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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. Holdfast

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  2. SeaJen

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    Will try that next time. Cheers.
     
  3. Holdfast

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    Had a fairly busy weekend with a trip to a conference. No pics of the outfit I wore to its dinner (yet), but it was my purple tramline navy suit with a steely-blue shirt with slight sheen and a near-black/very-dark-red satiny tie with a small pink neat print. The blue blazer, grey trouser outfit was for the meeting itself and taken at the end of a long day when I got back home. The DB is today; much more relaxed! The BD's roll and collar generally relaxed signficantly during the day; the shirt started off from the bottom of a drawer so got pressed quite flat. Photo reflects that, sadly:

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    Thanks again for all the thumbs, kind words and discussion last week. It was fun. Here's today. [​IMG]
    Indoor lighting [​IMG] Outdoor lighting. [​IMG] Samuelsohn Borrelli Moschino (it's blue) Unknown Ralph Lauren PRL/Corneliani Pantherella Lloyd & Haig
     
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    ^ @GMMcL excellent, particularly like that last pic in the spoiler, that taken outside? Nonetheless :nodding:
     
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    perhaps its a cultural thing, but i cant see any issue with suede and business suits. especially such a dark brown suede that kulata had on. my only nit on that fit was that i thing the legs could use a small taper. unless it was the wing, they looked a tad billowy compared to the very well fitted jacket up top.
     
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    Wind assisted. I hate baggy pants with a passion.

    @Holdfast, too bad you don't like suede with city suits. I'm actually only supposed to wear suede with anything in the Fall/Winter season. Maibad :D
     
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    First time poster here chaps, thoughts and feedback greatly appreciated. I've got two initial fits to submit:

    Here's me in character as "disdainful atheist" at a family christening. Suit is Suitsupply and the shirt is TM Lewin, with a Tie Bar tie and Chelsea boots.:

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    And here's what I wore today, in a TM Lewin shirt and jacket:

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    Thoughts appreciated!
     
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    I think suede shoes with business suits is an Italian thing (or at least a Continental European thing), definitely not British so it may explain Holdfast's dislike for the look. I've come to appreciate the look more and more, but it certainly took me awhile getting used to it.

    As for not wearing suede in the summer, I've never really understood that. Suede loafers seems to me to be the perfect casual summer shoe.
     
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    It's one of those rules I promptly dismissed as silly. Maybe their is an historical precedence to it.
     
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    +1 Suede shoes suit a linen or cotton suit perfectly
     
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    IIRC, it was the rather British Duke of Windsor who first started wearing suede shoes with business suits, right?
     
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    Really cool stuff GMMCL.
     
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    As I have understood it it stems from the association between flannel and suede - both have a textured surface and the go well exceptionally well together. However, the same could be said for linen, which I think suede go pretty well with. So I agree that it is a rule best ignored :nodding:
     
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    He definitely wore them with flannel suits, not sure whether he wore them with worsted suits (which I think is what Holdfast objected to).
     
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    +1, this is what this thread needs more of, IMHO.
     
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    best news ever.
    superb rookie outing.
    that was what i assumed.
    suede all year for me too.
    suede + flannel = :drool:
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    It's nice for a young fellow to dress so good.
     
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    ^^
    This I dig.

    How do you feel about worsted glen check suits, or high-twist windowpanes -- that kind of thing?
     
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