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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. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    It's a new week so here's to a new attempt.

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    Right sleeve of blazer got caught on the thing behind me in the pic. Didn't notice till now, else I would have retaken :/

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    (Could this use waist suppression or is it just not the right cut for me? The V is verrryyy slight.)

    I think I got SF approved slacks!
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    And when I wore them to work I realized that they were too short, luckily there's a bunch of fabric there so I can have them lengthened. Score!
    Is this something that needs doing or are they acceptable as is? Does no break mean that they just kiss the top of the shoe or that socks are visible when standing. I know these are supposed to be no break pants. There's currently about 1-1.5 inch gap between the end of my pant and the start of the back of my shoe.
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    Wool socks because it is COLD!
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    Questions, what are the thoughts on the shoes? Are they interview worthy?
    Pants: to be lengthened or acceptable as is?
     
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  2. Cotton Dockers

    Cotton Dockers Well-Known Member

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    Holdfast, I really like that idea. Of course, I like a lot of things that I do no work for but get to enjoy the benefits of.

    Today:

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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    @faribeana88 - first off, thank you kindly for including me in your list of posters whos fits you enjoy, you put in very esteemed company, and i appreciate that.

    i did not read everybody's answers to your post as thoroughly as i should have, so i apologize if i am beating a dead horse here. on a surface level, i do understand what you are saying, and its true, there are a lot of poor fits being posted. however, that is always how its been, at least as long as i have been here. and not too long ago, i was one of those people. my fits were turrble.

    here is where i think it can go right. when a poster acknowledges that the feedback given, even though harsh at times, is for THEIR benefit. its an open forum, and the goal is to share your fits, but also to grow. its not tumblr and its not anyones personal blog. the forum has an established ideal set, one that i think is very solid and meritorious as far as looking good. and when a new person arrives, the goal of the feedback is to guide them to those ideals. for them to develop their own personal style, but within the confines of what the forums ideals are. now, some people can successfully draw outside the lines imo, but that is not for everyone. you really have to know what you are doing to accomplish that.

    as an aside, sometimes feedback is given in a dickish way, and i do not condone that. sometimes people do bring that upon themselves when they take something personally that is not meant to be, and sometimes people do act like dicks just for the sake of that, and such people should generally be ignored imo.

    here is where it can go wrong, and at times, some people on the forum do pander to this, and i think its bad. bad for the forum and bad for looking good. when people say, BUT I LIKE THIS, I GET SO MANY COMPLIMENTS IN REAL LIFE!! WHY CANT YOU LET ME BE ME!!!! yeah, thats nice, start a blog. their are certain fairly objective guidelines that make a bad fit bad. and there is no escaping it. when people start pandering to that, and slapping everyone on the back for trying, its not helping anyone.

    maybe its because sometimes someone does not want to accept that their look is a fail in the ideals of SF or maybe they dont want to have to buy new stuff, yes, if everything you have sucks, you will need to get new stuff, different combinations of the same bad items will always be bad. maybe they really think it looks good, who knows, but when anyone refuses to at least consider that what they are wearing is no bueno, and have an open mind about it, thats where things fall apart imo. and generally, people like that, fade away fast.

    no collection of fits can all be good, and it shouldnt be that way. there should be room for people to come in here without a clue, and grow. as long as people are open to growth, and as long as we have posters that continue to provide helpful and useful feedback, its all good by me.

    my 2cents.

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  4. luv2breformed

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    I feel like I want something dark up top to balance out all of the lighter colors. Perhaps a square with a dark brown/olive base would do the trick? Also, is the jacket a tad too small? You can see the pattern bowing in toward the buttoning point in the 2nd photo. I think the pants are good and the shoes I like as well. Congrats on going for a sweater! I have a sweater vest in similar color that I don't have the confidence yet to try and employ. You have inspired me to try and make it work sometime soon perhaps.
     
  5. ridethecliche

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    Do you think a bowtie would have worked in the situation in the right color? It can add another dimension there.
     
  6. sugarbutch

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    I'm not the coffee snob here, mimo. Do what you feel, bro. I must ask about the trouser situation since the sagging pantaloons are a recurring issue: Y U NO LIKE SUSPENDERS BRACES?
    This is lovely, aportnoy. Thanks for adding the full-length shots to your daily.
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    Nice. I don't think you need the hank.
    I don't want you to get the impression that this is a categorical observation, because I like haberdashery-style combinations with patterns and color, but your patterned shirts are frequently discordant and detract from the overall effect of your dress. I think you would benefit from more solids as you hone your style.
    Speaking of haberdashery style, here's a nice example of bold that works. And I say this as someone who generally despises yellow ties.
    Are you aware of gdl's similar thread?
    This may be your best yet, rtc. It's a bit aggressively monochromatic (and the socks are, er, not good), but it's at least harmonious and seems to fit pretty well. More like this, please.
     
