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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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    nice
     


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    Sir F wears a tux more times in a week than most people will in their lives.
     


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    Is that good or bad?
     


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    Nice look. I get the SF anti-blue trou groupthink and frankly reject it most times. This combo looks nice.
     


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    Okay, that's it! You're gonna kick your cousin out and I'm packing my bags and moving in.
     


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    To be really honest, I greatly prefer the style of your suit here to your new DB.

    Your new suit has narrow lapels, with fairly high crossover and a correspondingly moderately high buttoning point. I have similar cues in one suit too as I just couldn't find a fabric in the books to have gotten it MTM or bespoke, so got it RTW and compromised on the styling. But if I'd been after a more sober cloth fabric, I'd definitely want a more typical lapel width and a lower crossover point. This is all personal preference; there's really nothing wrong with your choices (if anything, it's very much in a slightly older English tradition), but I don't personally like it all that much and don't think it flatters your build.

    I seem to recall Simon Crompton once getting a DB suit from your tailor; IIRC he asked them to widen the lapels, lower the button and lessen the crossover. I think that gave it a bit more of a relaxed poise while still retaining a uniform/military flavour (though even then I'd still personally want a little bit more again on all those changes). Might be worth googling or searching his blog to see if my memory is correct.

    Fit-wise, it seems generally fine. Back & sleeves of the jacket (and possibly the seat of the trousers) could be a little cleaner and it might be a touch short in the front compared to the back... but you may just be standing awkwardly, confusing the picture. Only you really know for sure!

    Stiches - I ran out of room in the comment form, so will reply here instead. This isn't a bad look, but it could be refined quite easily into something great. It needs a little bit of finessing. The colours are fine, though I'd personally prefer a pattern to the tie and a pale-coloured shirt (in any complementary shade) rather than white. The white feels a bit cold/stark to me here, especially against the fuzzy jacket and tie. I also don't really like the shirt collar; it looks quite rigid and flat and possibly a little low. The tie could have a bit more expression too; it seems to lie flat like the shirt, making the combination unnecessarily lifeless. The square looks a bit blocky and regimental; tucked in a touch more would be an improvement, but a puffed silk square would feel warmer against that soft jacket. The jacket itself is nice. Could it be a little shorter? Probably, but it's difficult to really tell with this photo angle and I don't mind a slightly longer jacket anyway.

    Beard is undeniably awesome!
     
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    I want your life.
     


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    Went to watch an exhibition today.

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    I agree, this suit pales in comparison to your peaked lapel suit, which looks awesome. The lapels on this one look tiny, what gives??

    I can't imagine what Comrade could possibly dislike about the shoes tho, they look really great/ great coloring in the leather, etc.

     


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    Just say the word bro [​IMG]
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    Det var ruggigt tidigare idag men nu har det spruckit upp. :happy:
     


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