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back after a short hiatus. today's fit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Brovsko

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Thanks, CM. Quite happy with them. Versatile they are.

 

And the crease is razor sharp! You could cut weeds with those. Great fit.

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- Brovsko

 

It can be really tricky to get yellows and greens to work together. If you fail, it looks like a really bad pea soup. But I think you pull it off here, well done. I like the shoes, what are they?

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It can be really tricky to get yellows and greens to work together. If you fail, it looks like a really bad pea soup. But I think you pull it off here, well done. I like the shoes, what are they?

 

thank you. the shoes are Meermin.

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Thanks again to everyone who takes the time and trouble to post pictures of themselves, particularly to those who take pictures somewhere other than in their front parlors.

The early bird gets the worm.


Brooks Brothers blue blazer and yellow and white University stripe OCBD shirt, Burberrys tie and Nova Plaid exploding pocket square, Lands' End Prince Of Wales plaid trousers, bamboo socks, and Allen-Edmonds snuff suede Neumoks.

The "Ripley's Believe-It-Or-Not" picture.......


....around twelve years ago, when I was working at the local outpost of a major European luxury retailer (one of the few where the name on the stores and workshops is still the same as the name of the family who founded and owns the business) a customer asked me why I was wearing a tie with bottle openers on it.  I told her they weren't bottle openers, they were stirrups.

Close up of the shoes and plaid trousers.

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Hello everyone. My first post here. I need as much help/advice I can get. I've just lost some weight recently and my clothes need some adjustment at minimum. I've just started to get more aware of several things I was not attending too - lapel width in relation to tie width, leg opening / off pants, jacket button placement and shoulder placement. I have a lot more to learn. Now that I have lost a few (20) lbs I need to make adjustments again. I unfortunately do not have the financial resources to have bespoke clothing or the like made for me. Typically I thrift, but I have made a point to buy quality items as I can. Typically shoes, ties and next up shirts.
I'll figure out the spoiler on the pics shortly.

Feel free to comment/suggest/critique. I have thick skin.





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back after a short hiatus. today's fit:

 

- Brovsko

 

Very nice.   My suggestions: 

 

Puffed white silk square: that one is a little too matchy.

Change shirt to an ice blue

Darker socks (about same shade as trews)

Bluchers - the Oxfords are a bit too formal, imo

 

I like your color sense: those muted and textured combinations really click.

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Hello everyone. My first post here. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I need as much help/advice I can get. I've just lost some weight recently and my clothes need some adjustment at minimum. I've just started to get more aware of several things I was not attending too - lapel width in relation to tie width, leg opening / off pants, jacket button placement and shoulder placement. I have a lot more to learn. Now that I have lost a few (20) lbs I need to make adjustments again. I unfortunately do not have the financial resources to have bespoke clothing or the like made for me. Typically I thrift, but I have made a point to buy quality items as I can. Typically shoes, ties and next up shirts.
I'll figure out the spoiler on the pics shortly.

Feel free to comment/suggest/critique. I have thick skin.






First off, welcome and congrats on the weight loss. Based on what you wrote it seems you've already identified some of the issues but here's some basic feedback - top to bottom:
  • Shirt collar: points are a bit too short and lack the spread to sit under the jacket
  • Shirt in general: seems to be alternating stripes which really doesn't work with a tie - pinstripes in general aren't actually that great; recommend trying solids first and then bengal/butcher stripes if you want to venture that way
  • Tie: Not going to get much love for shiny lizard scales and the color is too close in hue to the shirt and jacket to stand out properly - try darker ties that are matte fabrics; maybe repp ties if you'd like some bolder colors mixed in
  • Jacket: lapels are too small for your frame but the issue is made far worse from the high buttoning point; the overall fit is decent, though! Shoulders are possibly a bit too structured for your frame but hard to tell. The color (mid grey, yes?) is going to be really difficult to pull off. Around here darker slacks and a lighter jacket is called "northern lights" and is generally considered to be more advanced/difficult than the opposite. Two different shades of grey (pants are charcoal, yes?) are going to be even harder - not enough visual interest most of the time. Best grey on grey I've seen recently is this shot from the new Drake's F/W lookbook: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJaslGaAHR6/?taken-by=drakesdiary (can't grab the pic because Instagram and can't find it elsewhere at the moment)
  • Pocket square: it's just not doing anything for you sitting like that. Go with the basic TV fold like SVB below you or a simple puff.
  • Trousers: can't say anything about the fit from these pics but as already stated that's a hard color for trousers that aren't part of a suit - and if they are from a suit, keep them there
  • Shoes: Black NST's are rarely seen and that's probably for a reason given the relative lack of need for them outside of balmorals for suits and PTB's or brogues (typically gunboats) depending on how far down the formality spectrum you need to go. They aren't bad looking per se, but it does appear in the picture like you're swimming in them.

Anyhow, a good first attempt and good attitude to have for learning and improving. Browse this thread some more and maybe the 25+ thumbs thread (start here and go backwards: http://www.styleforum.net/t/381083/waywrn-composite-25-thumb-minimum/2025) for additional inspiration.

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Trenery suit, Charles Tyrwhitt shirt
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And the crease is razor sharp! You could cut weeds with those. Great fit.

Thank you, DT. I cut myself some Falunkorv with those trousers yesterday.

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Mostly made to measure or handmade made to measure from Helsinki's Vaatturiliike Sauma. The green sport coat is an older Boglioli K-Jacket.
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back after a short hiatus. today's fit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Brovsko

Welcome back

 

awesome attire, excellent contrast and match. 

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Grey skies and crappy light:



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They are nice! I like them. The color is more burgundy than it apperars on the picture

 

How would you rate the leather? I ask because my country calf bluchers are very stiff.

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