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@Koala-T - I tried to search for a thread I think that was started by Vox that was a guide to City vs Country. It is some informative information Hopefully someone has the link and can post it to help you out. Another suggestion, why not post a few of the fits where you think you are mastering the 'basics' and people can see if your foundation is solid. I say this because I think every fit I've seen of yours hasn't been a toned down/basic fit.

Is it just me or has Caustic Man upped his caustic nature as of recent? Getting kind of old confused.gif

@Koala-T

Here's Vox's coherent combinations (city to country continuum + color theory) archived thread - probably the single most important guiding principle I've come across for me personally: http://web.archive.org/web/20120711003637/http://www.styleforum.net/t/287922/practical-thoughts-on-coherent-combinations-for-beginners

Here's another thread on color theory only - i haven't read it, I don't know if it's any good: http://www.styleforum.net/t/447796/color-theory-revisited

 

An easier to read version of Practical Thoughts: http://www.scribd.com/doc/239974878/Practical-Thoughts.

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Keeping it simple- blazer and gray trousers
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Hola!

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So far I had no idea I had readers from other countries so I didn't even bother to inform anyone on SF about my efforts in writing on my Polish blog smile.gif Since I opened my own tailoring workshop and launched a shirt brand, I had to acquire a lot of knowledge focusing not only on aesthetics but also on the technical aspects of manufacturing clothes. The problem is that I have less and less time and I am not sure if addressing the international community makes any sense with so many big names out there writing about how to dress. Nevertheless, I will think of it smile.gif 

When I present DB jackets in my Polish channels (e.g. FB) people instead of looking at it repeat the myths they'd always been told - DB are not for short men with large upper body.

The truth is that it all depends on proportions which in DB are regulated by the setting of your buttons. The trick my tailors used in that particular jacket boils down to the fact that the brass buttons are very visible against the navy blue cloth so they form, lets call it, a "secondary outline" of my body that catches your eyes in the first place (hopefully! wink.gif ). Buttons are arranged to form a proper V-shape which enforces its dynamics on the entire posture of my body. I had a second photo shoot on that day and I think its results show exactly what I mean. Have a look smile.gif 




As you can see, large part of my chest and obliques (on the left side in the picture) are somewhat diminished by V-shaped button setting and shape of the lapels. That was the concept behind it biggrin.gif
... but of course bengal stripes, cigar and lake are part of the concept as well wink.gif 




The true problem that I found with regard to this jacket is that my brass buttons scream for a golden watch and a golden cigar cutter which I currently (sadly) do not posses :P wink.gif 






If you aspire to be accepted into the SF society, you'd do well to remove the band from your cigar before lighting it, otherwise you'll be put down for a bounder.

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If you aspire to be accepted into the SF society, you'd do well to remove the band from your cigar before lighting it

 

In some circles it is considered amateurish to remove the band. In other circles it is considered showy to leave it on.

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As you can see, large part of my chest and obliques (on the left side in the picture) are somewhat diminished by V-shaped button setting and shape of the lapels. That was the concept behind it :D

... but of course bengal stripes, cigar and lake are part of the concept as well ;) 

 

Noice fit Miler.  Uncanny resemblance to former Oz Foreign Minister Gareth Evans.

 

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Keeping it simple- blazer and gray trousers Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Consistently strong Foxx imo

 

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What I wore today.

 

 

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nice MC Casual

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Jacket - CMT/MTM
Shirt - Luxire
Trousers - Luxire

Pocket Square - Kent Wang
Tie - Throwback

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In some circles it is considered amateurish to remove the band. In other circles it is considered showy to leave it on.

It is traditional to remove the band first. It is the traditional act of a gentleman to do so.
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I never really took the time to comment, but I just wanted to let you know @Gerry Nelson that I really love the color combos you put out and your dedicated attention to pattern / fabric matching! Those cords are nice!

 

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Thanks for your very kind words! I'm glad you like the colours. Regarding the cords, I got them in the summer and have been waiting for the opportunity to wear them - twice in the last week now :)

 

 

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^ A great color for cords, G!
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@jcmeyer I agree! For some reason, Howard Yount had them on sale earlier in the year and I grabbed them as soon as I could.

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The thing that seems hardest to me with pants of that general color (really any red/burgundy) is the color of shoes to wear with it. Both of your choices look pretty good though!
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@jcmeyer
 I agree! For some reason, Howard Yount had them on sale earlier in the year and I grabbed them as soon as I could.

Good inspiration for me Gerry as I picked up a similar pair from Henry Bucks last week at their sale.
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Noice fit Miler.  Uncanny resemblance to former Oz Foreign Minister Gareth Evans.

 

 

Consistently strong Foxx imo

 

 

 

nice MC Casual

TY Pliny.  Not always sure where to post!

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Jacket - CMT/MTM
Shirt - Luxire
Trousers - Luxire

Pocket Square - Kent Wang
Tie - Throwback

 

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Great colors, great (shirt) collar.  I don't like roping, as a rule.. Looks studied, mannered.  But (again, for me) it works here-  maybe because your whole demeanour is peacock-y. The points-up square is a nice touch.

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