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. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    They are Belfiore, i believe they only have a shop in Milan on Belfiore street, the quality is just awesome while the price is very good, around 170 or so euros iirc.

    edit: i've checked their site they seem to have a e-shop http://www.calzaturebelfiore.com/index.php
     
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  2. RDiaz

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    Hmm.. I actually tried on a 40R, but it seemed way, way too long. It reached past the tips of my thumbs, and I have long arms, so you can imagine it made me look really short legged. When measuring for jacket length I usually pay attention to proportion between torso and legs, and nothing else. The buttoning point was spot-on on the regular, but the length was beyond alterable...

    I have the same problem with single breasted coats anyways. I like the waist and button placements on regulars, but have to get shorts because of my height. That's the problem of being exactly in the middle point between S and R [​IMG]
     
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  3. in stitches

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    that sounds lovely! sucks about the rain tho. :(


    no p! looks good. i love the shape of that DB, and it looks great on you.
     


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    By way of hopefully compensating for my rather cobbled-together outfit of earlier today, something marginally more thought-through for going out in a bit. Sorry for the lighting/compensatory image-processing but it's already getting dark here. Trousers are actually dark chocolate brown velvet and the v-neck is a dark green. Shirt & square recycled from what I was wearing earlier.


    [​IMG]
     
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    I like this, but it would look even better if you gave your hanky a slight upward pull. It looks a bit downtrodden next to those huge (but wonderful!) lapels.
     


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    Yeah, the button stance is definitely too high. Looks OK, though.
     
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    I believe Manton's point was more that he couldn't think of a single instance where a different color wasn't a superior choice to navy. In this outfit, chestnut or chocolate brown pants would look even better, IMO.
     
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    I see zero reasons for apologies, even the less than clean-shaven face.
     


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    That is a fantastic coat.
     


  10. in stitches

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    personally, i have never been a huge fan of the critique, "this is nice, BUT, would look better with different color PS/pants/socks/underwear......"

    imo, many times, if it looks good, it looks good. maybe the person has a certain item, and they want to wear it. or they got sick of gray/brown pants and wanted a new color. its like saying, you look good, but it would be even better if you were wearing a totally different outfit that also looks good, but might be better (well that is an exaggeration).

    no hate, ivar, just something i wanted to get of my chesticles, and i used your post as a soap box.

    /rant
     


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    I would agree with your assessment that the button stance could have stood to be a bit lower - 3 cm would have made a world of difference - but as it stands, the jacket looks fine, and it is a proper length for you, either by the position of your thumb joints to the hem, or to the fact that it (I will posit, since I can't see behind you) covers your rear correctly. A shorter jacket would have looked much worse on you.
     


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    Yeah I'm not sure if I shouldn't really have bought the regular - it seemed way, and I mean waaay too long, but there was also quite a bit of space between the pockets and the hem so maybe it could have been shortened. I do, however, feel that a DB looks better with more space between pockets and hem, and that's why I went with the short; don't know if that's right or wrong. The button stance was about 3-4 cm lower on the regular. Another important reason to go with the short was the armholes; they were really low on the regular, and I hate that.

    The sleeves on this one were shortened a little so I can't return it... Fortunately, I still love how it looks, but will take your oppinions into account for future DB purchases. If my upcoming MTM single breasted coat turns out well, I might comission a DB as well. Thank you gents. [​IMG]
     
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    Diaz, great looking shoes, what are they?
     


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    As I said in an earlier post, my over all impression was that the jacket looked to be on the short side. After having stared at the photo a little more, I think it's the short "top" (the part above the buttoning point) that causes the odd look. So even if the jacket is of proper length, the top/bottom "balance" (in lack of a better description) is off because of the high buttoning point and messes up the image of the jacket as a whole. But trust me, I have all kinds of sympathies for problems like this as I am tall (as in very tall) and run into these problems all the time when trying OTR suits/SCs.

    Keeping my fingers crossed that your MTM works out :D
     
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    There's absolutely nothing wrong with saying to someone that one element of their otherwise perfectly formed outfit is off - indeed that is often the most helpful thing to me - sometimes I really didn't realise that the trousers I had chosen looked even worse than I had throught. Okay, so the fact that sometimes we already know that this is a problem might make it annoying to have it pointed out, but if we don't want anyone to say anything, why post in this thread at all? And even if you or I don't think we need to be told - and personally, I'm not sure I can claim that - it certainly helps other people to understand what works and what doesn't.
     


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