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Originally Posted by Tom Miler View Post
 

The blazer made me do all these bad things ;) 

 

 

 

Who does your excellent National Geographic photography if you don't mind me asking?

post #30227 of 44075
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Originally Posted by Tux Stain View Post

Sorry for the terrible photo on my first submission to this thread, and the messy hotel room (I travel a lot).

These pants are freshly tailored, looks like I need to hem them up just a teeny bit more.

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That's an incredibly brave contrasting collar shirt you're wearing.

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^you need to learn to spoiler photos...

 

its really annoying to see quotes and have every single set of photos repeated over and over.

post #30229 of 44075
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Originally Posted by Tux Stain View Post

Sorry for the terrible photo on my first submission to this thread, and the messy hotel room (I travel a lot).

These pants are freshly tailored, looks like I need to hem them up just a teeny bit more.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Hi. Welcome to styleforum! 

 

Please accept these criticisms as constructive. I don't mean to insult...but rather hope that you'll accept some of the criticism in an attempt to improve. 

 

1. That shirt is never appropriate in any situation ever. It is not ok with a suit...it is not ok with a sport coat...it is not ok worn casually. I would sell it or throw it away. A contrast collar is associated with a more formal presentation...which is terribly in contrast with the tartan pattern of the shirt body and this pattern should only ever be worn in the most casual of outfits...certainly never with a solid gray suit. You would benefit from a light blue or white plain shirt...or perhaps sans tie with a nice microcheck or light blue stripe.

 

2. Your trousers need to be hemmed and given that it is a rather dressy suit the trousers would also benefit from a cuff. 

 

3. I don't like your shoes. They are very generic and lack shape. 

 

4. Since you aren't wearing a tie...I think your pocket square should be folded less rigidly. the tv fold is too rigid...just make it a bit uneven so the different folds show a bit at the top. 

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

^you need to learn to spoiler photos...

its really annoying to see quotes and have every single set of photos repeated over and over.

I was about to suggest this, albeit less caustically. A common faux pas among new bees.
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

^you need to learn to spoiler photos...

 

its really annoying to see quotes and have every single set of photos repeated over and over.

No, I want you to re-see them.

 

Dick move aye?

 

Jokes aside: I don't know where the spoiler tag is.

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Originally Posted by AJL View Post


I was about to suggest this, albeit less caustically. A common faux pas among new bees.

Newbies*

 

The buzzing effect is less painful. 

post #30233 of 44075
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

 

Hi. Welcome to styleforum! 

 

Please accept these criticisms as constructive. I don't mean to insult...but rather hope that you'll accept some of the criticism in an attempt to improve. 

 

1. That shirt is never appropriate in any situation ever. It is not ok with a suit...it is not ok with a sport coat...it is not ok worn casually. I would sell it or throw it away. A contrast collar is associated with a more formal presentation...which is terribly in contrast with the tartan pattern of the shirt body and this pattern should only ever be worn in the most casual of outfits...certainly never with a solid gray suit. You would benefit from a light blue or white plain shirt...or perhaps sans tie with a nice microcheck or light blue stripe.

 

2. Your trousers need to be hemmed and given that it is a rather dressy suit the trousers would also benefit from a cuff. 

 

3. I don't like your shoes. They are very generic and lack shape. 

 

4. Since you aren't wearing a tie...I think your pocket square should be folded less rigidly. the tv fold is too rigid...just make it a bit uneven so the different folds show a bit at the top. 

What about the suit jacket being on the short side?

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Originally Posted by Suntory View Post
 
 

No, I want you to re-see them.

 

[...]

 

We'll be able to click on them to see them.  :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by Suntory View Post

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Jokes aside: I don't know where the spoiler tag is.

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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These fur trims make me feel like I just draped a bear over my body. 

 


 

Navy suit underneath (Click to show)

 

 

post #30236 of 44075
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post


There's good and bad here.

The good is that you jumped into the thread and new posters are always welcome and appreciated. The bad is just about everything else.

1) That shirt doesn't belong anywhere near this outfit. Or any outfit. It is itself a contradiction and should be banished from the kingdom to be made an example of to other shirts like it.
2) It looks like you split up a navy suit and a charcoal/mid-grey suit. Maybe you didn't, but it looks like you did. The pants are passable as such, but wearing a suit jacket as an odd jacket is sick and wrong. Find a blue blazer and lighter-mid-grey pants to form the foundation of this look. Less structured shoulders + wider lapels when you go looking for that blazer would help. And most around here like patch pockets or tucked flaps, at least for the blue blazer, to keep it from looking like a suit jacket. Your call there.
3) A TV fold white linen square is too formal for the rest of the outfit; reserve it for when you're wearing one of the two full suits with a plain white or blue shirt and conservative/formal tie. And get some corners showing and a little bit of asymmetry when you do so it's not just a thin white line.
4) The shoes look too square-toed to me, but that might just be personal preference talking.

