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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. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    USPS of course. A couple minutes after I posted, they finally released! Great tie and nice fit.
     
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    Agreed. The shirt base seems to be an ecru color which doesn't go well with the yellow dots. I'm not crazy about the tie with the jacket either. I think there's too much blue (which can definitely work sometimes).
     
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  3. Caustic Man

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    True. It's a Clags affectation, which we both forgive him for and admire him for at times.
     
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  4. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    Amazing tie. The pocket squares complements it nicely. Is that an orphaned suit jacket? I think it looks fine either way. I wish the button stance was a lower and the jacket was longer. Good length on the pants.
    Thanks, and thanks. Yes, it is an orphaned suit jacket with a lot of texture. I've been trying to figure out if it works or not. I agree that it would be better longer.
     
  5. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Just to add my .02, AAS has the chops to do unusual things. I don't think the orphaned suit jacket works here, and rarely anywhere for that matter.
     
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    Your tie here is too narrow to my eyes. It knocks things out of balance.
     
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  7. Testudo_Aubreii

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    The ground of Clag's shirt looks white to me. I think Caustic nailed the disharmony: the scale of the shirt check matches the scale of the tie nubs. It's a bit disconcerting, but I think it looks fairly good, like a man who is playing around with a rule whose point he understands. It's very close to being unpleasing, though.

    This is the kind of blue ensemble I can get behind, though the casualness of the jacket fabric does make it a trifle odd, since jacket and tie in the same color is generally a city look. Matching the tie ground to a secondary color in the shirt usually works well, as it does here. And the tie dots and hank colors keep it from being boringly monochrome. I would say that a lot of what Claghorn is doing when he dresses is taking suburban cuts and fabrics and citifying them with his color choices and color combinations.
     
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  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Shirt is green on white.

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    Agreed about the oddity of the tie texture and scale of the checks. I went into it with eyes open and like the look, but agree that it has, well, an odd effect.

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    I rather like this, though I think it is more the reverse. Taking city like combinations and suburbanizing them (to use your lingo; I just think of it as taking city concepts and casualizing it).

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    In general, I only like blue on blue in suits (which this is).
     
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  9. Caustic Man

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    Interesting concept (suburbanization v. citification). I've never lived in a true suburb before moving to the Chicagoland area. San Diego county is a series of small cities (and one large one) and Louisville doesn't have a true suburbs to my mind. All the other places I have lived have been overseas or in weird places like Jacksonville FL which have excessively large city areas land wise. What I'm getting at is that I have noticed a definite designation between city and suburb wear. Before this I would only have made a distinction between city and country (still very reasonable in places like Louisville). City and suburb, to my mind, is a different animal. I'm still not entirely sure on it, but it is fascinating.
     
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    More test drives of new ties: Hober black rough silk. Probably would have gone with white linen PS, but felt like it'd add a bit more chill to the whole look.

    I have to say though I'm not super happy with the cut of the jacket. I think if I could, I would have the buttoning point lower and show more of the tie. I think the tailor had the button exactly at half-way point of the jacket, but because it's DB that makes it look a bit too high I think. Well I guess it's moot now, but might want to think about that for next time. I don't think I'll be commissioning any db jackets for a while though.

    Also, the jacket sleeves look shorter than it is because I just put my FC shirt on and it's still a bit stuff and holding the sleeve up (it's same length as my other jackets, which is possibly a hair short, but not as much as it looks here).
     
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  11. Mr Engineer

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    Do you iron your own trousers. If so what is your technique?

    Your trousers are sharp as a blade[​IMG]
     
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    Green check on white? That would explain why AAS thought cream ground. I wonder what a sky blue check would do to the nub-check scale matching. Somehow I think it'd harmonize better.

    I think it's mainly fabric, cut, and pattern that decide whether a coat is city, suburban, or country. I'm using these categories as they were thought of in the 1930s. Smooth worsted is city, flannel is suburban, tweed is country. Peak lapel is city, notch is suburban or country. Pinstripes are city, checks are suburban or country. A worsted flannel in a light gray POW check is the paradigm of a suburban suit, although cream chalk stripe on a dark brown woolen flannel is a close second, and a seersucker in a navy bar stripe on an ivory ground is up there.. Hercule Poirot loved city clothes; from the 1930s on, the Duke of Windsor loathed them.
     
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    Quite a decent fit, ruined by the photography. Burn that wide-angle lens with fire (or save it for landscape shots), and get a fast 50mm prime lens. Your world will change for the better.

    Yes, it's too high, and that fault is accentuated by the excessive (yeah I know, YMMV, we've been through all this before) waist suppression.

    I think the jacket would be saved by letting out the sides a bit.
     
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    Wednesday: The Brooks Bros tartan tie
     
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    You had the right idea in your head this morning when you dressed. But, in practice this is a failure.

    The orphan suit jacket is a failure. Both as an odd jacket...and more importantly in relation to how it fits you. It doesn't fit you. I think you should get rid of it. It's too short and an alteration on it won't help. I don't like the "french blue" shirt. To me this is a strictly business shirt. Not one I would wear with an odd jacket and trousers. And one in general that I would choose rarely. The tie and ps are ok. The best thing about your fit is your shoes which are a serious improvement over every other pair I have seen from you.

    But I think most importantly your fits give off an unpleasant slovenliness. Perhaps it is the heavy wrinkling of your jacket and trousers which is worsened by the poor fit of the jacket. A well pressed jacket and sharply creased trousers would improve your overall appearance dramatically.
     
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    Thanks! It's a Omega Deville from late 80's and the band is black, but I changed it in the meantime to a dark brown.

    Hehe yeah, kind of. I don't know so far, but as long as I want. I really love it here! No, unfortunately not, but hopefully in the future. :)
     
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  18. Mr. Six

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    It's ~0.5 cm narrower than most of my ties, though blade shape also makes a difference. I think it's within the acceptable range, particularly in light of the shirt collar shape. But I hear you.
     
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  19. Dennis Walter

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    Thnx, @Sander .

    You might, @Coxsackie . But then again: even gods fail sometimes...[​IMG]


    It is - it takes time to recalibrate one´s wardrobe and develop a different sense of taste. Take your time, we all will get there some day...

    Not a fan of the bun, @Braddock - but then again you´re going to be a menswear Ninja / Samurai of sorts, so i guess this is justified. Lovely texture and fit on the jacket.

    Never not loving the combination of blue and orange.Nice one, @Gerry Nelson .
    @DiplomaticTies , it is a lovely jacket for sure, would if i could add this to my closet as well.


    Loving the tie, @Koala-T !

    Generally speaking, i don´t like plaid ties so much, but this one works very well with the suit, @Mr. Six .
     
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    Quick shot of a nice relaxed day (no important meetings!).

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