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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. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  2. eviltimeban

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    VERY nice tie Clag - I want one. I intend getting one like this very soon. I like the whole fit really, its very nicely balanced.
     
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    Luxire, pls add a leopard print shirting. That is all. [​IMG]

    Plus fours, not fourths. Named because they should extend to 4" below the knee. Your outfit is nice in an abstract sense, but I must ask, where were you wearing it? I like anachronistic outfits more than many here do, but can't think of any location where plus fours don't look a bit, well, ridiculous. And that includes a golf course (pace Payne Stewart).

    And remember, I wore a particularly daft bow tie yesterday, so it's not as if I don't wear silly stuff myself frequently. But plus fours?

    Really lovely outfit, but marred by that shirt collar which appears to overlap at the button... maybe a bit too large?

    I don't normally nitpick like this, but when the rest of the fit is good, it stands out.

    "... features extra bespoke vents, for added comfort"...

    It's a eyecatcher, for sure. But delete the square, and I reckon this would be a bold, garish but fun look. With the square, it's too much IMO.

    Collar is a bit loose on the jacket compared to your usual?

    Another example of a tie (and jacket) that are bold enough that the addtion of a pocket square detracts from the overall effect rather than adds to it. Maybe a different one would work better, but I think it would be stronger all round without it at all.
     
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  5. Holdfast

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    And my own outfit from today. And yes, chilly enough that I wanted the scarf as well as the turtleneck.

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    I have that scarf! M&S? Its an evergreen. Has lasted forever, great scarf. Love this look btw.
     
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    Yup, M&S indeed. It's far from being my oldest scarf (or my favourite, to be perfectly honest), but once in a while, it's exactly the right colour/pattern I need and today was one of those days. [​IMG]
     
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    Fully agree with you Holdfast. PS should have been left out in this outfit. Thank you.
     
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    Still trying for the right combo with this sports coat. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  10. TweedyProf

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    For some reason, strikes me as too much blue. A lighter blue shirt (those are navy pants, yes?). The jacket is green? Why not lighter colored pants? Light to light medium gray? Camel/light brown? Also perhaps something like an orange-ish pocket square to contrast with jacket and pick up one of the overchecks.
     
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    On the topic of jackets that are hard to pair pants with. I like light brown jackets but they seem hard to pair with pants. Here is a crappy shot of a jacket I tried on from Yoox recently paired with light gray pants. It's a light brown glen plaid with blue overcheck (none of the details which you can see well).

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    I think white/cream would work nicely. The light gray was "meh", ok but not great. Medium gray was not a go; something about the tone was too similar. In the end, returned them because of versatility and some small features (buttoning point slightly too high).

    But thoughts on pairing such jackets? Pingson had on a nice lighter brown check jacket with mid gray pants, I think (earlier). But the jacket was darker.
     
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    RogerP, that would look good with dark brown or gray (light or darkish) pants. Lovely boots.
     
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    Very solid look. I'm with ya on winter gear, I'm beating the hell out of a cheap pair of dress shoes trying to maintain myself in Chicago.

    Great combination. I've been making a lot of SC purchases on ebay quite successfully. This forum has helped me understand that my whole tie collection sucks so I'll be working on that next. That and making more closet space so my wife doesn't kill me.
     
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    @Pingson now I want a donegal SC! Superb SC! [​IMG]
     
  15. TweedyProf

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    Agreed, been hoping for donegal in brown and blue. Where to find beyond having someone make it?
     
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    Quote:Quote:Thanks for the feedback, gents.
     
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    Haven't been posting much, wanted to show off my favorite winter-esque tie. Panta tie porn.

    No PS. Stitchy Style.
     
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    Really sharp and clean! I love, nay, covet, those boots.
     
  20. Bill Dlwgosh

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    I'm just starting to do this. My first purchase is in delivery. Hopefully you'll post some of your finds in here for inspiration.

    And Pingson, if you ever write a book on thrifting please let me know, I'll buy a copy.
     
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