Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.
I do agree with you on the socks being maybe a little bit too much here.
Well, as a security guard you need some firm footwear of course
The jacket is the one you had made up recently? Great colour and texture!
The hat ruins these every single time, because it's objectively far too big for your head. You can still wear than 1920/30s style hat, but you need a lower crown (you ever thought about wearing a homburg?). Great suit, though!
You are completely wrong. If one is well versed in hattery than one would understand that this fedora is perfectly preportioned for my face.
Tibor, I don't know much about hats, so can you please explain?
And how about the pic that @Roycru posted above? To my untrained eye, the hat of the gentleman on the right is too small, while that of the gent in the middle seems just right. I must admit I also think your hats look too big on you, so I'm curious why you as a connoisseur say the proportions are perfect.
It has a lot less to do with a specific kind of hat that frames one kind of face. There are many different effects each block & flange # gives to a style of a hat. Proper Hattery due to its rarity has become an incredibly arcane and esoteric subject. Many people on a variety of fashion related forums have a very limited understanding of hats that lends an attraction to the generic factory blocks. With the fullest blocks many people are use to seeing is a #52. The wide array of fuller straighter blocks (such as a #81 block, and going well up into the #100's) and the level of formality those fuller blocks rightfully uphold on countless facial structures can be lost to many who do not understand hattery or are unfamiliar with the variety of different asthetics relating to fedoras, especially outside of their limited styles that they are used to seeing. While Japanalex01 was polite and kind, what he said was "objective" was a statement that was an expression of his own subjectivity and holds no greater truth other than that being his own personal opinion. The more one understands the countless styles of blocks, flanges, creating a wide arrays of asthetics relating to each one, the more studied and well preportioned this particular hat will look on me.
So to be objective let's get someone else and not just the wearer, who is also well versed in hattery to critique the hat. Any suggestions on who qualifies in SF?
Probably none, thought the guy does it for living
In regards to the picture Roycru posted both hats are correct. Both are notably more casual in style than mine. In relation to the eras these gentlemen are wearing, one has a style associated with the mid 1950's, and the other block typical of the 1960's-80's. The problem many of you are having is you have this false preconcieved notion of how you each envision a hat is supposed to fit the wearers face. Well yes, it is possible to be poorly preportioned, but in most cases I have seen on this forum it is a subjective statement bounded in an untangible notion of what a hat should look like on a person. Both of the gentleman could wear a fedora much taller and straighter giving a more formal apperance or they could go smaller giving a more casual look. It is usually simply a case of the asthetic style each gentleman wants to express.
Thank you. I would be glad to contact Gary White of Buffalo to ask his opinion, but then again I have learned most of what I know from his knowledge and skills as a Master Hatter.
It's 18c and sunny, that's our winter here in Sydney so why not navy seersucker.
Sorry, not sorry.
Suit - P. Johnson Tailors
Shirt - P. Johnson Tailors
Sneakers - Stan Smith (leathers)
Although it's to be quite warm in NYC today, I'm suited up, as I'm having dinner this evening with some of the fellow posters from this very website this evening, and do not wish to shame myself by being underdressed for the occasion.
Suit - Paul Stuart
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
PS - no name brand
Braces - Paul Stuart
Shoes - Florsheim Royal Imperial (Magnanni)
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