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 My sources of inspiration vary a lot. SS lookbooks are somewhere in the mix, but they are definitely not the most important one. I'd rather say these are social media (including this forum, some blogs, portals, etc.) and books. I'm here because I think that some looks published here are easily among the best available. This includes both guys who steer towards more classic ways and those who dare to experiment a little. I'll definitely stick around, because that's my passion and I love discussing it with other people even when they point out my weaknesses or lacks in knowledge. I believe it's the best way to up my game.

 

Fair enough. I'd tend to say that most menswear social media aims to copy the ad-look anyway, so it's the same difference in that regard. I'm glad you will stick around because even the fits that are not SF approved do all of us some good. It gets us to think about why we believe the things we do. Explaining things to someone clarifies things in one's own mind as well. This isn't to say you look bad, btw. Again, a different aesthetic. Who knows, we may yet make you a nice little :foo: clone anyway.

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I didn't brought up any of your other points because they were addressing my outfit directly while this one was presented more like a general statement with which I simply disagree. Maybe it wasn't your intention, but that's how I understand your message. As for the other remarks, I think that tie and pocketsquare are a rather good match and I agree that cardigan might be redundant. 
My sources of inspiration vary a lot. SS lookbooks are somewhere in the mix, but they are definitely not the most important one. I'd rather say these are social media (including this forum, some blogs, portals, etc.) and books. I'm here because I think that some looks published here are easily among the best available. This includes both guys who steer towards more classic ways and those who dare to experiment a little. I'll definitely stick around, because that's my passion and I love discussing it with other people even when they point out my weaknesses or lacks in knowledge. I believe it's the best way to up my game.


The tie and square are too good a match, that is the problem.
notice how Blekit didn't (couldn't?) mention a sartorial influence like a relative, peer, teacher, etc? Sign of the times....
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notice how Blekit didn't (couldn't?) mention a sartorial influence like a relative, peer, teacher, etc? Sign of the times....

 

I'm not jumping on @blekit for this, but I was going to say something on the issue. I was going to guess that many of the people on the CM side of SF have individuals whom they look to for inspiration. This may be another member, a father or grandfather, a movie star, or even royalty or something. Probably a combination of those things. But it is usually not (again, guessing) look-books, particular brands, or whatever. Like I said, this is not a slam on blekit. Just an observation of some differences.

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Yes, nothing against @blekit. I really do think it's just a new generation more removed from the time when men wore a coat and tie regularly. And before social media.
I was personally influenced by my natty grandfather who sold insurance for Met Life and wore a suit every day to work and a coat and tie even on weekends, and growing up in a suburban northeast prep stronghold. If Blekit wants to see prep or trad he needs to Google.


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I'm not jumping on @blekit
 for this, but I was going to say something on the issue. I was going to guess that many of the people on the CM side of SF have individuals whom they look to for inspiration. This may be another member, a father or grandfather, a movie star, or even royalty or something. Probably a combination of those things. But it is usually not (again, guessing) look-books, particular brands, or whatever. Like I said, this is not a slam on blekit. Just an observation of some differences.
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The tie and square are too good a match, that is the problem.
notice how Blekit didn't (couldn't?) mention a sartorial influence like a relative, peer, teacher, etc? Sign of the times....

Fwiw, I didn't have that kind of personal influence as well until I started in the industry. Now there are a lot of incredibly well dressed men I'm lucky enough to call my friends and love to discuss menswear minutiae with, but that wasn't always the case.
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Having a personal (mentor, teacher, relative, etc) influence is overrated; at least, it's something I often see mentioned as contributing to some perceived downfall of men's fashion.

But having a few exemplars is important. At least, it was for me.
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That's great, SYC. Looks cozy.

Theo, I dig the jacket.


Thanks @jcmeyer!

 

Here's todays rig:

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Here's todays rig:

Special occasion?
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Only an interminably long faculty meeting. It doesn't count as a special occasion in my book! smile.gif
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Having a personal (mentor, teacher, relative, etc) influence is overrated; at least, it's something I often see mentioned as contributing to some perceived downfall of men's fashion.

But having a few exemplars is important. At least, it was for me.

Im not sure there is a significant difference between the two. Influences can exist in ones personal life, but don't have to. It's less a matter of where they come from than how you utilize their influence. Either can be positive or negative.

@Theo Prof ugly tie, bro. It brings down what otherwise is a decent fit.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Having a personal (mentor, teacher, relative, etc) influence is overrated; at least, it's something I often see mentioned as contributing to some perceived downfall of men's fashion.

But having a few exemplars is important. At least, it was for me.

So your opinion is that environment doesn't matter?

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This would be terrific had you said you were going some fancy evening event.  That kind of satin tie is better in the evening, particularly in a silvery grey like that.  What color is your suit?  

 

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Thanks @jcmeyer!

 

Here's todays rig:

 

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Originally Posted by colco View Post

Please find some examples of blue trousers and grey jacket done well and post them.
Just because blue on top works with grey doesn't mean the inverse is true.
You've much to learn.

If you think navy pants are hard to wear, you do too.
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I might be new to SF and I definitely have much to learn, but in this case I stand behind my belief that dismissing grey jacket/navy trousers combination altogether is nonsense.

You're not wrong, but you could have selected better examples. They abound.
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This is precisely the reason gray is not all that versatile. A gray jacket nearly precludes the wearing of the most versatile trousers in CM, light gray. You have to get the shades spot on, or else wear another color. Even when the shades are different enough I still don't like gray jacket, gray trousers unless it is a suit. It looks so drab. And this is coming from someone who lives to be soporific. You could wear it as a northern lights look but that has a whole new set of problems that have been well discussed here. This isn't to say that none of these things can work, it's just not something for beginners or the faint of heart. For the record, I don't think any of those gray jacket looks you posted are particularly good. 

I speak for expert dressers everywhere. Navy pants do not require years of apprenticeship nor a particularly notable amount of bravery. There are several cowards here who wear them well.



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There are several cowards here who where them well.

 

You wouldn't be referring to yourself, would you?

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