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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

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  1. Roycru

    Roycru Well-Known Member

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    Rather than cross posting from the FRIDAY CHALLENGE: ART INSPIRED thread, now, for something completely different, I am posting the Art Inspired pictures that I didn't post.

    Anyone who wants to see what I did post can pop over to the FRIDAY CHALLENGE:ART INSPIRED thread and see it........

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  2. AJL

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    Where's the "Handsome Devil" button, or was that exclusive to bday gala? I found it amusing, if slightly immodest. That said, not a bad fit at all. I have a hard time getting over how young you are for the way you are dressing, though I suppose that's ageist of me (slightly envious old guy that I am).
     
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  3. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    This style looks like a cross-decade collaboration between Thom Browne and Giorgio Armani.

    Fail.
     
  4. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    That gladius really requires a wider lapel ...

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  5. SpitShine

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    The button came attatched to a birthday card, it's not the kind of thing I wear regularly. This is what a childhood of James Bond films will do to a man, my parents have to tell me to dress down occasionally.

    Claghorn, I've definitely come round to wider ties and lapels recently, but my surroundings are usually too casual to leave fashionable concessions entirely behind. I normally hover around a three-inch tie these days.
     
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  6. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    Nitpicking about tie widths and proportions aside, I think you look absolutely spiffing, @SpitShine ! When I was your age I was wearing double pleated jeans with New Balance tennis shoes. (I leave you to infer how old I am... [​IMG] )
     
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  7. YRR92

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    Spit-Shine: I know what they say about guys with big feet, but I think trousers that skinny push the issue a bit. [​IMG]

    I have a few pairs of trousers that need to be slimmed down, and I'm leaning towards having them hit at about the second-to-last set of shoe laces, rather than quite that close to the ankle. I mean, we're young, we can do that, but it doesn't appeal to my sense of proportion (and really limits you to only the slimmest jackets, if you want things to remain in proportion).

    SchmidtD, welcome. It's not a bad effort: You have a handle on how to wear shoes of that color with a suit. I love the PS, like the watch and the pattern of the suit. The suit's fit is not perfect, but I don't think it's glaringly bad.

    That said, the tie is simply too bright. Green is not a bad idea, with the purple in the square, but anything this bright is gonna be tough. The shirt collar is unexceptional. The points are a bit short, and there's not enough spread/length period, especially for a windsor knot.

    It also needs stays or something to cure the curl.

    I'm not sure about doing a white shirt with tan shoes and a light suit like that -- sure, a light blue shirt would sacrifice some contrast, but it would be more at home with the formality of the whole thing, and it could pick up on the blue in the suit (which you're already matching to the blue in the square, you sly doge you).

    If you were to swap in a good light blue shirt with a spread collar, and wear a forest green tie, you could deliver on the promise of what you have going on here. I would also seriously think about wearing darker brown shoes -- again, the tan isn't bad, but I like dark brown calf quite a bit, and tend to wear it whenever possible.


    Foxx, Dino and Frank probably would have been rude to you about the tie bar -- though that's assuming they'd have spoken to you at all, wearing brown shoes in the evening. [​IMG]

    That said, I think the aggressiveness of the pinstripes works for the way you dress.
     
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  8. mothon

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    I like this but a wider tie would be nice.
     
  9. Ds13

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    Thank you for your detailed reply. You made great points. And FWIW, I regretted the tie as soon as I saw how it had shown up in pictures (looks much darker in person), but still wanted to post something. Not making excuses, just trying to shed light on my thought process.

    I'll be back soon enough with another attempt.

    Edit: also, lol at your doge reference
     
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  10. TM79

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    Agreed - looks like a golf putter. But I also really dislike SS and their too short pants as is.
     
  11. EFV

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    I like this quite a lot. Good eye for proportions. When I was your age and had to (and I stress "had to" since I then preferred to dress in clothes with skateboard brands on them :embar:) dress up in a suit I had no clue what I was doing (+ refused to take advice from people who did) and looked like an ass clown.
     
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    Let me have it
     
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  13. Monkeyface

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    I haven't worn this suit for over 6 months, so it's a little dusty. This is take 2 for the Friday Challenge, but I prefer my first entry. It's based on the Great Wave off Kanagawa, probably the most famous Japanese woodblock print. I was planning to take a picture on the beach for this, but unfortunately it's raining today,

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  14. Sander

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    Thanks; and yes, it's the rust linen tie. I just love how it knots, very "creamy" somehow.
    Suit looks good; shirt: collar too small, points too short; tie: too shiny, knot too thick. Fix these small things and you look twice as good.
    This one looks much better than the grey one, lapel to tie - ratio wise. Also agree on the tie clip where it can't be seen (and actually serves a function). Combination-wise, I like both fits very much; understated, but very well done.
     
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    No!
     
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    I am transfixed by your shirt collar.
     
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    Again, wandering down to the Henley Regatta.

    Hickey Freeman jacket.
    Land's End Trousers.
    Herring Henley Shoes.
    Dunhill tie.
    Ede & Ravenscroft PS.
     
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    Suit - Corneliani

    Shoes - Edward Green


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    The youngest member of the flower garden!

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  19. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Well-Known Member

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    I hope positively so.

    I've never though about wearing a knit tie with a pinstripe suit before, but you pull it off amazingly well!
     
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  20. AJL

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    Cute kid. Apparently she inherited dad's smile. :)
     
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