Originally Posted by SpooPoker
Not thrift, but mostly discounted fit, hope that counts here..
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Vintage blue fresco SC (gifted from client)
J. Lawrence by Khakis of Carmel microgingham vacation oneshirt
Vintage Turnbull & Asser Aztec foulard(ebay, $20)
Martin Dingman navy crocodile belt (B&S, $75)
J. Crizzle Oxford pants, Bowery fit (on sale jcrew.com, $39)
Creed Virgin Island Water (gift from wife)
John Lobb Turvey (ebay, $175 i think)
Caribbean Sea (thanks Amex points)
Nice! On all levels.
Love that you're joining the fun, and from vacation no less!
Originally Posted by HansderHund
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The pocket square comes out of left field on this one. I really like everything individually, but together it's not really in harmony. A blue shirt would help, but the color of the vest and trousers is in such contrast to the jacket.
Again, I have to say that you're consistently one of the best fit posters in this thread and that's the ONLY reason I feel as though you can take the critique! The fit of everything works really well though, I just think you have better things to pair in your closet.
I really hope that wasn't too harsh as it's still head and shoulders above what's seen in most places, including most WAYW threads here lately!
Originally Posted by barrelntrigger I would unbutton the last button on the waist coat. Juss say'n.
Thanks, all, for the thoughts and input. I really appreciate them all, and they were totally respectful (so no worries Hans!)
Speaking of Hans -- Good news: It IS a blue shirt! Powder blue. But either way, I knew this fit was going to be WAAAY out on the edge, so I don't blame folks for finding room for improvement. As I said, "I expect this fit will meet with stiff resistance." It's (the last work day before) Paddy's day and I wanted to green it the f*ck up. So I took it to the edge. Originally I had a more muted windowpane SC, but it didn't work. This one worked marginally better. I also originally had a blackwatch wool tie, but that also didn't work. The square was a last minute middle finger to the world. And as for the button on the waistcoat, because of the way it's cut, opening the bottom button makes it open way up close to my natural waist. Looked funny. One of those examples where I departed from the rules because the real world would see something more askew with the rule compliance than with the departure.
Today for me: I think I made it to one of my honey holes about an hour after someone else. They had put out another tie bin, and all I found was a Ferragamo, an Irish wool tartan plaid and a damaged (but tags attached) Polo tie. Everything else was cleaned out. Luckily I got a skeet blanket at the Rack (but no tags. WTF with that?)