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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. in stitches

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    noap. i am just a loser with no lief.


    thanks! great fall colors you have today.
     
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    Thanks! I like the jacket and it's one of the few survivors from last year's nonsense RTW buying spree, though after my latest MTM commission, every RTW item now feels quite uncomfortable and hard to move with [​IMG]
     
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    Cantabrigian, would you say a paddock is fine if you just want a little extravagance? Let's assume it wouldn't have other #menswear bells and whistles all over the place. I kinda like the look of a hard 3-button with the top 2 buttons fastened, but the usual stance is too high to be flattering for me. A paddock has the look of a hard 3 but with a lower stance. If I just got a hard 3 with a lower stance, I feel there would be one button too close to the hem, but the paddock avoids that problem.
     
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    For a man of shorter stature, I think you would want the longer lines of a jacket with only one fastened button.

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    I guess you're right; this is probably one of those times where one likes something only because it looks good on others...
     
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    Just to show that I can do normal occasionally...

    MTM jacket, Drakes tie, CT Black Label shirt, screen-printed Japanese cotton square (and unseen: Epaulet Walts in a mid-grey, sterling silver links and bar by Harold Fithian)

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    If you play everything else pretty straight, I don't think it would draw too much attention to itself.

    I'm not a fan but for no particular reason.

    My only rational(ish) hesitation would be that it seems to emphasize any not-completely-flatness in the stomach. E.g.

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    It's hard to accept sometimes. I'm pretty short, too. :)
     
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    I've toyed with the idea of getting a paddock coat for a while. I probably won't because I don't have the kind of money to "toy" with my clothes, but it's certainly crossed my mind given my preference for buttoning points.

    JFK didn't generally wear paddock--he just buttoned the bottom button of regular two button jackets. I can't tell if the picture above is a regular two button or not though, but I imagine that if it is, that's why his gut is accentuated so much. I think a proper paddock cut wouldn't have that same effect. Plus we all know that RDiaz has a six pack cut from granite.
     
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    Just got home from Parent-Teacher conferences. It's been a long day. My plan was to wear a white shirt today, but I found a stain on it when ironing. I decided to go with this blue gingham shirt instead. I usually wear blue gingham in the spring and summer, but felt it worked nicely here as well. The color palatte is a mix of cool and warm. I think there's an equal amount of both that it looks balanced.

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    This is your best fit in days, AAS, if only because it looks like the same person chose all of the pieces. :)
     
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    I kind of enjoy AAS's sometimes schizophrenic style. It will never be "good taste" material, but it rarely totally looks bad, and always catches my interest.
     
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    I sometimes enjoy AAS's fits even when I don't think they look good. I bet his students get a kick out of them.
     
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    I'm sure you're right.
     
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    It has been a while since last time I posted here:

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    I think I've been shaped by six packs instead!

    I guess a paddock would look like my latest coat with the top 2 done. It doesn't look particularly flattering, but doesn't emphasize gut either.
     
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