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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

Yes, clearly it’s lifestyle-dependent, which is why I was puzzled by the original poster’s question.

Off the top of my head, here’re four weekend contexts in which I routinely wear ties:  symphony or chamber music concert, opera, art gallery, restaurant.

Cheers,

Ac

To clarify I live in Kentucky, not exactly the fashion capital of the world. I wear a jacket to dinner or beers with friends, but I've never seen anyone in real life wear a tie if they weren't in a business situation or going to the theater (in KY at least).

Perhaps I'll be a trendsetter. I really love all my Kent Wang ties...
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Well if you don't need tie feel free send my way... I do wear tie "casually (oxymoron?)" on the weekend though...
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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

To clarify I live in Kentucky, not exactly the fashion capital of the world. I wear a jacket to dinner or beers with friends, but I've never seen anyone in real life wear a tie if they weren't in a business situation or going to the theater (in KY at least).

Perhaps I'll be a trendsetter. I really love all my Kent Wang ties...

Just give it a go. I find that the worst case scenario of being overdressed is that random strangers compliment you.

Note: this assumes you're not considering wearing a tux to morning coffee lol...
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Last time I wore these pants and shoes together, it was generally agreed that I needed more color up top to account for the lighter shoes.

Last Time (Click to show)

So although the overall color balance now seems ok to me, I feel like I went astray by doing cool colors up top and warm on the bottom; plus the top is hopsack and shantung (S/S) and the bottom is flannel and suede (F/W). I offer it up here for education purposes as I think I missed the mark again, but what says the jury? Too many clashes? I'm guessing I'll need some light grey pants to go with this jacket.





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I'd prefer a light blue shirt, but I still think it looks fine.  The slub is awful, of course...but that goes without saying :)

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My poor hair is dissapearing

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

I'd prefer a light blue shirt, but I still think it looks fine.  The slub is awful, of course...but that goes without saying smile.gif

Oh yes, quite right, Murl - without saying. But I didn't want Butch to accidentally like my post and prove to everyone that liking AAS' wasn't a fluke.

Light blue shirt would clearly work. Pink seemed like it would be worth a shot with the green tie.

I feel your hair pain. So very much. Great look though!
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Koala-T, I think you've solved it. Wear your jacket open, and no more robo-pose!
That's certainly one aspect - but I recommend not to put your smartphone in your Trou pockets, if the pants are rather skinny...I suppose it to is a Samsung Galaxy S4.

Iphone 6, and yeah, normally, I wouldn't but sometimes it slips in there without me even thinking about it. Damn thing's got a mind of its own. And I don't have a good small murse that would go with this fit. All my bags are mostly very utilitarian and from my former, less formal life. Need to right that. In any case, I was away for the weekend with my wife and we were walking around this little town, shopping, and stuff, and the damn thing was just crawling all over me, getting into all sorts of pockets. Little SOB.

 

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Lifetyle, mofos.
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Do you wear ties casually/out on the town? You look very... Appropriate in this picture, but I can't imagine wearing a tie on the weekend and feeling comfortable. I would LOVE to get more wear out of my ties, though. Especially my more casual knits.

I love wearing ties. I don't have to wear one during the week either, but I do. But sometimes I do skip them on the weekends. 

 

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Koala-T, I think you've solved it. Wear your jacket open, and no more robo-pose!

 

Yes (though I’m not sure the jacket really could be buttoned–in the photo it looks pretty small in the waist).

 

The strongly contrasting sweater (?) also helps, I think, by so clearly dividing the body above the problematic hips and directing the eye away from them:


 

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Cheers,

 

Ac

Actually, that jacket has plenty of room for buttoning, but I do think your point about clearly separating the top and bottom with contrast has a good deal of merit.

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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post


So although the overall color balance now seems ok to me, I feel like I went astray by doing cool colors up top and warm on the bottom; plus the top is hopsack and shantung (S/S) and the bottom is flannel and suede (F/W). I offer it up here for education purposes as I think I missed the mark again, but what says the jury? Too many clashes? I'm guessing I'll need some light grey pants to go with this jacket.
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Looks pretty good (trouser/jacket fit is top notch), but if you want to keep the shirt, I think cooler, mid-gray twill trousers for balance would help.  Otherwise you've got two close, non-complimentary warm tones paired with that blue jacket.  I think if any one of the following changes happens (shirt is blue, trousers are gray, tie is something not so summery--burgundy neat?), you'd turn a pretty good fit into an excellent one.  

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

The strongly contrasting sweater (?) also helps, I think, by so clearly dividing the body above the problematic hips and directing the eye away from them:

 

 

 

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Funny, as this is exactly opposite to the advice of others here who urged KT to wear suits. So much for us SF 'experts' ;)

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

The strongly contrasting sweater (?) also helps, I think, by so clearly dividing the body above the problematic hips and directing the eye away from them:

 

 

 

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Funny, as this is exactly opposite to the advice of others here who urged KT to wear suits. So much for us SF 'experts' ;)

 

 

Not opposite.  I still agree that a suit is the best option (assuming it's properly fit and proportioned).  My comment was focusing on the question of why this particular outfit is an improvement over some of his others.

 

The psychological trick is the same in both cases:  distract the eye from the hips.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Rainy day

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Any chance of a full photo?

I have a similar jacket in the making
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Friday.  Still trying SF aprops.  Kind of matchy today.  Navy, green and burgundy.  

 

 

 

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Another day another navy blazer. This is polo classic navy doeskin .
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Any chance of a full photo?

I have a similar jacket in the making

Don't have a full shot. Maybe next time, but its a great pattern for odd jackets
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