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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.

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  1. OzWino

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    Probably the latter, or a part of a Monty Python sketch about an anarchosyndicalist commune.
     
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    The problem with all your arguments is that they are tedious, and I couldn't be bothered reading them.

    Could you maybe work a steamy sex scene into the next one?
     
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  3. Coxsackie

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    OK, that's actually a bit unfair. It's a reasonable subject for debate. How much should a pocket square, or a tie for that matter, reference the larger blocks around it?

    To be honest I don't think there's any right answer, because there's no consistent way of quantising the elements - colour, texture, pattern, vibrancy etc - in order to construct an algorithm. And ultimately, even if you succeeded, there would still be combinations which fall drastically outside the solutions to that equation, yet work - at least for some observers.

    Again I'm going to reference my own fit from a few months back. Let's ignore for the moment the valid criticism proffered by @sugarbutch regarding the oversaturated shirt and too-light tie, and simply focus on the pocket square.

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    Far from referencing any other element of the outfit, this square acts as a totally in-your-face splash of primary colour. Deliberately so. That's also why I folded it a bit differently from normal. It's a rule-breaker if ever there was one, but personally, I think it works, and I think it "makes" the fit.

    However, others will differ. That's because, ultimately, these are matters of personal taste.

    (I might add that if you get up really close to that tie, the dots are roughly the same colour as the square. But that would confuse the issue, so please ignore that I just wrote that.)
     
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    He sticks the landing! And there's a 10 from the Romanian judge!
     
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    IMNSHO, Koala is excellently dressed here.
     
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    I do love a pale pink shirt on a sunny day. Those with rather pale complexions can benefit as the ice pink is truly excellent at adding a touch of healthy color to the face.
     
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    I adhere to Claghorn's Rule: always wear a tweed suit when sitting on the throne.
     
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    Just my opinion, but there's a distractingly excessive amount of cuff showing. I'd say the shirt sleeve is a touch too long, and the jacket sleeve is touch too short.
     
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    Again, just my two cents, but there's not much about that orphan jacket that is appealing. As a suit, fine. But as a blazer? No.
     
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    Casino Party night in 20 Degree F weather. I refused to wear a coat or black suit so I layered it out.

    Jacket Cashmere Isaia
    Slacks Cashmere Oxford Clothes
    Shirt Zegna
    Vintage cuff links and vest
    Shoes C&J

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    Isn't it time to create WAYWRN part V? Number IV is now crashing all the time as far as I'm concerned
     
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    Since menswear now apparently is comparable to the medical sciences, I'm worried that wearing the wrong hankie might seriously damage my health. Think I'll stick to sweatpants and an old t-shirt featuring 80s metal bands.
     
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    Seems much more a daytime outfit than a nighttime one. Why did choose to refuse the dark suit if I might ask?
     
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    Rebellious!!!
     
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    you did the other attendees a kindness covering most of that tie with a vest (or waistcoat, if you are either British, or just felling smarmy).
     
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    I'll second what others have said, and say that you then need shorter shirt sleeves to go with it. To my eye, actually, the shirt sleeves there are on the long side anyway.

    You mention non-skinny pants not fitting your aesthetic. Do you have an aesthetic statement you're trying to make, or do you just mean you don't like how they look?
     
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    Yesterday, visiting the tailor for followup projects.
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    Tweed and winter whites - in winter.

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    I can see how there is a nuanced difference between the statement and the look, I simply find that the wider leg pants (that I've had tailored to my proportions, etc) have not flattered my figure and simply don't get worn as frequently.

    In response to other comments, I'm realizing that the shirt cuff is too long, I noticed it when I was out the previous night. Perhaps to my advantage, this is a new shirt, so I'm expecting the cuffs to shrink slightly in the near future wash.

    The trousers are navy and are slight shade off from the jacket, I think my lights were simply poorly positioned (pointing at the barrel of my chest only). In any case I appreciate the input, I hope to post more photography as I build my wardrobe.
     

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