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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. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Any time. :)


    I think we all know that is the real answer.
     
  2. Oneflewover

    Oneflewover Well-Known Member

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    Some things go without saying!
     
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  3. Holdfast

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    Spectre: Funnily enough, that was the original plan but then I ended up booking enough stuff in for work that I figured I might as well wear a tie. I don't normally wear ties with BD shirts but a knit seemed OK. But yeah, that's why the shoes & tie are a bit mismatched. Anyway...
     
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  4. SamF

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    Part of the break thing could be solved by having a wider trouser hem? I mean it seems obvious when I think about it, but it struck me the other day when looking at a picture of my Grandad on his wedding day (early 1950's). He's in suit where the trousers are wide by today's standards, and they have no/very little break in them, but still look long enough that he's not in danger of the high water problem, simply because the trousers are wider and thus sit lower on the instep.

    This is one of the reasons I want to find some more traditionally cut suit trousers, so I can try and nail a fairly wide leg opening with no/little break while also minimising the display of sock (also because I have big feet so narrow leg openings emphasise that), but I fear that my chicken legs may make the pursuit of wider leg openings difficult.
     
  5. Academic2

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    Some people find that a "military hem" on the trousers helps things a bit.

    It's been my standard for awhile now.

    Cheers,

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    I like a soft shoulder. It's hereditary- I have a pic of my GGrandfather in 1870 wearing a suit with the same soft sloping shoulder. [​IMG] (Apart from the very high buttoning point and low gorge it's not that different from the one I'm wearing in my pic)
     
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    Welcome back, Timo! [​IMG]
     
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  9. Cleav

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    I'd like to be associated with the words of the last speaker :nodding:
     
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    Well, and Stichy will hate me for pointing this out, but in all honesty that is exactly what ordinary braces do - keep your trousers in the same spot all day. I nowadays go crazy the few times I wear trousers with a belt as the trousers keep shifting all over the place during the course of a day, absolutely hate it. That never happens with braces, just sayin'....
     
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  11. DonCologne

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    This is the hottest day of the week, so I decide to wear a linen trousers and an old cotton sports coat.

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    I logged on today and realized that this post had managed to become my first ever 20+ thumbs fit. Wow! I really appreciate it everyone. Cheers! [​IMG]
     
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  13. Layered Player

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    Mine as well since my AF time.

    Our TI in Basic was the one who tipped me to it as it was just one option and not the "go to" for the base tailors.

    They were churning through about 10-15 classes of about 50 recruits (2-5 pr trousers ea.) every 6-8 weeks so they did what was easiest and quickest, a straight hem unless otherwise requested.
     
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    Shirt is pale blue.

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    Dark-ish tone...

    *Trousers are charcoal

    The whole outfit is TF.

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    DC love that, give me one proviso though? As I said previously please, generally, taper the pents? You'll not look back, honest! :nodding:
     
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  17. notjustties

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    My entry for the German styleforum 4 pattern challenge.

    Burberry
    Luxire
    Vintage tie
    Ralph Lauren Black Label
    Berg & Berg
    Prime Shoes

    The Luxire shirt is the fourth and last shirt of my recent order. It’s my favorite of all the shirts yet. The rather strong oxford fabric of the shirt just gives the perfect collar roll.
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  18. DonCologne

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    That´s a linen trousers, which I use for high temperatures and so it´s usefull when there is enough air between the legs and the trousers. So I see no need to taper this trousers.
     
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    DC, I said 'generally' please consider tapering your pants. We have talked about this before, you will recall.

    I appreciate you were wearing linen there, though I respectfully suggest you consider tapering the majority of your pants. The difference will work :nodding:
     
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  20. Monkeyface

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    I'm not a big fan of that tie, but that would've been a nice outfit if you were wearing the matching pants. Wearing an orphaned suit jacket rarely looks good, especially not with odd charcoal pants. Odd charcoal trousers are never a good idea anyways.
     
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