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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. Coburn

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    HF - thanks for the comment. I agree on the collars. This was a new shirt fresh out of the box, with a couple of launderings the shirt should end up higher....
     
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    Sunday in South Carolina

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    Funny you should mention the Poynter Sisters. That just happens to be my nickname for unrefinery's avatar.

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    ok ok.... thanks for the feedback. I was wearing THAT tie b/c it was a semi-formal holiday event... so it was meant to be a bit whimsical given I was wearing the black suit ( I know, I know black suit, but it is night time and I'm going to the symphony) and the shoes, point taken. Aside from that! :lol: why are so many so offended? Ironically, the positive comments (and there are some) concerning the tie knot, pocket square, shirt collar etc. have all been PM'd to me...thanks to both.
     
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    This morning, I wore my newly received "Slim Walt Trouser Pale Grape Herringbone" trousers from Epaulet. I love the fabric and the slim, sleek fit. Fantastic pair of trousers!

    But, the color, "pale grape", is difficult (for me) to match. With a white shirt, a navy blue sweater or tie didn't look quite right. I wore a solid purple tie, and that wasn't quite right either. Perhaps burgundy or "Sarum" blue? Light blue? Here are some pics. In real light, the color is much, much lighter that appears on the pic. The third pic shows the trouser with a purple/charcoal check shirt. Your advice, gents, is welcome.

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    The tie and the shoes don't really work because they're conflicting with the "three piece suit" notion. The three piece is more of a classic, elegant look, while the shoes and tie are casual and modern (and not the best in general). I'd stick to a more classic tie, tied with four in hand for a smaller knot, and some lace up shoes for more formality.

    Out of curiosity, who makes the suit?
     
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    Thanks. I bought the material in England but had the suit made by Peter Lee (Baron) in Hong Kong. Shirt is Jantzen.
     
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    Oh ok. Other than the high button stance, the suit looks pretty good. The shoulders look well done.
     
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    They already have names: Trinidad and Tobago.

    We're all kinds of international up in this jawn.
     
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    Time to break out the polo coat.

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    I added more photos because some of you wanted to see the shirt with the scarf over it. Enjoy

     
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    Other than the shoes and the tie, this would look perfectly acceptable for a boardmeeting. The thing is, this was for the opera, and you could've been more trendy. I'd say you could have worn a slimmer suit with shorter pants and a shorter jacket.

    Kudos on the watch.
     
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    ^ thanks for the comments CDHagg.... here is out to dinner tonight.

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    all of this is awesome... you don't need me to tell you but you are a well dressed chap!

     
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    Fair enough - you're right of course. However, I was looking for stroller suits and wasn't looking to waste time finding a better picture.

    The point is, striped pants with a solid SB jacket is not only acceptable but completely adherent to a long-existing style of dress. Of course, I'm not wearing a waistcoat which makes up an official part of that style, but the professions where the waistcoat is accepted as a part of business attire are unfortunately now limited.
     
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    Very very nice. Classic and conservative but still sharp enough to turn heads. If I had to critique, I'd say the similar spacing of stripes on the suit and shirt make is perilously close to looking too busy. But I think you make it work.
     
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    You need your eyes checked. That's a short jacket. And why is it necessary to be trendy at the opera? If anything, opera is supposed to be conservative.
     
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    First off, I'd like to say that fashion is almost totally subjective. There are certain things that aren't subjective, such as the fact that some colors clash together and that high-water pants aren't symmetrical with the human body, but even things like that can be regarded as fashionable and stylish if they become the norm, or avant garde. Also, I'd like to say that I am probably much younger than you and thus have more trendy tastes in fashion, and I am also aware that I have much less sartorial experience than the power posters on this website.

    That aside, the above ensemble isn't very "fashionable" in the strict sense of the word. The clothing is very conservative, the colors match fairly well, but it isn't young. I'm sure that you wouldn't want to dress like someone half your age, and I would definitely caution you from doing so (as that just makes a man look like a mindless, tasteless fashion victim), but with a couple of tweaks you might be able to give yourself a younger, more stylish image.

    First off, the pants could be slimmer. Not hug-the-back-of-your-leg skinny, just pleasently slim and tapered. I'd say the length is good, as long as the pants are hitting just above the sole of the shoe while you are standing. Secondly, the jacket could use some waiste supression and length reduction. If the jacket were just two inches shorter, I think it would look much more modern (but I actually don't know if a tailor could successfully shorten it without messing up the proportions). Third, I'd say you could experiment with a wool tie, to complement the rugged texture of the coat (although the picture isn't great). Fourth, a thicker watch might be more appropriate. Since you are wearing a tweed (right?) jacket with unmatched pants, it's not a formal outfit, and the slim watch looks slightly out of place.

    All of that is IMHO-please don't take me for an authority, I just enjoy giving my two-cents worth. [​IMG]
     
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