HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.

  1. Tristram

    Tristram Well-Known Member

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    Summer outfit of today.

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  2. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Still looks off.

    The stripes in the jacket needs be bold enough not to mistake it for a suit jacket. Example rowing blazers, cricket blazers etc

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  3. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    Overall a nice look, but something about the way the jacket quarters are falling seems off: either it's that the buttoning point is a bit high (and possibly overly snug), and it's creating an "x" effect that looks to be cutting your body in half, or the quarters are falling too straight, which could be a result of the former, or it could be a combination of the two. I'm not sure I'm translating what I'm seeing very well; perhaps someone else can chime in. Or maybe I'm the only one seeing it?
     
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  4. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Gave @Cleav 's suggestion of wearing a more saturated blue shirt with this midnight blue suit a try, and I must say it works wonders, especially with my complexion. Cheers, Cleav!

    I wish the shirt collar was higher and wider, but that should be corrected with my next batch of Luxire shirts.

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  5. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is that one of your new knits? What's the code again?
     
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  6. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Yep, I believe it's DADJEANS.
     


  7. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    "Do I like that" Looking good friend! :slayer:
     


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  9. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    Great pic, but is that a suit? I'm not saying it isn't, the jacket just looks more like a coat to me. (in comparison to modern suits) Given their history chelsea boots would make sense under a tweed or country type suit. Boots to be worn riding your horse from your cottage in the country into town. Chelsea boots under a modern business suit don't make as much sense. Just my 2ct
     
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  10. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Yes, it’s very much a suit. That’s the frontispiece from the 2007 reprint of Amies’ 1964 ABC of Men’s Fashion, and it’s a typical British cut for the time. England spent the first half of the last century either at war or preparing for it, and Saville Row has always drawn upon the military uniform along with equestrian attire for its tradition; this accounts in part for the very different connotations the word ‘boot’ will have for an Englishman compared, say, to an American, as well as the longer cut jacket in this example.

    Actually, in England the boot made the transition in tandem with the suit coat, which also began as a riding jacket, of course, so in England having equestrian apparel as part of the ancestry of a particular piece of clothing does not, by itself, mitigate against its dressiness. Riding was an aristocratic pastime. George V much preferred the boot to the shoe.

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    Edit: Personally, with a countrified tweed suit I’d prefer gunboat brogues or something similarly heavy looking. The modern Chelsea would be a bit too sleek and polished to my eye.

    Just my personal preference, mind.
     
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  11. Crat

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    Thank you for the elaborate explanation : )
    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that chelsea boots don't go with suits. I love boots with suits and wear them together myself quite a lot.
    All I'm saying is that in today's world the more rustic chelsea boot is not the perfect match for a modern formal business suit in my opinion but each to their own.
     


  12. An Acute Style

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    Still grading projects. Went out for lunch. Going back under. [​IMG]

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  13. Pliny

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    Of all the fits you've posted I like this the best AAS. Simple. two colors. No tie.

    Far out. kudos
     


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    Thanks, Pliny. [​IMG] I actually had another shirt and jacket on, but decided they were too busy.
     


  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Team America, for the World Cup Friday Challenge. It's rare occasions like this that I'm glad I've not given away my true red tie.

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