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For a moment my heart skipped a beat with excitement at the prospect that perhaps I too could become this organized. Then I realized that this setup wouldn't even hold half my wardrobe. :confused:

 

Chicago isn't known for living spaces with large closets though, as I have recently found out.

 

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Didn't have anywhere else to put this, but just got organized and wanted to share. I'm not actually wearing ALL of it today.
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Same here in DC. Space is a major issue. Am completely sold on the Scandinavian Elfa storage system my Engineer-wife forced on me. Quite an amazing system. I love Scandinavians. Who would have thought a people best known for plundering coastlines, pillaging villages and abducting maidens could organize closets so well?  :worship2:

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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.

I'm still mentally bound by CBD as it's what I wear all week. Every sartorial decision beyond two button notch lapel approaches contrivance territory for me. I act out with casual wear and actually love ticket pockets. Anyway, I need to get real on posting fit pics. Working on my tie dimple game now....

 

Cheers!

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Who would have thought a people best known for plundering coastlines, pillaging villages and abducting maidens could organize closets so well?  :worship2:

 

And invent horse meatballs.

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Same here in DC. Space is a major issue. Am completely sold on the Scandinavian Elfa storage system my Engineer-wife forced on me. Quite an amazing system. I love Scandinavians. Who would have thought a people best known for plundering coastlines, pillaging villages and abducting maidens could organize closets so well?  :worship2:

 

There wasn't a lot of space on those longboats and you had to learn how to organise your food, weapons, armor, slaves, abducted maidens, "borrowed" gold etc in an efficient manner...

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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!
Interesting how we all have different preferences. You see perfection. I see a guy in a tight suit.
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Interesting how we all have different preferences. You see perfection. I see a guy in a tight suit.

There's a unique perspective that comes from having been on the forum all of 4 days.
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@smittycl

@pravda

@TheBatman

 

Thank you for the kind feedback. @smittycl - out of curiosity, what is it about the pocket square that throws it off in your opinion?

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Brov I complimented your low contrast fit the other day and you've returned with another one. My knee jerk was that the tie vanished a bit and the outfit could have benefitted from a more robust coloured tie, but on reflection that critique is mitigated by having the colour pop in the pocket square rather than the tie. It's not a look I feel like I could successfully do myself (maybe too stuck in my ways of following the tradition of the main focus of pop being the tie) but I think you've done admirably here in breaking with that tradition but still keeping the whole look congruent and not some obnoxious flaunting.

Tl:dr? A bit out of the ordinary but looks good!
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Two rare things in one picture, a long horned unicorn (who has sprung a leak at the tip of its horn) and a patchwork Madras jacket.......


....Brooks Brothers patchwork Madras jacket, white Irish linen pocket square (that's drooping in the humidity), blue PPBD shirt, BB#1 stripe ribbon belt, and white cotton trousers, Bass white bucks (with blue shoelaces), and a Ben Silver Churchill Dot tie (although I am more the size and shape of Malakand Pass Churchill rather than 10 Downing Street Churchill).

To avoid traumalizing those who might not be able to cope with a close-up of patchwork Madras of any kind, here's a close-up of the ribbon belt (which doesn't show in the other picture).


(Yes, there is a naked dead lady on the other side of this Salvador Dali statue, which is why I took the picture from this side.  If anyone wants to see this thing or any of the other Salvador Dali sculptures on display until September 23, 2016, they are in and around the Two Rodeo retail development in Beverly Hills CA and have done nothing to stimulate business in the area.)

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Same here in DC. Space is a major issue. Am completely sold on the Scandinavian Elfa storage system my Engineer-wife forced on me. Quite an amazing system. I love Scandinavians. Who would have thought a people best known for plundering coastlines, pillaging villages and abducting maidens could organize closets so well?  worship2.gif

We moved into a new build in FL and were expecting vast closets as is the tradition for new builds down here but we're disappointed to find that the closet spaces are pitifully small compared to the square footage of the rooms and house. My missus, god bless her, let me have the walk-in which came with one hanging bar and the attendant wasted space from waist level to floor,'so I kitted all the cupboards out with Elfa which not only works well and is very robust but gives you the flexibility to change things around (as I have done) as your needs change and evolve. It's not cheap but it's well worth it IMO. Those Scandinavians raped and pillaged where I'm from and I believe passed on their genes to my family tree so maybe that explains my liking for their stuff!
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Brov I complimented your low contrast fit the other day and you've returned with another one. My knee jerk was that the tie vanished a bit and the outfit could have benefitted from a more robust coloured tie, but on reflection that critique is mitigated by having the colour pop in the pocket square rather than the tie. It's not a look I feel like I could successfully do myself (maybe too stuck in my ways of following the tradition of the main focus of pop being the tie) but I think you've done admirably here in breaking with that tradition but still keeping the whole look congruent and not some obnoxious flaunting.

Tl:dr? A bit out of the ordinary but looks good!

 

Thanks. In hindsight, I do think a grey (perhaps glenplaid) tie would have made it a bit more balanced. I chose the light blue because I felt it complemented with the other blue tones in the outfit and the material made the look more casual and appropriate for summer.

 

I generally don't wear suits so it gives me more room to play around with colors and materials. Glad to hear I haven't crossed the fine line into obnoxious yet :)

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Just wanted to say thanks for all the helpful braces / suspenders replies.

 

I am slowly learning by trial and error how I like to wear mine.

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Long time styleforum lurker, first post. Picked up this corneliani sport coat on eBay for $60 a few weeks ago. Shirt - turnbull and asser, tie - vintage 50s no branding (came from my grandfather's menswear store), slacks - lands end signature khaki, watch - vintage 60s bulova acutron, shoes - (not shown) Allen Edmonds kenilworth in walnut
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I saw this old post of Rich on the Armoury's tumblr and I knew I had to do another Inspiration for Less. 

 

 

I've gotta say, I love Suit Supply's lapels.  They make the best ones for my budget.  

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