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I'm very much in love with white trousers and blazer combo. This time wearing my 3 piece as one, which arguably is in bad taste, but I quite like it.

 

 

 

 

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I'm very much in love with white trousers and blazer combo. This time wearing my 3 piece as one, which arguably is in bad taste, but I quite like it.







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Most on here will tell you your trousers are too slim. I'll tell you that if that's what you want you need to be wearing them with a no break hem.
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I don't think it's so much as that but more that they are cut like jeans not trousers which causes discord with the formal top half. They are slim but jeans can be worn that slim for Isolations build. Just don't think they work with a coat and tie (I like the tie btw)
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I'm a little bit baffled, myself. As much as I like the combo, DL, I'm still wondering why nobody picked on the formality discrepancy between the white shirt/black tie/black shoes and the suit's patch pockets. I've seen people get picked on for formality clash less obvious than that?

 

Not trying to start a flame war, just trying to learn / understand why some people get a pass and some others don't.

 

Please enlighten me! 

 

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If I've understood this correctly, it's basically an exception based on tradition and somewhat of a consensus about what looks good. The brown suit, white shirt, black/dark tie is a combination with history and is therefore viewed as an acceptable form of violating the normal rules of brown and black not going together and black ties and white shirts being formal whereas brown is casual. My impression is that people also think that it just looks good (I agree and almost wore it today). The use of black shoes with the combo is for similar reasons, as well as because nothing else looks better. Derbies or, as MF notes, chelsea boots would be better than oxfords.

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Great looking suit - what brand?

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If I've understood this correctly, it's basically an exception based on tradition and somewhat of a consensus about what looks good. The brown suit, white shirt, black/dark tie is a combination with history and is therefore viewed as an acceptable form of violating the normal rules of brown and black not going together and black ties and white shirts being formal whereas brown is casual. My impression is that people also think that it just looks good (I agree and almost wore it today). The use of black shoes with the combo is for similar reasons, as well as because nothing else looks better. Derbies or, as MF notes, chelsea boots would be better than oxfords.

 

Thanks for the answer! :thumbs-up:

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Hmm, hope this is only for the challenge.

 

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Brown and black...Yay or Nay? I know its pulling at the sleeve heads, but I am more concerned with the color. This suit fits better than my image presents.

 

 

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Sorry David, don't think this is a good combo.  Levels of formality all ahoo.  Contrary to Kulata's advice, mine is that the city/country divide is relevant to anyone who want's to understand how to dress well and stylishly.  Kulata, Armstrong was a great trumpeter, but sartorial model? I think not.   DL, it's a casual suit, so imo treat it as such. 

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@DavidLane @kulata @Roy Al  

 

Yea, thusly

 

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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

I'm very much in love with white trousers and blazer combo. This time wearing my 3 piece as one, which arguably is in bad taste, but I quite like it.

 

 

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Iso, I'm quite partial to the white jeans and blazer look myself, and first off, that jacket is great.  I really like the tie as well, though I would knot and dimple it with more oomph.

 

As much as I adore it, I feel the jacket's too formal for the very rumply jeans, especially with the neat white dress shirt and tie.  To my mind, it should feel easy, comme ça:

 


Blow-Up is still the standard for white-jean looks, for me—especially considering they'd only been out a year or two.  A green velvet jacket is optional, to say the least, but look how well it works.  It's cut easy, is why.

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White shirt, black four-in-hand, and black shoes might not be your preference, but they are far from wrong. I suspect I sound like a broken record, but when this whole suit and tie jazz was coming into existence, a white shirt was pretty much the only shirt. kulata is absolutely correct in saying that the fabric and cut determine the formality, not the color. Black ties? Black shoes? The default.

As for the patch pockets, they aren't "city" correct, but they are unobtrusive enough (no swelled edges to draw attention) that they blend into rest of the suit. In a way, they're even sleeker than interior pockets with flaps which are very noticeable.
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BTW nice suit!  I have one identical in the Slewfoot brown @DavidLane

 

Here's a few shots of ppl in the earlier run -  Vox, NewYorkIslander and someone less exalted ..

Your run seems to be a drier brown.  and imo it's a suit works well with difficult-to-pair chestnut and other light brown shoos.

 

 

 

 

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Channelling my inner Luca:

 

 

Off to an outdoor reception at 38˚C :uhoh:

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BTW nice suit!  I have one identical in the Slewfoot brown @DavidLane

 

Here's a few shots of ppl in the earlier run -  Vox, NewYorkIslander and someone less exalted ..

Your run seems to be a drier brown.  and imo it's a suit works well with difficult-to-pair chestnut and other light brown shoos.

 

 

 

 

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So nice. Just dig brown suits. Ant the wholecuts are a perfect match.

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Re:Casual suits
Wholecuts with casual suits (tongue in cheek)! You see how ridiculous we can get with these things


My advice to many that read all these guidelines is to use common sense when there is absolutely no questioning the spectrum where a clothing piece falls under example, seersucker jackets and flannel pants should never evrer go together! But there are lots of grey areas that Vox, the author, alluded to which is the sweet spot IMO. If you are dogmatic about following every freaking rule made on CM you'll just end up with unnecessary barriers to enjoying your wardrobe.

Build a sense of aesthetics and make use of what you have. Add to it when necessary and try and have fun experimenting. Nothing wrong with failing at times and nobody is infallible regardless of the approach they follow.
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Re:Casual suits
Wholecuts with casual suits (tongue in cheek)! You see how ridiculous we can get with these things


My advice to many that read all these guidelines is to use common sense when there is absolutely no questioning the spectrum where a clothing piece falls under example, seersucker jackets and flannel pants should never evrer go together! But there are lots of grey areas that Vox, the author, alluded to which is the sweet spot IMO. If you are dogmatic about following every freaking rule made on CM you'll just end up with unnecessary barriers to enjoying your wardrobe.

Build a sense of aesthetics and make use of what you have. Add to it when necessary and try and have fun experimenting. Nothing wrong with failing at times and nobody is infallible regardless of the approach they follow.

While I agree the seersucker and flannel would not make a good combo, I think exploring the gray area you mention if fine.

To Quote Luciano Barbera from a recent interview:

"Everyone knows you wear wool in the winter, linen in the summer, and a straw hat from June 15th to Labor Day. Everyone is right. And therein lies the problem. Follow these rules and you will look like everyone else. Better that you display a little originality. On the gravest days of winter I put on my gray flannels, a cashmere tie in a sober color and my white linen jacket."
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