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

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

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Thank you for posting. I'm sorry to say that I do not believe this is a good combination. The shirt is casual and should never be worn with a tie. The darkness of the shirt also creates a very low contrast with the jacket which makes the fit look muddled. The tie is generally bad and does not tie in well with anything else. The preponderance of large patterns on the shirt and tie makes it look like a modern art masterpiece (IE not good). Next time try to be a lot simpler with your choices. A light blue shirt and a simple striped tie would have gone a long way to improving your look. Keep posting and let us see what you come up with!
     


  2. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    That is an awesome use of a low-contrast tie.
     


  4. AesopsFox

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    This is exactly why I asked. I already had reservations about it because of my girlfriend, but thank you for giving me more concrete criticism. The shirt was a purchase I think I was just so excited to wear right away that I jumped the gun with it. I have actually done the striped tie, light blue shirt combo many times and is my typical go to for interviews and presentations, but I wanted to switch things up. I still like the tie (I know larger paisleys are frowned upon, but I just can't help myself), but I'll definitely stick to wearing more conservative things around it. Thank you again, and I think I'll keep these particular items separated from here on.
     


  5. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    I say marry your girlfriend! :D (I agree with all the comments made above)
     


  6. AesopsFox

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  7. cakv

    cakv Senior member

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    Where did you get an HF suit with such wide lapels? I have a Madison with lapels that only reache a hair past halfway between collar and shoulder. Was it MTM?
     


  8. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Nothing wrong with wanting to mix things up. There are patterned shirts that can be worn very well with a jacket and tie. Darker shirts are nearly always a no-go however. Stripes, micro-check, and windowpane shirts are often used to great affect with a jacket/tie.
     


  9. AesopsFox

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    I have some great light blues with those patterns that I'll give a try next time.
     


  10. yoshiwaan

    yoshiwaan Well-Known Member

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    I'll second this. Some of my ties just work better tying a particular knot. Also, I'm fairly short and some of my ties are too long, so the extra usage of a HW can make the difference.
     


  11. FlyingMonkey

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    Just to bring down the level of photography, but at least attempting a smile, here's what I'm wearing today. First the out-of-focus almost full body shot to give you the general idea.

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    Details: Corneliani DB blazer - some won't like the stronger shoulders, but I do; CT sky blue gingham shirt; Holland & Sherry tie; PS is screenprinted cotton made in Japan, one of several I was given as a gift years ago - main colours are green and purple on a white background; lightweight taupe wool trousers from Mediterraneo; plus unseen purple socks and Stemar shoes.
     
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  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  13. jcmeyer

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    Awesome WAYWRN action today gents. You all get ice cream.



    Happy to help. Keep on posting, sir!


    I'd have a skip in my step with that tie too. And great family accessory :thumbs-up:


    Gahh, more suede shoe CBD action. :inlove:
     


  14. cakv

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    OH MY GOODNESS. I'VE SEEN THAT TV SHOW/FILM. WHAT IS IT FROM?!
     


  15. Academic2

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    Brilliant (SNL, for those who don't know the classics ...)

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


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