Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.
He's not wearing a jacket. You want him to put a PS in his shirt pocket?
His shirt doesn't have a pocket. The PS would have to be glued/pinned, or inserted between placket buttons.
That said, I believe his tie is informal enough for this kind of look to work on a young man. +1 on the shoe hate, though.
No, add black tie. Over-skinny trendy lounge suit with matching skinny tie, even if black, does not qualify. If you don't have black tie (or "tuxedo" as I believe it's known in the colonies), then don't be half-assed about it. Wear a lounge suit and tie that's inherently a nice colour combination. Then get a proper dinner suit when you can. Otherwise you end up looking like an undernourished undertaker's assistant. Like your attitude though, and don't be offended, I am a dick when I'm bored. And sometimes when I'm not. But then that's what the internet's for, eh?
Bold clothes - whose are they? Jacket's just too small, pulling from every direction. Shirt wide open is for Elvis, and he IS dead. If it doesn't fit, get a new one. Give the sunglasses back to your nephew. Pink trousers..ah..whatever. And show us your shoes next time - the foundation of all that is good (or bad). Admire your bravery though, and your girlfriend is hot so you must be doing something right (but I don't like those ruffled blouses).
Nice tie, nice jacket, nice shoes, nice everything almost - and balanced so well. But why the hobo trousers? Moleskins are fine with hunting jackets and flannel shirts, but let the the side down when the rest of your outfit is so much sharper.
Darker trousers would work better; you're right - charcoal flannel maybe? Great jacket though; overall win still.
Too fitted for my taste, but I don't have your slender figure. Dandy is dandy...this is a real statement!
Albert, I'm a big fan of your crazy peacock combos. This is pushing every possible limit but you seem so comfortable in these combos the you must be a rock star in your local community. Just one thing that occurred to me: have you ever considered auditioning to be the next "Doctor Who"? The scarf is maybe the thing...a bit Tom Baker. You are one cool Swede.
Sr Diaz you have a really distinctive, consistent personal style about you. And I like it very much.
That bright stripe with the flat dark suit does have a touch of uniform about it. The PS breaks it up, but doesn't quite fit for me. By your stratospheric standards, this one is not quite there for me. But only because you set the bar so high usually. That's a fantastic shirt collar - details please?
SB, your tweedage is simply incredible. I don't know where you get your stuff, but every one of your combos seems to ooze quality and status. I bow to your country-classic awesomeness. Nice colour combo too - right up my street.
So this is Luftvier-casual, huh? You can tell a lot about a man by what he wears off duty. This is serious. Respect to your very high standards; I like.
Those low-riding skinny jeans make your legs look short and bowed. Denim is a disgrace anyway; try a more classic fitting chino or cord maybe if you want to do jacket-casual? It is a lovely jacket though, and the fit looks great from here.
Oh you painfully trendy young man, you! In five years you will look at this picture and think you looked a dick. But actually, you don't, it's just the price of trying to be fashionable - you look great for about five minutes. Roll your damn sleeves down, the jeans are nasty, and the shoes created by Satan's own sulphorous hand. Nice shirt, though, and I rather like the tie too. My two penn'rth: jacket no tie > tie no jacket.
Everything's too small, don't like the tie, pink jeans for DINNER, really?! And that big watch strap thing...ugh. The whole evil package just screams "fashion victim". But I'm just old and bitter because I'm no longer eighteen, and used to dress even worse when I was. Anyone over 30 will think you look a tool. Anyone under 21 will think you're making a big statement, and either want to punch you or sleep with you. Enjoy your youth!
Dr Spoo: blissfully elegant as usual, but two things. Firstly, perhaps the PS matches the tie and shirt a little too precisely? It's all lovely though. But secondly, really, a tie and no socks. I just can't get past that. This sockless business just makes me feel physically ill. I'm sorry, I genuinely find it repellent, especially when the rest is such a paragon of effortless elegance.
Jesus wept. You've got some balls, young man, they just appear to be where your eyes should be. You'd better be the boss wherever you work, or someone's going to choke on his donut when he sees you. Love the attitude, can't digest the outfit though.
First: the professor from "Back To The Future". Crazy stuff. Can't decide if I like it or hate it.
Second: nerd. Not moving me.
