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

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

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  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks! Yeah, the hank could be stuffed in there a bit more.
     
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    Today's fit. Sporting a navy shantung courtesy of @Pingson

    Cuff got caught in sleeve. No hidden body parts today.

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    Man I would love to get me some of that old Reid & Taylor stuff- in a solid, as lite weight as possible, but with that signature R&T hatching - 'drape beautifully, wear like iron, feel like silk'


    That's really nice SB, IMO. Thanks for the comments about the tan suit I'll invest in some tan colored socks. I like the fact that that one is not a very saturated color- which works best for my skin tone.

    I'm thinking of getting another in the wheat or sand Fresco, or even a very lite grey, but having done some research I'm not sure about a brown in that cloth.
    Foo has argued strongly that it's more suitable for city blues and greys.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, and not wanting to labour the point, are you explicitly told not to wear a tie? Or is it just a generally accepted thing? I've never worked anywhere where there has been a dress code (apart from the usual 'don't wear torn jeans on casual Friday' guff).
     
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    Doesn't Apple have an explicit dress code like that?
     
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    Not the retail locations...my genius bar has a playa who wears a Scottish kilt. Others just look more like bums with hipster haircuts.
     
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    I think in corporate they do. As evidenced in guido's transformation some years ago.
     
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    That's who I was thinking of.
     
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    It comes up from several ebay fabric vendors now and again, and not at ridiculous prices either.
     
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    SB & TP, good stuff.
     
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    Unbelievable! Be like Apple soon, tee shirts and shorts only. Remember Phat Guido...he presumably had to ditch all his carefully made suits and expensive shirts and ties when he joined Apple.
    Weird this, on one hand you have an international mens' style push to be better dressed with lots of websites like this very popular and on the other hand you have formal professions moving away from it - and it's compulsory.
    At least being retired I can dress up as much as I like. As a journalist I was always compromised at press conferences etc, surrounded by people in track pants and sneakers.

    Edit: written before I noticed above posts re PG.
     
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  13. Pliny

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    good to know FM. I can imagine a suit cut in R&T but in a modern style would really rok- high gorge, low buttoning, open quarters, flat front
     
  14. sugarbutch

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    Did you see Slewfoot's brown fresco? It looked pretty damned good to me.
     
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    Still cold enough here for tweed and needlecords (which are navy blue, not black).

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    1. I hate dress codes of any type.
    2. That said, you can do great things with a no-tie wardrobe that is not intimidating to the "stereotypical client", and that ranges from what @NOBD does (sorta the Fransboone, #menswear casual thing) to something that is much more sleek and modern without looking like you are going to a zombie-apocalpse survival convention, to something that is more streetwear, to something that is more modern mainstream designer. You can even easily stick to traditional fabrics. And because you don't have to wear a tie, ot frees you up to use more unusual fabrics in more atypical shapes. For example, moleskin, usually reserved in CM for trousers, can be used as that, or be used in a jacket (sports or otherwise), or a shirt jacket.

    Without knowing more about your company of your clients of your dresscode, it's hard to make concrete suggestions. But I wouldn't take this as a capitulation, but life telling you it's time to change things up a bit. BTW, I'd be happy to have a thread about "casualwear that is not going to make your clients think you are in a death metal band". I know that there is a CM casual thread...

    imo, and having a background in both CM and SWD, I think that SWD and casualwear is often harder to do well because of the fluidity. Maybe it's just my mindset, which is vey wild west, but I find that very interesting and exciting.
     
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    Alright, thanks Pliny, will keep it in mind! I feel as though the white shirt sticking out from the black knit wouldn't look so great? Or did you mean just having the black stick out more?
     
  19. sugarbutch

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    So, um, yes? :)
    These are great general suggestions, but I think MF is saying that his company's dress code is a CBD suit, sans tie.
     
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    Getting me excited, Pliny! I have a Formosa in that fabric being made that I hope to have in a few months.
     
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