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I’m pretty sure that’s a Suit Supply Washington, which admittedly is a bit chimerical in design (in addition to the peak lapel on a single-breasted jacket, the ticket pocket on a peak lapel jacket is rather anomalous historically).  In this case Claghorn has, I think, tucked the pocket flaps. 

 

On the credit side of the ledger, it’s one of the few SS jackets that provides a degree of shoulder structure.  Not everyone shares the aversion to traditional British style that one sometimes encounters on Style Forum.  :)

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


Edited by Academic2 - 7/29/16 at 6:56pm
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I’m pretty sure that’s a Suit Supply Washington, which admittedly is a bit chimerical in design (in addition to the peak lapel on a single-breasted jacket, the ticket pocket on a peak lapel jacket is a rather anomalous historically).  In this case Claghorn has, I think, tucked the pocket flaps. 

 

On the credit side of the ledger, it’s one of the few SS jackets that provides a degree of shoulder structure.  Not everyone shares the aversion to traditional British style that one sometimes encounters on Style Forum.  :)

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

Pockets look 100% jetted to me. All personal preference of course. Call me a traditionalist but besom pockets are the order of the day unless it's a tux. :nodding:

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I’m pretty sure that’s a Suit Supply Washington, which admittedly is a bit chimerical in design (in addition to the peak lapel on a single-breasted jacket, the ticket pocket on a peak lapel jacket is a rather anomalous historically).  In this case Claghorn has, I think, tucked the pocket flaps. 

 

On the credit side of the ledger, it’s one of the few SS jackets that provides a degree of shoulder structure.  Not everyone shares the aversion to traditional British style that one sometimes encounters on Style Forum.  :)

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

Pockets look 100% jetted to me. All personal preference of course. Call me a traditionalist but besom pockets are the order of the day unless it's a tux. :nodding:

 

Here it is (I think):

 

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/washington-fit.html

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


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@Brovsko you are Killin it!
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Awesome shirt and tie as always. Sorry but the jacket kind of makes my head hurt. Excellent fabric but hate jetted pockets and peak lapel with 3x2 roll. :box: 

It's an RTW Suit Supply Washington. If I could change anything, it'd definitely by the 3r2. I'm not a fan of 3r2 on peak lapelled jackets. I'd also get rid of the ticket pocket. The pockets aren't jetted, but I do have the flaps tucked in. I dislike flapped pockets. For one thing, I think they aren't as neat as jetted (significantly so) or patch (moderately so). I also use my pockets, which means that inevitably, one of my flaps end up tucked in (from stuffing my hand in it to grab something) and one remained untucked. I'm having currently having a PoW flannel suit made. Since it is a suit, I'm foregoing patch pockets for jetted pockets. The cleaner look really appeals to me.

 

I think LabelKing once had a jacket made without any pockets.

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End of the day.


Closeup.


Robopose in the East Sicily Tailors thread.
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No, it's nasty.  When you were here a while back, you were evolving hideous python experiments into some really excellent new bespoke shoes.  The lasts were better, the waists were pretty, the toe shape elegant, and most of all, you had eschewed the ugly novelty skins for something inherently pretty.  This was a good thing.

 

You are a character who likes to make a statement, be individual, have a little novelty in how he looks.  I sympathise - me too, a lot of the time.  But novelty only works when it has a canvas of orthodoxy against which it can stand out.  Holdfast's tie, for instance, I loathe personally (something about novelty ties makes me think of dodgy estate agents and office perverts), but that aside, he's put it against the backdrop of a conservative business suit and shirt.  In your case, you have a tendency to try to fit all your quirks, jokes and imaginative ideas into one place.  I get it, I've even been guilty of it, but hold back: it's like that old SF adage that you need to observe the rules before you break them.  

