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

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

  1. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    This is true. Nobody has ever accused u of pattern disease (solidophobia?) Stitchy have they?

    IIRC u got quite a caning in Whnay's a couple of years ago for posting fits that Spectre would probably have liked quite a bit....

    Also IIRC the most recent multi-pattern trend in this thread (I can't speak for pre-2009) stems back to the 'Fooniversity' era in Whnay's: that was all about complex dynamics of contrast, palette, saturation and texture; tone balancing and using a broad spectrum of colors and contrasting pattern densities, which was all rooted in [​IMG]'s love of 2 things: difficulty, and Neapolitan flair.

    There were multi-pattern posters before that, like Spoo and Gnatty and Sterlling Gilette and OD/OT and Crusty of course but I don't recall it being a 'thing' to post multi-patterns for their own sakes.

    Is the pendulum about to swing the other way?? The Irony is that the guy who set all that madness off was also known for his errr...... bedside manner.







    Apropos above, I wonder whether Foo would have said something along the lines of :
    'Nobody on the street is going to think you look bad, but no man who is well-dressed will mistake you for one of his own either.'

    I like it and I would wear it FWIW [​IMG]
     


  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My favorite fits of my own are almost always 3 or 2 pattern, with an occasional all solid. Of my own, I like 4 and 1 pattern fits the least. 4 is too much, and it's only incidental when I wear it, and one pattern feels unbalanced somehow, though I guess it really depends on context (a suit, I think, lends itself more to the single pattern approach) or on the item (a patterned jacket with all solids, though I'd say you'd be better off without a square than wearing a solid square. a patterned square is probably also alright in an all solid look)
     


  3. Contango

    Contango Senior member

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    Nice, what's the tie?
     


  4. arnathor

    arnathor Senior member

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    Was at a little cigar shop's second anniversary, I think my ray bans are too small for my big Dutch nose. But I am sure that isn't the only critiques that could be made, so please let me have it.

    Suit- H&M linen
    Shirt - CT
    Bow - SuitSupply
    PS - Hamilton Jockey Club
    Shoes - Walk Over


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    JHT652 Senior member

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    Pal Zileri linen blazer
    Zegna linen tie
    Gallieni PS
    M&S shirt
     


  6. Layered Player

    Layered Player Senior member

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    My middle school era was the ish. Fact.

    I killed em in Sunday School.

    My old man was the preacher though so I kind of had an unfair advantage.
     


  7. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Blue windowpane patterns in jackets with blue shirts looks somewhat contrived. I prefer windowpane patterns based on more earthy colors. Something like this:

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    A blue shirt will complement the jacket above nicely and you can also wear a blue based tie in that combo in addition to others making it way more versatile.

    And for picking #2, I'm expecting a Castangia jacket in a similar fabric so an obvious bias is there.
     
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  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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  9. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    I think this is rather dapper looking.
     


  10. Beginneling83

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    Corneliani/Omega/Fay/Maffeis
     


  12. DonCologne

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    Had a chance to don them yesterday. Sorry about the lighting on the first pic.

    RLPL
    Charvet
    TF Tie & PS
    JL
     


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    spectre Senior member

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    I quite like the look, but I'm not a fan of those washed out Boglioli type cotton jackets and the last sleeve button looks way to close to the cuff.
     


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    Mid day meeting. First pic is me clasping my hands together in frustration, saying "why can't I get this god damn iPhone self timer to shoot properly?" :)

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