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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Well-Known Member

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    Before speaking at a scholarship fund raising luncheon.

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    A much needed Starbucks "fix" afterwards.
     
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  2. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Well-Known Member

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    clarinetplayer, I like, if not love, all of your outfits, but I have the feeling you could improve a lot if you would experiment a bit with patterns/texture.
    You seem to wear flat solids almost exclusively and while it is save and you look tidy all of the time, I think it is kind of boring.
    As I don't know you it may be exactly the style you are going for given your age and profession, it's just something I notice while looking at your fit pics.
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

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    ^I think CP could benefit from a little more room in the chest of his suits and some softer structure. They always seem a bit tight in the chest and the shoulders and chest piece makes it look like the jackets are made of kevlar. Perhaps if there was more room in the chest the jacket would sit better and the structure wouldn't look as apparent. Just my observations.
     
  4. SeaJen

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    I knew this outfit would draw some ire because it breaches so many 'rules' - collar points not under lapels, light jacket with dark pants (navy pants no less), matchy patterns - did I miss any. As I tell my students, know the rules of design before you break them (admittedly engineering design, not clothing) so do I get a reprieve there, at least?
    I said the jacket was light, not tight, and IRL it certainly isnt too tight in the chest, but my robo-pose may well make it look that way. It isnt short on me either (covers my ass, as PG would say), but the low camera position makes it appear so - I hesitated in posting the full length photo because of that distortion, but oh well. Everything else I cant argue with and I appreciate the feedback.
     
  5. FillW

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    CP: Looks good to me. Glad to see more guys wearing bowties. The tie looks a little off-center though.
     
  6. CousinDonuts

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    Can you smooth down the seams so they aren't sticking out and noticeable?
     
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  7. Louis XIV

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    SeaJen, you teach industrial/engineering design?
    The Braun museum with lots of pieces of Dieter Rams is in my hometown.
    Have to go there again any time soon.
     
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  9. MrChris

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    Victor - Outstanding shoes and briefcase, details?
     
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  10. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Well-Known Member

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    The unbuttoned sleeve button and the shirt's collar do nothing for me, also, especially in the last picture, the shade of brown of tie and briefcase clashes with the belt and shoes for my eye, the rest is very nice, Victor.
     
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  11. SeaJen

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    CousinDonuts: "i like the jacket pattern. any colors in it?"

    Here's a close-up - blue, beige, and let's say, gold? It's wool/silk/linen Brooks Brothers.

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  12. VictorSFreturn

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    When the bag, belt and shoes one color and texture - it is extremely boring and trite. [​IMG]
    More fun to play tones. [​IMG]
     
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    Nice fabric :slayer:. Silk/wool or a linen mix?
     
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  14. Louis XIV

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    I agree, but in my opinion, when pairing different colours they should not clash.

    I'd say
    Different well paired colours > monochromous colours > poorly paired colours

    Not saying the colours you chose match poorly but they do clash to MY eye.
     
  15. VictorSFreturn

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    For a classic style - maybe this variant too bold. But for casual summer style - think it is appropriate to push the different shades of brown in bold combinations. [​IMG]
     
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    I have mentioned Victor's collars in the past, but I think it was lost in translation. They need to have a wider spread and longer points to creep under the jacket lapels.
     
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    I love how the Tahoe sneaks into one picture in all of Victor's posts.

    Great outfit, though!
     
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    Thanks for the thumbs, people - surprising because I have to say I wasn't expecting much with what amounts to my standard kind of work get-up. Someone asked about the boots - they are Loake 1880 Burfords. I would say they are solid and well-made - but handsome rather than elegant - and they are certainly slightly wider than average. They've acquired the look they have largely because, over two years, I have polished using a tan creme all over first and then a red creme on the toe caps only. I think if I was going to buy a pair again, I would prefer a version with the rubber soles simply because it's in the wetter and cooler times of the year that I want to wear these. However the Bedales (which are similar but have a rubber sole) are on an even wider last.
     
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    I agree, but I really like the curve that Victor gets to his collars. I don't know how he does this but I have been experimenting with bending my metal collar stays into a curve that goes round and down then flares out, which helps to give the collar a more pleasing shape than a simple straight line. However, in order the have the points still tuck under the jacket lapels, the collars have to be longer, and many of mine just aren't long enough to tuck under and have this pleasing curve so you have to chose one or the other (or have an entire new wardrobe of shirts made...).
     
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    You get this curve by not wearing collar stays. I never do anymore. When the ends go under the collar it holds the arc into place rather than having the points bend inwards. Look at mafoofan, manton, spoopoker, gdl and so on.

    It is a hard thing to achieve with certain body types and such. I don't understand the physics behind it, but it seems that Spoo wears a lot of borrelli and achieves this, however whenever I wore a borrelli shirt the collar looked wimpy. I have only been able to achieve it through bespoke shirts.
     
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