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My thoughts basically. I probably wouldn't want to bare my braces if they are clipons, but, I think it's overly fussy to condemn clipon braces entirely even if sure button ones are preferable. If you have trousers with no buttons and they won't be seen then who cares, especially if you're wearing, say, db jackets.

Clip ons are less dependable, not to mention harsh on the cloth. Don't want a loose one banging around because it came off.

Button braces has more flexibility where it matters. And they are more reliable. These are technically far better.

Trousers that are properly made for braces are cut different than for belts. When ordering be sure the tailor knows if for belts or braces.
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Is the provenance of this knitted tie by any chance Gieves & Hawkes?

 

Tie is from http://www.michelsons.com/products/Silk%20Knitted%20Ties/8cm%20Plain, one of the few companies where you get 8 cm knitted ties.

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Rewinding to the Spoo-fit conversation.

I liked the fits. A lot. I see where Elio is coming from, and how technically what he was saying is valid, but for me, in the end, it always boils down to what is pleasing to the eye. Perhaps, for some, when technical points are not scored, the look by default becomes displeasing to the eye, but for me, that is not always the case.

Ill just take pic #2 from his post as an example because I liked it the most of the group. Yes, the stripe of the shirt is officially very city and the SC very casual, but just looking at them, my knee jerk visual reaction was, "thats beautiful." I thought the combo was visually perfect. Thats all I need. At that point, I didnt even bother to notice how "Vox-coherent" it was or wasn't. If the fit looked ugly though, Im sure I would have then noticed anything that I might consider lacking coherency, and tacked that on to my negs.

The same way when I see a gingham check shirt that does not dissolve to a solid with a slick navy suit I automatically have a lack of coherency induced gag, and yet almost any Englishman would applaud the combination, because it looks right to them.

Through our menswear studies we have all trained our eyes in one way or another to react to what we see. For some, they saw Spoo's fit and the non-SF approved incoherency sparked immediate dislike. For others, they saw a really nice looking ensemble of items, despite what SF rules they may personally subscribe to. I fall in the latter group.
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End of a long day...

 

 

Eidos/NMWA raw silk suit

Sebastian Ward shirt

Vanda donegal grenadine

Sam Hober PS

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This is today's outfit. Though, far from perfect fit as is the consensus of SF, I am slowly getting there at my pace and I rely on your indulgence to achieve the impregnable fit. wink.gif[/SPOILER]

i think this is a nice fit...but cant be sure...can we see more pics? amyeb different angles of suit? possible one looking slightly to the left? then one walking backwards? there arent enough here to give a decent opinion.
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Uh, that is awesome, CD. Please post a full pic.
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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.

I actually like the way sloped shoulders look provided they're broad enough relative to a person's waist. I'd never only want jackets unstructured shoulders, but at the same time, I'd never want a wardrobe without them. BnT's thing is unstructured shoulders, so when I go there, that's what I get. In that particular picture, I'm standing contrapposto, which might contribute to the effect, but in this picture, you can clearly see that my shoulders are a bit sloped (I also have a thick neck and relatively pronounced traps).

 

 

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Different jacket, same cut:

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 For some, they saw Spoo's fit and the non-SF approved incoherency sparked immediate dislike. For others, they saw a really nice looking ensemble of items, despite what SF rules they may personally subscribe to. I fall in the latter group.

And still yet others fell into neither group, not caring about the incoherency but not finding some of the outfits aesthetically pleasing (in my case, the second and fourth don't really do it for me). I like the first a lot and the third is sort of meh.

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i think this is a nice fit...but cant be sure...can we see more pics? amyeb different angles of suit? possible one looking slightly to the left? then one walking backwards? there arent enough here to give a decent opinion.

Hi DerekS,

Thanks for the compliment. In response to your demand, find enclosed few pictures slightly looking to the left, though it may not help enough to assess the entire fit. I didn't shoot as much photos today but I will try next time to have few few close up ones featuring different angles right, left, back, forward, etc. Just wish members will bear with me for the copious photos.

Regards




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My pages load too fast. Quick, guys, quote all the pic heavy posts as fast as you can. ffffuuuu.gif
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^^ for me, probably your best fit yet (others might have different opinions). It doesn't look as tight as your other fits (but you've already been told that, so I won't go into that argument again!) and I love the colors!

 

 

What he said! Also, nice shine on the shoes, @mcobinad 

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This is Badical. This is Radass.

 

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End of a long day...

 

 

Eidos/NMWA raw silk suit

Sebastian Ward shirt

Vanda donegal grenadine

Sam Hober PS

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Thanks again to everyone who posts pictures and to everyone who likes my pictures.

Sitting in Louis Vuitton's roof garden, wearing a Brooks Brothers blue blazer and ecru PPBD shirt, Briar tie, Jim Thompson pocket square, J. Crew Madras trousers, Gold Toe argyle socks, and Bass white bucs......

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Thanks again to everyone who posts pictures and to everyone who likes my pictures.


Sitting in Louis Vuitton's roof garden, wearing a Brooks Brothers blue blazer and ecru PPBD shirt, Briar tie, Jim Thompson pocket square, J. Crew Madras trousers, Gold Toe argyle socks, and Bass white bucs......



Sir, I admire your courage a lot. That said, nice view. Keep postin' wink.gif
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