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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. SpooPoker

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  2. Boswell

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    Originally Posted by Phat Guido [​IMG]
    Friday separates & back to the crisp air of Sydney [​IMG] [​IMG] & to please me not youse [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Very good. Would look even better wtihout the bracelets, but that's just me.
     
  3. Sonny58

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    Not a bad combo, casual and relaxed. You may ge a bit of stick for your trousers and jacket being close in colour but even though I don't personally like brown much the colour combo is fine.

    Don't pose with your hands in your pockets if you want critique of how well your jacket fits as te almost impossible to tell.

    Look at all those diagonal wrinkles on your trousers. Now imagine them freshly pressed and adjusted for length so that all you see is a sharp crease from thigh to ankle with maybe a slight break at your lower shin and you will see how much better that would look.

    Are you really wearing black shoes with a brown/tan combo? I hope not. Anyway your slim cut trousers look incongruent with your huge blobby shoes.

    Welcome to SF!

    I tend to shy away from dark colors and my coloration seems to lend itself toward light browns and blues. The climate here in encourages lighter colors as well. So this is well within my comfort zone. Perhaps I need to push the envelope and try something a little different. Light grays might work. I see what you're saying about my trousers, they are always a struggle to get looking right. The shoes are actually brown. Albeit a rather dark brown. It is funny to hear them described as blobby, I never have considered them so.

    +1 on every comment above with the possible exception of the one about your slacks. If those are chinos I'd shorten them a tad, as Ian suggests, but I wouldn't press a crease into them. Can't tell from the pic, though, if that's what they are. Recommend that you add a couple of closeups next time.
    The slacks are chinos and I think you both are right about the length/wrinkles. My tailor always insists on a rather prominent break in my trousers but I am beginning to think it does me no favors.

    Next time I'll try to keep my hands out of my pockets and get some better quality pics. Thanks to you both for your thoughts. It was very helpful and much appreaciated.
     
  4. Gdot

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    I tend to shy away from dark colors and my coloration seems to lend itself toward light browns and blues. The climate here in encourages lighter colors as well. So this is well within my comfort zone. Perhaps I need to push the envelope and try something a little different. Light grays might work. I see what you're saying about my trousers, they are always a struggle to get looking right. The shoes are actually brown. Albeit a rather dark brown. It is funny to hear them described as blobby, I never have considered them so.


    The slacks are chinos and I think you both are right about the length/wrinkles. My tailor always insists on a rather prominent break in my trousers but I am beginning to think it does me no favors.

    Next time I'll try to keep my hands out of my pockets and get some better quality pics. Thanks to you both for your thoughts. It was very helpful and much appreaciated.


    Hi Sonny,

    My tailor is driving me crazy with the break thing too. He's a very skilled old Italian tailor with a great reputation - but he just doesn't get the 'no break' look. Guess I'll have to be more forceful with him. (I've also started making sure my trousers are as low on my waist as they can be before he marks them - this gives me even less break than he thinks he's giving me.[​IMG]

    I have two suggestions for you (based on your thoughts above).

    If you are happy with beiges and lighter browns that's cool. Just try to combine them with some stronger blues and or purples. You just need some contrast.

    Look for shoes and belts in lighter brown/beige/caramel tones. They will go a LONG way to brighten up things. Light colored suede shoes do well with summer ensembles but I'm a bit afraid to mention them to you as they would just kill the ensemble of your first fit (too monochrome). Although if they were almost white buck light they would work well.

    I live in Atlanta and I hear you about the difficulties of looking good in the climate!

    Keep on posting!
     
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    Sonny- I don't think your shoes look "blobby", especially judging from one distant picture. It does look like you have pretty big feet, perhaps accentuated by being lanky.

    I don't mind the two-tone brown on brown/tan but if you don't already have them, as you say, a light gray summer-weight wool would be a nice addition as would something in a cream color. For example, Samuelsohn has a house linen/silk blend in a very light ivory/cream tone. Both would allow you to dress up the look a bit.

    And as you also say, you're wearing chinos, which I prefer with no crease at all (if cotton).

    Do you ever wear button-downs? Personal preference and while I don't cleave to it 100%, I've been becoming rather Manton-ish about always wearing BD's with sportcoats.
     
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    Do you ever wear button-downs? Personal preference and while I don't cleave to it 100%, I've been becoming rather Manton-ish about always wearing BD's with sportcoats.

    I wonder what that makes me...
     
  7. Cary Grant

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    I wonder what that makes me...

