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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. WillingToLearn

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    6 months straight at consistently above 80 and mostly above 90 is long time. To me, the heat becomes cumulative. After 10, 20 straight days of unbearable heat, you start to really feel it and it feels like society and certainly civility frays around the edges. When Dallas baked 2 or 3 summers ago for like 90 straight days, I was surprised there was not a huge uptick in violence. Maybe there was and I didn't hear about it.
     
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    This is precisely what happens in the Middle Eastern conflict zones during hot summers, especially in places with spotty electricity (read: spotty air conditioning).
     
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    You would think people would be too sweaty and fried to do anything.
     
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    You're in Dallas, Kulata? Hopefully you'll be leaving before the weekend, highs of 105+! Unfortunately I'll be stuck here and sticking to t-shirts, shorts, and espadrilles.
     
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    The moral is, don't travel in circles.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @in stitches

    Please tell me that's from when the weather was cooler and you didn't go outside, in flannel, just for a photoshoot. At this point, the only time I'll even wear linen is when I know I'll be able to get a parking space near my building. If I figure I'll need to be walking more than two minutes outside, there is no way I'm in a jacket. And I've gotten damned good at weaving my way through air conditioned buildings, popping out just briefly to move to the next, to get to where I'm going. It may add an extra 2-3 minutes getting car to office, but it's worth it.
     
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    Leaving in a few hours
     
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  9. LilacCords

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  10. Roy Al

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    I like this suit very much, at least what I see of it. Could do with an overall picture.
    But I'm not that happy with the shirt/tie. The shirt is too formal, specially the collar. Tattersall is better, and not cut-away.
    The tie is too close to the colour of the suit, might be better with rust or navy grenadine. And then the PS would be better with cream or some orange(ish) depending on the tie.
     
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  11. Caustic Man

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    I'm fine with the color of the tie with that suit, but I agree with you on the shirt.
     
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    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Actually I like @LilacCords 's fit, although Roy Al's crit is technically correct.

    Looks like a good outfit for a festive occasion like a wedding. Also, the low-contrast tie means the suit itself - and in particular, its fabric - is the centrepiece.
     
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    What is 'technically' in this context? Not familiar with concept.
     
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    This. Summers are supposed to be hot more or less. When I lived in Florida the first year I didn't get squirelly until it didn't actually cool off when I was used to it cooling off. After the first year it didn't bother me.
    Now, back home in the Northeast, I love (live for) May, June and into July. By this time of year cumulative effect as you put it starts to do me in. I start finding myself wanting it to be cloudy, or rainy.
     
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    In accordance with accepted norms of good taste in menswear, particularly, in relation to coherence and colour matching.

    In English, saying an argument is "technically correct" means that it follows the rules, but one nevertheless disagrees with its conclusions.
     
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    Today's outfit.

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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks, k.

    The past month has been hell, but the past few days have been pretty nice. More importantly tho, sometimes we must suffer for fashionz.
     
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    mcobinad: I like your combining and eye for color, but the fit is just wrong. I think it goes beyond the subjective. The circled areas show where there is no ease in the cut of the jacket and pants, so the fabric bunches up. The V over the vest shows the shape it should be. Note how the vest bows away from those ideal lines.

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    I don't think you can call these matters of taste.
     
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  19. Caustic Man

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    You have to admit, it's heading in the right direction based on his earlier fits.
     
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  20. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Oddly, despite the fact that I heartily agree with you about the issues, I think you could still call it a matter of taste.

    I think in today's pop culture, and if you were to have a look in GQ, I think the ultra tight look is still in favor with many. I don't like it at all though. Ymmv I guess.
     
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