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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. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Well-Known Member

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    The biggest point in the Paddock's odd button stance is to make both buttons fully functional, the top and the bottom buttons are positioned in an equal distance from the natural waist point (for example, 5cm above and 5cm bellow, using the 10cm standard spread). Buttoning the bottom button only will always result in a very low buttoning point, because, well, it's. Also, the lapels are supposed to roll to both buttons, so it's not a hard 3 with an odd button stance.
     
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  2. in stitches

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    i do not see the difference and im not trying to win anything.

    what i have to say is how i feel. in this case i don't care about anyone explaining to me what is technically right about that jacket or that fit, because when i look at, and i have looked at it many times now, it continues to look horrific. if i were in the minority on that i might be more concerned, but i am not. so i feel confident that my grasp on the matter is both tight and on point.

    anyhow, i am glad we are both fine with this. :)
     
  3. Victor Elfo

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    Just to clear some misunderstandings.
    There's a difference between saying that you hate it and saying why you hate it, or saying that something looks good and saying why it looks good. I don't care much for the first. I didn't try to imply that you're trying to win this discussion, I implied that you're wrong to believe that I'm. Also, you should read Socrates, being the majority does not imply merit to your cause, that's just a contemporary myth.
    Anyway, I'm done, apparently nothing productive will come out from this again.
     
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  4. Cantabrigian

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    Bottom button looks too high to have been a regular 2button.



    I often wonder why he bothers to wear a shirt.
     
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  5. in stitches

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    maybe so, but what i am saying is that all too often people explain and explain and explain, but it does not change the facts. that fit is no good (imo). there have been numerous posters who explained why, myself included.

    so often there is this idea that gathering all the possible book knowledge in the world makes a big deal. its nice and instructive, but if it does not help you to look good, its useless. so to me, often saying something looks good or bad, is more important than why, from a simply aesthetic point of view, which is usually quite important.
     
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  6. Cantabrigian

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    You might be right about the collar. In the first photo above, I can't tell if the jacket collar is a bit loose or if it's just the general badness of a point shirt collar. But the second photo illustrates why very very few people qualify to wear a paddock. The gut-emphasizing qualities of the bottoned lower button mean that only men like David can wear one. He looked okay because the guy, like you I believe, weighed about 95 lbs soaking wet.
     
  7. Cantabrigian

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    For the record I disagree with whatever Stitches is saying.
     
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  8. in stitches

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    lol no you dont.

    read it again.
     
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  9. Cantabrigian

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    You said Socrates schmocrates.

    I ain't even mad but dude... Duuude...
     
  10. in stitches

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    lol i took that out only because it was unrelated and mean.

    however, the only relevant "dude..... Duuuude" here, imo, is mentioning socrates at all in this discussion.
     
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  11. sugarbutch

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    Sir! The correct way to describe this fit is "Turtleroll and TASSEKS!" Please don't make this mistake again.
    The hank is too flashy for this fit, and I think you'd look better with the jacket unbuttoned.
     
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  12. sugarbutch

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  13. Tirailleur1

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    Tasseks...
    Srs bidness
     
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  14. Victor Elfo

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    Agreed, but I've a general prejudice against point collars. Do you've the same opinion about double breasted coats?

    Perhaps you did not mean to, but you touched a point related to Politics, so I presented one of the most basic authors so that you could educate yourself with a different and very well regarded point of view.

    @SB,

    Nice outfit! The square is match-y, but you know this. Btw, is it really black and white or is the photograph off?
     
  15. An Acute Style

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    My camera died halfway through shooting. These were the best shots I got. The pocket square is pink gingham.

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    Terrible photos but whatever, about the setting (CT Supreme Court). I is a lawyer today.

    Suit: Saks Black Label w Zegna cloth
    Shirt: Thomas Pink
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    Cuff links: no-name state seals off eBay (surprisingly nice)
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  18. MrDaniels

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    Are you apologizing for the setting and not for the fit of the jacket? I am not one of the more nit-picky people on here about fit, but I am sorry to say-that is not even in the ballpark.
     
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    For me, aesthetic success rises and falls with the lapel. Lapel width in relation to the wearers shoulder width, gorge angle, gorge height etc. ...

    I actually quite like the jacket even though I would never consider wearing a paddock configuration myself, the only thing bothering me are the, as mentioned before, dated looking lapels.

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    And again as an animation:

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  20. sugarbutch

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    Thanks, VE. Yes, the hank is B&W.
     
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