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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. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    CotDock, I think the shirt is too saturated, and the white overcheck is a bit too close to the scale of the windowpane in your jacket. Which, if I'm honest, is probably better as part of a suit. I'm bothering to comment because I liked everything at first glance, but after a moment, I started seeing the issues I raise here.
     
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  2. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    The shirt doesn't bother me as much as the hank. But my reaction to the jacket was the same as Butchy.
    Sorry, CD!
     
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  3. mktitsworth

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    I don't know that the jacket is inappropriate as a separate. PG used to do that with one of his P. Johnson's all of the time, and while it looked better as a suit, it was passable when separated. I think if it had been done with a barely blue shirt we would not be mentioning it. That there's a conflict in patterns between the shirt and the jacket is what brings up that it's even patterned at all.
     
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    I keep trying haha [​IMG]
    Feedback appreciated

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  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't object to windowpane as an odd jacket, but I think it should have a bolder line for that use. Basically, just this side of too bold for a suit would make it better for an odd jacket.
     
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    Dude - any time. fwiw, i own nothing but pleat-less pants these days.

    Clags - love the tie

    Cotton D - i so wish that shirt was a solid light blue. :)
     
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  7. mktitsworth

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    I will give you that the line could be better.
     
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    I too love the Clags tie. It inspired me to grab something similar from Shibumi recently.
     
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    The tie isn't making a great knot. But the biggest issue is that the tie and the shirt are both really busy.
     
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    Thanks for the critiques, dudes. I've worn light blue with this rig many times, and I agree it is the safer answer. Trying to work in some POW shirts - any thoughts on how to do so? Or is the POW shirt a lost cause?

    I do wish the windowpane was a little more bold, but I think it works as a SC.

    @GMMcL - What don't you like the about the square? Its creamy goodness? Its subtle texturing? Its vintagey vintageness?
     
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  12. mktitsworth

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    That shirt and tie in a tan suit would be just fine all together. Perhaps even a tobacco linen suit as well.
     
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    I was going for "fun" as opposed to "busy" but oh well haha; tie doesn't hold a dimple well for some reason--maybe a different knot would be better?

    Thanks for the feedback--much appreciated! [​IMG]
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i am not sure if this is helpful or not, but i own zero PoW shirts.
     
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  15. YRR92

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    PoW shirts are tough, but I do like them with solid ties and sharp suits.
     
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    I'm with Stitches here. I am not entirely sure of the reason, but glen plaid seems to be ideal for suits (and very good for ties too), but just never looks right in shirts, even with plainer suit and tie fabrics. I would be very happy to see examples where it does work, though...
     
  17. An Acute Style

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    i like mine.
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    It's busy here, but it could easily be toned down. I think PoW with windowpanes are the hardiest to work with. I think blue/white or pink/white ones can work well.
     
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    A cool change whipped through Melbourne today and this suit proved just right for the weather.

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    Tom Ford - Oxford - Herringbone - unknown PS - Loake Design
     
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  19. XKxRome0ox

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    my first suitsupply suit
    i did not suppress the waist (think i will leave it alone) or slim the sleeves as i normally would
    just hem pants, take in pants waist, and shorten sleeves so the suit is wearable

    my ps is caught on the lapel and i need longer collar points to tuck under the lapels
     
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  20. clarinetplayer

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    Yes, leave the waist as is. There is a nice shape to the mid body of this coat. When I see your picture post, I am reminded of all the tasteful and smart-looking coats that Claghorn wears every day. And yours has that look.

    Your shoulders look nice and neat. Yes, shorten the sleeves a bit?. Is this the Napoli? I find that the sleeves on the Napoli are much roomier than their other models. I've gotten used to it; it has not been issue for me. Actually, there is good freedom for arm movement.

    I know that SS coats run short, but--again, maybe--is this coat length too short? I'd have to see a picture from the back side to make a better judgment about this. When I purchased my first SS coat, I was in shock. I had never had a coat so short. But, in a reverse mirror at the tailor shop, I could see that the coat was covering, adequately, my gluteus maximus.
     
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