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Hi gentlemen

 

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Panta grenadine Navy Minnis Fresco (Kent Wang) Kamakura Rubinacci  Edward Green

 

Great shoes, but when I see the totally closed laces (especially at the left foot), I think the shoes are one number too large (or you need a tighter last).

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No oxfords with jeans either. Please.
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@Claghorn
 - I don't know if it's the way that BnTailor cut their jackets, but you look a bit like you're hunching your shoulders there.

I've noticed the same thing with Tchoy's picture of one of his BnTailor suits, but perhaps it's just due to the way the pictures are shot, rather than your actual posture or the way that the jackets are cut.

This has been brought to Clags' attention previously, and I suspect Eliod is on to something when he suggests sloping shoulders + unstructured jacket = less than optimal results. And the Tchoy comparison is somewhat uncanny, now that you mention it.

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Panta grenadine Navy Minnis Fresco (Kent Wang) Kamakura Rubinacci  Edward Green

I like the EG's here; provides a welcome bit of counterbalance to an otherwise staid, though elegant fit.
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Still killing it, @SpooPoker.  

 

Awesome suits, Clags and Pliny.  Good stuff all round here.

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This is one of my favorite @Pliny fits of late.

 

thx man

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I like and feel its ok to wear bluchers with suits but I was critiqued for wearing a pair with a casual suit a while back.

Thank you Pliny for doing it and proving it looks great

Depends on context i.e. dressiness of the bluchers, furnishings with the suit etc. The shirt has a micro-check and I'm wearing a puffed, coloured square, so I think a dressy blucher like the Dover is fine. Wouldn't wear them with pinstipes.

 

@DonCologne  by the end of the day my feet r telling me nooooo let me out

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@Claghorn
 - I don't know if it's the way that BnTailor cut their jackets, but you look a bit like you're hunching your shoulders there.

I've noticed the same thing with Tchoy's picture of one of his BnTailor suits, but perhaps it's just due to the way the pictures are shot, rather than your actual posture or the way that the jackets are cut.

This has been brought to Clags' attention previously, and I suspect Eliod is on to something when he suggests sloping shoulders + unstructured jacket = less than optimal results. And the Tchoy comparison is somewhat uncanny, now that you mention it.

 

 Guido too = sloping shoulders + pref for soft construction.

 

But AFAIK that's not the prob with Clags. Partly it's the position of his body vis the camera, and parlty the BnT shoulder.  Instead of using pads they extend the chest canvassing up and over to the seam, which slants back slightly.  I think it looks fantastic, but perhaps it accentuates the wearer's natural line, creating a hunched look.  . 

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The good: I think you've done well with colors and combinations.

The not so good: Everything looks like it's at least a size too large. If you've recently lost weight and these clothes predate the change, that's understandable. If not, I think you'd benefit from a trimmer cut. The jacket length is better, but perhaps a bit too long. Hard to say without a robopose.
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Suberb

 

 

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The good: I think you've done well with colors and combinations.

The not so good: Everything looks like it's at least a size too large. If you've recently lost weight and these clothes predate the change, that's understandable. If not, I think you'd benefit from a trimmer cut. The jacket length is better, but perhaps a bit too long. Hard to say without a robopose.
Thanks! Read a lot last night. The pants are a first cut from an MTM place. Sending them back with notes tomorrow. I am however wearing them higher and with suspenders.
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Re braces. I don't understand if nobody is meant to see the braces, why does it matter if it's clipon?

 

I agree with Ac's response below - but part of me think it's about doing things right. We're on SF, after all. The same could be said about everything we argue on here: why bother with +/- 0.75" inseam when nobody will notice the difference? Why bother paying 150$ for a shirt when you can buy a 15$ one at H&M? Will people notice the difference between your 100$ Aldo shoes and your 1000$ Saint Crispin's?

 

I think we do things we do out of perfectionism, and because we like to think we do the extra effort to do things right, the way they were meant to be.

 

Anyone agree?

 

That said, I don't mind clip-ons. Part of me think I only prefer buttoned suspenders because the Great Vox told me to do so! :teach:

 

 

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That’s the traditional view, and it’s one that I share for the most part.

 

These days there seem to be two rather different attitudes toward braces, however.

 

The first is the traditional one which you just mentioned.   They’re worn for purely practical reasons (to improve trouser drape and fit) and aren’t meant to be seen.   Not exactly like underwear, but perhaps a bit like socks.  This is the attitude I was raised with.

 

The second is a more recent one which views braces as a design element in the overall fit, which of course requires that they be seen.  Think Braddock, EFV, et al.   I think it’s almost by definition a somewhat less formal look, and I think they use them very effectively. 

 

As the person who first suggested braces for the poster in question, my goal in suggesting clip-ons as a place to start was just to get him to try them out in the hope that he’ll realize how much such a simple thing can improve his situation.  I wasn’t taking a position in a pro/anti clip-on debate.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

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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.

 

I never knew what what the right way to proceed. I personally remove it (because I keep all my bands and prefer to remove them beforehand to not burn/ruin them).

 

 

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Jacket - CMT/MTM
Shirt - Luxire
Trousers - Luxire

Pocket Square - Kent Wang
Tie - Throwback

 

Oh damn, that's nice! Worth quoting un-spoilered! Totally! We don't see lots of paisley ties on here - that's a nice way to put them to good use!

 

:slayer:

 

 

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It is traditional to remove the band first. It is the traditional act of a gentleman to do so.

 

Good to know, thanks!

 

 

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long time no post here. i miss all you guys here and just wanted to stick my head in and say hi. A few looks from the past week or so :
 

 

Thanks for stoping by! Wish you'd still be active in this thread!

 

 

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Panta grenadine Navy Minnis Fresco (Kent Wang) Kamakura Rubinacci  Edward Green

 

@Pliny consistently delivering! Very nice!

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@ericgereghty, buy all the Panta you can.

@Murlsquirl, great fit and SC is perfect.

@Koala-T, a couple things;

1. I am in your boat with the hips, and I too cannot get comfy wearing higher waisted pants, so I wont push that on you. Even though it would probably be for the best if we both did that, comfort trumps all. I find pants are the hardest thing to find, and I would say try Luxire or someone that can make em made to your specs.

In the meantime, be very picky about what pants you buy, dont settle, because it will just be a waste. if you can find ones that are 80% there a decent tailor can probably get them to 90%+.

2. As far as color combinations, honestly, I use the color wheel all the time. I shoot for complementary or triadic combinations, personally. Study this for a bit, I think it will help a lot.

http://www.tigercolor.com/color-lab/color-theory/color-theory-intro.htm
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ShawnBC, I have a set of clip-ons that I wear with pants that still need braces buttons. Proper braces are obviously preferable, but why let the perfect be the enemy of the good?
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@Mr. Six  What's not to like?  Great shade of green

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Thanks, @Pliny! Inaugural voyage for the tie, a silk-linen Bigi from NMWA.

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