1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

    Messages:
    2,668
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Location:
    Madrid
    ^ Size looks fine, I like the drape it creates in the chest. Pockets seem already too low to shorten the jacket, but maybe sleeves can be shortened from the top? For such a valuable piece you'd need a really trustworthy tailor, though.

    Where do you get your shirts made? Your collars are great...
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
    1 person likes this.
  2. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

    Messages:
    5,141
    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Location:
    NYC, NY
    Now, today I've chosen what, for me, is a most unnatural accessory - a brown tie. My associates here sing the praises of brown ties nearly constantly. To me, they smack of straight men afraid of strong color (and I qualify for neither of those two conditions), but, in the spirit of scientific research, I've donned one today. Let's see if it works.

    Suit - BB Fitzgerald
    Tie - JAB
    Shirt - The Shirt Store, NYC
    PS - Robert Talbott
    Cufflinks - Liberty, London
    Shoes - Finsbury, Paris

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    4 people like this.
  3. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

    Messages:
    1,191
    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Location:
    under the northern lights
    

    As an avid fan of brown ties I applaud your effort of expanding your horizons :slayer:. However, I think a darker brown tone would have worked better in this case, the whole ensemble looks a little washed out. Also, tie and PS are too close in colour for me (but it may be due to my computer monitor, for me the tie looks almost red in the last photo). Still, a great looking suit!
     
  4. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

    Messages:
    3,919
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Location:
    Filthydelphia
    

    I'll disagree with Spoo. I like this silhouette, though the shoes should be a bit darker. The pants may benefit from some additional length as well, but the shortness might be an illusion caused by your stance.


    I post an arm's length phone photo because it's that or nothing. I don't have the time or patience to do the timer shot, retake, edit, repeat, anymore.

    Here's my selectively cropped, over-processed photo of the day —
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
    5 people like this.
  5. mimo

    mimo Senior member

    Messages:
    7,382
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    This picture definitely represents an idea of success to most - me included! Should have gone with braces, though ("suspenders"), and in answer to your previous question, I'd say a waiscoat alone is always wrong, unless you're a waiter, or indeed a tailor - with your jacket hanging nearby. The matching trews definitely take away the waiter look, but even if you're really in the mood for novelty, I'd still have gone with a jacket - maybe a cream DJ/smoking jacket, and complete the "in-your-face" but with a bit of dilution for that tartan. Anyway, 10/10 for bravery - there's always something to be said for being yourself.

    Haha....dictionary definition of "literally" is definitely going to change in the next few years; but I'm in the reactionaries' camp right next to you, sir! That tartan might have looked like mass murder, but I doubt that any blood was shed!

    Mr Pingson, you are a shining light. My attachment to a three-piece is obvious, but this is splendid. All I'd say is, pocket square aside (a dandification anyway; matter of mood), perhaps you are selling this fine suit short with the suede shoes? It might be a heavier, country-style fabric, but still, I think your excellent Tricker's half brogues might have been a more fitting companion. I'm nit-picking though - great look.

    This must be the "tell-it-like-it-is" for which the public has been agitating - harsh but not wrong!
     
  6. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

    Messages:
    1,920
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    PT are those your daughters?

    Crusty, I always wonder if you have ever tried a shorter jacket and/or a higher buttoning point? I think it would make you look taller.
     
  7. mimo

    mimo Senior member

    Messages:
    7,382
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Quote: I've decided colored laces just aren't appropriate with a suit.

    Maybe it's a bit sad to to choose an item of clothing solely because I want to post it on here. But after the above comment (probably right, but we're all individuals!), I had to post something just for the elegantly-attired Mr Luftvier. The last picture is with your entertainment in mind, Sir. Not with a suit, but a bit of fun nevertheless :)


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]



    Yeah, let it fly....[​IMG]

    Mad as it might look, I had a great lunch meeting today, deal done I think - might get some more attractive shoes next month!
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  8. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

    Messages:
    4,024
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    

    LURK MOAR :D
     
  9. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

    Messages:
    1,632
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2012
    A professor from central casting today. Heavy tweed, mohair, corduroy, suede, and a Harvard (Oxford for my homeland) comma to boot.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    4 people like this.
  10. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

    Messages:
    5,141
    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Location:
    NYC, NY
    

    The close-up shot of the suit/shirt/tie/PS combo makes the tie look much redder than it is (a property of the camera which I use, which adds red in low-light situations) - the seated shot is the most accurate shot, color-wise. Otherwise, thanks for your insights.


