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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. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for that :) I like your fits too - a very far cry from someone who has an advice thread named after him!

    I post full shots sometimes, especially for the Friday Challenge but only if I like the way they look. I've got a pretty good handle on the close ups (because I can show the differentiation in the textures and patterns pretty well) but am still not happy with the quality of the full body shots I'm getting at the moment.
     
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  2. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    Love that jacket!

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    I agree with what @Monkeyface said - the suit looks great but I'm not a fan of the tie or that lack of a dimple. I also think a linen pocket square in a tv fold would lift this fit if you could swing it.
     
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    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    I think you should smoke for all your shots. Looks very cool.

    I find that comment a bit weird. This is a standard ploy in countless clothes advertising spreads - great outfits, gnarly backgrounds, beautiful photography. Works for me.


    A hard G.

    Er...that would depend on their eating habits.
     
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  4. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    In honor of my 3,000th post, something not seen in a while.

    Digging in the archives again for something to wear . . .

    Suit - BBGF
    Shirt & tie - BB
    Cufflinks - Liberty, London
    PS - New & Lingwood, London
    Vintage watch chain
    Shoes - Stefano Branchini

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  6. An Acute Style

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    Tell us your email address and we'll add you to the mailing list. Memos are sent out every Monday.

    I wasn't teasing. The sedate look is part of the many moods of AAS. Now that the temps are dropping my mood has changed a bit. I'm wearing five patterns today. Hold on to your hat. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Pliny

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  8. Gerry Nelson

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    ^^^ Nice fabric, @Pliny

    Looking good! Is that some sort of stitching on the shoulders?
     
  9. PCK1

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    Yes, countless times before...boring and cliche....and very out of place
     
  10. Monkeyface

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    We had a whole discussion about certain walls as a background for pictures in the GNAT thread. I think it's a bit silly as well, but obviously it works because those pics get lots of thumbs. You'd be crazy not to do it if you were trying to sell clothing or ties on SF. You have to take into account that some people post mainly to advertise their stuff.
     
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  11. in stitches

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    We are so not on the page today. :(

    I find the jarring/colorful/"interesting" backgrounds to make for a great picture. The one DerekS used the other day, for example, was great. Sure beats all the indoor mirror shots and office selfies. No hate to indoor shots and office selfies, not everyone has a photographer that can accompany them to fun locations, hell, I take mine in front of my rather normcore house, but the outdoor shots with the grungy backgrounds are awesome. Cliche or not.

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    Congrats on 3k poasts, crusty!!!! How do you find the time?!

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    Superb, Pliny.
     
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  12. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    beautiful SC there

    thanks, er yes pick stitching [​IMG]

    Spando, TProf, Europrep, NYI, DkS Unottja, Eilay, Crusty, CP, P/P all awsm, thread is the bomb [​IMG]
     
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  13. PCK1

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    There are very few people here who have the wardrobe and the consistency to be considered a 'pro'....if you would even define something like this as 'professional'.

    These people hardly ever post full fit pics too...so we have judged them only on what we can see...this is the internet after all and photos can be edited and played with....if we saw them in person we might not think the same of them.

    The number of thumbs in this thread seems to be jumping up much more quickly than it used to...and i think that people are much too quickly jumping to the conclusion that something is an excellent fit...when in fact you can't even tell if it fits well because all they show you is a small snapshot of their SC, shirt, tie and PS...or their cuffs, socks and shoes.

    I concede that not everyone has the means to have professional level photographs taken of them on a daily basis...

    This thread's consensus of what a good fit is is very narrow and it denies anyone that does not fit into this context.

    A good fit first and foremost is one that actually fits well...and the vast majority of the photos here do not show us this. Once you have determined that all of the items fit...you can analyze at a more specific level comparing the individual items and how they all correlate to create the entire fit.

    Some people here that are pretty good at consistently posting full fit pics and showing us that everything actually does 'fit' very well are Claghorn and Tchoy to name a few.
     
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    Thank you, Stitchy, though someone with some 63,000+ posts to his credit, to ask someone with a mere 3,000 post "how do you find the time?" is amusingly ironic, but to answer the question without irony, posting has merely become a morning habit.



    Thanks, Pliny - quite a compliment, coming from you.
     
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  15. FlyingMonkey

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    @PCK1 , I agree - I've made the same points many times before.

    Today, I'm on the road, using my blazer suit as I intended it to be used. Worn as a blazer with flannels yesterday while traveling. Used as a suit today for giving my talks.

    Deets: RAF Blue Minnis fresco blazer suit by Cad & The Dandy; CT black label shirt; Drakes tie; Mazarin burgundy socks; Borgioli for Rider Boot Co. smoke grey boots (another 'on the road' choice).

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    trying out some outdoor Photos today.



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    @Monkeyface and @Gerry Nelson -- Thanks for the suggestion! I was worried that a dimple would look too busy with the motif. Do you dislike the tie’s color or pattern? Unfortunately I can’t get away in my environment with a pocket square at my age.
     
  18. Gerry Nelson

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    The colour is not appealing to me but more than that, it's the sheen and the pattern of the fabric. Something more matte and less busy looking would work well,
     
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  19. Monkeyface

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    A dimple always looks good. Tie colour, pattern and shininess are not appealing.
     
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  20. EliodA

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    End of a long day, artificial light. Not ideal. Bottom left shows colours best.

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