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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. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Ruffles, I believe you have been chastised for this before, but it helps everyone out when you leave your posts up regardless of how fail they may be. I've posted infinitely worse fits here than anything you have ever posted, and left them in all their glory so that myself and others may learn from my mistakes. I think it would be helpful if you left your fits up, especially if the issue at hand were so minor as pattern clashing rather than say wearing pants 4 sizes too large.
     
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  2. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    showing off some new Howard Yount trou today.
     
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  3. MrDaniels

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    The suit is so smashing and the PS so slick that one could only assume that the person who picked the tie clearly knows what he is doing...
     
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  4. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Looks good: are those the new Itailan cut?
     
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    Purplelabel Senior member

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    Here's myself reading the new issue of our magazine at lunch time.

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    Ted Baker corduroy blazer
    T.M Lewin Shirt
    William Hunt socks
    Gibson London shoes and trousers.
     
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  6. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    Made in USA actually. I think in the future I will get one size up in the Italy cut—one size up in USA cut is just a bit loose, and these are a bit snug in certain areas, lol…
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    welp, it is a beauty. well done.



    you really need to stop editing out your posts after you get a little criticism. 4srs. :)
     
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  8. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    I think this is important, and very well said. In the context of this thread and its history, sometimes one concentrates on the parts, sometimes on the ensemble. Room for both, I think.

    In real life, sometimes one just dresses. And sometimes one dresses *for* something: a profession, an occasion, or whatever. I’m inclined, therefore, to think of the principles of classical styles as means, rather than ends—as tools to use to achieve a particular goal.

    The particular fit in question was intended for a senior academic in a university environment. That’s an environment that’s conservative to a degree, but equally relevantly is an environment which is, in virtue of its mission, inherently multigenerational (ranging from 18-year-old freshmen through faculty in their 90s); it’s thus complexly hierarchical both by age and rank.
    In such a context one dresses not just with the goal of looking like “X.” One also dresses in order to *avoid* looking like “Y.”

    That’s just how I think of it. I’m not saying anyone else needs to think of it that way, and I’m certainly not saying that there might not be equally fruitful or even more fruitful ways of understanding things.

    Best to all, and thanks,

    Ac
     
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    Academic2 Senior member

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    Many thanks to Roy Al, YRR92, EFV, Pliny, in stitches, Claghorn, Rudals, eviltimeban, mktitsworth, sugarbutch, Cleav, Gianni Certutti, ejay1, and Holdfast for so generously offering thumbs, comments, or both. Sorry if I’ve inadvertently left anyone out. I’m also sorry it took me so long to post again but I am up against a number of deadlines, and even this response must be far briefer than I’d like it to be.

    Back to work.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  10. Rudals

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  11. luv2breformed

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    Thank you, good sir. Given this information, I think this shirt is best served with your brown or gray grenadine. I think a neat might work, but the scale of pattern with the shirt may be too close for most of your neats.
     
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    I was thinking of this tie but I am recycling this way too much.


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  13. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    great fit. awesome, simple look. shantung tie in winter is a sin though (that's a bit like wearing a linen tie in winter—or a wool one in summer). Vox would not approve!
     
  14. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Just stop wearing it with your plain and/or subtle shirts. When your 3 neats show up you will find them in the rotation with your plain shirts much more often. Also, 1 benefit of simple basics is that they don't stand out as much, so you can afford to wear them more often. I have no clue how many times you've posted that brown grenadine, whereas I am keenly aware of ETB's pink paisley at least twice now. Just saying you don't have to worry about "recycling" as much given your generally conservative style.
     
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  15. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Oops. I actually don't know any better. I get that wool and cashmere ties are for winter but I am not quite sure why. It's not like they warm you up. If it is to go with what you're likely to wear in the winter (wool) then I guess I understand.
     
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    I quite like this actually, the tie is very nice and I don't feel it massively clashes, though I get what people are saying. The tie alone and shirt alone are very good.

    However this is quite a decent "London" look, if you know what I mean.
     
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    eviltimeban Senior member

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    Last wore it on December 17th. I know it was a recycle (and a distinctive tie one way or the other), but I don't only dress for Style Forum! [​IMG] (though I do consider what I'm doing). I have my own benchmarks to make things "new", for example, I've never worn that tie with that suit.

    You're right though, a plain navy or plain brown tie would be less memorable. But again, do it for yourself, not just to post something "new" - if you haven't worn it for 2 weeks its probably alright, and if you put it on and are happy and confident, then its definitely alright!
     
  18. daDudeson

    daDudeson Well-Known Member

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    Nice cardigan!
    Any chance it can be ordered online somewhere?
     
  19. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Totally.

    You don't need to leave them up for long, Noodles; even just a day or two is enough to get a broader & more usual range of feedback. I usually clear out my imgur after a couple of months.

    And here's a little secret to make it easier to leave outfits up: no-one - and I mean no-one - really cares deeply about what outfit you're wearing today. Just as they don't care about what I'm wearing today. Or any other poster's outfit. It's all just disposable fun in that good outfits give people a moment's pleasure and sometimes cause them to click the thumbs icon or comment; while mediocre/bad outfits are forgotten almost instantly.

    Only exceptional outfits - in either direction - are really remembered and those are few and far between for most members, and that was true even in the old days and even a clear majority of the few old superstar members were just "good" rather than exceptional. We just tend to remember the exceptional fits and assign them to the entirety of their outfits.

    BTW, now that you've reposted it, I agree that the shirt/tie combo isn't ideal, but it's not disastrous. It's just that the effective stripe width of the tie is a bit close to that of the space between the stripes of the shirt. One for a solid shirt, or a hairline stripe, or that microcheck that I think you have.
    I answered this in your tie thread; figured that would keep all your tie advice together. :)
     
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  20. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    I think it would also be less of an issue if the jacket was buttoned up.
     
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