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. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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    This is part of the reason why I moved away from more european looks and back to the classic american sack suit when I go to court. I can keep things smart without looking too OTT, because the suit itself has a certain disheveled look to it (as I think Holdfast or Vox once described it). Especially as a younger attorney, I can't afford, figuratively or literally, to walk into court looking like I care too much about my suits. Both the court and the clients will wonder whether my legal fees are justified, or going straight to my wardrobe. I therefore embrace my own disheveled look.
     
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    These two pics make that look like a completely different jacket! Top photo makes it look 'want-to-buy,' but the second makes it look average-y, IMO...


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    imo, don't do it. just don't do it...

    fully agree on the no ps look. it's much cleaner and less affected. well done.
     
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    My first boss applied this principle to his office. He had never remodeled it since he opened it in the early 70's. He said his clients were poor, and he could not afford that they thought he was gonna rip their money off of them. Sure, I think he was just justifying himself and his mess, but I can validate his point to a certain level. (Since her daughter inherited the office, she made a simple remodeling and it looks a lot nicer.) Comparatively, corporate clients tend to retain the services of attorney offices in the downtown metro area over similarly qualified ones from smaller cities or towns, and I guess it just comes down to perception of a "big gun" representation.
     
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    I am curious why you say this. FWIW, coat's a BB silk sack.
     
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    Well, the top image makes it look grey with a hint of blue. The second makes it look white/beige and black!
     
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    Just black and white.
     
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    Damn the discussion is sounding more civil can't we go back to the wacky of yesterday?:lurk:
     
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    Fuck you! :lol:
     
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    You have a way with words. Eloquent
     
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    THANK YOU WAYWRN BROS.

    I came to Styleforum specifically because I felt a need to upgrade my professional appearance as one of many possible actions I could take to further my career. I had grown lazy and complacent in this regard over the past 5 years after many years of actually far exceeding the attire of my peers.

    I've not posted many looks here yet (only one actually). But I have been watching the posted looks and comments quite closely and working on my wardrobe for the past six weeks diligently: both in terms of effort and expenditure.

    Which brings me to my reason for the thank you.

    Today I had a brief sit down with the owner of my company, as I do every Wednesday, and for the first time in the 18 years that I have worked with him he commented on my appearance/attire. Needless to say it was a postive and appreciative comment.

    This is not an insignificant thing - as this gentleman is one of VERY few words in general and one of even fewer affirmative statements. He is a strictly 'what have you done for me lately' sort of business manager. He dresses quite well within his particular style (southern gentleman of means) but to my knowledge he has never before 'stooped so low' as to compliment anything about the attire of those who 'serve him'.

    As I work in an industry in which we sell luxury visual designs to clients I can promise you appearances do matter in very real ways at my workplace.

    Thanks again guys. I'm learning a lot around here.

    PS - all solictations for payments to you for career image consulting services will be summarily ignored! :devil:
     
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    Lufty, If the entire suit was a lighter gray, the yellow tie would have been OK. However, I think with the pants you've chosen, a darker tie would have been better. It would have drawn the eyes upward, helping the overall look to be more cohesive. As it is, the bottom half seems too disparate.
     
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    Ha. Nothing special. Not sure why I chose to blur it out:embar:


    Well that's nice of you. IRL though it is hardly "my way." I very rarely see squares and/or little to no break trousers. When I do, I instinctively - "wonder if they read SF?" I have said this before, but for me it is all about being comfortable in your clothes- wrt to both fit and not feeling self-concious.


    Thanks, Fritzl. I am plenty affected, but much of it is due to laziness. You dob't like the 2" cuff? I think my tailor chopped the excess fabric anyway so no lengthening will be occurring. He also thinks anything cuff larger than 1.5" is ridiculous and prefers a "full" break.
     
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    I was truly hoping we could start a new day without any personal attacks or immaturity...:confused:
     
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