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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. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    twas a 'thumb'- mebe he heard u the other day


    I've not tried any LL cloths- maybe it's time. Bntailors is the bomb. love their site. and explains why your cuts are always so good.
     
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  2. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    Enjoying this.
     
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  3. in stitches

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    Welp, its a start!


    That makes two of us.
     
  4. Monkeyface

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    Indeed, it's a great example of why navy odd trousers have a place in classic menswear.
     
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  5. notjustties

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    03.22.2014: Pre-Birthday-Dinner. Too bad, I wasn't able to stop the time.

    SC: Corneliani
    Shirt: Suitsupply
    Trousers: RLBL
    Tie: Vintage
    Shoes: Langer-Messmer (a german shoemaker)

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  6. Robs89

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    Thanks guys! The navy trousers are a must have in a menswear wardrobe if you'll ask me.
     
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  7. DonCologne

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  8. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Well-Known Member

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    How did you find this?
    That's an age old picture of me :)
    Obviously I like it a lot, haha. The trousers were made from a rather stiff English fabric (I think some 400g Minnis) and hanging from braces, so the whole thing looks rather precise.
     
  9. luv2breformed

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    I suppose it is a small difference, but I see one between participation and justification.
    Examples of participation that have been immensely helpful to me and I overly encourage:

    "Hi poster x, I think this tie adds one pattern too many, did you think to opt for a solid textured one instead."
    "I can see your point, commenter y, but I thought the shirt resolved to a solid at roughly 5 feet away, so it wouldn't be as bad. I will try a solid next time"

    OR

    "Poster a, that tie is too city for tweed, I'd substitute a wool one instead in either brown or dark green."
    "But commenter b, the tie is textured so it should work with tweed."
    "I suppose, poster a, but grenadine really is a city weave. If you want to do it with tweed, at least try it in the grossa instead of the fina."
    "Unfortunately I can't afford another hober right now, but I'll take your comments into account for the future."

    To me, both of these are 100% informative and helpful responses and discussions. The main point that I see is that the posters were describing their thinking behind their choices, and yet displayed a humility and willingness to learn if they were wrong. None of their responses sounded like justifying to me.
    Compare with the following:

    "Poster z, your jacket is quite obv 1 size too small, do you see the bowing at the lapels and the "x" forming at the buttoning point? As long as it still fits in the shoulders I would try to go up a size."
    "I dunno, commenter q. This is my best fitting jacket typically. It must have been the fact that I moved my shoulder to take the picture. I'll check right now . . . Yea, must've just been me raising my shoulder cause it looks great right now in the mirror. Thanks, tho!"

    I even made poster z especially gracious here and yet there is something about the response that is simply irritating to me. What does his response add to the discussion? IMO nothing for the lurkers or commenters except him trying to tell you he really knows how his jacket is supposed to fit, and trust him it does. If he followed up with a robo instead and asked if it looked better now, I would be fine with it. OR if he simply said he'll look into it, I'd be fine with it, but telling us all that it simply fits well and we're wrong doesn't sit well with me. Same for the following interaction:

    "Poster F, that shirt is too saturated, get one that's a bit more washed out. Otherwise, great look!"
    "I hate this crappy camera phone, shirt is pale blue IRL."

    Again, I don't see poster F's comment adding anything to the discussion or anyone's knowledge. He simply wants us to know he did it right the first time and didn't need our help. Even IF the shirt was in fact pale blue IRL, I would prefer poster F to remain silent or post simply that he'll look into it. HE already knows he needs to work on the color balance or get a better camera, no use telling us this info IMO.

    Clearly I'm the only one who feels this way, and frankly I don't really know why it irritates me so much. I'm a little crazy to begin with, so . . .We can happily move on from my rant whenever everyone would like and I'll keep to myself. Or if people would like to continue to discuss, I'm fine with that too.
     
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  10. Ianiceman

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    Ha! I thought it was a great pic too, and the navy trousers didn't even register with me as I suppose my eye was drawn to the more bold unconventional teal colour of the jacket. Anyway I am one of those in agreement with you, that in the right outfit there is definitely a place for navy trousers. And odd grey jackets. The loose SF consensus around the prejudice against navy trou is bollocks IMO, and here is exhibit A m'lurd!
     
  11. TM79

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    I'm not sure you're the only one who feels this way but it very much comes off like you wrote this based purely on RideTheCliche's post because I am not seeing too many other recent examples of something like this.

