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My contribution for the day: Brooks suit, Press tie, S&M shirt, AE shoes and belt


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I am late to the game, but I join my voice to the chorus in praise of your transformation--in health and in sartorial excellence. Thank you for sharing your story.
The post that I am quoting exemplifies the "new you". You wear this suit--fit and color--splendidly. All the details are well coordinated. And, it has a dash of fun.
I always enjoy your posts. It is evident that you are a true gentleman.
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The poll is now open for the Friday Challenge

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I have been away from StyFo for a few days. Here are some pics of what I wore:

 

 

Wednesday:

 

 

 

 

Thursday:

 

 

 

 

 

Friday:

 

 

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Canali

Zegna

Drake's

Eton

Boss

Alden

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Brooks Brothers just reintroduced their classic BD collar. A little pricey but looks interesting I guess. They call them "Original Polo." Link is Regent fit but they have Milano and others.

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Regent-Fit-Original-Polo%C2%AE-Button-Down-Oxford-Dress-Shirt/ME02352,default,pd.html?dwvar_ME02352_Color=BLUE&contentpos=1&cgid=men-oxford-shirts

 

confession: I hate BD collars. I own no BD dress shirts and wear casual BDs unbuttoned. Quirk?

Thanks @smittycl. I've seen these but haven't purchased one yet. @An Acute Style seems to be happy with Spier & MacKay's OCBD offerings at a fraction of the price, so I'll probably try those next. Also, I wish BB would reintroduce their classic collar roll on the pinpoints and not just on their OCBD's. 

 

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I am late to the game, but I join my voice to the chorus in praise of your transformation--in health and in sartorial excellence. Thank you for sharing your story.
The post that I am quoting exemplifies the "new you". You wear this suit--fit and color--splendidly. All the details are well coordinated. And, it has a dash of fun.
I always enjoy your posts. It is evident that you are a true gentleman.

Thanks so much @clarinetplayer . This made my day. Your kind words are especially meaningful to me since I consider your posts among the best on both this site and AAAC. Your rigs are always spot on in both style and fit. When I have funds to spend on some alterations, I'd be happy if the result came even close to approaching your fits. Cheers. 

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mcobinad: I want to preface this by saying that I like your Gazelles, but the picture without them shows how much of your face they obscure! You're a handsome guy, and the Gazelles become the focal point instead of your face.
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You're hitting some solid singles and doubles lately @TheoProf. I definitely like the looser drape v. the slim BB Regent fit, and the natural shoulder suits you very well. Someone mentioned spread v. BD collars looking better on you. The spread looks good indeed, but I think you can get away with BD collars as long as they have a hefty roll to them.

 

I'll shamelessly take credit for having said that. And it's exactly that the BD collars should have longer points with a significant roll -- that's the important part. I'll reiterate my recommendation for Mercer & Sons's shirts. Their standard blue OBCD, especially, is second to none. I've been impressed with some Kamakura collars that I've seen recently, but I've never handled their shirts in person.

 

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Canali

Zegna

Drake's

Eton

Boss

Alden

 

I enjoy this fit. I probably would have gone with lighter-colored trousers but that's nitpicky. I like the long reverse tie blade. Works great.

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I figured since Gerry ran the challenge two weeks in a row, I should wear pretty much the thing as the first go around - only now with 100% more madras. Still plenty of time to vote... http://www.styleforum.net/t/524078/friday-challenge-june-3-2016-seasonal-incongruence



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Chelsea Flower Show

Kent Wang tortoiseshell keyhole sunglasses (50 mm) 
Kent Wang light blue linen unstructured jacket 
Kent Wang blue stripe white linen/cotton shirt 
Kent Wang Primavera silk pocket square 
Kent Wang cream linen trousers (W. Bill 60149) 
Kent Wang cream linen socks 
Kent Wang handgrade penny loafer 

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I'll shamelessly take credit for having said that. And it's exactly that the BD collars should have longer points with a significant roll -- that's the important part. I'll reiterate my recommendation for Mercer & Sons's shirts. Their standard blue OBCD, especially, is second to none. I've been impressed with some Kamakura collars that I've seen recently, but I've never handled their shirts in person.

I'll check out Mercer and Sons. I have some Kamakura shirts, but their sizing system doesn't work well for me. The sleeves are about a half inch too short with the neck size I need (I'm a 15" neck with a 34" sleeve). I haven't looked into their MTM options though.

I've appreciated the collar advice I've gotten from you and others. Since I gravitate toward an Ivy aesthetic, I'll continue to wear bd collars, but I now agree that spread collars look best on me. That said, I appreciate you suggesting brands that might yield a better result. Cheers.
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It's a shame that Kamakura shirts don't fit you well, I think they are quite nice. Kamakura is my go-to OCBD. I've never had Mercer & Sons, I'll have to check them out.

