HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

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  1. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    Playing Russian Roulette with the suit collection today - another one that hasn't been worn in a while. The trouser waist needs to be taken in a bit, but otherwise it doesn't look (or fit) too badly.

    Suit & shirt - BB (Fitzgerald and slim-fit, respectively)
    Tie - Lewin
    Cufflinks - Benson & Clegg, London
    Shoes - Bergdorf Goodman house brand

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    My two cents.

    In just over six months since joining sf, I have received massive amounts of advice on what to wear and how to wear it. Based on current comments on the few fits that I post, I think it is safe to say that there has been significant improvement from my first days here. The fact that I now know how little I knew back then tells me that there are volumes that I have yet to learn. That doesn't mean, however, that I have not developed opinions and there's that little voice in my head to which I try to listen, usually successfully but not always.

    I feel that it is time to begin to repay a bit of the debt which I have accumulated here at sf.

    I have refrained from commenting and offering my opinion on the fits of others because I AM such a neophyte but I can't keep taking without giving back. That would be both greedy and selfish. In that spirit, I will begin to offer my thoughts on various fits that I see in this thread and a few others. I know from experience that there will be those who will disagree for a variety of reasons, most notably because I will be wrong but more often, I suspect it will be more of a difference of opinion, of which there seems to be plenty around here!

    My opinions will, I hope, be devoid of snark since
    A. I don't know enough to be snarky
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    B. Others who DO know enough were not snarky with me.
    Still, Dig's gotta be Dig so expect to endure my own brand of humor.

    I hope to be counted among your number for years to come and to all of you who have helped me get started...

    Thanks.

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    Crusty, I luvs me some windowpane but the socks and the suit seem too 'adjacent' to share the pattern. Perhaps a dotted pair of socks to pick up the tie might have been a bit less expected.
     
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    40L. ;)

    pants are a much darker in person...the flash makes them really red.
     
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    Allow me to pick nits. This outfit would benefit from having a different shirt. The pattern, style, and cloth all point to it being more appropriate for wear with a city suit. That's a tweed, country-style jacket. I'm not opposed to wearing such a jacket in an urban setting, but I think they look better with the appropriate type of shirt. It doesn't have to be something overtly country, like tattersall; although, that would work. Something like a solid blue fabric with a little texture would work just fine. But that type of pinstripe combined with the double-cuffs just looks incongruent with the rest of the outfit.
     
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    Long time no see man - and spot on advice as usual. Good to see you, and thanks for the advice. Duly noted.
     
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    who made who?
     
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    Guys, what do you think about this winter coat? It's a cobalt blue, 100% cashmere. I'll save deets for later as not to influence anything. From far it looks solid, up close you can see the diagonal ribbed herringbone. It looks like it's pulling around the button only because I forgot to close the interior button.
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    Looks nice I think.
     
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    I like the color but don't see it as a staple coat. Just slightly too blue to be an incredibly versatile piece, IMO. However, knowing both your style and the fact that you definitely have other overcoats in teh collection, I say keep it. Adds a nice pop to greys and browns.

    Also, I don't know that herringbone is a deal-breaker. I kind of like the texture herringbone can add to a look, just my $0.02 there.
     
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    dude. I fucking dig this. a nice alternative to the grey or black overcoats you typically see.
     
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    this is awesome and you know it. spill the deets.
     
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    I like it. Where do you live where you are already wearing overcoats? It's 100 degrees here.
     
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