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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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  1. Johnboy

    Johnboy Senior member

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    The lighting on your pics is better here. It would be better if you stood up instead of half sat on the table, because then I would be able to see the length of your SC better.
    Really good outfit though, 3 patterns and 4 textures all nicely assimilated. Fit is perfect. I hope the colour of your SC is as in the second pic.

    Nitpick: Your asymmetric knot is cool and don't change it for anything, maybe it has just loosened itself a little since you did it as well, but if you tightened / cinched it slightly and / or moved the entire knot slightly to "your" left in the collar V it would look / be that much more awesome.
     
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  2. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    I use a HW regularly, among others. I'd say that yours is just a little pushed to one side, and really looks fine.

    But if you do think it's too thick, and still want that triangular knot, there is another option: try a Pratt/Shelby - it's extremely quick and easy once you've tried it a couple of times, makes a really neat triangle, but is smaller than a windsor/HW. I also find this useful if the tie is a bit short - I'm average height, but have a large collar size, so get this a lot especially with cheaper ties.

    I do weaken for an SF-friendly FIH or DFIH sometimes, depending on the tie (normally less formal e.g. knitted). Personally I like a neat triangle with a formal suit or just a stronger, more grown-up look. I find that whole asymmetric thing a bit trendy and precious sometimes - to my mind it's only right with a slim or knitted tie and a softer look overall. Either way, each to his own, but don't be shy about that HW - it has its place!
     
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  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Same attempt, but with a FIH.


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  4. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I haven't used a pratt in a long time and I don't know if I can even remember how to do one. But I will look it up and give it a try.
     
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    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    There is no way in the world the buttoning point should be 5cm lower - that would put it just above his belt. And that would suck.

    Buttoning point is perfectly fine and, if anything, is on the low side of tasteful.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Definitely looks better. At this point, I reserve a lot of thicker ties for spread collars. Details on the tie? I feel like I've seen it before, but I can't place it.
     
  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    If it is any indication, I have kept the tie in a FIH after taking that picture.

    The tie is from TTB. Pretty good deals to be had if you can sift through the chaff to find the better patterns.

    http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page...es.asp&pg=1&categoryIds=31,61&optionValueIds=
     
  8. williamson

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    Not sure about this one!
    The sweater is great and the jacket's material is wonderful, but I think that a proper hat like the one you are wearing goes better with a full-length coat, while a short outerwear jacket might look better with a cap (aesthetic proportions).
     
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  9. Spode

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    I agree with the above. It looks nice, but the hat seems quite out of place.
     
  10. RDiaz

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    Thanks. I was having a hard time finding decent braces with braid ends rather than leather tabs, though £55 for a pair of elastic braces seems a bit excessive... [​IMG]
     
  11. aravenel

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    Nice fit, Benjamin. You should post more. +1 to the sock comments though... :)
     
  12. upr_crust

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    Props to you for rising to the challenge, and putting your jpegs where your mouth is.

    My only comments are that a solid colored shirt would be a more harmonious match for your tie - the pattern of your shirt is fighting a bit with your tie as shown. As for no socks with cap toe balmorals, that is a ridiculous affectation, but you do live in LA, the land of ridiculous affectations - it would be impossible not to be infected.
     
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    Seasonal temperatures and no wetness from above for NYC today. Being in a controversial mode, I am practicing the dreaded sin of "loafers with a suit". Colors are most accurate on the close-up of suit, shirt and tie.

    Suit, shirt, shoes - BB
    Tie - Turnbull & Asser
    Cufflinks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Topcoat - JAB
    Hat - Selentino
    Scarf - Johnston's of Elgin

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  14. Stugotes

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    Had to quote this again, best outfit of the last few dozen pages/since PSG! Love everything here. Also, the fit may be (kinda) judged by the fact that he's sitting, holding up a camera and still no collar gap.
     
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    its too early toosday.

    Corneliani
    Finamore
    Hermes.
     
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  16. mimo

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    Presumably why you got dressed in the dark?

    Nice jacket though. :)
     
  17. DerekS

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    come on. a one line jab is useless without some feedback. unless youre just trying to be an asshole. which is fine too. :) but id appreciate some thoughts.
     
  18. mimo

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    Ah, I'm just messing. I think that bold stripe and cold tone on the shirt is too "city" for the jacket - solid twill or something might be nicer, I don't like that the PS and tie match so much, and I just plain don't like the tie either in colour or pattern, as a matter of my personal taste. Apart from that, I'm just being a dick because I'm bored. But I really do like that jacket, and you're a good sport. [​IMG]
     
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  19. DerekS

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    I agree on all points. I guess i HOPED it worked better than i thought. I havent worn the tie in ages....and ive fallen into a habit of pairing the same shit together...so i try to force things to work that obviously dont. And i think im a good sport because im easily as much of a dickhead as you. :lol::lol:
     
  20. mimo

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