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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. acridsheep

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    It is you who have become better at seeing, grasshopper.
     
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  2. Oxfords247

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    The jacket is great but I am feeling the pants. Too similar in colour to the jacket. :)
     
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    Others have made some excellent suggestions about tidying up the fit of this suit--most notably the trousers. Find a good tailor, and allow that person to perform magic on this suit to transform it into a better fit. Assuming you live in a college town, tell the tailor the purpose of this suit. He, or she, might do an extra fine job of tailoring and give you a "clergyman's discount". I would add that the brown tie is not a good choice. Maybe a solid, dark wine red color? Something conservative and subtle. The shoes should be plain, black, and shined.

    As for the appropriateness of wearing such a suit, may I share an experience that I had a few months ago? I was invited as a guest consultant to sit in on some oral doctoral dissertations at a local university. All the candidates were dressed nicely. The room was hot, and the members of the panel were finding it difficult to stay focused. The next to last candidate entered the room; he was dressed in a natty three piece dark charcoal suit. He donned a clean white shirt with a crisp blue tie and shoes that were shined to perfection. Immediately, his appearance and presence got the attention of the panel. His presentation, while good and interesting, was not the best of the group of candidates. But, he was the one who was most talked about afterwards. The members of the panel were impressed by the fact that he took the trouble to dress his best for the presentation. Everyone felt he showed the most confidence and enthusiasm.

    If you can get this suit to a better fit and if you feel that you are truly "yourself" wearing it, then go for it. Clothes can bring out the best of your personality. Good luck.
     
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  5. Mr. Moo

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    But it's so precious!
     
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    At a distance I really like AJVs look. The silhouette and tan/white/black (navy?) combo is very nice. But the actual details kill it for me.
     
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    Do I need to be playing Enya and reading some Deepak Chopra to be able to understand this? Its a fucking suit.
     
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    I would not prescribe this for a "real world" job interview, but in a college setting you will really stand out, and I believe in a positive way. I would wear black shoes however, and if you do that I think the tie will work better. Good luck to you.
     
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    But you need to X Foo and add Vox.
     
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    +1 They look uber professional.
     
  11. DKSnider

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    Oh dear, I've been shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from having seen quite a few shops in my time... [​IMG]

    I appreciate all the feedback I've gotten! Looks like my mind isn't paying tricks on me re: the fit of the pants - I'll have to find a tailor to see if I can have the top bits taken in. Either that or learn to match a discussion on circuit design to the tone and cadence of "Can't Touch This".
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, my fellow musician!

    The socks actually go over the calf. There is a white stripe running through the sock at regular intervals, and you might be mistaking one of those stripes for my skin. And yes, perhaps a more conservative sock would have been better - especially considering the conservative occasion. Thanks for pointing that out.
     
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    As has been said, the tie and shoes don't jibe.

    The suit looks fine unbuttoned, but maybe a 3-piece is too much for a presentation.

    The problem with the pants is that they billow out at the thighs - looks like a bad taper job to me. I'm not sure if anything could be done to fix this without messing up the pinstripe pattern, unless there is a lot of extra fabric below the knee with which the pants can be un-tapered.

    Just my $0.02

    Great shoes, by the way!
     
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  14. anginaprinzmetal

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    for those trying to figure out how to match colors... this is how it's done... :worship:
     
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  15. anginaprinzmetal

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    nicely done... jeans and jacket done right...
     
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    Top notch. Is shirt collar non-fused?
     
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    [​IMG]
    || Jacket - Boglioli cotton/silk blend || Rollneck - Hampton Republic || Shirt - Tintoria Mattei 954 || PS - Eton || Handkercheif - Old, oooold thing I found in a drawer|| Trousers - Oscar Jacobson || Boots - RM Williams || Watch - Tissot || Bracelets - Happy Beads ||
     
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  18. Holdfast

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    Looks great; if this was taken any time recently, you must have been pedalling very hard to avoid being turned into an icicle. :)







    Looking for more ideas on how to incorporate these beige-ish coloured flannels into winter outfits:


    [​IMG]
     
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    I don't think anyone has mentioned this, but the fact that you said you can't button the jacket seems the biggest probelm to me. All the other stuff is survivable, as really the only people who'll notice are here, and yourself of course. If you can live with that, then keep it the way it is. The fact though that the jacket is that small is an issue, and probably can't be solved by leaving the vest at home. See if it can be opened up so it can fit you better.


    Are these the LP 10% Cashmere ones? I have them and LOVE them...and don't wear them nearly as much as I'd like.
     
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    My hands were very very cold...
     
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