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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. Forper

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    Thanks mate, I catch the (unairconditioned) bus to my data entry pit in 35 degree heat> I'm not wearing some jacket and tie, maybe in winter.
     
  2. Forper

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    Quote:Originally Posted by ericgereghty [​IMG]

    @Forper a few semi-brief thoughts:

    1. Nobody ever said your clothes looked of a quality of an entry-level scrub. I did say that the way they fit you made you appear as such. In any event, $3300 for the final outcome is far, far too much, and would still be too much if the belt was actually $200. Quality will last a good long while (and that is a good mindset to have), but quality/high price tags along do not make something look good.
    I'm more about the details. I want to look low key, but with details...


    2. You're 100% correct regarding the shirt you mentioned. Far too tight, and far too short. It was a poorly executed foray into MTM shirting, and, as such, was taken to the local Goodwill months ago. Thankfully not terribly expensive (done intentionally), as it was a sunken cost almost from the off. I suppose I must commend your efforts to get back at me for daring to question your unique style lol.

    Word.

    3. I ask this in all sincerity: what is your hope/intention in posting in the thread? I myself utilize it for inspiration and advice for improvements. You've made quite clear that is not your intention.

    I just thought some dudes would say my gear is rad and then I'd feel good. Same as everyone who posts up getups on the internet right? Honestly I'm never going to change coz hate makes me stronger. It's just the way I am..self belief got me through a lot in life..

    In any event, there's no way to assess your outfit without saying it looks frumpy at best, and terrible at worst. I dig that you like being comfortable, but wearing a bed sheet masquerading as a shirt is not the optimal path to comfort. If you choose to spend a decent chunk of change on your clothes, why not spend a nominal fee to achieve a decent fit?
    Fair enough, your opinion.
     
  3. Coxsackie

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    Yes, probably not too far off the mark. I certainly post fits in the hope that they will meet the approval of other members and garner thumbs.

    As I said before, I think the fits you've posted up to now would be better received on the MC Casual thread. You may not agree with the way these threads are named, but that's just how things have settled in here.
     
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  4. fieldofdreams

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  5. Pliny

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    Excellent, FOD
     
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  6. blekit

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    Today. Any comments highly appreciated.

    [​IMG]

    * jacket and trousers by Suitsupply
    * denim shirt by Charles Tyrwhitt
    * tie by Embassy of Elegance
    * pocketsquare by Poszetka Handcrafted
    * shoes by Yanko
     
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  7. Veremund

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    Sun's out, I'm out... [​IMG] Envy!
    :fistbump: Is this hopsack?
    Looks fantastic!
    Looks great, don't add buttons.
     
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  8. Veremund

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    Nope, MTM from Cove here in Frankfurt. I think mine's hopsack, but I don't remember what the tailor called the fabric in German. I picked it up yesterday and I love it.
     
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  9. fieldofdreams

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    Okay. My jacket is a vbc hopsack.
     
  10. Anden

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    X-post from the challenge.

    Did you say check mate?

    Caruso SC
    Kamakura
    Attolini cashmere tie
    Altea silk ps
    VBC flannels from Luxire
    Alden #8 tassels

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  11. sugarbutch

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    If it makes you feel better, it's not nearly as vibrant as it appears in the picture. Quite muted, in fact. Maybe that's not it, though...
     
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  12. Veremund

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    Vbc?
     
  13. JHT652

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    Vitale Barberis Canonico
     
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  14. Caustic Man

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    Jacket too short, shirt too dark, pocket square does not cohere.I generally regard Oxfords as a suit shoe, but whatever. Your taste needs refining but you are in the right ballpark at least.
     
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  15. Sander

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    Thanks!


    Now that's a nicely chosen, low-key pocket square.


    Fit is very good, but what makes this great is the light. You should adjust your daily schedule to the sunrise. :lol:



    I would have said the same, only a little nicer.
     
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  16. Sander

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    [​IMG]
     
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  17. blekit

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    Any feedback is appreciated. What @Caustic Man said is blunt but he certainly has a point and I find constructive criticism the best way to improve my game :)
     
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  18. Caustic Man

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    I don't think I was being blunt or un-nice. I was just getting to the point. I don't get to decide what other people think of what I say though, and that's fine.
     
  19. blekit

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    That's what I meant, sorry but English is my second language and apparently I don't always get my message across exactly how I mean it.
     
  20. Caustic Man

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    It's perfectly alright.
     

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