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

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

  1. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    Looks good IMO Derek. Gray's my fav suit color by a mile- Feels like a blank canvas to me, to which I can add a few brush strokes of color and contrast. And I find that a gray is better than blues for bringing out the texture of the cloth .
    I have those shoes and I've never thought of wearing them with a suit, probably because the Norweger is not really a suit shoe, and the color is to lite. The origin of the Norweger is pretty rustic AFAIK - sewn up from scrap leather by Norwegian fisherman in the off season. I'd wear say the EG Dover or the G&G Hove in a dark color with a suit tho. I think I agree that those shoes, fantastic tho they are, would be better in a more casual fit.













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  2. Isolation

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    How do you find the navy briefcase? I've got one in black and gray tweed, but the navy is reaaally appealing to me, even though I don't really need it per se.
     


  3. Layered Player

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    Many thanks.

    I would agree but I just can't stand the way that collar looks when it's buttoned.
     


  4. gazman70k

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    +1,000 on clarification, gentlemen. :)
     


  5. DerekS

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    you talking to me? ill assume so......i love the navy. Its perfect for work. tad dressier than the tan
     


  6. Isolation

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    Yeah, I'm really tempted to get it. I might get the backpack instead because then at least I have an excuse as it's a differnet function but that'd be a terrible excuse as the whole reason I want the navy is because I think it looks smart enough to go as a briefcase with dressier outfits.
     


  7. An Acute Style

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    Great outfit. The shoes are beautiful. The shoe, sock, and pant combo is outstanding. I love the monochromatic look.
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    The gaz has quite the wrist collection. I has a jello.


    Ok!
     


  9. DerekS

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    man it took me almost a year to finally break down and buy one. I REALLY like the navy...for the exact reason you stated. now I'm trying to figure a reason to buy the tan duffle.
     


  10. YRR92

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    But it doesn't look good unbuttoned, either, all flying away from the shirt like that. I'll wear a BD collar unbuttoned, but it has to be doing its best impression of a "normal" collar for it to work.
     


  11. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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  12. spectre

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    Cleav and Pliny. Supreme examples of how to wear the grey suit with style and elegance.:slayer:
     


  13. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    [​IMG] Cleav roks. Another thing I like about gray is its versatility. Navy's invariably formal with limited application outside law, business and politics, but with the rite acessories a simple gray suit can go places navy will look overdressed
     


  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    What he said....you won't hear that very often.
     


  15. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    I agree that Cleav roks, but I disagree about the grey/navy suit comments. I know you and I don't see eye to eye on many things (even on how to spell grey), but I've always felt that grey suits were much more formal than navy. For me increasing formality goes navy, dark navy, grey, dark grey, black. Formality usually comes down to the cut of the suit for me. I've seen many casual navy suits, but I rarely see casual grey suits. I'd be curious as to what everyone else thinks about this.
     


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