CBD WAYWRN: An Experiment

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

  1. MBreinin

    MBreinin Senior member

    Messages:
    4,121
    Likes Received:
    287
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Location:
    At the bottom of a Stoli bottle
    Well, I'm only in Kentucky by a few hundred yards--I can see Indiana from my desk.

    Kentucky, and especially Louisville, is the black sheep of US regions. Nobody claims it. If you're from the South, Louisville is definitely not the South. if you're from the Midwest, Kentucky is not the Midwest. Etc.


    I think of Louisville as the South.

    Mike
     


  2. NORE

    NORE Senior member

    Messages:
    5,495
    Likes Received:
    299
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Location:
    Back On Here
    It's hard to get the balance right in this thread because the definition of CBD will never be precise.

    I beg to differ.
     


  3. NORE

    NORE Senior member

    Messages:
    5,495
    Likes Received:
    299
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Location:
    Back On Here
    After what Lufty just posted, perhaps my socks today will slip under Ed's radar.

    Socks should be burned, son. Are they of teh Glennie variety?
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,574
    Likes Received:
    2,814
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    I beg to differ.

    What, you have the definition that everyone will agree on and that makes every ensemble instantly classifiable as CBD or not?
     


  5. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    16,118
    Likes Received:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Location:
    Tombstone
    [​IMG]
    -TTO


    I enjoyed how the lady was so reluctantly captured in the background. [​IMG]
     


  6. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,624
    Likes Received:
    1,171
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    Making my first CBD WAYWRN post... Apologies for the crappy lighting. My biggest complaint about this suit is that its button stance is 1.5-2" too high. Also, I'm aware that the sleeves are too long, though this is exacerbated by the fact that the shirt sleeves are bit too short. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  7. srivats

    srivats Senior member

    Messages:
    3,907
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008


  8. ctp120

    ctp120 Senior member

    Messages:
    681
    Likes Received:
    476
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Aravanel--Thanks for posting this. I like seeing folks post besides the usual suspects. Really like the tie. Shirt collar is good too. I think ed is right to point out that collar shape/height is sometimes under-appreciated here as a key factor in the overall look. A few critical points aside from sleeves and button stance, since you addressed those:
    ^ I'd use a different square.
    Square does look very casual relative to the suit and tie. Is it cotton? The gingham also looks brown on my monitor, which seems out of place, especially with black shoes. On the back of the coat, you need to address the collar roll. May be due to posture or prominent blades, but either way, I'd get it cleaned up.
     


  9. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,624
    Likes Received:
    1,171
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    Aravanel--Thanks for posting this. I like seeing folks post besides the usual suspects. Really like the tie. Shirt collar is good too. I think ed is right to point out that collar shape/height is sometimes under-appreciated here as a key factor in the overall look. A few critical points aside from sleeves and button stance, since you addressed those: Square does look very casual relative to the suit and tie. Is it cotton? The gingham also looks brown on my monitor, which seems out of place, especially with black shoes. On the back of the coat, you need to address the collar roll. May be due to posture or prominent blades, but either way, I'd get it cleaned up.
    Thanks. The square is a brown cotton gingham. I agree that it is a bit casual relative to the suit--that's actually somewhat on purpose, as I was trying to "soften up" the suit a bit--pinstripes with solid white shirt can be too close to a "power suit", which I was trying to avoid. Good point about not matching the shoes though, didn't even think of that... Definitely agree about the collar roll too. This suit actually has a nasty habit of gaping at the neck, which is probably due to the collar being a bit too high, also causing this collar roll. Will definitely have to get it taken care of.
     


  10. CaymanS

    CaymanS Senior member

    Messages:
    803
    Likes Received:
    74
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Not sure if this suit pattern would make the cut as CBD, or the knit tie for that matter, but it is pretty subdued. Plus, black shoes. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Mike


    Whoa - old school fish mouth Oxxford-style lapels. Love those. But that doesn't look like Oxxford pick-stitching(?) In any case, I like this.
     


  11. MBreinin

    MBreinin Senior member

    Messages:
    4,121
    Likes Received:
    287
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Location:
    At the bottom of a Stoli bottle
    Whoa - old school fish mouth Oxxford-style lapels. Love those. But that doesn't look like Oxxford pick-stitching(?) In any case, I like this.

    It is not Oxxford, it is Domenico Spano.

    Thanks for the kudos,

    Mike
     


  12. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

    Messages:
    11,479
    Likes Received:
    778
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    It is my debut here. Critical comments, please, gentlemen?[​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    Not sure if CBD, but I love this. хорошо​
     


  13. Big A

    Big A Senior member

    Messages:
    2,112
    Likes Received:
    258
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Location:
    At your house, when you're not there
    Bow ties are CBD in the South.
    I used to wear them frequently as an associate at a relatively conservative, large-ish firm. Never got a negative comment - at least not about the bow ties. This was in South Florida - while technically in the south by the map, it was more like Long Island (the shitty part)
     


  14. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,624
    Likes Received:
    1,171
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    This was in South Florida - while technically in the south by the map, it was more like Long Island (the shitty part)

    That's the truth, there might be more Yankees in Florida than in New Jersey [​IMG]
     


  15. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

    Messages:
    24,366
    Likes Received:
    410
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Thanks. The square is a brown cotton gingham. I agree that it is a bit casual relative to the suit--that's actually somewhat on purpose, as I was trying to "soften up" the suit a bit--pinstripes with solid white shirt can be too close to a "power suit", which I was trying to avoid.

    To my eye you didn't achieve what you wanted to accomplish with that square. It doesn't soften the look of the CBD suit and tie, it makes it look off. The pattern of the square is too inconsistent with the rest of the look.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by