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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. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    ^ Thanks! Was his a herringbone, I can't remember? A very flattering comparison, though! I remember he had a pretty cool overcoat in that movie too.

    Flattered to be the deciding factor! :)

    A word to the wise: my suit is a moderately heavy tweed, and I think that a textured fabric of some description generally works better with a herringbone. It prevents it from getting the slight sheen that herringbones in finer fabrics can otherwise acquire (unless, of course, that is what you are seeking). Also despite some advice I've read to the contrary, I find that I can never treat a wide herringbone as a solid. Although it can appear to "read" solid from a distance, in practice, as you get within table distance of someone, the herringbones are visible, and so it terms of pattern matching a shirt/tie to it, you have to treat it as at least a faint stripe. So, solids or narrower stripes can work, but not mid-width stripes or similarly-scaled checks. Same applies to tie patterns (in fact, in hindsight, I'm skating very close to that being a problem with the tie I chose today, though I think the fact it's such a stronger colour than the suit just about let's it work). Having said all of that, this is one of my favourite suits, so I would certainly favour havig a nice herringbone suit in anyone's wardrobe!
     
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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    HF, only you can say whether the colors are reasonably accurate in your photos today, but we can say that these flash pics are definitely more pleasant to look at.

    And, generally, gentlemen:

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  3. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @Pingson
    You're an academic too yes? Anyway, very nice jacket and fit. I admire and envy.

    Hope someday to have a nice checked navy jacket (subtle or less subtle).

    Heh, rust tie would look great here too (I'm being repetitive and I'm grading a stack of papers).
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks, gents!!!

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    HF and pingson, superb fits on both of you.
     
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  5. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    HF that is just flawless.

    (And Stitchy, I know you know I know what you did!)
     
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    Yup, I'm toiling away in the ivory tower as well. Did most of my grading last week, feels good to have it done I must say.

    A rust coloured tie is my go-to tie with this jacket (most often the Vanda tie I wore last Friday) so I decided to try something else this time for a change. The overcheck is chocolate brown and tan so hence I went with a solid brown tie (it was also new and I was looking for an excuse to wear it :) )
     
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    Some really nice fits guys the last couple pages.. Ill try to keep this going..being that the temp has dipped here in the valley, Im able to break out the heavier fabric suits.. this is from this morning before leaving for the office..

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    Suit: Isaia Napoli (Brushed Wool)

    Shirt: Hugo Boss

    Tie: Barneys NY

    Shoes: Cordwainer

    Pocket Square: Hugo Boss
     
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  8. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    mimo - the PS is real.
     
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    I think there should be a special day of SF celebration to commemorate this momentous occasion.

    Would you say this was an epiphany, or is it part of your sponsor obligations? [​IMG]
     
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    Everything is in its place ... the color scheme is sleek and perfect.
     
  13. ridethecliche

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    Back to tweed.

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  14. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Stitch nice as always, and rust or burnt orange or whatever you want to call it is a winner in winter and autumn always. As a white shirt fan like yourself, I'd still recommend a warmer light blue shirt for the tie though, it tends to soften the textures a bit more than the stark contrast of a bright cool coloured white shirt. Love the GG's.
     
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    i have worn them before. :)

    i wear them as the mood strikes me, and when i feel that one of the few PSs i have, will work with what i am wearing.


    thanks for the kind words, HC.

    a few people noted that in the NMWA thread as well. imho, i wouldnt go so far as to say that the white isnt good here (not sure if you are or are not saying that), but i plan to try with a blue next time either way.

    :cheers:
     
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  16. The_Foxx

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    Eviltimeban -- like the tie, looks good; suit and shoes also nice, but HATE that pocket square!!! Bleeeech with that suit and tie!!!

    Doncologne, what is up with your tall hair in those recent posted pix?? Is it just me, or less polished haircut than your usual?

    Ridethecliche, here's hoping u make the change to spread collar shirts soon! Is the cream color dress shirt collar unbuttoned?
     
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    Negative. Tie knot is slightly loose. I'm moving into a bigger space soon, so I need to get an iron and a board. I'm sure that would help it sit flush as well!

    Also, these pants are itchy!!!
     
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  18. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Going to be a scorcher today...

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    Coat: Corneliani un-lined cotton herringbone
    Shirt: Henry Carter
    Tie: Henry Carter dark blue Mogador (cotton/silk) coming tonight
    PS: Henry Carter
    Trousers: Dark blue linen MTM
    Shoes: Meermin snuff suede austerity brogue
     
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  19. eviltimeban

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    Holdfast and Choc, great looks and lovely ties!

    The Foxx, I wouldn't have chosen that PS myself, someone here suggested burgundy would set off the colour of the tie, so I thought I'd try it. I understand your opinion. I don't think its *that* bad mind you... ;-)
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    HC Ping Gmm monkeyface Clag etc great looks

    Stitch and Holdfast float my boat!
     
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