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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. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Excellent value right there
     
  2. EliodA

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    I wear houndstooth shirts rather frequently, as you can see here, here and here. Just try one, as you say.
     
  3. Crat

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    Two crappy pics not showing much at all. Sorry,

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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Light wasn't good enough for a full picture.

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  5. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cheers, that's pretty large scale compared to Pingson's or EliodA's. Might work for a causal fit. I'll probably stick with smaller scale for my first attempt (some day).
     
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    Looks like it will be nice weather today, but sadly leaving the city!
    Kiton medio blue jacket
    Tom ford white shirt
    Denim
    Varvatos tan suede shoes
    Goofy euphoric grin because NYC makes me happy

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  7. eviltimeban

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    Thanks, I have posted a few variations on this theme, either with this tie or a couple of others. But they can't be all like that, ya know??
     
  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    MC is just as brand-conscious as SW&D, but the stylistic elements of many MC pieces are so generic that even knowledgeable people can't identify the brand on sight. It benefits the thread in that it gets everyone to look more at the "objective" qualities of the clothes before their brand biases get in the way. But there's no disputing that with similar fits composed of elements from opposite ends of the brand spectrum, the Kiton/G&G fit will garner more thumbs.
     
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  9. Monkeyface

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    Right on the money. I bet if a post a suit from Suitsupply with and without the deetz the one without deetz would get more thumbs. I might even have some examples from the past, but can't be bothered to dig them up.
     
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  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    From tomorrow

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    Mrs. Claghorn chose everything but the square.
     
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  11. eviltimeban

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    Very good, but something I feel is that the yellow in the tie clashes with the white. That my HO of course, others may disagree. Its only to a very small degree, but it would be better if that stripe was white or light blue.

    Pink tie and white shirt is always a winner though.
     
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  12. SeaJen

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    I dont know about that, at least as a general rule. I think CP and HF have both received more praise for their SS suits than for other more heralded brands, especially HF, who regularly wears bespoke Ede & Ravenscroft.
     
  13. Crat

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    Quite true, Monkey and Butch.

    On my native forum I actually posted a few fits with relatively nice items passing them on for H&M or Massimo Dutti. Later I would post the same items as what they are; it was fun to see the difference in reactions. Good way to catch the brandwhores but then you often know who they are anyway.

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    Heralded posters don't count as they become their own 'brand'.
    "Ooooh NOBD posted this, that guy knows what he's doing. This must be good
    (He usually does)

    I exaggerate, but you know what I mean. Foo is the best example of this imo.
     
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  14. Rudals

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    Drool on the suit. I love it very much Clags.

    As far as brands go, I have the impression that MC really doesn't care as much about brands. I never wowed anyone with my Isaia suit or Kiton/Brioni ties. The first time I got 10+ thumbs up was when I was wearing a $40 tie. MC looks more at fits and looks rather than on brands.
     
  15. in stitches

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    well, they dont all have to be the same, but this general look without ties or PSs jumping out asking for attention, appeals to me much more.
    well, to be fair, a navy kiton suit will be cut much nicer and have nicer lapels or whatever than a navy *insert lower end brand* suit. same for the lasts on high end shoes vs others, they just look nicer. now, as to weather or not people may not love a fit, but give a like when they see the brands, that might very well be true, but so what. a person can "like" a brand.
    the time machine. where to kop? also, looks great. a very bright and cheery look.
     
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  16. in stitches

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    MC cares very much about brands, but they also care very much that the fit looks good. SWD is the same. every part of this forum is the same about that.

    most people like cool "brands", be the brand a large brand, a small brand, an AV, a certain tailor.... everyone loves certain "brands," and all the same, if the item is ugly or the fit is off, people will not like it.
     
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    Today is the first time for me to wear this SC and these trousers.

    I chose a not too busy combination and hope you like it. As always, I'd appreciate any criticism to learn.

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  18. in stitches

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    top block and the shoes looks great.

    if the chinos are dressy and the crispiest cotton ever i probably like them okay in the fit, but if they are anything but that i would feel they do not jive with the top half. a full fit would be nice.

    all in all, good stuff.
     
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  19. SeaJen

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    I'm attending a bat mitzvah on Saturday, and that may entail a light tie too, so I'm not x-posting this as my entrant to the FC quite yet. If I do I may have to reshoot, because my PS decided to hide...imagine a white linen tv fold in my chest pocket.

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  20. ridethecliche

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    I have no problem with stitchy and he's been immensely helpful to me here and via pm. I just thought he was being a hypocrite by contradicting everyone who said anything to the contrary of that fit being awesome, which he calls out everyone for doing.

    As for my posts, I post regularly elsewhere (especially on the thrift thread where the bulk of my posts come from), so the number might look inflated to people who post only on one or two threads, but yeah... I post a bunch on SF.

    Regarding your offer, while I do butt heads here and there I'm really not interested in starting fights because I have utmost respect for the posters here (stitchy included). I'll take your offer in the spirit it was intended and gladly accept.

    Thanks.
     
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