Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.
How many users here use a tripod and dSLR?
None of us.
DSLR - no; Tripod - yes, with a Canon G1X.
Hopefully this fit makes up for the train wreck I posted on Tuesday
i think gray trousers with that jacket will be more likely to fail than succeed. also, thats a lot of gray. i think the white pants were the right choice, especially in summer.
i wish i did.
Today, I've tried to choose a fitting PS.
New Friday Challenge is up. Summer Ties!!!
I have a few suggestions, but I'd like to point out they are all minor. I think toning everything down works well here.
1. As is, I would suggest a brick red tie rather than brown. Given the brown of the suit, making the tie brown as well is sort of losing me in a sea of brown. I think a brick red tie remains in the palette by picking up on the overcheck, is still subtle and a "standard" choice, and breaks up the jacket and tie a bit in terms of color. I think the overall effect would be positive.
2. You may reconsider the white spread collar with this suit. Brown jacket or trousers typically looks better with a blue shirt to begin with, but add to the fact that this fabric is so rustic and I think blue would do a lot better. I would prefer a blue ocbd to the white spread collar here, and I don't even really like ocbd with a suit to begin with. If you swapped
3. Given the above (point 2), I would prefer cream silk to white linen for the square.
Cooler than yesterday, but still cotton/linen jacket and pants.
I do not understand why everyone does not post up full fit pix. You can make all the excuses in the world but if I was able to do it then anybody can do it on their phones. I am not too fond of these close up shots with no full fit pix.
You look awesome today. My favorite fit from your thus far
Ideally, everyone should post professional quality full fit pics, but realistically, its not that simple. Id rather a nice top block and bottom block pic, than a crappy, poorly lit, wrongly angled, dirty mirror, full pic.
Also, this topic has been talked to death already. But its slow lately, so what the hell.
Maybe someone should create a tutorial about how to take menswear selfies. Looking at you Noodles.
I nearly did wear a bright red tie, but the only one I had was a knit, which didn't quite work with this suit IMHO. I also tried some repps, but they made the fit too busy overall and I wanted to keep things simple, which is also why I avoided the blue shirt on this occasion.
I have in fact previously worn this suit with a light blue shirt, and it was OK but not stellar. The suit is not really brown; it's red and another colour which is half way between maroon and purple. The brown tie did actually provide some contrast. Maybe not enough, but some.
I don't have a cream silk square.
Helpful tips on taking self portraits on your own:
1. Install an app that has a timer or a speech recognition. My phone has a speech recognition so when I am in the right spot, I say the commands and the camera shoots.
2. Make sure that your phone is standing straight up. When leaning your camera/phone against something, make sure that it is not tilted. If you are having trouble keeping your phone/camera straight up, use the wall or a paper cup (cut out).
3. Position your camera/phone so that it is aiming towards your chest when taking full shots.
4. Sunlight is always better than artificial(?) light. Standing in direct sunlight is not advisable.
This has worked for me. It is a bit of a hassle. My apologies for beating a dead horse. I didn't know that it had been discussed so much.
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