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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. CDHagg

    CDHagg Senior member

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    It's a charcoal suit, so I see your point concerning the color of the shirt.

    The knot on this tie usually looks better than in these pictures. I tried to get a dimple in the knot, but it seems that I tightened it a bit too much. The color of the tie can't be changed, though, so I just might burn it once I accrue enough suitable replacements. It's a cheap tie.
     


  2. CDHagg

    CDHagg Senior member

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    Is it actually possible for a tailor to slim the thigh/crotch area?

    My shoulders are actually uneven in height-a fact that my tailor pointed out when I complained that he couldn't remove a dimple from one side of a different jacket. I think a bespoke jacket might be the only remedy.

    I think the problem is a roll above the shoulder blades, and an excess of fabric below the shoulder blades which causes a vertical fold. The roll can be fixed-I've had it done before. Not sure about the looseness below the shoulder blades.

    Thanks for the input, Kid Nick. Always appreciated. [​IMG]
     


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    Got the shirt for $9 at a consignment store. I've gotten many good wears out of it, but maybe it's time to move on with my life.

    And with regard to a 90's vibe, I was worried that the pants looked kind of like bell-bottoms from that age. Also, if I have them shortened to remove a break, the width of the pants (below the knee) will be even more pronounced. I can always have my tailor adjust the pants in stages, of course...
     


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    It isn't my posture, it's the jacket. I doubt it can be fixed. No matter how much I pull down on the front of the jacket, the bottom front of the jacket still flairs forwards. Even though it may not look it in the photos, the jacket is actually rather tight. Not sure if that's the problem, though.
     


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    A good tailor really shouldn't have any problem with the pants... I've had amazing things done with pants that were multiple sizes too large and ended up being fantastic...really it's only limited by the tailor's skill. He'll probably take them in from the seat and remove that extra fabric...could also slim the entire leg down the vertical seam.

    As has been mentioned the good thing is that the jacket's shoulders look good. So the coat may be a touch short but oh well. The sleeve length is good and ya a little ripple in the upper back... again, oh well. It really does look fine from the front and with a new shirt and tie (contrast!) you'll be fine. Check the "How Do You Buy Ties" thread for info.... I almost never buy ties at retail and often get great ties for far below retail... in fact I just picked up a nice Valentino number yesterday for about $25. (100% silk, wool, cashmere whatever and please not made in China)

    Lastly, I can relate to your shoulder/back issue as I have a somewhat fucked up spine... ultimately, yes only a nicely made bespoke jacket can compensate for, and mask any physical deficiencies/anomalies you may have from the ideal Adonis physique. This, of course, is the whole point of having a suit custom made as it will fit you and feel like no other... b/c in fact there isn't an "other"! Glad to help .... :D
     


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    btw... for all you pyromaniacs on here who want us all to burn our horrible tie choices have you seen this? Kevin Garnett telling Craig Sager to burn his entire fucking suit after the interview...pretty funny! :lol:



    is Sager the anti-Christ of SF!?!

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     


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    SPOT ON! [​IMG]
     


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    Great tie. You should wear it in the Chrysler Building for
    the complete Deco experience.
     


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    zegna or zegna cloth by Sartoriale?
     


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    @Malford

    I agree totally, and also said i thought he should have used the folded white square as he used the other day.
    :D

    Edit: These are the kind of words I wanted to use. Hope you see this Malford.

    I will be even more upfront and say that the folded white square combined with Malford's physical stature used with these warm, strong colours and textures with this sort of quiet restraint, would set a tone of masculinity and power that would complete the outfit totally.

    and ...

    IMO A smokey wisp of silk venturing hesitantly forth just wouldnt cut it.
     
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    I think the double loop showing adds a whole lot of creative interest and looks really striking, specially when not clouded by a patterned tie.

    Maybe in a regimented military parade everyone could / should be expected to thie their knots the same way.
     


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    Some fairly ugly ties on this page of WAYWN :/
     


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    First of all, I want to say, that you're on a good way - but I want to give you some easy and cheap advises: - You will need a white shirt. Go for it! You need it anyways so buy one and wear it with this suit. - You will need a white pocket square. It's also a must have. Linen or silk. I think that a dark blue PS is too dark for this suit. - You will need black shoes. The third must have. Go for plain cap-toe oxfords in black. It's not totally wrong, but I don't like the suit-shoes combination here. There are some cheap sources for all those things and as I said you need them - more sooner than later. With the advises above you can improve your appearing from 60%->90% perfection. Go on like this!
     


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    I had never seen the double 4IH until I joined SF, and I didn't much like it at first. Then it grew on me. It has since become my go-to knot when wearing solid ties because the extra wrap adds just the right touch extra visual interest. For busier ties, though, I stick with the 4IH.
    Before you go shortening those slacks, first try hitching them up to your waist. They may already be the proper length once you get them to stay where they belong. In other words, what they need may be a waistband adjustment, not a leg length adjustment. I can't say for sure, though, because you're wearing a jacket in all your pics.
     


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