or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014) - Page 2475

post #37111 of 43859
New Panta scarf (thanks @edmorel)

Crappy photos; shirt is pink.



post #37112 of 43859
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




inlove.gif
post #37113 of 43859
Quote:
Originally Posted by blekit View Post

Today.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
9883514cfaa79f012a0cf3586920d45f.jpg
Details (Click to show)
Rather quiet, maybe a little bit boring. Feedback is appreciated.

 

Other than the scale of your pocket square being too close to your tie and in a contrived fold, this is hands down the best fit you have posted.  Primarily because it is "a bit boring" (subdued, elegant, etc), it is not suffering from your usual penchant for either mixing too many disparate or incoherent pieces or patterns.  Good job.

post #37114 of 43859

Yesterday

 

 

 

Details (Click to show)
SuitSupply
Charles Tyrwhitt
Howard's
Meermin
post #37115 of 43859
Quote:
Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

New Panta scarf (thanks @edmorel)

Crappy photos; shirt is pink.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Texture shots are beautiful.

post #37116 of 43859
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pliny View Post
 

 

 

That jacket is a stunner.  Shirt, jacket, tie color combination is nice too  imo.  I would change the buttons for brown horn.

Thanks.  I actually bought some horn buttons a few years ago for a button swap project.  Where did I put those...

post #37117 of 43859
This evening I'm attending a members' viewing at the Whitney downtown, and the weather, though grey, is supposed to be dry for the entire day, so I'm venturing out in this rig. For the record, I believe that this is the first time I've worn this suit with a shirt that wasn't white - I am such a revolutionary.

Suit - New & Lingwood
Shirt - BB
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - BB
PS - Ashear
Vintage watch chain
Braces - Barney's NYC
Shoes - Septieme Largeur, Paris


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







post #37118 of 43859

Ok, this is last time Mr. Tweed ;)

post #37119 of 43859
Quote:
Originally Posted by Veremund View Post



Use spoilers gosh darn it!

Right! I need to figure out how to do that. All the pics get annoying.

post #37120 of 43859
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexRamius View Post
 

 

I have i slightly different point of view on the matter.

I agree that "rules" are a great help for any begginers, and since we're not begginers anymore, we should be able to bend them, or simply discard them.

 

But i do believe that every item of cloth has an history, anf thus was created for a purpose.

I do believe that aesthetics have a strong influence.

 

Thus i believe in something i like to call "consistency" (actually, i say coherence in french, but wathever).

 

Let's use the exemple of Oxfords & Derbies:

Yes, oxfords are to be worn with suits and derbies with separates. The logic behind that is that oxfords were meant for the city, and derbies for the country. Thus, oxfords are more formal, and derbies are more casual.

So without bending any rule, it would seem logic to use derbies with a casual suit - let's say an unstructured linen suit with patch pockets.

 

So rules are not useless, but we should just take time to think about why they were made up.

 

So here's my two cent on the matter.

 

PS: Sorry for my english, it has been quite some time since i have not practiced it.

Great piece from Simon Crompton today at http://menstoptens.com/home/style/menswear-10-commandments/simon-crompton

 

I think the Picasso quote sums it up nicely: ‘Learn the rules like a master, so you can break them like an artist’

post #37121 of 43859
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexRamius View Post
 

 

I have i slightly different point of view on the matter.

I agree that "rules" are a great help for any begginers, and since we're not begginers anymore, we should be able to bend them, or simply discard them.

 

But i do believe that every item of cloth has an history, anf thus was created for a purpose.

I do believe that aesthetics have a strong influence.

 

Thus i believe in something i like to call "consistency" (actually, i say coherence in french, but wathever).

 

Let's use the exemple of Oxfords & Derbies:

Yes, oxfords are to be worn with suits and derbies with separates. The logic behind that is that oxfords were meant for the city, and derbies for the country. Thus, oxfords are more formal, and derbies are more casual.

So without bending any rule, it would seem logic to use derbies with a casual suit - let's say an unstructured linen suit with patch pockets.

 

So rules are not useless, but we should just take time to think about why they were made up.

 

So here's my two cent on the matter.

 

PS: Sorry for my english, it has been quite some time since i have not practiced it.


This actually isn't much difference from my point of view at all. Except that your example does beg the question to a degree.

post #37122 of 43859

^ Full marks for adhering to The Rules in usage of the phrase "beg the question".

post #37123 of 43859

Purely by accident I'm sure.

post #37124 of 43859
Quote:
Originally Posted by smittycl View Post
 

Great piece from Simon Crompton today at http://menstoptens.com/home/style/menswear-10-commandments/simon-crompton

 

I think the Picasso quote sums it up nicely: ‘Learn the rules like a master, so you can break them like an artist’

 

Yeah, i know, i do AND don't agree with it. Breaking the rules in the sole purpose to break them seems a bit silly. It's like the weird italian obsession to unbuttoned whatever should be buttoned. Yes, sprezzatura does have a meaning, but please, close your shirt.

 

It's a bit too binary for me. My point is that rules exist for a reason, and we should try to understand them rather to simply apply or discard them.

 

@Caustic Man:Well... yes...
I was simply trying to say that "rules" are more than social norms.

post #37125 of 43859
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexRamius View Post
 

 

@Caustic Man:Well... yes...
I was simply trying to say that "rules" are more than social norms.

 

Ok, but why is that so? The example you gave says simply that oxfords are formal because they were meant to be worn in the city. The natural next question is why were they meant to be worn in the city?  All things being equal, is there some real difference that makes a calf derby more practical to wear in the country than a calf oxford? To take it even further, why does one need to be more formal in a city? Have there never been formal events in the country? 

 

This is not to say that some things aren't really based on something more than social convention. Riding boots really are practical for riding, for instance. However even in this case socially acceptable behavior trumps all. Brummell spent much more time wearing riding boots than he did on a horse, as do most of the women who wear them in the city today.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)