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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. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I enjoy them very much - but for their purpose. I rarely wear them as they need a certain aesthetic, but do prefer a sleeker last, as is known. So, I suppose you are right.
     


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    Superfluous Distinguished Member

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    Show a little respect.
     


  3. ethanm

    ethanm Stylish Dinosaur

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    It's not disrespectful. Just a caveat that the man doesn't appear to be playing with a full deck.
     


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    This was certainly an intelligent statement.

    Why don't you wax eloquent about the merits of Allen Edmond, if you really have any facts or helpful opinions as to why AE should be considered the crème de la crème.
     


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    are you the same resentful soldier who was complaining about JMasa Epaulets?
     


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    Borderline HOF/MC

    I'm really hoping this looks okay. Meeting with a potential source of grad school funding tomorrow. I'd be wearing something better for scarf/hat but I don't own any fur felt fedoras and I don't own any of the tamer versions of those silk scarves crusty is always wearing. God I wish I did. My wardrobe SUCKS.

    BTW, I decided on the black shoe. Don't worry. Excuse the deer in headlights stare. I left the house at seven AM and got back an hour ago.


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    I am watching The Petrified Forest now and enjoying a bottle (or two) of wine, but wanted to stop by to say that this does not look good.

    I will explain in about 86 minutes.
     


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    Don't wear a hat. And, if you can help it, don't wear anything else in those pics either, with the exception of perhaps the pants/black shoes. You're trying too hard. We've all been there. Before I became the icon of 21st century style we've all come to love, I also tried too hard. Though, in fairness my progression took just shy of 9 seconds. But I digress. If you have a simple navy or charcoal suit that fits well, go with that.
     
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    well shit.

    Right now? I dont. I have a highly textured navy suit that is honestly a bit shit. I have a glen plaid steel grey with burgundy overcheck that doesn't match any shirt I own. and I have about three dress shirts that aren't MORE than 6 inches too wide around the midriff (the rest are still too wide.

    suggestions?

    also, I'll be freezing my balls off if i don't wear that coat. Its ugly as shit and a bit ratty in spots, but its the closest thing I own to something that fits.
     
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  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    FOR FUCKS SAKE.
     


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    Cool!
     


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    how the hell did i miss this! my fav post of yours by far CP!​
     


  14. UrbanComposition

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    Liam,

    I understand it must be cold where you are. If that's the case, then a coat, hat, gloves, and scarf are part and parcel of what one takes when leaving the house. Like your keys. Therefore I will not address them at this time.

    Your basic colors - grey trousers, navy jacket, red tie - are not bad in and of themselves. In fact, they are a good choice; they are innocuous, traditional. However, a hard 6-to-1 navy jacket is typically worn as either part of a suit, or a casual blazer. Yours is quite obviously a part of a suit, and looks out of place. You might see the word "orphaned" thrown about here; this is one of those instances.

    A basic single-breasted navy sport coat (or blazer) is easy to come by. Thrift stores are full of them. Any of them will look better than what you are wearing in this picture. The sleeves are too short as well.

    The brown shoes are quite light and go with nothing. You chose well with the black.

    Your tie is classic 80s; try to be classic in a timeless sort of way and look for a solid grenadine or a neat tie with a smaller pattern.

    Good luck. I hope you get your funding.
     


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    +1 I own a pair of AE Strands, and I neither love them nor hate them. They're slightly less comfortable than all the other shoes I own in that price range (To Boot NY and Johnston & Murphy), and although the Strands may be better constructed than those other brands, I don't see any evidence of it yet.

    The Strands are certainly blobby and clunky compared to my C&J Westbournes, but that doesn't seem like a fair comparison. Those two brands aren't in the same market niche, and those two models do not serve the same purpose. Unfortunately, my Westbournes are no more comfortable than my Strands. And that makes me sad.
     


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