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. Billionairef

    Billionairef Well-Known Member

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    Classic and overall grand. There's no fault on this look, Sir.
     
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    l.o.l.

    thats pretty funny. he told be that he doesnt like to do it, but he will if there will remain at least 11 inches from the top of the pocket to the bottom of the jacket.
     
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    Yeah, yeah, yeah... sometimes my tie knots just seem to acquire a plethora of dimples. I like that effect, so don't mess with it when it appears. It IS a bit precious though, for sure!

    You know, I think we need a better collective noun than plethora for multiple dimples... perhaps a Shirley Temple of dimples? I'm open to better suggestions... [​IMG]

    Thanks. I was going to go for a white hanky but it was such a gloomy day outside that my mood couldn't stand such a bright choice. [​IMG]

    Regarding the shoes, when I first got these, they were much more grey/black mottled. Over the years, they've evolved into the sort of brownish-grey you see in the pic. I've always used neutral cream/wax on them - and occasionally black wax in an attempt to blacken them up slightly again - but their change never reverses. I suppose I should stop imagining them as the grey/black they used to be and just adjust to the fact they're a different shade now. I certainly agree that the look would work very nicely with black shoes.

    With such (apparently) narrow trousers, a little stacking seems OK to my eye. Everything else has to be correct, though, for that to be the case.

    That's a tricky jacket to wear. You might remember that I have a grey jacket with a slightly fainter pink/purple check that I have trouble pairing sometimes. I do wear mine with cream trousers sometimes, to mixed results. Try solid(or solidish) dark/charcoal greytrousers with it too though; it's an easier look to get right in my experience.




    Sticking with a variant of yesterday's pose since it a) seemed to go down well, and b) allowed for a slightly larger detail shot without making the overall pic too big.

    [​IMG]

    This wasn't what I originally planned to wear; I was originally going to use a seersucker jacket and cream linen tie with the same shirt/trousers/shoes, but it was just a bit too summery/ice-creamy for a day of sun and occasional shower so I decided to wear something a bit duller instead. Any thoughts on both this version and its hypothetical variant? Thanks!
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I just measured - post-op, it's 10" from top of pocket to bottom of jacket, but I remember we pinned it to look at it first and agreed it looked fine. I also made it clear to him that I realized there was some risk and was willing to accept the consequences if it came out looking weird. I just thought the jacket was too long beforehand, I wouldn't have worn it very much. Now I love wearing it.
     
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    sounds like it worked out for you. nice. glad you are happy with the outcome.

    to be clear, he didnt tell me he wouldnt do it, he just said, he didnt recommend it for my jacket. he felt it was fine as it was.
     
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    If I pair this cotton tie and white shirt (which has french cuffs)
    [​IMG]

    with a conservative navy banker pinstripe suit, am I breaking sartorial rules? Or can it work because it's freakin hot outside?
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Mr. Field has a great eye, I would weigh his opinion heavily in your decision. To whet your appetite and perhaps that of others, I did an interview with Mr. Field that will be posted in the coming days....
     
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    I agree, it is trickier than I thought. However, I really do love windowpanes and the fabric is really light and breatheable. I am thinking that dark grey would look ok but I also kind of like the off-white pant with it, especially with more pastel colored ties. Maybe a blue, not navy, but ligher blue color would work as well? Such as these

    http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/tropical-wool-pants-blue
     
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    indeed he does. please alert me of the article when it comes out.

    i would love to have him do bespoke for me some time.
     
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    I was joking about visual clues about RTW. Shortening the skirt of a RTW jacket will not make it look less RTW. Whether the result is deemed successful or not is often a function of the wearer's capacity to look the other way concerning faults unaddressed or more minor faults replacing major faults.
     
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    Good point. In regards to this specific jacket, I have worn 31 inch length from the BOC jackets on this thread before and have been told there were both 1) too long and 2) too short. So who the hell knows. This jacket, for whatever reason, is much longer looking than any other, which could be a function of the buttoning point, the quarters, or the fact it is a 2 button rather than 3. . The jacket would look better with the waist let out and possibly shortened a bit, it fits fine in the chest and shoulders. I will see what my tailor thinks. In either case, it was a cheap ebay purchase that I took a risk on, I won't be that upset if it is a bust as I enjoy wearing it regardless.
     
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    hey. Honorary Symposium today, so rare coat and tie fit during the summer. Pose is a hot mess and these pants are apparently too long. A tailoring we go.

    [​IMG]
     
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    My entire approach to life is based around minor faults replacing major faults.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I haven't done any kind of scientific survey on it, but it seems to me that how open the quarters of a jacket are (among many other things) has a significant impact on the perceived length of a jacket, with a more open jacket giving an appearance of a longer jacket. This is just something I have a vague impression of, that I have a kind of mental note to pay more attention to in the future, so please take with a big pile of salt, and others should feel free to correct me with their own impressions.
     
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