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I always feel great with a bow tie biggrin.gif 


Too many (button)holes in a very nice cloth!bigstar[1].gif
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I beg to differ .  Sharing our understanding of the conventions is still imo  this forum's primary raison d'etre.    

And of course your statement re  'people on the forum that actually command all these truths' is just a straw man that AFAIK nobody really subscribes to anyway.    Yes there are people who know and understand the conventions better than others, and I for  one am grateful for everything I've learned from them-  Mafoo, Manton, Vox,  Gdl, EdMorel.  

They don't post in this thread because, frankly, it's a trainwreck, with lots of contributors who are just starting out and who don't even appreciate the extent of their ignorance.  (and a few regulars too who are wilful rebels,  and I won't mention your name AAS).smile.gif

Let me ask u-  How do you know when a fit 'actually worked'?  The answer, of course, is that the fit either subscribed to  the conventions, or, even better, and much more difficult, deliberately riffed on the conventions in a new and exciting way.  

These things don't happen by chance.  You don't wander into Manton  or Foo's closet, get dressed in the dark, and discover you've put together a great outfit by happenstance.  You have more chance of flapping your arms and flying to the moon.  You need to know the rules before you can break them successfully. 


There's nothing really arguable here imo.    The Duke of Windsor, for example, was a one man Pittti.  His rule-breaking provides some of the foundations on which our current conventions are based. 

It's all a bit like poetry.  Find the edge and dance on it. That's the challenge, and the risk.

Not sure what you beg to differ about, I agree with all your comments here. Especially the fundamental idea that its about sharing our understanding of the conventions and the basic notion that knowledge is always the best basis to bend (or break) rules. 

But I have a question, and its not a rhetorical point or anything like that, but because I would be genuinely interested in what some of the longstanding members of the forum thinks. You describe the forum as a "trainwreck", including newbies who "dont even appreciate the extent of their ignorance". But I would think that the basic idea with a forum like this is to have a steady flow of new blood because it is not really interesting to have the same few people express their mutual admiration over each others fits. So how are the newbies greeted?

I mentioned before that I do not consider myself to be a proper newbie since I have been involved in other forums, blogs etc for some time now, but I see newcomers here that are met with what I would consider to be rude and condescending remarks. Usually only  that everything with their fit is wrong, but without any advice that you could actually take with you and use. Is that the way this forum wants to operate? Is it helpful? I have thick skin and a pretty developed sense of what works and doesnt work for me, usually when I get negative feedback it is about issues that I suspected were there. But if I would imagine that my 25 year old self had wan'


 u said 'there r no fixed principles of dress'. I said 'there are hundreds if not thousands of them' (or words to that effect) and u said 'that's hairsplitting'.    It's not hairsplitting.  It's the key point.

re your question  'how r the newbies greeted?'   As u can see for yourself, with a mixture of encouragement and constructive criticism.  Rarely snark, in this thread.  As for 'rude and condescending'  .. I don't see that.  There's the occasional troll, but otherwise the tenor is open, friendly and reasonable. 

PS   Fit is nice.  Love the overcoat.  Looks a lot like some Minnis lambswool I just bought.  (top)


Please identify the bottom cloth? bigstar[1].gif
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It is if you're a Judge taking a coffee break on a weekday.

I'm not sure I follow.
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@Butler sorry, no can do, was one of a job lot from Huddersfield Cloth.
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I have none, but I believe they could look nice with that ensemble.

What I do have is Allen Edmonds Burgundy Park Avenue. They might have to do next time.

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Too many (button)holes in a very nice cloth!bigstar[1].gif

That's the point :D 

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The weather has finally cooled down enough to start taking some of the flannel suits out of their dry cleaner cocoons and wearing them. Today's suit hasn't been worn since late last April.

Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
Shirt - Hilditch & Key
Tie - Thomas Pink
Braces - BB
Cufflinks - Budd, London
PS - Alain Figaret
Shoes - C & J Edgwares
Overcoat - BB
Scarf - Fortnum & Mason
Hat - Selentino


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This is what I wear at work today :D 

I am really fond of composing hopsack and charcoal flannel. It is a bit obvious but very classic combination. I am also crazy about my beautiful seven-fold tie hand-made for my brand in Italy. As you can see t's unlined with hand-rolled edges :D 

 

 

 

 

Of course I am gonna get changed in the evening! Today we are keeping it low key with best friends only so tuxedo stays in the closet :( I am testing a few prototypes and promised my wife to wear the shirt in the middle of this pic :P 

 

 

It is also a great moment to take the occasion and wish all the SF members a Happy New Year with plenty of stylish ensembles, a lot of ideas for developing your personal style, no missed purchases of things that don't fit and a lot of smile throughout the forthcoming year :D

Cheers to everyone! 

 

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I love this jacket.
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Would've looked a touch nicer with a dark suede shoe, in my opinion. Still really good, as is, and I love that jacket.
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Peak lapels are not CBD.

I'd agree. Unless you are in Italy. Then most people wear lapels with some belly. And peaks aren't uncommon.
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Just a fun detail pic from today... Trying out some different shades of brown. Happy New Year!

 

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Beautiful coat. Usually sceptical to contrast details, but those buttons work. Who made it?

Thanks! It's from Dalcuore in Naples.
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