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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. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    Where the heck is Nimo?
     
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    Sorry HF, but no.

    It's completely at odds wi the formality level of a navy DB suit. Not even sure why you would try this, the likelihood for success was slim to none at the concept stage.
     
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    Thanks very much, Gianni--it's my favorite Marinella [​IMG]

    @kulata Looking very sharp!
     
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  4. Holdfast

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    Hmm, I always think of Nehru collars as being very formal, given their use in weddings. Interesting.

    Is this question meant for me?

    If so, I'm not sure I get the question. If you mean at the collar, then yes, the band is high enough to appear above the jacket, same as a normal shirt's band would be.
     
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    Do you think a turtleneck would have gone with or is that incongruous as well due to the formality?
     
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    Sorry, HF, not feeling it. I dont love either, but the roll neck looks better than this imo.
     
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    Yes, thanks, it was meant for you. I hit "reply" rather than quote. Sorry. I was merely wondering whether someone standing behind you would know you're wearing a shirt.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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    HF, I think the biggest issue with this fit is that you're wearing a chalk stripe suit, the epitome of business/city suits. Why not try the shirt with a plain light/medium grey suit if you're going for the futuristic look? Maybe something with a little mohair in it?
     
  10. Holdfast

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    Thanks. It's very interesting hearing that; I would have thought the turtle would have been more controversial. I wonder if getting a higher band on the Nehru might alleviate some of the issue...

    I have to say, I have a feeling that I will still wear it with formal suits anyway, just because it feels good on me and I like the look. But that doesn't mean I'm ignoring the feedback; keep it coming as it's useful to know the balance of popular opinion, regardless of whatever I finally decide. [​IMG]

    The idea of a light/medium grey suit is good. I was thinking about trying it with a plain navy 2B too. I also have a checked grey mohair/wool DB awaiting alteration and was going to try that with it too, so that chimes with your suggestion too.

    To Ac - yes, they can tell I'm wearing a shirt. I see what you mean now.
     
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    @Holdfast i agree with your retro-future assessment, but I still like it. It looks like you should be giving a sermon on the body electric. :bigstar: minus the bow.
     
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    This was my thought -- soft shouldered DB is the right idea, but it needs to be a more out-there fabric. Maybe a fancy stripe, a la the less reputable Hong Kong tailors, so you look like a Mafia underboss in a 1984 William Gibson novel.

    If you like it enough to get a second, I think cream could be cool.
     
  13. Holdfast

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    LOL, yes, I get what you mean.

    I actually wished I had a black suit to wear with it today. First time I've thought that!

    Other options apart from that and the ones mentioned by Monkeyface above, that I think might work: tan or tobacco linen suit, possible mid-blue blazer in a similar sort of fabric. Or mid slim grey trousers and a black leather jacket perhaps. I've been meaning to get one... [​IMG]

    ooh... now this idea I Iike!!

    You know, the more I think about it, the more I think I was unconsciously chanelling some kind of Blade Runner-esque vibe by pairing it with a suit. I do love that movie. Was there something similar in Gattaca too? Can't remember.

    Anyway, now this theme has been made conscious to me, through your and AAS's posts, I think I have some ideas of how to deploy it in a more directed way within that theme next time.
     
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    HF, it's not something I would do, but I think it probably works for you. I think a taller band would balance out the proportions a bit better, though.
     
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    Already summer in Aix...

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    I think Gattaca had spearpoint collars, but a nehru collar would definitely fit with the spirit of that movie.
     
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    Nice look. Is this a suit or SC? If the latter what type of trousers are you wearing?
     
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    Me too. I would welcome a shift away from the banality of the (much loved) solid grenadine...
     
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    Too early for this jacket?
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    Could this be one of those European/American differences which occasionally crop up here? I used to sail as a young man, and I can testify that in the U.S. a navy DB with a cream turtleneck was pretty common at yacht clubs here during the autumn, so that look is familiar to me. I've never seen a Nehru collar with a DB in real life, on the other hand.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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