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Waiting the storm :

 

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But, really, I assumed you meant a contemporary crowd, where getting the ABCs of tailoring "right" is a pretty distinctive look – given that current trends in tailored clothes are far from classic, and far from flattering on many people.

I see you have a different Outlook on the matter. wink.gif
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Now that's just being picky! 

I was being diplomatic. If I were to be blunt, I'd say it's horribly incongruous. If I were blunt.
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That patch pocket looks out of place with those lapels.

 

@Purplelabel I don't think it's just the lapels. I mean, this patch pocket is almost reaching your arm pit.

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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

 

But, really, I assumed you meant a contemporary crowd, where getting the ABCs of tailoring "right" is a pretty distinctive look – given that current trends in tailored clothes are far from classic, and far from flattering on many people.

 

I do mean contemporary crowds. Groups of well dressed people happen in all ages. They may have happened more often in long ago days of myth and legend, but they are not uncommon if you know where to look. Being able to make the distinction of which crowd to be a face in is advanced shit.

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Looking at pictures helps but, unless you also study those principles you may not have an eye for why some things work and others don't.
I may break this rule of thumb when I post a fit here next month but it is cakes some of us should be posting in the tailor's thread instead of here so we can improve. The best posters here, as far as I can tell, know not only about fabrics, cuts, colors, etc, but also about how their own bodies benefit or suffer from certain sartorial tendencies. I didn't even know what a dropped shoulder was until someone pointed out that I had one ( in another thread).
There is also the problem that aost everyone here is so much better dressed than the prior they see everyday that you may develop a false sense of accomplishment, part of which may create the sensitive to criticism here (also the expense and frustration over having to start all over again when you thought you were making progress.)
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@Purplelabel
 I don't think it's just the lapels. I mean, this patch pocket is almost reaching your arm pit.

It's angled, but not that far over.
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The best posters here, as far as I can tell, know not only about fabrics, cuts, colors, etc, but also about how their own bodies benefit or suffer from certain sartorial tendencies.

 

Bingo.

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[In the spirit of recent calls for more critique]: BLEAP, I really like the consonance of your fit today except for the white linen pocket square.  Not only does it occupy a different and more formal space in terms of its sartorial associations, but it's also a crisp, cool, dry texture when everything else you are wearing projects warmth and softness. 

 

I point this out only because of how well I think the other pieces work together.  BLEAP's outfits consistently rank among my favorites, and this one is no exception. 

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[In the spirit of recent calls for more critique]: BLEAP, I really like the consonance of your fit today except for the white linen pocket square.  Not only does it occupy a different and more formal space in terms of its sartorial associations, but it's also a crisp, cool, dry texture when everything else you are wearing projects warmth and softness. 

I point this out only because of how well I think the other pieces work together.  BLEAP's outfits consistently rank among my favorites, and this one is no exception. 

So you think it's a principle that if everything else is warm and soft, it's wrong to have an accent piece that's cool and crisp? I interpret the function of accent pieces differently; they're accents. I'm also not sure how a smooth blue shirt projects warmth and softness.
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Guys, I think that photo is from "The Shining." Isn't that Jack Nicholson standing front and center? I think I saw this on website of outtakes. I think that was supposed to be an alternate ending where somehow he became a ghost of the past....

 

...and after 30 seconds of Googling: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/lost-ending-to-stanley-kubricks-the-shining-revealed-20130124 

 

Okay, enough amateur detective work for me. Back to work.

 

Cheers!

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So you think it's a principle that if everything else is warm and soft, it's wrong to have an accent piece that's cool and crisp? I interpret the function of accent pieces differently; they're accents. I'm also not sure how a smooth blue shirt projects warmth and softness.

 

Without accounting for every possible exception or possible implementation, yes, I do.  The blue shirt works because it's neutral, not because it's crisp.  I can't tell what cloth BLEAP is wearing, but oxford cloth with its warmth and softness would be far preferable in that fit to a really crisp super 150s poplin.  The "crisper" the shirt, the less it coheres. 

 

Pocket squares as accent pieces gets trickier, but the principle still holds, I think.  Something with visible texture would be less at home with black oxfords, white broadcloth, and navy pinstripes than white linen, just as white linen seems incongruous with tweed.

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Without accounting for every possible exception or possible implementation, yes, I do.  The blue shirt works because it's neutral, not because it's crisp.  I can't tell what cloth BLEAP is wearing, but oxford cloth with its warmth and softness would be far preferable in that fit to a really crisp super 150s poplin.  The "crisper" the shirt, the less it coheres. 

 

Pocket squares as accent pieces gets trickier, but the principle still holds, I think.  Something with visible texture would be less at home with black oxfords, white broadcloth, and navy pinstripes than white linen, just as white linen seems incongruous with tweed.

 

Well, thanks for your comments and kind words. I understand your opinion, in fact it's difficult with this kind of jacket to ass a pocket square without going into the "too much" side, so I chose this white linen, because it's neutral and make the balance with the blue shirt. I think i should buy a cream cashmere pocket square, in order to keep the neutrality and add the winter texture. But, in my opinion, there is two way to make things working together, contrast (linen and tweed) or coherence (wool/silk and tweed for example).

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Had a great day today, SF lunch in London town



Always superb company @upr_crust and @Mr Knightley



WIWT



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