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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. DonCologne

    DonCologne Senior member

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    Thank for your advice.

    The problem are probably the fotos I made. The colour is not grey it´s a light blue. Jacket has no solid pattern, it´s what we call in german "Pfauenauge" which means "peacock butterfly". I don´t know if that the right name in english. Here is a foto from the pattern and colour:

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    So thats why I think it´s a odd jacket and I react a little bit astonished when you call it "orphaned suit jacket".
     
  2. Bluepilot

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    Just got a new SC, so I thought it would be worth my first post here. Apologies for the photo quality, selfies with an iPhone are not that easy.

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  3. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    Has this thread been moved to AAAC or something? What the fuck.
     
  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Most here would still call that fabric a suiting, albeit for a casual suit, but I now understand where you're coming from. So, I'll amend my comment and say just that I don't think it works in the combination you've chosen.
     
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  5. Monkeyface

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    What I wore this morning, linen shirt, linen tie and linen square:
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    The cotton SC was a little too warm though, so I changed into a linen one. Do you guys think this SC works with this shirt? I'm having my doubts about it.
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  6. mimo

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    I thought I was the only one posting crumpled, sweaty, real-world end of the hot working day snaps on here. And then you do it looking all tidy and cool nevertheless. Asshole. :)

    Edit: re. your last post, I love the first combo. In the second, I don't think the PS is the issue: I don't like that strong stripe on the shirt with the PoW check. If the shirt were solid light blue, that cream PS would set it off beautifully IMO.


    Be cool, Don. Always remember that people tend to speak more stridently and with less nuance when rattling off comments on the internet - getting offended is never useful. And nobody's even actually been rude to you yet! Every forum has its inadequates who vent their frustrations by trying to get a rise out of others. But you've had nothing like that; keep some perspective! If "that jacket looks like an orphan" is the worst you get, really you're practically a favourite relative. I hate to think what you'd feel if you did get any actual troll comments (and I've had a few!). Keep your dignity, dude, nobody's out to get you.-

    So, constructive: is that really the same jacket? It looks so much darker and muddier in the pic. I like the pattern. Anyway, that's not the point: as has already been pointed out, there's a disconnect in tone between top and bottom. Some specifics:

    - You had the nuts to try a classic fit with bright green trousers. That's not going to work all the time, so well done for rolling it out there.

    - As has already been said, the structure of the jacket is very formal. It says dressed down cavalry officer or gentleman farmer. It is casual, but not laid back. Those shoulders are standing to attention and possibly carrying a large shotgun, which is a look I like a lot. But the trousers are lolling in a deck chair with a glass of Pimm's. That stiffness is what's making it look like part of a suit. But if you were wearing it with sharply pressed grey flannel trousers in September and a gleaming pair of tan longwings, it wouldn't - because all those other parts would be projecting the same image.

    - The colours and tones of the jackethave the same conflict: I personally think the little check on the shirt and the solid green trousers are fine: very summery, very relaxed, a little foppish. If you took the jacket off and were wearing sockless loafers (!) I'd be put in mind of some of the more celebrated posters in this thread. But the jacket is saying countryside, and the trousers and shirt are saying ocean cruise liner or the bar at the marina.

    - The shoes have those earthy country tones too, although as they're spectators, they could work with this outfit. I'd say if you were wearing an unlined cream or white seersucker or linen jacket instead, the rest might just sing out the way you intended. If you're going to be a summer dandy, go all the way. This is half and half right now, which I think was the point all along.
     
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    Monkeyface, those are very nice.
     
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    So, this needs quite a bit of work. The SC is fine, but what you have paired it with is quite a mess:
    • Please cinch that tie knot down. Or tie a smaller knot. Right now it dwarfs everything else. That tie also looks very, very wide, though I can't tell if that's just the back blade peeking out.
    • That PS does not go anywhere near that tie.
    • Tie is way too formal for the SC.
    • Crazy mix of formal and informal makes the whole thing terribly incoherent. Rustic SC, Jeans. Those are fine. Then you pair it with a white shirt, formal-ish tie, and PS. The whole thing just looks like a mess.
     
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  9. Frankie22

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    The champ is here. Ignoring the pattern challenge clarification; a rare miss on the patterns...thinking solid white shirt shirt with the featured tie and a white linen PS square. Fit is unreal per uze.
     
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  10. Monkeyface

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    Haha, I guess it just comes naturally to me. Believe me though, I didn't feel like I was tidy and cool at the moment, more like happy that I finally got to go home and relax.

    Yeah, I was having my doubts about the striped shirt with the PoW check. The patterns are scaled differently, so I should work. However, I've only started wearing patterned shirts a while ago, so this whole pattern mixing thing is new to me. I used to be a solid light blue and white shirts only kind of guy. How bad is the outfit, on a scale from awesome to train wreck?
    Cheers, aravenel!
     
  11. mimo

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    Honestly, I just don't dig broader stripes on shirts that much. It's not "bad" at all; I'm overstating a bit. I just think the size of a PoW check makes it conflict a bit with stripes of most kinds. Could just be me. Love the colour combo though: light blue, grey, navy, cream...hard to top.
     
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    first post here. Be gentle :)
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  13. Bluepilot

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    Thanks for the critique. I agree the knot should be smaller. The tie is 3,75", so on the wide side, but I'm not that small. The shirt is actually light pink but that doesn't come off good in the photo's.
     
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    Honestly, it still looks a bit suit-ish to me. Kinda reminds me of birdseye, which is a suiting weave/pattern. I think being light blue moves it a bit away from orphaned suit coat territory, but maybe you would need casual details like patch pockets for the full effect.
     
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    Butler, your suits are always a pleasure to see.

    Monkeyface, the striped shirt with the odd jacket is fine.

    Rahul, if you're going for a bold look, then I'll say you've succeeded.
     
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    Brunch and shopping with the wife.

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    This is from my recent vacation. 07.03.13 The last appearance of the four sided tie.

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  18. in stitches

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    thanks for the compliments guys, much appreciated!


    looks like they did a great job. especially in the pic from the side, the silhouette looks great. and of course, the tie is superb.

    MF - very nice combos, broseph.
     
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  19. zeBanker

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    Though i think the jacket itself is really ugly, somehow it works for you there - respect for that. I think it's even much better than the second outfit, due to the beige SC and yellow tie being too close in terms of the tone.
     
  20. Butler

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    The champ is here. Ignoring the pattern challenge clarification; a rare miss on the patterns...thinking solid white shirt shirt with the featured tie and a white linen PS square. Fit is unreal per uze. 
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    I agree completely!:bigstar: (and thanks!)
     
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