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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. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    Haven't posted in this thread in months! Nice looks gents.


    I like the tall collar. Who made it?

    Also, I like the shoes, Spoo. Going to get something similar to them bespoke, maybe without such an elongated toe. It could just be where the cap is stitched.

     
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  2. Achilles_

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    What material is the PS?

    I like the look. I assume the suit is charcoal? I probably would have done a different PS, but there is nothing wrong with it as far as I'm concerned.

    I would like to reiterate that you need to bring back more of those knit ties next time you are in Korea!
     


  3. kook

    kook Well-Known Member

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    Are Spoo's suits RTW or bespoke?
     


  4. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    Today,the tie is green dots
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  5. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    :lol:

    I may just take you up on that (not the Dinks part). :)
     


  6. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    Yes. This is the perfect analogy. Would anyone ever go to a specialist watch forum and post about how quartz watches are even more accurate than mechanical watches and so much cheaper, too?

    This hobby -- any hobby, really -- is about the pursuit of excellence within some specific set of norms. It is not about utility. I'm probably tempting fate by saying this but no one is going to post on SF that tailored jackets are stupid because a Columbia fleece jacket will keep you just as warm and costs much less.

    So it is really pointless to argue that none of this matters or that there is no need to stress out or criticize because "good enough" is good enough. Even those of us who, for whatever reason, aren't pursing the degree of excellence that Vox or Manton are, benefit from their "nit picking", if that's what you want to call it. I may not be willing to splash out 10K to get a suit that avoids some of the "flaws" that Manton sometimes points out. But when he does point them out, I am developing a trained eye for nothing.

    +1


    That is not a "safety pin" in his tie. It is a stock pin. The stock pin has equestrian connections and was originally worn with a stock tie, hence the name.

    But a stock tie is typically a piece of linen. Stabbing an innocent silk or challis tie with a stock pin amounts to criminal damage.

    BTW, some luxury brands sell stock pins for comical amounts of money. If you are really interested in such a thing, try searching equestrian sites, especially those that sell stuff for fox hunting. You will find authentic ones for 1/4 of the price.
     
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  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    That is just so fantastically FU. Looks great.
     


  8. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    I wish I could see more detail on that tie. It is a perfect foil to the "outrage" of the jacket. This is so wonderful. Love the shoes, too.
     


  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I liked the post, but requoted in full to thank you, not only for summarizing perfectly how I feel and where I want to go, but for this huge compliment I bolded above. Im humbled.


    100%. That fits perfect.


    Maybe Ill play with a different tie thats a little bolder the next time, but thanks for the feedback.


    LOL. 100% RTW.


    Nice square. :fistbump:
     


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    It fits great, Spoo! You look like a million bucks. The shoes are particularly sexy.
     


  12. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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  13. acecow

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    Purchasing a bespoke suit is not as simple. You have to travel to a worthy tailor for several fittings. It's quite easier to purchase a TF online.
     


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    This. It's less about the cost of the actual piece and more the cost of getting the piece created.
     


  15. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks man! Also, I appreciate your words in the maelstrom of Mondays conversation here, I dont think I ever thanked you for that.


    Well, I prefer instant gratification, thats one. Im still impetuous enough to not want to wait. Also, I routinely work about 15 hours a day, so I dont have a lot of free time. Also, I think for the most part I have a good enough build that I make RTW work... in the past I have picked the wrong RTW, but I am slowly correcting that, and as you can see here with my newest looks today, I think that its improved.
     


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