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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Jan 1, 2010.

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  1. bleachboy

    bleachboy Senior member

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    wait - i assume that was snark right?

    if not sorry and [​IMG] to me.


    Heh, not snark. [​IMG] I am a recovering alcoholic.
     
  2. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    Heh, not snark. [​IMG] I am a recovering alcoholic.

    damn - sorry man. there is so much snark here its hard to tell sometimes.

    needless to say, sorry about my comment and stay strong man.

    post editted.
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Infinitely better.
     
  4. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Had some posts in multiquote, but it just became too much.

    I still think that Diavolo is right most of the time, of course he could be softer, but that wouldn't be fun, right?

    I like that Vox has said that Spoozy dresses terribly... [​IMG]

    I also like the course the discussion has taken, it's really constructive, wouldn't have thought that it'd turn out that way.

    @nii: I can actually appreciate fits that aren't blue/gray/brown. There is proof here: http://www.stilmagazin.com/forum/sam...hread-304.html user Algy dresses in a very traditional british way, which isn't my thing at all, but it is very well put together.
     
  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Remember I mentioned your open quarters being cut funny? In some instances it's more obvious than others, and this is one of those instances. The bottom edge of each quarter looks like it's slanting up toward the center. To my mind, that means either they were cut that way, or your jacket balance is off. I'm beginning to suspect the latter. The buttoning point is high and appears to pull up the jacket's front. It looks as if someone's gently tugging your jacket back off your neck and shoulders.
     
  6. Diavolo

    Diavolo Senior member

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    Heh, not snark. [​IMG] I am a recovering alcoholic.

    Huge kudos for bravery and honesty and willpower. Sincerely.
     
  7. whnay.

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    Foo is on a roll!
     
  8. Schorsch

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    Might be boring, but it is well done. Hem length and cuffs are subtly subversive these days, though. Actual security guards have about 4 inches of fabric pooling around their Kenneth Coles.
     
  9. Chips

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    Not sure if these pants are dissimilar enough to go with this jacket. Kicking around ideas to wear this weekend in Vegas. Dinner will include the tie, but otherwise will be tieless. I just received this Sam Hober tie that I'm very pleased with. It's nice to finally have a tie the proper length without making a sacrifice at the knot or the overall length. Even though the shirt is a spread collar, I'll likely go with a FIH instead of this half windsor that I butchered.

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  10. ljrcustom

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    Foo is on a roll!

    +1

    -LR
     
  11. mafoofan

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    Don't do it. They are too close. Looks like a wannabe suit. Also, the tie and square are too close, but not the major problem.

    Yet another example of why it's best to avoid grey odd jackets.
     
  12. fritzl

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    Foo is on a roll!

    definitely
     
  13. Chips

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    I think I'll opt for a different pair of light grey flannel trousers instead. They are several shades lighter than the jacket. My jacket options are limited till I have more of them altered.
     
  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think I'll opt for a different pair of light grey flannel trousers instead. They are several shades lighter than the jacket. My jacket options are limited till I have more of them altered.

    Do you have to wear a jacket/trouser combination at all? Why not just a suit, then?
     
  15. NewYorkIslander

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    ^ Rob - in those photos it's interesting how the jacket looks excellent when unbuttoned, but when buttoned it seems unbalanced. Interesting fabric to it.

    Shrunk when it was pressed with a hot iron, then let out, hence the imbalance when buttoned.

    that fabric is anything but interesting, trust me.


    rob, please get rid of that jacket. Your tailor hates it, I never want to see it. You know why!!


    LOL, you guys are pushing me, I may just decide to post it, for a skinnier, and maybe shorter version of me.

    +1 - looks like front balance is off and someone is pulling down on the coat from the back.

    Killer shirt, though!


    Thanks. Shirt was one of my first ever commissions.

    Isn't this the jacket that shrunk?

    Bingo!

    If you're getting too buff for that sportcoat Rob & it needs a new home, don't forget I'm a 38/40 R [​IMG]

    Ahem! I'm closer to 36/38, maybe it will fit me better?!

    You guys may have to fight over it...lol...although I think by measurements ace would win the fit battle.

    that jacket is always good for a page of discussion everytime R posts it ... lol.

    I agree with Ed. you have so many more nice pieces ... eBay, B&S or Goodwill it.


    [​IMG] Keep your eyes peeled on B&S guys.


    Remember I mentioned your open quarters being cut funny? In some instances it's more obvious than others, and this is one of those instances. The bottom edge of each quarter looks like it's slanting up toward the center. To my mind, that means either they were cut that way, or your jacket balance is off. I'm beginning to suspect the latter. The buttoning point is high and appears to pull up the jacket's front. It looks as if someone's gently tugging your jacket back off your neck and shoulders.

    Yes, and I agree about the quarters on this one. I think that fact is exacerbated by the fact that the jacket was let down from its original cut because of shrinkage, totally throwing the balance off. It was ridiculously short when it shrunk, so it had to be let down to be saved. Although whether saving it was what happened is certainly up for debate. Thanks for the input man. Its appreciated.
     
  16. niidawg3

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    I think I'll opt for a different pair of light grey flannel trousers instead. They are several shades lighter than the jacket. My jacket options are limited till I have more of them altered.

    Either one of these could work color-wise ... i dont know the formality of where you are going w.r.t khakis ...
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  17. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    I would, but I weighed 40 pounds more the last time any of my suits fit. With the exception of a thick flannel chalk striped navy suit that would likely wear too warm, that one, is only one size too big.

    I have two jackets that fit decently. One navy, and this grey. I'll likely ditch the tie and opt for the navy jacket instead. I don't think any of the rest of my friends are even bringing anything fancier than a dress shirt and although I want to look nice, I don't want to be the one odd man out of the whole group wearing a jacket and tie, other than for a nice dinner.
     
  18. Chips

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    Either one of these could work color-wise ... i dont know the formality of where you are going w.r.t khakis ...
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    The other pair of pants that fit are the shade of the grey ones on the right. I do have some Incotex that are a light tan khaki as well. I'll bring both.

    I'm staying at Aria, planing on one nice dinner at least. I'd imagine the majority of the dinner crowd there will be in jackets and ties, so I wont mind if my party doesn't match me formality wise, I'll fit in enough with the rest of the atmosphere.
     
  19. Vitaly

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    Deets on the shoes please?
    The shoes are the Loake badminton G in black grain?
    Thanks!) Shoes Loake 1880 Fairford grain
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    Great tie!
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  20. TC (Houston)

    TC (Houston) Senior member

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    Not bad. However, I really do hate solid white shirts paired with solid white sqaures. It's too sharp and graphic--and a wasted opportunity to marry the other pieces of your outfit together. Consider that it is undisputedly banal to wear a matching tie and square, and you would never wear a square in the exact same color and pattern as your non-white shirt. Why is white and whit okay? It's less unusual, but I think it's equally wrong.

    Thanks, man. I tend to agree with you. The shirt is actually white with a micro blue overcheck, so reads pale blue.

    Sorry for the crappy photo, but you get the idea.

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