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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. DonCologne

    DonCologne Well-Known Member

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  2. FlyingMonkey

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    You're a guy with an enviable ability to create strong combintions (and take good pictures) which makes your love of 'fun shirts' and pleated dad jeans even more puzzling. I don't think I know of any aesthetic criteria under which either look good.
     
  3. Kai

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    Suit: Beckett & Robb

    Shirt: Nordstrom (yes, sleeves are a tad long.)

    Cufflinks: Vintage gold and varnished scarab beetle

    Shoes: Bespoke Vass

    Tie: Charles Tyrwhitt

    Pocket square: ebay find

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  4. YRR92

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    The pleated jeans, I can't defend. The fun shirts are actually fun. There's no aesthetic criteria under which they're elegant, and they may be unavoidably goofy, but that doesn't make them indefensible.

    Also, I share AAS's love of bit loafers (though not to the same degree).
     
  5. An Acute Style

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    I appreciate the way you combine patterns, texture, and colors together. I think those are all spot on in this composition except the pocket square and socks. I think something in the blue or brown family would have worked better. The biggest issue I have with the outfit is the jacket. In particular, the balance of the jacket and the large v it creates. It seems to be a fairly large collar gap at your left collar. I think the lapels need to be rolled to the top button. I wouldn't recommend buttoning the top button, but I think this would make the lapels sit closer to your collar and eliminate the gap.
     
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  6. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Well-Known Member

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    Hober, from the Macclesfield range.

    Thanks In Stitches and Clapeyron. I should post pictures of the coat before it was altered. I'm still a little awestruck at how much can be altered once the coat is made up.
     
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  7. An Acute Style

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  8. bboysdontcryy

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    Nah, it's not just you.
     
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    Certainly not. In fact, it's pretty much the first thing that the bespoke crowd will notice here, along with the question of whether the lapels are wide enough for Kai's build. There's already a bit of a discussion of this on the Beckett and Robb thread that Kai started.
     
  10. in stitches

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    HC - fantastic as usual. would love to see some some full fits from you.

    kai - very nice.




    it works on tandem with the swag-o-meter.


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    i need that tie. will have to add to my hober wish list.
     
  11. David Reeves

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    That low button stance works well for you and I like the look as it's sharp and not fussy. I would have your guys check out your neck circle though it stands off the neck a touch. They may be able to just shrink it with pressing.
     
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    How would you characterize Orgetorix's button stance? Looks real good and balanced to me.
     
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  13. Henry Carter

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    I would love to post some but it won't happen in the near future I'm afraid. Between full time work in marketing, running the business (combined about 70 hrs per week) and with a 4 month old at home, I literally get about 5 mins a day to snap a few pics on my galaxy and post. I do have a dslr/tripod etc but yeah, time is my enemy.
     
  14. sugarbutch

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    I would characterize it as spot-on.

    Kai: Very nice. I second the comments about the collar gap (not so great) and button stance (very flattering). I don't think the lapels are too narrow for your build, but I certainly wouldn't go any narrower. I think you could also stand to have a taller cuff on the trousers..

    AAS: The nope meter measures how emphatically I say "nope" when I look at a picture.

    DonCologne: The shirt doesn't quite peg my nope meter, but it's definitely into the red. That aside, the fit of the jacket is the main thing holding you back with this combination. It's hinging on the button, closing the quarters and bowing the lapels. The collar gap is severe. I also wonder if there is too much shoulder extension.

    Spend some time dialing in the fit of your clothes, and I think you'll be surprised at the improvement. For guys like us who don't have model proportions, fit is paramount.
     
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  15. bernoulli

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    Here is my fit for the day. Undecided about wearing a belt or not. Thoughts?

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  16. Pliny

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    Hi guise- nice work Kai, Org and bernouilli and congrats on the loud tie challenge

    Me channelling Fred- where is he BTW?

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  17. RDiaz

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    Good assessment. It looks like all of the problems come from a short front balance. DonCologne, you need a jacket that has a longer forepart (longer from the top, not from the bottom). Is your stuff MTM by any chance? If so, you could mention that for future commissions.
     
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  18. bernoulli

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    Pliny, thanks for the thumbs-up! Back at you. [​IMG]
     
  19. An Acute Style

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    Good morning, SF. I'm usually at work around 7:30. Graduation isn't until 10:00 so I thought I'd go ahead and get my daily pics out of the way because I have no idea what to do with myself. The high today is 91 so linen, linen and seersucker. I like the way this jacket fits when I don't move, but there is tightness in the upper bicep/shoulder area when I more around. The sleeves could be a tad longer too. Have a good day.

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  20. Claghorn

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    Sleeves seem fine unless you feel your shirt sleeves are a bit short? Also, I assume your boxers are black watch.
     
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