HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part II

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  1. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    This whole issue, if we can call it that, of "quarters" and how open they are gets a lot of attention on StyleForvm. I think that a lot of this is an artifact of the common static mannequin standing shot from the front... A jacket with more "closed" quarters might look more balanced in motion. How often does one stand still, and how often does one walk or be in motion? Similarly, there are few side shots and back shots, seated shots, etc.

    What do you guys think?


    This is a really worthwhile point and one worth considering when starting to really fine-tune the cut of a garment. I also think it has relevance to more prosaic elements of fit, such as trouser & sleeve length. The SF-approved lengths, for me, are a fraction too short for me to be happy when in motion. I have to add about a 0.25" or 0.5" to what would look best when static.

    I have to disagree for the most part. I know that there are some out here that are self-rightous asses. But for the most part I thank many offer constructive criticism, rather then criticism. Sure often it starts with a [​IMG] , but usually when asked one gets some clarity.

    Yeah, most folks won't give a lengthy critique at first, because many people just don't want to hear the criticism. So the facepalm appears instead. But if asked, most will expand on their comments.

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    Great cap.

    Calling it quits for the night. From earlier today.

    Monday...


    I think this works much better for you than many other outfits. Looks pretty harmonious.

    Alexander Olch linen pointed batwing bow

    Wicked.

    Took three pics, all sucked...

    Nice outfit, from what we can see.

    Scottish lambswool sweater: Hawick knitwear
    Shirt: Corneliani
    wool knit tie: County Clothes, Canterbury


    I love this colour combo. Really good.

    New sportcoat...

    What fabric is that?







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  2. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    What fabric is that?

    Pull out your calculator.

    It's...deep breath....39% wool, 39% angora, 18% cotton, 5% cashmere.
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    Thanks, but don't tempt me! The blue also sounds very nice. I've been looking for a light blue (like a deep sky blue) donegal tweed with multi colored speckles for a few years now. I saw it once in a random house book and thought I'd ponder rather than pouncing on it. Bad idea jeans were worn that day.

    donegal + jeans = great
     
  4. onix

    onix Senior member

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    Pull out your calculator.

    It's...deep breath....39% wool, 39% angora, 18% cotton, 5% cashmere.


    39 + 39 + 18 + 5 = 101%! Damn, that's a lot of fabric
     
  5. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Its a suit. I'm still interviewing professional photographers to follow me around all day and take pics in situ so that I can post them, but until then my iphone pics will have to do.

    jesus my hands look fat.


    Try taking one outside with the phone pointing towards you - it should be much clearer and it's not tricky to get the tie, lapels and shirt in shot.

    I had slim hopes that my new HTC HD2 would have a decent enough camera to save lugging a separate camera to work but it's not much better than the iphone. I continue to suffer for my vanity.

    like that fabric a lot, take a better/fuller pic.

    Yes massuh.

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    Nice fabric, but then I'm already envious of your sportscoat collection.

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    I really like this combination, but what's with the belt buckle?

    Maybe the partly the stance? Two different robot pics:

    - B

    Definitely pose.

    I love this colour combo. Really good.


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    [/quote] I like the sportscoat, but I'm not convinced by the choice of tie. The tie itself is unobjectionable but for me there's too much competing colour in the combination.(meant to quote the close up whch shows it more, but you get the idea)
     
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    Schorsch Senior member

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    Night class.

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    Is that a moleskin overcoat?

    and

    Does anybody know if the fabric of this (loverly) SC has a name?
     
  7. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    39 + 39 + 18 + 5 = 101%! Damn, that's a lot of fabric

    Good value then [​IMG]
     
  8. SirSuturesALot

    SirSuturesALot Senior member

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    Took three pics, all sucked. Those of you that went to elementary school on NYC in the 70's, my office bathroom will bring back memories.

    Ed, please take better pictures. Your stuff looks fantastic. [​IMG]
     
  9. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Pull out your calculator.

    It's...deep breath....39% wool, 39% angora, 18% cotton, 5% cashmere.


    No kitchen sink to throw in too?

    Seriously, looks very unique. I like.

    I like the sportscoat, but I'm not convinced by the choice of tie. The tie itself is unobjectionable but for me there's too much competing colour in the combination

    I agree entirely. I didn't plan what I was going to wear today, just picked out whatever I fancied in turn out the wardrobe, and so ended up wearing too many clashing colours/patterns (even moreso than usual). It was a mistake only compounded by the scarf! It's interesting, I didn't notice I was doing this while picking stuff out of the wardrobe. Only when I looked at the ensemble in the mirror did I see the clashes, but by then I couldn't be bothered to change anything. [​IMG]

    Funnily enough, I think if I'd toned down just a single element (jacket, shirt, or tie), this could have been quite a good combo. As is, I agree with you.
     
  10. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    My monitor must be fuct because those look like 2 different jackets.

    I'm sure you're right about the pose though.


    me too.

    Vox, I am very unimaginative and I mostly wear blue shirts and blue ties, so I think I never have issues with louder coats. I don't see anything wrong with either outfit my only issue is with the cut of the coat, not crazy about the patch pockets (why do the English cut the pockets so close to the edge?) and prefer the "curves" of the MBT stuff.
     
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    39 + 39 + 18 + 5 = 101%! Damn, that's a lot of fabric

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    Math fail [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I guess the tag wasn't made in an Asian country
     
  12. clarinetplayer

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    I did not think it possible, but you have "topped" yourself. Outstanding and brilliant! I like the tie!!!
     
  13. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Après le dÃ[​IMG]luge Tuesday:

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    Filson 257 bag





    Vox,

    Is that a "vintage" 257? I'm carrying mine today and it does not have the zipper on the side pocket like yours.
     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think that's actually a 258
     
  15. jamesbond

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    Looks like they down graded your office Ed? I remember seeing marble (not marbles). Although there is not nearly enough graffiti for a NYC 70's school bathroom.

    Took three pics, all sucked. Those of you that went to elementary school on NYC in the 70's, my office bathroom will bring back memories.

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