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Originally Posted by AesopsFox View Post

I wore this a little bit ago for a senior seminar presentation (so it wasn't technically what I was wearing today) and was hoping for a general opinion on the combination of the suit, shirt, and tie (without starting an unnecessary new thread). My girlfriend didn't like it, but my roommate thought it was OK and he and I both work in men's retail.



Thank you for posting. I'm sorry to say that I do not believe this is a good combination. The shirt is casual and should never be worn with a tie. The darkness of the shirt also creates a very low contrast with the jacket which makes the fit look muddled. The tie is generally bad and does not tie in well with anything else. The preponderance of large patterns on the shirt and tie makes it look like a modern art masterpiece (IE not good). Next time try to be a lot simpler with your choices. A light blue shirt and a simple striped tie would have gone a long way to improving your look. Keep posting and let us see what you come up with!
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Breakdown, including dramatic 5-year old photobomb shot (Click to show)





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That is an awesome use of a low-contrast tie. 

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Thank you for posting. I'm sorry to say that I do not believe this is a good combination. The shirt is casual and should never be worn with a tie. The darkness of the shirt also creates a very low contrast with the jacket which makes the fit look muddled. The tie is generally bad and does not tie in well with anything else. The preponderance of large patterns on the shirt and tie makes it look like a modern art masterpiece (IE not good). Next time try to be a lot simpler with your choices. A light blue shirt and a simple striped tie would have gone a long way to improving your look. Keep posting and let us see what you come up with!

This is exactly why I asked. I already had reservations about it because of my girlfriend, but thank you for giving me more concrete criticism. The shirt was a purchase I think I was just so excited to wear right away that I jumped the gun with it. I have actually done the striped tie, light blue shirt combo many times and is my typical go to for interviews and presentations, but I wanted to switch things up. I still like the tie (I know larger paisleys are frowned upon, but I just can't help myself), but I'll definitely stick to wearing more conservative things around it. Thank you again, and I think I'll keep these particular items separated from here on.

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Originally Posted by AesopsFox View Post

I wore this a little bit ago for a senior seminar presentation (so it wasn't technically what I was wearing today) and was hoping for a general opinion on the combination of the suit, shirt, and tie (without starting an unnecessary new thread). My girlfriend didn't like it, but my roommate thought it was OK and he and I both work in men's retail.



I say marry your girlfriend! biggrin.gif

(I agree with all the comments made above)
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I say marry your girlfriend! biggrin.gif

(I agree with all the comments made above)


That's the plan man :fonz:

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Where did you get an HF suit with such wide lapels? I have a Madison with lapels that only reache a hair past halfway between collar and shoulder. Was it MTM?

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Originally Posted by AesopsFox View Post
 

This is exactly why I asked. I already had reservations about it because of my girlfriend, but thank you for giving me more concrete criticism. The shirt was a purchase I think I was just so excited to wear right away that I jumped the gun with it. I have actually done the striped tie, light blue shirt combo many times and is my typical go to for interviews and presentations, but I wanted to switch things up. I still like the tie (I know larger paisleys are frowned upon, but I just can't help myself), but I'll definitely stick to wearing more conservative things around it. Thank you again, and I think I'll keep these particular items separated from here on.


Nothing wrong with wanting to mix things up. There are patterned shirts that can be worn very well with a jacket and tie. Darker shirts are nearly always a no-go however. Stripes, micro-check, and windowpane shirts are often used to great affect with a jacket/tie.

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Nothing wrong with wanting to mix things up. There are patterned shirts that can be worn very well with a jacket and tie. Darker shirts are nearly always a no-go however. Stripes, micro-check, and windowpane shirts are often used to great affect with a jacket/tie.


I have some great light blues with those patterns that I'll give a try next time.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

+1 to HW. I use FIH more often, but will still wear HW regularly. Really depends on the tie. I have some which simply look better with a HW. I also tend to use HW more with wider lapels. And longer ties (such as older Henry Carter) where the tie "pen0r" would be too much even for me.

I'll second this. Some of my ties just work better tying a particular knot. Also, I'm fairly short and some of my ties are too long, so the extra usage of a HW can make the difference.

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Just to bring down the level of photography, but at least attempting a smile, here's what I'm wearing today. First the out-of-focus almost full body shot to give you the general idea.

 

 

Close-up:

 

Details: Corneliani DB blazer - some won't like the stronger shoulders, but I do; CT sky blue gingham shirt; Holland & Sherry tie; PS is screenprinted cotton made in Japan, one of several I was given as a gift years ago - main colours are green and purple on a white background; lightweight taupe wool trousers from Mediterraneo; plus unseen purple socks and Stemar shoes.

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Awesome WAYWRN action today gents. You all get ice cream.

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Thanks for the critique! I think it may be a combination of the iPhone and a mirror pic that is throwing off length of the jacket and pants. The pants actually have a slight break, but I see what you mean about them looking like floating pants.

I felt like the shirt was alright since it wasn't a pattern overload. and I've done solid shirts the past few times I've posted so I wanted to mix it up a bit.

Your recommendation for the square fold I definitely agree with, I was having a hell of a time getting all of the edges to line up and eventually gave up to go with this since it was easier lol8%5B1%5D.gif

Thanks again!

Happy to help. Keep on posting, sir!

I'd have a skip in my step with that tie too. And great family accessory thumbs-up.gif
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Early start, early finish then some shoe purchases successfully smuggled in under the nose of the Duchess mwink[1].gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Gahh, more suede shoe CBD action. inlove.gif
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OH MY GOODNESS. I'VE SEEN THAT TV SHOW/FILM. WHAT IS IT FROM?!

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Brilliant (SNL, for those who don't know the classics ...)

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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