Bold suits - choosing the rest of the look

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Holdfast, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. barims

    barims Senior member

    Messages:
    2,319
    Likes Received:
    567
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Location:
    LDN
    ^ Bringing a German Shepherd wearing a K-9/police uniform to a "drugged-up happening" is fun, wearing that suit is an act of terror.

    You may like to take out a new insurance policy for puking and other violent reactions involving your bodily fluids soon...

    This outfit borders on brilliant. I really like except for the tie. The tie pattern works well but the color pallette is a little off. (edit off in relation to shirt & suit , not within itself - its a beautiful tie that would work with other colors)

    I really want to know just where he sources those excellent exploded pattern ties of his
     
  2. Xenon

    Xenon Senior member

    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    I really want to know just where he sources those excellent exploded pattern ties of his

    I have some Duchamp ties that although not identical seem to chanel these vivid geometric patterns and colors closely. Could this be a Duchamp or from the same silk mill a least?
     
  3. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    [[​IMG][​IMG]

    This outfit borders on brilliant. I really like except for the tie. The tie pattern works well but the color pallette is a little off. (edit off in relation to shirt & suit , not within itself - its a beautiful tie that would work with other colors)



    [​IMG]

    This tie IS DREADFUL


    The guy looks like a Polish Paedo.

    Come on guys...

    The first suit is well-cut and fitted but the rest is shocking...
     
  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    36,018
    Likes Received:
    35,105
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    LuxeSwap
    I feel like I should contribute something to this thread... but for right now :

    1. Great idea for a thread, HF.
    2. I hate Hamish. He outbid me for something at Sothebys once while looking me right in the eyes. Fucker.

    However I did cut him off at the estate sale for a recently deceased NYC socialite whose clothes he was collecting. He was on line ahead of me with a notepad that had certain pieces he wanted to target for his collection, so I beelined right for them and bought them.

    Carry on.
     
  5. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

    Messages:
    9,027
    Likes Received:
    650
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    I feel like I should contribute something to this thread... but for right now :

    1. Great idea for a thread, HF.
    2. I hate Hamish. He outbid me for something at Sothebys once while looking me right in the eyes. Fucker.

    However I did cut him off at the estate sale for a recently deceased NYC socialite whose clothes he was collecting. He was on line ahead of me with a notepad that had certain pieces he wanted to target for his collection, so I beelined right for them and bought them.

    Carry on.


    Can you adopt me?
     
  6. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

    Messages:
    1,442
    Likes Received:
    30
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    There are a few men who can truly claim to know the pattern "rules," and then deconstruct [break] them for self-serving purposes.

    Among them are the DoW, Hamish, Lapo, L. Barbera, T. Wolfe, M. Rubinacci, and A. Flusser.

    The rest of us are just not worthy, let alone try to criticize.

    We are merely Art Institute students while they, Picassos.

    - M
     
  7. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    3,144
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2004
    Location:
    San Francisco
    There are a few men who can truly claim to know the pattern "rules," and then deconstruct [break] them for self-serving purposes.

    Among them are the DoW, Hamish, Lapo, L. Barbera, T. Wolfe, M. Rubinacci, and A. Flusser.

    The rest of us are just not worthy, let alone try to criticize.

    We are merely Art Institute students while they, Picassos.

    - M


    Tom Wolfe? To the best of my knowledge he owns but one striped suit. The rest are solids.
     
  8. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    36,018
    Likes Received:
    35,105
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    LuxeSwap
    Can you adopt me?

    You are just a bit too CBD for me, Hannah Brotana. [​IMG]

    But that purple tie you wore the other day... I covet.
     
  9. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

    Messages:
    1,442
    Likes Received:
    30
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Wolfe?

    Okay, perhaps not in the suit department [Southern Gentleman à la Mark Twain thing, I suppose].

    Shirt, tie, and pocket square . . . yes.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Perhaps R. Merkin would have been a better example . . .

    [​IMG]

    - M
     
  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    36,018
    Likes Received:
    35,105
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    LuxeSwap
    ^ huhhh uhhhh. You said Merkin. huhhhh uhuuhh
     
  11. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

    Messages:
    1,442
    Likes Received:
    30
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Merkin

    I used to really enjoy his articles and artwork for GQ. RIP.

    - M
     
  12. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

    Messages:
    4,642
    Likes Received:
    309
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    DCish
    Okay, perhaps not in the suit department [Southern Gentleman à la Mark Twain thing, I suppose].

    Shirt, tie, and pocket square . . . yes.

    [​IMG]


    What an awful collar.
     
  13. barims

    barims Senior member

    Messages:
    2,319
    Likes Received:
    567
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Location:
    LDN
    I'd like it very much if Spoo began blogging

    By the way, my Lobbs fit fairly well now. It makes me wish I also had a pair in brown

    Xenon - the ties do seem a little Duchamp-like, but that firm seems to favour woven silks over prints. Perhaps they're vintage Sulka or from a 1960s boutique
     
  14. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

    Messages:
    10,562
    Likes Received:
    6,339
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    I feel like I should contribute something to this thread... but for right now :

    1. Great idea for a thread, HF.
    2. I hate Hamish. He outbid me for something at Sothebys once while looking me right in the eyes. Fucker.

    However I did cut him off at the estate sale for a recently deceased NYC socialite whose clothes he was collecting. He was on line ahead of me with a notepad that had certain pieces he wanted to target for his collection, so I beelined right for them and bought them.

    Carry on.


    Tell us more, Master Spoo. [​IMG]
     
  15. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

    Messages:
    9,027
    Likes Received:
    650
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    I feel like I should contribute something to this thread... but for right now :

    1. Great idea for a thread, HF.
    2. I hate Hamish. He outbid me for something at Sothebys once while looking me right in the eyes. Fucker.

    However I did cut him off at the estate sale for a recently deceased NYC socialite whose clothes he was collecting. He was on line ahead of me with a notepad that had certain pieces he wanted to target for his collection, so I beelined right for them and bought them.

    Carry on.


    I forgot to mention that you shoulda shivved him when you had the chance.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by