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post #28846 of 55018
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I'm not sold on ties with button downs as a look. Nice shirt though.

I find that it depends upon the tie.

Unsurprisingly, knit ties look great with a button-down collar shirt, as do wool ties. However, I also find that as long as silk ties are a bit more casual, then they typically look good with an oxford cloth, button-down collar shirt.

As an example, the two ties on the left in this photo here (from a post of mine some months back) look great with OCBD shirts.

However, I think that some silk print ties can also look good - see here.

Then, of course, a knit tie almost always looks great - see here, here and here.
post #28847 of 55018
LinenForSummer deemed a picture of me worthy of a reblog.

2013 goal achieved. Yes!
post #28848 of 55018

Just found out the difficulty of taking a decent photo of navy pants in poor lighting, with a camera phone and in a bathroom.

 

Some terrible photos of my new shirt:

 

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My thoughts are that the body fits very nicely, but the upper arm could be taken in a touch on my next shirts. Length of body and arm seem spot on. Any other thoughts?

 

Photos of the pants I want altered:

 

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Want the pants slimmed and the leg opening tapered. The length seems okay when I cuff the pants, which I'll do when wearing. Is this as simple as ironing in the cuff? Thoughts?

post #28849 of 55018
AussieJake, it's difficult for me to make comments on the jacket because it's unbuttoned and you're lifting your arm to take the photo, which naturally throws the balance off.

As for the trousers, they appear to sit fractionally too low for mine - not a lot, maybe 1-2 centimetres, but I think if you wear them a little higher, they'll fit noticeably better immediately. As for tapering, that's straightforward, take them to a tailor/alterations place and have them pin them from the point where you'd like the taper to start, and then have them also pin the pant length at the hem. You'll have to request cuffs, and specify how big you want them.
post #28850 of 55018
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

AussieJake, it's difficult for me to make comments on the jacket because it's unbuttoned and you're lifting your arm to take the photo, which naturally throws the balance off.

As for the trousers, they appear to sit fractionally too low for mine - not a lot, maybe 1-2 centimetres, but I think if you wear them a little higher, they'll fit noticeably better immediately. As for tapering, that's straightforward, take them to a tailor/alterations place and have them pin them from the point where you'd like the taper to start, and then have them also pin the pant length at the hem. You'll have to request cuffs, and specify how big you want them.

What about the shirt?

 

I'll try wearing them a tad higher, thank you. I think the length will be alright. Is a cuff just something you iron in?

 

Also, on collars, what are these couple called: http://imgur.com/a/vqrrK where the collar is much wider?

post #28851 of 55018
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

Nice choice, got some pics?

Here it is on the wrist:


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Edited by smeggett - 3/27/13 at 3:58am
post #28852 of 55018
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Originally Posted by smeggett View Post


Here it is on the wrist:


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is it me or is that picture fuxored?

post #28853 of 55018
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

What about the shirt?

I'll try wearing them a tad higher, thank you. I think the length will be alright. Is a cuff just something you iron in?

Also, on collars, what are these couple called: http://imgur.com/a/vqrrK where the collar is much wider?

They're cutaway collars. Green knit tie is NabilMust - he posts here and has a blog at weareallalright.tumblr.com - immaculately dressed man, take as many tips from him as you can smile.gif

You can't just iron in a cuff. You'll have to ask for one when you get them hemmed. Note also that once tapered, the way the trousers sit on top of your shoes will also change due to a narrower leg opening, so too much fabric will cause the pants to bunch up rather than fall elegantly.

Anyway, hope this helps.
post #28854 of 55018
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

They're cutaway collars. Green knit tie is NabilMust - he posts here and has a blog at weareallalright.tumblr.com - immaculately dressed man, take as many tips from him as you can smile.gif

You can't just iron in a cuff. You'll have to ask for one when you get them hemmed. Note also that once tapered, the way the trousers sit on top of your shoes will also change due to a narrower leg opening, so too much fabric will cause the pants to bunch up rather than fall elegantly.

Anyway, hope this helps.

They look great.

Help me understand, are the cuffs stitched in or something? And bunch up where? Will slimming the leg, adding a cuff and slimming leg opening help with the way the pants fall?

Thanks for the advice/help.
post #28855 of 55018
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

Just found out the difficulty of taking a decent photo of navy pants in poor lighting, with a camera phone and in a bathroom.

