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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.

  1. sugarbutch

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    This probably isn't the best place for this, but rather than create a new is-this-ok thread, I thought I would ask here. My thesis defense is on Thursday and I was thinking of wearing a three-piece suit with this setup:
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    Is the combination of patterns too much, especially the shirt, and would this be better with plain white shirt? Thank you.
     


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    A plain white shirt would be better, certainly, though, to be quite honest, I'm not feeling the tie with this suit - perhaps with a plain blue shirt? Just my $.02 . . .
     


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    WB, congrats on being so close to the end! What field?

    You know who will be in the audience better than we do, but maybe avoid being too flashy for such an event? I'd ditch the bow tie and find a regular, middle-of-the-road tie that can work with that square, which looks good to me (though not in the vest pocket, as I'm sure you weren't planning to do). And only wear the vest if you don't think you'll overheat.

    As U-Crust said, a plain blue or white shirt for sure. Suit provides enough texture/pattern already.

    Best of luck!
     


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    Nice to see some German/German connections here. My family is from Germany, from the town of Herne near Bochum. Haven't been back there in decades myself, but I still have family there today.
     


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    Thanks for the thumbs on Saturday. I heard it was finally spring today.

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    I didnt mind it and I figured it would help break up the colors a bit. The tie knot was shit though.
     


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    ^ nice suit. I think a lower button stance and a different shirt would make this even better.
     


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    Thank you @upr_crust and @jcmeyer , I am in English lit focusing on the Romantic poets, William Blake in particular (hence my user name). I wear a bow tie 2-3 days a week, and feel more comfortable doing so than wearing a neck tie. I am planning to wear the same suit pictured above with a white shirt. If not the tie pictured, what type of pattern do you think would work better (I have a couple more conservative stripe bows, as well as a few neats, but no solids).

    edit: after looking at the picture, the tie/suit combo seems either too busy or too close in scale (or both).
     
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    I agree with you in written language, but in spoken language, it is pretty hard to switch to German pronounciation in the middle of an English sentence. And if you use a German word with English pronounciation, it is hard to identify what you actually mean (i.e. what is the written name). I have a similar problem with some French speaking English, but with French pronounciation. I can only understand them by backtranslating their pronounciation into a written word in my mind and then "read" it as an English word. So, Köln pronounced in English would sound somewhat like "cullen", which is nearer to Cologne than to the correct pronounciation.
     


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