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Weather finally cooling a bit although more heat on the way apparently. Beginning to eye the flannel expectantly...

 

Suit: BB 1818 (Cambridge fit)

Tie: Brioni

Shirt and PS: BB


 

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The weather is warming up a bit in NYC - time to eschew waistcoats - but it's still cool and dry enough for a lightweight suit. The Friday Challenge is "drown in brown" - to wear as much brown as is possible, while still maintaining an attractive appearance. Being one who has never successfully "colored in between the lines", I chose shades of brown on the edge - a taupe suit and a rust tie - to go with tiger eye cufflinks and chocolate suede wingtips. I hope I qualify . . .

Suit - BB Fitzgerald
Shirt - Ike Behar
Tie - JAB
Cufflinks - Liberty of London
PS - Robert Talbott
Shoes - Canali


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I think the point was, that (the literary) Bond wasn't really interested in clothes. He just wore what his status prescribed, but opted for comfort when possible. Unthinkable for almost any movie Bond (Timothy Dalton was closest to his literary counterpart, I think), but in the books Bond is more cold-hearted killer and less bon-vivant.

Oh yes!
I love Matt's bondsuits blog and it's an interesting jumping off point for discussing certain clothes but I agree the literary Bond would not be caught dead in flashy Tom Ford clobber and Fleming had him dressed in almost a uniform that, as an undercover operative, allowed him to be both smartly dressed for most (late fifties-early sixties) occasions and still comfortable and unobtrusive enough to go about his profession. Still, even in that context I always thought the suit and sandals was a bit of a turd in the punchbowl of how I pictured his wardrobe. Similar to Connery wearing the blue toweling romper suit in Goldfinger!
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Crusty - sharp as ever but that suit looks mostly gray to me. Lucky for you I'm not the FC arbiter!
Theo - that jacket is a hard three, don't be shy about buttoning it as such!
CM - that brick red/brown jacket and today's pic are both very nice and making me envious. Good work!
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Crusty - sharp as ever but that suit looks mostly gray to me. Lucky for you I'm not the FC arbiter!
Theo - that jacket is a hard three, don't be shy about buttoning it as such!
CM - that brick red/brown jacket and today's pic are both very nice and making me envious. Good work!

Whether my suit today is a greyish brown or a brownish grey is very much dependent on one's monitor, one's eyeballs, or one's lighting - as I said, I never color inside the lines very well . . ..shog[1].gif At least you liked the combination . . .
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Yup - don't know whether advancing age affects colour differentiation as well as distance vision but I find it hard to see the difference between some colours, aside from the issues of lighting and monitors. Navy / midnight / black I find particularly difficult to tell apart.
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In between seasons makes it difficult to dress for the weather here under the polar circle.

Trying at least to shorten tie, which makes the knot different as the blade is wider. Not brought out the scissors yet.

 

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In between seasons makes it difficult to dress for the weather here under the polar circle.

Trying at least to shorten tie, which makes the knot different as the blade is wider. Not brought out the scissors yet.

 

 

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Looks like you have succeeded @Roy Al   I must say the creases in your recent trousers have been razor-sharp.  What is the secret?

 

BTW on a day when it is about 31C / 89F in SE England, I wish I was in your shoes...

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This sir is a fine jacket 

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Looks like you have succeeded @Roy Al   I must say the creases in your recent trousers have been razor-sharp.  What is the secret?

 

BTW on a day when it is about 31C / 89F in SE England, I wish I was in your shoes...

 

The secret is steam and muscles. And a early photo session... 

Come to Norway and have a chill out. :-)

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Last one from my Three Days of DBs!

 

More inspiration from my style icon, Jake Grantham. 

 

 

 

 

Suit is MTM from Indochino, made of linen and with high-rise trousers!  Shirt is custom by Natty shirts, with a spearpoint collar! 

 

I've gotta say gentlemen, this outfit is one of my favorites.  Not as much pattern mixing as I usually do, but sometimes solids (along with a patterned suit) can work! 

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Suit is MTM from Indochino, made of linen and with high-rise trousers!

That's actually quite good for Indochino. I'm surprised you were able to communicate high-rise trousers to them and achieve success. Nicely done!
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@jcmeyer  Thank you!  Here's what the trousers look like.

 

I had this suit made last year, but I've since been too picky with adjusting my measurements that they're completely weird now.  I have to start from scratch and re-measure.:(


However, the way I got around the high rise originally was simply taking some of the pants measurements (rise, crotch, etc) from my belly button.  I did get an email from them saying that the measurements were "off", but I told them that I wanted to do high rise and they did it!  Hopefully they can do it again, if I decide to use them for other suits.  

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