HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

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  1. ABirdinHand

    ABirdinHand Active Member

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    Good advice. Thanks so much!
     


  2. patrickBOOTH

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  3. Tirailleur1

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    pB in Not-Navy... I like it.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Where did this rumor start that I don't wear anything except navy? I have an equal amount of each.
     


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    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    forgive me. I have only been around for 6 months. It's my first time seeing you in something that isn't navy
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No worries. :) A lot of people have said it.
     


  7. Tirailleur1

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    pb your suit seems abit fuller than most in sf. Are my eyes playing tricks on me or is that what your prefer?
     


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    patrickB - Nice stuff! I'm guessing some lighter 8-9oz fabric? due to the creasing on the mid-upper part of the arms. Really like the color and texture/pattern of the tie, details?
    As mentioned in the Whnays thread perhaps a ligh blue shirt would have been a better choice, just nit-picking though:)
     
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    pb, for the record i just said that bc i really liked the outfit and wanted the opinions of some of those guys in the whnay thread. i agree with you and manton, i like white squares and white shirts.

    both your last outfits have been great, some of the best in the thread recently.
     


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    Years of seeing and liking many of your shots Gnatty, but this really doesn't work for me. I'm just seeing this character from a UK comedy show :D:

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    Yes, I prefer a drapy chest and modest waist supression with a fuller british trouser. I think I am going to go even fuller on some of my next commissions with a higher waist and *gasp* forward pleats.


    This is actually the next step up, 10oz fresco I believe, you can ask member forex, he ordered it for me with a bunch of his own stuff. It is strange though, my 8-9oz fresco in navy that is floating on here somewhere seems to hold a better crease and not wrinkle as much. Very counterintuitive.


    Thanks a lot, Omar.
     
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  12. Tirailleur1

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    the full cut seems to work on you pB. You are quite skinny but carry that silhouette well. Would you say this style decision comes from your fear of wrinkles and odd lines?
     
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    Skinny! Ah! You're too kind, I am anything but. I would say I am average, but certainly not "skinny". I have been a suit wearer for a while now, and while I used to be about 30lbs skinnier I did the whole skinny suit thing and while I enjoyed it at the time I began to feel immature in it. I think getting a bit older, as well as learning about and appreciating the world of tailoring I began to see the benefits not only in appearance, but in comfort as well as how you are perceived. All in all, I feel that it looks more elegant and timeless.

    I have always preferred a more monochrome color palate, which hasn't changed much over the years so I like to express myself in textures and silhouettes.

    I think I can carry the fuller cut, because I am on the tall side, 6' 2". But then again I feel that some of the better dressers on this forum don't err on the side of tight, much the opposite. Many think looking good, or good tailoring is about how close one can get cloth to their bodies without causing ripples. This is a very amateur way to approach tailoring.
     
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    I like this quite a lot.

    Because you know what you're doing, I'm going to nitpick just a little: your preferred super-precise/clean/formal look means you really need to keep your suits well-pressed. Wrinkles and creases can be perfectly pleasant, but they're not your style. Of course, they'll always reappear, but between wearings, get them pressed. Also, your square is escaping a bit too much for what you're after.





    Messing around on the weekend...


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    Good advice, Holdfast. You're right. It was the maiden voyage for this suit and I stuffed the square in in haste for dinner last night. I agree it looks sloppy and not in a good way.
     


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