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. deandbn

    deandbn Senior member

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    I agree with you Rob.

    Fashion at the expense of Style again. Here the makers are saving a couple of square centimeters of fabric round the hem and quarters, what is more, they dont even have to pad or canvas it either, all making it cheaper to produce.
    The wearer on the other hand doesn't get to have is ass or genitalia covered. Is that state of affairs to be considered 'sexy', 'hot', or 'fashionable' by the lemmings, I think so!!! Why, because they are told so by advertising, but they wouldn't know any better anyway.

    But stylish, "never", whereas 'burlesque' and 'joke' seem appropriate. It looks as though the wearer has borrowed his younger brothers 'hand-me-down' jacket and it's just a bit too small.

    @Mossrocks - Please understand, we are discussing the jacket here and not your good self, although it is probably unfortunate that you are wearing one. However I am also almost certain that if the members saw a necktie of this order of 'crime against style', they would order you to burn it summarily. :D
     


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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    you think its ok to have the jacket so open while buttoned that you can pretty much see the entire front of the pants, belt and tie? While it may not be short by current standards, another hald inch lower plus one inch in the waist would be a big improvement on the fit.
     


  3. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    With all this chatter about Will.i.n., I always think of this

    Healey was the "father" of Canadian composers. He described himself as "English by birth; Canadian by adoption; Irish by extraction; Scotch by absorption."
     
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    Spending my Sunday clearing out my wardrobe a bit, found this suit in heavier textured wool that I thrifted ages ago and have barely ever worn. Was sure I'd throw it out, but when I look at it I'm starting to feel it could be serviceable for winter/late fall wear. Trying to push the envelope a bit with the brown/yellow/green:


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    Maybe I'm just getting old, but I agree about the short jackets. A little goes a long way. It's very easy to go too short. Also, I hope the short jacket wearers aren't spending a lot of money on them as they'll be out of fashion in a blink or two, never to return.
     


  6. Ant Honey

    Ant Honey Well-Known Member

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    Gosroth, the ensemble makes you look homeless. The suit might be serviceable, but not with those accouterments.
     


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    +1 and I consider myself to be far less conservative than the senior members on this forum, so I am usually all for "pushing the envelope" but this does nothing for me. Kudos to you for having a crack at it though [​IMG]
     


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    Gosroth Senior member

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    And it´s has actually been arround for some time, broadly speaking...

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  9. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    that suit has the biggest patch pockets I have ever seen. Looks like you can fit an Ipad in them. I think the suit is a bit too big everywhere for you, in terms of proportions of pockets/lapels but whatever you do, don't wear it with the sweater and tie you have on in that pic.
     


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    The other mossrocks factor is the relatively open quarters, that is, the lower parts of the coat front.

    On the fit model, I imagine, they are moderately open. On mossrockss, they are extremely.

    So what pulls the eye to the lower parts is not just the hip width but the way the angle is wider below the button point than above. This draws attention downward.

    A coat of the same length with more closed quarters, or a double breasted coat, would not have the same effect.
     


  11. Gosroth

    Gosroth Senior member

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    Funny you would say that, because I was just trying fit my Ipad in one of them.
    Unfortunately it was about half an inch too big for the pocket.

    The suit does indeed need to be taken in a bit at the waist. The rest might hard to do anything about tough, but then again, I´m 56kgs at 183 cm so finding anything at all outside of MTM that is even remotely wearable is almost a cause for celebration.

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  12. mack11211

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    The suit appears to be from the 70s. Patch pockets make it a casual suit.

    The large proportions look best with shirt collars and ties that are similarly sized.

    However, you are a thin and narrow person, so even if all the clothing proportions were in alignment, they would still be wrong for your face and build, I suspect.

    Just get a new narrow lapelled suit, and a white shirt, and a tie with a small pattern on a dark ground, and a white pocket square.

    The old thing you are wearing is fun but you can't make it work, and your color and pattern matching is not good yet, so best to keep things as simple as possible.
     


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  14. edmorel

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    ^^

    I'm assuming you know the jacket is way too tight in the waist for you. Your color combination in the outfit is pretty classic, so that is good, but the fit of the jacket/pants is too distracting in the picture.
     


  15. The Gold Bug

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    Most probably the pose that makes it look that way as I'm actually leaning back against the wall... but thanks. I was trying to squeeze in as much of my frame as I could.

    I was rather expecting a comment on the jacket being on the short side, which is true; or on the tie being too narrow which I would have also agreed on.
     
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