CBD WAYWRN: An Experiment

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Haven't been paying as much attention to the thread as I should, but can a peak lapel SB suit be considered CBD? If not, what other features that are somewhat common would DQ a suit, or at least make it questionable?
     


  2. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Dressed a bit more soberly than usual, as teaching today, so x-posting to this thread:
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    Dressed a bit more soberly than usual, as teaching today...
    Sober, perhaps, but very harmonious.
     


  4. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    ^ OK, new category, SBD.

    - M

    Stylish Business Dress, it speaks a little louder than CBD.
     


  5. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    Monday RAF Blue - Breaking some rules [​IMG] [​IMG] *must remember to pull my pantaloons up..
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    PG, I am not so into your squares for the most part. However, I like this look a lot. The way the lighter blue contrasts with the black is nice. The totally unexpected brown shoes give it a nice twist.
     


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    ctp120 Senior member

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    PG, I am not so into your squares for the most part. However, I like this look a lot. The way the lighter blue contrasts with the black is nice. The totally unexpected brown shoes give it a nice twist.
    Is the tie black or midnight blue? Either way, I have to disagree about the shoes; I'd prefer black with this tie. Gorgeous suit cloth and perfect shirt collar.
     


  8. banis

    banis Senior member

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    Don't have a full-body shot, as it was too windy in the morning.
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  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    ^^ This is pretty good too. I would go for a slightly narrower lapel, FWIW, and maybe a wider spread on the shirt collar but w/o seeing your face can't be sure of the latter.
     


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    Same tie and square as yesterday's car wreck. I think it's more harmonious today. PS slid up while I shot these, it's not meant to show nearly as much. [​IMG] [​IMG] P.S. I don't care about my shoelaces. [​IMG] Bonus shots:
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  11. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Lufty, I love the way you keep the trad or [kencpollack]TNSL[/kencpollack] flag flying here. The fit of your stuff is usually exactly what it should be even if most here do not like the sack cut.

    Couple of crits:

    1) Tone of suit and tie are too close IMO. I don't mind close tonality all the time, but I think it works best with blues and grays. This could be the photo but that suit could be brown, dark olive or gray. I suppose it is gray but it's hard to tell. I like dark green with gray typically but somehow it doesn't "work" here. Could be the lighting, not sure.

    2) I don't like the woven tie with the BD. I think the soft, informal collar needs an informal tie, a madder or a foulard or a repp or a knit.

    3) This absolutely demands brown shoes. The tie is super "earthy." Black shoes only work with kelly or other bright greens. Brown would look so, so much better.

    4) Tuck the sqaure down a bit please.
     


  12. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    that's a beautiful sack. Pants need to be longer though.

    Right looks shorter than left, too.
     


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    banis Senior member

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    ^^ This is pretty good too. I would go for a slightly narrower lapel, FWIW, and maybe a wider spread on the shirt collar but w/o seeing your face can't be sure of the latter.
    Thanks!
    Suit is OTR, so lapels were like those. Agree on the shirt collar. Will have it widened and add tie space (there is almost none here) on future comissions.

    What are thoughts on mirror shined shoes? How suitable may it be from the conservative point of view? I don't work in a conservative sphere and do not have a dress code at work, so it is mostly a matter of interest.
     


  15. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I like shiney shoes.
     


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