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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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    Thank you for the compliment. The cloth is from a textile firm in Quebec.
     
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    not sure if this is an intentional misspelling or not.....:lol:
     
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    LOL, good luck @ Barneys. I love that place.

    Since you are even newer than me, I won't give you grief about that ugly avatar....:angry:
     
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    I have found a number of great items on sale. I've done even better during "garage sale" season.
     
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    FUCK!!! that's just me getting excited! I'll amend that, I meant posters...I thoroughly enjoy this site. It has opened my eyes a lot and at 24 years old, I need to show that there is something to wear other than polos/button downs and khakis to work [​IMG]
     
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  6. faribeana88

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    ahahah though I live in NYC, I'm from Florida and the Heat are my team. Granted most people hate LeBron but the full suit from that spread was actually pretty nice...just couldn't find the right avatar. I'm sure I'll change it once I can snap something more "me"
     
  7. Holdfast

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    Ede & Ravenscroft bespoke (3+ years old now). Very English is probably a good way to describe the cut/construction, yes.
     
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  8. An Acute Style

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    2nd day back. Still no kids yet.

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  9. Pliny

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    not directed at me I know, but if I understand you rite I think a jacket in Fresco will work with cotton or linen trews. In general, textured jacket with less-textured trews works IMO. It surprises me that textured loose weaves like Minnis Fresco isn't used for casual odd jackets more really.





    thank you!


    that a good or a bad thing? [​IMG]


    Diaz I saw somewhere that your avatar gets more visitors than a real Old Master. World's a funny place
     
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  10. An Acute Style

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    Quote: Standard. We have two days of planning before they come in.
     
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  11. Victor Elfo

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    Feel free to always join us. I've the exact opposite opinion about fresco odd coats. Don't get me wrong, it's good as a travel cloth, and it's suitable for business, but I think that it's not optimal for casual wear. While the fit bellow is fine, except for the necktie, imagine it one hour later, the trousers bagged in the knees and fully crumpled. Fresco seems too formal to be combined with cotton, IMO. What do you think?

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  12. tdude

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    ^^ off topic, but love vox's collar roll.
     
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  13. PointDexter2014

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    Find/locate a local good will or salvation army. You would be amaze at the quality of items you find. I just acquired a AL Woodstock for $6 in very, very good condition. I also just received a pair of Grenson tassel oxfords for $68. And another pair J&M Murphy Aristocraft for $27. I was also able to purchase a few suits, sport coats, and high end trousers. So, there are items you can thrift to help build your wardrobe.
     
  14. sugarbutch

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    Surely you didn't mean to imply that Vox's trousers would ever bag or crumple.
     
  15. YRR92

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    I live in hopsack, with trousers that sometimes wrinkle. I don't sweat it. The fresco I've seen seems to be the midpoint between hopsack and plain worsted, in terms of texture. It could be a little borderline.
     
  16. mktitsworth

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    I could tell from the details - specifically the pick stitching and shape of the breast pocket. I have one in about that saturation, but blue. The angst I mentioned stems from the fact that I was wearing mine but did not get pics, though that's probably pretty obvious.
    "London's Oldest Tailor and Robe Maker?" I would never refer to them as "very English."
    I think an hour later Vox was probably drinking Martinis while contemplating making multiple bespoke shoe purchases at once. An hour later in this, after standing up and sitting down, the jacket has also probably acquired some wrinkling - given the pattern the right sleeve there. Using Corbera in an example is difficult. You always have to check the subtlties - pockets, lapels, colors, etc. Earth tones as I understand it have a long history in english country wear with a more casual connotation. The three patch pocket lowers the formality level further, which works hand in hand with the notch lapels to create a distinctly informal feeling. While a flannel or tweed in such a color would probably certainly still be less formal, even in the lightest that probably wouldn't work well for the season (which looks like s/s given the flowers in the background). In such a case, a fresco is a nice open weave that can be light enough to serve the purpose. Given the details of the shirt, jacket, and shoes the pants seem to be appropriately formal when taken in the context of everything else. Overall though, my guess was is that he didn't care, wore it because he wanted to, and will smirk that it's being discussed.
     
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  19. Victor Elfo

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    Great analysis!
    I see that it's a bad choice for an example, as his stylistic choices were just on point for the intended formality. However, I wasn't trying to make a point about Vox's outfit, and if he cared or not doesn't matters for the topic being discussed, which is the cloth's formality.
    So, if I got you opinion straight, fresco can be used for a casual coat, depending on the color and depending on how the coat is designed. Agreed, but how about those more suit-ish colors and designs? For example, navy blue sb with flapped pockets and notch lapels.
     
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  20. Citan1145

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    Long time no post. I hope everyone is doing well. I have quite a backlog to get through here. I just began my clinical internship so I will be making some new purchases and posting fits again. I lost about 10 pounds (really more getting fitter than losing weight) so I had to get many of my jackets/pants altered. I took what I learned over the years so I am hoping the upcoming year of posts will be more interesting for everyone this time around. Looking forward to being an active member again!
     
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