Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, May 21, 2014.
This one is tattersall, not gingham.
nice job with 2 undone sleeve buttons on one sleeve, and none on the other.
top is really not gingham, but either way, i like both of those fits.
DC - like all but the shoes.
That shoes are very polarizing: Either you love them or you hate them
Das ist knallhart. Ich liebe es!
I love this!
One of my favourites from DC.
Love that suit man. Deets?
Vox also rocking gingham and suit today. First time seeing it with a bow tie. Not feeling his square though.
@jungleroller focus on the shirt and suit
Exactly what I meant. I'll post a couple of pics in a few days - some may like, others not - of this combo (with the dreaded white shirt) when I get hold of my camera. Another outfit I often wear is a grey houndstooth jacked, charcoal pants and a black cashmere polo, an item you couldn't possibly wear with navy pants.
Anyway, people's preferences and reasoning for them are always interesting.
My plan was to wear plaid jackets and knit ties everyday this week. I dropped the ball with the jacket yesterday, but decided to finish the week strong nonetheless. The colors are decidedly fall, but I really liked the color combo. Especially the shoe, sock, pants. Also, I thrifted three neat print pocket squares this month. I wore them all this week.
You don't need 20 Watusi beads and an exploding pocket square. Eliminate those and this would be a super outfit.
Interesting. You don't need to spend a fortune to look well dressed enough to outdo most, if you select carefully. I have worn polos and tees and cotton sweat pants (for inside lounging) for years...they just refuse to wear out. Their cashmere wasn't bad about 15 years ago but it's crap now.
If you picked carefully from LE and had a good tailor you could put together some nice looks I believe, even suits, etc. Not shoes though please. Good for those starting out with fiscal priorities lying elsewhere.
The nice thing about greys are that they are neutral whereas navy adds another color to the mix which requires a bit of extra thought. Navy pants also should not be worsted, I think, else there's also the orphan look of them. That said, I always felt that this was a nice fit:
Clearly, charcoal would work here as well (though change the shoes; and I would have liked slightly darker shoes here). But given that the jacket is already neutral, the navy strikes me as adding to the fit. Over the course of a week, mixing it up on the bottom half with pants (i.e. not always gray) is a good way to go.
Bad argument. You wouldn't wear a dinner jacket while mowing the lawn because it is not designed for that activity and would be impractical (the same reason you wouldn't wear flip-flops while playing basketball). The same analogy cannot apply to white or blue shirts as neither is more or less practical for an activity; the only way they differ is in colour.
False! I merely tolerate them.
This is nicely done, AAS. You should enter this in the You At Your You-est Friday challenge this week.
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