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

Luigi_M

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@Veremund You are right, but I like to look slightly nonchalant ... maybe because I tend to be too much chalant (does this word actually exist??) at times ...
Anyway, I understand that the line between nonchalant and sloppy may be really thin, so I'd gladly appreciate any advice to get the same result without looking sloppy!
 
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I have been knotting my ties this way since I use a tie.
Any opinion welcome!
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+1 on the Collar stays. or, just a good ironing.

To my eyes, your knot seems too tight. perhaps loosen it a little? asymmetrical knot?
the strictness of the knot, including symmetry in the dimples suggests tension. relax. the combo is good.
it's a very nice tie also. :fonz:
 

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Thank you all for the feedback and advice!
@Thrift Vader ... really interesting observation - psichology applied to menswear. Is it a talent of yours or do you have some specific training?
BTW - the tie is a vintage Versace (vintage means that I bought it new when I was much younger ...)
 

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Thank you all for the feedback and advice!
@Thrift Vader ... really interesting observation - psichology applied to menswear. Is it a talent of yours or do you have some specific training?
BTW - the tie is a vintage Versace (vintage means that I bought it new when I was much younger ...)
Best kind of vintage :)
 

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Donegal suit / linen shirt / wool challis tie / tweed suspenders / wool + silk PS / chukka boots




that slack fit....wow.......like perfect........but arent they tight when u sit?..or after u eat?
 

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@Kilo11 except for the shooz (to say nothing of the socks!) I'd say you nailed a fine attire!

yup...very nice....

I just dont c that outfit sans socks...sorry..........not consistent

you say it was a warm day/...........does no sock attire keep u cool?..lol
 

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@Luigi_M
i am trained.by experience. to walk into any room, and make a friend.
-The psychology of networking and trade.

if my assessment was wrong? i apologize. your clothes seem to drape well. but you put so much care into the tie being perfect. i can't help but wonder what you were thinking about. were you being careful? or thinking about something else? i saw tension.

i'd rather try to understand another's fit. than to judge it against my own ideals.
-after all. helping others grow into their own style is how to make a sale. ;)

looking forward to more Italian self expression. :)
 

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@Thrift Vader no, you were largely correct: that's what made me curious about your skills!
Now, knowing that there's a guy reading my knots, it will be difficult for me to post again without any tension :eek: ...
Have a nice week end! :cheers:
 

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I disagree, a collar should never be stiff, looks much better when draped and rolled around the tie imho.

@Luigi_M You could go for a center dimple instead, but it's not a big deal really. still a nice knot.
Agreed. The first thing I do with every new shirt I get is to take out the collar stays and bin them.
 

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I disagree, a collar should never be stiff, looks much better when draped and rolled around the tie imho.

@Luigi_M You could go for a center dimple instead, but it's not a big deal really. still a nice knot.
never ever ever?.....lol .......... maybe not STIFF but some structure can look good in some cases even if u dont think so

and some stays are not stiff...they give and r flexible. So it depends on the look and the outfit and your goals.

a drape and a roll can vary with its softness/stiffness
 

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Had an interview today so had to go CBD. And I think I adjusted my pants and caught the bottom of my tie.

Suit: Orazio
Shirt: Kamakura
Tie: Shibumi
PS: Berg&Berg
Shoes: AE

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never ever ever?.....lol .......... maybe not STIFF but some structure can look good in some cases even if u dont think so

and some stays are not stiff...they give and r flexible. So it depends on the look and the outfit and your goals.

a drape and a roll can vary with its softness/stiffness
The only shirt collar that looks better stiff is a starched wing collar for white tie IMHO, and you don't use collar stays for those. It's not really a thing that can be debated anyway, since it's entirely dependent on personal taste.
 

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