Third: quintessential gentlemanly elegance. Hard to carry off all those patterns, but with the white shirt, the muted related-but-never-matching colours, and the sheer loveliness of each item, it works. A+, a total win, I love it. Details please?
Well-spotted. I like the trousers a lot but not in this combination. Trousers are the weak point in my wardrobe. Basically, I have suits, and then I have denim. It's partly because I really hate conventional (baggy and ill-fitting) men's trousers. I would buy everything that Epaulet sells, or have trousers made to measure, if I could afford it... so it will just have to happen slowly.
I hear you. The slimmer trousers these days often seem to have very low waists, giving the limited choice of baggy for old farts, or low-slung nut-grabbers for boy bands.
Shoes, I get (still gonna get worn a lot. I'm surprised nobody has compared them to bowling shoes). Shirt not being rough enough to go with jeans, I get. Not wearing a tie with jeans, I get.
Don't wear a tie without a jacket, I can sort of see. But I don't think I'll look like a cellphone salesperson if the shirt and tie are nice enough. Be that as it may, I don't understand the disapproval of rolled up sleeves. I think it creates better lines and broadens the chest when you roll them up. Pretty sure I'm not going to change my mind about this, but I'd love to hear the other side.
The pocket square...I'm not sure anyone gets. Maybe use it to cover my shoes?
On a different note, what I wore to Chuseok dinner today. With chinos (from SF favorite Banana Republic) and brown loafers from Johnston & Murphy. Not pictures because a) hard to take full body pictures of myself without a tripod and b) mostly because the pants have already been taken off. So now you guys all know my undressing order. Shoes, pants, check Style Forum, sweater, tie, shirt. That's the order you guys do it, right?
In Stitches, this is for you. That's the tie which confounds me.
Side note: new tailor for the shirt. I'm not pleased with the fact that the blue line makes an appearance at the tip of one of the collar points. Is there anything they could have done to avoid this?
1. Tie no jacket. It's trendy, it's not a terrible sin. I just think jacket no tie looks better; more timeless as casual style. You are wearing jeans and comedy shoes; you don't look like a salesman.
2. Rolled up sleeves: it's wrong because you look like you've been doing the washing up. Or (as you're wearing a tie), that you're a vet and you've had to take off your jacket and roll up your sleeves to deliver a lamb, having been called out from your casual dinner date. There is nothing wrong with your proportions as far as I can see, that a good meal would't sort out. Leave your shirt alone.
3. Pocket square: I don't get it either. And shirts should not have pockets anyway, unless they are short-sleeved, polyester and worn by a ratty-moustachioed and anally-retentive factory foreman who uses it to store his collection of pens and indigestion tablets.
4. I don't really give a shit where your chinos come from. As they're such a generic item, I would hope only that they fit you. And aren't pink. At least not for dinner. Almost as bad as a sweater and loafers for the same. I take it a major takeaway franchise was involved?
5. The solution to your shirt issue is not to have requested such a hideous stripe. I like the shape though.
6. Keep that tie for the lacrosse/badminton/sewing club from which it clearly originates.
7. I like that you're not being bullied into conformity. Wear it and be damned, as long as you feel great.
Kiton, though I'm not the world's biggest fan of that tie.
and most assuredly not pink. And Isabelle's the Butcher. Which I (as a Texan, so I feel I know beef...especially being a vet and all ^_^) feel is better than Peter Luger's for porterhouse (an opinion seconded by the three New Yorkers I know that have eaten at both places).
Please don't shoot at me. I suggested to replace the jeans/tie with a pocket square witout a tie, assuming that you were wearing a jacket... Wearing a tie without a jacket is beyond the limits of my sartorial imagination
By the way, it is a beautiful shirt and an interesting tie!
Too lazy to retake the photo with all pocket flaps showing.
Mimo, your comments made my day
The pic must be deceiving though bc the watch is 36mm with 18mm strap - very small. And the pants...yes they're pink but not jeans. They're a pale pink Brooks Brothers Milano. My daughter loves the color haha..
I like these colors a lot. And you pull off a bow tie well. I've never worn one but your second pic makes me think I should give it a shot.
@Claghorn, you are right, my mind created the jacket. Apparently the wine over lunch and the sun helped a lot... I violated the great rule: do not post under the influence
Favorite tie: wool Ferragamo
Great lapel width and height. Brands should take note.
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