HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part II

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  1. kischi

    kischi Senior member

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    Bright and sunny, but with a strong cold wind. Could feel like spring soon if the wind ever dies down. Indoors to avoid the wind - slightly less dramatic lunchtime lighting:

    Details:

    Boots: C&J Chelsea 5's
    Italian moleskins (crumpled from a mornings work...)
    Shirt: Eton of Sweden
    Tie: SigiCosta
    Jacket: Hackett
    PS: vintage silk


    MoK - very very well done.
     


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    I absolutely love your combinations of color and texture. I do not, however, understand the fit of your suits. I initially thought they fit on the large side because they followed your frame. But a few days ago, you posted pics of yourself in casual clothes and you are not hippy by any means and in fact appear fit. Is the more relaxed fit of your suits a conscious choice?

    Thanks. Answers here:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=7880
     


  4. ManofKent

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    Impatient for the 80s (80°F, that is) Spring Tuesday:

    Borrelli cotton trousers
    - B

    All of this is very nice, but I'm particularly glad to see you with slightly rumpled knees [​IMG]


    Suit - Brooks Brothers
    Shirt - Brooks Brothers
    Tie - Canali
    Pocket Square - Carnaval De Venise
    Socks - Marcoliani
    Shoes - Allen Edmonds

    Nice - love that tie.

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    Nice combining and I prefer the scale of the rose to the large carnations. I will say (and it may be one of the few things we agree on) that I'm with Edmorel on the laced dress shoes with no socks question though [​IMG]

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    Looks great - that tie always gives me tie envy too.

    Super-combo, MoK![​IMG]
    Thanks IST66

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    sf robot Tom Mahon suit
    Van Laak shirt
    Hermes tie
    Van Laak ps
    Cleverley


    I like [​IMG] I'm increasingly drawn to the peaked lapel/SB combination. I wasn't quite sure about the leg width in the first shot, but the second convinced me.

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    Looks good, but I'd be tempted to hem the trousers a tad higher

    MoK - very very well done.

    Thanks - the decent camera angle helps [​IMG]
     


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    There is something about these first generation manual wind Saxonias. The cuckoo clockiness of most Langes is completely subsumed.

    Shortly after I got mine many years ago, Walt Odets penned his series of articles on Langes (he had mixed reaction to them.) The following passage from his first article, though, captures my feeling about it:

    "So my first impression, not well consolidated, was of an exercise in pure quality, no holds"”and definitely no cost"”barred. The weight alone seemed to tell you that. I quickly realized that, by comparison, all other watches suddenly felt hollow, like empty cases, like tin stampings with no hint of a movement inside. The Lange was an anvil, a solid lump of a super-dense new element that ran right off the end of the periodic tables. It apparently, had no moving parts"”nothing to compromise the density, and surely nothing that could rattle or click. The silkiness and solidity of the controls"”the stem and date set button"”were unlike anything I had ever touched. In five minutes I suddenly felt that there was something shabby about all my other watches, and I actually had the thought that perhaps I would sell everything else and leave it at three Langes. Three Langes? This Saxonia was a simple hand-wound watch, with simple date, retailing for more than $13,000. But when I looked at it carefully, the cost, astonishingly, began to seem plausible. Had I gone completely mad?" -- W. Odets


    - B


    Good old Walt. You are the Walt of SF, Vox. I remember TZ when it was nothing...when it was still based in Singapore, before Richard even owned it (and that is, what, 4 owners ago??). Those were the good old days.....

    Mike
     


  6. MBreinin

    MBreinin Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    sf robot Tom Mahon suit
    Van Laak shirt
    Hermes tie
    Van Laak ps
    Cleverley
    [​IMG]
    relaxed
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    [​IMG]
    Just raw out of the box no pressing or touch ups


    This is a great suit. It deserves a different shirt, as in a non BD collar. Just me. Also love the tie.

    Mike
     


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    [​IMG]

    Magnificent suit, Fred! An ideal fit!
     


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    Thanks. Answers here:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=7880


    I see the full trousers on Fred, but his jacket looks more snug than yours does. I love your style,Old Dog, I really do. Great suits, great ties and accessories and all put together effortlessly.

    However, it looks like you are swimming in them. At least this is how it appears to me. If they were just a bit more fitted, I think they would flatter you so much better. You are a thin man, but you appear 20-30 pounds heavier in these suits.

    But, WTF do I know? I am a novice here. I only report what I see. Most people would probably say my stuff is too tight. So, you can tell what I favor.

    Mike
     


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    Impatient for the 80s (80°F, that is) Spring Tuesday:

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    - B


    I really like that combo, jealous of the tie. Unusual break on the trousers for you Bill.

    Adrian
     


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    Impatient for the 80s (80°F, that is) Spring Tuesday:

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    I quite like this. Your Borrelli sport coats are fantastic. [​IMG]
     


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    Wait, you smell that?
    I really like that combo, jealous of the tie. Unusual break on the trousers for you Bill.

    Adrian


    I actually like this amount of break.
     


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    [​IMG]

    lovely shoulders on the suit. i think tweaking the pants a touch would make it even better.

    Bright and sunny, but with a strong cold wind. Could feel like spring soon if the wind ever dies down. Indoors to avoid the wind - slightly less dramatic lunchtime lighting:

    [​IMG]


    awesome combining MoK.

    [​IMG]

    really like this skefferz ... brown and orange go very well together.

    Impatient for the 80s (80°F, that is) Spring Tuesday:

    - B


    - love the slubbiness of the Drake's tie.
    - does the rumples around the sleevehead bother you? i have the same "problem" with the suit i am wearing today. i think its an issue of age, since it has developed slowly with time and body change. i know you are a perfectionist when it comes to your jackets (not casual ... lol) so i am wondering what your feelings are on it.

    [​IMG]

    another wonderful color combo. definitely something to save.
     


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    ...snip...

    - love the slubbiness of the Drake's tie.
    - does the rumples around the sleevehead bother you? i have the same "problem" with the suit i am wearing today. i think its an issue of age, since it has developed slowly with time and body change. i know you are a perfectionist when it comes to your jackets (not casual ... lol) so i am wondering what your feelings are on it.



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    I'm pretty sure that is meant to be that way...spalla camicia and all. Vox, please correct me if I am wrong.

    Aaron
     


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    Impatient for the 80s (80°F, that is) Spring Tuesday:




    Borrelli cotton trousers





    - B


    Like the longer pants. Makes a huge differnce in terms of a more relaxed look.
     


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