Hope that helps, and keep 'em coming.

 

 

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

 

Hi. Welcome to styleforum! 

 

Please accept these criticisms as constructive. I don't mean to insult...but rather hope that you'll accept some of the criticism in an attempt to improve. 

 

1. That shirt is never appropriate in any situation ever. It is not ok with a suit...it is not ok with a sport coat...it is not ok worn casually. I would sell it or throw it away. A contrast collar is associated with a more formal presentation...which is terribly in contrast with the tartan pattern of the shirt body and this pattern should only ever be worn in the most casual of outfits...certainly never with a solid gray suit. You would benefit from a light blue or white plain shirt...or perhaps sans tie with a nice microcheck or light blue stripe.

 

2. Your trousers need to be hemmed and given that it is a rather dressy suit the trousers would also benefit from a cuff. 

 

3. I don't like your shoes. They are very generic and lack shape. 

 

4. Since you aren't wearing a tie...I think your pocket square should be folded less rigidly. the tv fold is too rigid...just make it a bit uneven so the different folds show a bit at the top. 

It certainly does help! I am new to the world of men's fashion and will not deny it. I have been lurking here for a while (clearly not enough) and I take senior members' opinions very seriously.

 

I made a quick adjustment to the pocket square before my last meeting of the day since it was all I could do without going back to my hotel room, as seen in an updated (also potato) photo below. I actually thought it was the other way around, regarding formality of the pocket square.

 

I now realize that I should have posted closer and better lit photos of the shoes/fabrics considering how terrible the overall photo came out on my phone. Those are below as well.

I normally wear a pair of dark burgundy wing tips when I wear this shirt, but they are at the cobbler at the moment. I am a little heartbroken about your guys' opinion on the shirt. I did love this shirt. I had no idea that contrast collars were so douchey. :(

 

The pants are not a suit separate, but the jacket is. I had no idea from when I bought the jacket until I posted here. I did some digging around to find out that it is from a 2 piece by Hugo Boss called the Grand Central 2. It was my first attempt at buying a sport coat and I clearly missed.

 

Are the shoulders and pockets something I could/should ask my tailor to modify? Or should I try to find the pants to complete the suit? I called some Hugo Boss stores as well as some outlets and it seems like finding the pants is going to be a tough one...

 

The hem didn't look right in the first photo, however, I am planning to take them up another 1/2" at least. Not too sure on a cuff yet, but there is enough material to do it.

 

The shoes are Bruno Magli Rammola. I bought them about 5 years ago to wear with a not-too-formal charcoal tuxedo, and I have definitely found it challenging to wear them with anything else.

 

I'll start showing my face once I start making less embarrassing dress decisions. :embar:

 

 

 

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You have tremendous potential, given your candor and open-mindedness.

One thing to think about is that we are often unwittingly attracted to the most novel or conceptually interesting clothing even if it is objectively the more loud and unflattering choice. Try to think of the clothes as tools and constituent parts in a greater armature, not as individual pieces of flair. This way you won't have particular attachment to an individual item but treat them as modular components in a whole.

post #30238 of 44075
Only take the opinion of others SO seriously...seriously.

If you love the shirt, forget what we think and wear it whenever you see fit. I'll say that I do not like the shirt at all, but, again, it's not me who'd be wearing it.

Basically, heed the advice of those here, but don't feel compelled to adhere to everything everyone says.
post #30239 of 44075
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

You have tremendous potential, given your candor and open-mindedness.

One thing to think about is that we are often unwittingly attracted to the most novel or conceptually interesting clothing even if it is objectively the more loud and unflattering choice. Try to think of the clothes as tools and constituent parts in a greater armature, not as individual pieces of flair. This way you won't have particular attachment to an individual item but treat them as modular components in a whole.

 

 

Put down the Thesaurus, @sprout2

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There's only one thesaurus word in there; you should see the shit I deal with every day.

That being said, Orwell would smack the shit outta him for mucking up the English language like that. Come to think of it, doesn't the military regularly butcher the language, Murls? Bet you had to deal with that crap all the time.

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I've mentioned before that I grew up with a framed photograph of Orwell over my bathroom sink. I took a picture this past weekend.

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