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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. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    About the whole thing, or in reference to the direction bit? The direction bit was not related to anyone here. Today's chum. I tried out Holdfast's idea of having a concept in mind when constructing the whole thing. [​IMG]
    Not sure about the proportions, because of camera angle, but it seems to be a vast improvement over your earlier fits. I especially like that checked fabric.
     


  2. ndw

    ndw Senior member

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    Today. Button point about 1.5" lower and trousers about as slim as I get.

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  3. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Kiton cashmere blazer
    NM pocket-square
    NM shirt
    Incotex pant
    DY belt
    Brioni socks
    Ferragamo penny loafers
    Michael cologne
    Tiffany watch
     


  4. austerlitz

    austerlitz Senior member

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    i like those shoes.... who makes those?

    Today. Button point about 1.5" lower and trousers about as slim as I get.

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  5. MBreinin

    MBreinin Senior member

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    You had said that before. Whoever bullied you into it was misguided, I am afraid...as most of your suits have a fairly wide lapel and your face can carry a bigger knot. Maybe you can try Windsor Wednesdays for a while? [​IMG]

    I will see if I can work one in for you tomorrow. [​IMG]

    ^Really nice combo, Mike. That tie is great.



    Thanks, Nick.

    About the whole thing, or in reference to the direction bit? The direction bit was not related to anyone here.

    Today's chum. I tried out Holdfast's idea of having a concept in mind when constructing the whole thing.

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    Aside from the totally closed quarters, which I am not a fan of, this is by far your best effort.

    Mike
     


  6. Threadbearer

    Threadbearer Senior member

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    Today. Button point about 1.5" lower and trousers about as slim as I get.
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    Much improved. [​IMG] You look like you lost weight between one day and the next.
     


  7. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    Beautiful tie, O. Let me guess; you thrifted it for a buck ninety-eight. (Seriously, though; where did you get it?)

    It's from the American Living line at JC Penney, and IIRC, it actually cost me about double that. [​IMG]
     


  8. tesuquegolfer

    tesuquegolfer Senior member

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    It's from the American Living line at JC Penney, and IIRC, it actually cost me about double that. [​IMG]

    What! People liking a JC Penny tie, blaspheme! I have found a couple of Nautica that I like a lot. In fact I got a TJ Max tie that I like better than an very similar Italian one I saw severely discounted at Filene's Basement. Typically I notice the quality up close but occasionally, cheap or not, I just like what I like.
     


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    MrDaniels Senior member

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    I will see if I can work one in for you tomorrow. [​IMG]

    No...no...do it for YOU!

    (And please match it with one of your wide lapel power suits so I don't look like a stupid asshole...thanks!)
     


  10. Edgar Allan Pwn

    Edgar Allan Pwn Senior member

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    A little on the casual side today...

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    And I can finally do this shot without being embarassed!

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    End of day. Forgive the wrinkles.
     


  11. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    That's what I felt too. A hair too high.
    Today. Button point about 1.5" lower
    Somewhere between these two positions, closer to the higher one, and it would be spot-on for my tastes.
    Today's chum. I tried out Holdfast's idea of having a concept in mind when constructing the whole thing.
    Not to take credit for it, but today's look is much more coherent than some of the earlier ones. Regarding the lower-fronts/quarters/whatever we've agreed to call them these days, I don't mind them being quite closed in principle (and more than a few of my own jackets are pretty closed), but the issue here is that they're actually overlapping more than than they were designed to. Could be a function of build/posture or balance, difficult to be sure. But that's a relatively minor quibble besides the noted improvement in overall visual effect compared to some other looks you've posted. Purely out of curiosity, what concept did you construct the look around anyway?
     


  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    ^SB, I think it works for you. If you do decide to order more and request a taller collar my word of advice would be to make sure you tweak all of the proportions (point length etc. accordingly) and specify that you want the collar taller in the front (if that's what you want is more "tie space"). I have not used Modern Tailor myself, but I have experimented with local MTM shirts and tweaked my second order just like you, by requesting a taller collar, but without extending the point length slightly and without specifying I wanted the collar higher in teh front as well. The result was a little strange because the collar was taller but the point length was not extended so it looked funny (just my .02 if that explanation makes any sense).

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    Thanks for the tips. Your collar today is what I have in mind...
     


  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Really like the green tie, Doc. What material is that? Wool?

    It's silk. IRL, it's a slightly warmer green, with more vitality to it. Reminds me a bit of Hober's shot silk, only it's really soft.
     


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    I think the suit could be tailored a bit more. it seems to flare out at the end.
     


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