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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. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Well-Known Member

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  2. Mr. Moo

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    When I eat something that doesn't quite agree with me in the evening, I usually take what I like to call an "Effortless Gent" in the morning.
     
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    moo we call this the morning deuce normally but i like "effortless gent"
     
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    So this is really Foo's domain, but I'm trying to teach myself Photoshop, and this seemed like a good opportunity to do a cut-rate "foof" that would illustrate some fit / style issues.

    Here's the before and the after - excuse the sloppy editing. As fun as this is, I'm not going to spend 100 years doing it . . . .

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    The original suit had shoulders that were too padded and a gorge that was too high, making you look like a lego man. The jacket was also slightly too short in my opinion.

    The colors were too similar, and frankly, the suit color was incompatible with the your skin tone. You would do better to go less khaki, more grey.

    Comments?
     
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    I hope for the effortless gent, but usually things don't go that smoothly
     
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    I dunno, I kind of agree with him. I try to avoid BD's when I'm trying to look serious. Not saying they are the wrong choice with a suit or dressy sport coat / office pants combo, but I think it's fair to argue that they aren't the optimal choice. You aren't playing polo after all.
     
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    Repp tie = casual, blue blazer = casual, flannel odd trousers = casual, thus button down shirt = casual...
     
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    Might not be the visual aspects (colour, pattern) that are clashing, but the texture. Is it a smooth poplin? An oxford might be a better choice.

    This is where a pale blue oxford would be ideal imo.
     
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  9. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Went and bought that Vanda eh, Spoo?

    Can't blame ya; just got me the chocolate shantung and it's also a beaut!

    :slayer:
     
  10. Anden

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    Add a tie and wear a v-neck. Throw away the shoes and the hat. Being a student is not an excuse. There are tons of great items avalable for next to nothing. Lurk around and you´ll learn where to look.

    Welcome BTW.

    Just for the record. I have taken a fair amount of beating in this thread and I still do occationally. There is no room for improvement in nice and kind comments. It might boost you selfesteem but at the lack of your self awarenesss. We don´t want more of those inflated egos now do we?

    Andreas
     
  11. Jeff M

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    I might do a v-neck with a button up, I won't wear a tie unless it is a more formal occasion or I get a better job, the place I work now is business casual so I don't want to go too formal. I have my eye on some AEs on ebay right now, so don't worry the better shoes are coming. In the meantime I have some other oxfords that I can wear that don't have the raised toes. Regardless of what others may think, I like the hat, I am going to trade the one in that picture for a smaller size, it is a tad too big.
     
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    DB + tie + suit = fully acceptable in many places of the world, everything else is a matter of taste.

    I don't usually wear DB's with suits, but I think it looks great when done right.

    4 in hand works with any collar spread, if it needs to be bigger there is always the double 4IH.

    This is also a matter of taste, but I have never seen an outfit with a Windsor knot that I don't think would have been improved by switching it for a 4IH. Not trying to preach here, it's just my humble opinion.
     
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  14. Jeff M

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    That Peter guy doesn't have it tied in a very good knot, I think he could tidy that up a bit. This is a windsor and it looks great because it is tied properly and worn with a wider collar


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    It always annoys me that Harvey opts for the Windsor and not the (D)FIH.
     
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    I like the new Spoo. Absolutely killed it today.
     
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    By the way,who cut the most recent suit (striped with ticket pocket), it looks great. Better than the NSM suit, not that NSM is bad.
     
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    A button down can look great with a suit - not a pin / pencil stripe but it can soften the look a bit and be 100% appropriate.

    The 'waves' as you so n00bishly put it are the collar's roll. That shirt or at least that photo does, in fact have a horrible roll. But one bad example does not mean its bad in all instances.

    90% of my shirts are spread collars but BDs have a time and a place even with suits.
     
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    My "harsh negative feedback": The hat might work with some jeans and a shirt. It looks silly here. The point about collars made elsewhere is totally right, but beyond that, just because you play golf, doesn't mean you should always look like you're about to. Frankly, golfers look quite silly in any other context. And yes, the shoes are absolutely hideous - glued soles, pointy toes poking in the air. Burn them. If there's one thing you can change to look twice as good, in my view it's shoes. Maybe I'm exaggerating, but I think they define you more than any other single item of clothing.

    Don't worry though. You are, as others have mentioned, in a soup of uptight, waspish, vain, shallow self-absorption here. Failing to conform is seen as a genuine character flaw by some. I still find it funny when people say "study" and "lurk" and "try to learn from.." as if imitating a couple of members on here could be the panacea for style magnificence. Be yourself, and don't be afraid to piss people off. There are a couple of other recent posters who have a very distinctive style that has ruffled some opinions - take a look. One even has shoes that nobody likes BUT they are not awful shoes. Just awful taste. And that is always subjective. Yours are empirically crap, which is different.

    I'd say don't worry about the labels (especially if the label is Hollister!), be trendy for now if you want, but classic will last you years, and most of all, get a pair of shoes. You can get genuinely very good shoes for under $200. The problem is, when you do, you'll immediately want some for $500, etc., and the rot starts there. But you'll look great!

    Oh, and welcome. There are a few, like any internet forum, who make up for their abusive relationships with their mothers by insulting strangers gratutiously on the internet. Ignore it, it's their insecurity and kinder of you to pretend not to notice. Good luck. :)


    *sigh* That schoolboy four-in-hand is the fashion, like skinny ties and narrow lapels. It looks fine, but it won't last. A neat, triangular windsor (or half windsor, I think technically in my case), is timeless.

    Personally, I use the button down when I'm not wearing a tie - with or without a jacket. To me, it's a little informal for a suit, but not wrong, and I have occasionally. But usually the whole purpose for me of buttons is to keep your collar nice when you're not wearing a tie.

    That said, every country's different. In the US it seems quite common and a distinctively American style, like having a centre vent on a suit. I always have a double, and occasionally single on a sports jacket. But I wouldn't say one is wrong; maybe just transatlantic idiosyncrasies. I put the button down in the same category; each to his own and for God's sake, wouldn't it be boring if we all dressed the same?
     
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    Well Harvey is my second example of how a bad knot ruins the look. He´s got the most amazing clothing and the finishes it with an ugly knot. It is not tasteful. It is not powerful. It is just ugly.
     
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