Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.
+1. My thoughts too. See? That was good. We need more of that.
This starts out OK with the sportcoat and tie. However, the pocketsquare is a style which should not even exist, and a white dress shirt with a sportcoat isn't so good. On top of that, the pants are too low for braces, and I don't think braces are a really good choice with a tweed sportcoat in the first place. You could tighten this up nicely, but it isn't working as is.
This shirt is a spread collar. It likely the angle. Glad you're coming to the OCBD side.
Which gets the point across better:
1) Not sure about the bold, striped tie with the windowpane shirt and black chalkstripe suit. I think there is too much going on, and generally the rule is only wear two patterns between your shirt, suit and tie...at least one of them should be a solid. Also, pink bunny slippers are generally not considered appropriate for business wear; I would recommend a black leather dress shoe.
2) My god...you look like absolute crap! You clearly know nothing about how to dress. People like you make me SICK!!! What has happened to this forum? And if anyone says they like ANYTHING about that monstrosity you have inflicted on people looking at you today, then they are stupid fucks that can't dress too!
NYR has improved dramatically over the past couple of years but with the above ensemble I think either he should wear a solid navy tie with that check jacket or a solid navy jacket with that patterned tie.
Give it up old-timer. This is a sploogefest. Nothing more. Occasionally someone posts a fit worthy of posting. Other than that, the masses can't be helped.
It's up to us to view and bolster out own attempts not to look anything like them.
All this coming from a peacock. (Me)
I was going out to eat other night and wanted to wear a tweed SC and jeans, I was looking through my shirt collection, and found that nothing I had would really work well. Thankfully Steve Smith was there with some ESF shirts to rescue me I wear SCs 90% of the time so it was a long time coming!
Thanks S. I just can't bring myself to be totally placid in that regard all the time. I do know I've been veering more towards that with the gentle guidance here. I thought the tie and jacket, although both patterned, were somewhat tasteful together, and not so peacocky.
Thanks. Its a baby blue. See below on the side of the SC comment.
You're right on the waist, seems to really outline the contour of my hip way too much and could use some letting out. Square is one of Ed's cashmere linens and while I see it contrasting texturally with the tie, I'm good with it on the coat, despite it being a "smoother" tweedy check. No comment on the height, just didn't care enough honestly to obsess over it. That was good though, thx.
Matt's opinion, then Achilles with the opposite. Problem with styleforum.
I'm surprised to see you hatin' on the idea of pairing a white shirt and sportcoat. I know Manton's no fan, but I've never really understood the objection. It seems to have been common back in the glory days of the sportcoat, and this very thread has given us endless examples of how a busy shirt is often the wrong choice for a busy sportcoat. Why eliminate one of the staple options?
Admittedly, white has a starkness that often keeps it from being the best choice, but, much like Manton's stance on white pocket squares, I rarely think it's a really bad choice.
It's a little like a mullet. If you go white, I think a buttondown is the right move. Otherwise, stick to blues and muted patterns. Just my opinion.
It may seem picky, but on this point I agree with ditching the white shirt. A light blue would probably be a better choice given what I see of the complexion of the wearer.
SOME ACTION, please
This is an OK try. However, there is just way too much orange, and the matchi-matchiness of it makes it look feminine. Tie, thing in the lapel, pocket square, socks and shoes. Pick one or two.
Yeah, I agree. As you may recall, I lean toward buttondowns myself, for a more relaxed look. But I think this thread, in general, needs fewer patterns, not more.
A guy in a white shirt and properly fitting clothes will never be the worst dressed poster in WAYW that day.
Yes, I agree with that as well. I was reacting to Matt's broader statement, rather than to this particular pairing.
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