HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks for the critiques and compliments, everyone. Who knew the tweed would be so divisive? I think that tweed is best employed with some sense of its country origins, but that overly strict adherence to that country vibe gets costumey pretty easily, especially in a sub/urban context. I like to see people play with it a bit, even better if they pull it off... Here in the States, divorced from any direct link to the country nature of tweed, I can respect the well founded views of those who refuse to wear it in the city, but I don't feel compelled to adhere to that edict.

    All that said, after changing when I got home yesterday, I looked at the components of the outfit lying on the bed and concluded that zbromer was more right than wrong about my combination of elements. The PS was too much, and I would ideally have chosen a blue shirt, as I agreed above. I typically wear this jacket with a solid navy or dark green tie which both work "better" but I still think the tie I wore was okay.
     
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    here's a different perspective if it helps.

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    No. The big shirt collar and tie knot are bad. The sweater looks slim but fine, though the sleeves look rather short; are the "cuffs" folded over?
     
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    @milecargo, I also thought the sleeves looked a bit short, but my biggest complaint is how open that V neck is. The edges and tips of your collar should lie inside the V neck. Even though you have a big collar, the sweater still doesn't cover it, but sits off to the side on your shoulders. To me, the bigness of the neck contradicts the slim cut of the sweater. Wearing a tie while your collar points stick out is an added contradiction.

    To illustrate what I mean, I think a V neck should fit like this:
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    Looking great, Fred, but I think the time has come for you to stand up and let us see how your fit fits.



    For what it's worth, I'm a fan of argyles and will happily wear them with suits. I do think, however, that the ones in your most recent post were too casual for that elegant suit.
     
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    By the way, gentlemen, don't forget to tune in Friday for the Great Three-Way Fit Battle. It will be EPIC!

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    If you've got a sport coat in this or a very similar fabric, you're welcome to join in.

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    I have no occasion to wear it. I'll have to make it work in a casual outfit. Not sure how I'll pull it off, but I have Thursday to figure it out.
     
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    :crackup: gotta luv the sheep.... baaaa baaaaa
     
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    I thought that my tawny plaid tie would go well with my geenish-gray Fitz SC, but it doesn't seem to have worked in practice. Am I wrong about that? If so, is it that the plaids are clashing or more that the shades of brown and green aren't good together? (The slacks are chocolate brown, by the way.)

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    You don't have to actually wear the outfit in public, ace. Put together your best fit with that particular SC just long enough to take some pics. No excuses!
     
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    Way too much plaid, way too much brown. The edges of the handkerchief are even brown, aren't they? No, no, no!
     
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    This is great, thank you.
     
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    No, the PS edges are black, echoing the darkest lines in the tie. That probably doesn't get me off the hook, though, does it? ;)
     
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    To be brief, stop trying to "echo" colors and work on contrast. It seems you tried to get so much synergy going between elements in this outfit that it just looks like a sea of brown. You are senior enough here to do better. Black-edged PS is not a very versatile, or nice, item in my opinion. As long as we're on the subject, the roll of your BD collar looks very limp to me.

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    Me, too, apparently.

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