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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. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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    That's interesting, Holdfast. So is it fair to say that you think that a solid black tie with that suit and shirt would give the suit-shirt combo too much punch? I do agree that it would put all the emphasis on suit and shirt, as it were. Maybe we have two opposite goals here? I'm looking for harmony by trying to bring the ensemble close to unity, and you're looking for it by seeking a coordinated diversity? (I'm trying not to load the language in favor of either option.)
     


  2. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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  3. Holdfast

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    Thanks! Yep, I think your new tie will work great with a more textured casual suit, as you have on the way.

     
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  4. dieselman89

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    Thoughts on the fit of this suit? Should I shorten the length of the jacket? I realized after I put away the suit that the full picture with shoulders is too dark... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  5. W.R.

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    Do not shorten the jacket.
     


  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    +1. If anything it could be a little longer IMHO.
     


  7. dieselman89

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    I thought it twas long, def. not too short for my taste.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    It's hard to tell exactly what the problem is, but in my opinion there's something not right between the buttoning point of your jacket, the length of your jacket, and the rise of your trousers. This results in a lot of shirt showing below the button of the jacket and, to my eye, a somewhat awkward silhouette. I'm not a tailor nor enough of an expert to say what it is exactly that's off by these pictures, but certainly the jacket is not too long.
     


  9. dieselman89

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    I like to wear my pants very high. It's weird but oh well. This probably explains why the belt is so close to the button.
     
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  10. dieselman89

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    Tie is unbelievable. Where is that from?
     


  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I was actually suggesting the opposite, that the pants are low - the belt seems far away from the button to me. Compare, for example, with these photos, from ASuitableWardrobe:

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-...AAAAAAAGtc/myHYewv0EoY/s1600/AC+mill+suit.png

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Wl5FK3ZU1...AAIG0/c0z5B7cm9rQ/s1600/Peter+with+Graham.jpg
     


  12. no one

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    Wore this:...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    ...met her:

    [​IMG]
     


  13. dieselman89

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    I guess it's all personal preference. I kind of understand what your saying, but at the same time I do not. What do you think of the overall fit of the suit? I just spent a hefty amount of money getting it tailored. Does the suit look like it fits well?
     


  14. ColdEyedPugilist

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    I would not wear a black satin tie either, but for different (I think) reasons.

    To me, the sheen of a satin tie would fight the boldly patterned suit for attention; whereas grenadine, a knit or even wool challis, each fabric being more muted, more matte in tone (but not fuzzy), would allow the suit to take centrestage. This is similar to the issue I had with yesterday's experiment; I took off the Vanda and went back to the Hober Challis (macclesfield pattern on midnight blue ground) eventually because the matte tone of the Challis tie counterbalanced the sheen of the mid-blue sharkskin suit.

    It's a tricky balancing act though; if I had gone with a cashmere tie, for example, the fabric would have been too fuzzy to produce the same effect.
     
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    I only have a lowly mobile phone to shoot with, but I might get one more use out of it during easter, but it'll probably be too warm to wear it.
    Actually, you are quite the inspiration to me, especially your DB waistcoats and the crazy E&R one. Dandy-esque, british, a joie de vivre.. My first SR commission (4.5 years in the future or so, when I pass the bar) will definitely be for a 3P with a DB-waistcoat.



    Thanks, I have to bring up the arms by an 1-1.5" and cuff the pants, but it's flanell and when next winter hits I'll probably be more of a 40R/L. I'm 6'1, coat (suit is a 44L) is a bit on the long side but I like them that way. I'll be moving away a lot of stuff eventually, but I'll keep them until I'm down 10-15kgs or so (ie summer). I'll drop a PM when I do.


    Turnbull & Asser for Neiman Marcus, lilac/lavenderish
    60/40 Silk/Linen, ties a lovely knot and has a unique feel to it.
     


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