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@upr_crust

that is one the most magnificent fits you have posted in all the years I have seen you in this thread. Bravo. Lovely colors and it just all fits so well together in a way only you could pull off.

Hear hear, agree completely!

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This is pretty much what I had assumed. Although the Civic has been saying that ticket sales continue to be healthy, they are saying that they have been slower to sell. That can have its advantages for me, since I can swoop in and subscribe to good seats. Used to be the good ones were taken up every year by people who had been subscribers for 10+ years.

As a regular opera and concert goer myself I have never really embraced the dressing up thing (although I embrace it on many other occasions). Maybe it's because I started going to the opera in Stockholm where the dress code, even on opening night, is more geared towards original than formal.

 

But sometimes when I go to opera/concerts here in Geneva I realise why many people see it as an obsolete art for the well off. I am always among the youngest members in the audience, people are dressed expensively (though not always well) and I some of them look like they are less likely to survive the opera than the leading soprano. It's almost like a parody. Therefore I prefer not to dress up too much.

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Originally Posted by Citan1145 View Post

@upr_crust

that is one the most magnificent fits you have posted in all the years I have seen you in this thread. Bravo. Lovely colors and it just all fits so well together in a way only you could pull off.

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Hear hear, agree completely!

Thank you, gentlemen. Ironically enough, today's attire was stitched together almost entirely from sale items bought over a long period of time - the suit was a clearance item, as was the waistcoat, the scarf and the shoes. The tie was found at my local discounter, Century 21, as was the pocket square, and the Tyrwhitt items I am sure were bought at clearance, or at least at a volume discount. The cufflinks I've had since the 1980's, when there was a small shop specializing in "junk" cufflinks (i.e. non-precious metals) in Duke of York St. (now the location of the Trumper's in the Jermyn St. area).
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Mixing clothes that are not supposed to be worn together: flannel and solaro.

 

 

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Originally Posted by DiplomaticTies View Post
 

As a regular opera and concert goer myself I have never really embraced the dressing up thing

 

I guess this depends on what you mean by "dressing up". In Chicago it's not unusual to see suits and ties for a daytime performances (although, admittedly, it is more the norm in the evening). I wouldn't feel dressy at all wearing a suit to dinner in the city or to the ballet or opera. It was much the same when we lived in Louisville as well. Places farther south, like Nashville, there isn't a jacket to be found in even the finest restaurants. In my hometown of San Diego if you wear a blazer people around you will ask "What's the occasion?" So it seems to me this designation is at least somewhat regional.

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Like @SYCSYC, I am mixing seasonal fabrics today (Murl and Suge should look away, save unsettling their delicate dispositions).

 

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I Got The Blues:

 

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

I Got The Blues:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Nice.

 

Glad to see the cat's back.  We were all wondering what happened yesterday.  :)

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Zegna

What sort of tailoring do you have done to the Zegna jackets? From the ones I have seen on you, the midsection is not flattering and seems to lack a tailored fit/shape. You don't strike me as someone who is particularly out of shape or big in the midsection, but your jackets give off a bulbous appearance. I think part of it is the buttoning points seem to be a bit high on these jackets. While I'm not entirely convinced it is the camera angle, perhaps the appearance of fit might be improved if you moved the camera back a few feet and slightly higher if possible.
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@doomx @dazedstate

Colors of his outfit are great. Agree about the fit, but sometimes it can be the wide angle of a camera causing it.

My take: the button stance cannot be lower on this jacket due to the narrower lapels; to keep the lines elegant, the gorge might need to be lower, lapels wider, and front quarters further apart. Or some combination of those variables.

Who makes the jacket?
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post

What sort of tailoring do you have done to the Zegna jackets? From the ones I have seen on you, the midsection is not flattering and seems to lack a tailored fit/shape. You don't strike me as someone who is particularly out of shape or big in the midsection, but your jackets give off a bulbous appearance. I think part of it is the buttoning points seem to be a bit high on these jackets. While I'm not entirely convinced it is the camera angle, perhaps the appearance of fit might be improved if you moved the camera back a few feet and slightly higher if possible.

My Zegna jackets fit me by far the best out of all my others. My camera doesn't go any higher and moving my camera further back doesn't give a clear image of fabric and details.

A few of the guys have seen me with my stuff in person and I just have a hell of a difficult time photographing my pieces and outfits well. I usually do take a picture from a bit further away and then crop it to get all the stuff out from behind me.
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I just have a hell of a difficult time photographing my pieces and outfits well.

 

I was just thinking you would get a whole lot more love with some better photographic skills, or equipment.

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I was just thinking you would get a whole lot more love with some better photographic skills, or equipment.

I am in complete agreement. I have been attempting to get good pictures and angles and lighting but clearly haven't had much success. I would also prefer to not clog up this thread with camera basics and maybe take it to a PM.

I'll post the pic I took this morning in a bit once I get home.
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

@doomx @dazedstate

Colors of his outfit are great. Agree about the fit, but sometimes it can be the wide angle of a camera causing it.

My take: the button stance cannot be lower on this jacket due to the narrower lapels; to keep the lines elegant, the gorge might need to be lower, lapels wider, and front quarters further apart. Or some combination of those variables.

Who makes the jacket?

Thank you. It's a Fitzgerald from Brooks Brothers. Nothing special but I fell in love with the fabric. The fit is definitely not perfect, as I stated previously, a lot of extra fabric is carried through the back. I chalk it up to the balance being off but I'm certainly no expert.
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

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I am in complete agreement. I have been attempting to get good pictures and angles and lighting but clearly haven't had much success. I would also prefer to not clog up this thread with camera basics and maybe take it to a PM.

I'll post the pic I took this morning in a bit once I get home.

Honestly, why not just go full Pliny and do a few pics (upper half, lower-ish half, fabric close up, shoes) rather than one all encompassing fit pic?

I think the general consensus is your pics do you and your rigs far too little credit, whereas, for me, Pliny's are some of my favorites.

My .02
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