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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

I admire your willingness to be vulnerable.

In good faith, here's my advice: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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.

Sorry, mate. But that pic is from before I joined SF. Fooled you!

 

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

 

 

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As a football fan and as someone who knows how to throw a spiral, this picture really bothers me to the point I want to thumb up your picture. :lol: 


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Stefan,  Anden, Meacham  all elegant :slayer:

 

Victor  Wilsonnnnnnnnnn!

 

Sophia Loren always looked a little Thunderbirds to me.  Too perfect, if thats possible.

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Midweek, and cooler, for a day at least, in NYC - time to wear today's suit once more before it gets too warm.

Suit - BB
Shirt - BB MTM
Tie - Thomas Pink
Cufflinks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes - Finsbury, Paris


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@upr_crust looking very sharp - can't beat a good double breasted suit. Is that a tab collar on your shirt?

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Originally Posted by MeachamLake View Post

@upr_crust
 looking very sharp - can't beat a good double breasted suit. Is that a tab collar on your shirt?

Thank you, Meacham, and yes, the shirt is a button tab collar - one of my many affectations satisfied.gif.
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Thanks for the awesome advise! I never know what type of tie to buy, and this is exactly what I was looking for without knowing I was looking for it in the first place. Thanks!

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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.  

Thanks for the awesome advise! I never know what type of tie to buy, and this is exactly what I was looking for without knowing I was looking for it in the first place. Thanks!

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Ok. I've listened to all of you and tried to match with what I have. Is this a bit better?

 

Tie is 2.5" wide. The only 3" tie I have at the moment didn't seem to fit this outfit.

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Apart from general considerations on cut and fit, there is a distinct mismatch between top and bottom. Top is monochrome and businesslike, bottom is bright and saturated. The severity and the block contrast cuts you in half.

Keeping the bottom constant,I would try something like a cream jacket with a suitably summery tie (perhaps orange); keeping the top constant I would use something more neutral, like chocolate brown trousers.

Someone link the man that city and country guide thing-on my phone here.
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I see it now. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by mezentius View Post

Apart from general considerations on cut and fit, there is a distinct mismatch between top and bottom. Top is monochrome and businesslike, bottom is bright and saturated. The severity and the block contrast cuts you in half.

Keeping the bottom constant,I would try something like a cream jacket with a suitably summery tie (perhaps orange); keeping the top constant I would use something more neutral, like chocolate brown trousers.

Someone link the man that city and country guide thing-on my phone here.

Could you, in addition, go a deeper into cut and fit? Thanks!

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Could you, in addition, go a deeper into cut and fit? Thanks!

I think you should read vox's manifesto.

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