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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. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Extra thumb for use of the word 'heffalump'.

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  2. Roycru

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    Thank you. Do I get any more extra thumbs for recently reading "The Red House Mystery"?
     
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  3. Andy57

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    I just started reading Goldeneye Where James Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica, and in that spirit I was moved to emulate the literary Bond. Fleming often dressed his character in "a navy blue tropical worsted suit, white shirt, and black knit tie". Bond probably would not have worn navy blue shoes, though.

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    Suit: Steed
    Shirt: Proper Cloth
    Tie: Charvet
    Square: Simonnot-Godard
    Shoes: Crockett & Jones
    Cufflinks: New & Lingwood



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  4. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Andy, I could have done with different links (they play as a bit costume-y to me), but everything else is flawless [​IMG]
     
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  5. StanleyVanBuren

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    If we're going to nitpick, Fleming Bond would wear black slip on shoes (ok, fine), short sleeve dress shirt (not recommended), and would probably have a neater fold to the pocket square if he had one (definitely recommended).

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  6. An Acute Style

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    Earlier this month. Pinky. Linen, linen/cotton and cotton.

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  7. Andy57

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    Yeah, I should have acknowledged the links were not canonical. But I only recently acquired them and I like them. So I wore 'em.

    I should have said said Bond would have worn black shoes instead of saying he wouldn't wear blue ones. That would have been clearer. In some instances, Fleming does call out short sleeved shirts, but certainly not in all instances. He also has Bond wearing nylon shirts in some books and that ain't gonna happen for me. Bond might have used a TV fold, which I also won't do. But he may not have. I don't recall an instance where Fleming describes a pocket square. Neater fold?

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  8. Brovsko

    Brovsko Well-Known Member

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    very nice. where is the sports jacket from?
     
  9. An Acute Style

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    Via di Medici. I picked it up at Daffy's, a discount retailer in the US. I've searched but have found an additional piece by the brand.
     
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    Alas, poor Daffy's - I knew it, Horatio, a discounter of infinitely low prices, though only occasional bargains.
     
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  11. An Acute Style

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    I like the color scheme here. Pretty classic. That watch is too big. The shoulders are too wide. The sleeve follows your arm until it gets to the top of the shoulder and then goes vertical for a bit. Not a good look. The pants legs need to be hemmed properly. Cuffing them under is not a good look. What are you using to take your pictures? The quality of the photos makes it hard to give advice sometimes. For example, I want to say that the jacket has a nice sized lapel. Wide, but not too wide. I can't be 100% sure because of the quality of the picture.
     
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  12. Brovsko

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    I was going to say, it looks like something you would see from Boggi or Boglioli. Very Italian styling. Interesting find at Daffy's.
     
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    That's about right. It is made in Italy. Daffy's sold a good amount of discount retail from Europe.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    He also wore sandals with suits when in Jamaica
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Bruh.

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    This is not good.

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    Hello sir,

    Thank you for the advice once again. So no-go on the watch, OK. Didn't realise the shoulders were big, so thanks for the observation as well. I'll get the trousers hemmed next time I head to my tailor. I use my laptop's webcam. I am still a student, so unfortunately I don't have access to a better camera and my cell is no good as well. The lapels on this blazer is around 4' last I measured it. Light in my room is not the best. In regards to the colour scheme, I'm glad you like it! I'm trying to do more classic pairings just to be on the safe side as well. Thank you for taking time to give advice.

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    Hal
     
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    Details on the cloth used for the suiting, good sir?
     
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    Cool. I spend a fair amount of time in eastern Finland. In my experience Joensuu is a sartorial wasteland.
     
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    The suit is SuSu with a blend of wool silk and linen from E. Thomas cloth
     
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