or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014) - Page 2055

post #30811 of 43836
Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


StyFo vendors: Luxire, Panta, LuxeSwap

 

I assume the shirt is Luxire?  If so, would you be willing to say which fabric?  That low-contrast stripe works well against the more vivid Glen plaid pattern here.   Thanks.

 

 I usually wear a solid sky blue shirt with my Glen plaid suit and but this looks like a nice alternative.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #30812 of 43836

... (double post)

post #30813 of 43836
Wednesday of a short week. I've paired one of my quietest suits with one of my blingiest pairs of cufflinks - just because . . .

Suit - BB
Shirt - Hilditch & Key
Tie - BBGF
Cufflinks - DVVS, NYC
Vintage watch chain
Shoes - Septieme Largeur, Paris
Overcoat - Adolfo
Hat - Selentino
Scarf - Fortnum & Mason, London


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)










post #30814 of 43836
Quote:
Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

... (double post)

You forgot something.

post #30815 of 43836
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sander View Post

Totally forgot to put this here with all the Christmas trouble. Very happy with this coat.


Beautiful coat. Usually sceptical to contrast details, but those buttons work. Who made it?
post #30816 of 43836
Quote:
Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

 

But for many WAYWRN is at the top of the pyramid, or so it has evolved:   here we deal with the art and craft of putting it all together, combining the individual elements into a coherent and pleasing Gestalt.   That’s the hardest thing of all:  it requires knowledge and a trained eye.  No-one knows everything, and even the most highly trained eye can miss a detail, so knowledgeable people with good eyes congregate here not only to share but to refine and develop their knowledge and skills, and that includes some of SF’s most justifiably valued contributors.

 

I raise this point since it’s easy, even for some who have been on SF for some time, for people to wander into this thread for the first time and, if they’re unaware of this context, not to understand why reactions to their posts aren’t what they expected.

 

I actually agree with the principles behind your thoughts. While I've only shared 3 or 4 outfits in this thread over the last year they have all been met with positive feedback. This isn't to say my agenda is to stockpile "reputation" likes, but rather it's to share the results of my research and understanding throughout this thread over the years.

post #30817 of 43836
As regards the general tone in the thread I'm still surprised that so many confuse tone and critique. I dont think that anyone who dares to post in this thread is sensitive to comments and critique, even if it is tough. But when you see comments that could have been written by poor Bondvillains, the question is why you should care? Because they give unique insights? Dont think so.

There are relatively few people who post regularly in this thread. It might be useful to ask ourselves why. Is it because some people were scared away? Possibly, but I would not be surprised if the main reason people leave is because the feedback did not offer them anything.
post #30818 of 43836
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

 

Thank you, I do. :) 

You're one of the most knowledgeable posters here, so why u post this sort of fit is beyond me. 

 

 

Thanks! That's quite a compliment. I think if you knew me beyond SF you'd at least get why I wear things like this, though why I post them might still be a different story.

 

This was with charcoal flannels and mid-brown grain-leather longwings. I'd appreciate some advice on what I could have done differently in terms of a hank.

 

post #30819 of 43836

Oh, I wish I was on some
Australian mountain range
I got no reason to be there, but I
Imagine it would be some kind of change.

 


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #30820 of 43836
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiplomaticTies View Post

As regards the general tone in the thread I'm still surprised that so many confuse tone and critique. I dont think that anyone who dares to post in this thread is sensitive to comments and critique, even if it is tough. But when you see comments that could have been written by poor Bondvillains, the question is why you should care? Because they give unique insights? Dont think so.

There are relatively few people who post regularly in this thread. It might be useful to ask ourselves why. Is it because some people were scared away? Possibly, but I would not be surprised if the main reason people leave is because the feedback did not offer them anything.

 

As we all know, it’s an open thread, so anyone can post photos and anyone can comment.   And because it’s an open thread the quality of posts of either sort is variable, of course.  As I remarked a few pages back, a newbie with no prior knowledge whatsoever of principles of dress won’t immediately be able to distinguish the good advice from the bad, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t good advice to be had.  There are at least a dozen regular posters to this thread who are quite expert.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #30821 of 43836
I don't post often in here simply because I don't wear suits to work but I do try to post when I'm wearing a suit.

I recall some time ago someone posted a picture and they got ridiculed Honestly some of the posters here are very pretentious.

But thankfully most of the time people here are helpful and I've learned alot from reading
post #30822 of 43836
Quote:
Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

 

As we all know, it’s an open thread, so anyone can post photos and anyone can comment.   And because it’s an open thread the quality of posts of either sort is variable, of course.  As I remarked a few pages back, a newbie with no prior knowledge whatsoever of principles of dress won’t immediately be able to distinguish the good advice from the bad, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t good advice to be had.  There are at least a dozen regular posters to this thread who are quite expert.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

I agree with most of what you wrote but you also walk right into what I think is one of the main problems: there are no fixed principles of dress. Some people here write comments like they were dishing out scientific truths, where there are no such truths to be had. What we have (at best) is experience which can lead to good advice. It is also good to have someone from outside who can notice things you don't notice yourself. That kind of advice is the reason I post. But that's as far as it goes. Someone telling me that a certain look doesn't really work and who also can back that up with a few good arguments and observations, that's really valuable. Someone saying that you are plain wrong in doing a certain thing, that's neither helpful nor true. Just by reading posts in this forum for a couple of months I have already noticed that there are fundamentally different views on fit, especially between the americans and the europeans on this forum. That's a question of taste, tradition and fashion, not subject to any fixed principles.

 

I also think we should be careful to assume that people who are new to this forum are necessarily new to menswear. I'm not saying that is what you write, but from some of the comments in this forum I would certainly draw that conclusion.

post #30823 of 43836
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiplomaticTies View Post
 

 

I agree with most of what you wrote but you also walk right into what I think is one of the main problems: there are no fixed principles of dress. [...]

 

Oh, I think there are, but one needs to be clear about the meaning of 'principle' in different contexts.  I have in mind, for example, the various optical illusions that have been the foundation of tailoring for a very long time, like the effect of buttoning point on the apparent height of the wearer, the effect of roped shoulders on perceived shoulder width, and so forth.  These are pretty objective considerations since they’re rooted in optics and psychology, which is to say they’re not mere social constructions.

 

Among those things which are social constructions, some I agree are wholly arbitrary (I can’t think of any good reason why black grenadine ties should look funereal, say) while some are a consequence of function (action backs evolved to allow free motion of the arms when engaged in outdoor sports like shooting, and thus would be perceived by most of us as odd in a three piece pinstripe business suit intended for office wear) and some a convention based on historical happenstance (there's nothing intrinsically horsey about Tattersal, but at this point in history the association is there because of its origin).    And there are arguably rational grounds for talking about seasonal and other sorts of consistencies too (we’d all agree that wearing a winter overcoat up top and Bermuda shorts and sandals below would look strange because of the seasonal dissonance; similarly, I think, for at least some aspects of the city/country continuum). 

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #30824 of 43836
Post Christmas shopping. Bought another newsboy cap:

post #30825 of 43836
Killer scarf @EFV
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)