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post #24991 of 51886
Referring back to my own post just above I am reminded how I was always in love with the very very long peak collar with no spread years ago. So long and straight down that it fell almost in parallel lines along the tie. Buttons or no doesn't matter.Naturally with a high-ish collar.

I still think its a good look even though I don't have any shirts like that these days. I'd be tempted to get one for old times sake - looks great with a black knit tie.

post #24992 of 51886
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Fussell gave it its most common name - Prole Gap - referring to the ill fitting jackets the US Working Classes wore.

The illustration below shows what it is - but the example looks anything but a Prole. Its very common in USA even amongst the very wealthy and fashionable - although one could argue they are still proles!

"What I'm wearing isn't important, but the message sure is."
post #24993 of 51886
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Referring back to my own post just above I am reminded how I was always in love with the very very long peak collar with no spread years ago. So long and straight down that it fell almost in parallel lines along the tie. Buttons or no doesn't matter.Naturally with a high-ish collar.

I still think its a good look even though I don't have any shirts like that these days. I'd be tempted to get one for old times sake - looks great with a black knit tie.

 

Similar to the tab collar (?) that Craig wore in the recent Bond. Agreed that it's quite a cool look once in a while.

post #24994 of 51886
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

PoP, thanks for the feedback and I'm sorry that I didn't see it and respond earlier.

I was actually a little more reserved yesterday, as when I wear the tie it's usually with a blue-and-white, Bengal stripe shirt with white collar and cuffs and a DB suit with wide lapels!
You're welcome. And your usual pairing with that lovely tie sounds even better. I never apologise for a "loud" tie/shirt/suit with an otherwise mundane outfit. If you are willing to go half the hog, why not the whole?
post #24995 of 51886
Not - really - its long and floppy or starched to lie along the tie.

Tabs are another thing - the recent bond tabs were done badly imo.

I used to wear a lot of tabs with both square and rounded edges/peaks. We used to wear them done up without a tie. Another good look.

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post #24996 of 51886

I know they are another thing, but they are similar. I can't possibly even comprehend a universe were this:

 

Is not similar to the image of Paul McCartney above.

post #24997 of 51886
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Referring back to my own post just above I am reminded how I was always in love with the very very long peak collar with no spread years ago. So long and straight down that it fell almost in parallel lines along the tie. Buttons or no doesn't matter.Naturally with a high-ish collar.

I still think its a good look even though I don't have any shirts like that these days. I'd be tempted to get one for old times sake - looks great with a black knit tie.


About 60% of my day's shirts have a similar collar; most floppy; some with a button down and a single shirt which is regularly starched. Maybe it was a look back then but I must say I am a fan of the floppyones (take that how you will).
post #24998 of 51886
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

Thanks for the clarification. I had assumed that it was a hard and fast rule based on the consistent feedback around that exact situation!
No such thing son.
post #24999 of 51886

Sorry CW & TJ, seems that iPhones (he does these mostly) are indeed around the $100 area, as well as the lesser Samsung models and HTC etc.

 

He can do Galaxies, but sounds like the II is around $150 and the III is around $250.

 

Jason, if you're interested I can get him to look it up & give you a firm number.

post #25000 of 51886
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post

Oh my God I just found out that the forum has a 'block' feature and you can hide people's posts!

Praise the 21st century.

C u next tuesday!

post #25001 of 51886

Thought I'd share a 'pseudo-fit' pic showing off the new Drakes Silk Knit I got in the mail recently - this pic was taken at the Baxter Inn, which is a great lil' whisky bar in Sydney. Please ignore the jacket's sleeve length in that pic - my right arm is in the process of delivering liquid gold to my gullet, and as such, proportions look a little odd.

 

A friend told me that a white shirt with an odd jacket is not necessarily 'correct' and linked me to Manton's post on the matter. Personally I think 'rules' are meant to be broken on occasion, and I'm not sure a shirt other than white would have worked here considering my skin tone and clothing combination. Here I've worn dark navy pants (not pictured), the white shirt, and a brownish (w. red window pane) jacket and scarlet red tie. I guess my question is, do you guys think the white shirt looks out of place? Would I have been better off putting a powder blue shirt in the mix instead? Also, I've been struggling with pocket squares for this jacket - any tips on what might go with the below photo's ensemble?

