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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.

  1. upr_crust

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  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    WAYWRN and WAYRRN

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    Really appreciate the compliment and the critique! The suit was an eBay grab and made me a little nervous at first, the shoulders are a bit aggressively extended/structured and the trousers are very full-cut. Plus it was much more taupe than I expected, the pictures online looked like a cooler grey rather than the warm tan-grey it really is. I love the overall effect though, rapidly becoming a favorite.

    You're right about the socks, sadly they were my only pair that were both a) light grey and b) clean. :)

    Is the objection to the shoes the brogueing or that they're oxblood rather than dark brown/black? (Or both?) If it's primarily the color, I worry a little about a suit this light with shoes that dark. I suspect that's partially a generational thing; I'm a member of the Walnut Strands cohort. I've had several other posters urge darker shoes with my Prince of Wales suit, which is similarly in the light-grey register, which suggests that I'm systematically going too light. I'll try brown or black captoes next time I pull either out and see how it goes!
     


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    IMG_4370.JPG Relegated to selfies for a while. Business travel! Amazingly hot out there. Getting lots of Panama hat usage this week.
    Suit: Eidos
    Tie: Kiton
    Shirt: Emmanuel Berg
     


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    At Henley Regatta a couple weeks ago. Lunettes Kollektion, Steed, Barba, Chipp, RLPL, Gucci.
     


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    The silhouette of the jacket is fine. It is my experience that double-breasted jackets need a bit more shoulder extension than do comparable styles of single-breasted jackets, and it fits you very well. As for the trousers, you can work with an alterations tailor to lessen the fullness of cut, though, were it me, I would err on the side of caution insofar as tapering the legs (seat and thigh adjustments can be done as needed), as too aggressive tapering of the trousers may put the look of the suit with the jacket out of balance, and will affect the drape/break with the shoes.

    As for your choice of shoes, it's the brogueing, not the color to which I object. A cap toe in oxblood/merlot, etc. would be fine, IMHO, especially, as you say, the suit's color leans closer to brown than grey on the taupe spectrum. I would have to see what walnut Strands would look like with the suit in order to have an informed opinion on the look, but, the worst thing that would happen would be that it wouldn't look good - hardly a permanent problem. Experimentation is often the only way that we learn, from our mistakes as well as our successes.
     


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    Commentary much appreciated!
     


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    It´s been a while. First post since the forum has a new layout. Summer outfit with a cotton suit and a linen shirt.

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    It's hot out there. Triple linen. Pants are olive.

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    That's one hell of a memoir--I have yet to take it off my syllabus.
     


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    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Modern US History?

    Between Dispatches, The Things They Carried, Rumor of War, and In Pharoah's Army, Rumor of War is my favorite. I think In Pharoah's Army is probably second.

    All four are excellent though.
     


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    Take better pictures. It's hard to really evaluate anything based on those...except for the jacket sleeves being too long.
     


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    And maybe hem the trousers.
     


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