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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. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    I think this touches on something important, and perhaps a difference of terminology. I think all these people saying my fit would be "formal" in their countries are really saying that it would be "dressed up". Formal has a meaning, at least in English, and my fit is not it.

    Also, @Coxsackie that's great.
     
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    With many thanks,

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    Tie is too close to suit in color.
     
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    Correct. Was going to post something eerily similar.
     
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  4. smittycl

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    I agree with @Roy Al and the others. For me, your ensemble would not be considered formal at my office but would be almost anywhere else around town here. Sadly it's just the direction the world is going. Of course I still think of Black Tie when someone says "formal."
     
  5. Caustic Man

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    Again, not formal. Perhaps dressy. It's simply a misuse of the word. Business/government environments dress informally by definition.
     
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    I think this is directly to the point. 'Dressed up' is better.
     
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  8. Roy Al

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    After the goldrush.

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    From our Thanksgiving weekend

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  10. Academic2

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    Sunday: could be the last linen of the season; new chukkas.

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  11. Coxsackie

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    Thanks, yes it's the Draper 2421 in WSL.
     
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  12. SYCSYC

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    Mixing a lot of colors today, with a fall vibe I guess:

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    Jacket: SuitSupply
    Trousers: SuitSupply
    Shirt: Charles Tyrwhitt
    Tie: Berg&Berg
    PS: SuitSupply
    Shoes: Bexley
     
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  14. domenickb

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    Love the whole ensemble, but that waistcoat is quite lovely.
     
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    Love the fabric. Who made it?
     
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    Followers of this thread know that I tend to fall into the "Dennis Walter" school of dressing were colours, textures and patterns can mix and a fit has to be judged on the overall balance rather than what is supposed to work, but this is just too much even for me. I like suit (even if I would have preferred even stripes) but it is so bold that I think you need to calm everything else down and let the suit steal all the attention by itself. A solid burgundy grenadine tie could possibly do the trick.

    The tie is very nice though and would work perfectly with a slightly "calmer" navy suit.
     
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    My presence in this thread will be seriously curtailed for the present. Early Sunday afternoon, in running to catch the elevator in my apartment building, on my way to brunch, I slipped and fell, and have sustained two fractures to my pelvis. Happily, neither of them require surgery, but the more serious fracture was to my right acetabulum (the socket for the ball joint of my right leg), which has made it very painful to put weight on. I must not put any weight on that leg for the next six weeks, until the fracture heals. I am now the proud owner of a walker (what in the UK is known as a Zimmer frame), and must make use of it for the next several weeks. I will effectively be homebound.

    You gents will, of course, carry on splendidly without me, and I will cheer you on in that regard.
     
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    Very sorry to hear that, Crusty. I hope your recovery is swift and your downtime relaxing.
     
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    Ouch. Sorry to hear that.

    However, if anyone can make a Zimmer frame look like an elegantly stylish accessory it's you.

    Here's to a quick recovery.

    Cheers,

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  20. pravda

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    @Upr you keep on posting. Show us your royal robes and athleisure wear. You're the best!!
     
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