off. A white OCBD can be okay more casually, but that's about it.

Will slowly be transitioning to wearing SCs more often so a white shirt will be in the rotation
post #25582 of 37406
I think it sometimes depends on the fabric too. I agree that white is often bad for a casual look, but a white linen shirt on a hot Summer day is about as casual as it gets.
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Opinions on the jacket length?

 

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Looks fine to me.
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Caustic - Jacket looks okay to me.
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

I think it sometimes depends on the fabric too. I agree that white is often bad for a casual look, but a white linen shirt on a hot Summer day is about as casual as it gets.

Yeah, I see linen in a similar way to OCBD shirts with respect to white and formality.
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Thanks for taking a look. I get a little obsessive when I look in the mirror. I doubt that is uncommon among the folks who frequent this site, however.

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Hard to tell without knowing the rise of the pants or seeing the back of the suit.
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Trousers rise to about the level of the second jacket button. Wish I could tell you about the back.

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Thanks for taking a look. I get a little obsessive when I look in the mirror. I doubt that is uncommon among the folks who frequent this site, however.

Do you look and say "damn this jacket fits me so well"
I do that lol
post #25590 of 37406
I'd want it a tad longer, but I wouldn't say it's too short.
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