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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. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Thanks, I just got it. My first one from HC.

    Love that tie, Cleav. Looking good, my friend!
     


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  3. SylishDad

    SylishDad Member

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    What do you guys think? Too many patterns in one outfit?

    [​IMG]
     


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    Yes.
     


  5. justridiculous

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    And it's a very skinny tie.
     


  6. ter1413

    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    +1
     


  7. SylishDad

    SylishDad Member

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    Thanks, I definitely need guidance as I'm starting to try and dress better for the first time. Comments are appreciated.
     


  8. yoshiwaan

    yoshiwaan Well-Known Member

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    Mmm, deets on these shoes too if you don't mind?

    I'm looking for a nice pair of dark brown semi-brogues and I'm a fan of ones with broguing with no zigzagging (which, I'm sure, is the technical term). They're harder to come by though.
     


  9. MeachamLake

    MeachamLake Senior Member

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    Welcome @SylishDad ! Thanks for posting.

    I think your outfit shows some signs of promise; namely that you're trying to match things based in similar colour groups, which is good. [​IMG] However as you suspected you can't go mad with patterns all the time!

    In your particular outfit, I would have, for example, swapped out the shirt for a plain white one (with a non button-down collar) and gone for a wider, solid dark brown tie - knitted or grenadine would add some extra texture. That way, you're still keeping things in the brown/beige palette without going crazy; the pocket square would then pick up the white in your shirt and the brown in your tie.

    I would definitely also look for wider ties in the future to keep everything in proportion - yours is far too skinny even for your relatively slim lapels. Skinny ties like yours suit very few men in reality, so I would avoid. I would also personally lose the tie clip, but that's just me.
     
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  11. SylishDad

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    Thank you for your very thorough answer. I guess I'll have to find my "space invaders" skinny tie a new home.
    I'll take your advice, moving forward, when putting an outfit together.
     


  12. heldentenor

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    @justinkapur , is that Ring Jacket a navy creamy waffle or the lighter blue (#236, I think?) option? I have a navy from Khakis of Carmel coming tomorrow and can't wait to start wearing it.
     


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    MeachamLake Senior Member

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    No problem, that's what these threads are for. I've done a quick mock up of the visual difference it could make - excuse the bad photoshop skills! I'm sure there's endless other combinations that could work great too but you get the idea :)

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    This is awesome dude!
     


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