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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. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Well-Known Member

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    that shirt is really great! epic collar on that one
     
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  2. YRR92

    YRR92 Well-Known Member

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    RTC:

    You're too hip to own a shirt that dark, or to wear it with a tie.

    Pliny:

    I believe sedate patterned silk hanks exist, and striped suits are either quietly desperate, subtle dignified, or ludicrously overconfident. A DB with wide lapels falls into the third category.

    luv2be:

    Pleated pants sit wherever the rise has them sit. Same as flat-fronts. Not a lot of low-to-mid rise pleats out there, though.

    RJE, that's utterly killer.
     
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  3. Pliny

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    not sure what u mean about hanks - but chalk stripe DBs sure take alotta chutzpah.
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  4. tdude

    tdude Well-Known Member

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    The great Peter O'toole. The look on his face tells it all.
     
  5. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Well-Known Member

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    Now there's a man no one ever accused of being over confident.
     
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  6. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    (Tie Yellow Hook, PS Duchamp via Malford, socks Mazarin from MCR)
     
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  7. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. I took the tie off in the afternoon when everyone left the office. I think it looked much better that way. I think a pink or a lighter red tie would have made it pop more. It wouldn't have been 'classic' in the least, but I think that could have worked.

    Expect better things from me starting in the new year. I just set my floor.
     
  8. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Well-Known Member

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    We have all made that post.
     
  9. YRR92

    YRR92 Well-Known Member

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    Quote:Clothes are like condoms. You probably don't want anything to pop. Now, I think there are ways to make "deliberate bad taste" work. But it ain't with insipid clothes, and there ain't no half-stepping. There's no "this is traditional but then there's one out-there touch." That's just a problem. Dalí didn't paint pictures with one bizarre detail. That kind of thing is much harder to do than quiet coherence (which presents its own challenges), and doing it well is a formidable skill. Think LabelKing (before my time, for the most part, but a cool dude), if you want.
     
  10. mimo

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    I wouldn't worry too much, RTC: SF hates dark shirts (especially with a light jacket, they're a bit "Saturday Night Fever"), and the simplest remedy for the rest is don't wear several solid colours together. I've had that habit myself at times, and although nobody actually pointed to that (more fixated on my terrible pictures, socks or shoelaces, usually), it's something I adopted after looking at pictures on here for a while. A little pattern and texture makes a background and foreground which is pleasing. The exception being formal wear (black/white tie), which is why it has to be black and white.
     
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  11. Cleav

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    @Pliny @mimo

    Nice work gents, particularly likin those ties :nodding:
     
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  12. FlyingMonkey

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    I was just about to say that I like the ties and I like the jackets, but that in neither case are the ties the optimal choice for the jackets (or vice-versa). In Mimo's the scale of pattern is too close and in Pliny's, I don't know exactly, but I get the feeling that a solid knit would be so much better.
     
  13. mimo

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    FM, you have a point. As I walked out I kind of wished I'd put a green knit or madder on instead, for that exact reason. Looking at the jacket and tie close up, the pattern is indeed a very similar scale. I decided in the end that the difference in colour, the angle of the check on the tie, and the visibly different texture, avoided their clashing or blending into one.

    But...as you said, perhaps not optimal. In Pliny's case, I don't like the reverse-stripe shirt. To be fair I don't much like them in general, but especially with a softer country look. Probably just me. The rest of him is beautiful, obviously.
     
  14. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    Something retro-professorial for Xmas Eve. My first attempt at wearing a bow tie with a three-piece suit.

    Suit, shirt, tie, overcoat - BB
    Cufflinks - Deakin & Francis, via DeNatale, NYC
    Vintage watch chain
    Shoes - Finsbury, Paris
    Scarf - Hickey Freeman
    Hat - Selentino

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  15. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Well-Known Member

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    Nice Crusty! But don't be surprised if you are mistaken for a caroler, as opposed to a financial titan...:D
     
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    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    It would be a mistake to confuse me with either role :D .
     
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  17. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    Crusty will be selling [only the most tasteful] relics after Midnight Mass.

    Looking wonderful, UC, especially the dickie.
     
  18. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    excellent, crusty.

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  19. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have some relics of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of natural fibers, which, if hung in your closet, will purge all polyesters from your wardrobe, and a large reliquary of the thigh bone of Saint Marcy of Syms, a great rarity (partially because she's not dead yet), the patron saint of never paying full retail. It even comes on a rolling stand, so that the owner can wheel it around a store, and it will inevitably find the owner something in his (or her) size marked down at least 50%.
     
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  20. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    That's nice Stitchy, including the shirt. Why are your shoes leaving you?
     
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