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

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

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  1. semperexcelsius

    semperexcelsius Senior member

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    @Manton also mentions in the book that nothing will fit you as well as a bespoke suit, even a well-tailored RTW. I would be remiss to ignore the fact that he says it's probably not worth it if you find RTW that fits you well, though.

    EDIT: I hit post before I meant to. I also wanted to mention that while bespoke suits will indeed improve as you buy more of them from the same tailor (refining your pattern), the first is going to fit you extremely well if you go to the right tailor—better than most RTW, unless it's like the RTW was made for you. Additionally, if you enjoy working with that tailor and refine your pattern a bit, at some point it will get to point where you can go straight to nearly final fittings on your suits, almost like you can go back to the same RTW again and again after finding the right one.
     
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    I defenitely love prince of wales shirts.
     
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  4. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    In respect of a recent discussion about "louder" stripe ties (with advocacy of DB > SB, depending on tie):


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    Lots of linen: linen shirt, linen-cotton jacket, silk-linen-wool trousers
     
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  5. YRR92

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    Do you have a loud tie on behind that one? [​IMG]
     
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  8. TweedyProf

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    I think some stripes look better peaking out of a DB than SB, though this will depend on various factors. I prefer this one in a DB. It isn't "loud" but it's a stronger stripe that others here, I know, don't like (e.g. multiple stripes).
     
  9. YRR92

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    I can understand not loving multi-stripe ties, but I think a BB #1-alike such as that is so tried-and-true that it gets a pass. I really do like that particular tie. Would you mind telling us more about it?

    I get squeamish about pairing #1s with a university-striped shirt, since the smaller stripes on the tie seem a bit close to the shirt's stripes. In this case, I do think the DB helps: though neither pattern is loud, the two in unison could be a bit much, if they had more exposure. So, I guess I agree with you that a DB jacket can make shirt and tie pairings work, when they wouldn't quite work with an SB coat in the same cloth, but I think we look at repps differently.
     
  10. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @YRR92

    It's Paul Stuart's version of that tie. The stripes have a stronger presence than say this one (which, incidentally, is restocked at Exquisite Trimmings):


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    Aside: I don't mind that the scale can be similar, but the stripes taken as a whole differentiate it. Thinks of it as same/different at the same time.

    So, the silver stripes are the same in shirt and tie, but one sees the stripes in the tie as a double stripe. Again, YMMV

    I am less of a fan of BB1s in their full glory, but it is a classic look of course. In a three piece, I'd like this look more.

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    Wore a very similar version today - and have a couple more in various shades of blue/green. Does BB#1 refer to brooks brothers or the pattern itself? I've certainly noticed no shortage of these available on ebay in a plethora of colors.

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  12. TweedyProf

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    I believe it is the 5 alternative stripe pattern as above that is dubbed BB1 but also introduced by BB. Historians of Trad would know better.
     
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    Awning stripe shirt, boxcloth braces and pleated trousers :D

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  15. Gerry Nelson

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    From the Friday Challenge:

    DTO'ing @Claghorn

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    Friends or Brands? Patrick Johnson, Henry Carter, Christian Kimber, Howard Yount, Alfred Sargent
    Briefcase: La Portegna
     
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  16. Academic2

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    Damn. Spot on.

    Cheers,

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    Very good, Gerry.

    Just one nitpick - if you really want to imitate Claghorn, you should be carrying your shoes in your hand, rather than your bag! [​IMG]
     
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  19. Gerry Nelson

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    First time ever I saved a pic from a fellow SF-er for reference.
     

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