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  7. eviltimeban

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    As a "newbie" (I guess) I find it more of an inspiration than anything. And you don't have to like something to be inspired by it, necessarily. For example, a lot of the fits here are the SC / pants variety, instead of the "office suit" look that would be more prevalent where I am based. In fact, where I am based I think I'm the only person in a 10 mile radius who wears a PS! [​IMG]

    I came here originally because I randomly came across "La Casuarina" (Spoo) and started following his Tumblr, which led me to here. I wanted to learn and get some ideas for my own wardrobe. Now, my own wardrobe is modest compared to most of the dudes on SF, but I try to fit around those restrictions to do the best I can. I've been inspired for sure, and have learned a lot in the few months I've been here. I'll post my looks, not necessarily for approval or comment, but just to join in and if something is said to me, positively (eg the yellow tie) or negatively (e.g. my first post) I take it on board, and learn from it. But it doesn't mean I'm going to stop wearing things I like, or start wearing things I don't.

    I also enjoy seeing other people's clothes; I don't like them all and I love some. That for me is fun. Its like looking at pictures of cars. Your own car may not be the most expensive, or the best, or rare, but its your car and you like it and that should be enough.
     
  8. luv2breformed

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    I would lengthen the pants. Also, I like their texture but imo they cry out for a cuff! I hope there is enough fabric to add length and perhaps a 1.75 - 2 inch cuff. Aim for no socks visible when standing, I think they should still touch the shoe.

    Also, I think wool socks are those pants' best friend. :)

    Too much grey up top imo. I think a standard light blue shirt would do wonders here. Now that I say that, is the shirt gray or is it blue? It looks gray to me. also, I prefer a vest or sweater vest with bow ties, but this is very much just my personal opinion.

    Remember gray odd jackets are hard to pair. A navy SC might work a lot better here.

    I like the shoes, but they feel a little "dressy" compared to the rest of the fit. It may be a small difference, but perhaps a perfed blucher would serve you better than a bal here.
     
  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Sack Suit Monday

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  10. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Well-Known Member

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    Brilliance up and down, SB.
     
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  11. faribeana88

    faribeana88 Well-Known Member

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    well said stitches! I should've been more neutral in my interjection but that is a learning point for next time. You are one wise dude! [​IMG]
     
  12. faribeana88

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    RTC, this is much better than what I've seen before! I like the styling behind this, though it does scream "GreyFit" If you're going for a seasonal getup, may I suggest some fall/wintery colors : Ambers, Fall greens and such...just a suggestion but overall great job putting this fit together.
     
  13. ridethecliche

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    Thank you sir!

    Ridethecliche is something I came up with in highschool where I felt that everyone was just doing whatever was expected of them and going entirely with the grain and I thought they were riding the cliche's or (stereotypes) that were ascribed to them. I started using it as an online handle. I also used to use SGT.PEPPERS sometimes when playing games haha.


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    There's about 2 inches of fabric there, so I don't think I'll be able to cuff them. I should have just enough to let out almost all of it to get a tiny bit of break.

    The shirt is actually a faded blue and gray. I was contemplating the plain light blue, but figured that I'd layer patterns for fun. I'm still on the look for a good navy SC. I've been hitting dead ends lately, but I'm sure one will turn up in the next month or so as I thrift.

    I think you're right on the shoes. I should have grabbed my black wingtips, though I think brown captoes would have worked well with this as well. I have these really worn brown captoes that I want to pair with these pants once I get one of my tweed blazers back from the tailors.

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    Thanks. I'll try this same outfit with a brighther shirt next time. Maybe a burnt orange shirt. I'll mull it over.

    I should have submitted this to the monotone challenge! Heh.
     
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    thanks! but lets not get carried away with that last part. :p

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    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    GDL had one 6-9 months ago that he tried to resurrect, but it hasn't been touched in quite a while, unless there is some secret subforum that only the cool kids are invited to.

    I think this would be a great idea if we can keep it going. It's great to have a collection of inspirational fits, no matter your wardrobe or skill level.
     
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    I'd fasten the bottom button of the overcoat (the convention of not fastening the bottom button comes from a frequent practice with waistcoats) and would buckle rather than tie the belt; but this is an excellent ensemble.
     
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    I tend to like leaving the bottom button of my overcoat undone, unless it's particularly cold or windy. I actually feel it makes more practical sense on an overcoat than a jacket or a waistcoat. I walk with a long stride and it makes it easier, and puts less stress on the buttons and vent seam.
     
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    this. hopefully it can get updated at least weekly to keep the thread thriving.
     
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