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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. Academic2

    Academic2 Distinguished Member

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    This works for me.

    I think the dislike of “narrow” ties shouldn’t really apply in cases where the geometry of the coat severely limits the amount of shirt that can be seen: jackets with high buttoning-points (double or single breasted), or vested suits. In those cases the trick is achieving a balanced and pleasing proportion between the amount of tie and the amount of shirt that can be seen, not some hypothetical concordance with the lapel width. While I wouldn’t mind just a little more width in this case, I think it’s fine as it is. Imagine the same tie with a 2-button single-breasted jacket with SF’s beloved low buttoning point and wide lapels and, yes, it wouldn’t look as good.

    All the usual acronyms apply: YMMV, IMO, and, um, WTF …

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  2. GMMcL

    GMMcL Distinguished Member

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    Thanx, dood. Just the vibe I was feeling today. (And FWIW, the shirt has a very subtle micro pattern. Shhhh! Don't tell anyone!)

    Tie is Shibumi, and it is, indeed, a beaut! I highly, highly recommend!
     


  3. AJL

    AJL Distinguished Member

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    Copy that GMMcL:
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  4. Academic2

    Academic2 Distinguished Member

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    Ditto. It's the Shantung, right?

    Cheers,

    Ac

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  5. AJL

    AJL Distinguished Member

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    Yep.
     


  6. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Distinguished Member

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    Me agrada más este. Saludos desde México.
    Who makes the suit, Timo?
     


  7. spectre

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    Nice but an open neck cutaway would look sharper.
     


  8. spectre

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    How do I do that..haven't been here for years.
     


  9. spectre

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    Agree. Well put.
     


  10. Academic2

    Academic2 Distinguished Member

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    To spoiler something simply select it in the editor and then click the spoiler button, viz.:



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    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  11. ShawnBC

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    To multiquote, you just have to hit the "multi" button on the lower right corner of each post box for each of the posts you want to quote, and then, click the "quote" button which is immediately next to it. You'll be able to answer to all the posters in the same text box instead of having a single post per answer.
     


  12. in stitches

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    ^^ Spectre. What those guys said. ^^
     


  13. Isolation

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    Hey In Stitches, do you mind telling me what you think is wrong with it? Thanks.
     
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  14. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I realize that you didn't ask me, but here are my qualms

    Subjective:
    - I dislike--but don't hate--skinny lapels. They can work on the right build. But skinny peak lapels just don't work for me. By shape and by tradition, they should be wider, so it's a little bit offputting to see them on something less than 3.5 inches.
    - The blue tie and blue square are matchy matchy, and not in a good way, since they are both basically solids of the same color
    - one button feels more formal than two or three to me. Doesn't jive with this look (though it could work on a jacket that's very clearly not meant to be a suit)

    Less subjective:
    - that's clearly an orphaned suit jacket. Nothing about it suggests that it was meant to be worn separately. Which means to the viewer, it was clearly part of a set. And thus, looks like it's missing something.
    - gray is also one of the harder colors to pull off (though not impossible) as an odd jacket (which that unfortunately isn't).
    - the tie and square are the same color in very different hues, which is a little unpleasant

    Practically objective:
    - the jacket doesn't fit you
     
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  15. Pliny

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