    If I know you, you are hoping for the full-Guido. [​IMG]
     
  8. SpooPoker

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    Im gonna get you (seer) sucka Friday: [​IMG]
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    If I know you, you are hoping for the full-Guido. [​IMG]

    I don't get it... [​IMG]
     
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    Not a good shot to assess fit (sat at the desk) but I was trying to pair up this vintage Southwick jacket I picked up yesterday:

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    This is an amazing jacket. I am currently looking for one just like it. [​IMG]
     
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    Casual Friday.
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    Im gonna get you (seer) sucka Friday:
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    The peak lapel gives it that little bit of Spoo flavor. I might not respect myself in the morning, but I have to give this a thumbs-up. I like the square, too.

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    -TTO


    Love it, Theo!
     
  15. Learn-O-Rama

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    SpooPoker,

    What brand of shirt is this? Love the details on the button holes!
     
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    Hi Sonny,

    My tailor is driving me crazy with the break thing too. He's a very skilled old Italian tailor with a great reputation - but he just doesn't get the 'no break' look. Guess I'll have to be more forceful with him. (I've also started making sure my trousers are as low on my waist as they can be before he marks them - this gives me even less break than he thinks he's giving me.[​IMG]

    I have two suggestions for you (based on your thoughts above).

    If you are happy with beiges and lighter browns that's cool. Just try to combine them with some stronger blues and or purples. You just need some contrast.

    Look for shoes and belts in lighter brown/beige/caramel tones. They will go a LONG way to brighten up things. Light colored suede shoes do well with summer ensembles but I'm a bit afraid to mention them to you as they would just kill the ensemble of your first fit (too monochrome). Although if they were almost white buck light they would work well.

    I live in Atlanta and I hear you about the difficulties of looking good in the climate!

    Keep on posting!

    Your suggestion for more contrast is a good one and perfect example of how posting in this thread can be enlightening. I will definitely keep it mind going forward.
    I do have a couple of pairs of lighter colored shoes as well and I can see where they would have been a better choice.

    Sonny-
    I don't think your shoes look "blobby", especially judging from one distant picture. It does look like you have pretty big feet, perhaps accentuated by being lanky.

    I don't mind the two-tone brown on brown/tan but if you don't already have them, as you say, a light gray summer-weight wool would be a nice addition as would something in a cream color. For example, Samuelsohn has a house linen/silk blend in a very light ivory/cream tone. Both would allow you to dress up the look a bit.

    And as you also say, you're wearing chinos, which I prefer with no crease at all (if cotton).

    Do you ever wear button-downs? Personal preference and while I don't cleave to it 100%, I've been becoming rather Manton-ish about always wearing BD's with sportcoats.

    My feet are not particularly large but, as you observed, probably look a little larger due to long, skinny legs. Lanky is certainly a nice way to phrase it. [​IMG] As for button downs, they are what I normally wear. I really don't know why I ended up not wearing one yesterday. I think the shirt color trumped the collar. But I certainly do agree. It seems that a button down collar tends to have a bit more structure when worn open. Thanks for the tip on Samuelsohn, I'll have a look.

    Good feedback all around and again, it is much appreciated.
     
  18. MBreinin

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    Friday separates & back to the crisp air of Sydney
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    & to please me not youse [​IMG]
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    I like all of it.

    Im gonna get you (seer) sucka Friday:
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    Great suit. However, you really should have worn a tie. I think there are mixed messages here that would have been brought together in a cohesive manner if a tie had been introduced into the mix. Spectactors on Spoo. Damn.

    Oh, this would have been a great chance for you to try a bow. [​IMG]

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    -TTO


    I love it, Theo (I am grateful there is another DB aficianado in this thread). I wish the bow were tied a tiny bit wider though.

    Mike
     
  19. stinsonbass

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    I like all of it.

    I love it, Theo (I am grateful there is another DB aficianado in this thread). I wish the bow were tied a tiny bit wider though.

    Mike


    +1 But I can't tell why [​IMG] I think it's because of the wide lapels
     
  20. Threadbearer

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    I tend to shy away from dark colors and my coloration seems to lend itself toward light browns and blues.
    Keep in mind that your own coloration (hair & complexion) is much more important to your shirt and tie combo than anything else. Your slacks, and often even your jacket, can be off-palette.

    My tailor always insists on a rather prominent break in my trousers but I am beginning to think it does me no favors.
    While it's always good to listen to what one's tailor has to say, it is not necessary to take his advice. Also, a fuller break might be fine for you on a pair of dress slacks (although it's frowned upon here), but for chinos, a barely perceptible break is the way to go. A number of SFers also roll up the legs on their casual slacks. You might try that until you have a chance to visit your tailor again.

    I look forward to more posts from you, especially including some closeups so that we can see patterns and textures. Your shoes really do look black in that photo, by the way.

    [​IMG]
    Wow! Now there's a collar that's never been pressed by a dry cleaner. Gorgeous.
     
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