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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    I agree with stitchy. It's the cut as a whole. The sleeves don't have much life/shape to them it comically makes your arms look like they're in tubes.
     
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  3. FlyingMonkey

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    Thank-you for the feedback. I think that although the cut could certainly be better, as @ridethecliche says, it's the sleeves that are giving the false impression of overall volume - you can see from the sitting down picture, where you can't really get a feeling for the sleeves, that the jacket fits perfectly across the shoulders and doesn't have excessive volume in the chest. But having sleeve diameter altered is really difficult for any tailor - to quote an old post on SF on the subject:

    "You need a tailor that you trust, and you need to know the limits of the garment. To get the best effect [...] you need the armholes opened and re-closed, and thus you need the sides taken in approximately the same amount as the sleeves."

    In other words, it's no simple operation and you really have to have the body of the jacket altered to the same degree, which wouldn't really work at all for this one - and in any case, I don't have a local tailor I can trust to do this kind of work. With RTW, with a few occasional exceptions, this is generally and unfortunately as good as it gets with classically-styled jackets when you're my height and build (5' 5", slim but barrel-chested - my dad was a boxer and I have that kind of upper body, but I'm a cyclist, runner and triathlete so I have relatively thin arms), which is why I'm slowly having more things made for me these days as I can afford them. If I go for contemporary-styled jackets, with slimmer arms, they tend to be too narrow in the shoulders and/or upper body - and in any case the sleeves are frequently absurdly slim. So, for now, I'm just going to have to put up with the monster sleeves on this one which, luckily, I've totally got away with IRL... phew!
     
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  4. DonCologne

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    The summer in germany makes still a break and so I decide to wear this lightweight flanell suit

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  5. notjustties

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    Thanks, I'm still learning. What kind of PS would you have chosen?
     
  6. Pingson

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    I don't think it's too bad, maybe on the cute side but colourwise it kind of works with the tie. Complementary colours is a good place to start, so something with red in it would probably work (you PS have pink so it's close)

    Pairing tie and PS is an art, not a science despite what some people say. At least I haven't found a fool proof theory yet. When in doubt go with a plain white (or, gasp!), without one.
     
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    I go often with a orange with green PS for green ties:

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    Well orange is a shade of red.....
     
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    nvm
     
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    ^^ always been a fan of blue and brown gingham!
     
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    That's a pretty intense SC, sb. I wonder if there's too much contrast with tie, which is causing it to pop even more? Also, while it looks like a lovely tie, beautifully knotted maybe a bit too formal for jacket? Lower contrast with a little more texture is what I'm thinking, tie-wise.

    Trying to picture what a medium brown knit or grenadine would look like here.
     
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    Unlike Noodles I rolled with CBD on a lovely DC day:

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  15. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Quote:Originally Posted by jssdc [​IMG]

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    I have that Bigi tie and your picture shows exactly where I won't be keeping it. That thing ties a terrible knot. Nothing against you of course, you are looking good. Just disappointed in the tie.
     
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