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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. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Btw, I know exactly how awesome polar fleece and gortex is. I lived in Alaska for 5 years. lol
     
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    Only joshin CM. but you'd be amazed how many people I know back home in England go looking for a 'decent winter coat' and splash out ridiculous piles of cash for what look like overpriced cagoules to me. Maybe the SW&D people are more into this but it baffles me the amount of money some people are happy to put down for extruded nylon!
     
  3. Caustic Man

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    I know. I red back my first comment and was like "Man, that sounds like I'm upset." lol Sorry brah.
     
  4. Monkeyface

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    I've had it tailored already, you can really see it when I'm not wearing the jacket.
     
  5. luv2breformed

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    Monkeyface, I REALLY like this.
     
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    DonCologne Senior member

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    Last day in the 14 day working-challenge ends with this 3-pieces suit from Kiton

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  7. Holdfast

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    Got to say, I've really enjoyed some of the fits you've shown us over the past fortnight (not so much today's, but on average, they've been really good). I used to give little challenges to myself back when I used to do runs of night shifts, to alleviate the tedium, so I can relate to that aspect too.



    Regarding the brief discussion upthread about the alleged impropriety of wearing tweed in the evening: I have to say this forum generates really odd ideas sometimes. Sure, if you're going to a fairly formal restaurant in a big city, then it's not the best choice. But there are many restaurants (including some very respected ones, even if we use the crude sledgehammer of the Michelin guide to judge these things) where it would not only be be entirely appropriate, but more appropriate to the setting than an evening out type of suit. They just happen not to be located in big city centres, but out in the countryside or in provincial towns. Go a further step down from that level to include the large swathe of regionally or locally respected gastropub type of restaurant, and it would certainly be much more appropriate to be in tweed rather than a dark flannel suit and satin tie and the like. You'd definitely be at the smarter end of the scale, but without being overdressed versus the ambience of the place.

    Going out to dinner doesn't automatically generate a single level of required formality, even within the same food quality range or (in fact, even more imprecise) price range. The exact setting and desired ambience of the restaurant matter much more.

    (this is all ignoring the more fundamental point that very few people - especially men - bother to dress smartly for dinner at all, even to places that it would be nice for them to do so. As we're on SF, it's a given that we're going to care enough to do so, so the issue of dressing appropriately to the context is more relevant).
     
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  8. MGD83

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    I agree with Holdfast in that respect. In a more casual environment I'm sure he would be considered over dressed, based on today's standards. I guess, as always, the rules go back to dress for the occasion/venue.
     
  9. EFV

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    FTFY, tweed hater! Well, everything depends on context of course.

    What I wore to dinner last night:

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  10. Cotton Dockers

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    Nicely said, Holdfast. I just don't think it is necessary/appropriate to wear a suit every time you go to eat after the sun has gone down.

    As for AAS' particular outfit, I like it, but to immediately contradict my point above, I wonder if it would it have been more "acceptable" if the color palette was darker?

    Always interesting to see how everyone balances the menswear "rules" in order to dress appropriately. Good stuff.


    Also, Murlsquirl - that looks great!
     
  11. Caustic Man

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    This was the situation I was in. Yes, if I was going to eat some shepherds pie at an English pub, I wouldn't think twice about tweed. But I think that's one of those implied things. The problem we often run into around here is that there are general statements that are made which get taken as applying to every situation. So yeah, I mean, I wouldn't feel out of place in those situations you mentioned, but that's not the situation I think the other person who was talking about it meant. And then when someone says they wouldn't wear tweed to dinner, the context of the conversation meaning to a restaurant in the city in the evening, it is taken to mean "Don't wear tweed in the evening."
     
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    belated happy born date, crusty!
     
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    This is my thought. Tweed may not be "proper", whatever that means, but it's still far, far ahead of what the vast majority of people wear to even the nicest restaurants. I'd be happy to see more people wearing a coat of any sort to dinner.
     
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    This is interesting. Where I live, in Louisville, I often see younger and older men wearing jackets to dinner. Been spending the weekend in Nashville and NO ONE wears a jacket to dinner here. What's up DerekS? These are your people. I've been to two fine dining restaurants here and both times I've been the only one wearing a jacket.
     
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    [Wrong thread]
     
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  17. Caustic Man

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    Crappy pics from dinner last night.

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  18. Henry Carter

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    Back from holidays (bummer) but new tie day...

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    Suit: MJ Bale
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    Thanks!
     
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    Tried to find some good fitting pants OTR today. I did not succeed.

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