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

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

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    They just hit me the wrong way after I've consumed a few pints of beer. It's not a nightcap, it's like a slapstick to my sleep deprived jaw.

    Edit: To be fair, tonight I stayed away from the peety stuff. I'm writing essays now.

    Write drunk edit sober, right?
     
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  2. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    One could say I'm off kilter.
     
  3. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    aaay

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    Pliny Senior member

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    Quik poll. Which of these for a cold weather SC? I'm liking number 1



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    heldentenor Senior member

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  6. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    cheers! poor pics.. 3 is a dark chocolate ground with navy check IRL

    I'm worried that 1 is a bit too bold, but at least it's bold that'll work into a fit okay
     
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    Isolation Senior member

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    Thanks Pliny, I don't find the comment too harsh at all. I'm happy to admit I'm new to trying to dress well, and certainly direct honest criticisms are often the best.

    I used to really like more monotonous or darker colours, and I'm more comfortable with them I think because my attempts at breaking out of them have often ended up too gaudy. Experience will help I suppose. The blue from the square and tie I thought would help lift it a bit. The shirt is gray with stripes, btw, though I am a bit too partial to white shirts in general. The jacket is an unlined thin fabric with patch pockets.

    I also like the first fabric most.
     
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  8. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    Maybe your brown jacket's okay as an SC then, but the lapels are a problem IMO I have a large-ish head, and from your pic it appears that u may too. Narrow lapels, collars and ties don't do me any favors..

    Thx for your opinion on the cloth [​IMG]. I'm going to get that one.
     
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    I'm thinking #1 looks great as a swatch but may be too overpowering as a jacket, so I'm going to vote for #3.

    But then again I own and really like this jacket which certainly is on the bold side, so YMMV of course.

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    Pliny Senior member

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    fits u perfectly [​IMG]
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm also casting my vote for #3. The blue is too vivid against that muted background. You'll be forced to build around that rather than build with it. It won't be as tough as my most recent windowpane experience, but still something you should keep in mind.
     
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    I'm concerned about this too- It might just work tho with mid-gray flannel trews, solid blue shirts matching the check + a solid darkish ties, no square. Disclosure: I'm getting a jacket in 3, just undecided on the other 2.
     
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    Friedrich Well-Known Member

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    Window shot on a very sunny day.

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  14. The Thin Man

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    In Spectre's defense, the vast majority of the old mostly bespoke-experience members who used to make the forum special expressed massive disdain toward many if not most of the things that Spectre denounces. That they appeared to follow Boyer's method and simply stopped posting shows at least as much dismissiveness to the prevailing standards on here as Spectre, but at least your egos aren't bruised.
     
  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's, as I mentioned earlier, a shift from fit to item coordination (in whatever preference the wearer has). The latter is more accessible, and money is less of a gatekeeping mechanism, so you'll likely have a drop off in overall average quality (yet going back to older WAYWRN's, I'm not sure this is the case, though I possess the newer sensibility). Not because those with the money for bespoke have better taste, but since they are spending so much money and time, they may be more inclined to put more thought into what they wear. And while individuals here still do put a great deal of thought in what they wear and buy, as a group, I don't get that same feeling of thoughtfulness as I do reading the older threads (sorry guys, this is my way of saying you aren't nerdy enough in your discussions of clothing)
     

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