HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

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  1. VictorSF

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    Yes, this is a joke on the topic at movie Police Academy

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    Despite the heat, I've suited up - the debut of another indulgence of mine, a new suit from BB.

    Suit, shirt and tie are BB
    PS - Robert Talbott
    Shoes - Harris, via Barney's NYC

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    I like your Pocket Square! Who the manufacturer?
     


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    Like clockwork...
    You certainly have a flair for the dramatic. Both of these jackets fit much better than those in your previous posts. I'm not sold on the blue shoes and yellow socks in the first fit.
    No reason to fret about this indulgence, Señor Crust. I suspect you might get some feedback about the relative openness of the fronts, and maybe the lapel is bowing a bit? Doesn't seem to be pulling at the button, though, so that could just be an artifact of the pose.
    MBD* *Monkey Business Dress (I want to like this, but I think the tone of the shirt is just too close to the rest of the fit. I'd like a bit more contrast.)
     
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    These poses... it is like a Universal Studios ride.
     


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    Not quite as nicely fitting across the chest as the new one from yesterday IMO (although I prefer the overall length of the BB), but still miles better than some of the older ones. Nice!

    I love the cufflinks! (source?)

    Cashmere(?) tie is a bit unseasonal, no?







    This worked better in my head/laying-out than in photos/reality... in hindsight, needed a different/brighter tie/square to pull some attention upwards and balance the bright trousers, I think.


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    My money's on Tiffany's :D

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    Victor, my pocket square today was made by Robert Talbott.
    Mr. Butch, I had thought that the waist of the jacket should have been let out a little bit, but the fitter suggested that the shoulders be padded to raise them a bit instead. The suit will remind me not to overindulge - it is not an ideal garment to wear after a week of vacation, with the requisite increase in food consumption, and the requisite decrease in exercise. [quote name="Holdfast" url="/forum/thread/234255/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iii/8580_20#post_4707768Not quite as nicely fitting across the chest as the new one from yesterday IMO (although I prefer the overall length of the BB), but still miles better than some of the older ones. [/quote] I agree that the fit around the chest isn't as nice as the suit from Paul Stuart from yesterday, but that may be for the reasons stated above. As for my older suits, I have been going through the collection, and either having them worked on by my alterations tailor, or donating them to charity - an ongoing project. When the autumn arrives, we will see whether they look better for the alterations.
     


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    I agree that the fit around the chest isn't as nice as the suit from Paul Stuart from yesterday, but that may be for the reasons stated above. As for my older suits, I have been going through the collection, and either having them worked on by my alterations tailor, or donating them to charity - an ongoing project. When the autumn arrives, we will see whether they look better for the alterations. [/quote] Crusty, Today's BB suit looks good on you. Isn't it amazing how the tiny nuances of a 'current' cut are so noticable when a garment is put on the body - and much less so on the rack? Here's what I've noticed about the 'fit' of several of my recent suits which I think pertains to your suit today as well. 1.) I presume it's a very light weight fabric (150-160 high twist or something similar - no?) 2.) It's clearly a 'modern fit' style and that means cut pretty close. (Yours, by the way, looks 'bout right to me.) I have two similar suits and I find the following: a. no pocket square - looks perfect - no tension, no pulling, fronts look spot on. b. pocket square w/ tv fold - a very minor amount of tension, pulling, fronts might look too tight with arm movement but are still good. c. pocket square w/ a shake out and poof (my preferred method), noticable slight buckle - MAKES ME CRAZY. The problem is these super lightweight fabrics (which I do indeed enjoy in the heat of summer) just don't have enough strength to hold in the poofy square down flat and thus the whole front starts to buckle a bit. (Looks like this is what is happening on your fit today.) Short of a cardboard insert :crackup: does anyone have a proposed solution (other than a looser fit or heavier fabric - thank you). I'm certainly loath to have mine reworked in any case as I don't think they are worth the investment for anything more than 'seam let out' and I'm not sure even that would be very effective as the breast pocket is still going to puff out with the square in it. Probably even more so with less tension on the fit. Would adding a piece of buckram or other stiffener inside the breast pocket be a possibility? I'm sure some you out there have an opinion. :happy:
     


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    another strike on the tie Spoo ... that tie does not go with summer IMO. no comment about the overall shirt/tie/jacket combo.
     


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    Holdfast - cufflinks were a local antique store find, I think I paid $3. :)


    I can see it being a little heavy, but I think unlined cashmere ties are 12 months a year. YMMV.
     


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    Spoo I think your look today would be awesome in fall, especially with the subtle purple in there. However, I think summer might call for a bit more contrast in the look/a more pronounced injection of color. Just my $0.02. Either way, the tie is baller.
     


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    Nevermind. sugarbutch got there first.
     
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    First time in history I've been asked to bring more color to a fit :laugh:
    I get what you mean though.
     


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