HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

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  1. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Claghorn, with such a sportcoat (which is very nice, by the way) I think the most important factor is to keep the tie casual. It looks like a black and white houndstooth, right? If so, most colors will work. Try some wool knits, challis, ancient madder... and avoid white shirts with it. You did well with the herringbone, too.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Black white...and olive. It's the olive that make it tricky.

    And yeah, one thing I've become aware of in these last few months of forum membership is matching levels of formality. I had already been getting my jackets tailored before joining, and I had a decent eye for color. But I was wearing very formal shirts with very informal jackets, or formal shirts with informal ties. Understanding the importance formality in different elements of the outfit is probably the biggest thing I've learned so far (and I'm sure I'll learn quite a bit more)
     
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    Have a nice week, gentlemen.

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    Pattern cacophony!
    Wool SC, cotton shirt, ancient madder tie, silk PS, corduroy pants
     
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    Yes, actually most often that I have seen they don't look good on shorter guys. They usually look better on taller guys > 185cm where there is a bit more torso to play with and length of legs to offset the apparent length of the jacket. Button placement is also very important on a 3 button in that the second or middle button is the primary one.
     


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    Cold day in Russia and slightly disheveled.

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    Unfortunately I agree that it's a cacophony. Certainly the worst fit I have seen from you of late (and I only say this because you usually get things pretty much dead right): there is no coherence between the top and the bottom halves of the outfit, the cord pants are significantly too casual for the rest, the tie doesn't seem to work with the jacket (I can't quite work out why) and the shirt is just not nice.
     
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    ^ If I just had a clean solid blue shirt... I knew skipping yesterday's laundry would do more harm than good [​IMG]

    The patterns clash badly, but everything here is casual in nature though; the madder tie, bold striped shirt, check SC, multi-coloured square. cord pants and brogue shoes. I don't think it's incoherent? [​IMG]
     
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    This is an extremely roomy fit by SF standards, but I think it works really well on your build. Excellent.
     
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    Great outfit, although like most people on here, I prefer pairing grey suits with light blue rather than white shirts (cf. http://www.styleforum.net/t/309772/how-to-wear-a-white-shirt), especially when considering the brown tie.

    Herringbone shirts work in all contexts, but I'm generally not a fan.
     


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    Very, very good.
     


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    diaz - the new tie looks great!
     


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    bottom right in collage, is overcoat and pants, overcoat not pictured in full length shot.

    plz no comments on the disgraceful state fo my front lawn. hope to fix that come spring. thnx.

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    I will prefer a more causal usage of the tweed suit e.g. Turtle neck


    This is very good, everything works really well even without a pocket square
     
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    i would appreciate it, if you would keep my profession private.

    thanks, i pretty much never wear one. not my steez. SUCK IT DEREKS!


    lol, thanks.

    i like cuffs just fine, but at present, i dont cuff my flat front pants, only pleated pants. i just got a new pair today, and am considering giving it a try. very hesitant though. its like breaking years of custom for me.

    im scared. :freeze:
     
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