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I'll check out Mercer and Sons. I have some Kamakura shirts, but their sizing system doesn't work well for me. The sleeves are about a half inch too short with the neck size I need (I'm a 15" neck with a 34" sleeve). I haven't looked into their MTM options though.

I've appreciated the collar advice I've gotten from you and others. Since I gravitate toward an Ivy aesthetic, I'll continue to wear bd collars, but I now agree that spread collars look best on me. That said, I appreciate you suggesting brands that might yield a better result. Cheers.

 

Yeah, they do semi-MTM I'd say. I customized a few options, including doing a seven-button front instead of their standard six-button (too traditional for me), dialing in the collar/sleeve/yoke size, and taking a lot of fabric off the body, as their body fit is very large. The collar and fabric are so great that it's worth it, and as far as an e-mail MTM experience it's great, and they have that first-time buyer's discount. @Caustic Man do believe the SF hype. Voxsartoria's tumblr has a ton of Mercer stuff on it, and DieWorkwear has written disconsolate panegyrics to their blue oxford, if you needed further convincing. Really, if you're going for Ivy, Mercer is pretty much it. Good luck with the shirts!

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Originally Posted by TheoProf View Post
 
 

[...] I have some Kamakura shirts, but their sizing system doesn't work well for me. The sleeves are about a half inch too short with the neck size I need (I'm a 15" neck with a 34" sleeve). I haven't looked into their MTM options though.

I've appreciated the collar advice I've gotten from you and others. Since I gravitate toward an Ivy aesthetic, I'll continue to wear bd collars, but I now agree that spread collars look best on me. That said, I appreciate you suggesting brands that might yield a better result. Cheers.

 

Don’t forget Luxire, which has a ton of Oxford cloth available, with some shirts priced well under $100 USD and the shipping’s free.  Full custom, as I'm sure you know.  Their posts to their affiliate thread contain a link to a Google Doc spreadsheet which includes links to customer’s collars, and I believe there are some button down collars in it.  In any event the thread itself contains loads of pictures.

 

In the unlikely event I’m ever in the market for an OCBD I’d probably start there.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


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I organised a trip to Geneva in conjunction with my law firm for our newly recruited trainee lawyers. The objective of the trip was to visit the United Nations headquarters (UN) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to learn how dispute settlement operates in relation to international trade especially for the trainee lawyers. During the course of out visit, we met prominent dignitaries from signatory countries and we had a mutual cordial exchange. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

We also visited the Red Cross museum where we enjoyed a humanitarian symposium disposed by Monsieur. Laurent Feller, who is the 'deployment team leader' in the case of emergency i.e. humanitarian crisis, war outbreak or natural disaster (like the cataclysmic disaster that occurred in Haiti in 2010) in which case, Mr. Laurent and his red cross team have 24 hrs to intervene, so as to dispense aid and support to the victims of such unforeseen circumstances. In the very last day of our stay in Geneva, we decided to organise a boat cruise to add that extra bit of memorabilia to our stay in GENEVA.

Please be indulgent with these guys as none of them is a fashion aficionado but everyone of them is a brain box in the legal field. Please excuse me for the copious pictures wink.gif

Sculpture of Ralph Bunch (1904-1971) - Diplomat & Nobel prize Winner (1950) UN undersecretary for special Political AffairsUnited Nations Undersecretary Generals for special Political Affairs The Council Chamber - Hosts The Conference on Disarmament. The message conveyed by the various murals is one of faith, justice, intelligence, hope, solidarity, peace, and technical, scientific and social progress. But the paintings have a very ‘realist’ tone. On the painting about social progress one can find black slaves, about to be liberated. A white man, presumably Abraham Lincoln, oversees the whole thing. On the painting about peace, one can find five men and a bow of peace. One can also find two ‘realist’ paintings: one depicting the conquerors of war (probably the First World War), carrying a heavy burden that signifies their dead. Next to that, one can find the conquered, shaking their fists to the sky, crying for revenge. This last painting is particularly striking, knowing that the League did not prevent the outbreak of the Second World War. Director & Group Leader at The UN Headquarters, GenevaEmbarking on the Humanitarian Adventure at Musée croix rouge de GenèveGroup pose in front of 'Les Pétrifiés' -The petrified sculpture by Carl Bucher (Red Cross Museum Geneva)A Panoramic view of the lake of Geneva Group leader picture with Victoria Kotsiubska dispute settlement expertPlenary session - Dispute settlement Group Picture with Victoria Kotsiubska 6th from right(Dispute Settlement) expert at Rules Division Group Picture with Mr. Laurent Feller -Red Cross Deployment Team Leader (third from left)Group Picture - After the CICR Humanitarian ProgrammeGroup Boat Cruise Boat Cruise on SailVilla Josephine – Given to Joséphine de Beauharnais by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1811.Group Departure (Aurevoir Geneva)

 

Yes, this is fantastic. All of it. You had my interest; now you have my envy.

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