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. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    max, feel free to wear what you like buddy, but that fit will never get approval here, no matter what your explanation. just my 2 cents.
     
  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you are a big guy, that explains the pleats. But if you are a big guy, a well fitting jacket is your friend. Shirt-tie-no jacket is not your friend (and again, I like shirt-tie-no jacket...but you have to be slim and everything has to be perfect).
     
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  3. sugarbutch

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    It's hard to be diplomatic, but basically, the black dress shirt is an automatic fail, the tie is approaching execrable, and the pants don't belong in any outfit which also contains a tie. In general, don't wear a tie without a jacket unless you want to look like you're a junior salesman at a car dealership.

    But, keep trying. Most of us have improved by getting savaged here.
     
  4. Maximator

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    @ Claghorn, and stitch, Back to the proverbial drawing board then...

    Yes, I'm a big guy, (6'8" and 240lb). Both the shirt and the pants are actually MTM, but they where measured when I was about 12 pounds heavier. I tried the jacket that I have(a black one) and it looked awful in combination with the pants.

    Yes, new belt is on order.

    Just out of curiosity, why are dark shirts and brighter ties usually a faux pa? Isn't the point to create a contrast, and if so, which of the two is the light one shouldn't really matter, right? Why are black dress shirts so bad?

    The reason I wear a shirt and tie without a jacket is that it makes things more formal, which given the level of work dress in this country would make me look rather awkward. Especially where I work now.

    Last but not least, thanks for all the advice. As Confucius so famously said: Even a 1000 mile journey starts with a single step.

    Maximator.

    Ps, When my GF saw the picture of Stitch's outfit at the top of the page, she asked me "Why is there a picture of you(aka me) here" Took her a minute to realize that it wasn't me. So yea, we do have the exact same beard, I guess...
     
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    If the full suit is a three-piece, posting a pic of it may make the entire site blow up. (holy buckets!)
     
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    I am 6"8 250 Max so I feel you.. but Im still able to find stuff..not easy though with my 8-9 inch drop.... I feel like I had a basic understanding of color.. being I don't really wear in your face bold colors. I like to keep things simple. Black is so hard to do though and a black shirt really does not work in the day time or with a tie.. looks very bar-mitzvah'ish...its all about experimenting and finding what works for you.. so keep trying friend..
     
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    i recall him posting when he got it, 2 piece.
     
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    :lookaround: I still think we might need a warning...
     
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    Not making an excuse, but living in China, where the average man is over a foot shorter than you, and at least 70 pounds lighter, it makes things more difficult. Department stores are in 99% of the cases out of the question because the pants are too short. So yea. The only way for me is MTM. Even if I find something that fits around the waist, the legs are going to be way to short.
     
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    relaxed and easy-going's a bit of a theme lately- subdued, casual work rig.



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    is the tie hober? if so, i think i have the same. i love it.

    i think the rig is ohkay, but all the blue seems to be pretty much the same shade, needs some variation i think.
     
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    @maximator

    In general, I think the shirt is supposed to be the lightest piece of clothing in a fit (though pastels with really light pants in the summer might be an exception). It generally looks better, though I can't provide the aesthetic analysis as to why; I can only tell you that that isn't just SF groupthink...I've felt that way with conviction long before I lurked and registered.

    Then get everything mtm. I recall you posting in the Happiness thread that you just got a substantial raise. If you want to look good, I'd put some of that money towards that (if you want to be smart, I wouldn't and proceed to save).

    A black jacket is not very versatile. Basically, you can only wear them at night with matching trousers. It looks out of place otherwise. I know you live in Asia (so do I), and that the average take on Western style is...well....not very good (cultural relativism, I know, I know, nobody jump down my throat). I'm average size (5'10, 69 kilos, 30 in waist), and I have a hard time finding clothes that fit me here. A few higher end department stores carry some good western brands, but other than that, everything is mtm or eBay.
     
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    Claghorn, your faith is something to behold.
     
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    Where can I find one of these beautiful suits you speak of?
     
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    in spoos closet.
     
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