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. Jeff M

    Jeff M Active Member

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    I might do a v-neck with a button up, I won't wear a tie unless it is a more formal occasion or I get a better job, the place I work now is business casual so I don't want to go too formal. I have my eye on some AEs on ebay right now, so don't worry the better shoes are coming. In the meantime I have some other oxfords that I can wear that don't have the raised toes. Regardless of what others may think, I like the hat, I am going to trade the one in that picture for a smaller size, it is a tad too big.
     
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  2. Anden

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    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    DB + tie + suit = fully acceptable in many places of the world, everything else is a matter of taste.

    I don't usually wear DB's with suits, but I think it looks great when done right.

    4 in hand works with any collar spread, if it needs to be bigger there is always the double 4IH.

    This is also a matter of taste, but I have never seen an outfit with a Windsor knot that I don't think would have been improved by switching it for a 4IH. Not trying to preach here, it's just my humble opinion.
     


  4. Jeff M

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    That Peter guy doesn't have it tied in a very good knot, I think he could tidy that up a bit. This is a windsor and it looks great because it is tied properly and worn with a wider collar


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    It always annoys me that Harvey opts for the Windsor and not the (D)FIH.
     


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    I like the new Spoo. Absolutely killed it today.
     


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    By the way,who cut the most recent suit (striped with ticket pocket), it looks great. Better than the NSM suit, not that NSM is bad.
     


  8. Cantabrigian

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    A button down can look great with a suit - not a pin / pencil stripe but it can soften the look a bit and be 100% appropriate.

    The 'waves' as you so n00bishly put it are the collar's roll. That shirt or at least that photo does, in fact have a horrible roll. But one bad example does not mean its bad in all instances.

    90% of my shirts are spread collars but BDs have a time and a place even with suits.
     


  9. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    My "harsh negative feedback": The hat might work with some jeans and a shirt. It looks silly here. The point about collars made elsewhere is totally right, but beyond that, just because you play golf, doesn't mean you should always look like you're about to. Frankly, golfers look quite silly in any other context. And yes, the shoes are absolutely hideous - glued soles, pointy toes poking in the air. Burn them. If there's one thing you can change to look twice as good, in my view it's shoes. Maybe I'm exaggerating, but I think they define you more than any other single item of clothing.

    Don't worry though. You are, as others have mentioned, in a soup of uptight, waspish, vain, shallow self-absorption here. Failing to conform is seen as a genuine character flaw by some. I still find it funny when people say "study" and "lurk" and "try to learn from.." as if imitating a couple of members on here could be the panacea for style magnificence. Be yourself, and don't be afraid to piss people off. There are a couple of other recent posters who have a very distinctive style that has ruffled some opinions - take a look. One even has shoes that nobody likes BUT they are not awful shoes. Just awful taste. And that is always subjective. Yours are empirically crap, which is different.

    I'd say don't worry about the labels (especially if the label is Hollister!), be trendy for now if you want, but classic will last you years, and most of all, get a pair of shoes. You can get genuinely very good shoes for under $200. The problem is, when you do, you'll immediately want some for $500, etc., and the rot starts there. But you'll look great!

    Oh, and welcome. There are a few, like any internet forum, who make up for their abusive relationships with their mothers by insulting strangers gratutiously on the internet. Ignore it, it's their insecurity and kinder of you to pretend not to notice. Good luck. :)


    *sigh* That schoolboy four-in-hand is the fashion, like skinny ties and narrow lapels. It looks fine, but it won't last. A neat, triangular windsor (or half windsor, I think technically in my case), is timeless.

    Personally, I use the button down when I'm not wearing a tie - with or without a jacket. To me, it's a little informal for a suit, but not wrong, and I have occasionally. But usually the whole purpose for me of buttons is to keep your collar nice when you're not wearing a tie.

    That said, every country's different. In the US it seems quite common and a distinctively American style, like having a centre vent on a suit. I always have a double, and occasionally single on a sports jacket. But I wouldn't say one is wrong; maybe just transatlantic idiosyncrasies. I put the button down in the same category; each to his own and for God's sake, wouldn't it be boring if we all dressed the same?
     
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    Well Harvey is my second example of how a bad knot ruins the look. He´s got the most amazing clothing and the finishes it with an ugly knot. It is not tasteful. It is not powerful. It is just ugly.
     


  11. mimo

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    A quick one,...cast away...


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    (Yeah I know, the collar points....these shirts are toast when the new ones arrive)

    Info:

    Jacket: 150s, bespoke but not great
    Shirt: cotton, fine blue stripe, doesn't really show. Not bad, but the collar is irritating...
    Tie: Aquascutum, wool herringbone
    PS: generic. cotton
    Trousers: disposable M&S
    Socks: Gammarelli (unbelievably luxurious for the price; recommended)
    Shoes: Church's



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  12. Cantabrigian

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    The problem is that this is Styleforum people expect some minimum amount of effort, if not knowledge. If you spent 10 seconds looking at the MC casual style thread, you would not have posted this.

    Why? You have a seagull on your sweater and your pants are so long you could trip over them if your shoes didn't extend 4" beyond your toes.

    That sounds harsh because what you need is tough love. There are a lot of college kids here who dress well for little $.

    Since this may be the worst thing I've ever seen in this thread, I'll actually do something to help - if you're a size 9 and will pay shipping from the UK, I'll give you a pair of brown AE Park Ave-s. (they're rain shoes so they're a little beat up but will work great with some TLC)

    PM me if that's your size.
     


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    Saw him on Nyhetsmorgon yesterday - he looked like a pundare (dope-head). Who wouldn't though, he was interviewing some hag about a blonde TV-wife being kicked out of a hotel.

    T'is good we have Ernst though.
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    Boy is he handsome.
     


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    All 50 + men hates (fears) Ernst. I think he is a bit of fresh air...
     


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    It is good you like the hat. I don´t. Men over 65 might pull it of but not you and not with that outfit.
     


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