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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. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Spoo, I'm not getting your recent trend for sober looks with bright pocket squares. Seems like you're directing the eye to the square, and that distracts me from the whole.
     


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    Liam O, I respectfully disagree, I think the knot works great with the collar. It might need some adjustment to be more centered perhaps. It doesn't seem like a knit either, more like a cashmere with (captain Obvious) handrolled edges.
     
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    hey fellow WAYWRNers. Got this shipped to me this morning and decided to try it on before getting dressed. Was looking for guys advice on two things 1) the fit, is it worth keeping (I have not altered it at all obviously) and 2) What can I wear this with? The detail picture I included of the fabric makes the blue "pop" much more than it does in real life. It has a tan and green base. Overall, I like it, but I have never owned a houndstooth sportcoat. I want to keep the rest of the ensemble fresher so any advice would be great (i.e. ties, shirts, pants, shoe color etc) on how to match this up. Thanks! (Clarinet player, I included a back picture this time :embar: as crappy as it is ) Spoiler has shoulders/chest up close and a up close picture of the fabric.

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    Photo on 2012-01-19 at 11.36 by citan1145, on Flickr

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    Photo on 2012-01-19 at 11.36 #5 by citan1145, on Flickr

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    Photo on 2012-01-19 at 11.37 by citan1145, on Flickr

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    20120119_113801 by citan1145, on Flickr
     


  5. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    maybe it's the monitor, but I feel there's a little too much matchy matchy with the tie and PS.
     


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    I hope that's an issue with camera color correction because otherwise:

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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I think it's just the monitor? Tie is green, ps is brown with blue and red
     


  10. F. Corbera

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    It's an interesting forum phenomenon that I've described before, and Spooky-v.Jan2012 is probably the least bad example right now because, as you note, it's often just Pokey's square (in terms of ensemble color and pattern rather than, say, form, which still can be discordant to my eyes) that is fighting to be free.

    At the other end of this phenomenon, you have the whole range of ensembles that have become rooted in a boring/soporific tie, but everything else is haywire. This shitty look abounds on SF right now. I swear people are wearing neckties now that cost more than their jackets.

    I say that these are forum phenoms because I can't imagine seeing such things in real life. I find myself amazed to say so, but I really do think it is the result of (1) the CBD WAYWRN thread and (2) the Soporific tie thread. They've spawned partial mutations.

    Another thing to think about what Spoo is wearing today: does a fuzzy shepherds check wool tie really go with a hard worsted pinstripe peak lapel worn with black bals? A check in silk, sure...but a wool?

    Most dudes should just stay away from wool ties until they've mastered silk. You want nubbliness? Wear a silk knit.

    The two consistent issues right now in WAYWRN are (1) pretty much no one seems to wear anything that fits or is proportioned well and (2) there seems to be little understanding of (or if there is understanding that is not apparent to me, then no appreciation for) how elements of an ensemble relate to one another. And by "relate," I don't mean just in the girly senses of color, pattern and texture...although it is a good day on SF when even that happens.
     
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  12. F. Corbera

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    ^ I like that, Sheepy, but that jacket is too short for you.
     


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    The actual length. It could stand to be an inch or two longer. Nonetheless, I like it (as I mentioned over in da CBD).
     


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