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and i'll be a little less polite and say that i think the shoes are ugly and i would toss them.

 

 

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I may eventually sell them. Let me know how much you're willing to pay.

 

Perhaps this calls for a SF crowdfunding effort, so that we never have to see them displayed on this board again.

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Perhaps this calls for a SF crowdfunding effort, so that we never have to see them displayed on this board again.

Yes.... Yesss. It's all going exactly to plan.
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Yes.... Yesss. It's all going exactly to plan.

Out with the AE, in with the St. Crispin's devil.gif - I know your scheme . . .devil.gif
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Thank you sir, and it's okay because I DO love it! but really, could you nail down what you don't like about it?

BING!

You are incredibly consistent, Victor.


 I think your look is absolutely fabulous. But personal preference...I'd button the 4th button on the jacket sleeve. Yes, I know it's bespoke, but it tries a bit too hard, shouting "look at me, working button holes."
Think you got the wrong guy. I think you were looking for Victor.
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Think you got the wrong guy. I think you were looking for Victor.

 

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Think you got the wrong guy. I think you were looking for Victor.


I'd be happy to explain why I think it makes no sense to unbutton the button on the sleeve:

 

1. It's unnecessary--you're not a 19th-century physician delivering a baby, or a vet delivering a goat. If you were, by all means keep your coat on, unbutton your buttons and roll up your jacket sleeves. But we live in the 21st century and have no need to have our sleeves anywhere but down, with all the buttons buttoned.

 

2. As I alluded to above, it comes off as bragging, trying to make sure the world knows that one has functional buttons. But this is the antithesis of bespoke clothing, calling way too much attention to itself. Let the fit of your clothing, and the confidence it gives you, project your image. You don't have to resort to screaming, "Look, I paid x-thousand dollars for this outfit and I want to be sure that everyone knows it."

 

3. The corollary look is the latest deplorable trend to use a contrasting stitching color around the lowest button. As if to say, "If you didn't know it was bespoke just by seeing it unbuttoned (because even some inexpensive ready-made jackets come with real button holes now), let me scream it even louder by showing that I can spotlight the button hole by surrounding it with some tacky stitching."

 

Hope that helps!

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Think you got the wrong guy. I think you were looking for Victor.
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Think you got the wrong guy. I think you were looking for Victor.


I'd be happy to explain why I think it makes no sense to unbutton the button on the sleeve:

1. It's unnecessary--you're not a 19th-century physician delivering a baby, or a vet delivering a goat. If you were, by all means keep your coat on, unbutton your buttons and roll up your jacket sleeves. But we live in the 21st century and have no need to have our sleeves anywhere but down, with all the buttons buttoned.

2. As I alluded to above, it comes off as bragging, trying to make sure the world knows that one has functional buttons. But this is the antithesis of bespoke clothing, calling way too much attention to itself. Let the fit of your clothing, and the confidence it gives you, project your image. You don't have to resort to screaming, "Look, I paid x-thousand dollars for this outfit and I want to be sure that everyone knows it."

3. The corollary look is the latest deplorable trend to use a contrasting stitching color around the lowest button. As if to say, "If you didn't know it was bespoke just by seeing it unbuttoned (because even some inexpensive ready-made jackets come with real button holes now), let me scream it even louder by showing that I can spotlight the button hole by surrounding it with some tacky stitching."

Hope that helps!
Yep, you still got the wrong guy. I'm Koala-t. The guy you are looking for is @VictorSF. I don't have any bespoke pieces with surgeon's cuffs.
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I'd be happy to explain why I think it makes no sense to unbutton the button on the sleeve:

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1. It's unnecessary--you're not a 19th-century physician delivering a baby, or a vet delivering a goat. If you were, by all means keep your coat on, unbutton your buttons and roll up your jacket sleeves. But we live in the 21st century and have no need to have our sleeves anywhere but down, with all the buttons buttoned.

 

2. As I alluded to above, it comes off as bragging, trying to make sure the world knows that one has functional buttons. But this is the antithesis of bespoke clothing, calling way too much attention to itself. Let the fit of your clothing, and the confidence it gives you, project your image. You don't have to resort to screaming, "Look, I paid x-thousand dollars for this outfit and I want to be sure that everyone knows it."

 

3. The corollary look is the latest deplorable trend to use a contrasting stitching color around the lowest button. As if to say, "If you didn't know it was bespoke just by seeing it unbuttoned (because even some inexpensive ready-made jackets come with real button holes now), let me scream it even louder by showing that I can spotlight the button hole by surrounding it with some tacky stitching."

 

Hope that helps!

 

 

Cutting functioning buttonholes is perhaps the most simple aspect in creating a bespoke garment. It is not even a sign that a garment is bespoke...it could be off-the-rack and cut with functioning buttonholes! 

 

I can pay a tailor $50-75 to do this on a $100 mens warehouse suit if i wanted too...but then I'd have to perform seppuku. 

 

Lastly, if you wear anything contrast-stitched you should be taken out back and shot...and any self-respecting bespoke tailor would refuse this.

 

Oh, and I unbutton 1 button on my suits and 2 buttons on my SC's...fwiw...and I justify it as a sign that my garment is handmade...and it is just as much for my pleasure as it is for anyone that might notice and appreciate the attention to detail and hours of skill and craft that went into my garb.

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Surgical cuffs can come in handy for some hobbies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnFIJ7mMfWU

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Surgical cuffs can come in handy for some hobbies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnFIJ7mMfWU

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For a stroll in the autumn leaves. 

 

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Formosa
Borrelli
Cappelli
Rubinacci
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I agree smile.gif  
But many old fault of tailors - can not be corrected. Unfortunately devil.gif  biggrin.gif

Believe me, I know the pain. shog[1].gif
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1. Brown is a neutral color. Hence, everything is a compliment to it (not limited to cyan...)

2. While pink and red can clash if they are both bold, a muted pink would certainly help accentuate the reddish undertones of the suit while taking the focus off of the pocket square and back onto the 'whole of the fit' and not the individual components. The issue with the cyan square is that your eye goes straight to it and then you pay no attention to the rest of the outfit. If a solid pink square is too aggressive then maybe something with a small pattern still including pinks would be better.

Brown ≠ Brown. This would not look good with pink.

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Formosa
Borrelli
Cappelli
Rubinacci


Very nice!
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Friday night.
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Fall has definitely come to Ontario. One of my now more occasional bad photos of beautiful clothes...




Details: CatD bepsoke Holland & Sherry tweed, Kamakura OCBD, Conrad Wu shantung tie, J-Crew wool vest, Post-Imperial cream cotton square (with green dots). Unseen: Epaulet moss green trousers, mahogany G&G brogues.

One of your best posts. Especially liking the mix of color and patterns.
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Brown ≠ Brown. This would not look good with pink.

 

Agree to disagree. Except pink most certainly does work. As would yellow. Unfortunately cyan = fail. 

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