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

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  1. sugarbutch

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    It's impossible not to notice you, hoss. IJS...
     
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    Um, sure. :)
     
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    Very cool jacket! [​IMG]
     
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    All linen for a warm Friday:

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    Suit: Brooks Brothers
    Shirt: Proper Cloth Linen/Cotton blend
    Tie: Shibumi
    Square: Kent Wang
    Shoes: Brooks Brothers

    I wore a Sam Hober 4-fold Grenadine last night and now this Shibumi 7-fold tie today. I am struck by the contrast in substance between the two types of tie. The Grenadine is a very substantial tie, almost plank-like in its stiffness. In contrast, this Shibumi tie is a like a wisp of silk and feels very different. Both lovely ties, but very different. Very different knots, too. Apropos of nothing in particular, just an interesting (to me) observation.
     
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    SB, is that water on the ground in pic 2 your sweat from wearing a jacket today? It's freakin' hot out there for SF.

    Shirt is chambray, yes? Looks like a great fit with a soft feel and perfect for the pants/shoes. What type of fabric is the jacket, though? I have a heard time with chambray and a more traditional jacket unless it's really soft/unstructured. Hard to tell from the pics though.

    Side note on chambray, I'm seeing a lot of #meanswear try to get away with it in more formal suit/blazer fits with ties and I just can't abide.
     
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    I note that your Brooks Brothers linen suit is three-button with a peak lapel. Is that a variant that BB did for their Gatsby Collection? I have the Madison model two-button with waistcoat, which will be dragged out for the Garden Party at the Frick Museum in mid-June. It's still quite cool here in NYC - by far too cool for linen.
     
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    I note that your Brooks Brothers linen suit is three-button with a peak lapel. Is that a variant that BB did for their Gatsby Collection? I have the Madison model two-button with waistcoat, which will be dragged out for the Garden Party at the Frick Museum in mid-June. It's still quite cool here in NYC - by far too cool for linen.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, exactly. The jacket and trousers in this fit are part of the Gatsby collection. The regatta jacket I wore yesterday is also part of that collection and I have a couple more pieces, too. I also have the Madison 3-piece that you mention, which I also like a lot.
     
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    I knew someone would comment on the water, dammit.

    The jacket is very softly structured. Butterfly lining, self-lined for the inside pockets.

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    Cleav and Gino Abruzzo, your photos make me wish I were European. Cleav, I hope the Englishman in you doesn't take that moniker as a slight! Great fits, both of you.
     
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