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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. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    You always look perfect. But these lighter colors are very flattering. One of your best presentations.
     


  2. Threadbearer

    Threadbearer Senior member

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    I don't care what your monitor says, the blazer is navy and the slacks are charcoal.

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    BB blazer and suspenders
    Hemrajani shirt
    Drakes tie
    Kent Wang PS and cuff links
    JAB slacks
    To Boot NY shoes
     


  3. CDHagg

    CDHagg Senior member

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    I love Spem in Alium; I think the only way it can really be appreciated is with a live performance.
    Another composer (forget his name) who came before Tallis composed something similar - a mass for 40 or 50 voices I think - but included instruments. [​IMG]



    Very trendy. Is SuitSupply an online MTM service? If so, were you satisfied?




    The shape of the jacket looks a little shapeless compared to most of your jackets - as if the shoulders are a little too large, or the fronts a little too closed, or the waist suppression a little too mild. It's really just a very minor thing, and maybe I'm the only one who sees anything wrong...
     


  4. EvilFish

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    I can see where you're coming from. The jacket is certainly less shaped than, say, Spoo's Tom Ford numbers. But not in a bad way. This is Spoo at his most CBD. The suit fits very well, but in a subtle, unassuming way, rather than that in-your-face three-piece, navy chalk-striped, roped shoulders kind of way. I've been reading this thread almost daily for close to two years now and I've seen Spoo's style mature significantly in that time. He still retains his own signature style, and still posts the odd disaster (and annoyingly, still holds on to the notion that purple and navy make a good combo), but he has come a long, long way.

    Oh, and that street-side polish did one hell of a job on those Carminas. Shiiiiinyyyy...
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think this would look a lot better with a lighter blue shirt, perhaps even an OCBD. Also a pocket square that is somewhat unrealted to the rest of the outfit, something with dark green perhaps. some people will probably call me biased, but I think the only time a pocket square and shirt should this closely resemble each other is with white on white.
     


  6. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Coat: Riviera
    Shirt: Cottonwork blue dobby
    Tie: Henry Carter Neckwear maroon twill
    Trousers: Benjamin
    Shoes: Carmina brown captoe

    Also clarification re pocketsquares: I'm not against them nor are they out of my comfort zone. I've worn them for years and have a draw full (despite mainly sticking to white most days). It's just I'm giving them a rest at the moment is all. Cheers, Jason.
     


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    one of the best blazers I ve seen for long time
     


  8. ColdEyedPugilist

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    It looks good, Spoo. Very CBD. And while we can quibble about waist suppresion, cuff size etc. all day, I wouldn't mess too much with things, if I were you. For instance, changing the cuff size might alter the shape of the cuff and lead to a less than optimal result. Also, the issue of shortening the trousers begs the question: how wide is the cuff? Too wide and a full break looks wrong. This then leads back to the aforementioned issue of cuff size, i.e. will changing the cuff size affect the width of the cuff?

    And round and round we go...
     


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    PB recommending an OCBD? :butbut:
     


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    Certainly I think things can look "right" or better despite me not wearing them myself.
     


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    You're fast becoming my favourite poster in this thread. Your outfits are always so effortless - a fine example of how often, less is more.
     


  12. CDHagg

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    +1.

    Now, if only he would post full-body photos with a DSLR...
     


  13. EvilFish

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    The shape of his jackets always looks fantastic in the torso shots he posts, but it's hard to tell that close up.

    Jason, the forum has spoken. Full-length shot please!
     


  14. F. Corbera

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  15. ColdEyedPugilist

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    That's my point, Corb.

    I think it looks pretty good as it is; and unless you have a tailor who knows WTF she or he is doing, why play around too much with trivialities? People often quibble about individual elements of fit, without considering the effect of each proposed change on the whole aesthetic.

    This, to me, is risky.

    So how far do we really need want to go?
     
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