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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. luv2breformed

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    I think there is plenty of fabric differentiation so that the combo doesn't look like he's trying to make a suit. That said it is a pretty low contrast combination.

    Given that, I think I'd actually prefer a lighter tie and lighter shoes, to keep everything harmonious in terms of contrast level. This is all in theory, however and I have no clue how it might look in actual practice.

    All that said, there is something I don't quite like about it. This is me trying to put my finger on it.
     
  2. acecow

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    The jacket is too casual for the rest of the outfit. Aside from that, I'd leave it as it is, it looks good.
     
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    Not a fan of the flaps on the pockets and the tie looks too wide to me - though both of those are pretty subjective.
     
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  4. in stitches

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    :)
     
  5. gdl203

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    I'm a fan of flapped patch pockets with tweed jackets, barleycorn, etc... I think that's a great match
     
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  6. clarinetplayer

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    Lovely suit. As for the tie, I would like to see it on a blue blazer, white shirt, light grey trousers.
     
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    This is beautiful.
     
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    Mine is navy and tan herringbone, but otherwise the same I think. Mine is completely unstructured, is this one? I disagree that cream silk is merely a a choice when nothing else works and is no better than nothing, but I think something to pick up the blue in the tie or the deeper brown of the herringbone and loafers would have been better here. Otherwise I like it. There was a duscussion somewhere on the forums today about dark shoes being more versatile, and I think there's something to that, as demonstrated with these loafers, which I like a lot. Cant agree that there's a formality clash at all..chinos, soft tailored jacket, suede loafers...all seem on the same end of the sliders to me.
     
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    yep, they're Cheaneys and thanks for the tip about Magnanni, much appreciated.
     
  11. calypso

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    Who knew :) Now Some of my favorite stuff are "pre-owned"
     
  12. Academic2

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    Patrick:

    A propos suit trousers/socks matching, today I got lucky:

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    Cheers,

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    Where I grew up (north east US, by the shore), that would be a mostly spring/summer tie, more likely to be worn with a sport coat than suit, and with a lighter color coat, too.

    I don't know how relevant those conventions might be on your side of the Atlantic, however.

    Cheers,

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    I missed this the first time around. This exact realization initially inspired some on the thrift thread to begin posting their "thrift fits", which eventually spawned its own thread. Less feedback than bragging.

    As for Eviltimeban's observation that nothing he has is secondhand, I'm nearly completely the opposite. Almost all of the pieces I paid retail for have since been sold as my tastes have conformed to StyFo groupthink matured. Almost everything I wear now was previously owned (though not always previously worn) or bought at a discount chain. There are some rare exceptions, but that's true for 95+% of what I wear. The good news is, doing a fair bit of reselling, I have access to a steady supply of inventory, and can pick from the best of the best to keep. The bad news is I exercise that prerogative a little bit too often (read: some, including the venerable Mrs. GMMcL, would tell you I'm a borderline hoarder).
     
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    Monochrome: a trio of navy patterns. Thanks for the thumbs yesterday.

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  17. SeaJen

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    Borderline????

     
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    In reality it's a little better (for whatever that is worth), but I might try for more contrast the next time I wear it. Any suggestions?

    Had a hard time choosing a square to go with this, so in those cases I usually resort to white linen or cream silk. I think in this getup, with a tie, nice shirt, etc., it needed a square, but perhaps not this one. Open to your thoughts on what would have worked.

    Tried this once, failed miserably, so I thought I would go a different way (although this is a bit of a more colorful, textured jacket).

    Too casual for chinos and loafers? Maybe the shirt & tie are too formal for the rest of the outfit? Although the tie is linen/cotton/silk which would reduce its formality a tad, right?

    I wish this jacket had bigger lapels, tie is 3.25". Since @gdl203 likes flapped patch pockets, I will consider that a partial win for me today.

    Yep, unstructured, tan and cream herringbone. I think I like it a little more worn casually than usual jacket & tie combos, just need to figure the best way to do so.
     
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    Cue GMMCL Multiple Closet Porn Pictures.

    I'd be scared to see what Spoo's closet looks like as well.
     
  20. gdl203

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    I also agree with this
     
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