    Whether it's been weighing on you a while or not, I am just letting you know how it looks from a 100% unbiased perspective.

    I think there has been excuse making in the past, but it's typically from newer posters who create a new thread to ask some questions and then debate the answers while being far from subject matter experts. That drives me nuts in general - it isn't just a SF forum thing.

    As an iPhone 5 owner and a non-owner of a decent camera I think mentioning how colors don't come through appropriately is very legitimate. Even using Camera+ and some other apps I struggle to capture the true colors of items.

    As far as posture and such? I think that's more case by case depending on knowledge of poster. In some cases, sure. In others it's more like... nah bro, you're wrong. That thing is busted.
     
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  13. Monkeyface

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    Thank you for your reply. I understand the subtle difference better now, but as long as someone takes the advice into account, or at least is willing to acknowledge the different point of view, it's good enough for me. I guess it just doesn't grind my gears as much.
     
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  14. in stitches

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    I just wanna say it sucks when pics dont represent how you actually look, but sometimes thats just how the dice roll.

    I know often my angle is off or something looks overly saturated or looks to lack proper contrast. I know someone will point it out and if I feel thats its a matter of pic quality Ill say so.

    OTOH, I do think sometimes people play it up when in reality the fit is just off even irl.

    Its part of the way things go here and its not going to change, for better or worse.

    Just my 2 cents.

    :)
     
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  15. Ianiceman

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    I think its a worthwhile discussion luvvie, and I think you've stated your case well. You didn't want to name names but for me one of the worst offenders for this USED to be In Stitches (stay with me on this Stitchy!). He used to have every excuse in the book on a daily basis as to why his pics were absolutely fine (they weren't!) BUT - A few months ago, not sure what happened but he started to act upon the criticism (ten million SF members can't be wrong!) and the result has been a giant leap forward for him. It's not just a question of buying expensive stuff as anyone can throw money out and not necessarily look good (Mr. Trump, are you reading this?) but Sitichys stuff FITS so much better, especially his trousers which every day used to look saggy and baggy and now look so good they are on a par with his master Spoo, and I have to admit are even making me jealous and inquisitive as to what exactly he did to make 'em look so good.

    (Now if that's not the very essence of a back-handed compliment Stitchy, then I give up!:D)

    Moral of the story - I agree that people don't have to bounce around responding to every single nit pick but should take comments on board and evaluate if there's something there worth examining closer.
     
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  16. in stitches

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    Ian is right. I used to look like shit and I cringe at most of my old pics. And at the time I always had an answer, even when I knew the criticism was on point. That was weak of me.

    It took a lot of effort and money to get things right, but it was well worth it for me. Im glad I heeded peoples feedback, even if I was a tool about it at the time.

    I still stand by my previous post as well tho. Sometimes it is just a bad pic, but often not. Only the poster knows the truth and its up to them to accept reality or ignore it. Best to accept it if you ask me.

    Even if you pretend like you dont. ;)
     
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  17. Academic2

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    It is often the case that even some of the most sophisticated dressers here will post multiple photos of a single outfit in which the color, for example, varies greatly from one picture to the next. That's inevitable, unless we want to restrict the thread to those who are (or have access to) professional-quality photographers. I find it useful, therefore, if posters include in their post an indication of which photos are most accurate in those cases in which there are differences: e.g., "the suit color is most accurate in the first picture; the tie color is most accurate in the second." I doubt that anyone objects to that.

    While ideally that information would be included in the initial post rather than in a subsequent post which is responding to a question, I can't say that it's a big deal for me. But then I try not to get riled up by stuff on the internet.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  18. Monkeyface

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    On a holiday, so I'm posting repetitive looks due to the limited wardrobe. At least I can compare them at the end and see which navy blazer look is best.

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  19. TM79

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    Agreed - off the top of my head I know Claghorn has a jacket that looks very bright/royal blue in many pictures and then one day he posted a closer shot and the true color is nothing like that.

    I'd approach it same way you said - "2nd pic shows most accurate colors" etc. etc. Otherwise it's a bit more of a guessing game.
     
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  20. ridethecliche

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    Eh, I dunno you guys. I think I used to dress better when I first started posting here.

    JAY KAY! I told stitchy that resistance is futile and I kinda sorta meant it.
     
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