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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. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    CEP: I don't think there's anything wrong with Victor's collar - it's not really a cutaway, hence the points showing. In that sense, I think it's the right level of casual formality to match the other elements you rightly mentioned. I think the problem is that it's white, against a white pocket square, a casual suit with a formal colour (blue), and an almost-matching blue tie. Two cool, formal colours, that are both too cold for the more casual style, and too matching. I think this is what's creating the dissonance you mention.

    My suggestion would be to change the colour or texture of the shirt to something softer - a fine gingham, subtle stripe, or some kind of flannel if the climate allows. Moving the tie out of the same colour family - perhaps to rust, dark brown, even something burgundy/reddish, would help enormously. Alternatively the spell could also be broken by simply changing the crisp white linen square for a foppish paisley silk in, say, burgundy and gold - to pick up the loafers, tie them into the clothes, and break up the white vs blue duopoly. :)
     


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    Something to offend everyone's sensibilities today - a black suit (albeit striped), worn with a Charvet tie, and black ostrich leg cowboy boots (for a practical reason - I want to get them shined, and the easiest way for them to get to my office is on my feet).

    Suit - BB GF Regent
    Shirt - BB
    Tie - Charvet
    PS - Ashear
    Cufflinks - New & Lingwood
    Boots - Star Boots

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    Nice pocket square tie combo...but Those boots [​IMG]
     


  4. Holdfast

    Holdfast Stylish Dinosaur

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    Tricksy weather to dress for with plenty of intermittent warm sunshine but a little chilly whenever clouds come over. Certainly not summery, but not be properly autumnal either. So a similarly-mixed outfit to go with that climatic confusion...

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    I presume you generally wear the boots with appropriately cut trousers?


    I'm hurt. I normally aim for African dictator and have been since 2010

    I thought "keyboard warrior" more sensible than my original label of "keyboard warrior princess." But it's nice of you to have liked it, nonetheless



    Thanks to all those who complimented me, no matter their opinions of my shirt
     


  6. mimo

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    Here's my own camp, colourful combo of the day - just to show I can take it as well as dish it out!


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    Mr Crust: correct! The boots are truly offensive! But a splendid ensemble as usual if I just scroll your feet out of view. I appreciate the practicalities of the situation though, but just one thing: should cowboy boots really by shined, as in proper shiny-shined? I'd think a clean, yes, but perhaps a dull glow of dubbin once in a while would be more in keeping with their utilitarian origins?

    Mr Fast: there is something ever so slightly disturbing about your grin. But I have to say your outfit is a lovely collection of "country gent about town". I would only suggest dropping the tie down a notch or two, to perhaps a knitted one? That light colour and bold stripe is in fisticuffs with your nice shirt. I do like the shoes in particular - could you tell us about them please? I see Carmina make something similar in their standard range, are these they? But I guess there are a lot of suede spectators around - do tell.

    Mr Microwave: good grief. The trews are rather bold, but as a healthy young man I'm sure that's the point. I rather like them actually. They are a touch long though - seems they're breaking a little under the knee. Get them taken up. Ditto the sleeves on your blazer, but not too much, and leave the rest. It's a little tight around the middle, but that's the fashion these days and it doesn't look out of place on you. However, it would be no kindness to you to pull punches when it comes to that shirt. It's absolutely awful: short sleeved shirts with pockets are for factory foremen at work, it doesn't fit you, the collar is hideous, and you'd do yourself a service by burning it immediately and buying a man's shirt. There, I said it. Now, you've kept us guessing in the shoe department. Tell us what you've got - the overall picture is barely half done without that important detail. :)
     


  8. JVina721

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    Hey guys,

    This is my first post in here. I usually wear ties, but Miami is hot as hell and I just wasn't feeling it this weekend. Anyways, I'm new to the suit game so go easy on me! But any advice or criticism is welcomed.


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  9. mimo

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    Hard to say how it all fits with your hands in your pockets - shoulders look too big, but it could just be that they're bunched up by your stance. Nothing wrong with the colours, although considering you're tieless, brown-loafered and casual, change the colour of either the shirt of pocket square so it's not so matching. It's a pleasant overall combination.

    Apart from that, just the obvious: put your sleeves back down. Yes, Don Johnson did it (in Miami), but if you're not old enough to remember that, then take my word for it that he looked a dick the first time round too. :)
     
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    LMAO thanks for the tip about the sleeves. Message received. As far as the shoulders, I think its the padding of the jacket but they do pop out a bit. I'm not sure if they're too big or not. How would I be able to tell?
     


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    NVM Mimo. I saw your post above me and some of your other posts. It seems you have no idea what you're talking about, so I'll wait for someone who does. Those socks are an eye F**k.
     


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    Yep, you've just confirmed what almost everyone was thinking: you have no idea what you are talking about at all. How about posting your opinion a bit less, lurking more, and paying some attention to what the better dressed forum members do, for say, a few months to a year.
     


  14. mimo

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    That's right chaps, get it out of your system. I'll throw them, you hit them. :)
     


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    5 posts and telling others they don't have a clue what they are talking about? What have this thread become? :violin:
    For what it's worth, Mimo went to easy on you with his comment, please read the Styleforum 101.
     


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