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Go all out FU madras. Or tone it down with navy?

 

My thoughts exactly.

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New jacket with no alterations; I would greatly appreciate any feedback. It looks tight in a couple of pictures, but it doesn't strain in normal wear. I know the square seems a bit off: it's a red and burgundy plaid pattern, but apparently only red is showing.
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iammatt thought I was in my 50s...

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Don't take it to heart.  You know what they say:  fifty is the new, um, forty-nine-and-a-half ...

 

 

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Wait what happened to Holdfast?

He felt he had reached his SF apex.
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it seems that he has deleted all his pictures...
Too bad, I liked his style

I dont think he specifically deleted them from SF. Probably just cleared what he had photobucket/imgur/whatever, to create space, which by default makes all those embedded links die.

 

 

Yes.  I don’t think he deleted them from Style Forum; as you say, I think they were never uploaded to SF in the first place but instead resided on some other server like imgur.com.

 

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Holdfast said he no longer got value from StyFo, so he was moving on.

 

His last post was in September, in a Friday Challenge thread.  It read, in part,

 

“The more eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that I've pretty much stopped posting on SF over recent weeks, and I've reduced browsing considerably too (kind of bored with the vibe of it all mostly, plus a lot of what I've been wearing recently has been rather non-SF) but I think I'll still continue to post an occasional challenge entry should the theme interest me and I see it in time.”

 

He was particularly astute on the psychology of classic style, with a strong sense of that tradition's historical entanglements with British class distinctions  (which is where this all began, after all).

 

Couple that with his expertise as a psychiatrist and you had someone capable of distinguishing those aspects of ‘style’ which are social constructions and those which have their roots in the biology of our species.

 

Regarding the social construction side of things, young ‘uns wanting a sample of holdfast’s contribution to SF might start with one of the last threads he started, the one dealing with the British ‘wide-boy’ stereotype:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/383413/the-wide-boy-look-a-thread-for-all-the-spivs-and-chancers-out-there

 

It's classic holdfast.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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The pulling on the fabric means it's too tight. It might not feel tight, but looking tight isn't any better. Armholes look a little wonky giving you that shoulder protrusion and divoting. You might be able to have the jacket let out a little if there is enough material left, however the shoulder thing is pretty unworkable as far as I know.

 

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New jacket with no alterations; I would greatly appreciate any feedback. It looks tight in a couple of pictures, but it doesn't strain in normal wear. I know the square seems a bit off: it's a red and burgundy plaid pattern, but apparently only red is showing.
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The pulling on the fabric means it's too tight. It might not feel tight, but looking tight isn't any better. Armholes look a little wonky giving you that shoulder protrusion and divoting. You might be able to have the jacket let out a little if there is enough material left, however the shoulder thing is pretty unworkable as far as I know.

@WilliamBlake CM, is right, but it's not a bad first go at it - welcome!

Other nitpicks: needs new shoez or a shine at least, different PS as you've already identified - something with some lighter complementary colors or at least not as closely matched to the tie, pants aren't falling very cleanly in 2 of 3 pics - perhaps they're too short and a cuff would help, and it looks like you used a full or half-windsor tie knot and would be better off with a four-in-hand.

Keep posting!

@Murlsquirl Yusssssss. Are the trews brown or burgundy?
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Today.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

 

 

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needs new shoez or a shine at least

 

Careful, some consider shined shoes to be passe'. :lol:

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@Murlsquirl Yusssssss. Are the trews brown or burgundy?

Brown....thanks.
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it looks like you used a full or half-windsor tie knot and would be better off with a four-in-hand.

Thank you for your feedback.

I tried both a FiH and a Pratt this morning, but neither looked right. After a few tries the FiH still seemed too cylindrical, so I gave up. I'm also wondering if my OTC socks are keeping my pants from falling more naturally: has anyone else experienced this?

@Caustic Man, thank you. Your fits, along with @Sander's have been among the most influential to me since I discovered SF.
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WilliamBlake, tie knot looks good to me.  We're a bunch of FIH devotees (myself included), but I have a couple of ties that are thin enough to require a half-windsor.  Use what works; your tie looks proportional in your pics. 

 

OTC or even mid-calf wool socks can and will snag slim fitting trousers (particularly lighter weight ones) and keep them from falling properly.  Not something to worry too much about. 

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@WilliamBlake you are very kind. Hope we continue to see you post here.

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Your RR cred is well established with the mention of the finest timepiece my father ever carried!!  He, his father and two brothers worked freight for AT&SF in Texas during the 40s-70s.

 

I'm waiting for my youngest son to graduate out of diapers so I can spend that money to score another one for myself!


Thank you.  I worked for the Santa Fe Railway until April 30th 1971, when the previously unimaginable horror of Amtrak descended on the American People at midnight (EST) and most trains stopped running and most of the jobs were abolished.


Here's a recent picture standing in front of the now abandoned Ticket Concourse at what we used to call Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal.  All the people who sold tickets at all those ticket windows lost their jobs when the Amtwits (in their silly red Amjackets) arrived and started asking stupid questions like "Where are the keys?" (there weren't any keys because when the station was built no one imagined that there'd ever be a need to lock the doors) and "Where are the women's employee restrooms?" (there weren't any because there was never a need for them....the women who were hired during WWII used the women's public restrooms).

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Everyone should travel by train in their lives. Nothing like it.

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@Academic2 , I hope the quiet perfection of that fit doesn't lead people to overlook it.  Truly elegant.

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