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

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

  1. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    I see the irony in me criticizing him for making assumptions when in reality I am assuming the sense in which his post was intended. That said, it felt very accusatory IMO.

    FWIW, I didn't say a word on the other issues and have no personal vendetta against Kira. I'm prepared to eat crow if I indeed took his post in the wrong sense.
     
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  2. luv2breformed

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    It was overcast today so I went with a little darker and more drab palette while still trying to maintain S/S textures and fabrics. The last I tried this jacket I had TOO MUCH contrast. Hopefully this is a bit better. Also, this is my first bingo. As always feedback and criticisms welcome.

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  4. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    Thanks for the feedback! Shirt is blue "university" stripe OCBD. Only 3 colors in various shades brown, blue, green. My standard choice here is light blue OCBD, but I wanted to try for a bingo since I was almost there and a few of the patterns resolve to solid a bit.

    I'll grant that perhaps it's a bit busy, but I thought it resolved enough at a distance that it wasn't too bad. Certainly could be wrong.
     
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    I will say that it looks better in the full-length shots than in the closeups, so in terms of functional use you might be in good shape. Either way, like the all-browns tonality of the jacket/trousers/shoes and the use of the green woven tie.
     
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    I like it. Love the suede shoes and belt. Great tie, shirt and jacket. They go well together. I'm not crazy about the pocket square. I'm not sure what would have been better.
     
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  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Er, what?
     
  8. in stitches

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    braddock, excellent.
     
  9. AJL

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    "Gotta say I'm a bit disappointed by the treatment of Kira in this thread. The piling on was unseemly."







    Cross thread action.
     
  10. YRR92

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    Sorry, but I gotta agree with heldentenor and AAS -- that square has a sort of purplish blue that doesn't layer perfectly with the other blues involved, and there's straight-up yellow in it. It pulls things down a tiny bit on what is otherwise a very nice rig. The socks are interesting, but I'm not 100% on board with them. I say that as somebody who likes a bit of contrast, especially when doing bals with an odd jacket.

    I'm not sure what square would be better -- the green tie with blue dots is a challenging thing to work with, though I think once you solve it, it will be perfect for the jacket. Part of me wonders if this might have been a good time to bend a rule and try white linen with an odd jacket.

    All the "hard points" are good. Tailoring, coordination between the big stuff, things like that are very good, in my estimation.

    thefoxx, I really like that light blue jacket. Again, I think the bolder-styled tailoring really complements the uncompromising silhouette you go for.
     
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    When has he not been?
     
  12. The Noodles

    The Noodles Skid Fu

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    Who's this Braddock guy?
     
  13. luv2breformed

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    Thanks for the feedback. I've always liked this square with this jacket. I thought that the blue matched the overcheck almost perfectly and the yellow/tan picked up on the color of the buttons. Clearly I have been wrong. I have a gray square that I find myself using often when I am unsure. Maybe it would work well here. I will keep trying because I love this jacket.
     
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    Looking at it on a better screen, the blues look better together now -- a very nice match indeed. While you're right that the buttons do match the yellow, that yellow isn't quite present in the top block. I also tend to ignore buttons as part of a color scheme. That's probably why it looks better in the long shot than in the close-up.

    I think if you pulled a little yellow out with the tie (like, a solid shirt and a repp or print with some of that gold/yellow in it), then it could work really well, but to do that without yellow in the cloth of the jacket or in the tie is a little rough for me.

    I'm nursing a minor obsession with yellow socks, which might have worked well here.
     
  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, I understood that you were referring to that, but how does this make him "my boy"?
     

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