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It's the Eidos long sleeve one button placket popover, in cotton/linen. Every time it's posted it gets like 20+ thumbs. Anyways, like I said, I strongly dislike wearing a suit without a tie, but wearing it like this shows that you've intentionally chosen not to wear a tie, as it's impossible to wear one with this shirt. It's not an optimal look, but this is what people in my industry wear. It becomes a question of wanting to be sartorially correct, but standing out, or dressing like your coworkers, but being incorrect.

Yeah, I get that and all.  I personally think of pinstripes as being very CBD.  Seeing that suit with this extremely casual shirt doesn't sit well with me.  I have a hard time seeing that shirt work well with any suit, solid or otherwise however.  I could see it with a odd jacket and trousers though.  I think a cutaway/spread collar shirt, a solid suit and no tie would look best if you want to go for that look.  Not crazy about it either in general though.  

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But a question I want to ask folks in general: do you guys dress with optimality as your primary goal?

 

 

According to classic economic theory, every rational agent has his/her own utility function which s/he attempts to maximize by buying a bundle of goods and services with a limited budget.  I think dressing is fairly similar.  The utility function is one's personal style.  The limited budget is one's wardrobe.  The bundle is one's outfit.  I think only an irrational agent would answer no to your question.  That being said, getting dressed for me is a constrained optimization problem.  I usually pick one or two things that I really want to wear that day and build an outfit around them.  Also, once I iron a shirt and pants, it's very rare that I'll pick out a different shirt or pants to wear.  Usually, the hardest thing for me to pick out is a pocket square because it's usually the last thing I pick out, hence it has to work with all the other elements I chose before it.  

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 I happen to dress based on  mood.   Some people say I seem to wear the same thing all the time, but no-  within my basic framework there are many subtle variations, only discernible to an acute observer, that reflect the many moods, the many shades, the many sides   of George Costanza ... 

post #3813 of 12008

Lightweight wool suit for the hot temperatures today

 

 

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post #3814 of 12008
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Decided to fit in for once. Everyone is wearing suits with no ties around here, so I thought I'd join in. I'm still not a big fan of the look, but it was a sweltering day, and it is a little more bearable without a tie.
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It's been almost beaten to death already, but that shirt needs to be worn with a casual SC. That being said, Eidos has great synergy between most of its pieces. 9thsymph posted the unlined Eidos hopsack with this popover w/ jeans that looked great. Antonio also does great fits with it, pairing it checked and unlined jackets. 

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Very nice DonC.

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Pliny - HAHAHAHAHA!

 

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OK, so simple is good, I get that. And I was thumbed handsomely for dialing it back yesterday. Which made me feel validated, certainly.

 

But fuck that shit. I need some outrageous green glen plaid in my life. So I bought this jacket.

 

 

 

 

The End.

post #3817 of 12008
I really like it @Coxsackie. I have something similar (although more subdued) waiting for fall.
post #3818 of 12008
I like it too, @Coxsackie, really nice jacket. Bit disappointed that you went for a plain shirt though, you should have gone all the way... wink.gif
post #3819 of 12008
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I like it too, @Coxsackie, really nice jacket. Bit disappointed that you went for a plain shirt though, you should have gone all the way... wink.gif

Elio! Don't encourage this behavior!! smile.gif
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@Coxsackie I really really like that jacket. It speaks to me.

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Decided to fit in for once. Everyone is wearing suits with no ties around here, so I thought I'd join in. I'm still not a big fan of the look, but it was a sweltering day, and it is a little more bearable without a tie. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Already told you how I feel about the "CBDness" of pinstripes/chalkstripes and Nick not easy to emulate. Anyways this guy did a decent job with the look you were shooting for. I'd wear chocolate suede shoes if i were him though
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Pliny - HAHAHAHAHA!
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OK, so simple is good, I get that. And I was thumbed handsomely for dialing it back yesterday. Which made me feel validated, certainly.

But fuck that shit. I need some outrageous green glen plaid in my life. So I bought this jacket.
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The End.

I don't think this is too loud. I would have stuck to a plain tie, but that's about it. Watch seems nice too, what is it?
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A more austere look today:

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I don't think this is too loud. I would have stuck to a plain tie, but that's about it. Watch seems nice too, what is it?

Everyone is mystified by the watch, which looks very expensive.

 

In fact it's a Sea-Gull, proudly made in Tianjin, People's Republic of China. The movement is based on a Venus 174 column-wheel chronograph ébauche. Sea-Gull (or Tianjin Watch Company as they were known at the time, I think that's right) purchased the templates and machinery for that particular chrono movement lock, stock and barrel from Venus in the late 50s or early 60s and started making military chronographs for the PLA with it. This particular iteration is more recent, adding a date/mooonphase module of Sea-Gull's own design to the chronograph base.

 

Sea-Gull make an awful lot of crap but every now and then they come out with something decent. I had to make a special trip from Shanghai to their Hangzhou boutique to secure this particular piece. That was OK, I took a girl with me and made a dirty weekend of it...

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Decided to fit in for once. Everyone is wearing suits with no ties around here, so I thought I'd join in. I'm still not a big fan of the look, but it was a sweltering day, and it is a little more bearable without a tie.



Where did you pick this polo up??? The placket is different than our model.

Also, when wearing that polo with tailoring be mindful of the fabric texture. I wear it with casual odd jackets or very casual suits (linens and the raw silk chalkstripe I have that is tremendously casual IRL).
post #3825 of 12008
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Where did you pick this polo up??? The placket is different than our model.

The Eidos one seemed like it wasn't long enough for me, and I didn't have access to it in London, so I had one made for me. It would be great if you can find a retailer in London. I'm sure there's a market for it, and I'd be the first to buy stuff!
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