I think a shirt with a more formal collar would have been a better choice with today's outfit.
J. Crew Factory jacket
Tie Bar tie
Thrifted cotton PS
Banana Republic trousers
Allen Edmonds Kenilworths
A mix of wayyyyyy too snug and a way too high button point, which makes the rather low rise of the trews even more apparent.
No go in my book.
Gentlemen, you may well be right. I was all set to don a pair of brown shoes (see below) but opted at the last minute for black. Something about the blue/white/grey of the suit/shirt combo led me in that direction. Personally, I think either choice is acceptable but brown shoes may have been the better choice.
I'm not sure whether you are debating me or Tibor here. Perhaps both of us. I've seen Tibor's hat in many of his fits and in reality, I don't think it flares out at the top - that's probably a bit of lens distortion going on. Certainly though, it doesn't taper - the side walls are cylindrical.
Historically, many fedoras from the 30s and 40s taper, and others don't. The classic example of a high fedora with minimal taper is the "Indiana Jones" fedora which is of course a recreation. Akubra make a similar hat - apparently designed for one of their retailers by the same guy that designed the actual Indy hat. It's marketed as the "Federation IV" and I have one:
Yes, a little less extreme than Tibor's, but not far off. Oh... and look ... I'm wearing yesterday's suit with brown shoes!
Bottom line: Tibor's hat may not be entirely historically accurate, but it's heading in that direction; and most importantly: it rocks!