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In my country it would. 

 

I'm not sure that's true. None of the people I have known from Nordic countries have ever given me the impression that they find sport coats, OCBD, odd trousers, or loafers to be formal. You could make an argument for the tie, but even that doesn't make much sense because ancient madder is a pretty classic choice for fall sport coats.

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SFF:
Spier & Mackay x2 (suit and shirt)
Exquisite Trimmings
Shibumi
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@Caustic Man He's not wrong. That would definitely be considered formal; even more so in Finland.
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I'm not sure that's true. None of the people I have known from Nordic countries have ever given me the impression that they find sport coats, OCBD, odd trousers, or loafers to be formal. You could make an argument for the tie, but even that doesn't make much sense because ancient madder is a pretty classic choice for fall sport coats.

You lived in San Diego for a spell, right?

 

If so, hell, even our country (in parts) would consider that outfit formal lol. Looks great though, formal or no.

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I'm not sure that's true. None of the people I have known from Nordic countries have ever given me the impression that they find sport coats, OCBD, odd trousers, or loafers to be formal. You could make an argument for the tie, but even that doesn't make much sense because ancient madder is a pretty classic choice for fall sport coats.

 

It doesn't take that much to be formal here; to wear an ensemble would fall under that category. Wearing a tie certainly does. Almost only the king wears one at a regular basis, ministers - not always. Commoners, never. 

You must remember we are a homogeneous country of peasants and fishermen. Until we found oil some few years ago, now we are spending money like drunken sailors.

In some professions maybe; lawyers and stockbrokers, but for ordinary people it is not common to be dressed; people tend to wear the same: causal jeans/chinos, sneakers and t-shirt with a pullover, maybe a casual flannel shirt, unbuttoned at the top and every now and then not tucked in - except national day, x-mass, and events like weddings and funerals. Then people dress up in a suit or national costume.

Sweden is quite different when it comes to clothing, much more rigid. Denmark not so much...

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More formal than usual today.  @MrDaniels
, lightning does strike twice.
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(Yes, the sleeves are 2cm too long.  Will alter.)


Good combo and nice suit. I love how the lapels "roll". Is it a belt under the waiscoat ? If yes I would prefer braces with a three piece suit.




My crazy oufit of the day. Sorry for the robot pose, I wanted to move when the pic was captured.

And in reality there is no gap between the trousers and the shoes, it's because I was leaning myself to take the pic.
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@Claghorn is that a glenplaid tweed briefcase in the side of your photo?

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@Claghorn is that a glenplaid tweed briefcase in the side of your photo?

Yup.

 

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My official entry:

A Harris Tweed briefcase handmade by my good friend, Younghyun Kim. I met Younghyun at a friend's restaurant in Seoul. My friend, Taehwan, was hosting an exhibition of several MFA students from several disciplines. As a result of that encounter, I became her first customer. She allowed me a lot of input into the design of the bag; because of my input, the design was awful. We both learned an important lesson: let the artist/craftperson make most of the decisions. My second commission from her is my Harris Tweed briefcase, seen here. She made about ten of these, of which mine was the prototype. Since it was the prototype, she did not charge me (though I did try to pay).

The Harris Tweed briefcases sold very quickly. The majority of her work is very avante garde women's handbags, but at my urging, she also occasionally makes slightly more traditional men's briefcases. She's noticed that these tend to sell more quickly. My third bag (pictured in the spoiler) is also a prototype. This has become somewhat of a tradition now for her: every other year, she makes me a bag as a prototype for a series of briefcases (and these limited runs are named after me). Since my first commission from her, she has completed her MFA (her BFA was in metalwork, MFA in leatherwork) and has had group exhibitions in Seoul and Hong Kong and solo exhibitions of her work in Seoul and Tokyo (which included a series of pictures of me with her bags, see blurrily in spoiler). In addition, last year she was awarded a government grant for the arts which also came with exclusive studio space and was profiled in two different trade magazines (pictured in spoiler). My wife and my mother have matching bags from her, given as gifts along with my most recent briefcase (also pictured in the spoiler). In addition, my mother has purchased one of her more unusual bags (no picture, unfortunately).



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Three patterns today:



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Awesome, Fox.

Helden, tu tambien.

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Three patterns today:
 

 

Really nice! A bit more colorful here:

 

 

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Monday blues, and pink for breast cancer awareness month...

 

 

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Suit: Steed

Shirt: Proper Cloth

Tie: Vanda Fine Clothing

Square: Simonnot-Godard

Shoes: Edward Green

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Thank you.

 

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Great job Bernouli. Very very nice
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I'm sure you were pissed when you got that suit back from the cleaners @sebastian mcfox.  Great look, man.

 

Clags, CM, Held, Andy, Cleav, Benedikt, etc, etc.....you guys too.  Awesome.

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A seasonal (scary Halloween) picture taken in the shadows because that's where you take scary pictures..........


Brooks Brothers blue blazer (with the top two buttons buttoned, which is scary to some), blue PPBD shirt (some are scared of button down shirts), and striped tie, generic pocket square, Orvis brown and tan checked cotton flannel trousers (which some may find scary), and Allen-Edmonds saddle shoes (which a certain subset of iGents find particularly scary).

A scarier-than-usual Piece Of A Person Picture with an extra added (scary) attraction on the left.


One last scare for any iGents still looking, a close-up of the saddle shoes and checked trousers in which, for some reason, the tan bamboo socks look almost white. (White socks are another thing that scares some people.)


Someone is bound to ask what model Allen-Edmonds shoes these are but they don't have a model name in them so I call them "Surfer Eaters" since the saddle parts are sharkskin.

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