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. ourmaninLisbon

    ourmaninLisbon Senior member

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    It's not very usual to see that kind of shirt with french cuff but looks very nice. But the most difficult thing with it is to chose a tie, if one's don't want to go the obvious way that is to get a solid colour one. But you did it nicely. The suit too it's fine. Like it.

    Cheers

    Vic
     


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    Oliver Sweeney Boots
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    Great shirt! Who makes it?
     


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    Thanks!

    The shirt is made by Taylor Stitch in San Francisco.
     


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    [​IMG]

    This is what we need to see more often--the back side of the suit. Here, the neck and shoulders look clean and well fitting.
    So often, I see suits that look great from the front and ridiculous (too much fabric in the shoulder blade, too tight in the waist, vents not closing or draping etc...) from the back. In Ann Arbor, there is a curmudgeonly older tailor who says "The back side of the coat reveals all." :)

    You will certainly be getting a lot of use from this suit.
    Thank you, Citan, for sharing these different views.
     
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    Thanks! The color is "Cambridge grey". I was going to choose "Oxford grey" and changed my mind at the last second.
     


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    P, I'm going to disagree a bit. I do agree that the overcoat, hat, gloves and scarf are fine for the weather, that the general color scheme is good, and that the bk shoes > brown. But I think the shirt sleeves are too long/loose, not the jacket sleeves too short. The 6x1 jacket looks OK to me (if the buttons are dk brown horn), as does the tie. I think the tie, shirt, and jacket look 30's-40's more than 80's -- although, it's likely that it's 80's trying to look 30's-40's. Would I have something like this made? No, but I think it's quite nice, particularly for a grad student.
     


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    I hope the different color shoes is you asking some feedback on whether to go with black or brown, because if not [​IMG]
     


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  11. ourmaninLisbon

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    Wow! That's great!
     


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    would that mean sizing up or down from this current suit?
    because i'm guessing sizing up and i don't think you should do that
    the shoulders will start to hang over
     


  14. Citan1145

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    It would be sizing up, but, based on a few of the 42s on B & S right now, the shoulder measurement appears to be the same (18.5 to be exact). I was jw if I needed more room in the chest as it is just barely enough room without bowing out. Then again, going from a 21 p2p to 22 p2p may be too much chest. Either way, wish I could try on a 42 bradford but our RL store in MI is terrible and only has the polo I and II cuts mostly.
     


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    You are right, absolutely, that selecting a tie for this shirt is difficult. I did not want to go with a solid color as all I have from which to choose would be blue or purple. I was hoping to get by with this blue and pink stripe. In hind sight, I wish that I had not gotten double cuffs with this shirt--I was trying to be original or different. Toscanini once said, "Tradition is the last bad performance." Perhaps, in this case, I should have followed tradition.
     


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