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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. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    Jungleroller, good shoes and socks :nodding:

    Stitch, i see your point. (ymmv? :eh:)

    Pingson, thanks for the detail on the tie, it is a beaut. :nodding:
     
  2. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    ymmv = your mileage may vary = just my opinion, you might see it differently

    :)
     
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  3. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Well-Known Member

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    I like the tie. Berg and Berg make some nice ties.

    The tie is proportional to your lapels and looks nice. I suppose what you would get from a 9cm is a bit more fullness at the knot going down with the jacket buttoned. But such differences are slight, and not visually obvious unless you are attending to it and fixated on such differences.

    But that’s the fun of dressing carefully and putting together interesting fits, all the variables you can sort and combine (sort of like cooking: if you can taste the flavors then you enjoy it). For me, the challenge is collecting the ingredients! You're doing well on that score, and as a fellow academic, I continue to admire and envy.
     
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  5. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    very nice shoes, clags. also, i have noticed you seem to be partial to more closed quarters, yes?
     
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    Thank you gents! Maiden voyage of my first Carminas. They feel so good on my feet which spells trouble for my wallet.
     
  7. GMMcL

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    Thanks for yesterday's thumbs. Here is today. Sorry, no spoilers on phone. (yes, the trou -- fresh back from slimming and removal of pleats -- will go back to the tailor for further inseam adjustment) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] PRL/Corneliani Isaia Borrelli Seaward & Stearn Coach Paul Stuart Panthy Magnani
     
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  8. Cleav

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    Very good look Clags, I like that v much. Not sure on the socks But I love the look :nodding:
     
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    @GMMcL, awesome tie. from spoo or NMLC by any chance?
     
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    Only slightly. That's an early effort and more closed than I like. I think Koreans like it because it works better with shorter jackets (which then elongates their legs).
    these would be perfect quarters for me:
    [​IMG]
     
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    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    that does look better, imo. :)
     
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    Thanks, Stitch. It was love at first sight. yes, nmlc, based on tags, but from sfer Typhoid Jones, not spoo.
     
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    Thanks for the comments. Would you recommend dark brown horn?

    Clags, I really love that suit. But does the formality of the neat tie clash with the informality of the brown tweed? Just a thought.
     
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    CD - more contrast, more blazer-y in my book; I'd go with a golden brown horn if it's available, let it ping. :)

    Clags - that suit is beautiful, closed quarters or not.

    Stitchy - thank you. This tie is a tricky one knot-wise and I tried it a couple of ways. The trouble is, it's so soft and thick - cashmere, and unlined - it tends to look a bit limp in a 4IH. I gave it a Shelby this time which managed to sustain a dimple, but you're right, it's still not quite working. I will experiment further. It's worth it...I have love for this tie.
     
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    GMM - i knew it! i have the same one. i actually bought 3 at my NMLC, 1 for me and 2 for spoo that he flipped, so i thought maybe you got one of those. :)

    mimo - i have that tie, and a good knot can be done. i used a HW. ill find you a pic if you like. :)
     
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    It does.

    I have a navy in cashmere, but it's only 3" and I feel the suit requires a bit more substance. I weighed that against the formality of the pin dot (though they be brown)...and since I already had the pindot on, I went with that. At some point, I'll start looking for a rough navy tie of a decent width, but it's a low priority. I know navy is a stable, but I actually wear them fairly rarely. If I wore a lot of gray, I probably would.
     
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    I agree, though subtle brass buttons are the default, and I don't understand the internet's antipathy towards them. If you share in it, however, then a golden brown/camel shade of horn is a good choice. Too light a shade is too summery, and too dark a shade is too suit-like.

    If it's not your primary navy blazer, smoked MOP is a good choice. Traditionally more of a summer thing, but I think it works on flannel. They're quite bling, though.

    Clag's tie works with that outfit, because it's got a dull finish. It's not perfect, though. With a tweed suit, I tend to think that a neat in ancient madder or wool challis is a great choice -- the kind of pattern that risks getting overwhelmed by a sportcoat-only type of tweed (one with a lot of pattern).
     
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  20. CousinDonuts

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    Look at the last few dozen fits here (or, really 90% of everything on this thread) and you'll notice that pretty much everyone's collar points lay under or very near the lapel of the jacket. The forward point collar makes me think of films like Casino and Goodfellas. And your tie isn't a repp, it's just shiny stripes. I think it could be cool to poof that PS with a solid blue tie.
    Hey 38r, if o/o were to put a raspberry striped shirt with white banker collar under this jacket, would you agree it would look off? - - - - Yo [​IMG]
     
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