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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. WillingToLearn

    WillingToLearn Well-Known Member

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    I would have loved a plain white square here. Great and "simple: otherwise, simple seems to have negative connotations, but it shouldn't. Well done.

    you too mcfox
     
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  2. EFV

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    Not SF approved I guess. Just got another field jacket, a French M47:

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    UC said we were wearing navy suits this week. Sorry for the direct light/shadows.

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  4. Roy Al

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    More casual this midweek.

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  5. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    @heldentenor I would have liked some more formal shoes, and a white linen ps. Would have played better into the (excellent) subdued look, in my opinion.
     
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  6. heldentenor

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    I hear you Eric. Thought I'd try to dial down the formality of the white shirt and the houndstooth tie with suede and a silk square. I love these shoes with this suit but agree that the tie and the shoes send slightly different messages.
     
  7. WillingToLearn

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    trousers may be a touch long too.
     
  8. heldentenor

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    They are (at least for this fabric, since fresco doesn't "break" but rather stacks) but unless I learn to sew, that's just how it's going to be as long as I live here. I've tried six different Minneapolis alterations tailors. NONE of them will cut a no-break hem on trousers (like these) whose combination of stiff fabric and narrow leg opening require it. [End rant.]
     
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  9. EliodA

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    Don't let them measure, but do it yourself. Then just tell them how long you want the inseam to be.
     
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  10. ericgereghty

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    For my money, something like yours are almost preferred to a firm no break hem for me. I've found that strictly adhering to no break cuts a rather silly (see: pants riding up far more than intended) figure when you actually walk and move around.

    That said, for the purpose of robopose, I agree that the break could be a touch less.
     
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    Whether it's a blind hem or doing cuffs, it's incredibly easy. Even if you don't have a sewing machine, it can be done by hand. Practice on an old pair and you'll see what I mean...plenty of tutorial videos on YouTube.
     
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  12. John L

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    This is the truth.

    Living in a rural area, I interact with a pile of someone-elses-grandmothers as my army of alterationists. You have to be exactly specific and give them hard numbers. They can work with numbers.
     
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    @heldentenor love that second pic man :nodding:
     
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    This is good advice--thanks guys.

    I'm in your camp depending on fabric--fresco's so stiff that I'll go a bit shorter than I will with a soft flannel.

    Might just try that out--sounds like it could be both practical and kinda relaxing.




    Thank you sir.
     
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    Why did you not take a white shirt? As a whole, it looks good
     
  17. Mr. Six

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    Yeah, I'm gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you on this one Stitch. It's obviously personal preference, but I much prefer the look when the collar leaves touch or have the most minimal space above the tie.
     
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  18. ericgereghty

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    Apologies for the lack of SC (and potentially pants). My office doubles as the 7th gate of hell during the "colder" months in LA. Just wanted to show some love for solid makers.

    Shirt: Proper Cloth
    Tie: Yellow Hook
    Braces: Thurston (via Shibumi)
    Links: Gassmann (via NMWA)
     
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  19. Jim Chu

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    If no pants, what are braces attached too?
     
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  20. Jim Chu

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    That's a great looking suit. But just for the sake of discussion, I think if the quarters were opened just a little bit more, it would provide some vertical balance being that the lapels are on the wider side - which I really like. Obviously, this is a matter of taste and, as I mentioned, the suit looks great as is. Some prefer more closed quarters in any case. My eye does a balancing act with the lapels and quarters of a jacket. Of course, I am no expert by any means. Maybe one of the tailors could offer an opinion on vertical balance - if there is such a thing to begin with.
    'Any thoughts?
     

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