HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

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  1. Thanks SF (a new me)

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    TB I have the same SC... i tried the pairing of a subtle/light burgandy grenadine and plain silk PS. I had compliments...but 2 things to consider though, either they are color blind or just have no effin idea....:)
    I'll be interested on other pairing ideas you have...Thanks
     
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    Aw! I feel bad now. I'm sorry: [​IMG]
    I like your watch, though!

    TBH a blue shirt and a tie color that stands apart from the ground of the jacket would make it much better.
     
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    I can already hear it, "your tie is not wide enough", "Your collar should be higher", "Your square needs to show an edge". All I can say is I am working on it, minus the tie..
    [​IMG]
     
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    I had no idea you had such an impressive head of hair.
     
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    waiting for mr. sam to get his hands on this.
     
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    I have this sportcoat as well TB. I usually wear a blue shirt with a purple, burgundy, or brown tie. Pants are either navy or light grey, though dark grey can work as well. I usually go with solids to make the plaid on the sportcoat stand out more. What I can't stand about the sportcoat, despite loving the pattern and feel of the fabric, is the really "pointy" shoulders. My other fitz sportcoats do not have this issue. Have you noticed this as well or am I just nuts?
     
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    Dig the tie, but not with the SC. A solid tie, a tie with an itty bitty pattern or a tie with a stripe every couple inches would be OK.

    If you're still ordering from Hober, a regular ol' navy twill should be next on your "to buy" list. You'll be surprised how often you reach for it.
     
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    Recently signed up as a member and this is the first day suited up since joining the forum. I'm looking for some feedback on this combo. I have some thoughts/questions and my wife had one specific complaint about it, but I'd like to get some feedback here without biasing it with my comments.

    Any and all comments appreciated.

    [​IMG]

    For context, I run a law firm in Chicago and was attending two "events" today: (1) a benefit for a non-profit I support and (2) a networking event with a group of lawyers.

    Thanks!
     
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    It's him! I found Lapo's secret SF account!

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    [​IMG]

    For context, I run a law firm in Chicago and was attending two "events" today: (1) a benefit for a non-profit I support and (2) a networking event with a group of lawyers.

    This looks like CDB (i.e. conservative business dress) and should work very well in the context. Your neck seems fairly tall, so you might want to try a collar with some more spread. Your coat could have some more waist suppression, but if you want to stick to conservative American office style, you seem to be doing pretty well.

    One obvious question would also be: Which direction will you want to take your style? You look already what I l at least expect American lawyer to look like. If you want to be a bit more flashy, a different pocket square, spread-collared shirt, and a bit more more waist suppression could be one way to go.

    For what's it worth, I only wear watches with leather straps with suits as I find the type of watch you are wearing a bit sporty.
     
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    Thanks for the response.

    I must have looked up right before the timer went off because my neck looks like a giraffe there. [​IMG] I can assure you that is an artifact of my photography and not reflective of my actual appearance.

    Your question about where I want to go with my style is a good one. Today was the first day I've worn something other than a simple white or blue shirt with a suit. It is also my first attempt at wearing a pocket square (other than at my wedding). To me this is way out on a limb and far flashier than I am accustomed. My wife gave me a pretty hard time about the pocket square and suggested it was far too bold and I needed something softer to go with that shirt and tie. I was complimented a number of times today on my look, but to be honest, I would probably prefer to find a style that looks well considered and well put together, but doesn't draw attention. Maybe to some extent you can't have one without the other.


    You're right about the watch. However, it is the only one in the rotation at the moment. I will likely supplement the Air-King with a Dornblueth & Sohn 99.1 at some point, probably to celebrate the birth of my next child.

    Thanks again, this is good feedback.
     
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    Thanks for the comments, that's helpful feedback.

    (1) I can assure you that the exaggerated giraffe neck is an artifact of my poor photography and not indicative of reality. That picture looks ridiculous. [​IMG] But I am tall and skinny and I can see that a larger spread in the collar may be helpful.
    (2) I agree with you on the watch, but until the birth of my next child, it's the only watch in my rotation; a bit of a family tradition. I likely will buck tradition and pick up a proper dress watch before long.
    (3) Your question about which direction I want to take my style is a good one. Quite honestly, this is already a bit out on a limb for my tastes. Today was the first day I wore a patterned shirt with a suit. It was also the first day I wore a pocket square (other than at my wedding). Maybe I need to take a few more baby steps to expand my comfort zone. But really, I'm looking to present a well considered appearance, but not draw attention. Even today I drew a number of positive comments about my look, but I would prefer to wear something that looks good and doesn't draw comments. I am a bit self-conscious in that regard.

    Thanks again.
     
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