Originally Posted by dexconstruct
Recent Zegna linen pants.
Do. Want. Must. Resist.
Originally Posted by capnwes
Taking our dog to Baltimore right now to have her eye removed and replaced with a prosthetic. Would appreciate some prayer for my wife who is on the verge of a meltdown.
Done. Find some joy today, wherever you can.
Thrift thread may not really be the right venue for this. But since it's here, those interested can click to see my fairly uninformed, still learning noob eval (Click to show)
Originally Posted by stevenkmason
First thrift fit post. Be brutal, I can handle it. Haha.
I'll echo what MarkThomas said, but start with: This isn't all that bad for a first post. There have certainly been many worse. At the very least, featuring the non-thrifted girlfriend will win you many points.
The SF wisdom is that black suits are for funerals only. While we're on the SF viewpoint, the knot should be a four-in-hand and the collar should be longer. Not a wider spread, the actual collar lapels should be long enough to go and stay under your jacket lapels.
From my perspective, I enjoy the odd single windsor. But when the tie is this skinny, the knot and blade get out of balance, so I probably would have gone four in hand or double four in hand to fill up that wide collar space.
I also don't go much for flowers or tie bars, but many use them to great effect. Tie bars should not be directly horizontal and generally avoid tie bar plus PS plus lapel pin -- it all makes the chest look cluttered. Especially if you're going to use a PS fold that's so ambitious.
It's hard to discern the fit from the size, distance and stance in the photo, but I fear your lapels collar may be gapping around your collar. This is a separate phenomenon from your collar points showing, which has to do with the length of your collar. Instead, gapping has to do with the cut of the jacket and lapels -- first, they must fit, but second, they must be beefy enough to sit and rest on your collar. Look at ANY Spoo picture if you want to see this done well.
Charcoal and black suits generally get black shoes, though a brown shoe in or incorporating a darker hue can be used with charcoal (think cordovan, oxblood or antiqued walnut with darkened toe box)
The fit itself is also fairly monochromatic: Dark suit, white shirt, solid gray tie. If I wanted to keep it solid, I probably would have gone navy or brown tie, just to add some color. But I probably also would have put at least one pattern into something -- the shirt, the tie, etc.
That's just my perspective, and I'm far from an expert yet. Keep having fun!
Oh, yeah. Thrift fit. Nearly all of this came in awesome trades or hookups from other thread members.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)