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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. IrateCustomer

    IrateCustomer Senior member

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    I'm not a big DB guy, but I really like this SC. I think on thing that would improve the fit is the color and cut of the pants. Navy is jarring with that top half, and the cut is very full compared to a very fitted SC. Pant colors I think would help would be Mid Gray, Air Force Blue, Cream or Tan. Something more neutral to help balance the overall brightness of the top half. I also think a different color tie would help the overall look here. Light colored ties are so hard to get right, and this one just disappears against the jacket.
     
  2. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    top and the bottom are too incongruent.
     
  3. Scbrown

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    As for the cut of the Pants, unfortunately nothing I can do I am built like a running back small top bigger bottom. I am a cycling sprinter and have a 27" thigh, any suggestions that you have for hiding some of the difference would be great.

    Noted on the pants and tie gentleman. I will try a cream, tan or grey next time
     
  4. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    I'm not on the "Navy Pants are an instant fail" train, but in this case, they don't work and all those options would yield greater results. I'd say save the cream for the weekend fit though. That's just me.. although.. it may look best in my eyes.
     
  5. DonCologne

    DonCologne Senior member

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    Today recently thrifted Oxxford clothes flanel suit. Fortunately it´s today 15°C colder than at the last weekend.

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  6. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    The suit is great. You may get shit for the tie knot but there are those of us that love it. The tie itself is awesome, too. Almost got one like it but I don't wear ties so I've started to limit my purchases.

    I think the next step you should consider are some other cuff links. I know nothing about cuff links except I think you could do better. Maybe three silver pair to rotate, or just one, not sure. I'm not the guy to go to for this.

    But in no time at all, I've gone from not enjoying your fits in the beginning to being happy when you post here, I believe it brings the level of the thread up a little.

    PS, I do HATE long wings but.. that's personal. Long wings and split toes.
     
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  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My mom worked for IBM in the mid-'70s. I have a picture of her (with full-blown 'fro) and a few of her colleagues. They definitely don't fit the IBM stereotype, but I guess they fit this description:


    Yay, Missouri!
     
  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    DC, other than your pose (which looks like you're unnaturally throwing your shoulders back), this looks really good!
     
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  9. mrjester

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    I do agree. Less balloon man pose. I did the same thing for a while but now, If I'm posting a fit pic like what you did, here's my stance - I'd say you should do something similar. Mainly, relax.

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  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The only thing I don't like about DC's fit is the fit of the jacket. Like I've said before they all seem a bit snug. Another thing I noticed, which could just be his frame is that most of his stuff looks very square in the shoulders.
     
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  11. DonCologne

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    I like the prince albert knot with seeing the first winding. I use only this knot or the 4IH. I have this tie in four colors.

    I have cuffkins 2 pairs in silver and 2 pairs in gold with a dark blue gem and a light blue gem with a sailingship cur in the stone. This cufflinks I use for more conservative outfits (dark suits) or when I wear a DB Blazer (The marine ones).

    And thanks for your compliment. I posted much outfits in a german forum, but people reduce the outfits to my weight and make some ugly comments. And I think here is for me now the better place to learn something more. So you will see many outfits from me in the future.


     
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  12. mrjester

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    I think the square shoulder deal is probably going to be a bit of a trademark for DC. And as for the snug fit, I'd say it's snug but it's thrifted. So in that aspect, I follow different criteria. If he said, "This is my bespoke suit," I would have said that's not good. But if I found a jacket that fit reasonably well like what he has, I would keep it and alter what can be altered.

    Unfortunately, as a 38L, I'm screwed. Spoo steals it all.
     
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  13. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    add me to the list of people that agree to this. very cool jacket tho.
     
  14. mrjester

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    That's bullshit. There's only one or two members here that mention the appearance or shape of the wearer. I believe it's about the style you create.

    Furthermore, I believe people of bigger stature need to try much, much harder to get an admirable fit. There was an article written on it by Ethan Newton of the Armoury, explaining how you overcome the challenge of how everyone believes style is limited to people of 36-40 size and finding the right fit since the 'rules' are tailored more towards skinny. It was a great article, just can't remember where it is.

    I've been lucky so far and have a fast metabolism, even though I eat junk. Soon it will catch up.

    Either way, thanks for posting.
     
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  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That is bullshit. They are jealous you are a handsome dude with awesome hair.
     
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  16. Scbrown

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    I like the fit alot. The jacket pattern is superb.
     
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  17. RDiaz

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    yeah indeed. And I wish I dressed half as well as DC does when I was larger. Heck, many size 38's should learn from him. What a bunch of d*ckheads on those forums.
     
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    I agree that we would look "fashion forward" to them, but they would recognize our manner of dressing. For example, try to compare the change that Japan passed through on the last quarter of the 19th century to how the ocidental dressing form has changed over the last century. Apples and oranges. Yes, the formality has dropped constantly, but the lounge suit still reigns.

    On that last part I agree completely. Myself as an example, I can not understand the general concepts involved into the SW&D dressing form, but that does not make less of them.
     
  19. Mr Engineer

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    I would get them pants lightly tapered 8 to 8.5 inches
     
  20. Monkeyface

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    I understand where you're coming from, T1, but I think you're overreacting. Look at Sean Connery from the 60s, that was 50 years ago, and you would not be out of place wearing his suits today. Of course nothing is every timeless, as everything is subject to change, but calling an outfit timeless just means it's not extreme in one way or another. Not overly wide lapels, not very small ones, but a a happy medium. And that's the essence of 'classic' menswear, everything is a happy medium.
     
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