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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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    @Pliny
    I luv that suit[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Pliny

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    it's a Cappelli - Challis

    Not everyone likes Cappelli, but his Challis r I think the nicest ties. Period.

    cheers! Kent Wang's block would work well on someone with your build IMO[​IMG] He CMT'd that gray Fresco. I also picked up an awsm POW, blue overcheck in 9 oz from Huddersfield Cloth recently and he's doing that for me too.
     
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    Thanks I was working it pretty hard haha

    In Colorado it shouldn't be hard to find a mountain upon which to sit and grow your beard, should you decide to undertake a beard hermitage.
     
  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    On a positive note regarding thumbs (as opposed to "thumb me! thumb me!" type comments...looking at you ETB [​IMG]), I'm thrilled this reached 20+. There has been an increase in folks willingness to show their approval, a good thing, but that this fit makes the cut also demonstrates that this thread is becoming more open minded as to what constitutes a "good fit" and are relying a little more on what simply looks good rather than the extent to which a look falls within a CM framework while also looking good.

    Though actually another comment regarding ETB's fit. Did I think it deserved 20 thumbs? No. But I think some of his fits certainly have. And that one did at least deserve a high number of thumbs. Another, hopeful, side effect of us being more active in showing approval is that posters get a clearer idea of what works and what doesn't and are therefore more responsive to feedback and willing to change. And as the above AAS picture demonstrates, "what works" is no longer strictly restricted WAYWRN orthodoxy, so that responsiveness is not necessarily going to lead to a homogeneity of looks.

    AAS, thank you for letting me use your fit as a talking point. Please buy yourself a new pair of shoes as a reward. [​IMG]
     
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    Ah come on, it was tongue in cheek! Thanks for the comment though.
     
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  7. Pliny

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    Clags, I think a lot of factors go into a fit's approval rating. Being a fit that 'looks good' as opposed to being a 'good CM' fit is one of them, but not an important one, and I'm not sure we've seen a change recently to a less clique-y and more open-minded thread.

    I think occasionally we get undeniably 'looks good' fits that are well rewarded, like Robs89 here:

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    ^^ That got thumbs because it's a 'good fit' - not because Robs is a known poster.

    But a lot of us get thumbs for less-than-objective reasons- one's that have nothing to do with 'looks good' or 'good CM'. We get them because we're known - some of us r even liked.[​IMG] So I like AAS' internet persona cos he's a regular, reliable poster with a dry SOH and something to say. But his style is eccentric to say the least- not often to my mind 'looks good' and not 'good CM' either. The fit u posted is a good example. A button down with a tie-pin? a Black Watch wind-breaker, watch cap and umbrella?...with a brown knit and a burgundy cardigan?? [​IMG]

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    I don't want to rag on AAS - and just to prove it, here's ^^^ one of his truly 'looks good' and 'good CM' fits. IMO. What about an example from the other end of the spectrum? Someone who illustrates the point that objective judgement, whether 'looks good' or 'good CM' is not what thumbs are mostly about.

    From a 'good CM' or say 'Whnay' POV tchoy's fits are never less than excellent. (sorry for singling u out again, man)

    Mostly bespoke by highly regarded tailors, self-selected cloths by reputable mills, everything beautifully cut, fitted and coordinated. He should be getting 25+ for every fit he's posted, but he doesn't rate because he's not a (well-known) personality. He doesn't offer a lot of commentary, good or bad, and to ppl checking this thread he's not a 'known decent poster'. And here's the thing: tchoy's stuff is also 'looks good'.

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    But u wouldn't know it from his thumbs.

    On another note, Happy Easter!
     
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  8. eviltimeban

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    ^ agree about tchoy, I always thought he looked great. Same with Timo (though I'd say a good few of his fits are 20+) and even Sprezziamo (where's he got to?)
     
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  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The vast majority of tchoy's fits, I think, reach the 20+ thumb threshold, and he won an FC recently. Timo also regularly gets into the high 20s. And posters reach that threshold for a variety of reasons. I have no illusions as to why some of my fits make that cut. I'm a reasonable, helpful guy, as well as fairly well known in CM these days, so people are more likely to give me a thumb. Stitchy is another poster who benefits a great deal from good will. A lot of folks also benefit from a halo effect for some of their fits. Still, by and large, it is a fairly good representation of quality as opposed to anything else.