Some terrible photos of my new shirt:


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)










My thoughts are that the body fits very nicely, but the upper arm could be taken in a touch on my next shirts. Length of body and arm seem spot on. Any other thoughts?

Photos of the pants I want altered:


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








Want the pants slimmed and the leg opening tapered. The length seems okay when I cuff the pants, which I'll do when wearing. Is this as simple as ironing in the cuff? Thoughts?

The shirt looks like an excellent fit in this photo. HOWEVER, can you drive in it? Can you reach over your head with both hands to get something out of the cupboard? Is it comfortable when you're sitting down; when you're slouching?

What I'm getting at is that a shirt needs not only to look good while you're standing perfectly still, it also has to allow a natural range of movement and be comfortable throughout the day. I would hazard a guess that that shirt might be too tight in the chest and waist to do those two things--as good as it looks in robot pose.
post #28856 of 55018
Yes dress pant cuffs are permanent they can be stitched or made using a button where you can unbotton them to clean off the inside (very rare here in AUS); casual pants are the ones which are usually rolled or cuffed/ironed in my opinion this looks best on denim(don't iron them!) and doesn't work near as well on any other pants. By the way is your shirt mtm? (fits you quite well) If not I would reccomend you on sending that to an online mtm shirt place to copy with the change in measurements and collar you desire (cotton work, luxire and modern tailor seem to get a lot of praise around here; I echo that with Luxire as I have found what works with them).
post #28857 of 55018
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Yes dress pant cuffs are permanent they can be stitched or made using a button where you can unbotton them to clean off the inside (very rare here in AUS); casual pants are the ones which are usually rolled or cuffed/ironed in my opinion this looks best on denim(don't iron them!) and doesn't work near as well on any other pants. By the way is your shirt mtm? (fits you quite well) If not I would reccomend you on sending that to an online mtm shirt place to copy with the change in measurements and collar you desire (cotton work, luxire and modern tailor seem to get a lot of praise around here; I echo that with Luxire as I have found what works with them).

Ah, makes sense now.

Indeed it is MTM. Used the Melbourne contact for Nialma to meet with, measure up and talk through fabrics/choices. Got 3 more Thomas Mason Silverline' s to come that I can adjust.

Will be using Luxire in the future though.

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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The shirt looks like an excellent fit in this photo. HOWEVER, can you drive in it? Can you reach over your head with both hands to get something out of the cupboard? Is it comfortable when you're sitting down; when you're slouching?

What I'm getting at is that a shirt needs not only to look good while you're standing perfectly still, it also has to allow a natural range of movement and be comfortable throughout the day. I would hazard a guess that that shirt might be too tight in the chest and waist to do those two things--as good as it looks in robot pose.

Very good point, I'll check/test it out in the morning.
post #28858 of 55018
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Yes dress pant cuffs are permanent they can be stitched or made using a button where you can unbotton them to clean off the inside (very rare here in AUS); casual pants are the ones which are usually rolled or cuffed/ironed in my opinion this looks best on denim(don't iron them!) and doesn't work near as well on any other pants. By the way is your shirt mtm? (fits you quite well) If not I would reccomend you on sending that to an online mtm shirt place to copy with the change in measurements and collar you desire (cotton work, luxire and modern tailor seem to get a lot of praise around here; I echo that with Luxire as I have found what works with them).

I have literally just finished ironing my jeans. And the fold is about 3" wide. And it's sharply ironed. Zero F*cks Given.
post #28859 of 55018
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

LinenForSummer deemed a picture of me worthy of a reblog.

2013 goal achieved. Yes!

TBM - honoured to have you.

Now, let's set your goals a bit higher (maybe an appearance on GezzasEyes, I always hoped he would do "street style" or maybe some modelling for Henry Carter).
post #28860 of 55018
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


TBM - honoured to have you.

Now, let's set your goals a bit higher (maybe an appearance on GezzasEyes, I always hoped he would do "street style" or maybe some modelling for Henry Carter).

 

Yes, my three followers and I would love to have you appear in the blog.

 

To be honest, I'm still getting used to photographing people but I'm slowly getting there. Once I get more comfortable with photographing people, you'll start seeing them appear on the blog. Stay tuned ...

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