 

And I say, break them just one at a time.  If I'm wearing a quirky purple bow tie today, or an especially loud jacket, I probably don't need to wear my favourite raspberry socks.  If I'm wearing bold spectator shoes, I might choose a staid burgundy instead of the lime green knit for my tie.  Sometimes my love of eccentricity gets the better of me still, no doubt, and like HF's tie, I'm sure I have many elements that even in isolation, others don't like (spectator shoes are enough for some!).  But try it as a rule: paint yourself a conservative look that is clean and unchallenging, before you add your one or two elements of "individuality".  But FYI, I think scaly python is inherently fucking horrible to look at.  I don't think, in the realms of classic menswear, it can be integrated even as an extreme idiosyncrasy.  I don't like the badge either, regardless of origin - a bit River Island.

 

Anyway, I'm actually very happy to see you back.  Your evolving shoe developments were awesome.  Now try applying some of those principles to the rest - you've got the tools for the job.

 

Superb writing. Critique with substance.

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Head to ankles current season Eidos including brown unlined linen puppytooth (oremezzano) suit, white cotton/linen spread collar shirt and brick/brown bicolor silk knit and white linen raw edged square with brown silk chainstitch (like you would find on the hem of denim). Hooves are from Jamison.

 

To my eyes, one of the best outfits I have seen on SF thus far.

 

I am going to be starting a thread about this soon. Because so many of the shots found here are headless we do not know if the colors of the suit work with the person's skin tone and hair. That is a HUGE component of the perfect outfit. Clothes in the wrong tones and hues draw attention away from the face - the clothes wear you. The right colors draw attention to the face and create a powerful impression of the wearer - there is interest in the man. Again, we don't see too many faces here, but I suspect upwards of 70% of the outfits that look great on their own sadly fall short when the man's face and hair are shown.

 

This outfit is PERFECT. Perfect amount of contrast in the colors which mimic the contrast between eyes, hair and skin, perfect fit, and just the right amount of rawness to give it a sense of movement and adventure. This is largely accomplished with the pocket square. Duly noted for personal reference!

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Raingear again, so I'm trying my grey chinos with a more rustic look, including my only brown tie:

 

 

Colors don't work on you at all.

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Excellent ensemble except for the PS. Love the rest!

 

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@NefariousSabatour :drool: :drool: - I'm jealous. That's a mighty fine looking closet you've got there!

 

As for me:

 

Haircut procured. Out to dinner tonight.

 

This is my best Ray Charles impression.

 

 

 

Happy Friday gents!

 

 

- Brovsko

 

 

Completely disagree. If he had neutral socks the square would be too much. However, the colored socks finish the fun story of the outfit, of which the centerpiece is the pocket square.

 

An exquisite outfit. Fun without being goofy. Excellent!

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I wouldn't go that far, and I wouldn't call it throw-away necessarily. The Red line is ok. But I know what you mean. As far as I'm concerned they are not close to worth their 399-599 price tag, especially considering what you can get from our very own Kent Wang for that price. SuSu recently had their end of season clearance sale and those are about the prices I'd put them at. 150-200 for a jacket, 200-300 for a suit.

 

Mostly I agree with your acerbic critiques, but this is nonsense. SuSu are a breath of fresh air, and (mostly) very fairly priced. You are simply a victim of their own success.

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What chefs wear on their day off.

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The warm weather in Geneva has made me go without a tie for the last couple of weeks, which I hate when I work. Without a tie I don't feel that I work at all (which might be true anyway, but it "feels" different). But yesterday was the last day before vacation so I ignored the weather and put on a suit and tie anyway. Now I will be in my underwear and vintage sports t-shirts for a month or so (without any pictures, I promise).

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Suit: Fallan & Harvey

Shirt: Rayner & Sturges

Tie & PS: Boivin

Shoes: Allen Edmonds

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Mostly I agree with your acerbic critiques, but this is nonsense. SuSu are a breath of fresh air, and (mostly) very fairly priced. You are simply a victim of their own success.


I guess it depends on what you mean by fair. I just know where I can get what I consider to be better stuff for the price.

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