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

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

  1. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    Looks like fairly nice weather today/ not ungodly hot for meetings Monday

    Sartorio navy pinstripe suit
    Cipa white shirt
    Attolini gray, navy, white tie
    Bontoni brown shoes
    TF gray frame glasses

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  2. notjustties

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    Stripes & polka dots & plain white linen.

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  3. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    The "sheesh" was for your comment about not liking the jacket, but you tried to deliver a backhanded compliment anyway. It's the way you worded it that bugged me....came off as a snooty "well I personally, debonair and smashing as I am, would never in all the ages wear that monstrosity. However, it looks quite fitting on you." So are you trying to make him feel good or bad about the choice? 'Tis all I'm saying.
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    agree. its a cool bonus to have on a jacket, but with RTW i think it hurts more customers than it helps.
     


  5. FlyingMonkey

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    As you say, it's a bonus - and to extend this further, this is true even with bespoke. I've specifically not had surgeon cuffs on some of the bespoke pieces I've had made. I find that there is actually very little point to them... unless you are actually a surgeon and wear bespoke suits in the operating theatre, which is unlikely these days. It's not like I need them to prove to people that the coats are bespoke - they are made for me, and asuming the pieces are made well - and they are - the fit says that anyway. There are other little details that I have requested that I actually want - like particular kinds of lining and the loop behind the lapel for a boutonniere. This is the joy of bespoke, having clothes that fit you made to your own specifications, not ticking boxes of what people think bespoke is.

    On the other hand, if you use a local alterations tailor to finish the sleeves on unfinished RTW suits - and I really don't have much choice but to use the one alterations tailor in my local town given how far I am from anywhere else - you are much better off asking them to do non-working buttonholes because it's less likely that they will f*ck them up and, if they do, they can still be salvaged.
     


  6. in stitches

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    agree with all that, except that when i am going custom i always ask for surgeons cuffs. because lets get down to real talk, they are cool. :cool:
     


  7. ShawnBC

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    @Sander that is a really nice combo! I love the high-collared herringone (?) shirt couple with that tie! Plus, the pocket square gives a nice color pop!
     


  8. justinkapur

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  9. FlyingMonkey

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    There is one jacket on which I do actually use them. SF is really going to hate me for this, but I bought an unstructured Italian SC for the summer, and the sleeves are maybe an inch too long.They have working buttonholes. I wanted to wear the jacket so, prior to having any alterations done, I undid the first buttonhole and folded the cuff back. Somehow I've got used to the look of this, especially on a very casual summer jacket - it's totally #menswear (which is not normally me) but it works, and I've since found out that altering the sleeves would be very expensive (and my local tailor in any case is not up to it - see my last post), so I'm not sure I want to do that.
     
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  10. in stitches

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    glad to hear you also veer to the dark side on occasion.

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    justin - superb use of blue pants. looks great with that SC. marlows were nice touch too.
     


  11. Ianiceman

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    Looks great but you are in desperate need of a hair style that meets the level of your clothes.
     


  12. ShawnBC

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    ^^ what's wrong with Foxx's hair?
     


  13. Coxsackie

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    And some Botox.

    OK, OK, just kidding folks.
     


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    Wonderfully restrained. I really like this.
     


  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I cracked up because I remember the first time. Glad you stuck it out.
     


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