Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.
Before speaking at a scholarship fund raising luncheon.
A much needed Starbucks "fix" afterwards.
clarinetplayer, I like, if not love, all of your outfits, but I have the feeling you could improve a lot if you would experiment a bit with patterns/texture.
You seem to wear flat solids almost exclusively and while it is save and you look tidy all of the time, I think it is kind of boring.
As I don't know you it may be exactly the style you are going for given your age and profession, it's just something I notice while looking at your fit pics.
^I think CP could benefit from a little more room in the chest of his suits and some softer structure. They always seem a bit tight in the chest and the shoulders and chest piece makes it look like the jackets are made of kevlar. Perhaps if there was more room in the chest the jacket would sit better and the structure wouldn't look as apparent. Just my observations.
I knew this outfit would draw some ire because it breaches so many 'rules' - collar points not under lapels, light jacket with dark pants (navy pants no less), matchy patterns - did I miss any. As I tell my students, know the rules of design before you break them (admittedly engineering design, not clothing) so do I get a reprieve there, at least?
I said the jacket was light, not tight, and IRL it certainly isnt too tight in the chest, but my robo-pose may well make it look that way. It isnt short on me either (covers my ass, as PG would say), but the low camera position makes it appear so - I hesitated in posting the full length photo because of that distortion, but oh well. Everything else I cant argue with and I appreciate the feedback.
CP: Looks good to me. Glad to see more guys wearing bowties. The tie looks a little off-center though.
Can you smooth down the seams so they aren't sticking out and noticeable?
SeaJen, you teach industrial/engineering design?
The Braun museum with lots of pieces of Dieter Rams is in my hometown.
Have to go there again any time soon.
Victor - Outstanding shoes and briefcase, details?
The unbuttoned sleeve button and the shirt's collar do nothing for me, also, especially in the last picture, the shade of brown of tie and briefcase clashes with the belt and shoes for my eye, the rest is very nice, Victor.
CousinDonuts: "i like the jacket pattern. any colors in it?"
Here's a close-up - blue, beige, and let's say, gold? It's wool/silk/linen Brooks Brothers.
When the bag, belt and shoes one color and texture - it is extremely boring and trite.
More fun to play tones.
Nice fabric . Silk/wool or a linen mix?
I agree, but in my opinion, when pairing different colours they should not clash.
Different well paired colours > monochromous colours > poorly paired colours
Not saying the colours you chose match poorly but they do clash to MY eye.
For a classic style - maybe this variant too bold. But for casual summer style - think it is appropriate to push the different shades of brown in bold combinations.
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