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. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    After seeing the photo I have officially decided to retire the SC in question. Too bad, because I really like the fabric .....
     


  2. Hampton

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    Southernstyle, those pics are suits with velvet slippers without socks. That is pretty normal to wear, then loafers.
     


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    Lattanzi...hmmm....thought the socks complimented the shoes a bit more than the picture shows...
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    Nothing wrong with slippers. But loafers and no socks...a fad. The thing is, even if you like lounging about in cafes in sockless personalised slippers (or loafers), that's not how this ensemble is working. You're 1. at work and 2. wearing a peaked three piece pin stripe. Rule breaking is fine, but it should be for a good reason of looking nice! Your customers must thing you stepped in shit on the way to work and this is the emergency cover :p

    Anyway, I'll stop persecuting your feet, none of my business. But I still like the suit - very much!
     


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    More vintage: A suit from the 1950´s from Tiger Kläder. I was really dirty smelled ugly before I washed it in water. The tie is a second hand Christian Dior
     


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    If you can have the sleeves let out it would be wearable. Kind of fashion forward due to shortness, but wearable.
     


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    Beautiful jacket Who make this grey windowpane?
     


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    Regarding socks, I think I might have a solution that will satisfy everyone.

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  9. Louis XIV

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    Gentlemen, you need to get your noses out of Victor's ass.

    Yes, he is a well dressed man.
    Yes, I do enjoy his boundless wardrobe just as much as everybody else in this forum.
    Yes, I do like him because he is commited enough to overcome his given language barrier and communicate with us through a translator and especially because he takes time to comment/thumb up on other peoples' outfits and also because he generally comes off as a nice guy.

    Yet, if he wouldn't be an obviously well off Russian businessman that made friends with his tailor that closely that he is actually photographed professionally by him on a daily basis, all off you wouldn't be as heads over heels for him as you are right now.
    Looking at his outfits, there are several things which even a small timer and forum noob like myself is able to observe:
    Unusual and unflattering wrinkles around most of his jackets' shoulders, shirt collars that don't reach under his jacket, wrinkles around his jackets' buttoning points, sometimes at least subjectively clashing colors or at least pairings which, to put it with words of Manton, make the outfit look 'washed out', poverty of contrast due to lack of different visible/distinguishable patterns/textures, spreez like unbuttoned sleeve buttons etc.
    Everybody but Victor would get shit or ignorance for details like that, yet even people who post just as regulary and with at least as much taste, think ColdEyedPugilist, upr_crust, NOBD and Spoo, need to rock an impeccable outfit to receive at best half as much thumb ups as Victor gets for every single entry.
    Members who try just as hard but simply don't have as great means not even taken into consideration.
    Guys, I appeal to all of you not to apply double standards to single members!
    Don't let this forum turn into a stage of only very few high gloss posterboys which are admired without sceptisism.
    Notice the small guys as well, give them praise for when they improve or do things right, we can learn from it just as much and it would make this forum a more diverse and overall nicer place.
     
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  10. acecow

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    :puzzled:

    He gets so much praise because:

    1) His stuff is perfectly tailored, always clean and shiny.
    2) His ensembles are often simple and effective. But even with more complexity it always works great together.
    3) His photos are well done, showing all the interesting details and showing off most angles of his outfit.
    4) He is in great shape.
    5) He has his own style.

    Seems quite legit to me.
     
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  11. Hampton

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  12. mimo

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    Albert H: that's some fearsome cloth; like it. :)


    (Acecow - yes, that's the equivalency in my mind too!)

    Louis:

    I don't know anything about this Victor dude, I'm new here, except that he's clearly trying very hard. I don't know if I'd want to put the guy down though - I mean, having someone take pictures of you to impress strangers on the internet is a bit odd, but he's hardly the only one! Some I guess are in the men's attire business and promoting themselves as part of their personal brand, others are maybe just seeking validation through an online alter ego and will never get a girlfriend. But let's face it, we're all putting up pictures or details of our own wardrobes, with varying degrees of vanity!

    Personally, I learn a lot from this place, which is why I eventually joined, to be able to ask questions about stuff I like. But considering this place is all about appearances and image, it's a bit off to get onto a guy for appearing to take himself a bit too seriously - there are plenty of others in that category too, so to turn your point around, why pick on this one? But on the other hand, I agree with your latter point: there are a lot of very elegant people on here who stick their heads above the parapet and expose themselves to ridicule, from schoolteachers to shop assistants. They all deserve equivalent admiration or abuse as appropriate!

    P.S. Acecow: what on earth has someone's body shape or photography resources got to do with his sartorial elegance? Get a room! :p
     
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  14. acecow

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    Photos: hardly anything, but in the context of this forum they allow for observing more details.
    However, being fit and in good shape has everything to do with sartorial elegance. The most important thing for looking good in a suit is losing weight for most.
     


  15. mimo

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    On the contrary, it's much more of an achievement to have a tailor make something that's well-fitting and flattering for a fat dude, or some other irregular body shape. If you're a 22 year old gym bunny, off the peg Armani is wonderful. But for most people, tailored is better. Also, if anything, formal suits often make a very lean young man look like a schoolboy in uniform. So a big shout out to all the old, fuller-figured, bearded or other non-boyish looks on this forum. Real men looking sharp - always admirable. :)
     


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