    Plenty of AAS's fit don't even crack double digits. His most recent was definitely not in line with traditional CM thought, and yet hit 20. But maybe I'm an optimist ^_^
     
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  10. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't sweat it, I'm normally a lot nicer (I've heard) and usually stay away from posting comments like that. I was having a bad day I guess. I don't think there's such a high degree of conservatism in the outfits that generally gets praise here. @An Acute Style, @Tirailleur1, @TTO (also not active members like @barims & @LabelKing) are usually quite popular, and none of them are particularly conservative. The thing is, if you're gonna go peacock and experiment with patterns and colours, you will sometimes crash and burn. Do it right and people will acknowledge it. There is (although it hasn't been active for a while) a thread where people post these kind of outfits; the Peacock thread.

    Do you work at Eton? In Stockholm?

    Edit: BTW, nothing weak about apologizing. I'd say it takes balls to man up and admit when you get the notion you might have acted in a less than appropriate manner.
     
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  11. Pliny

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    i think the thumbs are fine- but i don't think there's a trend to more objectivity. i like that people get thumbs for being liked. it's cool.
    be interesting to know whether the thread hits have gone up- could have something to do with it
     
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    Road Trip Day 4: Providence, RI Brown University, Lunch at Spike's Junkyard Dog, RI School of Design Museum, Ice Cream at Three Sister's, Dinner at The Dorrance

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    It's not about CBD (which I almost never wear despite being a lawyer) or conservatism. It is about what will look appealing and what won´t. Loud patterns in same size will clash and that is a fact not an opinion. I believe most of us has worn terrible outfits in the past... You are here to learn.
    This is an amazing thread and full of valuable info so treasuer it dearly:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20120311...oughts-on-coherent-combinations-for-beginners
     
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  14. An Acute Style

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    @Claghorn

    I would like some new shoes. These are my only pair that do well in the rain. I've ruined a few better pairs in the rain listening to some SF recs that rain won't hurt leather shoes. Lies.

    @Pliny

    I guess the problem with loving one pattern is that one tends to acquire necessary pieces in that pattern. I have one watch cap, one umbrella, and one rain jacket.It was cold and rainy yesterday so I needed all three. They just all happen to be black watch. I should diversify. :nodding:

    Also, surprised no one has mentioned my socks.
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  15. Claghorn

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    The way in which we thumb isn't objective, and I don't think it is a big deal that it isn't (nor is it possible to be so). When I say objective, I'm referring to the methodology by which fits are entered into the composite thread.

    Have you tried cordovan? I know you don't like throwing down money on shoes, but you can pick up AE cordovan 2nds on eBay for ~400 and Meermin cordovan 2nds for ~300.
     
  16. jaywhyy

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    Cordovan can welt up in the rain. Suede with synthetic sole is probably your best bet for leather shoes in the rain.
     
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    AS, just refer back to my fit from two pages back for an example of shoes that can stand up to a bit of rain. C&J Exmoors with storm-welted Dainite soles. Built like a brick shithouse.

    You know, it does nothing but rain in England, and there are puddles everywhere. (Even the word "puddle" is quintessentially English.) So of course, if you want a shoe that can resist a spot of poor weather, you simply have to go British.

    I also have a pair of Loake 1888 Bedales which I will trot out for inclement weather. Not exactly dress footwear though.
     
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    It's still cool and rather wintry here in NYC, though at least nice and sunny, hence the very dark colors for today's attire.

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    Somewhat cooler today so took a last chance to hook up my second @Henry Carter with this DB


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    Tie - Henry Carter

    Shirt - Canali (cream)

    Suit - Belvest

    Shoes - C & J


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    I give thumbs up based on how you look and don't give rats as to who you are. I am a regular fan of Claghorn but I just don't give him thumbs up. If he wore that white shirt/purple tie combo everyday, then I will never give him another thumbs up. And Stitchie? Heck, even my wife complimented on his pants when we were meeting him. That made me extremely jealous :)
     
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