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No self-respecting Italian industrialist would wear a Rolex. 

 

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Is this meant to slight L'Avvocato?

 

Quite the opposite. Agnelli favoured his Cartier Tank Americaine, an Omega Ploprof, and a Patek World Time. I couldn't find any pics of him with a Rolex. Perhaps he did have one.

 

In any case I was just stirring the pot. Cleav's fit was great as always. But his sartorial style, while it may doff its hat to Italian CBD from time to time, strikes me as firmly British.

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Some people just take forever to develop. I still have a long way to go.
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Almost great, but I would have preferred a light blue shirt and/or a belt to ground this outfit. (Belts seem to garner little approval here but I generally find them pleasing to the eye.)

I'll take almost great, thanks Cox! Of course I had a blue shirt in hand but then thought, "No! I should be daring; no guts, no SF glory (which is actually just thumbs I guess)." The shirt has light lavender checks, which pretty much resolves to very pale pink, but blue was the right choice. I flew too close to the sun. Belt is noted.

I'm also still not feeling 100% at home in this jacket. Stopped by the tailor after work and plan to bring the sleeves up a bit and also slim them from elbow to wrist, because as you can sort see in the last shot, there's some bell-bottom action going on. The shoulders are more structured than I'm used to and because it's slim through the waist I'm not as keen yet on the silhouette, but I probably won't bother letting it out because honestly the jacket is open most of the time.

Anyway, you didn't ask for all that, but you go it. nod[1].gif Cheers.
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

 

Quite the opposite. Agnelli favoured his Cartier Tank Americaine, an Omega Ploprof, and a Patek World Time. I couldn't find any pics of him with a Rolex. Perhaps he did have one.

 

Agnelli had pretty good taste in watches, too, apparently.

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Thank you for your very thorough answer. I guess I'll have to find my "space invaders" skinny tie a new home.

I'll take your advice, moving forward, when putting an outfit together.


Yes, welcome!  One thing I wish I'd learned starting out is to buy a lot of solids and focus on fit.  

 

Once you start getting more patterned stuff that you and everyone else loves, and learn how to put patterns together better, you will start to get frustrated by how limiting your favorite patterns can be.  So start with solids, and pay lots of attention to texture as well as fit.  Working up the pyramid like this seems more boring, but it should actually be more fun.

 

Fortunately you seem young enough, and God willing and the creek don't rise you will have plenty of years left to obsessively gather all kinds of far-out patterns.  

 

Go on Netflix and watch some Marcello Mastroianni classics like Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Marriage Italian Style, and Casanova '70, if you haven't. Not only will you see some delightful cinema, but get a masterclass in Italian tailoring, and how to wear a lot of solids (and conservative patterns) without ever looking boring.  

 

And 3"-wide ties.  Start with 3" wide.  

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Go on Netflix and watch some Marcello Mastroianni classics like Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Marriage Italian Style, and Casanova '70, if you haven't. Not only will you see some delightful cinema, but get a masterclass in Italian tailoring, and how to wear a lot of solids (and conservative patterns) without ever looking boring.  

 

Not to mention the delightful Sophia Loren....

 

 

 

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Although a bit indistinct, MM's peak lapels in the top photo remind me of the classic Agnelli tweed suit:

 

 

And the second MM suit (above) pleases me greatly, for reasons which will become apparent soon. Watch this space...

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Some people just take forever to develop. I still have a long way to go.

 

I admire your willingness to be vulnerable.

 

In good faith, here's my advice:

 

1. Collar is bad. As pointed out by others recently, you have a long neck and could do with higher collars. Also, those points are awful and there's no roll. It looks like a cheap shirt even if it was expensive.

 

2. Shirt sleeves are too long. Just burn this shirt. I got every shirt out of my wardrobe and put each of them on, under my best-fitting jacket (including its sleeve length), sorting all my shirts by sleeve length: too short, just right, too long. Then I measured them all, and finally determined my precise sleeve length (there are various online resources describing how to get this shirt measurement as well as all the others). In fact I did this for all my shirt dimensions, and recorded them. One day I will use this information to order a couple of shirts from Proper Cloth and/or Luxire. I recommend you do this too.

 

3. Again, as pointed out by others, there is something seriously wrong with the way your trousers drape. Go to a couple of really good tailors and find out what's wrong.

 

Having said all that, you have improved enormously over the past eighteen months, so don't give up.

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Off-white trousers from Gant in cavalry twill cotton.

Jacket is Raffaele Caruso in brown herringbone cotton.

Tie is Drake´s of London. Wool/silk navy herringbone.

Shirt MTM 

Shoes are C&J handgrade - Marston in dark brown suede.

Field jacket in last photo - Loro Piana Traveller

Gloves - Hestra unlined peccary 

I-gent points for clip on braces and peccarygloves in chest pocket.

 

 

 

 

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Yes! I know that's not right holding the ball, I'm sorry too :)

 

 

 

 

 

briefcase/bag – Filson
umbrella – Etro
headwear – Stetson
tie – Fumagalli
pocket squares – Roda
suspenders – Albert Thurston
cufflinks – No Name
shoes – Barker
socks – Pantherella
jacket – Bespoke
trousers/pants – Bespoke
shirt – Bespoke
perfume – Frapin “1697”

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Today...

 

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Casual day:

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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Quite the opposite. Agnelli favoured his Cartier Tank Americaine, an Omega Ploprof, and a Patek World Time. I couldn't find any pics of him with a Rolex. Perhaps he did have one.
Legend has it that it was a 1985 magazine cover featuring Angelli wearing a Rolex Daytona that sparked the worldwide demand for the model, which had previously languished on dealers shelves. I don't recall ever seeing the magazine cover but I do recall seeing Angelli wearing a Daytona (among many others.)
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Football notwithstanding (and some American presidents have done worse in their efforts to appear more down-to-earth), that's one of my absolute favorite fits of yours, Victor.  Everything is nice by itself but it's also really coherent together.  

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