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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. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    Some days in Vienna - the most beautiful city of Europe!
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    Wonderful pics comrade. Particularly like the fabric on this s/c. [​IMG]

    Epiphany pants:

    oh Rob ... lol. those pants should only be worn on the 25th of December, or in private on all other days.

    ...

    Coat and pants are a match made in heaven.

    More messing around in casual clothes:

    i'm a fan C. and bravo for embracing a desire to wear casual every now and then. versatility hurts no one. the scarf is awesome. who makes it?
     
  2. SpooPoker

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    ^Spoo, many of your fits--yesterday and today included--look sorta ok from a distance, but once you get up close nothing harmonizes and it looks like the colors and patterns are trying to go off in twelve different directions. I'd go with a solid tie with that coat and shirt, or at most one with a very widely spaced out stripe or small pattern. As it is it's just too busy. None of the elements, which are all great on their own, can stand out because they're trying to shout each other down.

    Dont even bring up yesterdays debacle [​IMG] I appreciate the input - however I dont think today is as bad as you make it sound - The scale of patterns is all different, and nothing (to me) seems to be fighting eachother - The tie, a woven Charvet, really isnt "patterned" although it has 2 colors in it... anyone else feel the same, or Im just missing it? [​IMG]




    More messing around in casual clothes:


    That jacket is great, C.

    Coat and pants are a match made in heaven.


    Thanks Nii - nice brog too btw.. .congrats! Im also pretty glad to see Charlie go from your avatar too [​IMG]
     
  3. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    It's Porter & Harding Thornproof donegal, from a few years ago.

    Lovely cloth.

    I've always admired your style, but this particular look, with those fingerless gloves and the glasses and scarf, amounts to a "half-labelking." Combined with your usual old man style it makes an odd hybrid. I think it's mostly a matter of contrast balance. The overly sober color contrast of the main clothing items is unbalanced by the strong contrast with the accessories.

    It's actually starting to grow on me the more I look at it. It would be better with tan/chestnut shoes.


    I concur with Baron. Brown shoes would be an improvement. Overall, I like the more youthful elements on you.

    @IST: That sport coat everyone's been quoting is every bit as good as they say it is. Is it an Etro piece?

    @NYR: Those trousers! More power to you.

    @Orgetorix: I also liked the jeans and tweed combo. The coat would be too small for business wear, but it works with jeans.

    @Spoo. The green cords are perfect for the jacket. The scales of the shirt pattern and the coat pattern don't work together. You really need a solid tie to calm things down.

    @yfyf. I follow your posts for fresh ideas about color. Your recent posts have given me lots of ideas. Thanks!
     
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    happy friday ladies... mind your tipple well.

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    I am not the law, but I represent justice so far as my feeble powers go.


    Who made that camel sport coat CG? It's one of my favorites of yours.
     
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    Welcome back, Yoko.
     
  6. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    jacket looks awesome!
    That jacket is great, C.
    i'm a fan C. and bravo for embracing a desire to wear casual every now and then. versatility hurts no one. the scarf is awesome. who makes it?

    Thanks for the nice feedback on the jacket. In truth, I'd prefer it to be just a touch smaller, but that's the smallest size it comes in, and I really fell in love with the supersoft suede fabric. I don't think I've ever found a softer/nicer suede than this jacket.

    The scarf is Paul Smith. Wouldn't normally have bought it, but it was a Christmas present a couple of years ago, and I've found more uses for it than I would have expected. Just the kind of thing to get as a present; something you wouldn't buy yourself, but turns out useful.
     
  7. EBugatti

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    Those shades *really* make you look like Kim Jong-Il. I would go with smaller, perhaps tortoise-shell ones.
     
  8. mafoofan

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    I agree. And the scarf works. There's a good texture contrast, and it's good to see a jacket that differs from the OneJacket checks.

    Thanks. The new OneTrouser would look better.

    I've always admired your style, but this particular look, with those fingerless gloves and the glasses and scarf, amounts to a "half-labelking." Combined with your usual old man style it makes an odd hybrid. I think it's mostly a matter of contrast balance. The overly sober color contrast of the main clothing items is unbalanced by the strong contrast with the accessories.

    It's actually starting to grow on me the more I look at it. It would be better with tan/chestnut shoes.


    "Half-Labelking" is not a bad place to be in my book. I'm already there in stature.

    the jacket is nice, but its poorly paired with the pants (interestingly feedback i've seen you give before). the shoes are just too clunky for the taper of the pants, and the colors are incongruent with the accessories. the gloves and sunglasses don't do anything to make the fit better.

    i think a pair of jeans, different sunglasses and different colored gloves matching the colors of the shoes would bring this back from the other side of the cliff.

    obviously other people seem to see the good in it (which doesnt surprise me), but this is disappointingly bad; anyway i look at it.


