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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. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    At what length do you usually have your jackets made? I ask because a common criticism here of too short jackets (i.e. failing to cover the ass of the wearer) is that they look like a woman's jacket.
     
  2. Kylerton

    Kylerton Well-Known Member

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    I am actually a woman who is a menswear aficionado - i wear my jacket at a 24" or a 25" as i'm fairly short (5'3).

    How come no one likes the horsebit loafers around here?
     
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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't say "no one". An Acute Style practically lives in his. Also, is there a reason you guys don't dimple your ties? ^_^

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    (and the outfit on the right is pretty nice)
     
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  4. Sander

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    I think the emphasis lies on "with suits".
     
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  5. Kylerton

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    Hey that's me! thanks for looking up my company :)

    I try and try to dimple my tie, but to no avail. do you have any tips on how to get it right?

    Here's a better photo of that outfit:

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  6. Kylerton

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    I think the emphasis lies on "with suits".
    noted.
     
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  7. An Acute Style

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    I own five pair of horsebit loafers and love them. Many people think they're too casual for suits, but I disagree. Suits can be worn casually. If they are worn casually, I think the shoes should be casual too to match. But haters gon' hate.
     
  8. archibaldleach

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    I actually don't mind horsebit loafers too much. They have a reasonable historical pedigree and have been worn by several well-dressed people (including Douglas Fairbanks). The issue here IMO is that they don't really work with a suit because a loafer is on the casual end of the dress shoe spectrum while a suit and tie is on the formal end.
     
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    I can see it with a casual suit (linen / cotton with patch pockets during the summer), but not so much with a dark worsted suit and tie.
     
  10. Mr. Six

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    Thanks, Stitchy. That's kind of you. Most days, I wear business casual because that's how my office rolls. Then factor out the days I don't have time for pics or don't like the results ...
     
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  11. Academic2

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    Pinch and push going in at the top; pinch and pull at the bottom coming out. That’s it.

    Some ties dimple easier than others, of course.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  13. Coxsackie

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    Don't let yourself get in a flap over it.
    At first I thought this was a bit weird, but then I quickly warmed to it. You guys/girls rock!

    I suspect the key to the success of an image like the above, is the execution. All three of you are well dressed with clothes that fit. The body language is also typically male. A fascinating exercise, and I'd like to see more.
     
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  14. Kylerton

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    thanks, as part owner of a custom suit/shirting company fit is king. you should check out our tumblr or our facebook if you want to see more. we're also running a kickstarter campaign right now with some pretty awesome merch.
     
  15. in stitches

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    first off, kudos for joining, and posting fits. very cool to have a woman wearing MC up in here, and i like your style.

    i clicked your tumblr link to follow, but apparently, i already follow your tumblr lol.

    i generally dislike them outside of casual wear, they almost always seem incoherent, but i have to admit, you make it work, gurl.

    also, for a nice dimple, when you pull the blade through the knot, start to form the dimple before you actually tighten the knot by pinching the fabric in the middle, and even using a finger as a dimple place holder. keep that dimple as you tighten the knot all the way, and try and to keep it even the the whole time.

    may sound like a lot, but eventually, it becomes second nature.

    also, due to your height, you may be getting a very narrow part of the tie at the knot, which would compound the problem. easy fix tho, bespoke ties from sam hober! they will help you create a tie that has the optimal length and blade thickness for proper dimple making success.
     
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  16. Coxsackie

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    New tie today - my first plain navy grenadine.


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    SC, belt - Canali
    Shirt - Ascot Chang MTM
    Tie - Rhodes & Beckett
    Square - Henry Carter
    Trousers - Pal Zileri
    Boots - Carmina shell MTO (Oscar last)


    Edit: full length photo added within spoiler
     
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  17. jungleroller

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    How's the cantarelli?
     
  18. dieworkwear

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    I like dimpled ties, but some really well dressed people never dimple.

    From left to right: no dimple, small dimple, big dimple. Like Goldilocks.

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  19. in stitches

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    Coxsackie - this is a good look for you. keep doing that.
     
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  20. Kylerton

    Kylerton Well-Known Member

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    Quote: Thanks, I've been wanting to join but was a little nervous about the whole thing. You've made me feel quite welcome though and it's definitely appreciated.

    Love all the tips on tie dimples. I'm going to try it tomorrow and post my result. I'll also for sure check out Sam Hober.

    What do you think about the Merch on our Kickstarter? I'm pretty surprised that most of them aren't going like hotcakes.
     
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