Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.
you trying to brag with surgeon cuffs on SF?
oh my god thank you so much for this. Saved, and will be passing this out as much as fucking possible. hahaha
Keeping it very simple today
Not having much luck with photos this morning
Suit: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Benjamin white
Tie: Henry Carter Neckwear un-lined 7 fold navy Grenadine
Shoes: Shipton and Heneage tan Adelaides
Crap pics today, sorry. Mrs. Spoo's grandmother passed away yesterday and she was in no mood for pics, can't blame her.
RLPL striped grenadine
so sorry to hear that spoo. my condolences. best wishes to the wife and family.
you look good tho, we are shoo twins today.
Looks really great Spoo, like allwas. And sorry for the lost, hope the wife fells better soon.
Very elgant, solid fit also. Nvy suit paired wih brown shoes...doesn't get much bettet than that!
Would like to have seen a close up of the suit and tie combo.
Sir F: Outside the famou church in Vienna?
The dreaded Wrist Abacus; it has a dreadfully high learning curve.
You got it!
Thanks for the comments, I appreciate them.
For purchasing, I used to just go with whatever I felt was most appealing - and usually that meant the most flamboyant things that I saw. I then took an analysis of my wardrobe, and once I took a step back and saw that EVERYTHING was level 10 on the slider - jackets, shirts, ties, squares, etc., I knew I had to scale it back. I sold a lot of my SC's and started purchasing more suits, tried to limit my patterns to 3 quiet ones, and looked very carefully at what was considered a "success" in this thread as well as CBD. Once I had pared down most of my wardrobe to a place where I could grab-n-go - meaning literally grab blind and have it work, then I began to focus on fit. I sold most of my ill fitting pieces (most, Vox, save it) even though I liked the pattern or color. Replaced them all with better fitting basics. I may like the funky suits and shirts, but have been trying to hold myself back from them as I realized that too much is too much in relation to my wardrobe as a whole.
tldr, the past year or so I have been focusing on suits that can be broken up into separates in mostly sedate colors with small patterns, white or blue solid shirts, and I carry over the old Spoo flamboyance to only neckwear and squares.
As far as choosing what to wear, I usually start with only one piece in mind - most often times a tie - and build off that. Today, I wanted to wear this suit. After that I knew it was a black shoe and white shirt, so the only decision making was the tie and square, which needed to be relatively sedate - mostly because of my mood and the intensity of the stripe in the suit. Tomorrow, I feel like green and have a green Panta tie in mind, so lets see where that goes.
Damn, this is a long, confusing ass post, sorry about that. Its been a looooong 24 hours in my house and Im rambling, sorry. I tried to give you an honest answer for a nice honest question.
Would you please elaborate further?
Shouldn't you be working on your beginner's threak?
not heard it termed this way before but I like it! the term that is... the arm candy trend itself is ....
Why? I wrote all of it up in one go in February.
I'll post up part two shortly, which as you know, is an undefined time.
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