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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. EliodA

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    I also prefer full length pics so one gets a good idea of the fit unlike the pajamas bottom suit jacket up pics that is popular here.

    WRT Oxxfords. Some of the best suits I have tried on in stores are Oxxfords 1220 and Type A. Fantastic suits IMO. Some pics in the link

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/105041/oxxford-clothes-spring-look
     


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    To be clear here, I meant "perfect" in the sense of "super/awesome/fantastic", not necessarily the actual meaning of the word.
     
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    And, for me in the sense of it being hard to imagine a better example of the type of fit / that combination of elements.
     


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    These photos aren't very good, but they are the best I have from the weddings attended the last two weekends. First was formal, which meant a lot of poorly fitting tuxedos and quite the array of inappropriate shoddings, including a pair of Gucci bit loafers by the best man! I will admit that my own tux is a two button notch from pre-SF days. I remain vigilant to finding a replacement.
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    Second wedding was much more informal.
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    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    grey suits are indeed boring.



    I think if i had anymore taper to the jacket it would be uncomfortable. As for the pants, theyre 8.25', a little wider than my typical preference of 8, but I also passed on cuffs. still plenty of fabric, but i have an isaia suit in a very similar grey with cuffs.

    I agree 100% with the shoes.
     


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    Okay, you're the one wearing it! :)
     


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    Grey suits are the foundation of a wardrobe but Oxxford grey suits are irrevocably dull and lifeless. They have no redeeming features apart from the quality of the workmanship. They look like the uniform of Washington's bureaucracy.
    If you want a grey suit off the rack try Caruso or Corneliani or if you want an overpriced one try Attolini or Kiton.
     


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    What exactly do people find boring about that suit? I wasn't aware that a plain grey, single breasted, notch lapel suit could be particularly exciting.

    Personally, I really like it. Then again, perhaps I'm just a fan of boring suits.
     


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    That moment when @spectre calls a grey suit boring.

    They're boxy-ish american suits. So it goes.
     


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    VERY boxy. this had extensive surgery done to give it substantially more shape than before. I have another oxxford that I haven't had anything done to yet....holy god is it awful. but the craftsmanship and fabric is really great.
     


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    Yeah. I have a cashmere SC by them and it's gorgeous. I rarely wear it because it's just not flattering.

    Then again, variety is the spice of life and if you have another suit like this that has more shape to it then all the power to you for getting a similar one in a different cut to mix it up.

    And Don C, the oxxford cut works way better for your body type than it does for say nick pollicas. The fabric and construction are beautiful, but they're just built for fuller bodied people. Ain't nothin' wrong with that.
     


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    this is why i didn't mind getting it. Its quite a different cut than my charcoal grey isaia so its nice to have a bit of variety.
     


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    I have a cashmere SC from their 1220 line I believe and its slimmer than their other lines.. higher armholes and shorter jacket..I still had to get some work done too it and at this point I only wear it with jeans..but honestly Derek it looks good..like you said there is nothing wrong with variety..
     


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