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@Dennis Walter thank you for tucking your tie properly with the double breasted suit.  Now, please try and remember not to pop the collar of your shirt over your rollneck sweater.  Or to wear a colalred shirt and a rollneck sweater at the same time in the first place :)

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@Dennis Walter
thank you for tucking your tie properly with the double breasted suit.  Now, please try and remember not to pop the collar of your shirt over your rollneck sweater.  Or to wear a colalred shirt and a rollneck sweater at the same time in the first place smile.gif

I prefer a bit of well-done extravagance over uninspired rule-following any day of the week. It is not my style, but when it's well done I see absolutely nothing wrong with it.
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I prefer a bit of well-done extravagance over uninspired rule-following any day of the week. It is not my style, but when it's well done I see absolutely nothing wrong with it.


Must be a German thing ;)

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A few closeups to show texture.

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Must be a German thing wink.gif

Yes, it's just in our nature.
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I admire your daring, but you serially pick the wrong shoes.

 

Care to share some more details? I am happy to hear your thoughts, @Caustic Man

 

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@Dennis Walter thank you for tucking your tie properly with the double breasted suit.  Now, please try and remember not to pop the collar of your shirt over your rollneck sweater.  Or to wear a colalred shirt and a rollneck sweater at the same time in the first place :)

 

 

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I prefer a bit of well-done extravagance over uninspired rule-following any day of the week. It is not my style, but when it's well done I see absolutely nothing wrong with it.

 

@colco, i fear i have to disagree wholeheartedly. As @Sander pointed out, it´s a) a matter of genetic disposition and b) pure taste - you can´t argue with either. The rollneck-over-shirt-look might not be everyone´s cup of tea, but i like drinking it occassionally. Oh, and by the way: the "coral" shirt you mentioned isn´t coral at all - it´s the same blue one i wore with the dark blue suit / charcoal rollneck. My iPhone cam pretty much fucked it up, apparently ;-)

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My dad and mom were in a church in Alsace-Lorraine in the early 80s. My mom was sitting somewhere she shouldn't (a bench near some construction), and a guard approached them and asked her to move (in French, presumably). My dad responded in German that his wife was simply very tired. The guard then responded with something along the lines of:

"Listen, you Germans have your rules; we have ours. I thought you all were a very rule following people"

My father objected and the guard continued half jokingly "Come on now, we don't want to bring out the guns"

To which my father feigned shock and replied "But we Germans are a peace loving people, as you French should know."

They were kicked out of the church.
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I think ur my style icon *blushing* where have you been missing man?

 

Thanx a ton, @OmarDubaibanker - however, i dare say you might reconsider your choice. There are far better dressers in here...had to sort out some things, but now back on track ;-)

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Care to share some more details? I am happy to hear your thoughts, @Caustic Man

 

 

 

 

@colco, i fear i have to disagree wholeheartedly. As @Sander pointed out, it´s a) a matter of genetic disposition and b) pure taste - you can´t argue with either. The rollneck-over-shirt-look might not be everyone´s cup of tea, but i like drinking it occassionally. Oh, and by the way: the "coral" shirt you mentioned isn´t coral at all - it´s the same blue one i wore with the dark blue suit / charcoal rollneck. My iPhone cam pretty much fucked it up, apparently ;-)

I didn't reference a coral shirt, was a typo. 

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Time for an eBay thrift today. It's someone else's Zegna MTM from the late 90s, and is in 15MilMil fabric (which I believe is a S150s). The only thing that annoys me about it is that it's ventless. It's not that I don't like the style, but it just feels...weird. May have to try and let it out slightly another time. For some reason, it doesn't have a lapel hole either.

 

On a separate note, the lightness of the construction of the suit is insane. It's so weightless and soft that I'm not even sure if I really like it...or maybe I'm just too used to stiff English garments!

 

Whilst not totally perfect, I think it looks pretty good after the alterations:

 

Before

 

AppleMark

 

After

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

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My dad and mom were in a church in Alsace-Lorraine in the early 80s. My mom was sitting somewhere she shouldn't (a bench near some construction), and a guard approached them and asked her to move (in French, presumably). My dad responded in German that his wife was simply very tired. The guard then responded with something along the lines of:

"Listen, you Germans have your rules; we have ours. I thought you all were a very rule following people"

My father objected and the guard continued half jokingly "Come on now, we don't want to bring out the guns"

To which my father feigned shock and replied "But we Germans are a peace loving people, as you French should know."

They were kicked out of the church.


As you should know Alsace has a long story with France and Germany. One time German, one time French, and again and again, so they develop a kind of protection by using their own language (non-understandaple by German and French). They keep a bitterness against this two country (a bit more against Germany). In 80's it was also pretty current to have a father or an uncle who died during WWII. Well, this kind of story is very common for this kind of region that has often been invaded. Well, I like your story, that's pretty interesting, thanks you for sharing it.

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I think the shirt is too informal for the suit. And the tie... let's just say I would have a hard time wearing it. biggrin.gif

I appreciate your comments. Looking back, I think a solid or repp stripe tie would formalize the shirt a bit, and a solid shirt would augment the tie. Live and learn... As a general statement, I do like the medallion-type ties--they tickle my old school fancy. smile.gif
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To be clear, my dad isn't German (though he spoke German as well as one).

Just a shit ^_^
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Making my choices :D 

 

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Harris tweed and an old tie...and a disappearing square, could have went with something a bit darker. 

 

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