    I like the colors a lot and think they balance, but obviously I'm biased. I will say this though: in any case, gloves matching shoes is a disgusting proposition. It's like matching your belt to your shoes. If they are literally an exact match, the combination is too conspicuously precious. If they are only a close match, they clash poorly. So, they need to be different, yet combine well in the context of the overall outfit.

    The OneTrousers (OnePants?) will be great with that jacket, mafoofan.

    Yeah, I hope so. Looking forward to them.

    The sunglasses feel too contempo/euro for the rest of the outfit. And it's a minor nit, but I guess if have to wear driving gloves, I'd prefer dark gray or black against the rest of this otherwise lugubrious color palette.
    I've also always felt the way they cut sleeves for you to be awfully roomy... but that's just a personal preference (are these on the long side as well?)


    Incidentally, everything but the shoes is European!

    I like the roomy sleeves, though i don't really seem them as large or baggy. Skimpy sleeves are one of the first things to get Foofed in any photo.

    Thought the same thing myself, about both the glasses and the sleeves (the right sleeve looks ok, left a little baggy). But a few thoughts on that:
    -its so hard to capture the elements of fit in still photographs...could be the angle he's standing that makes the sleeves look different to me, and even light/angle/posture that makes them look fuller than they actually are.
    -I can't imagine Matt with any sunglasses that don't make him look like LabelKing as he is so small.

    I do like the color scheme and the pop of the scarf, square and gloves. Looks nice Matt.


    Thanks! However, I bet most here would think the sleeves too baggy in real life, too. They are without a doubt cut much fuller than in contemporary ready-to-wear. Rubinacci jackets I've seen on others are similar, save Luca's.

    There's a time for gentle critique and a time for tough love. The glasses are usually ridiculous but in this case nothing short of hideous.

    You don't dig it?

    Sportcoat looks wonderful and I don't see the sleeves as too baggy - is it 2 or 3 button? Not enough contrast with the pants, the bright square and gloves look out of place, and the glasses are just too feminine (stick with aviators).

    I dream of an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak to match the glasses.

    I concur with Baron. Brown shoes would be an improvement. Overall, I like the more youthful elements on you.

    Brown would work fine, but I'd never wear tan with this outfit.

    Those shades *really* make you look like Kim Jong-Il. I would go with smaller, perhaps tortoise-shell ones.

    I'm not one to be shy about my glasses.
     
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    I see a Mr. Sam treatment in the very near future. I like the SC very much though.

    - Maybe more length then
    - slim notch lapels do you no justice, especially as we have seen you in much better lately
    - pants need more length


    I knew this blazer would get no love here due to the lapels. I actually really like it, despite negative comments. Next time I will wear it with charcoal pants with more length and cuffs.

    Some days in Vienna - the most beautiful city of Europe!
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    Very nice!


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    Damn, dude. Saturday, dude?? Damn.
     
  10. SpooPoker

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    Damn, dude. Saturday, dude?? Damn.

    Money is not going to make itself.
     
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    I approve this look.
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    Mean-spirited ridicule? Maybe you are reading too much into things. But if it occurs, I do agree with you.

    I probably was. When certain posters post fits, the jackals usually come out to taunt, ridicule and generally degrade, and I don't think that's right when the OP is not trolling.
     
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    oh Rob ... lol. those pants should only be worn on the 25th of December, or in private on all other

    [​IMG], yesterday was the Eastern Christmas!
     
  15. Cary Grant

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    Who made that camel sport coat CG? It's one of my favorites of yours.

    Thanks EB- plain-old PRL.
     
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    I approve this look. [​IMG]
    On another thread here somebody mentioned a rule about gloves not being permitted without an overcoat. Never heard that one before but seems pertinent here as well.
     
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    You could start upping your game by shortening the pants and lenghtening the jacket / shortening your shirt sleeves. In addition, a light-blue shirt with barrel cuffs would work better with the outfit. Change the pocket square or leave it out. Not a bad start, though, blue jacket and tan slacks is a good, classic combination to begin with.
     
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    Please stop leaving the house in your PJ's, Rob. Cuffs or no cuffs, it's undignified. [​IMG]

    Is there a particular reason to ridicule people who post fit picts in this thread? If you don't like what they are wearing but having nothing constructive to say to them, don't fuckin' post.

    If your idea of a party is mean-spirited ridicule of other people, I am fucking thrilled you and I don't run in the same social circles.
    Sounds like someone's mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore.

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  19. Blamm

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    OK - fair - this time without snark

    - first look - suggest cutting down on accessories and pick a tie with more contrast - too close to blackjack dealer as is
    - third look - suggest different or even no pocket square
    - overall - all the collars look a bit loose (may be camera angle or your personal preference)

    If I saw you out - I'd think you were dressed creatively, well, and had big balls
     
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    If you have to work on a Saturday...that's the way to do it!
     
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