    It is incisive (and ironic) that you say that, as the last suit that I bought at New & Lingwood in London was a short, and my salesman at Paul Stuart says that their Phineas Cole line suits me better as the jackets are cut shorter. It seems as if I am shrinking - I had thought that I was 5'10", but was measured for biometrics recently, and was measured as 5'9" - not strictly "short" from a menswear point of view, but leaning in that direction. Who knew? :embar:
     
  11. mimo

    mimo Senior member

    Messages:
    7,382
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Either shorter, or higher-buttoning, but not both - that might have the opposite effect, and make you look broader. I'd keep the low two-button, and normal or very slightly shorter. You do have a lovely selection of suits, though.
     
  12. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

    Messages:
    3,880
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009

    Which is it? a. 'There are norms of good dress' or b. 'We're all individuals' .

    Seems to me that you're having a bet each way. Plenty of 'a' from you until someone calls you out on something like the color of your laces. Then it's 'b'.
     
  13. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

    Messages:
    1,191
    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Location:
    under the northern lights
    

    Have to agree with Lufty on the coloured laces, but as you say "suum cuique". Also, have to say I'm not sold on the PS, too matchy with the tie and shirt. But I dig the SC, very nice!
     
  14. mimo

    mimo Senior member

    Messages:
    7,382
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    I don't see that the two are mutually exclusive. Everyone has some "rules" or preferences. But everyone has a different opinion on what's "the norm", or perhaps put more accurately, which "rules" are there to be broken. Me, I don't like the "sockless" thing, and I also don't like penny loafers with a suit. But it doesn't mean they're wrong - they're just wrong to me. Once upon a time the whole "no brown in town" thing was a rule. Now it's an anachronism, and a rule most people break as a style choice, me included.

    As for being "called out", I'm not sure what that means. I'm not competing in conformity. I'm only sharing at all because some seem to find the idea offensive that someone might respond to their requests for feedback while not permitting them the same. I'm not asking for approval. So I'm happy to be a sport, but although the opinions of complete strangers on the internet are sometimes interesting, they are hardly going to define my taste.

    I think it's nice to see the trends observed by others, but also the individual diversions. There's a lot of tweed around this season - I like it, and I've just bought some myself. I've also been inspired to pick up a couple of accessories the like of which I've seen on this forum. It's a useful source of new ideas. But the "fashions" are just one aspect - the thing I like most on this forum is the quirky eccentricities, even the things that don't quite work. They're all potential sources of inspiration.

    The thing is, though, it's not a competition. Just as someone I know has just started imitating the contrasting-shoelace thing having liked the look on me, there are others who will find it anathema. I'm not offended by that and feel no need to adjust my ways as a result. But it would be a sad state of affairs if I were to start trying to imitate whoever seemed to be most popular on an internet forum, and rush to a Ralph Lauren wank-fest with my credit card in hand.

    Posting an imitation of others would be a waste of time. If I am bothering at all, I figure it might as well be as individual and caricatured a version of me as possible, otherwise I'm not really contributing anything at all.

    Interesting question, though. :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  15. mimo

    mimo Senior member

    Messages:
    7,382
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Quite understandable, the shoes are offensive enough on their own. I was just in the mood today for a bit of silliness; I think it's healthy not to take it all too seriously!

    I was in two minds about the PS, was also considering a darker blue or a safe white. But in defence of this one, what doesn't really come across in the photo is that the blue items are all different shades and very different textures: twill shirt, coarsely-woven silk tie, satin PS. Thanks for the feedback anyway; you do have a point.
     
  16. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

    Messages:
    4,723
    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    I haven't posted in a while, and have no idea how this will be received, but here was my fit today. Taking a cue from Albert, the SC is secondhand and vintage.
    Deets: Coat: HF SC: Oxxford Waistcoat: J. Crew Shirt: Borrelli Tie: Italian woven wool, maker unknown Square: Italian silk, maker unknown Trou: Zegna Shoes: AE [​IMG][​IMG] (Sorry about the waistcoat lapel here. This is the only shot that shows the square. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  17. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    15,837
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Location:
    People's Republic of San Francisco
    
    I think this falls into the "trying too hard" category. It looks like you have a roughly textured tweed waistcoat underneath a worsted suit jacket, paired with the pants from a different worsted suit. Combined with the generally poor fit of these items (tie/shirt showing below the waistcoat and pants nearly puddling at your feet), the net result is not good. I do like the combination of shirt, tie, and waistcoat, though.
     
    1 person likes this.
  18. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

    Messages:
    4,607
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Location:
    Michigan
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Old stuff, today:
    DB 3 piece MTM Hickey Freeman
    Shirt: Claymore Shop
    Pocket Square: unknown and ancient
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
    17 people like this.
  19. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

    Messages:
    1,920
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011

    Ok, I have to accept I am bad at making jokes, I'll stop it...
     
    1 person likes this.
  20. mimo

    mimo Senior member

    Messages:
    7,382
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Please don't. God knows, this place could use some levity...
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by