HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

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  1. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Phone vs grubby mirror vs 3-button blue linen. I think these trousers are still a touch too long and too wide, like the other two linen suits, although looks better with the turn-up somehow?

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  2. upr_crust

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    Today's tie color anticipates Halloween.

    Suit - BB
    Shirt - Lewin
    Tie - Andrew's Ties
    PS - Robert Talbott
    Cufflinks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Watch chain - vintage
    Shoes - To Boot Adam Derrick

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    I see your shoe laces are very matchy matchy [​IMG] with your jacket lapel buttonhole stitching today mimo, also please convert to reef knots in the shoe laces, granny knots are unbecoming a gent of your stature [​IMG] . You will know you have reef knots when your bows naturally lay across your shoes and not forward / backward as they are in this pic.
     


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    thankfully mimo at least has the courtesy of warning people in advance about his personality by dressing accordingly. loud and obnoxious.

    contrast button hole est index animi.
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

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    I think the trousers are too long, but I think the width looks good. I think if they didn't bag as much they would drape better and look cleaner. The jacket looks slightly snug, maybe letting out the sides a bit could help. In the future I think a larger chest size woulld help the overall shape with tailoring. I would also opt for slightly wider lapels and maybe a 2 button, or a 3 hard roll 2.
     


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    Tried to take a full-length shot today. Not sure it helps much, though:
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    Suit: Vintage Austin Reed
    Tie: Holliday & Brown
    PS: Drake's
    Shirt: Belisario MTM
    Sweater: Wolsey
    Shoes: Barker Lincoln
     
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  7. mimo

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    Argh! "Matchy-Matchy" - one of the seven deadly SF sins! They're different colours actually; the stitching's quite purple, the laces more burgundy. But I get what you mean. Anyway, they're far enough apart in real life and I skipped the raspberry socks today for fear of just that! That thing about shoelaces though: honestly, it had never occurred to me - thank you. I kind of like the way they sit diagonally across my shoes, especially when they're a contrast colour. But I'll definitely try is the other way around like you said, especially when I'm a little more formal. Thanks for the tip, seriously. [​IMG]




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    Quote: I think the trousers are too long, but I think the width looks good. I think if they didn't bag as much they would drape better and look cleaner. The jacket looks slightly snug, maybe letting out the sides a bit could help. In the future I think a larger chest size woulld help the overall shape with tailoring. I would also opt for slightly wider lapels and maybe a 2 button, or a 3 hard roll 2.

    Re. trousers, I think you might be right, the width is definitely exaggerated when they're a bit long. The jacket's quite a comfortable fit actually, on all three of these, but you have a point on the short, narrow lapel, it does kind of sit up and give that effect. The other two suits from this set are two buttons; just wanted to try something different with this one. Thanks.
     
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    Ping, you look nice. I just think the jacket is slightly snug (could just be the sweater?), and trousers too long and could use a good press.
     
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    And that's cool. It's got nothing to do with price BTW - I actually think JCrew stuff is rather overpriced for what it is and having tried and sent back a couple of pairs of their trousers, I think they are (perhaps were) rather disappointing - so I was just surprised that you wear them when you have access to a seemingly endless supply of anything you want whatever the price! It's more that, personally, I don't like think they go particularly well with the outfits you've been wearing them in compared to other choices you've made in the recent past - and this BTW is a really minor point, because you still look many times better than almost anyone else on here.
     
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    Thanks for the comments, they are spot on. The apparent snuggness (is that even a word?) of the jacket is partly due to me having my hand in the pocket (the jacket in unvented which exaggerates the pulling) and partly due to the sweater. Trousers have a tendency to drop from my waist to my hip and hence look too long (I probably should spend more time in the gym :embar: ). Alternatively, I really should stop wearing belts withs suits and switch to braces instead, which would alleviate those problems.
     


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    Felt it time to dust off the Official Style Forum Parker Stripe...


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    I don't like the square with that tie. Also, horizontal stripes are only good for knit ties, that looks casual enough, I guess.
     


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    Hopefully better than yesterday (which was bad).

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    that is a knit tie... tight weave.
     
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    i like that. hard to see the tie, but the rig looks good.


    i like this a lot.
     


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