 

post #25002 of 51886
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Originally Posted by Nicholas D C View Post

Thought I'd share a 'pseudo-fit' pic showing off the new Drakes Silk Knit I got in the mail recently - this pic was taken at the Baxter Inn, which is a great lil' whisky bar in Sydney. Please ignore the jacket's sleeve length in that pic - my right arm is in the process of delivering liquid gold to my gullet, and as such, proportions look a little odd.

 

I am a regular at Baxter's, I will keep a look out for you!

 

I agree with your sentiments, rules are made to be broken. That looks like a damn nice white shirt and I think dark blue trousers would be fine.

post #25003 of 51886

Manton is one of the most uncompromising, ridiculous posters on SF, passing opinion off as fact left, right and center. His posts are good for a laugh, but don't take them as seriously as he does. My SF journey has basically been: There are no rules-->There are a shit load of rules that MAY NEVER BE BROKEN-->There are no rules. I shudder at the thought of the amount of time and money I have wasted on false pursuits like "the right sort of collar for a facial structure."

 

Funnily enough, it was always suggested that I avoid spread collars because I have a large round face, which was incompatible with ensuring collar points were neatly under lapels ala the discussion a few pages back! Only later did I realise that this wasn't a fundamental opposition of the human condition, I just needed to lighten up and ignore BS rules made up by guys like Manton on internet forums.

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Originally Posted by Nicholas D C View Post

Thought I'd share a 'pseudo-fit' pic showing off the new Drakes Silk Knit I got in the mail recently - this pic was taken at the Baxter Inn, which is a great lil' whisky bar in Sydney. Please ignore the jacket's sleeve length in that pic - my right arm is in the process of delivering liquid gold to my gullet, and as such, proportions look a little odd.

 

A friend told me that a white shirt with an odd jacket is not necessarily 'correct' and linked me to Manton's post on the matter. Personally I think 'rules' are meant to be broken on occasion, and I'm not sure a shirt other than white would have worked here considering my skin tone and clothing combination. Here I've worn dark navy pants (not pictured), the white shirt, and a brownish (w. red window pane) jacket and scarlet red tie. I guess my question is, do you guys think the white shirt looks out of place? Would I have been better off putting a powder blue shirt in the mix instead? Also, I've been struggling with pocket squares for this jacket - any tips on what might go with the below photo's ensemble?

 

 

 

 

post #25004 of 51886
Manton and I do not agree on everything, but 95% of the time we get to the same conclusions differently. Sometimes he is facetious in his tone (you'd be a fool to take his faux imperiousness literally), but he is always worth listening carefully to. The forum was much more interesting and better dressed when his participation was appreciated.
post #25005 of 51886
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Manton and I do not agree on everything, but 95% of the time we get to the same conclusions differently. Sometimes he is facetious in his tone (you'd be a fool to take his faux imperiousness literally), but he is always worth listening carefully to. The forum was much more interesting and better dressed when his participation was appreciated.

+1

You need to master the rules before you should try breaking them. Nearly every one of Mantons fits have been home runs, can we say the same about WAYWRN or this thread?

What we have a lot of instead on SF now are young, strongly aspirational* guys who are looking for the easy, quick way to the top, who are looking to take short cuts.

Instead of internalising rules, understanding them and then dressing accordingly, their locus of control is external - what's on sale, what I find in the thrift shop, what I see on tumblr, what's hot at Pitti, what's trending on #menswear, what fellow idiot-savants are hot under the collar about (e.g. navy cordovan boots).

Of course when you know nothing everything can look good to you. Instead of concluding that the rules don't really matter, consider instead that it's because you know nothing.

It's a sad state of affairs.

* - photos are often snapshots of a lifestyle, with the clothing being merely an accessory to the implied prestige of said lifestyle. Why post a photo of an outfit that tells me nothing about the fit, and with such poor colour balance that I can't tell anything about the colours either? Who gives a shit that you're drinking a glass of whiskey at a bar? Am I meant to be impressed by the fact that you're paying 6x the cost to drink outside? You're on f*cking SF, not WhiskeyForum.
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